The Wilde years : Oscar Wilde & the art of his time / edited and with text by Tomoko Sato, Lionel Lambourne; including essays by Merlin Holland ... [and others].

by Holland, MerlinLooking glass; Lambourne, LionelLooking glass; Sato, TomokoLooking glass; Barbican Art GalleryLooking glass; Barbican Centre for Arts and ConferencesLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Barbican Art Galleries, [2000]Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles,portraits ; 26cm.ISBN: 0856675261; 0856675350.Subject(s): Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Aesthetics | Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Influence | Wilde, OscarLooking glass | Aesthetic movement (Art)Looking glass | Aestheticism (Literature)Looking glass | Aesthetics, British -- 19th centuryLooking glass | Aesthetics, French -- 19th centuryLooking glass | Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th centuryLooking glass | Art and literature -- France -- History -- 19th centuryLooking glass | Art and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryLooking glassNote: Published in association with Philip Wilson Publishers.;
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Wilde years: Oscar Wilde & the art of his time" organised by Barbican Art Galleries, and held at the Barbican Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, 5 October 2000 - 14 January 2001.
Note: Bibliography: pages 140-141. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Focusing on the last quarter of the nineteenth century, The Wilde Years features Oscar Wilde as a central, catalytic figure linking two artistic capitals, London and Paris. Wilde is presented as a multi-faceted artist, whose major achievement was language, with which he contributed to the development of artistic and cultural movements of his age. In his lifetime, Wilde was praised as a poet, writer, and, in particular, playwright, but this publication throws new light on his lesser-known work as an art critic, journalist and progressive political thinker. The book is a tribute to the man who, in his own words, 'stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age.'Celebrated for his wit and flamboyant personality, Oscar Wilde was a central figure in the artistic worlds of fin-de-siecle London and Paris. He was a poet, playwright, art critic and, above all, he was known as a virtuoso 'conversationalist.' Furthermore, the extremity of his fate - imprisonment following his trials in 1895 for homosexual activities - made his name unforgettable as a 'martyr' of the time.

Published in association with Philip Wilson Publishers.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Wilde years: Oscar Wilde & the art of his time" organised by Barbican Art Galleries, and held at the Barbican Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, 5 October 2000 - 14 January 2001.

Bibliography: pages 140-141. - Includes index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

This book is edited by Tomoko Sato , Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, and Lionel Lambourne, former Head of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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