Chapters

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Here you’ll find all that I’ve covered in series to date, according to subject – please do browse and pull out anything that’d be of interest to you… 


Dutch Dollhouse Culture in 17th Century Amsterdam (Worlds Within Worlds)


Part 1 – Mid 17th Century Amsterdam

Part 2 – Dutch Preoccupations

Part 3 – Wealthy Women


Women in Late Medieval Art


Part 1 – The Image of Eve 

Part 2 – The Virgin Mary

Part 3 – L’Amour Courtois

Part 4 – ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Women


Women in Rococo Painting


Part 1 – Femininity in Rococo Art

Part 2 – Boucher, Women and Ownership

Part 3 – Women, the Toilette and the Boudoir

Part 4 – The Concept of “Femininity” and the Rococo Style


Tastes and Collecting: Porcelain 


Part 1 – The Appetite for Chinese Porcelain in Britain

Part 2 – Augustus II and The Japanese Palace 

Part 3 – Porcelain, Palaces and the Dutch Influence in 17th Century England

Part 4 – Displaying Porcelain in the 17th and 18th Centuries 

Tea & Temperance – Faith, Hope & Charity 


British Design in the 20th Century: The Omega Workshops Ltd.


Part 1 – The Big Idea

Part 2 – Objects and Interiors

Part 3 – Company Ethos

Part 4 – The Omega Set


The Impressionists 


Part 1 – Capturing 19th Century Paris By Day and By Night

Part 2 – Le Flâneur 

Part 3 – Putting Women in the Picture


Prince Albert: Patron & Collector


Part 1 – Taste, Influence and Personal Preference

Part 2 – Supporting the Efforts of Artists and Innovators 

Part 3 – A Curatorial Character

Part 4 – Museums and Education in Victorian England 


Literary Explorations 


Women’s Literature: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper – Killing the Angel in the House (1)

Women’s Literature: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper – Killing the Angel in the House (2) 

Women’s Literature: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper – Killing the Angel in the House (3) 

Toxic Renaissance Relationships in Literature: Beatrice-Joanna and De Flores (The Changeling) and Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles (Doctor Faustus)

Shakespearean Drama – Analysis of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Act I Scene 2 


The Romantic Poets: Women & Romanticism 


Romanticism: Women and Realism in the poetry of William Wordsworth

Romanticism: Women and Sexuality in ‘Christabel’ by Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Romanticism: Women and Sexuality in ‘Kubla Khan’ by Samuel Coleridge Taylor


The Country House 


The Elizabethan Country House – The Cult of Sovereignty

The Victorian Country House – Morality, Organisation & Domesticity

Notes on the Architect in Georgian Britain


The English Landscape Garden


The Picturesque – An Introduction

The Picturesque – Formal to Informal

The Picturesque – Designers & the Country House


Modern Art


Dadaism & Surrealism – An Introduction