|Title||The Society of the Dilettanti and the Development of English Neo-Classicism|
|Author||Shvidkovsky, Dmitry O.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|About author||Shvidkovsky, Dmitry Olegovich — full doctor, professor, fellow of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts and Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences; rector. Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy — MARCHI), Rozhdestvenka ul., 11/4, 1–4, 107031 Moscow, Russian Federation.|
|In the section||European Art in the Modern Times||DOI||10.18688/aa200-1-9|
|Type of article||RAR||Index UDK||72.035.2(410)||Index BBK||85.113(4Вел)|
The article is devoted to the activities of the English Society of Dilettanti, an aristocratic club that funded the study of monuments in Athens, Ionia, and Palmyra in the second half of the 18th century. The author analyzes in detail the history of the Society, paying considerable attention to the organizational role of Francis Dashwood and Richard Grenville. Turning to a deep phased overview of expeditionary activity, there searcher supplies his work with important biographical details from the life of individual representativesof the Society of Dilettanti. In particular, the article convexly depicts the figures of James Stuart and NicholasRevett, authors of the four-volume “The Antiquities of Athens”, which for many years determined the ideas of Europeans about the architecture and fine arts of Ancient Greece. Of no less interest to the researcher is the expedition of Robert Wood, whose route is reconstructed in most detail on the basis of a comprehensivetext analysis of “The ruins of Palmyra; otherwise Tedmor in the desart” and “The Ruins of Balbec”. The author also does not bypass the gathering activity of the Society of Dilettanti, the culmination of which is called the activity of Lord Elgin.
|Reference||Shvidkovsky, Dmitry O. The Society of the Dilettanti and the Development of English Neo-Classicism. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 10. Ed: A. V. Zakharova, S. V. Maltseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova. — Lomonosov Moscow State University / St. Petersburg: NP-Print, 2020, pp. 109–119. ISSN 2312-2129. http://dx.doi.org/10.18688/aa200-1-9|
|Full text version of the article||Article language||russian|