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Aubrey Beardsley, dandy of the grotesque

Author: Chris Snodgrass
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Many scholars have considered Aubrey Beardsley's art indispensable to understanding fin-de-siecle Victorian culture. Beardsley depicted various grotesque shapes, caricatures, and mutated figures, including fetus/old man, dwarf, Clown, Harlequin, Pierrot, and dandy - the icon of the Decadent "Religion of Art". These images embodied the fearful contradictions of decadence and served as objective correlatives of some
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Snodgrass, Chris.
Aubrey Beardsley, dandy of the grotesque.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624336379
Named Person: Aubrey Beardsley; Aubrey Beardsley; Aubrey Beardsley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Snodgrass
ISBN: 0195090624 9780195090628
OCLC Number: 30508869
Description: xix, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Chris Snodgrass.
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This analysis of Beardsley's most characteristic works clarifies why his art is indispensable to an understanding of fin-de-siecle Victorian culture.  Read more...

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"This comprehensive examination resolves many of the questions and paradoxes that surround the 'Dandy of the Grotesque' and should become the standard work on Beardsley for years to come."--Choice"A Read more...

 
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