Truth to nature, declared the Pre-Raphaelite painters, is the essence of art to render the 'distinct character' of every 'flower, rock and cloud'. But by the 1850s a new medium - photography - was gaining ground and threatened, by its increasing ability to capture sharp detail, to outstrip the Pre-Rahaelites i their stated aim. Fascinated by the parallel development of these rival arts Michael Bartram looks both at the use Pre-Raphaelites made of the camera and at the Pre-Raphaelite influence on photographers in their subject matter and approach. The splendid interweaving of photographs - many reproduced for the first time - and Pre-Raphaelite paintings is a visual delight.
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 200pp, plates, index etc . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our Photo books type DbbPHOTO in the Keywords search box. . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Bookseller Inventory # TEH44877