The Victoria & Albert Museum Desk Diary 2012: The Cult of Beauty

Author(s): Stephen Calloway


The V&A Diary 2012 is published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V&A Museum, 'The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain 1860-1900', which will run from April to July 2011. The Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860-1900) was the well-spring of the 'new art' movements of the late 19th century with its rallying cry of 'art for art's sake'. Aesthetic sensibilities produced some of the most sophisticated and sensuously beautiful artworks of the Western tradition. The V&A Diary 2012 features images of artworks from the traditional high end of painting, to fashionable trends in architecture, interior design, furnishings and more by artists such as Whistler, Rossetti, Leighton and Burne-Jones plus designers such as William Morris, Christopher Dresser, Walter Crane and others. Illustrated in full colour with a week to a view. This flexi-bound diary also has a storage pocket.


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Stephen Calloway is Curator in the Word & Image Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. In addition, he divides his time between research for his books, writing for a wide range of magazines, lecturing and designing. He is also called upon as a consultant for films and for the decoration of historic interiors, and is a frequent contributor to television and radio programmes on the subject of taste, collecting and fashion. His publications include Twentieth-Century Decoration; The Elements of Style; Baroque Baroque: the Culture of Excess and The Exquisite Life of Oscar Wilde. He is Co-Curator for the 'Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain 1860-1900' exhibition.

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  • : 9780711231993
  • : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.431
  • : April 2011
  • : 225mm X 193mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Calloway
  • : Diary
  • : 1
  • : 112
  • : 56 colour illustrations, 56 colour illustrations