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Best Works of Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley



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01 July 1990
Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Art Nouveau; Art & design styles: Art Deco; Individual artists, art monographs
In the brief span of his life and career, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) galvanized public attention in 1890s London with his exotic renderings of subjects, which often projected the sensual and the grotesque. This splendid volume brings together the best of Beardsley's work - a rich selection ranging from illustrations for Laclos's Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Balzac's La Comedie Humaine to magazine cover designs, book plate silhouettes, title-page ornaments, and delightful mini-portraits of major composers. Also included are two photographs of the artist, consisting of private portrait studies by Frederick H. Evans.

Over 180 beautifully reproduced black-and-white plates capture the uniqueness of Beardsley's vision and reveal the seductive power of his art. Among the illustrations are brilliantly conceived vignettes from Le Morte D'arthur, Venus and Tannhauser, Salome, and Lucian's True History as well as enchanting creations for The Yellow Book (an influential British arts quarterly), and much more.

Characterized by bold black masses, elongated shapes, and sensually provocative figures, these works are the product of a remarkable individual style that transformed the art of illustration. Reproduced here in an inexpensive high-quality format, they are certain to thrill not only Beardsley enthusiasts but anyone interested in the early years of modern graphic art.
By:   Aubrey Beardsley
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   44th
Dimensions:   Height: 278mm,  Width: 206mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   441g
ISBN:   9780486262734
ISBN 10:   0486262731
Series:   Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 July 1990
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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