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AUBREY BEAROSILEY: A SLACTE TO BEAUTY
     

AUBREY BEAROSILEY: A SLACTE TO BEAUTY

by Aubrey Beardsley, David Colvin
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Not since the early 1970s, when dorm room walls were covered with posters of their work, have the Aesthetes and Pre-Raphaelites of 19th-century England been so popular. This latest work on illustrator Aubrey Vincent Beardsley is the second in six months (Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography, LJ 2/1/99). Colvin, an art historian and limited-editions publisher, takes a different slant on Beardsley in this elaborately illustrated biography, looking at him through his art but also adding much on how the artist was viewed and remembered by friends and contemporaries. Beardsley died from tuberculosis at 25, yet in the six brief years that he worked he illustrated Wilde's Salome, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and Johnson's Valpone. He was also the art editor of the influential serial The Yellow Book. His extraordinary work was noted for its sexual curves and erotic tone, elaborate borders, and initials--a mixture of Oriental and Art Nouveau. With its numerous and excellent use of illustrations, this is a worthy companion to other Beardsley works. Highly recommended for all collections.--Joseph C. Hewgley, Nashville P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Colvin combines his particular interest in the history of clandestine publishing with his experience as an art historian to explore the work of the most notorious artist of the fin de siecle. Before he died at age 25, British illustrator and writer Beardsley created erotic drawings for Wilde's Salome, Pope's Rape of the Lock, The Lysistrata of Aristophanes, and Jonson's Valpone and to write his own highly erotic novel originally published as The Story of Venus and Tannhauser. No bibliography. Distributed by Angle Publishing Co. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781566490139
Publisher:
Welcome Rain Publishers
Publication date:
08/14/1998
Edition description:
1ST WELCOM
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.15(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.44(d)

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