Stock Image

Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The Private Lives of Virginia Woolf And Vanessa Bell

Humm, Maggie

31 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0813537061 / ISBN 13: 9780813537061
Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2006
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Dorley House Books, Inc. (Clear Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 25, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 55.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First Edition, First Printing; dj w/unclipped price; 226 clean, unmarked pages; A collection of barely known photographs, amateur and professional, which cast light on the privates lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell as well as the historical, cultural, and artistic millieux of their circle in Bloomsbury and beyond Size: folio. Bookseller Inventory # 037699

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The Private Lives ...

Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B/W Photos

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st.

About this title

Synopsis:

In this enthralling portrait, Maggie Humm makes available for the first time a trove of barely known photographs, both amateur and professional, casting new light on the private lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell as well as the historical, cultural, and artistic milieux of their circle in Bloomsbury and beyond.

            We visit the domestic lives of major nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers and artists, such as E. M. Forster, who is pictured happily engaged in the task of pruning trees with Leonard Woolf. We see T. S. Eliot and his wife, Vivienne, and Thoby Stephen “Kodaking” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There are intimate portraits of Vanessa Bell’s children and erotic photos of Duncan Grant’s lovers. Also included are many photographs of a happy and contented Virgina Woolf, which provide an often neglected balance to our sense of her as neurotic and eccentric.

            The parade of characters is long and full, including Cyril Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, Roger Fry, David Garnett, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Walter Sickert, Clive Bell, the Stracheys, Dora Carrington, John Maynard Keynes, and many more. The domestic photographs, taken predominantly with the enormously popular vest-pocket Kodak cameras of the time, are complemented by professional photographs by Man Ray and Gisèle Freund.

            Beyond illustrating the remarkable range of the Woolfs’ and Bell’s aesthetic vocabularies, the photographs pose an important challenge to language-centered critiques of modernism. Drawing on Foucault and gender, memory, and psychoanalytic theory, Humm shows how modernism is indebted, more than we realize, to the popular culture of photography.

            Meticulously researched and painstakingly organized, this unique book brings critical insight to the uncatalogued photographs from the Harvard Theatre collection and the photographs of the Tate archives. In doing so, Snapshots of Bloomsbury makes a major contribution to Woolf scholarship.

 

About the Author:

Maggie Humm is a professor of cultural studies at the University of East London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Online sellers of rare, out-of-print and used books, prints, maps and ephemera

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Please email any questions to us. CWO. Photos/scans available on request for books, prints and maps over $15.00. All books are returnable within thirty days if returned in the same condition as sent& with good reason. We prefer checks, money orders, or Paypal. All items subject to prior sale.We are a PC, 100% owned by Sandra & Jeffrey Inskeep-Fox


Shipping Terms:

Domestic Media Mail is $4.85, Priority $7.3. Canadian orders add $8.00. To other locations, global priority $25 for flat rate envelopes. Orders over $45.00 must be insured at buyer's expense, others can be insured if requested and at buyer's expense. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Please note that there is no longer an economy surface shipping to overseas locations.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal