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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.
Critique: 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, 1999. État : Good. illustrated edition. N/A. 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, 1999. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. with 512 pages. a comprehensive survey of one of the most fertile and varied eras in the history of painting. dj has light scratch marks. HEAVY BOOK. N° de réf. du libraire 018839
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Fair. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP10158368
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP92102064
Description du livre Phaidon Press 05/08/1999, 1999. État : used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780714837765
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1999. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Victorian Painting presents a rich panorama of one of the most fertile & exuberant periods in the history of art. It embraces not only the UK but also the English-speaking countries linked to England by cultural ties of empire & emigration, such as the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa. Long out of fashion, Victorian painting is now wholeheartedly enjoyed in its own right. Unfettered by old prejudices, Lionel Lambourne presents a vivid overview of an age of unparalleled energy & creativity. Divided by themes into 22 chapters & written with a light touch, full of illuminating anecdotes & with 600 colour illustrations, Victorian Painting is beautiful, entertaining & informative. It is also a valuable reference work, for in addition to many famous & well-loved images, it presents a wealth of fine work by lesser-known artists, demonstrating the sheer range & depth of talent that the age produced. Lionel Lambourne, OBE, was Head of Paintings at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from 1986 to 1993. He has travelled widely as a curator of exhibitions in Great Britain, Germany & Japan. His publications include Utopian Craftsmen (1980) & The Aesthetic Movement (Phaidon, 1996). N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_0714837768
Description du livre London Phaidon Press Ltd, 1999. 4to, 512pp, with over 600 Colour Illustrations, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good/Fine condition. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK WEIGHS 3.7 KILOS WITH PACKING. N° de réf. du libraire 16541
Description du livre Phaidon Press, London, 1999. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 4to. Publishers Cloth in Original Dustwrapper. A NEAR FINE Book & Dustwrapper. Slightest Wear to Edges. NO Inscriptions. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. Contact Neil Ewart Rare Books If You Require Any Further Information or Images. Heavy Item - Will Require Additional Shipping Costs on Overseas Orders. N° de réf. du libraire 001446
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. Hardcover. État : Good+. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY; mildly used paperback. binding remains solid, no marks to text, wraps moderately rubbed and worn on covers, mild reading crease to wrap spine, page edges mildly scuffed and dirty with remainder mark to bottom edges. ; 12.13 X 10 X 2.20 inches; 512 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 118988