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The Bloomsbury Group

Frances Spalding

From Shelf: The Art of Sussex

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book Frances Spalding presents their fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the group.

'A delightful introduction to an enduring subject' - Angela Wintle, Sussex Life The most constructive and creative influence on English taste between the two wars, 'The Bloomsbury Group' was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their approach to art, design and society.The Group began the twentieth century with a desire to rebel and challenge what they felt were the religious, artistic, social and sexual taboos of Victorian England. Together they created a revolution in British style that resonates with contemporary painters, writers, actors, designers, fashion editors and publishers. This book explores the impact of Bloomsbury personalities on each other, as well as their legacy to the twenty-first century. Author Frances Spalding demonstrates how this network of artists, lovers and patrons recorded one another obsessively in both words and images. She presents twenty fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the Group. Highlighted in her revealing account are: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington.

Format:
Hardback
Pages:
120
Publisher:
National Portrait Gallery Publications
ISBN:
9781855147232
Published Date:
29/9/2021
Dimensions:
197mm x 140mm
Weight:
380g
Category:
The arts: general issues

RRP: £12.95

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781855147232

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