Calloway, Stephen, & Orr, Lynn Federle (eds)
The cult of beauty. The aesthetic movement 1860-1900.
London, V & A Publishing 2011.
Large 4to. 296pp, many colour photo ills. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
Issued to accompany an exhibition initially held at the Victoria and Albert Museum and subsequently at Paris and San Francisco. Worth having for its illustrations, which are striking throughout, and for the sections of explanatory text, contributed by a number of experts in the field, which are well-written and effective in terms of their target audience.