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GREAT MASTERS OF DECORATIVE ART

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GREAT MASTERS OF DECORATIVE ART

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Closeout Price! Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Recommended. By Aymer Vallance and Lewis F. Day. This beautifully done hardcover collects three special annual issues of The Art Journal, from 1898-1900, each devoted to one of these three masters of design and illustration: Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Several color plates have been added, while the rust-colored cloth cover beautifully captures the feel of the original editions, with an elaborate green and gilt embossed design. Inside every page features magnificent illustrations, and an insightful text that explores their philosophies and methods.

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This beautifully done hardcover collects three special annual issues of The Art Journal, from 1898-1900, each devoted to one of these three masters of design and illustration: Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Several color plates have been added, while the rust-colored cloth cover beautifully captures the feel of the original editions, with an elaborate green and gilt embossed design. Inside every page features magnificent illustrations, and an insightful text that explores their philosophies and methods.

Additionally, the subject of each study, the artists themselves, were directly involved in the creation of these rare specials: in fact, Crane wrote his own profile, making his chapter a primary source for research. A marvelous survey of creative achievement, this influential classic allows the three masters to share their unique visions with aspiring artists and admirers alike. This is high Victorian design. William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, which specialized in wonderful books that recaptured the feeling of medieval art. Walter Crane was the model of Victorian style, a huge influence on his fellows. His children's books are still reprinted today.

And Burne-Jones is among the best known of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, for work he did on Morris's Kelmscott volumes, as well as magnificent paintings of angels, mythology, and other ethereal, fantastic subjects.

Lewis F. Day, who wrote the piece on Morris, was a famous photographer and designer in his own right. He's one of the most famous names to come out of the nineties era of Victorian design.

Except for the new color plates, all the features here are in black and white, in keeping with even the most deluxe publications of  the era. The Art Journal (1839-1912) covered the world of illustration and paintings, very much like The Studio (1897-1921). Both were considered "fine arts and decorative arts" magazines, focused on the latest work and major artists who were changing the world of design from Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian, to Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, and, finally, Arts and Crafts.

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Item Code GRMAH
Publisher Calla
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781606601020
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 32pg
Color Partial Color
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