The Augustan ageOther(s) author(s) : Ford, Boris, [editore]Language : EnglishCambridge : Cambridge University, 1991373 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 26 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeSeries : The Cambridge guide to the arts in Britain (Cambridge University)ISBN : 0-521-30978-6.
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"The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain" is an historical account of all major arts, from prehistory to the present day, in nine illustrated volumes. Unlike most histories of the separate arts, this Guide reveals the ebb and flow of artistic creation from one age to the next: why one age found its major cultural expression in music and theatre, for instance, and the next in architecture or the decorative arts. Above all, these volumes emphasise the distinctively British character and quality of the arts.
In each volume separate chapters are devoted to the significant arts of the period, e.g. literature, music, the visual arts, crafts, and architecture. A key section is the opening survey of the social and cultural scene, which describes and analyses major artistic achievements and lines of strength. Additional chapters look in detail at a typical town and house which may be taken as cultural microcosms of the period.
The books are intended for general readers and specialists, and for everyone interested in exploring how the arts relate to each other and to the culture of the age. Contributors have taken care to avoid technical terms and to characterise the special nature of their art and the artists they describe. Each volume concludes with a substantial section of further reading.