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Artistic Circles: Design & Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement

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During the Victorian era, artists like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, and G.F. Watts shared not only their creative work with the public but their homes and gardens, too. As members of the Aesthetic Movement, they believed their domestic spaces were as essential to understanding their overall aesthetic sense as any of the works they sent for ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Victoria & Albert Museum (first published 2010)
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May 18, 2011 Grace rated it really liked it
An excellent book on the interior decoration and design choices of the Victorian artist and aesthete. The two subjects might seem randomly entwined, but in fact for the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite, artist, or aesthete, one's home was an extension of one's creative expression and artistry. Many an artist chose to make for themselves a "palace of art", and society's desire for the same led the artists to act as interior designers for those wealthy enough to hire them.

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