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Coming September 2012: The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites

Ah, another book to add to my ever-growing wish list.

I discovered this soon-to-be-published book via Artmagick’s facebook page and I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw that it was edited by Elizabeth Prettejohn.  It is available for pre-order, but I do not know if it will be available for purchase in the U.S.

Here’s a look at the beautiful cover, featuring Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting The Day-Dream:

From the publisher:  The group of young painters and writers who coalesced into the Pre-Raphaelite movement in the middle years of the nineteenth century became hugely influential in the development not only of literature and painting, but also more generally of art and design. Though their reputation has fluctuated over the years, their achievements are now recognised and their style enjoyed and studied widely. This volume explores the lives and works of the central figures in the group: among others, the Rossettis, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Ford Madox Brown, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. This is the first book to provide a general introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement that integrates its literary and visual art forms. The Companion explains what made the Pre-Raphaelite style unique in painting, poetry, drawing and prose.

Table of Contents:
Chronology Louise Hughes
Introduction Elizabeth Prettejohn
Part I. Pre-Raphaelitism: 1. The Pre-Raphaelites and literature Isobel Armstrong
2. Artistic inspirations Jenny Graham
3. Pre-Raphaelite drawing Colin Cruise
4. The religious and intellectual background Michaela Giebelhausen
5. The Germ Andrew M. Stauffer
Part II. Pre-Raphaelites: 6. The poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82) Jerome McGann
7. The painting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Elizabeth Prettejohn
8. William Holman Hunt (1827–1910) Carol Jacobi
9. John Everett Millais (1829–96) Paul Barlow
10. Ford Madox Brown (1821–93) Tim Barringer
11. Christina Rossetti (1830–94) Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
12. Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall (1829–62) Deborah Cherry
13. The writings of William Morris (1834–96) Jeffrey Skoblow
14. The designs of William Morris Imogen Hart
15. Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) Caroline Arscott
16. Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) Catherine Maxwell
17. William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919) Angela Thirlwell
18. Envoi Elizabeth Prettejohn
Appendix 1. The contents of The Germ
Appendix 2. The Pre-Raphaelite ‘list of Immortals’
Guide to further reading and looking
Index.

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