Book Recommendation: The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood

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One of the first books I ever purchased about Pre-Raphaelite art was The Pre-Raphaelites. My Pre-Raphaelite library is constantly growing, but this beautiful book remains my favorite. It is quite large in size, but that’s a wonderful thing as it allows the book to be literally filled to the brim with large, vivid pictures of the art I adore.

From the book-flap:

The Pre-Raphaelites is an authoritatively written and superbly illustrated survey of what has become the most recognizable and admired movement in British art. Christopher Wood presents the whole story of Pre-Raphaelitism, and examines the work of over 40 artists including Dante Gabriel Rosetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Arthur Hughes, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, and Ford Madox Brown with over 100 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations.

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Do you have a book to recommend? What is your favorite Pre-Raphaelite book?

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2 Replies to “Book Recommendation: The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood”

  1. I have this book also Stephanie. I strongly recommend it to anyone out there. Christopher Wood knows his subject matter and the illustrations, and their quality, are excellent. Lots of lesser known Victorian artists are featured. Treat yourself and buy a copy!

  2. Wood is top flight, one of the best, for sure! The Art of the Autochrome: The Birth of Color Photography is the definitive book on the subject.

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