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The Resource Ruin lust : artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day, Brian Dillon

Ruin lust : artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day, Brian Dillon

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Ruin lust : artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day
Title
Ruin lust
Title remainder
artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day
Statement of responsibility
Brian Dillon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The aesthetics of the sublime and the picturesque fuelled the 'ruin lust' of the 18th century, but in the 19th century ruins also came to represent fears of the decay of civilisation and the destructive effects of industrialisation. In the 20th century these dystopian visions were made shockingly real after two world wars and successive economic crises. For contemporary artists the ruin has also become a way of thinking about art itself, conceived as a fragment of a lost past or a partial hint of time to come. This book accompanies a major exhibition exploring the theme of ruins and ruination in British art from the 17th century to the present day
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1969-
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Dillon, Brian
Dewey number
  • 709.4'1
  • 709.41
  • A 702.9 RUINS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1969-
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  • Dillon, Brian
  • Tate Britain (Gallery)
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  • Art, British
  • Ruins in art
  • Art and Design
Label
Ruin lust : artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day, Brian Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at Tate Britain, London, 4th March-18th May 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781849763011
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9781849763011
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Ruin lust : artists' fascination with ruins, from Turner to the present day, Brian Dillon
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at Tate Britain, London, 4th March-18th May 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781849763011
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9781849763011
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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