The Bloomsbury Group (Hardback)
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Hardback 120 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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The most constructive and creative influence on English taste between the two wars, 'The Bloomsbury Group' was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their approach to art, design and society.The Group began the twentieth century with a desire to rebel and challenge what they felt were the religious, artistic, social and sexual taboos of Victorian England. Together they created a revolution in British style that resonates with contemporary painters, writers, actors, designers, fashion editors and publishers.

This book explores the impact of Bloomsbury personalities on each other, as well as their legacy to the twenty-first century. Author Frances Spalding demonstrates how this network of artists, lovers and patrons recorded one another obsessively in both words and images. She presents twenty fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the Group. Highlighted in her revealing account are: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington.

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications
ISBN: 9781855147232
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 197 x 140 mm

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Hardback

“An excellent taster”

This short introduction to the Bloomsbury Group is an attractive soft-back from the National Portrait Gallery, first published in 1977. It is a very accessible and enjoyable read, consisting of an introduction to the... More

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“A great introduction”

An accessible introduction to a fascinating group of people. A wonderful book to dip into; a series of biographies accompanied by key paintings and photographs.

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“Perfect present”

The introduction is incredible: it gives you all information that you need about the Bloomsbury Group - the overview is very clear and quite detailed.
The Biographies part is actually more of a chain - connection of... More

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