Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649

Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649

by David Howarth


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In a survey which ranges widely from the building of Henry VII's palaces to the proposed monument to Charles I by Wren, David Howarth examines aspects of the visual arts in the English Renaissance to consider what they meant for those who commissioned them and those at whom they were directed. A variety of artefacts are considered for what they can tell us of the values of the court in early modern England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333519141
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 04/07/1997
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Howarth is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist in seventeenth-century culture. He has published extensively on the early Stuart court and has a special interest in patronage and the social history of art.

Table of Contents

Royal Building.- Royal Portraiture.- Royal Portraiture.- The Tomb Collecting Patronage.- Church Architecture.- Tudor and Stuart Writer.

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The book is to be applauded on many levels: it is well written, often fascinating, and illuminating.' – Tatiana C. String, Reformation

'This volume is a welcome addition to the classroom for use by undergraduates and graduates, and provides food for thought for their teachers.' – Linda Levy Peck, George Washington University

'Throughout there are sharp observations, memorable descriptions of portraits, interesting insights, contentious suggestions, and plenty of apt illustrations.' – Kenneth Fincham, Parliamentary History

'Howarth's book provides an abundance of useful insights and information that makes it the best survey currently available.' – R. Malcolm Smuts, Albion

'An invaluable book ... a powerful reading of paintings and sculpture as texts of power in early modern England.' – Professor Kevin Sharpe, University of Southampton

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