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Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation

Author: James Stourton
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The biography of the popular British author, broadcaster and highly influential art historian, who in 1969, achieved international acclaim as the writer, producer, and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation. Kenneth Clark was the grandest figure in the arts in Britain in the 20th century. Museum director, patron, pioneer of television, cultural panjandrum, he effortlessly dominated the art world for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Kenneth Clark; Kenneth Clark; Kenneth Clark
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Stourton
ISBN: 9780007493418 000749341X
OCLC Number: 959950967
Description: xvii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "K" --
Aesthete's progress --
Edwardian childhood --
Winchester --
Oxford --
Florence, and love --
BB --
The gothic revival --
The Italian exhibition --
The Ashmolean --
The National Gallery --
Appointment and trustees --
By royal command --
The Great Clerk Room --
Running the Gallery --
Lecturing and Leonardo --
Director versus staff --
The listener and the artist --
World War II --
Packing up: "Bury them in the bowels of the earth" --
The National Gallery at war --
The Ministry of Information --
Artists at war --
The home front --
The best for the most --
Arts Panjandrum --
Writing and lecturing --
Upper terrace --
Town and country --
The naked and the nude --
Television --
Inventing independent television: "a vital vulgarity" --
The early television programmes --
Saltwood 1953-68 --
Saltwood: the private man --
Public man: the 1960s --
Civilisation --
Civilisation: the background --
The making of Civilisation --
Civilisation and its discontents --
Apotheosis: Lord Clark of Civilisation --
Lord Clark of Civilisation --
Lord Clark of suburbia --
Another part of the wood --
Last years and Nolwen --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Stourton.

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Sunday Times Art Book of the Year The astonishing life of Kenneth Clark - the greatest British art historian of his time. As writer and presenter of the TV series  Read more...

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`Richly detailed, colourful and astute and it moves at a cracking pace ... a resplendent biography' Sunday Times `Superb ... Stourton, a former chairman of Southeby's, is the ideal choice Read more...

 
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