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Genre: Literary Collections
Date Book: 2016-07-07
Editor by: Random House
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This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

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Genre: Law
Date Book: 1846
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Genre: Art
Date Book: 1900
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Genre: English poetry
Date Book: 1892
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Genre: Advertising
Date Book: 1861
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Date Book: 1881
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Date Book: 1875
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Genre: Fiction
Date Book: 2019-12-18
Editor by: e-artnow
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The White Peacock is set in Nethermere and is narrated by Cyril Beardsall, whose sister Laetitia is involved in a love triangle with two young men, George and Leslie Temple. She decides to marry Leslie, even though she feels sexually drawn to George. Spurned by Lettie, George marries the conventional Meg. Both his and Lettie's marriages end in unhappiness, as George slides into alcoholism. The novel involves themes such as the damage associated with mismatched marriages, and the border country between town and country

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Date Book: 1875
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Date Book: 1865
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