The Cult of Beauty HD: V&A
- Category: Education
- Released date: 05/08/2011
- Current Version: 2.1.2
- Seller: Toura, LLC
- Recommended Age: 12+
- Download Size: 154645383
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: iPadWifi, iPad23G, iPad3G, iPad2Wifi
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The V&A iPad Guide to The Cult of Beauty lets you admire high-resolution images of beautiful, important objects from our latest exhibition. The Guide includes work by important artists such as William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Godwin and Aubrey Beardsley. The App. also contains the Audioguide to the Exhibition, narrated by Rupert Everett. You can enjoy this wherever you are in the world.
The exhibition celebrates the Aesthetic movement of 1860-1900 which aimed to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Victorian era by creating a new kind of art and beauty. Explore how Aesthetic artists, designers, poets and collectors promoted the idea of 'art for art's sake' and how the idea of the 'house beautiful' became a touchstone of cultured life.
Other features include a Walking Tour of Aesthetic Chelsea voiced by actors from performance group LiveCanon. Take a virtual stroll of an exclusive part of London, from Cheyne Walk, along London’s Embankment, to finish at Oscar Wilde’s house 34 Tite Street, Chelsea. The Walking Tour features exclusive maps and photographs of Chelsea and the iPad has the perfect screen to enjoy these images. There are also performances of poems from the period by Algernon Swinburne, William Morris and the Rossettis. Ten additional Aesthetic objects from the V&A are also featured on the App. Finally, there are three Audiographs of Aesthetic Women – poet Elizabeth Siddal, model Jane Morris and actress Ellen Terry.
The iPad Guide features high-resolution images of key objects as well as expanded text notes for the Audioguide.