Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

 
 
 
 
 
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Angus Trumble is senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. Andrea Wolk Rager is visiting assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Views of the Edwardian era have swung between seeing the period as a golden summer afternoon of imperial and elite complacency and the starkly conflicting depiction of the decade as one of intense political, economic, and artistic instability leading up to the chasm of the First World War.

This magnificent book explores themes of power and a contrasting lightness of touch through the distinctive architecture, interiors, and decorative and fine arts of the time. Creation, consumption, and display are enlightened through portraits by Sargent and Boldoni, diamond tiaras and ostrich feather fans, and a spectacular embroidered gown belonging to Mary, the American-born wife of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India. At the same time, the Lumiere brothers' invention of autochromes enabled informal colour portrait photography that fostered the cult of celebrity.

Opulence and leisure were driving forces for the domestic and imperial British economic engine in the early years of the twentieth century.

Product Code 1036157
ISBN 9780300190250
Author Angus Trumble
Dimensions 31.2 x 25 x 3.8 cm
Format Hardback
GTIN 9780300190250
Pages 420
Published March 2013
Publisher Yale University Press
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