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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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RB
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
200 pages of super tall reproductions of Aubrey Beardsley's artwork can only be a great thing, and it is, for this is one utterly beautiful collection.
Ruth
Jan 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Oh the wonderful elegant decadence of Aubrey Beardsley!
Jim
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: art-book
Aubrey Beardsley was a remarkably gifted illustrator of the Art Nouveau era, whose style was influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec and Japanese woodcuts. His work, in turn, influenced the turn of the century Art Nouveau and poster styles despite his brief career. (He died from tuberculosis at the age of 26.)

His pen and ink drawings are characterized by a precision and elegance of line, with black spaces starkly contrasting with white or "empty" spaces. His illustrations are often an unusual blend of th
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Lanny
Jan 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing

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!
hehe
Judith
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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).
Kim
Sep 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
I can't say anything other than this book is exquisite and inspiring and breathtaking and brilliant.
Monica
Feb 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
1967. I think the art book jones started here...
Lise
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley!
dead letter office
Apr 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Amber
Dec 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
love it because it is just so decadent
Kat
Jun 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood_faves
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
Brian Dell
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
David
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: art, read-in-2013
I read the first edition of this book but Goodreads gave an error message when I tried adding it. C'est la vie.
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