The Pre-Raphaelites (Everyman Art Library)
BlurbContinuing 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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