The house beautiful: Oscar Wilde and the aesthetic interior

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Lund Humphries, 2000 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Published in the centenary year of Oscar Wilde's death, The House Beautiful celebrates Wilde's association with the Aesthetic Movement, which flourished in Britain and America in the late nineteenth century and which Wilde came to personify.

Illustrated with a selection of evocative images, some of which are published here for the first time, the book offers a comprehensive account of the aesthetic interior across a wide spectrum of late Victorian society. Charlotte Gere examines the origins and development of the Aesthetic Movement and its influence on the decorative arts, tracing the people with whom Wilde associated, the artists, architects and designers he admired, and the houses and interiors he was influenced by.

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This useful and important study centers on the taste and influence of Oscar Wilde in the dissemination of the Aesthetic style in England and America, with Wilde's Chelsea house, designed by Edward ... Read full review


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