by Edwards, Jason
Ashgate, 2006. Hardcover. VG (Ex-art library, with spine label, i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages; page edges are tanning slightly; otherwise clean.). Black cloth, gilt letters on spine, coral and BW illus. dust jacket in mylar cover, 275 pp., BW illus. Considers well the life and work of Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), "one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was primarily a literary, painterly or architectural phenomena. [This book] reveals both the diverse ways in which Gilbert's sculptures operated within the context of Aestheticism and also how these works provided a unique and provocative commentary on the history of masculine friendship and eroticism in the period leading up to and beyond the Wilde trials in 1895." (dj).
(Inventory #: 157539)