Art for Art's Sake: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 = Za byutifulu eikoku no yuibishugi 1860-1900
by Calloway, Stephen et al.
Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 2014. Hardcover. VG. Black figured boards with gilt letters on spine and front cover, gilt decoration on front cover, and color illus. laid on front cover; illus. flyleaves; 250 pp., many color, BW and duotone illus. Text is in Japanese and English. Issued in conjunction with a 2014 exhibition of examples of art from the Aesthetic Movement. It consists of "paintings, drawings, pieces of furniture, decorative arts, photographs, books and items of jewellery, selected primarily from the Victoria and Albert Museum collections, along with works from Tate and private and public collections in Britain and Japan. [It offers] a "realm of creative beauty and pleasure that enchanted Britain in the late nineteenth century." (foreword) With essays by Stephen Calloway, Yasuo Kawabata, and Ayako Ono. The illustrated catalogue presents 141 specific pieces, with annotations printed afterward. Colorful, and uncommon.
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