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The urban prospect

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter one begins with an account of the popular fascination with the changing form and appearance of urban Britain at the end of the eighteenth century before analysing the impact of this ... More


Beauty Among the Ruins: The Painful Picturesque and Sentimental Sublime in Wes Anderson’s Aesthetics

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elucidates fundamental principles of Romantic aesthetics—the concepts of the sublime, the beautiful and the picturesque—as they relate to Wes Anderson’s films The Royal Tenenbaums and ... More


The Garden as a Refuge

Minna Törmä

in Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a brief look at Sirén’s garden photography. His garden research was not published until late 1940s. But since the photographs he used for his publication Gardens of China (1949) ... More


Introduction: Landscape and Subjectivity—Imagining England at the End of the Twentieth Century

David Anderson

in Landscape and Subjectivity in the Work of Patrick Keiller, W.G. Sebald, and Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198847199
eISBN:
9780191882104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847199.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction commences with a ‘detour’ into the history of landscape art and the picturesque, suggesting ways that this mode pre-empted what may seem like more modern ideas about the interference ... More


Crosses, Circles, and Madness: Iain Sinclair’s Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital, and Edge of the Orison

David Anderson

in Landscape and Subjectivity in the Work of Patrick Keiller, W.G. Sebald, and Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198847199
eISBN:
9780191882104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847199.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Sinclair’s creative misreading of ‘psychogeography’ as ‘psychotic geography’ is central to the sixth chapter, ‘Crosses, Circles, and Madness: Iain Sinclair’s Lights Out for the Territory, London ... More


Hollywood Does Iceland: Authenticity, Genericity and the Picturesque

Björn Norðfjörð

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the use of location substitution by Hollywood in Iceland. Ranging from films as diverse as Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus (2012) and Lee Tamihori’s James Bond vehicle ... More


Silent landscapes: rural settings, national identity and British silent cinema

Andrew Higson

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Hepworth’s scenics in the late 1890s and early 1900s to the heritage films of the last couple of decades, the representation of a particular version of traditional, rural England has been ... More


The figure (and disfigurement) in the landscape: The Go-Between’s picturesque

Mark Broughton

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Go-Between (Joseph Losey, 1971) emphasises connections between the body and the country estate. These links are brutal: the estate’s grounds have been landscaped and its outlying fields are ... More


Picturesque, pastoral and dirty: uncivilised topographies in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights

Stella Hockenhull

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A number of contemporary British heritage films signal significant changes in the genre, particularly in terms of their representation of the landscape. Gone are the idyllic English pastoral scenes ... More


Exile

Máire ní Fhlathúin

in British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the émigré community of British India conceived of their absence from ‘home’ as a kind of exile. While apparently artless, the trope of ‘home’ was not simple. ... More


Imagination: The Art of Discovery

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

The second chapter focuses on Talbot’s second major discovery account, his 1844 “A Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art,” which appeared in his book The Pencil of Nature. In this ... More


Framing: Looking for an Object, or The Essay Film as Theoretical Practice

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Essay films performatively display the process of thinking; hence, issues of textual and contextual framing are at the center of their practice. To frame is to detach an object from its background ... More


King Ratbod’s Dilemma: Apostasy and Restoration in the Sixteenth and Twenty-First Centuries

Jonathan Green

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that apostasy is a question of belief, not a historical process. It proposes that the history of belief in an apostasy is a textual phenomenon that can be studied, particularly ... More


{ Epilogue }: In Search of the Picturesque

John Evelev

in Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835-1874

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894557
eISBN:
9780191915499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894557.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The discourse of the picturesque reshaped how Americans understood their landscape, but it largely ended in the mid-1870s. The decline of the picturesque can be illustrated in two emblematic works: ... More


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