Cultivating the Human Faculties: James Barry (1741-1806) and the Society of Arts
Associated University Presse, 2008 - Art - 162 pages
The contributors to this collection of essays have each taken different aspects of Barry's cycle, The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture (1777-1801), in the "Great Room" of the Society of Arts to illustrate the wider contemporary art and design debates focusing on nationalism and improvement, publicity and patronage, with Barry's own work and ideals. New connections between theory (political, social, and culture), and practice have been created as a result of this examination. Susan Bennett is an independent scholar.
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List of Illustrations
A Biographical Outline
best drawings High Art and Designs for the Manufactures
The Societys Promotion of High Art in the 1760s
Barrys Continuing Meditations on the Society of Arts Murals
Barrys Engraved Detail of Queen Isabella Las Casas and Magellan
The Search for the Seventh Man
A Celebration of the Three Kingdoms
Barrys Death and Funeral
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