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History of British Art: Art & Science

Art & Science Highlights

Art & Science in British Culture, Select Bibliography

This bibliography was created for Prof. Ivano Del Prete's course History of Astronomy in Western Culture From Antiquity to Modern Times. The items listed are limited to the YCBA Reference Library and are far from all-inclusive. Check back for additions to this and other bibliographies.

Barbara Maria Stafford and Frances Terpak. Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen. BAC Reference Library - N72 T4 S73 2001 (LC)

Roberta J.M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff. Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art and Science. BAC Reference Library - N6766 O45 1998 (LC)

Elizabeth E. Barker and Alex Kidson.  Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool. BAC Reference Library - NJ18.W95 B36 2007 (LC) Oversize

Elizabeth E. Barker. "A very great and uncommon genius in a peculiar way": Joseph Wright of Derby and candlelight painting in eighteenth-century Britain. BAC Reference Library - NJ18.W95 B37 2003A (LC)

Elizabeth E. Barker. “New light on The Orrery: Joseph Wright and the representation of astronomy in 18th-century Britain.” British Art Journal v. 1 no. 2 (Spring 2000) p. 29-37. BAC Reference Library - N6761 B74 (LC)+ Oversize

Joseph Wright and the spectacle of science. Brochure for a student-curated exhibit, 2007. BAC Reference Library Vertical file - V 1736

David H. Solkin. Painting for Money: the Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England. BAC Reference Library - N5205.7 G7 S65 1993 (LC)

Caroline Babington. William Dyce and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision. BAC Reference Library - NJ18.D98 B33 2006 (LC)+ Oversize

William Vaughan, Elizabeth E. Barker, Colin Harrison. Samuel Palmer, 1805-1881: Vision and Landscape. BAC Reference Library - NJ18.P19 V38 2005 (LC)+ Oversize

Scott Wilcox. The Line of Beauty: British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century. BAC Reference Library - NC228 W53 2001 (LC)

Roberta J. M. Olson, et. al. “Recording the ‘Wonderful Meteor' of 18 August 1783: The Sandbys, 'Samuel Scott', and Heavenly Bodies.” Apollo (London, England) v. 146 (November 1997) p. 12-19. BAC Reference Library - N1 A54 (LC)+ Oversize

17th – 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
A database available from Yale University Library containing full runs of newspapers, pamphlets, and books of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent 17th - 18th century Britain.