Picturesque Fossils, Sublime Geology? The Crisis of Authority in Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head

  title={Picturesque Fossils, Sublime Geology? The Crisis of Authority in Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head},
  author={Anne Wallace},
  journal={European Romantic Review},
  pages={77 - 93}
  • Anne Wallace
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Art
  • European Romantic Review
WE NOW find ourselves intrigued by the multivalance of the picturesque, by the ways its mixed aesthetic and political values serve a range of nuanced ideological positions. Tim Fulford’s Landscape, Liberty and Authority (1996) makes such a case at length, as does in a different way Stephen Copley and Peter Garside’s collection of essays, Politics of the Picturesque (1994). It is in the context of such work, which expands our discussion of the picturesque beyond the territory overtly claimed by… 
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