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Outrageously Modern! Avant Garde Magazines that Shocked Britain 1884-1922

4 February 2012 – 7 October 2012

Palace Green Library

Visitors entered the world of late 19th century publishing and explored a range of ground-breaking and, in some cases, notorious literary and art magazines. 

Defying tradition and convention, these publications flaunted their modernity and sought to reinvent the magazine as a celebration of decadent art, unafraid to shock the public. Tracing the origins as well as the legacy of these outrageously modern publications, visitors to the exhibition were taken on a tour of magazine culture from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and into the early 20th century avant-garde. 

The Yellow Book spines