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5.0 out of 5 stars an interesting dialogue, November 1, 2010
This review is from: The Pre-Raphaelite Lens (Hardcover)
With the current interest in the Pre-Raphaelites running high, this is a timely work. This unique book is the first to take an in-depth look at the Pre-Raphaelites and their connection with photography. It features the works of major artists and photographers of the time including Rossetti. Taking their cue from Ruskin and the developing art of photography, the Pre-Raphaelites captured nuances and detail in their paintings. In turn, their art affected photographers who looked at structure and subject matter and so a dialogue was formed. This book looks at this dialogue and the common ground between these two arts of painting and photography. The traditional approach to making pictures was completely overturned.

A series of readable, informative essays contribute to this book elaborately enhanced by the reproductions of art and photography. What an excellent idea to show how two art forms emerged and interacted with one another. Good reproductions of all sizes. The book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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The Pre-Raphaelite Lens
The Pre-Raphaelite Lens by Diane Waggoner (Hardcover - October 1, 2010)
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