Tennyson transformed: Alfred Lord Tennyson and visual culture

Cheshire, Jim, Lord, John, Ford, Colin , Ormond, Leonee, Stoker, Ben and Thomas, Julia (2009) Tennyson transformed: Alfred Lord Tennyson and visual culture. Lund Humphries, London. ISBN 1848220030

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Tennyson Transformed explores how the life and work of the great Victorian Poet Laureate was interpreted by artists, illustrators, photographers and other creative practitioners. This book evaluates several strands of Tennyson's influence on Victorian visual culture, and sheds new light on this crucial aspect of his influence.

Including discussion of well-known paintings such as J.W. Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott and other Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, the book looks beyond the obvious to uncover the breadth of media used to express Tennysonian themes. Book illustration, photography, engraving and sculpture are examined alongside previously unpublished archival material, such as the proof woodcuts for the famous 'Moxon Tennyson' of 1857. Including essays by leading specialists in the field and followed by a catalogue of seminal objects and images, Tennyson Transformed is essential reading for both the specialist and the enthusiast. Literary scholars and art historians will find fascinating new connections between the art and literature of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:Tennyson, Book Illustration, Poetry, Pre Raphaelite, bmjlink
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V350 History of Art
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V370 History of Design
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q322 English Literature by author
W Creative Arts and Design > W632 History of Photography
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q321 English Literature by period
W Creative Arts and Design > W220 Illustration
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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ID Code:4942
Deposited On:09 Mar 2012 09:10

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