Aurelie Petiot, who studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure and received her PhD at the University of Cambridge, is a lecturer in art history at the Universite Paris Nanterre. An authority on 19th-century British art, Petiot has published her scholarship in such leading journals as the Burlington Magazine and the British Art Journal.
Books abound about the Pre-Raphaelites...but none are as large, lush, and comprehensive as this enrapturing volume. Sumptuous with more than 300 sharp, page-filling color reproductions of vital, intricately detailed works, art historian Petiot's in-depth study focuses on the artists' inspirations, intentions, technical innovations, and impact rather than the legendary complications of their personal lives. -Booklist In this authoritative volume, 19th-century British art historian Petiot traces the beginnings of the movement to its subsequent influence on Arts and Crafts and other movements. . . The narrative is thorough and informative, covering history, influences, and themes.Art historians, students, and art enthusiasts will find this volume enlightening -Library Journal