The Radical Vision of Edward Burne-Jones


ISBN: 9781913107277
Artist(s): Edward Burne-Jones
Author(s): Andrea Wolk Rager
Format: hardback
Year published: 24 May 2022
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 336
Illustrations: 165 colour and black and white illustrations

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A bold reassessment of nineteenth-century British painter and decorative artist Edward Burne-Jones, elucidating his fundamentally radical defiance of the Victorian age.

Challenging the dominant characterization of Edward Burne-Jones as an escapist who withdrew from the modern world into imaginary realms of his own creation, this groundbreaking book argues that he was engaged in a fundamentally radical defiance of the age, protesting against imperial aggression, capitalist economic inequality, and environmental destruction in the wake of the industrial revolution.


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