Device is incompatible to play the video
Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

English Landscape: The Picturesque

Professor Malcolm Andrews

The late eighteenth and early nineteenth- century vogue for the Picturesque and for forging an English landscaping tradition (with frameable landscape scenery and managed wildness) will be the starting point for discussion.

 Proponents of the Picturesque, preferring to explore British scenery rather than go on the European Grand Tour, explicitly cultivated notions of Englishness and stress the native elements in landscape scenery, such as castle or abbey ruins (real or folly) in grand gardens, not classical temples.

malcolm-andrews_370x370.jpg

Malcolm Andrews is Professor (Emeritus) of Victorian and Visual Studies, University of Kent. He is the Editor of The Dickensian, the journal of the Dickens Fellowship, and a past President of the Dickens Society of America. 

His special interests are in Dickens and in landscape art. Among other books on Dickens he is the author of Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves (OUP, 2006), a study of Dickens's Public Readings and the relationship he developed with his readers and listeners during that career, and Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour (OUP, 2013).

Book publications in landscape aesthetics and the visual arts include The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800 (1989) and The Picturesque: Sources and Documents (1994). The Search for the Picturesque examined developments in the taste for landscape in eighteenth-century England, in poetry and painting, and made a special study of the first wave of scenic tourists to the Lakes, North Wales and Scottish Highlands in this period, drawing on a range of published and unpublished contemporary travel diaries.

Malcolm Andrews published Landscape and Western Art in 1999, a volume in the New Oxford History of Art series, a study that reviewed and explored some of the key 'moments' in the post-renaissance traditions of landscape art in Europe and North America. 

His new book, A Sweet View: The Making of an English Idyll, is on the personality of English rural scenery as represented by writers and artists of the nineteenth century, and is to be published by Reaktion Books in October 2021.

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

Dickens's Public Readings: A Tale of Two Desks

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Sir Thomas Gresham Annual Lecture

Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE
Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Fiction and the Supernatural

Professor John Mullan
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Dickens: The Last Decade

Professor Michael Slater MBE
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Nurse Ratched: Evil Nurses

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Could Streaming Change the ‘Classic Film’ Canon?

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 15 March 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Mathematical Structure in Fiction

Professor Sarah Hart
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Crime in Fiction

Professor John Mullan
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Dickens's Public Readings: A Tale of Two Desks

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 1:00PM
WATCHED

Ruskin at 200: The Art Critic as Word-Painter

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Monday, 4 February 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

English Landscape: Samuel Palmer and the Pastoral

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

English Landscape: Constable and Clare

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

English Landscape: Samuel Palmer and the Pastoral

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

English Landscape: Constable and Clare

Professor Malcolm Andrews
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 1:00PM