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British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes, 1870-1900: Beauty for the People

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This cultural study reveals the interdependence between British Aestheticism and late-Victorian social reform movements. Following John Ruskin, who believed in art's power to civilize the poor, cultural philanthropists promulgated a Religion of Beauty as they advocated practical schemes for tenement reform, university-settlement education, Sunday museum opening, and High A ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 17th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Diana Maltz is an expert in British literature from the Victorian era. She received her PhD in English from Stanford University, and is currently the department chair of the English and Writing program at Southern Oregon University.
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