"The Idea of the English Landscape Painter" by Kay Dian Kriz

The Idea of the English Landscape Painter Genius as Alibi in the Early Nineteenth Century Kay Dian Kriz

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publication date:
28 Mar 1997
Paul Mellon Centre BA
200 pages: 254 x 190mm
50 b/w + 22 color illus.


"This is a highly original contribution to the subject of British romantic landscape painting. . . . Kriz contends that although the landscapist appears to represent the 'purified' essence of Englishness, evolving critique of society. Highly recommended."?Choice

"[A] beautifully illustrated book . . . insightful analysis of the discursive construction of genius."?Denise Blake Oleksijczuk, Art History

"Kay Dian Kriz's book is an illuminating analysis of the place that landscape painting and landscape painters held within the evolving nationalistic discourse of aesthetics in the early nineteenth century. . . . A fresh and insightful look at the familiar territory of early-nineteenth-century landscape painting. . . . It is a book that will remake our understanding of the romantic idea of 'genius' and for this reason is essential reading for cultural and art historians."?Ann Bermingham, Eighteenth-Century Studies

"This well-illustrated volume tells the story of the emergence, during the Napoleonic era, of a distinctly 'English school' of landscape painting. . . . An interesting, important complement to the more interdisciplinary studies of Barrell, Bermingham, and Hemingway."?Patrick Brantlinger, Nineteenth-Century Prose