A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections

A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections

by Nancy E. Green, Benjamin Harvey, Mark Hussey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1934260053

ISBN-13: 9781934260050

Pub. Date: 12/04/2008

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Although of another place and time, the Bloomsbury group confronted issues that are remarkably current: international crises, war, the value of craft in an industrialized world, women's rights, environmental protection, and the search for the true, the good, and the beautiful in their art and their lives. A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in

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Although of another place and time, the Bloomsbury group confronted issues that are remarkably current: international crises, war, the value of craft in an industrialized world, women's rights, environmental protection, and the search for the true, the good, and the beautiful in their art and their lives. A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collectionsexamines the group's responses to these issues, providing a valuable mirror on how people can address similar concerns today. A hundred years after the Bloomsbury group was established, their story still resonates and brings together a variety of interests across many artistic and intellectual pursuits.

This catalog, the companion catalog to an acclaimed exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in 2008, isillustrated with full-color plates of the two hundred exhibited works, as well as numerous color figures of comparative works and documentary photographs. It alsofeatures essays by several leading Bloomsbury scholars. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, author of a major 1995 Carrington biography, provides a personal overview of artistic Bloomsbury. Nancy E. Green, the Johnson Museum curator and organizer of the exhibition, explores the Victorian-era influence on sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Mark Hussey's essay discusses the cultural differences behind how British and American audiences experience Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group. Benjamin Harvey offers "An Appreciation of Bloomsbury's Books and Blocks." Christopher Reed presents personal stories behind many of the prominent Bloomsbury collectors in North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934260050
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/04/2008
Series:
Distributed for the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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