Item #33203 For Art’s Sake. The Aesthetic Movement in Print and Beyond, 1870–1890. Eric HOLZENBERG.

For Art’s Sake. The Aesthetic Movement in Print and Beyond, 1870–1890.

New York: The Grolier Club, 2017,

First Edition. octavo, cloth stamped in gilt. 136 pp. with 100 color illustrations. The Grolier Club, Item #33203

Published to accompany the eponymous Grolier Club exhibition, this catalogue explores in unprecedented breadth and depth the important role of print media in the development and spread of aesthetic ideals in applied art of all kinds, including architecture, interior design, and the book arts. The foreword and introduction by the author are followed by descriptions of 129 books, prints, and other objects displaying the exceptional artistry and wit of the Aesthetic Movement, which dominated the decorative arts in the period 1870–1890. Very fine.

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