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Author Delevoy, Robert L.

Title Symbolists and symbolism / by Robert L. Delevoy ; [translated from the French by Barbara Bray, Elizabeth Wrightson and Bernard C. Swift]
Published Geneva : Skira ; London [etc.] : Macmillan, 1978


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Description 247 pages : illustrations(some color), facsimiles(1 color), portraits(some color) ; 37cm
Contents The unreality of the image, 1870-1876 -- The mauve decade, 1876-1885 -- The time of manifestos and demands, 1885-1892 -- A spate of images, 1892-1896 -- The ambivalence of desire and death, 1870-1900 -- Signs in their proper place, 1894-1896 -- The writing of the riddle, 1896-1900 -- The space of dream, 1900-
Summary "The Symbolist movement was one of the dominant forces in European art and literature from 1870 to 1900. Influenced by the English Pre-Raphaelites, the operas of Wagner, and poets like Baudelaire, Mallarme and Maeterlinck, painters aimed at imaginative suggestions of emotion through symbolic allusions and luxuriant decorative form. Symbolism was less a school than the atmosphere of a period."--Amazon
Analysis European graphic arts Symbolist movement ca 1870-ca 1910
European graphic arts Symbolist movement, ca 1870-ca 1910 Critical studies
European paintings Symbolist movement ca 1870-ca 1910
European paintings Symbolist movement, ca 1870-ca 1910 Critical studies
Notes Some col. ill. tipped in. - In slip case
This translation also published: New York : Skira, 1978. - Translation of: 'Journal du symbolisme'. Geneve : Skira, 1977
Bibliography Bibl.: pages 195-218. - Index
Subject Art, European -- 19th century.
Art, European -- 20th century.
Art, European.
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Europe.
Painting, European -- 19th century.
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Painting, European -- 20th century.
Painting, European.
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- Europe.
Painting, Modern -- 19th century.
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe.
Painting, Modern -- 20th century.
Symbolism (Art movement) -- Europe.
Symbolism in art.
Art, European.
Art, European -- 19th century
Art, European -- 20th century
Symbolism (Art movement) -- Europe.
Author Bray, Barbara.
Swift, Bernard C.
Wrightson, Elizabeth
ISBN 0333242181
Other Titles Journal du symbolisme. English