The cult of beauty : the aesthetic movement 1860-1900 / edited by Stephen Calloway and Lynn Federle Orr ; assisted by Esmé Whittaker.

by Calloway, StephenLooking glass; Orr, Lynn Federle, 1947-Looking glass; Whittaker, EsméLooking glass; M.H. de Young Memorial MuseumLooking glass; Musée d'OrsayLooking glass; Victoria and Albert MuseumLooking glass.

Publisher: London : V&A Publishing, 2011.Description: 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 30 cm.ISBN: 1851776281; 9781851776283; 9781851776290.Subject(s): Aesthetic movement (Art) -- Exhibitions | Art, British -- 19th century -- ExhibitionsLooking glassNote: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2 April - 17 July 2011; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 12 September 2011 - 15 January 2012; and at de Young Museum, San Francisco, 18 February - 17 June 2012.Note: Bibliography: pages 256-260. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Aesthetic Movement, as it came to be known, united romantic bohemians, such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones,with maverick figures, like James McNeillWhistler. The Cult of Beauty brings together the finest pictures, furniture and decorative arts of this extraordinary era, setting them in the context of this glittering cast of characters. This beautiful book also reveals how artists' houses and their extravagant lifestyles became the object of public fascination. The influence of the 'Palaces of Art' created by Rossetti and Morris, Lord Leighton and others led to a widespread revolution in architecture and interior decoration,while Oscar Wilde made his name promoting the idea of 'The House Beautiful'.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2 April - 17 July 2011; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 12 September 2011 - 15 January 2012; and at de Young Museum, San Francisco, 18 February - 17 June 2012.

Bibliography: pages 256-260. - Includes index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Stephen Calloway is Curator of Prints at the V&A. He curated Aubrey Beardsley and edited the accompanying book (V&A 1998) and his many publications include Twentieth-Century Decoration and Baroque, Baroque- The Culture of Excess. Lynn Federle Orr is Curator in Charge of European Art at the Legion of Honor, showcasing the European collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She choreographs the Legion's permanent collection galleries, as well as exhibitions.

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