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The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley

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Book is an important work for those interested in the origins and development of modern art, and for those fascinated by a unique and splendid talent that flourished far too briefly.
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published January 4th 1984 by Crescent Books (first published 1967)
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Jan 22, 2008 Ruth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
Oh the wonderful elegant decadence of Aubrey Beardsley!

I'll never forget my amazed shock when I saw Beardsley's drawing of the Serpentine S wearing a Tiara which the book
wrongly I think characterized as "death" when it is obviously
something closer to 'affect' or 'desire'.. it has ancient associations and wholly contemporary ones. Anyway. Beardsley
is one of the great illustrators I think, and its always fun to shock people less familiar with his work to a few tiny satyrs
with enormous phalli, or enormous satyrs with tiny phalli!
What a fun guy. A fellow English major shared that this man was "under the influence of
narcotics" often. That could explain the artwork...regardless, I like the clean lines and
languidness (I made up another word).
dead letter office
a collection of aubrey beardsley's drawings and illustrations.

if you are offended by lewdness, incest, androgyny, or decadence you might take a pass on this one.
Brian Dell
A pretty good collection from this master artist. Nicely sized also for larger reproductions. If there is a better Beardsley book out there, I haven't seen it.
i was probably about ten when i found my parents' book of Beardsley drawings. it was a huge influence on me, which... explains a lot, i guess
I read the first edition of this book but Goodreads gave an error message when I tried adding it. C'est la vie.
I can't say anything other than this book is exquisite and inspiring and breathtaking and brilliant.
1967. I think the art book jones started here...
Dec 05, 2007 Amber rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
love it because it is just so decadent
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Born in Milford Haven, Wales, of Cornish parents, Symons was educated privately, spending much of his time in France and Italy. In 1884–1886 he edited four of Bernard Quaritch's Shakespeare Quarto Facsimiles, and in 1888–1889 seven plays of the "Henry Irving" Shakespeare. He became a member of the staff of the Athenaeum in 1891, and of the Saturday Review in 1894, but his major editorial feat was...more
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