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Prettejohn, Elizabeth

Works: 71 works in 267 publications in 4 languages and 9,273 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, zxx, Author of introduction, wst, Curator
Classifications: ND467.5.P7, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Prettejohn
The art of the Pre-Raphaelites by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1848, seven young, inexperienced English artists banded together to form the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Together they created a novel style that bewildered its first audiences and retains the power to shock as well as to fascinate, a century and a half later. The first major publication on the Pre-Raphaelite movement in more than fifteen years, this exquisite volume incorporates the swell of recent research into a comprehensive up-to-date survey. The book explores the collaborative practices of the Brothers - including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt - and their close associates and accords a major role to the women artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle." "Illustrated with one hundred and seventy color reproductions, this book concentrates closely on the visual impact of Pre-Raphaelite art. The materials, techniques, and working practices of the artists are revealed, using many close-up details. Furthermore, the book analyzes and considers how the Pre-Raphaelites responded to and commented on their time and place - a world characterized by religious and political controversy, new scientific concern for precise observation, the emergence of psychology, and changing attitudes toward sexuality and women." "The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites shows how this group developed to become one of the first and most distinctive movements in modern art, comparable to the Impressionists and later movements in France."--Jacket
Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante Gabriel Rossetti was the central figure of the Pre-Raphaelites. Together with Hunt and Millais, he started the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and was the 'poetic inspiration' of the movement. His turbulent and romantic imagery has always beguiled and intrigued art-lovers." "This beautifully illustrated book, published to accompany the landmark Rossetti exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Walker in Liverpool, is the most thorough and up-to-date analysis of the life and career of this pivotal nineteenth-century English painter available today." "It reproduces all of his most famous works in glorious colour, and major sections are also devoted to Rossetti's subjects from Dante; his representations of artists and their models; his drawings of Elizabeth Siddal; the medievalizing watercolours of the late 1850s; his monumental decorative projects at Llandaff Cathedral and at the Oxford Union; and his contributions to the decorative arts in the form of book bindings and illustrations, stained glass, furniture and picture frames."--Jacket
Beauty and art, 1750-2000 by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charting over two hundred years of western art, Elizabeth Prettejohn illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rossetti, Cezanne to Jackson Pollock, and concludes with a challenging question for the future: why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?"--Jacket
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design by T. J Barringer( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Effectively Britain's first modern art movement, the Brotherhood combined rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision, and imaginative grandeur. Today, the works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites' unflinchingly radical style, inspired by the purity of early Renaissance painting, defied convention, provoked critics, and entranced audiences. Many of their most famous paintings are featured, including Millais's Ophelia and Ford Madox Brown's The Last of England. This book also includes sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, the last of which shows the important role the Brotherhood played in the early development of the Arts and Crafts movement and the socialist ideas of the poet, designer, and theorist William Morris."--Publisher's website
After the Pre-Raphaelites : art and aestheticism in Victorian England( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art for art's sake : aestheticism in Victorian painting by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the London circles of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Frederic Leighton, the notion of "art for art's sake" became a shared concern: if art is not created for the sake of preaching a moral lesson, or supporting a political cause, or making a fortune, or any other objective, what might art be? Art historian Elizabeth Prettejohn traces the emergence of the debates over this issue in the 1860s and 1870s, focusing especially on the Rossetti, Whistler, Leighton, and other protagonists of the Aesthetic Movement and their paintings - some of the most haunting and memorable images in modern art. The English painters' search for the formula to best express the idea of "art for art's sake" was a unified and powerful artistic undertaking, Prettejohn demonstrates, and the Aesthetic Movement made important contributions to the history of modern art."--Jacket
Frederic Leighton : antiquity, Renaissance, modernity( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original collection of writings reinterprets the art of Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), challenging the view that limits him to the category of 'Victorian artist' and revealing his broader significance in the history of modern art. The book is the first to extend the discussion of Leighton beyond his life and works to address such current concerns as gender and sexuality, the artist's identity and self-positioning, and Leighton's position in relation to Aestheticism and Modernism. The contributors argue that not only does Leighton's profound commitment to the ancient and renaissance past not exclude him from an important role in modern art, but indeed it assures his position there."--Jacket
Interpreting Sargent by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Singer Sargent's portraits probed the relationship between surface appearance and psychological depth. They sought out the tensions between class identity and individual personality. Not only in his portraits, but also in his landscapes, figure subjects, and mural paintings. Sargent's 'magical' style compels us to question our perceptions of surface and substance, illusion and reality." "Sargent's celebrity as the favored painter of the upper classes has compromised his reputation in the twentieth century. His portraits are often accused of glossing over social realities, sacrificing psychological depth to superficial brilliance. In this concise, beautifully illustrated introduction to Sargent's work, spanning France, England, and America, Elizabeth Prettejohn reinterprets his career."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to the Pre-Raphaelites( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The group of young painters and writers who coalesced into the Pre-Raphaelite movement in the middle years of the nineteenth century became hugely influential in the development not only of literature and painting, but also more generally of art and design. Though their reputation has fluctuated over the years, their achievements are now recognised and their style enjoyed and studied widely. This volume explores the lives and works of the central figures in the group: among others, the Rossettis, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Ford Madox Brown, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. This is the first book to provide a general introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement that integrates its literary and visual art forms. The Companion explains what made the Pre-Raphaelite style unique in painting, poetry, drawing and prose"--
Rossetti and his circle by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske maler D.G. Rossetti (1828-1882) og kunstnerkredsen omkring ham
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema by Lawrence Alma-Tadema( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.W. Waterhouse : the modern Pre-Raphaelite by John William Waterhouse( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This survey presents the work of John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), one of Britain's best-loved nineteenth-century painters. Although Waterhouse's compelling scenes are admired worldwide, the story of the man behind them is relatively little known. In these pages, he emerges as the 'modern Pre-Raphaelite', steeped in the colourful emotionalism of Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, but also aware of exciting pictorial innovations that were taking place in France during the later nineteenth century." "Capturing the visual impact of the artist's richly coloured and seductive canvases, this book explores Waterhouse's particular vision of femininity. Especially significant to him were the intense passions celebrated by Homer and Ovid in their retellings of classical myths, by Shakespeare, and by Tennyson and Keats in Romantic verse. His engagement with these poets is revealed in such magnificent pictures as The Lady of Shalott, St Cecilia, Hylas and the Nymphs and A Mermaid." "Sumptuously illustrated and with contributions from leading authorities on Victorian art, this book places Waterhouse's renowned paintings in their proper context and demonstrates his distinctive role in the history of British art."--Jacket
The modernity of ancient sculpture : Greek sculpture and modern art from Winckelmann to Picasso by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can modern art have to do with ancient sculpture? Surely the excitement of modern art lies in its utter repudiation of classical example? Elizabeth PretteJohn's important and revisionist new book argues otherwise: that ancient sculpture and modern art have been in constant dialogue since Johann Joachim Winckelmann invented the modern discipline of art history. It shows how ancient sculptures could inspire artists such as Rodin, Leighton or Picasso, and how modern artworks could help to interpret sculptors such as Pheidias and Praxiteles. The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture will have strong appeal to students of modern art and the classics alike
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian avant-garde by T. J Barringer( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Featuring painting, photography, sculpture and applied arts, this book examines both well-known masterpieces and lesser-known works
Life, legend, landscape : Victorian drawings & watercolours by Joanna Selborne( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Sargent by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema by Lawrence Alma-Tadema( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van het werk van de Nederlandse schilder (1836-1912) in Victoriaans Engeland
Characters and conversations : British art, 1900-1930 by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) : betoverd door vrouwen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus bij het werk van de Britse prerafaëlitische schilder J.W. Waterhouse (1849-1917)
De Victoriaanse droom : symbolisme in Engeland by Elizabeth Prettejohn( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art of the Pre-Raphaelites
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Elizabeth Prettejohn American art historian

Prettejohn, Elizabeth Francesca 1961-

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Dante Gabriel RossettiBeauty and art, 1750-2000After the Pre-Raphaelites : art and aestheticism in Victorian EnglandArt for art's sake : aestheticism in Victorian paintingFrederic Leighton : antiquity, Renaissance, modernityInterpreting SargentRossetti and his circleSir Lawrence Alma-Tadema