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Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was so popular at the end of the 19th century until the early decades of the 20th that it reached cult status. Throughout the world groups honored the small collection of poems but none as significantly as the Omar Khayym Club of London that formed in 1892. Meeting regularly in the poshest restaurants in and around London, the one-percenters of the day-artists, writers, actors, politicians and aristocrats, among others-drank red wine and wore red roses as they celebrated Omar Khayyam and the Rubaiyat. One remaining result of those meetings were the menus, most which contained one or, rarely, two original works of art on or about Omar, FitzGerald and the Rubaiyat. For the first time, the illustrations and artists are detailed with charts, tables, appendices, and every one of the pictures. The diverse, beautiful and often evocative pictures were not made available to the public and have not been published online or elsewhere. The book also exposes many errors in attribution of artistic credits and reveals another previously unknown artist, thus serving to complement the previous three volumes of The Golden Age of Rubaiyat Art.

Artists of theOmar Khayym Clubof London - Danton H O'Day

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Title
Artists of theOmar Khayym Clubof London
Author
Danton H O'Day
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
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Language
English
UK Publication Date
20210427

Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was so popular at the end of the 19th century until the early decades of the 20th that it reached cult status. Throughout the world groups honored the small collection of poems but none as significantly as the Omar Khayym Club of London that formed in 1892. Meeting regularly in the poshest restaurants in and around London, the one-percenters of the day-artists, writers, actors, politicians and aristocrats, among others-drank red wine and wore red roses as they celebrated Omar Khayyam and the Rubaiyat. One remaining result of those meetings were the menus, most which contained one or, rarely, two original works of art on or about Omar, FitzGerald and the Rubaiyat. For the first time, the illustrations and artists are detailed with charts, tables, appendices, and every one of the pictures. The diverse, beautiful and often evocative pictures were not made available to the public and have not been published online or elsewhere. The book also exposes many errors in attribution of artistic credits and reveals another previously unknown artist, thus serving to complement the previous three volumes of The Golden Age of Rubaiyat Art.

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