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The power of art

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Power of Art propels us on an eye-opening, breathtaking odyssey, zooming in on eight extraordinary masterpieces, from Caravaggio's David and Goliath to Picasso's Guernica. Jolting us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schama, Simon.
Power of art.
New York : Ecco, 2006
(OCoLC)608025598
Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Jacques Louis David; J M W Turner; Vincent van Gogh; Pablo Picasso; Mark Rothko; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Jacques Louis David; Vincent van Gogh; Pablo Picasso; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Mark Rothko; J M W Turner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama
ISBN: 0061176109 9780061176104
OCLC Number: 75966904
Notes: "This book is published to accompany the television series Simon Schama's Power of Art, created by BBC Arts and first broadcast on BBC2 in 2006"--Title page verso.
"Published in Great Britain in 2006 by BBC Books"--Title page verso.
Description: 448 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Caravaggio : painting gets physical --
Bernini : the miracle worker --
Rembrandt : rough stuff in the halls of the rich --
David : airbrushing the Revolution --
Turner : painting up a storm --
Van Gogh : painting from inside the head --
Picasso : modern art goes political --
Rothko : the music of beyond in the city of glitter --
Acknowledgements --
Credits --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Simon Schama.

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"The Power of Art propels us on an eye-opening, breathtaking odyssey, zooming in on eight extraordinary masterpieces, from Caravaggio's David and Goliath to Picasso's Guernica. Jolting us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art forever."--Jacket.
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