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HART0088: Art and Visual Culture in Early Modern England - Summer reading list

  • Gent, L & Llewellyn N (eds) Renaissance Bodies: The Human Figure in English Culture c. 1540 – 1660 (Reaktion Books, 1990).
  • Howarth, D Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485 – 1649 (Macmillan, 1997).
  • Sharpe, K & Lake, P Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England (Macmillan, 1994) - John Peacock’s chapter ‘Portraiture’.
  • Aughterson, K (ed) Renaissance Woman: Constructions of Femininity in England (Routledge, 1995).
  • Jones & Stalleybrass Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (CUP, 2000) – ‘Composing the subject: making portraits’, pp. 34-58.
  • Sharpe, K Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England (Yale, 2009) - chapter 10 ‘The Portrait and Picture of the Queen’s Majesty’, pp. 358- 416 and chapter 11 ’Viewed and Beheld of All Men; Queen Elizabeth and the Performance of Majesty’, pp. 417 – 450.
  • Sharpe, K Image Wars: Promoting Kings and Commonwealth in England 1603 – 1660 (Yale, 2010) – chapter 2 ‘Figuring Stuart Dynasty’, pp. 58 – 88 and chapter 6 ‘Depicting Virtue and Majesty’, pp. 190 – 239.
  • Fumerton, P “Secret Arts”: Elizabethan Miniatures and Sonnets’ in Greenblatt, S Representing the English Renaissance (University of California Press, 1988).
  • Levy Peck, L Consuming Splendour: Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England (CUP, 2005), chapter 4 ‘”Anything that is strange”; from rarities to luxury goods’, pp. 152-87.
  • Hill, C The Century of Revolution 1603 – 1715 (London, 1961).