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Representing Nature’s Machine
David Bindman   Frederic Ogee   Peter Wagner  

$45.95 Paperback
Release Date: 9/1/2001
ISBN: 9780719059193    

304 Pages

Canadian rights only
Distributed for Manchester University Press


About the Book

This book provides a fresh and challenging perspective on the work of the great British painter and printmaker William Hogarth. By focusing on his most famous works, such as The Harlot’s Progress and The Rake’s Progress, this collection of essays applies new studies of science and philosophy from the period to give a more accurate sense of the meanings in Hogarth’s art. Many of the most famous scholars of Hogarth and the eighteenth century have made new contributions to the subject, and the volume, edited by scholars from Britain, France and Germany, is notable for its international outlook. The book consists of twelve essays which examine the problem of the nature of Hogarth’s realism, which recent research has shown relates to a wide range of shifts in the period, and towards a greater concern with observation and representation. While giving full value to the humour and wit in Hogarth’s work, the book also reveals Hogarth as a profoundly thoughtful painter.

About the Author(s)

David Bindman is Professor Art History at University College London.

Frédéric Ogée is Professor of English Literature at Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot.

Peter Wagner is Professor English at University Koblenz-Landau.

Table of Contents

Preface - David Bindman
1. From text to image: William Hogarth and the emergence of a visual culture in eighteenth-century England - Frédéric Ogée
2. Hogarthian frames: The new eighteenth-century aesthetics - Peter Wagner Part One: Hogarth’s empiricism
3. Matters of fact: Virtual witnessing and the public in Hogarth’s narratives - John Bender
4. Je-sais-quoi: William Hogarth and the representation of the forms of life - Frédéric Ogée
5. Hogarth’s ‘Living Machines of Nature’ and the theorisation of aesthetics - Michel Baridon
6. Representations of time in Hogarth’s paintings and engravings - Peter Wagner

Part Two: Oberserving modern life
7. William Hogarth’s enraged musician and the cries of London - Sean Shesgreen
8. The view across the City: William Hogarth and the visual culture of eighteenth-century London - Mark Hallett
9. ‘This Truly Natural and Faithful Painter’: Hogarth’s depiction of modern life - Diana Donald Part Three: Hogarth and Christian typology
10. Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode: The dialectic between precision and ambiguity - Werner Busch
11. The excessive Jew in A Harlot’s Progress - David Solkin
12. Some thoughts on Hogarth’s Jew: Issues in current scholarship - Ronald Paulson
List of works cited
List of illustrations


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