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Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

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• A beautiful volume all about the work of the Pre-Raphaelites
• Over 200 works from Birmingham Museums collection
• A great coffee table read

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Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement by Martin Ellis, Timothy Barringer and Victoria Osborne

Although the word Victorian connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era's painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The full spectrum of the Victorian avant- garde is in magnificent display in this book that features over 200 works drawn from the Birmingham Museums' unparalleled collection. Characterized by attention to detail, vibrant colors, and engagement with literary themes and daily life, the paintings, works on paper, and decorative objects featured reveal the myriad ways Victorian artists and artisans made sense of a rapidly changing world. Perceptive essays and the latest scholarship illuminate the issues these artists contended with, including the relationship to art and nature, questions of class and gender identity, the value of handmade versus machine production, and the search for beauty in an age of industry. Designed to reflect the tactile nature of the work and featuring typography inspired by the Victorian era, this beautiful volume is as fresh and bold as the visionaries it celebrates.

Details

Published by Prestel
Written in English
Paperback book
288 pages
ISBN 9781885444479
Book measures 26.04x2.95x31.13 cm
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