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, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110297787608
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0297787608