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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

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We are pleased to welcome Professor Andrew Hemingway (Emeritus Professor, History of Art Department, UCL) for the launch of his new book 'Landscape between Ideology and the Aesthetic: Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850'. We will also be joined by a panel of academics including Professor Caroline Arscott (Professor of 19th Century British Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art), Professor Matthew Beaumont (Department of English, UCL), Professor Steve Edwards (Professor of History & Theory of Photography, Department of Art, Birkbeck, University of London), and Professor Michael Rosenthal (University of Warwick) and Professor Adrian Rifkin (Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths College, University of London), Chair.

At a time of growing interest in relations between Marxism and Romanticism, Andrew Hemingway’s essays on British art and art theory reopen the question of Romantic painting’s ideological functions and, in some cases, its critical purchase. Half the volume exposes the voices of competing class interests in aesthetics and art theory in the tumultuous years of British history between the American Revolution and the 1832 Parliamentary Reform Act. Half offers new perspectives on works by some of the most important landscape painters of the time: John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, John Crome, and John Sell Cotman. Four essays are hitherto unpublished, and the remainder have been updated and in several cases substantially rewritten for this volume.

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· Professor Caroline Arscott (Professor of 19th Century British Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

· Professor Matthew Beaumont (Department of English, UCL)

· Professor Steve Edwards (Professor of History & Theory of Photography, Department of Art, Birkbeck, University of London)

· and Professor Andrew Hemingway (Emeritus Professor, History of Art Department, UCL)

More panel members TBC.

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