The Pre-Raphaelites (Everyman Art Library)

by Tim Barringer


Continuing the tradition of the Everyman Art library, combining learned yet lively text by acknowledged scholars in the field withhigh quality illustrations in colour throughout. Pre-Raphaelite art is par excellence the art of Mid-Victorian Britain and this reappraisal fills an important void within available scholarship on the subject. By adopting a thematic approach, Tim Barringer navigates a course from analysis of key pictures to their significance within the complex cultural and social matrix of Victorian Britain. Individual chapters provide core concepts for understanding the Pre-Raphalite engagement with medieval revivalism, nature worship, issues of class and gender and the reconciliation of the religious image and realism in the 19th century; these chapters are also enlivened by telling biographical information where it is significant for the meaning of an image.

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