Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 February 2013

192 Pages | Color plate section & numerous b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199662975

Bookseller Code (06)

The Nation Made Real

Art and National Identity in Western Europe, 1600-1850

Anthony D. Smith

  • Presents an original comparative analysis of the rise of 'national art' in eighteenth-century Britain and France
  • Offers a comparative analysis of Britain and France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • Examines British and French visual culture and its relation to their emerging national identites and politics
  • Analyses the didactic, evocative, and commemorative modes employed by key artists like David, Ingres, Turner, and Constable to create memorable national images
  • Includes a colour plate section