July 16, 2011

In the company of artists and poets

Charger by William De Morgan, about 1888.
Museum no. C.261-1915

Though the show closes tomorrow, the V&A leaves us with not only a glorious exhibition catalogue (below), but a video lead by curator Stephen Calloway that looks at the significance of the Aesthetic Movement. It's a terrific overview of the period, which he describes as "the first lifestyle revolution." It's about 7 minutes, but worth it. Treat yourself and watch.

To purchase the book, click here.

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