Series : Project 4 :The Visual Culture of Wales Project - Main series

The Visual Culture of Wales: Imaging the Nation 

The Visual Culture of Wales: Imaging the Nation

Peter Lord
Published   2000
ISBN 0-7083-1587-9
Publisher  Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press
Price £37.50
Size 240 x 290mm
Format Clawr caled/Hardback, 416tt./pp., 700 darlun/ illustrations

N.B. This title is out of stock at present, but will be reprinted soon. The book is also available, in full and with much additional material, on CD-ROM.

The second volume in the highly acclaimed, pioneering trilogy on the visual culture of Wales explores the imaging of the people and the land of Wales from the Tudor period until the 1960s.
The author discusses the emergence of portraiture among the Tudor gentry, the landscape movement of the eighteenth century, artisan painting, and the national movement in art from the end of the nineteenth century. The development of images and image-making is examined in the broader context of the social, economic and political development of the nation.
The text, which is lavishly illustrated with over 700 images, most in colour and many of them published for the first time, is designed to appeal to all those interested in the visual culture and history of Wales.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • A Welsh Renaissance
  • War and reconstruction
  • A sense of place
  • Ancient Britain
  • The idea of landscape
  • The artisan and the middle class
  • The artisan and the intellectual
  • Defining Welshness
  • Building an art world
  • A national revival
  • A crisis of confidence
  • Post-war renewal
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
A Welsh version of this volume is also available.