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RSS FeedsThames & Hudson publishes `Misère: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century` by Linda Nochlin
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17 april 2018 02:49:04

 
Thames & Hudson publishes `Misère: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century` by Linda Nochlin
(Artdaily.org)
 




In this major book, Linda Nochlin brings a lifetime’s reflection and analysis to bear on a topic of enduring fascination, and presents the reader with new material, new ideas and new ways of looking, offering a refreshing perspective on an emotive subject mapped out in the literary canon by the likes of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. The coming of the Industrial Revolution in the early nineteenth century witnessed the unprecedented changes in society: rapid economic growth and urbanization went hand-in-hand with appalling working conditions, displacement, squalor and destitution for those at the bottom of the social scale. These new circumstances presented a challenge to contemporary image-makers, who wished to capture the effects of hunger, poverty and alienation in Britain, Ireland
 
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