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For Art’s Sake

The Aesthetic Movement in Print and Beyond, 1870–1890

Published to accompany the eponymous Grolier Club exhibition, this catalogue explores in unprecedented breadth and depth the important role of print media in the development and spread of aesthetic ideals in applied art of all kinds, including architecture, interior design, and the book arts. The foreword and introduction by the author are followed by descriptions of 129 books, prints, and other objects displaying the exceptional artistry and wit of the Aesthetic Movement, which dominated the decorative arts in the period 1870–1890.

136 pages | color plates | 8 1/2 x 11

Art: American Art


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