Stock Image

Burne-Jones: The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Wood, Christopher

ISBN 10: 155670819X / ISBN 13: 9781556708190
Published by Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Smith Family Bookstore (Eugene, OR, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 30 September 2005

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: 31.23 Convert Currency
Shipping: 2.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

1st edition, 1st printing. dust jacket in brodart wraps. light corner wear to dust jacket. text is unmarked. binding crisp, tight. Bookseller Inventory # 037162

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Burne-Jones: The Life and Works of Sir ...

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


80 color and 120 black-and-white illustrations. Bound in publisher's original cloth.

From Publishers Weekly:

As a schoolboy in Birmingham, England, Burne-Jones was already signing his name "Edouard de Bymyngham"--an early romantic impulse borne out by the life and work of this second-generation Pre-Raphaelite and leader of the aesthetic movement, whose massive output of watercolor and oil paintings, intricate pencil drawings, tapestries, stained-glass windows and other decorative objects are gathered this summer at a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit in New York City. In this richly illustrated monograph, Wood, a Victorianist and London gallery owner, provides a sometimes cursory but fervent portrait of the artist, whose often murky technique and sentimental narrative proclivities (Arthurian legend and fairy tales figure hugely) have had a checkered critical history. Although he was the first artist to be given a memorial service at Westminster Abbey, Burne-Jones's reputation eroded during the "darkest days of modernism," writes Wood. But Wood's enthusiasm, bolstered by the thoughtful testimony of Burne-Jones champion Henry James and the liberally quoted words of the artist himself, who is revealed as appealingly self-conscious and extremely adroit with language, is infectious. Wood perhaps overidealizes the lifelong friendship and collaboration with William Morris, begun at Oxford, but his retelling is moving all the same when, upon Morris's death in 1896, Burne-Jones writes that "the things that in thought are most of me, most dear and necessary, are dear and necessary to no one except Morris only." There are 80 full-color and 120 b&w images, though the lack of comparative illustrations (especially by Burne-Jones's mentor Dante Gabriel Rossetti) impedes Wood's art-historical analysis considerably. (Aug.) FYI: Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer, the official exhibition catalogue, is published by the Metroplitan Museum and distributed by Abrams. It offers more biographical detail, more illustrations and accessible, often illuminating, catalogue entries, with essays by Alan Crawford, Stephen Wildman and other critics and curators. ($75 376p ISBN 0-8109-6522-4)

Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Over 600,000 Quality Used, Text, Academic and Hard-To-Find Books. Two large stores located in Eugene near the University of Oregon and downtown. We have a huge inventory and only a fraction of it is listed for sale in the database.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If the book is not as not as described or damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you change your mind please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us about a return and we'll usually respond within 2 business days.

Smith Family Bookstore, Inc.
768 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene OR 97401
Authorized Representati...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Estimated delivery times are in BUSINESS DAYS. We strongly urge buyers to select Priority Mail if time is an issue. We will provide DELIVERY CONFIRMATION/TRACKING details on your ABE order form after we process and apply postage to your book. All international packages are automatically shipped via International Priority Mail. Please inquire about in-store pick-up for local orders.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express