From Library Journal
Usually identified with the Pre-Raphaelites, Burne-Jones (1833-98) was actually a latecomer to the Brotherhood. As Ash ( Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema , Abrams, 1990) maintains here, he was finally regarded as the leader of the subsequent Aesthetic movement, a percursor of Symbolism. Described as the "first monograph in 20 years" on Burne-Jones, this work is art publishing at its most sumptuous. In the 40 oversize plates (14" 11"), Burne-Jones's dark woods and dreaming maidens appear at their most compelling. Each plate includes the exact size of the original, narrative on the subject matter, and current location. Highly recommended.- Joseph Hewgley, Nashville P.L.
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