- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing; New in Paperback edition (22 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1854377264
- ISBN-13: 978-1854377265
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, The Paperback – Illustrated, 22 Feb 2007
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Highly recommended. --Library Journal
Comprehensively illustrated, clearly written and introduces the reader to many invigorating new ideas. --Times Literary Supplement
This book goes a long way in offering some fresh visions of a favourite subject. --Susan P. Casteras, Pre-Raphaelite Studies
About the Author
Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Rossetti and his Circle (1997), editor of After the Pre-Raphaelites: Art and Aestheticism in Victorian England (1999), and author of Beauty and Art 1750-2000 (2005).
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Prettejohn's main thesis is that Pre-Raphaelitism was an avant-garde movement and much of the book is taken up by explaining the way in which the movement was truly revolutionary. Unlike the French Impressionists, who attacked the establishment from below with everyday scenes and landscapes, the Pre-Raphaelites attacked the Royal Academy from above with paintings dealing with serious issues of politics, religion and literature. But it was the way that they made these paintings that was revolutionary. Instead of organising their pictures in the traditional manner using masses of light and shadow, with a central theme, the Pre-Raphaelites organised their paintings in patterns of line and bright colour that abhorred symmetry.Read more ›
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