New Exhibition Catalogue: The First Georgians at the Queen’s Gallery, London

Three new publications and an extensive exhibition at Buckingham Palace mark the three hundred year anniversary of the ascension of George I to the British throne:

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760.  Exhibition: London, Queen’s Gallery, 2014. 496 pages, with over 480 illustrations. Hardback. 27 x 23.5cms.  Celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of the succession of the House of Hanover to the British throne, and explores the rich artistic culture of the early Hanoverian period. More than 300 paintings, sculptures, and other works of art from Germany, France, and Britain reflect the dramatic changes taking place in the early to mid-eighteenth century across all aspects of political, intellectual, and cultural life.  ISBN: 9781905686797

Price: £45.00

queen caroline

Marschner, Joanna:  Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court.  2014. 232 pages, with 120 colour and 40 black-and-white illustrations. Hardback.  As the wife of King George II, Caroline of Ansbach became queen of England in 1727.  Known for her intelligence and strong character, she wielded considerable political power until her death in 1737, and was an enthusiastic and energetic patron of the arts, architecture, gardens, literature, science, and natural philosophy.  This meticulously researched volume surveys this patronage and the ways in which Caroline used it to strengthen the connection between the recently installed House of Hanover and English society.  ISBN: 9780300197778

Price: £40.00

Magnificent entertainments

Doderer-Winkler, Melanie:  Magnificent Entertainments.Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals.  2013. 240 pages, with 133 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. Hardback. 29 x 24cms.  An original study of ephemeral architecture and design. Drawing on primary sources such as commemorative prints, newspaper accounts, and diary entries, the author examines the spectacular displays created for large-scale public celebrations in the Georgian period, such as royal weddings, coronations, battle victories, and birthday fêtes.  ISBN: 9780300186420

Price: £40.00

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Now Available: Castiglione: Lost Genius

A re-assessment of the work of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1604-1664), aiming to restore the reputation of this innovative Italian painter and draftsman as a great Baroque artist, and inventor of the monotype.

Details as follows:

Clayton, Martin and Standring, Timothy:  Castiglione: Lost Genius.  2013. 192 pages with 100 colour illustrations. Hardback. 25 x 23cms. £ 29.95

To order your copy, please contact the bookshop on 020 7930 9223, or email us at artbooks@heneage.com