Victorians At Home and Abroad (Victoria and Albert Museum Studies)

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Victorians At Home and Abroad (Victoria and Albert Museum Studies)
Title:
Victorians At Home and Abroad (Victoria and Albert Museum Studies)
Author:
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ISBN:
0810965739
ISBN13:
978-0810965737
Size PDF:
1264 kb
Size epub:
1282 kb
Publisher:
Victoria & Albert Museum; First American edition (April 1, 2001)
Language:
English
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4.3
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Published on the centenary of Queen Victoria's death, this illustrated book is an opportunity to revisit the achievements of the Victorian period, putting aside the attitudes and judgements of the twentieth century. The Victorians were expansive, ambitious, imaginative and confident. Makers of the modern world, their dynamic vision provoked revolutions in art and culture, in society, in science and industry, and in international trade. Their figurehead was Queen Victoria, whose coronation in 1838 heralded the most exciting period in modern history, when Britain emerged as a major imperial power and trading nation.
Exploring the essential characteristics of the Victorians, this book measures their achievements in many facets of their turbulent society. At the same time, it highlights their willingness to face the many debates and divisions that fragmented their culture, and their attempts to come to terms with the new world order.
Monarchy, family, Victoria's New Britain and the Gothic vision, sport, ships and trains, domestic life, death and religion, nature and landscape, interior decoration, the impact of world cultures and exoticism are all featured in this colourful snapshot of the Victorian vision of the world.

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