The Idea of Italy: Photography and the British Imagination, 1840-1900 (Hardcover)

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The Idea of Italy: Photography and the British Imagination, 1840-1900 By Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Editor), Scott Wilcox (Editor) Cover Image
By Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Editor), Scott Wilcox (Editor)


A unique portrait of nineteenth-century Italy as seen through the eyes of the first generation of British photographers

This book examines the ways in which the new medium of photography influenced the British experience, appreciation, and perception of Italy in the nineteenth century. Setting photography within a long history of image making—beginning with the eighteenth-century Grand Tour and transformed by the inventions of William Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre—this beautifully illustrated book features many previously unpublished images alongside the work of well-known photographers. The sixteen essays in this volume explore photography as a vehicle for visual translation and cultural exchange.

About the Author

Maria Antonella Pelizzari is professor of art history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Scott Wilcox is the former deputy director for collections at the Yale Center for British Art.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300263831
ISBN-10: 030026383X
Publisher: YC British Art
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English