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100 Best Paintings in London
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The only book to provide a single volume introduction to the finest art in London. 100 Best Paintings in London is an essential guide to the cream of the great public collection of art in the capital. Each of the 100 chosen paintings is reproduced in full-color with a vivid description that provides both appreciation and analysis and includes fascinating details of why, how and where the picture was painted. A biographical chronology of the artist’s life accompanies each entry together with a listing of works by contemporary painters. Geoffrey Smith’s illuminating text makes you want to look afresh at favorite paintings and invites you to discover some that are not so familiar. From Duccio and van Eyck to Mark Rothko and Anselm Kiefer, 100 Best Paintings in London covers the complete spectrum of the treasures to be found in the city’s unsurpassed galleries. Everyone will have a view about the selection contained here–why hasn’t your favorite painting been included? If you want to have your say visit the website at www.interlinkbooks.com/100bestlondon/haveyoursay. Contains descriptions of works from: The Courtauld Institute * Dulwich Picture Gallery * The Estorick Collection * Kenwood House * The National Gallery * Sir John Soane's Museum * Tate Britain * Tate Modern * The V & A * The Wallace Collection.
- Publisher: Interlink Books (September 30, 2009)
- Length: 256 pages
- ISBN13: 9781566566186
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"An innovative guide... informative and laced with personal enthusiasm... this well-produced guide will be a welcome companion to those seeking out the city's most treasured canvases."
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