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The Resource British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900 : beauty for the people, Diana Maltz

British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900 : beauty for the people, Diana Maltz

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British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900 : beauty for the people
Title
British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900
Title remainder
beauty for the people
Statement of responsibility
Diana Maltz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes, 1870-1900: Beauty for the People explores the ways in which middle-class people sought to bring gifts of beauty to the slums of London. Diana Maltz throws fresh light on British Aestheticism as a social movement, on bourgeois myths and insights into tenement life, and on late Victorian cultural philanthropy in practice. Maltz offers a stimulating reinterpretation of the social reformers Octavia Hill, Samuel Barnett, and Henrietta Barnett, and her chapters examine fictional treatments of 'missionary aestheticism' by Walter Peter, George Gissing, and Arthur Morrison as well as visual satires by cartoonists Charles Keene and George Du Maurier."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Maltz, Diana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Art and literature
  • City and town life
  • Social problems
  • Working class
  • Urban poor
  • Working class
  • Aesthetic movement (Art)
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Working class in literature
  • Poor in literature
Label
British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900 : beauty for the people, Diana Maltz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-278) and index
Contents
  • What is missionary aestheticism? : an introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • social strands of aestheticism.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Octavia Hill and the aesthetics of Victorian tenement reform.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • 'In ample halls adorned with mysterious things aesthetic' : Toynbee Hall as aesthetic haven.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • museum opening debate and the combative discourses of sabbatarianism and missionary aestheticism.
  • p. 98
  • 5.
  • 'Art is the handmaid of religion' : slum ritualism as missionary aestheticism.
  • p. 132
  • 6.
  • George Gissing's hopes and fears for a popular British aestheticism.
  • p. 174
  • Conclusion : missionary aestheticism as emancipatory aesthetics?.
  • p. 206
Control code
ocm59011613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 290 p.
Isbn
9781403945693
Lccn
2005047466
Other physical details
ill.
Label
British aestheticism and the urban working classes, 1870-1900 : beauty for the people, Diana Maltz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-278) and index
Contents
  • What is missionary aestheticism? : an introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • social strands of aestheticism.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Octavia Hill and the aesthetics of Victorian tenement reform.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • 'In ample halls adorned with mysterious things aesthetic' : Toynbee Hall as aesthetic haven.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • museum opening debate and the combative discourses of sabbatarianism and missionary aestheticism.
  • p. 98
  • 5.
  • 'Art is the handmaid of religion' : slum ritualism as missionary aestheticism.
  • p. 132
  • 6.
  • George Gissing's hopes and fears for a popular British aestheticism.
  • p. 174
  • Conclusion : missionary aestheticism as emancipatory aesthetics?.
  • p. 206
Control code
ocm59011613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 290 p.
Isbn
9781403945693
Lccn
2005047466
Other physical details
ill.

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