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The Pre-Raphaelites: a study of the artists, their lives and context, with 500 images, and a gallery showing 300 of their most iconic paintings.
Edward Burne-Jones: The Hidden Humorist
Edward Burne-Jones, member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood is renowned for his beautiful but usually melancholy evocations of a mythical, literary, ancient or medieval world. This title provides an insight into another side of Burne-Jones and illuminates the personality and relationships of one of the most beloved English romantic painters.
Pre-Raphaelite Language of Flowers
Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
Who were those women who sat for the Pre-Raphaelite painters? Muses to an exclusively male genius, of tragic stature and uncertain health - were they indeed as passive as their portrait painters and their critics contrived to suggest? Jan Marsh reveals the actual lives behind the myth of the Pre-Raphaelite women.
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Notecards
Henry Wallis: From Pre-Raphaelite Painter to Collector/Connoisseur
The first comprehensive study of Henry Wallis, celebrated Pre-Raphaelite painter and art collector/connoisseur
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition
Explores the art exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, along with the circumstances of their creation, the ideological positions expressed through their installation, and the responses of viewers, including critics, collectors, and the general public.
Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination
The angels on our Christmas cards, the stained glass in our churches, the great paintings in our galleries - Edward Burne-Jones' work is all around us. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, this book gives an account of the life of Edward Burne-Jones, the greatest British artist of the second half of the nineteenth century.
Pre-Raphaelite Circle
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
An illuminating look at how the Pre-Raphaelite movement was embraced by a group of vanguard American artists
Beyond Line: the Art of Korean Writing
Spanning millennia and including nearly 150 works of art, this elegant book traces the history of Korean calligraphy from prehistory to the present.
A society of young artists and writers, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in London in 1848. They were known for controversially rebelling against the classical academic painting conventions of the day in favour of a meeting of medieval romanticism and a new realism, and were inspired by theories of John Ruskin.
Edward Burne-Jones
Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker Prize-winning author of `Offshore' and `The Blue Flower', turns her attention to the remarkable life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones.
Tate - Edward Burne Jones & the Pre-Raphaelites Wall Calendar 2019
This beautiful wall calendar presents a selection of painting by Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and more. A perfect accompaniment to Tate Britain's Burne-Jones exhibition (October 2018-February 2019). Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle poque
Pre-Raphaelite Drawing
The paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are widely known and loved. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the intimate world of the Pre-Raphaelites drawings.
Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites
This is the first book to provide a general introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement that integrates its literary and visual art forms and explains what made the Pre-Raphaelite style unique in painting, poetry, drawing and prose.
John Everett Millais
A beautiful new monograph of John Everett Millais.
Lizzie Siddal
Saved from the drudgery of a working-class existence by a young Pre-Raphaelite artist, Lizzie Siddal rose to become one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain and a pivotal figure of London's artistic world, until tragically ending her young life in a laudanum-soaked suicide in 1862. This book tells her story.
Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines
Examines art and literature of the Americas through the lens of the questionnaire, a genre as central as the manifesto to the history of the avant-garde. Demonstrates how modernism and the avant-garde were debated at the very moment of their development and consolidation.
William Morris and John Ruskin: A New Road on Which the World Should Travel
Includes articles first published in The Journal of William Morris Studies and new pieces written for this book. Subjects incl. promotion of craft skills and meaningful work, division of labour, education, environment, art and architecture and the contrasts between Ruskin's (1819-1900) Tory paternalism and Morris's (1834-1896) revolutionary socialism.
Pre-Raphaelites Masterpieces of Art
The Pre-Raphaelites, earlier known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, were a society of English artists. Their name was a reference to their rejection of the Renaissance master Raphael and the immensely popular classical poses. Their integral and controversial movement is explored in this beautifully illustrated new book.
J W Waterhouse Pocket Notepad
128-page notepad with 21 paintings by J.W. Waterhouse.
William Morris Masterpieces of Art
William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents and an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. William Morris Masterpieces of Art offers a survey of his life and work alongside stunning decorative works.
Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism: Language and Cognition in Remediations of the East
Investigates the latent and manifest traces of the East in Pre-Raphaelite literature and culture.
Nature's Truth: Photography, Painting, and Science in Victorian Britain
Investigates why nineteenth-century British painters and photographers as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelites, P. H. Emerson, and Augustus John pursued truth to nature, and how contemporary science and philosophy informed their artistic practice and the critical reception of their work.
Frank Dicksee
An important work of reference on Victorian painter and illustrator, Frank Dicksee. This is a full history of his life and work, with a catalogue raisonne, including many previously unpublished pictures.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. Now back in print, this book features examples of work by all the key artists and offers an comprehensive overview of the movement.
Critics, Coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite Celebrity
Wendy Graham traces the critical discourses that shaped the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's reception and continues to inform responses to them. She explains the mechanics of fame and the politics of scandal contributing to the rise of aestheticism, providing a new interpretation of the place of aesthetic counterculture in Victorian England.
Beholding Christ and Christianity in African American Art
A collection of essays exploring prominent African American artists' engagement with Christian themes. Essays examine the ways in which an artist's engagement with religious symbols can be an expression of concerns related to racial, political, and socio-economic identity.
Photography and Other Media in the Nineteenth Century
A collection of essays investigating photography's role in the evolution of media and communication in the nineteenth century.
Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914
Explores the ways in which visual imagery was used for animal advocacy campaigns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the ways in which these images were created, circulated, and consumed in a wide range of cultural contexts.
Nature's Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form
Examines the influence of experimental science, concerned with the workings of the body, the mind, and their various pathologies, on the works of late nineteenth-century artists Maurice Denis, Edouard Vuillard, August Strindberg, and Edvard Munch.
Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival
Charts the rediscovery and rigorous reassessment of the medieval Russo-Byzantine artistic tradition in Russia in the years 1860-1920. Explores the link between Byzantine revivalism and modernist experimentation, which ultimately made a significant and lasting impact on twentieth-century avant-garde movements.
Art and Form: From Roger Fry to Global Modernism
Explores the rise of formalism in the visual arts. Employs an expanded sense of form to rethink a range of areas, including the history of writing about art, constructions of high and low culture, and the idea of global modernism.
Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914
Explores the ways in which visual imagery was used for animal advocacy campaigns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the ways in which these images were created, circulated, and consumed in a wide range of cultural contexts.
Boyce Papers: The Letters and Diaries of Joanna Boyce, Henry Wells and George Price Boyce: 2-volume set
The first full edition of the correspondence, between three artists Joanna Boyce, her brother George P. Boyce and Henry Wells, who she eventually married. It dates from the period 1845 to 1861, and covers artistic life in both Paris and London, including the Pre-Raphaelites.
Beauty and Art: 1750-2000
What do we mean when we call a work of art beautiful? How do perceptions of beauty change with the passage of time? This title explores these questions, showing the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art. It charts the story of western art, from eighteenth-century Germany to the late 20th century.
Desperate Romantics
In conjunction with a major series for BBC2, the scandalous saga of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siecle Art
Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism.
Reading the Pre-Raphaelites
Noted for its vivid colours, elaborate use of symbols, and dedication to close observation of the natural world, the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists combines a deep engagement with the past and a modern realism that exemplifies the concerns of the age of steam travel. This survey traces the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life & Loves of Robert Bateman
A page turning forensic biography of a secret Victorian life and love affair.Robert Bateman is an undeservedly forgotten Pre-Raphaelite artist, friend of Burne Jones, Walter Crane and others, and connected via his wife to the highest reaches of Victorian political and social life.
Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Burne-Jones was one of the great Victorian artists in a golden age of art. This guide immerses the reader in his life, meetings with key Pre-Raphaelites and his own fame and critical acclaim for his art.
Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa
Examines the works of four early to mid-twentieth-century American artists of Asian descent. Focuses on their critical engagement with notions of American modernism, and illuminates a transcultural positioning in modern American culture that predates our contemporary discourse on race and identity.
All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor
A study of the concept of artistic process in the Western tradition of the visual arts. Focuses on modern and contemporary art and analyzes the development of process as a discourse that increasingly locates the primary value of art in the artist's creative labor.
Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites
The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries.
Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism
Examines how Russian Constructivist artists in the 1920s imagined a new physical environment through the creation of recycled and reappropriated objects.
Photography and Other Media in the Nineteenth Century
A collection of essays investigating photography's role in the evolution of media and communication in the nineteenth century.