Matthew Boulton: Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment

Dr Malcolm Dick, Mr Kenneth Quickenden, Ms Sally Baggott
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28.02.2013 - 312 Seiten

Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has recently been termed 'The Industrial Enlightenment'.

Exploring his many activities and manufactures-and the regional, national and international context in which he operated-this publication provides a valuable index to the current state of Boulton studies. Combining original contributions from social, economic, and cultural historians, with those of historians of science, technology and art, archaeologists and heritage professionals, the book sheds new light on the general culture of the eighteenth century, including patterns of work, production and consumption of the products of art and industry. The book also extends and enhances knowledge of the Enlightenment, industrialization and the processes of globalization in the eighteenth century.


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Matthew Boulton Birmingham and the Enlightenment
Matthew Boulton Innovator
The Origins of the Soho Manufactory and its Layout
Matthew Boultons Copper
The Mechanical Paintings of Matthew Boulton
Samuel Garbett and Early Boulton and Fothergill Assay
Matthew Boulton and the Leading
Workers atthe Soho Mint 17881809
Matthew Boultons Jewish Partners between France
Enlightened Entrepreneurs versus Philosophical Pirate
Portrait Prints of Matthew Boulton
Select Bibliography

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Professor Kenneth Quickenden is Research Professor at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University. Dr Sally Baggott was Librarian and Curator at The Birmingham Assay Office and is now Research Facilitator, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham. Dr Malcolm Dick is Director of the Centre for West Midlands History, University of Birmingham.

Nicholas Goodison, Kenneth Quickenden, Malcolm Dick, Sally Baggott, Peter M. Jones, Jennifer Tann, David Philip Miller, George Demidowicz, Jim Andrew, Peter Northover, Nick Wilcox, Barbara Fogarty, Joseph Melling, Sue Tungate, Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Bernard Vaisbrot, Irina Gouzévitch, Val Loggie.

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