ERIC Number: ED338554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief History Surrounding the Yellow Book.
Aubrey Beardsley's involvement with the literary magazine, "The Yellow Book," is described. While there were some other literary magazines published before "The Yellow Book", its issues are distinguished because they were the first to deliberately present visual art work (and the visual artist) as equally important as literature (and the literary artist). The tradition in publication prior to this important step was to have artists illustrate what authors wrote, and their art work serve as a prop to literature. Since "The Yellow Book," hundreds of literary magazines have continued Beardsley's practice of featuring art and artists as important in their own right. This paper describes how and why Beardsley wrought such a change. It also describes how important and influential figures among Victorian artists contributed to bringing about the change. (Author)
Descriptors: Art History, Artists, Authors, Fine Arts, Publishing Industry, Victorian Literature, Visual Arts
Clark Magruder, Texas A&I University, Box 157, Kingsville, TX 78363.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Beardsley (Aubrey); Wilde (Oscar)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association (Atlanta, GA, April 1991).