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Looking back at Francis Bacon

Author: David Sylvester; Francis Bacon
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Looking back at Francis Bacon, eminent writer and curator David Sylvester provides the definitive account of the career of an artist whose friend and collaborator he was for more than forty years. Drawing on his unparalleled personal knowledge of Bacon's inspirations and intentions, he first offers a critical overview of the work's development from 1933 to the early 1990s, and then addresses its crucial aspects.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sylvester; Francis Bacon
ISBN: 0500019940 9780500019948
OCLC Number: 43339486
Description: 272 p., [6] folded p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: David Sylvester.

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"In Looking back at Francis Bacon, eminent writer and curator David Sylvester provides the definitive account of the career of an artist whose friend and collaborator he was for more than forty years. Drawing on his unparalleled personal knowledge of Bacon's inspirations and intentions, he first offers a critical overview of the work's development from 1933 to the early 1990s, and then addresses its crucial aspects. He also reproduces previously unpublished extracts from his celebrated conversations with Bacon in which the artist speaks about himself, modern painters and the art of the past. Finally, Sylvester gives a brief account of Bacon's life, correcting errors that elsewhere have been presented as facts."--BOOK JACKET.

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