Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: SAM Downtown, June 13 - September 8, 2019
A generously illustrated new study of the Victorian era, this exhibition catalogue features rarely seen works and provocative essays.
The Victorian avant-garde displayed in this book is characterized by attention to detail, vibrant colors, and engagement with literary themes and daily life. The paintings, works on paper, and decorative objects featured highlight Victorian artists and artisans, discussing the manners in which they creatively interpreted a rapidly changing world.
With richly colorful plates featuring nearly 150 works from the collection of the city of Birmingham, this publication examines what artists contended with in the Victorian era, including their relationships to art and nature, questions of class and gender identity, the value of handmade versus machine production, and the search for beauty in an age of industry.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Prestel (October 1, 2018)
Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.2 x 12.2 inches