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MacWeeney, Alen and Sue Allison

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ISBN 10: 0393029069 / ISBN 13: 9780393029062
Published by W. W. Norton & Co., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st.

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Family members of the Bloomsbury Group share memories of their elite ancestors

From Publishers Weekly:

Interweaving reminiscences of the descendants of legendary Bloomsbury group members with color photographs of the speakers at their ease in the homes of their forebears, this splendid photograph album, resonant with the belief that the aesthetic life should observe few boundaries, preserves Bloomsburians as a rare and diminishing species. And while the memories put to paper breathe life into long-gone aunts, uncles and parents--the likes of Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf, of whom one relative says, "Her actual moral strength was terrific, much more important than her madness"--the heart of the book is in the composition and clarity of New York-based, Irish photographer MacWeeney's work. Every detail of his pictures seems to suggest the ghosts of stories, and of private taste that managed to set standards for the public: in the study of Clive Bell, husband of Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa, a robustly colored mantel rises with Mediterranean exuberance from its English setting; like a human objet d'art, Henrietta Garnett, grand-daughter of Vanessa and painter Duncan Grant, perches with a chic and catlike mystery among ancestral finery. Allison is a reporter for Life magazine.
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