This is the very best of Beardsley's work, summarising an artist whose delicacy of line was set deliberately against images that remain strange, exotic and grotesque. Typifying the 'decadence' of the end of the Century, these vignettes cover a wide range of sources and subjects, including Le Morte D`Arthur, Venus and Tannehauser, Salome and Lucians True History, as well as remarkable creations for the famed British Arts Quarterly, the Yellow Book.
Detailed, decorative and eccentric works of graphic art, they retain both a decorative and a disturbing power.Illustrations:
160 pages - facsimiles of originals.Author:
206 x 279 mm Format:
Permission FreeISBN 13: