THE CULT OF BEAUTY: THE VICTORIAN AVANT-GARDE, 1860-1900. First published in the U.K. as The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1900 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011). Ed. by Lynn Federle Orr and Stephen Calloway. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011. Organized in association with Musee d'Orsay, Paris, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Abrams, New York. 296 pp. with 249 ills. (211 col.). 30 x 26 cm. LC 2011-935133 ISBN 9781851776948 In English.
Constituting a major review of the Aesthetic Movement and its influence on British art, architecture and design during the latter half of the 19th century (with short texts discussing such topics as literature, music, theater and religion to complement the main texts and to underscore the depth and breadth of the movement), this catalogue documents fine examples of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, wallpaper, textiles, interior decor and architecture by such designers as Aitchison, Dresser, Godwin, Morris, Shaw and Webb; paintings, drawings and prints by Alma-Tadema, Beardsley, Burne-Jones, Leighton, Rossetti, Sandys, Tissot, Waterhouse, Whistler and other important figures; as well as representative examples of sculpture, fashion, jewelry, photographs, bookbindings and picture frames.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Several Media — Aestheticism
Worldwide Number: 034091
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