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Aubrey Beardsley

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Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was the most notorious illustrator of his day. This book, published to commemorate the centenary of his tragically early death at the age of twenty-five, tells the story of his extraordinary life and brief, hectic career. Beardsley's distinctive body of work is considered alongside that of his contemporaries and friends, among them Oscar Wilde, ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Harry N. Abrams
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Glenn Russell
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing



Stephen Calloway’s book on the life, art and times of English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley makes for captivating reading and also viewing since there are nearly 200 illustrations and photos included in its pages. Friend of Oscar Wilde, James McNeal Whistler and Max Beerbohm, Aubrey Beardsley was one immensely gifted artist and refine aesthete. Most of his artwork is black ink on white paper and picks up on decadent themes of the grotesque and erotic, drawings that must been seen to be
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Rachel
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The book is combination biography and discussion of Beardsley's work. There are excellent reproductions of Beardsley's drawings and a good overall representation of his oeuvre. That includes a section on his erotic work; it is only one chapter out of nine, but you should still know it is there.
Jaimie
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Placing the influence of Aubrey Beardsley's five short years on the art scene is an almost easy task, since his inspirations nad affectations are so stylistically unique. Colloway's detailed depiction of his life gives us a clear picture and explores examples of Beardsley's art by giving the context of the time period and the world-wide artistic and literary styles that Beardsley drew upon. Even the captions are great, which is what I usually complain about the most from art books!
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Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a non-art person, I thought this was a well-balanced book. I suppose if I were an artist, I might have wanted to know more about Beardsley's techniques.
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Stephen Calloway is a curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

He is an expert on 19th century art, and has made a particular study of the decadent and dandy culture of the fin de siecle.

He staged the V&A's exhibition on the 1890s, 'High Art and Low Life' in 1993, and curated the 'Aubrey Beardsley Centenary Show' in Tokyo and London in 1998.

He writes on the history of t
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