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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Julie Park In this essay, I seek to redefine life writing to encompass the very forms used for recordkeeping in eighteenth‐century commonplace books, in the flow of life as it happened, primarily through lines in grids used in indexes for separating pieces of information and designating subject...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 36–40.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Heather Hyde Minor Sarah E. Lawrence and John Wilton-Ely, eds. Piranesi as Designer (Los Angeles: Assouline, 2007). Pp. 360. 243 ills. $60 hardcover. $45 paper Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay Designing Piranesi...
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 7. Jar with tiger and magpie designs (detail), approximately 1700–1800, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration, gift of Mr. Namkoong Ryun, 2001.9. Photograph by author. More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Unknown artist, Print Room, South Side (fol.24), from Designs for a Print Room at Wricklemarsh (undated, eighteenth century), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, 12191-B1975.2.779. Courtesy of the Yale Center for British Art. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reading: those poems, the authorship of which was (or appeared to be) disputed. This article considers how, through accident or design, misattributions entered into and persisted in the printed record. Each case of disputed authorship provides insight into the reception history of the poem under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Michael McKeon John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667, 1674) is often classified as a Renaissance epic, along with the great narrative poems of Ariosto, Tasso, and Spenser. However, this generic designation tells us much less about the formal nature of the poem than we learn when we contextualize...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Pastorals , through their joint efforts as members of the Scriblerus Club, and on to later achievements, such as The Dunciad , Pope's Imitations of Horace , and Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift , they executed strategies of authorial identitycreation and control designed to achieve ends in purposeful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the interconnections between high and low portraiture in the 1780s in order to highlight the difference between the ways in which monumental portraits occupied public space and political caricatures moved through it. Monuments of all kinds—even of the most mobile variety, busts—were designed to anchor the space...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Multiauthor miscellanies often represented complicated patterns of social and cultural allegiance. Miscellaneity had distinct formal meaning. This essay proposes that editors and designers of electronic editions should consider “digital miscellaneity” as an eligible model for future editions of eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... advertisements have remained entirely untraced. Yet an attempt at charting this genre’s various contexts of production, marketing, and consumption is rewarding in that it will reveal the richness of these publications in terms of design and layout innovations, the ways in which each of these titles promoted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the Dashwood clan was Sir Francis Dashwood (1708-81), second Baronet and Lord Le Despencer, leader of a group of high-profile libertines whose decades of bacchanals earned it the label Hell-Fire Club. At West Wycombe, Sir Francis also designed an emblematic garden, infamous for the ribald features...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... in zeitgeist, alter their consumption and reading practices of the text, but they also interpreted the poem by translating it into a range of different media such as furniture prints, porcelain designs, sculpture, and book illustrations. I shall examine different responses to Thomson's poem by discussing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Walmsley Among his many experiments in manufacturing in the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures , Robinson Crusoe tries his hand at building canoes. The last of these, built with Friday’s help, is a hybrid of Carib and European design, a traditional dugout fitted out with sail and rudder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Adam Potkay My design in this essay is twofold: first, I show the underappreciated poetic mastery of Dryden’s Lucretius translations. Second, I connect what Dryden does at the level of the poetic line with how he subtly refashions Epicurean philosophy for his era. Dryden’s Lucretius is less...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and conflict. In this article, I examine the polemical nature of Robinson Crusoe ’s spatial experience and constructions, maritime and insular. Most readers know Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe for the shipwreck and the island. This sells short the novel’s formal spatial design, which contrasts its hero’s early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of action’ within each plot?,” we find four largely distinct groups: (1) villain or villainess; (2) intrigue complexities; (3) situational donné ; and (4) character display. After nearly fifteen years of plot structures driven by villains, Handel began to experiment with quite different plot designs (though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Aaron Santesso Critics have long pointed to the connections between eighteenth-century landscape gardens and poetry. This essay examines the influence of prose narrative on garden design, arguing that gardens increasingly reflect narrative techniques as the eighteenth century progresses. The essay...
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Published: 01 January 2022
Figure 3. Frederick Magnus Piper, Study Map of Stourhead (1779), reproduced from Steffen Nijhu's “GIS-Based Landscape Design Research: Stourhead Landscape Garden as a Case Study,” in Architecture and the Built Environment 15 (2015): 115. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 81–115.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- edly the definitive account of the architect and his works, scholars have bit by bit corrected the record, adding a great deal of new information, even turning up missing designs and piecing together more reliable sequences of plans for various projects. All of this should...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of embroidery.” Thus wrote Horace Walpole to Lady Ossory in 1785 describing a visit to the Prince of Wales’ new London residence, Carlton House.1 This dis- missive comment was to be among the last Walpole ever made about a designer whom he had known for over twenty...