(London): V & A Publications, (1998),
Second printing. large octavo, wrappers. 224pp. V & A Publications, Very fine copy. Item #12328
Published by the V & A Museum to commemorate the centenary of Beardsley' s death. Beardsley's startling designs are reproduced here from original drawings and from rare early editions of the books and magazines he illustrated. Also included are examples of his innovative prints, posters, and bookbindings, along with a gallery of portraits and photographs of Wilde, Yeats, and other celebrated figures in Beardsley's circle. The book also explores, for the first time, influences as diverse as Ancient Greek vase paintings, Japanese prints and European Old Masters, which all contribute to the creation of Beardsley's own highly distinctive style. Color and black and white illustrations.