2 Books: "The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley" and "The Late Work of Aubrey Beardsley" by Dover Publications (1967) The current popularity of the strange drawings of Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) marks the second apex of one of the most unusual careers in art history. Within two years after the publication of his first book illustrations, Beardsley was the best-known artist in England. Just as swiftly, with the national outcry against Oscar Wilde, his career was over. At 26 he was dead. he left behind a remarkable quantity of first-rate work. The book illustrations, the portraits, the illustrations and covers for "The Studio" and "The Yellow Book" magazines, the book plates and title pages -- these are unforgettable creations of line and "black blots," masterpieces in a graphic technique that was genuinely original and that profoundly influences the decorative arts throughout Europe for generations to follow. 174pp.
2 BOOKS: THE EARLY AND LATE WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY
- Binding: Paperback, 8x11"; Book Condition: Very Good, "Early Works" has previous owner's name written on inside cover; Dust Jacket Condition: n/a; Publication Date: 1967; Edition: First Dover Edition; Publisher: Dover Publications