Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 19778. Hardcover. Forest green cloth boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with yellow and cream lettering. 228 pp. BW and some color illustrations. VG-/VG- title page loose at bottom, light shelf wear and interior tanning to dust jacket, some scuffing and small scratches to dj. Item #167443
"The author describes and illustrates a tradition of nineteenth-century painting which, he writes was 'a deep current running right through the century that had its source in the strange, the imaginary, and the fantastic... Often governed by that queen of all the faculties, the imagination, this 'alternative' tradition drew its eloquence from the individual's power of expression, whether in silence or in a cry, in dream or in waking clarity, Goya with his extravagances was a contemporary of Louis David; the visionary Blake was a contemporary of Canova and his marbles.' The recurrent themes- nature and its horizons, the individual and his depths, sleep and its empire, the elsewhere or the beyond, woman and her faces, light and shade- are traced from Goya, Blake, and Fuseli through many less obvious figures in the world of nineteenth-century art to Whistler, to Munch, to Klimt." -Jacket.
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