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Author Barringer, T. J.
Title Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design / Tim Barringer, Jason Rosenfeld, Alison Smith ; with contributions by Elizabeth Prettejohn and Diane Waggoner.
Published New Haven, [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2012, ©2012.
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 Floor3 Folio/Oversize  N6767.5.P7 B37 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde" held at the Tate Britain, London, Sept. 12, 2012-Jan. 13, 2013, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-May 19, 2013 and at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, June 10-Sept. 30, 2013.
Publication date from publisher's website.
"Checklist of works exhibited in Washington": p. 246-249.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-245) and index.
Contents Rebellion and revivalism. Architecture and society ; Ford Madox Brown and the westminister frescoes ; The brotherhood ; Revivalism and realism ; Rossetti and his followers in the 1850s ; Pre-raphaelitism to socialism. -- Truth to nature. Ruskin and turner ; Modern painters and pre-raphaelite painting ; Peculiarly English: Madox Brown's view from suburbs ; Young ruskinians: Brett and inchbold ; Time, mood and nostalgia: victorian landscape after pre-raphaelitism. -- Modern life. Modern life and genre ; Separate spheres ; The fallen woman ; Men at work. -- Art, religion and empire. Tractarian tendencies ; Muscular Christianity ; The light of the world ; Religion, race and empire: Holman hunt in the holy land ; Typological symbolism. -- Pre-raphaelites and aesthetes. Millais in 1856: evocations of mood ; Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddall ; Becca Baciata ; The condition of music ; Bohemianism and the erotic ; Burne-Jones: pre-raphaelite to aesthete ; The whistler-ruskin trial.
Summary "The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Effectively Britain's first modern art movement, the Brotherhood combined rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision, and imaginative grandeur. Today, the works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites' unflinchingly radical style, inspired by the purity of early Renaissance painting, defied convention, provoked critics, and entranced audiences. Many of their most famous paintings are featured, including Millais's Ophelia and Ford Madox Brown's The Last of England. This book also includes sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, the last of which shows the important role the Brotherhood played in the early development of the Arts and Crafts movement and the socialist ideas of the poet, designer, and theorist William Morris."--Publisher's website.
Subject Pre-Raphaelitism -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Pre-Raphaelites -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Art, British -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Rosenfeld, Jason.
Smith, Alison, 1962-
Prettejohn, Elizabeth.
Waggoner, Diane.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Tate Britain (Gallery)
Gosudarstvennyĭ muzeĭ izobrazitelʹnykh iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina.
ISBN 9780300194449
OCLC number 826648778