Fenton, James, 1949-
School of genius.
[London] : Royal Academy of Arts ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, ©2006
|描述：||319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm|
|内容：||What academies did and were --
England before the Royal Academy --
Meet the artists --
The founding of the Academy --
"This man was hired to depress art": Reynolds versus Blake --
Somerset house: Reynolds versus Chambers --
Meet the models: an anthology --
The Academy of Benjamin West --
The romantic Academy: Constable, Turner, Haydon, Lawrence --
Trafalgar square to piccadilly --
Ruskin as arbiter of taste --
The high victorians at home --
From Millais to Munnings --
Giants who didn't come off: Kelly, Richardon, Wheeler --
"Why do you desire so much to be in the Academy?"
A researched and illustrated portrait of the development of the Royal Academy from its foundation. Through unlimited access to the wonderful archives presented in the Royal Academy Library, and interviews with senior Academicians, this book provides an accessible history of this institution.