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Lister here offers a short historical essay on the development of the Romantic era, 1750-1860, with its subjective approach to all the arts, which interpreted and re arranged the visual world to evoke a new response in the viewer. Tracing this new vision of human experience through landscape and portrait, botanical illustration and animal studies, he gives a brief overview of the subjects and styles of the period. Each of the 75 illustrations is accompanied by a biographical sketch, a commentary on the work and the role of the artist in relation to his peers. This small work touches only the surface of this movement of great innovation and imagination in British art and is essentially only for large collections with a need for accessible general information.-- Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.