Dreamers of Decadence
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
From the back cover
- There have been few movements in the history of Western art as strange as that of the Decadents of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. While public attention (like that of most later critics) was preoccupied with the Impressionists, many painters were reacting in a totally different -- and more imaginative way -- to the grim horrors of the new industrial society around them. ... Jullian takes the reader on a conducted tour through the bizarre symbolism of this half-forgotten world, introducing them to a large number of writers and artists.
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