Look of Love : Romantic Illustration Through the Ages
A celebration of love through the ages, gathering together more than 100 romantic illustrations from the flirtatious to the kitsch, the charming to the ironic. The vintage imagery is drawn from a huge range of sources – fashion magazines, medieval illuminated
manuscripts, book covers, paintings and cartoons – and it ranges from exquisite depictions of courtly love in the Middle Ages to the pulp novels of the 20th century; from elves in fairy-land to a honeymoon in space.
Great lovers from literature – Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester, Vishnu and Lakshmi – are lavishly represented alongside a host of first kisses, assignations in the garden, moonlight serenades, and walks down the aisle