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Victorian radicals : from the Pre-Raphaelites to the arts & crafts movement / Martin Ellis, Victoria Osborne, Tim Barringer.

New York : American Federation of Arts ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2018.
Physical Description:
280 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Reference Library
N6767.5.P7 B575 2018 (LC) Oversize
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"This catalogue is published on the occasion of the traveling exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement, organized by the American Federation of Arts and Birmingham Museums Trust."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts movement offered a radical artistic and social vision that found inspiration in the pre-industrial past and came to decisively influence visual culture in Britain and beyond. Drawn from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals will, for the first time, bring together paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts to illuminate this most dynamic period of British art in an exhibition of unparalleled historical and visual richness. Through approximately 145 objects by pioneering artists including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddall, among others, Victorian Radicals will represent the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period, emphasizing the response of Britain's first modern art movements to unfettered industrialization. These artists' attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, drawings, and watercolors presented alongside superb examples of decorative art"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Art -- England -- Birmingham -- Exhibitions.
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General.
ART / European.
ART / History / Baroque & Rococo.
Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and society.
Art, Victorian -- Exhibitions.
Art, Victorian.
Arts and crafts movement -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Arts and crafts movement.
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery -- Exhibitions.
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.
Decorative arts, Victorian -- Exhibitions.
Decorative arts, Victorian.
England -- Birmingham.
Great Britain.
Pre-Raphaelitism -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Ellis, Martin, curator.
Osborne, Victoria, curator.
Barringer, T. J., curator.
American Federation of Arts, organizer.
Birmingham Museums Trust, organizer.

  • By the Gains of Industry We Promote Art: The Birmingham Collection / Martin Ellis
  • The Pre-Raphaelites and the Modern World / Timothy Barringer
  • Practice and Ideal: Ideas and Objects, 1850/1910 / Martin Ellis
  • "A New Order of Things": The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy and Art in Birmingham / Victoria Osborne.