It is 100 years since fin-de-siecle fallen angel Aubrey Beardsley, ink master of the Belle Epoque, died from TB at the scandalous age of 26. And yet the renaissance of interest in this decadent hero of Art Nouveau testifies to the huge and various achievements (writing prominent amongst them) that he fitted into little more than six years of intense work. The yearning, melancholic Beardsley, "faint and eager with desire", fired with the urgency of youth, rejected all mediocrity and taboo in his creation of the perfect ...

Aubrey Beardsley 1999, Taschen, London, England

ISBN-13: 9783822872000

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