Uproar! Scandal, Satire and Printmakers in Georgian London

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A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians

London, 1772: a young artist called Thomas Rowlandson is making his way through the grimy backstreets of the capital, on his way to begin his studies at the Royal Academy Schools. Within a few years, James Gillray and Isaac Cruikshank would join him in Piccadilly, turning satire into an artform, taking on the British establishment, and forever changing the way we view power. Set against a backdrop of royal madness, political intrigue, the birth of modern celebrity, French revolution, American independence and the Napoleonic Wars, 'Uproar!' follows the satirists as they lampoon those in power, from the Prince Regent to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Their prints and illustrations deconstruct the political and social landscape with surreal and razor-sharp wit, as the three men vie with each other to create the most iconic images of the day.

As wittily subversive and deeply entertaining as the material it details, Alice Loxton's Uproar is a delightful romp through the colourful and controversial eighteenth century. Loxton has built a time-machine in a book, and invited us all along for a ride. I would suggest you hop in! - Joanne Paul, author of The House of Dudley

Book information

ISBN: 9781837731862
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
Edition: Blackwell's Exclusive Edition - Signed by the Author
DEWEY: 942.107
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 318g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm