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The Resource The cult of beauty : The aesthetic movement 1860-1900, Edited by Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr

The cult of beauty : The aesthetic movement 1860-1900, Edited by Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr

Label
The cult of beauty : The aesthetic movement 1860-1900
Title
The cult of beauty
Title remainder
The aesthetic movement 1860-1900
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Aesthetic Movement united romantic bohemians such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, with maverick figures like James McNeill Whistler and this beautiful book brings together the finest pictures, furniture and decorative arts of this extraordinary era.
Biographical or historical data
Stephen Calloway is Curator of Prints at the V&A. He curated Aubrey Beardsley and edited the accompanying book (V&A 1998). Lynn Federle Orr is Curator in Charge of European Art at the Legion of Honor, showcasing the European collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
  • 709.4109034
  • 709.4'1'09034
  • 709.41
  • A 709.409 AESTHETICISM (F)
  • 709.410903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
From Eighth Grade to Twelfth Grade
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Calloway, Stephen
  • Orr, Lynn Federle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetic movement (Art)
  • Art, British
  • History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
  • Art and Design
  • History of art
  • Interior design, decor & style guides
Summary expansion
The Cult of Beauty focuses on a period at the end of the nineteenth century when a group of artists, architects and designers found themselves linked by the search for a new Beauty. The Aesthetic Movement, as it came to be known, united romantic bohemians such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, along with maverick figures such as James McNeill Whistler. The Cult of Beauty brings together the finest pictures, furniture and decorative arts of this extraordinary era, setting them in the context of this glittering cast of characters. This beautiful book also reveals how artists' houses and their extravagant lifestyles became the object of public fascination. The influence of the 'Palaces of Art' created by Rossetti and Morris, Lord Leighton and others led to a widespread revolution in architecture and interior decoration, while Oscar Wilde made his name promoting the idea of 'The House Beautiful'
Target audience
general
Label
The cult of beauty : The aesthetic movement 1860-1900, Edited by Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9781851776283
Dimensions
29x25x3 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781851776283
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
250 col.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The cult of beauty : The aesthetic movement 1860-1900, Edited by Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9781851776283
Dimensions
29x25x3 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781851776283
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
250 col.
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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