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The Bloomsbury Group Hardback

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by Frances Spalding.

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.

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book Frances Spalding presents their fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the group.

Format: 197 x 140mm

Illustrated throughout

Extent: 120 pages

Binding: Hardback

ISBN: 9781855147232

Category: Biography: (arts & entertainment) Artists, Architects, Photographers

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More on the author:

Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer. She specialises in twentieth-century British art and, with her biographies of Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, is also regarded as an authority on Bloomsbury. Her most recent publications include John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art and Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped. Awarded a CBE in 2005, she is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and currently an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.