Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Editor Alison Smith
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2019
  • Price: $55.00
  • Trim Size: 9 14 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-84976-574-9
  • EAN: 9781849765749
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Starting as an outsider in British art and spending much of his life in isolation, Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898) became a key figure in the art world at the end of the 19th century and a pioneer of the symbolist movement. He challenged society by disengaging his art from the modern world, offering a parallel universe based on myth, legend, and the Bible. Working in a wide range of materials, he pioneered a radical approach to narrative in works created for both public and intimate settings.

This book is published to accompany a major retrospective at Tate Britain, London, showcasing 150 works in different media, including painting, stained glass, and tapestry, all of which display Burne-Jones’s belief in the redemptive power of art.

About the author

Alison Smith is lead curator of 19th-century British art at Tate Britain, London.