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Italian Culture in Northern Europe in the Eighteenth Century

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Shearer West, Leslie Griffin Hennessey, Nigel Llewellyn, John Eglin, Don Neville, John Rosselli, Robert Kenny, Neil Kent
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521187428

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  • This is the first multi-disciplinary study of the dissemination of Italian culture in northern Europe during the "long eighteenth century" (1689-1815). The book covers a diverse range of important artists such as Amigoni, Canaletto and Rosalba Carriera, as well as opera singers, commedia dell'arte performers and librettists who left Italy to seek work beyond the Alps. It also considers key themes such as social networks, the relationships between court and market cultures, the importance of religion and politics to the reception of culture, and the evolution of taste.

    • A multi-disciplinary, illustrated volume covering a broad panorama of painters, actors and musicians who travelled north from Italy in the eighteenth century
    • Makes a contribution to the history of taste and culture, and to court studies
    • Assembles an exceptionally strong team of scholars from Britain and the USA
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    "..this is a learned, insightful, and challenging book, highly recommended to all scholars and graduate students interested in the diplomacy of the ancien régime." The International History Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521187428
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: visual culture, performance culture and the Italian diaspora in the long eighteenth century Shearer West
    2. Friends serving itinerant muses: Jacopo Amigoni and Farinelli in Europe Leslie Griffin Hennessey
    3. Gender and internationalism: the case of Rosalba Carriera Shearer West
    4. '[T]hose loose and immodest pieces …': Italian art and the British point of view Nigel Llewellyn
    5. Venice on the Thames: Venetian vedutisti and the London view in the eighteenth century John Eglin
    6. Xenophobia and xenomania: Italians and the English Royal Academy Shearer West
    7. Metastasio and the image of majesty in the Austro-Italian baroque Don Neville
    8. Italian opera singers on a European market John Rosselli
    9. The Théâtre Italien in France Robert Kenny
    10. Gustaf III and Italian culture Neil Kent.

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    Shearer West, University of Birmingham


    Shearer West, Leslie Griffin Hennessey, Nigel Llewellyn, John Eglin, Don Neville, John Rosselli, Robert Kenny, Neil Kent

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