The Pre-Raphaelites (World of Art)

The Pre-Raphaelites (World of Art)

by Timothy Hilton
     
 

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The works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known and best loved of all English paintings, and yet there has been a tendency to dismiss them as mere Victoriana, and to deny them their proper status as works of art. This pioneering critical history places the movement in its historical setting, relating the individual painters and their art to the larger

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The works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known and best loved of all English paintings, and yet there has been a tendency to dismiss them as mere Victoriana, and to deny them their proper status as works of art. This pioneering critical history places the movement in its historical setting, relating the individual painters and their art to the larger concerns of nineteenth-century society. Virtually every major Pre-Raphaelite painting is discussed and illustrated, as well as works by the movement's many minor talents. 157 illus., 21 in color. "Definitely to be recommended. It is lively, free of cant, highly intelligent and well written; above all it is stimulating." (The Burlington Magazine)|157 illus., 21 in color| 0-500-20276-1|

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Burlington Magazine
"Definitely to be recommended. It is lively, free of cant, highly intelligent and well written; above all it is stimulating." --The Burlington Magazine

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ISBN-13:
9780500201022
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.60(d)

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