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Synopsis : This text presents an overview of one of the most fertile and exuberant periods in the history of art. It embraces not only the UK but also the English-speaking countries linked to England by the cultural ties of empire and emigration. Long out of fashion, Victorian painting is now enjoyed in its own right. This book is divided by themes into 22 chapters, and features anecdotes and colour illustrations from the period. It can also serve as a reference work as it features the work of some lesser-known artists, as well as the famous and well-loved images.
Review: After 500 pages of sparkling, appreciative text and gorgeously reproduced paintings of fairies, angels, knights in shining armor, Queen Victoria, rustic bumpkins, mermaids, society ladies, gamboling colts, roses, storm-tossed seas, and small children accompanied by mutts, not to mention Ophelia floating beautifully in her watery, flower-strewn grave, readers may feel as if they inhabit the 19th century. It's a shock to wake up to the end of the 20th instead, and to the end of a deeply satisfying book. Lionel Lambourne, who was head of paintings at London's Victoria and Albert Museum for nearly a decade, writes with knowledge, wit, and grace. "Scratch a cynic and you will always find a sentimentalist," he says with regard to Victorian genre painting. In discussing the nude and a return to classicism, he writes, "Such works ... provided an additional thrill for their nouveau riche owners, for by displaying them they could show evidence of classical leanings, if not a classical education."
After an excellent introductory overview, Lambourne divides his course into 21 chapters, including: "The Victorian Art Establishment," "The Fresco Revival," "The Panorama," "Childhood and Sentiment," "Fairy Painting," "Sporting and Animal Painting," "The Pre-Raphaelites," "The Frailer Sex and Fallen Woman," "Aesthetes and Symbolists," and "Impressionism in Britain." The editing and design of the book are superb, with reproductions exactly matching the text and captions containing all relevant information. Lambourne offers new dimensions even to history we think we know well, such as Whistler's lawsuit against the critic John Ruskin, who famously accused the artist of "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In Lambourne's view, the controversy "marked the beginning of aspects of art as various as conceptualism and abstraction," and he goes on to explain why. A tour de force of scholarship served up with style, Victorian Painting does ample justice to a complex, frequently misunderstood era. --Peggy Moorman
Titre : Victorian Painting
Éditeur : Phaidon Press
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : As New
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Phaidon Press, Harrisburg, PA, 1999. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. First Printing. 512 Pages, Color Illustrations, Publishers Post Card Included, "LONG SCRATCH on BOTTOM PAGE EDGES of the TEXT BLOCK", "LIGHT SHELF RUBBINGS to the DUST JACKET with No Tears" Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 048682
Description du livre Phaidon Press. État : Very Good. A bright, square, and overall a nice copy All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. N° de réf. du libraire BOS-G-2a-03757
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Good. illustrated edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP8666941
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. N° de réf. du libraire 4440986
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Good. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP33729103
Description du livre Phaidon Press 1999-09, 1999. Hardcover. État : good. 0714837768. N° de réf. du libraire 675174
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Very Good+. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition. Paper covered boards with trace edgewear and a few small dents to edges. DJ has trace wear only. Binding sound, text clean. No previous owner names, stickers or stamps. Trace soil to text block. Profusely illustrated in color. An unread copy. THIS IS A HEAVY BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. ; 4to, hardcover, 512 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 6257
Description du livre Phaidon Press Limited, London, Great Britain, 1999. Hard Cover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 512 pages, 4to. Out of Print. Minor shelfwear. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition. N° de réf. du libraire 54323
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97807148377653.0
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020714837768