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Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Visual Culture of Wales, The: Industrial Society
Peter Lord
ISBN: 9780708314968 (0708314961)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Ebrill 2004
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 244 x 296 mm, 274 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o brint Ein Pris: £22.50   
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Cyfrol ddarluniadol hardd o dros 400 o ddarluniau lliw a du-a-gwyn yn cynnig astudiaeth gynhwysfawr gan ysgolhaig cydnabyddiedig o gelfyddyd weledol y Gymru ddiwydiannol o ddiwedd yr ail ganrif ar bymtheg hyd 1960, gan nodi'n arbennig y modd yr adlewyrcha'r delweddau ymateb Cymru i ddiwydiannu. Mae cyfrol Gymraeg gyfatebol ar gael. Cyhoeddwyd gyntaf ym 1998.

A lavishly illustrated volume of over 400 colour and black-and-white illustrations presenting a comprehensive study by a renowned scholar of the visual culture of industrial Wales from the end of the seventeenth century until 1960, noting especially how industrialization is portrayed in these images. A Welsh volume is available. First published in 1998.
This is the third in a marvellous series, which sets out to explore the culture of Wales as seen from an artist’s perspective. The illustrations are diverse, including oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, etchings and photographs; the earliest examples here, etchings, date from the seventeenth century. Together with the text, they form the basis of a most exciting and comprehensive insight into Welsh art.

The five chapters explore how art has influenced the way industrial society is perceived and are grouped under separate headings, ‘The emergence of Industry as a subject in art’, ‘The visual culture of the Industrial community’ and ‘The imaging of social trauma’, to name but three. The research is clearly extensive and stands as a testimony to the author’s passion for Wales.

The author is to be congratulated for this extraordinary acheivement. The layout and presentation of this volume is superb. The book is a visual feast, yet the reader’s interest is captured equally by the wholly engrossing text. Such a lavish and authorative publication will appeal to the scholar and the general reader alike. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Anthony Roy

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgement should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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"This is a beautifully illustrated book, depicting not least of all industry in Wales, copper mines, steel, coal, iron. Artists' paintings, many and varied, show staff of the Iron Masters photographed in fine clothes. It romanticises the steel works by portraying colourful scenes, taken at night or early morning darkness when the sky is lit with orange from the flames of the iron furnaces. It shows buildings that used to be but are no longer, parts of buildings that are still standing in all their glory with no-one but those that observe past history would realise had another part to them, a part that is no longer there, a piece of the building that was part of it but separate. A beautiful piece that is missing. What happened to the missing part? When and why was it lost? To describe this book would not do it justice. To see it for oneself is an absolute must. "
 
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