The Answer to the Lyre: Richard Bentley's Illustrations for Thomas Gray's Poems.
A full-length interdisciplinary study of the first major aesthetic expression of the Strawberry Hill Circle. A monument to Gothic Rococo, originally published in 1753, the luxurious quarto was sponsored by Horace Walpole. This handsome book includes facsimiles of the original. It also includes a study of the collaboration between Walpole, Gray, and Bentley, and of Strawberry Hill, Walpole's Twickenham house. He discusses how poetry and visual art complement one another. He also discusses Hogarth, Kent, and Pine, as well as the political and economic background to the development of this unique period of literature and art. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. Like new. Hb, Dj. 1990. USED. $20.00