Victorian painting

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Phaidon, 1999 - Всего страниц: 512
Victorian Painting presents a rich panorama of one of the most fertile and exuberant periods in the history of art. It embraces not only the UK but also the English-speaking countries linked to England by cultural ties of empire and emigration, such as the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Long out of fashion, Victorian painting is now wholeheartedly enjoyed in its own right. Unfettered by old prejudices, Lionel Lambourne presents a vivid overview of an age of unparalleled energy and creativity. Divided by themes into twenty-two chapters and written with a light touch, full of illuminating anecdotes and with 600 colour illustrations, Victorian Painting is beautiful, entertaining and informative.

It is also a valuable reference work, for in addition to many famous and well-loved images, it presents a wealth of fine work by lesser-known artists, demonstrating the sheer range and depth of talent that the age produced.

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Being a magnum opus on the subject. If one enjoys the painting of the period, it is a must to own and a delight to read and then to dip into again and again. Читать весь отзыв

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Once dismissed as sentimental fluff, British art of the latter 19th century has recently gained both academic status and enthusiastic public support. For serious students, Lambourne's thoughtful ... Читать весь отзыв


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Lambourne, OBE, was Head of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1986 to 1993.

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