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Brewer, John 1947-

Works: 35 works in 360 publications in 5 languages and 10,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies  Caricatures and cartoons  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Host, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Collector
Classifications: DA485, 941.07
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Most widely held works by John Brewer
The pleasures of the imagination : English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Pleasures of the Imagination, John Brewer examines the birth and development of English 'high culture' in the 18th century. Brewer's previous book was The Sinews of Power
The sinews of power : war, money, and the English state, 1688-1783 by John Brewer( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brewer's ... analysis makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement (and success) in Europe, the growth of English armies and navies to unprecedented size, the expansion of her commercial and imperial interests--none of this would have happened without a concurrent radical increase in taxation, along with a surge in deficit financing and the growth of a substantial public administration"--Jacket, p. [2]
The birth of a consumer society : the commercialization of eighteenth-century England by Neil McKendrick( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ungovernable people : the English and their law in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by John Brewer( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumption and the world of goods by John Brewer( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under the direction of Professor John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an ambitious international programme to analyse the material culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its patterns of consumption. Focus on this period allows consideration of a world in which economic and political connections are becoming global, in which an unprecedented range of goods and services are on offer, and in which the old political structures are first subverted and then radically modified. The Age of Enlightenment is transmuted into the first Age of Consumption." "The present volume, the first of three, is the result of a unique collaboration between twenty-six leading subject specialists from Europe and North America. The outcome is a new interpretation of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one that shapes a new historical landscape based on the consumption of goods and services."--Jacket
Party ideology and popular politics at the accession of George III by John Brewer( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a reappraisal of English politics in the first decade of George III's reign. It sets out to explain how party politics changed, and what problems that created for the parliamentary elite. The issues of party, of patriotism as it manifested itself in the elder Pitt's political career, and of the relations between the notions of ministerial responsibility and the powers of the Crown are all used to illuminate the nature of political conflict. Special emphasis is placed on Burke's notions of party. The schisms created by this reconfiguration of party politics, Dr Brewer argues, had effects beyond Westminster. He discusses extra-parliamentary forms of political expression, notably the press, and goes on to show how the career of John Wilkes and the critique of British politics developed by American radicals gave focus to a variety of political discontents, and produced new arguments in favour of parliamentary reform. Throughout his study he emphasises the interplay between popular and parliamentary politics. His work is designed to show that the 'political nation' included many other than the parliamentary classes, and that the political conflicts of the period cannot be properly understood without a full examination of political ideology
The American Leonardo : a tale of obsession, art and money by John Brewer( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The American Leonardo, John Brewer traces the twisting path of the Hahn La Belle-a painting of famously uncertain origin-as he illuminates the workings of the twentieth-century art market, exploring such larger questions about the art world such as how attributions are made, how they affect both the status and value of artworks, and how the entire system of art dealers, curators, and connoisseurs authenticates works of art. --from publisher description
A sentimental murder : love and madness in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om mordet i 1779 på Martha Ray, elskerinde til Jarlen af Sandwich og om efterfølgende historiske og litterære behandlinger af begivenheden
The consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, text by Ann Bermingham( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mapping of the consumption of culture reveals a complex cultural organization of economic transactions, social institutions and ideological apparatuses that continually redrew the boundaries between social classes, between public and private life, between high art and low, and between men and women. As an inquiry into the consumption rather than the production of culture, the present volume looks upon the history of aesthetic artifacts as a history of their diverse receptions. Questions about artistic or authorial intentionality and technique give way to questions about utility and meaning. As the essays show, audiences do not exist prior to cultural production, they are its effect. Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. The twenty-six contributors come from a wide range of historically oriented fields (historians of society, politics, ideas, science, literature and the arts). In many cases their research suggests the new proximity of interests and methods that, under the rubric of 'cultural history', has cut across areas of specialization and traditional disciplinary boundaries. While widely different in their emphases and methodologies, all the authors share an interest in challenging our ideas of culture, canon, period, gender, class, public, private, production, and, of course, consumption
Early modern conceptions of property by John Brewer( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These crucial debates now have renewed urgency and relevance as in the United States and western Europe state constraints on private ownership are being newly challenged from the political right, and as eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union move toward market economies. Early Modern Conceptions of Property concentrates these issues in an exciting international collection
Consuming cultures, global perspectives : historical trajectories, transnational exchanges by John Brewer( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transnational perspective allows the authors to investigate the diversity of consumer cultures and the interaction between them. They look at the genealogy of the modern consumer and the development of consumer cultures
Rethinking Leviathan : the eighteenth-century state in Britain and Germany( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering an approach to the history of the modern state, this text concentrates on the 18th century and on two cases, those of Britain and Germany
The common people and politics, 1750-1790s by John Brewer( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensation : English culture in the 18th century by John Brewer( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented by the historian John Brewer, the program explores the arts in eighteenth-century London and depicts prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life. The program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created--a world with many parallels to today. Brewer tells the interesting stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Royal Academy exhibits of paintings; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera
The American Leonardo : a 20th-century tale of obsession, art and money by John Brewer( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the First World War, GI Howard Hahn returned to American with his wife and a wedding present - an unseen Da Vinci painting. They set about putting it up for auction. The painting caused a sensation until the world's leading art critic, Sir Joseph Duveen, called it a fake. The Hahn's took Duveen to court for libel
Blue Boy & Co. : European art at the Huntington by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND SPECIFIC COLLECTIONS. Gainsborough's Blue Boy is just one of the masterpieces contained in the Huntington Galleries-the first public collection of Old Master art in Southern California and among the most important collections of British Grand Manner portraits anywhere. Over one hundred of the most impressive works housed at The Huntington, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper, are published together for the first time in this handsome catalog. Ranging widely, these works are presented in a dynamic format that juxtaposes medium, style and cultural origin. The result is a visually stunning selection of European masterpieces that will serve as both a guide to the Huntington Galleries and an enlightening compendium for anyone interested in European art. Published in association with The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Consumption and culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : a bibliography by Dorothy K Auyong( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I piaceri dell'immaginazione : la cultura inglese nel settecento by John Brewer( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergovernmental relations in welfare administration : a report for the Mayor's Committee on Management Survey( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains an analysis of the causes of the English Revolution, synthesizing the research of a whole generation of scholars
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The pleasures of the imagination : English culture in the eighteenth century
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Brewer, John 1947-


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The sinews of power : war, money, and the English state, 1688-1783Consumption and the world of goodsParty ideology and popular politics at the accession of George IIIThe American Leonardo : a tale of obsession, art and moneyA sentimental murder : love and madness in the eighteenth centuryThe consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, textEarly modern conceptions of propertyConsuming cultures, global perspectives : historical trajectories, transnational exchanges