Roy Strong's Recreating The Past
Recreating the Past
New York: Thames and Hudson, 1978.
Written when Roy Strong was Director of the V & A Museum and mounting his famous campaign to re-assess the legacy of the nineteenth century.
In this study, he examines how Victorian historical paintings, having been neglected as beneath contempt, deserve to be recognised for their perfect visons of a mythic past that was central to England's vision of herself.
176 pp. Hardcover.