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Author Werner, Marcia, 1940-
Title Pre-Raphaelite painting and nineteenth-century realism / Marcia Werner.
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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 Floor3  N6917.5.P7 W47 2005    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 286 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-282) and index.
Contents 1. Received opinion -- 2. John Ruskin -- 3. Modern painters II : the theoretic faculty -- 4. Modern painters II : the imaginative faculty -- 5. Ruskin's Pre-Raphaelitism -- 6. Pre-Raphaelite assessment of Ruskin's influence -- 7. The germ -- 8. William Michael Rossetti : history and time in pre-Raphaelite art -- 9. The interconnection of sacred and secular in pre-Raphaelitism -- 10. William Michael Rossetti's review articles -- 11. John Stuart Mill : utilitarianism and British empiricism -- 12. Thomas Carlyle and The Oxford and Cambridge magazine -- 13. The shared vision of pre-Raphaelite realism -- 14. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and French realism -- 15. Dante Gabriel Rossetti : realism in early pre-Raphaelite poetry
Summary "This book reconsiders and revises our understanding of Pre-Raphaelite painting: its philosophy of art, its sources, its cohesiveness, and its relationship to the broader context of contemporary European Realism. Challenging several long-standing beliefs about the PRB, which is often characterized as a disparate group who pursued divergent, even antithetical goals, Marcia Werner proposes that the Pre-Raphaelites developed and shared an artistic philosophy comprehensive enough to embrace all of their differences. Werner reconstructs this credo through careful study of writings by Pre-Raphaelite artists and their associates. She also examines unexplored and neglected contemporary intellectual and philosophical sources, particularly those of John Stuart Mill and Thomas Carlyle, whose works are shown to be critical to an understanding of Pre-Raphaelite painting. Supporting her ideas through sustained analyses of key works, the author also argues that John Ruskin's importance to the Pre-Raphaelites has been misunderstood and overstated."--Jacket.
Subject Pre-Raphaelitism.
Realism in art -- Europe.
Art, European -- 19th century.
Alternate Title Pre-Raphaelite painting and 19th-century realism
ISBN 0521824680 hb
9780521824682 hb
OCLC number 54536994