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The Pre-Raphaelites / Aur©♭lie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.

Petiot, Aur©♭lie, (author.). Todd, Jane Marie, 1957- (translator.).



"Meet the renegades of Victorian art in this gorgeously illustrated exploration of their work and influence Starting in the revolutionary year of 1848, the Pre-Raphaelites set out to return a lost vibrancy to British art. Together they mounted an artistic front against what they saw as the confining standards of the Victorian art world, and the dehumanizing aspects of the industrial age. Among their ranks were Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt, and later followers included Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. Their works drew from Shakespeare, Keats, Tennyson, and medieval lore. They also treated religious and contemporary themes with striking realism, bringing viewers into intimate contact with the subject and causing scandal in their time. In her authoritative yet readable text, author Aur©♭lie Petiot traces Pre-Raphaelitism from its beginnings in a secret brotherhood to its dissemination in multiple strands of English art. Later chapters provide fresh insight into the Pre-Raphaelite influence on subsequent movements like Arts and Crafts and French modernism, as well as contemporary pop culture. Each painting is reproduced with the luminous brilliance and detail for which the Pre-Raphaelites were known. This book is a must-have for any art history lover"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780789213426
  • ISBN: 0789213427
  • Physical Description: 398 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
  • Edition: English language edition, First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-394) and index.
Subject: Pre-Raphaelitism.

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