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The Privatisation of the Self: Fireplaces, Beds and Mirrors

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of The Self : Personal Identity in The Age of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... clergyman William Harrison could write, in his book A Description of England (published in 1577), that there were ‘old men yet dwelling in the village where I remain’ who noted that several aspects of life in England had ‘marvellously altered...

The Naturalness of the Self: the Picturesque Transformation of Nature into a Mirror of Personal Sublimity

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of The Self : Personal Identity in The Age of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... of the Place, p. 313. Also Peter Willis, ‘From Desert to Eden: Charles Bridgeman’s “Capital Stroke” ’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. 115, no. 840, (March), 1973, p. 153.Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.Image: Andrew Shiva.Victoria...

The Embodiment of the Self: the Awakening to Sensation

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of The Self : Personal Identity in The Age of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... in Charles Harrison, Paul Wood and Jason Gaiger (eds), Art in Theory 1648–1815, Blackwell, 2001, p. 190. Significantly, it was at precisely this date that a scientific understanding of colour was indeed being developed for the first time...

The Automation of the Self: the Material Culture of Time-keeping

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of The Self : Personal Identity in The Age of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... quest for a means of absolutely accurate time-keeping reached its apogee with the work of the clockmaker John Harrison (1693–1776). Harrison was not only seeking accuracy; he was also seeking autonomy. Indeed the challenge he undertook...

The Publication of the Self: the Sublimation of Personal Identity in Publicity and Art Appreciation

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simulated Selves : The Undoing of Personal Identity in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... so bizarre and unjustly damning or hasty, rarely errs when all its voices unite on the merit or weakness of any particular work.Harrison, C., Wood, P. and Gaiger, J., Art in Theory, 1648–1815: An Anthology of Changing Ideas,...

The Disintegration of the Self: the Origins of Abstraction and the Deobjectification of the World

Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira is Course Leader, Christie’s Education London, UK and a curator. He is author of Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simulated Selves : The Undoing of Personal Identity in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... for the independent expressive potential of the ‘mode of representation’, as distinct from its content, at the end of the eighteenth century.Gilpin, W., ‘Essay: On Picturesque Beauty’, 1792, translated into French in 1799, in Harrison, C., Wood, P....
... 1947; repr. with an Introduction by A. Harrison, Bristol, 1993). Kropotkin – Selection from his Writings , ed. H. Read (1950). Further Reading Cahm, C. , Kropotkin and the Rise of Revolutionary Anarchism, 1872–1886 , ( Cambridge , 1989)....
...Harrison, John Robison, John John Robison was born at Boghall in Stirlingshire (Scotland) and died on 30 January 1805 in Edinburgh. The son of a prosperous Glasgow merchant, he was educated at Glasgow Grammar School and Glasgow University,...
...Blake, William William Blake was born in Soho, London on 28 November 1757 and died, also, in London on 12 August 1827. The son of a hosier, who, while probably a member of the Church of England earlier in his life, may well have become...