Dr Ysanne Holt
Reader in Art History
PhD Programme Director, Department of Arts
Programme Leader, MRes Arts
MA Sussex University, 1985
PhD Northumbria University, 1998
Primarily in the field of British art in the first half of the twentieth century, her concerns have been with the development of landscape painting and ruralist cultures, and more recently with the art market, its networks and the surrounding critical discourses within that period. She was Academic Advisor and an editor of Tate Britain’s Getty-funded on-line ‘Camden Town Group in Context Research Project’ which launched in 2012. Currently she is writing a monograph on visual and material culture in the 1920s and is General Editor of the Routledge journal, Visual Culture in Britain. Her recent research interests have also extended to considerations of present-day northern landscapes and environments and she is currently developing a series of interdisciplinary collaborations with academics and creative practitioners on the theme of ‘Northern Peripheries’.
Current Research Supervision
Owen Logan, ‘Fractured Communities: The Sociological Poetics of Arts’ Participation’
Barbara Harrington, ‘Visual Culture and Walking’
Previous supervisions have included subjects relating to art history and visual culture in Britain from the early 1900s to the mid-century, as well as past and contemporary landscape and environments as represented in fine art and photography. In addition to these areas, she is currently interested in projects concerned with interwar visual culture in Britain and its transnational, especially transatlantic, connections in particular.
Publications since 2002
Forthcoming Nov 2013 Co-editor (with Angela McClanahan), ‘Northern Peripheries’, themed issue of Visual Studies, including single-authored article, ‘A Hut on Holy Island: Reframing Northern Landscapes.’
2013 Article, ‘New York, London, Ireland: Collector John Quinn’s transatlantic network, c.1900-1917’, Visual Culture in Britain, (Guest Editor, Andrew Stephenson), Vol.14, no.2.
2012 Introduction and essays for Tate Britain’s ‘Camden Town Group in Context Research Project’, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/introducing-the-camden-town-group-in-context-r1106438
2011 Chapter ‘The Call of Commerce: The Studio Magazine in the 1920s’, in The Rise of the London Art Market, 1860-1930, eds., Anne Helmreich and Pamela Fletcher, Manchester University Press.
2011 Exhibition catalogue essay, ‘The Open Air’, ed., Samuel Smiles, Into the Light: French and British Paintings from Impressionism to the early 1920s, Exeter Museum and Compton Verney, Samson & Co. Bristol.
2010 Editorial themed issue, ‘North’, Visual Culture in Britain, vol. 11, no.3.
2010 Co-authored Article with Anne Helmreich, ‘Marketing Bohemia: The Chenil Gallery in Chelsea, 1905-1926’, Oxford Art Journal, Vol.33, no. 1, 43-61.
2009 Editorial themed issue, ‘Francis Bacon Re-framed’, Visual Culture in Britain, Vol.10, no.3.
2008 Essay. Landscapes of the 1920s’, in A Continuous Line: Ben Nicholson in England, ed, Chris Stephens, Tate Publishing, Exhibition Catalogue.
2005 Article. ‘Edward Marsh and his ‘lust of possession’ in special issue of Visual Culture in Britain, ‘Visual Culture and Taste in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain’, Vol.6, no.2.
2005 Chapter. ‘Travelling East to West: From Cockburnspath to Kirkcudbright’ in Painting at the Edge: Britain’s Coastal Art Colonies, 1880-1930, ed. Laura Newton, John Sansom Publishing.
2004 Article. ‘‘The Veriest Poem of Art in Nature’: E.A.Hornel’s Japanese Garden in the Scottish Borders’, Tate Papers.
2003 Article. ‘Augustus John: Anti-Tourist Landscapes, Health and Distinction’, Visual Culture in Britain, Vol.4, no.1 (themed issue on ‘Travel and Exoticism’, guest ed. Simon Faulkner)
2003 Book. British Artists and the Modernist Landscape, Ashgate Publishing
2002 Chapter and Introduction. The Geographies of Englishness: Landscape and the National Past 1880-1940, Yale University Press, co-ed with David Peters Corbett and Fiona Russell.
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