The Pre-Raphaelites (World of Art)

The Pre-Raphaelites (World of Art)

by TimothyHilton (Author)

Synopsis

The works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known and best loved of all English paintings, and yet there has long 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 19th-century society. Virtually every Pre-Raphaelite painting is discussed in detail and illustrated here, including works by the best known - Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Millais - and the movement's many minor talents.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 19 Oct 1970

ISBN 10: 0500201021
ISBN 13: 9780500201022
Book Overview: A pioneering critical history on this much-loved movement

Media Reviews
'Definitely to be recommended. It is lively, free of cant, highly intelligent and well written; above all it is stimulating' - The Burlington Magazine
'Amply and conveniently illustrated' - Choice
Author Bio
Timothy Hilton has been an art critic for the Guardian and Independent on Sunday and has written art history books on Pre-Raphaelitism and Picasso among others.