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British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes, 1870-1900 Beauty for the People

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ISBN-10: 1403945691

ISBN-13: 9781403945693

Edition: 2006

Authors: Diana Maltz

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British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes, 1870-1900: Beauty for the People explores the ways in which middle-class people sought to bring gifts of beauty to the slums of London. Diana Maltz throws fresh light on British Aestheticism as a social movement, on bourgeois myths and insights into tenement life, and on late Victorian cultural philanthropy in practice. Maltz offers a stimulating reinterpretation of the social reformers Octavia Hill, Samuel Barnett, and Hernrietta Barnett, and her chapters examine fictional treatments of 'missionary aestheticism' by Walter Pater, George Gissing, and Arthur Morrison as well as visual satires by cartoonists Charles Keene and George Du…    
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
What is Missionary Aestheticism? An Introduction
The Social Strands of Aestheticism
Octavia Hill and the Aesthetics of Victorian Tenement Reform
'In ample halls adorned with mysterious things aesthetic': Toynbee Hall as Aesthetic Haven
The Museum Opening Debate and the Combative Discourses of Sabbatarianism and Missionary Aestheticism
'Art is the Handmaid of Religion': Slum Ritualism as Missionary Aestheticism
George Gissing's Hopes and Fears for a Popular British Aestheticism
Conclusion: Missionary Aestheticism as Emancipatory Aesthetics?
Notes
Works Cited
Index