Exhibition Catalogue: The Cult of Beauty (2011)
Catalogue of Exhibition at the V&A, Musée D'Orsay and Legion of Honor Museum, 2011-12
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900
Edited by Stephen Calloway and Lynn Federle Orr assisted by Esmé Whittaker
Exhibition catalogue, published by V&A Publishing, 2011
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 is the catalogue accompanying the exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2 April-17 July 2011; the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 13 September 2011-15 January 2012; and the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, 18 February-17 June 2012.
Edited by the exhibition’s curators Stephen Calloway (V&A)and Dr Lynn Federle Orr (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) assisted by Esmé Whittaker, the catalogue includes contributions from many scholars, including two sections by Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn (University of York): ‘Aestheticism in Painting’ and ‘Late Paintings’; and a section on ‘The Musical Ideal in Aesthetic Art’ by Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Honorary Visiting Fellow in the History of Art Department, University of York.
The catalogue also contains contributions by Susan Owens, Hope Kingsley, Christine M. E. Guth, Stefan Muthesius, Penny Sparke, Gill Saunders, Sonia Ashmore, Frances Collard, Sonia Solicari, Eric Turner, Margaret D. Stetz, Lynn Roberts, David Park Curry, Christopher Breward, Edwina Ehrman, Clare Phillips, Leonee Ormond, Catherine Haill, Colin Cruise, Robert Upstone, and Barbara Bryant.
Main image: Book cover (detail) of The Cult of Beauty, Exhibition Catalogue, V&A Publishing, 2011, showing detail of 'Pavonia' by Frederic Leighton (1859)