The Purple Book: Symbolism & Sensuality in Contemporary Art and Illustration by Angharad LewisThe Purple Book: Symbolism & Sensuality in Contemporary Art and Illustration by Angharad Lewis

The Purple Book: Symbolism & Sensuality in Contemporary Art and Illustration

byAngharad LewisForeword byAngus Hyland

Hardcover | May 7, 2013

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The Purple Book is a luxurious compendium of contemporary illustration that explores fantasy, sensuality, and the erotic imagination. It highlights visual art and the written word as media for representing human desire's relationship with the dream-state, make-believe, and symbolism. The title of the book is inspired by The Yellow Book, the periodical published in the 1890s and initially art directed by Aubrey Beardsley. While the color yellow represented the daringly salacious in the 1890s, today the color purple is synonymous with opulence and sensuality.
Angharad Lewis is an independent writer and editor and former editor of Grafik magazine. She has contributed articles to Eye, Icon, Crafts and Etapes magazines and contributed to, authored and edited books including Public Address System (2006), Street Talk (2006) and for Laurence King Materials Process Print (2007). In 2012 she ...
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Title:The Purple Book: Symbolism & Sensuality in Contemporary Art and IllustrationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 13.75 × 10 × 1.13 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Laurence KingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780671253

ISBN - 13:9781780671253

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The Purple Book is a testament to the printed book - an impressive object full of enticing content." ~ Buzz Poole, PrintMag.com "