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dc.contributor.advisorPollak, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpadafora, Claireen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T15:55:19Z
dc.date.available2015-07-21T15:55:19Z
dc.date.created2015-05en_US
dc.date.issued2015-07-21
dc.date.submitted2015-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/19470
dc.description.abstractThe eighteenth-century Grand Tour gave Englishmen the opportunity to learn through their travels on the Continent, and helped to establish British interest in Italian art. However, this eighteenth-century phenomenon was rooted in the values and actions of seventeenth century travelers, who helped to establish in England a taste for foreign works of art. Although most travelers were gentlemanly aristocrats, certain early Grand Tourists were unique in background and interest, and helped through their early explorations of the Continent to spread English interest in Italian aesthetics. By examining the actions and experiences of three atypical British travelers in Italy – particularly, in Rome – and the subsequent translation of their experiences into creative production (including architecture, writing, and collecting), I intend to demonstrate that early travel to the Continent served as a wellspring of creation – including the creation of the self – that would go on to influence British artistic taste. These early Grand Tourists paved the way for the massive increase in interest in both Italian art and travel on the Continent that would characterize much of eighteenth-century education.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2015 Claire Spadaforaen_US
dc.subjectGrand Touren_US
dc.subjectItalyen_US
dc.subjectBritainen_US
dc.subjectCollectingen_US
dc.subjectPrintsen_US
dc.subjectDrawingsen_US
dc.subjectTravelen_US
dc.subjectItalian Arten_US
dc.subjectItalian Architectureen_US
dc.subjectEnglish Architectureen_US
dc.subjectHistory of Collectingen_US
dc.subjectHistory of Arten_US
dc.subjectHistory of Travelen_US
dc.subjectSeventeenth-Century Europeen_US
dc.subjectEighteenth-Century Europeen_US
dc.subjectSeventeenth-Century Englanden_US
dc.subjectEighteenth-Century Englanden_US
dc.subjectSeventeenth-Century Italyen_US
dc.subjectEighteenth-Century Italyen_US
dc.subjectInigo Jonesen_US
dc.subjectJohn Evelynen_US
dc.subjectRichard Symondsen_US
dc.subjectThomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundelen_US
dc.subjectHistoriographyen_US
dc.subjectArt History in Britainen_US
dc.subjectDevelopment of Art Criticismen_US
dc.subjectConnoisseurshipen_US
dc.subjectConnoisseuren_US
dc.subjectVirtuosoen_US
dc.subjectCiceroneen_US
dc.subjectGentlemanen_US
dc.subjectPolite Cultureen_US
dc.titleTourists into Teachers: The Rise of the British Cicerone. British Travel and Collecting, c. 1597-1720en_US
thesis.degree.departmentArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMA, Master of Artsen_US
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