Small 4to. 272 pp, preface, 1. The Gothic Background; 2. The Cult of Youth; 3. 'Easeful Death'; 4. Romantic Exiles; 5. The Visionary Landscape; 6. Painting as Feeling; 7. The Early Paradise; notes, bibliography, index with b&w illustrations throughout. First American Edition, 1970. Maroon cloth with embossed gilt architectural ruin on front board, gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated endpapers. "This book has planned neither as a picture-book wit text nor as an illustrated literary essay. Pictures and letter-press are meant to form a whole; and shed light on the strange history of the English Romantic Movement. The author attempts to define the spirit of the movement by pursuing certain general themes, for example the Romantics' obsession with Youth; their interest in the realms of the Subconscious and the shadowy world of Sleep; their attitude towards Nature and Love; and the cult of extreme sensations. The Romantic artist was frequently influenced by poetic ideas and images and was usually moved by the same impulses as his literary counterpart." from the Preface.
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Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 26001004
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0026001004