Aesthetic painting in Britain and America

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This title provides a thought-provoking look at aesthetic painting and its relationship to the changing technological landscape. In the 19th century, the aesthetic movement exalted taste, the pursuit of beauty, and self-expression over moral expectations and restrictive conformity. This illuminating publication examines the production and circulation of artworks made during this unique historical moment. Looking at how specific works of art in this style were created, collected, and exchanged, the book pushes beyond the notion of aesthetic painting and design as being merely decorative.