The First Bohemians

The First Bohemians

Life and Art in London's Golden Age

Book - 2014
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In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's most significant artists, actors, poets, novelists, and dramatists lived here. Vic Gatrell recreates this time and place by drawing on a vast range of sources, showing the deepening fascination with 'real life' that resulted in the work of artists like Hogarth, Blake, and Rowlandson, or in great literary works like The Beg.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014
ISBN: 9780718195830
0718195833
Characteristics: xxvi, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm

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