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Charleston : the Bloomsbury muse / edited by Lawrence Hendra and Elli Smith ; with essays and contributions by Darren Clarke, Deborah Gage, Richard Shore and Matther Holliday.
London : Paul Holberton Publishing, 2021.
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 27 x 25 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.B3907 A12 2021 (LC) Oversize
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This catalogue showcases Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's home at Charleston Farmhouse, and the work the artists produced between the two world wars. Beginning with radical modern works influenced by European trends - from painted furniture to depictions of food preparation in the kitchen, from the barns to the pond, the people to the household cat - it tells a story of over thirty years of artistic productivity and the Bloomsbury group.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Philip Mould & Company, London, UK, 14 September- 10 September 2021.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- England.
Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961.
Bloomsbury group.
Charleston Farmhouse (West Firle, England)
Grant, Duncan, 1885-1978.
Hendra, Lawrence, editor.
Smith, Elli, editor.
Clarke, Darren, author of essay.
Gage, Deborah, 1950- author of essay.
Shone, Richard, author of essay.
Holliday, Matthew, author of essay.
Philip Mould Ltd., host institution.

  • Introduction / Philip Mould
  • Charleston as muse / Darren Clarke
  • Charleston recalled / Richard Shone with Matthew Holliday
  • Charleston, why? / Deborah Gage
  • Catalogue / Lawrence, Ellie Smith.