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Stanley Spencer : an English vision

Author: Stanley Spencer, Sir; Fiona MacCarthy; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico); California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Publisher: [New Haven, Conn.] : Yale University Press in association with the British Council and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1997.
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"Stanley Spencer, a central figure in the current revival of European figurative painting, is among the most important English painters of the twentieth century. In this book, Fiona MacCarthy investigates Spencer's life, sets his work in its cultural context, and emphasises the links between his life and his paintings. With the extensive commentary - edited from Spencer's own writings - on each of the stunning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Named Person: Stanley Spencer; Stanley Spencer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Spencer, Sir; Fiona MacCarthy; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico); California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
ISBN: 0300074263 9780300074260 0300073372 9780300073379
OCLC Number: 37950220
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 9 Oct. 1997 - 11 Jan. 1998; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 19 Feb. - 10 May 1998; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 8 June - 6 Sept. 1998.
Description: xi, 194 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements / James T. Demetrion and Andrea Rose --
Stanley Spencer, English Visionary / Fiona MacCarthy --
Catalogue / Stanley Spencer.
Responsibility: [essay by] Fiona MacCarthy.

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"Stanley Spencer, a central figure in the current revival of European figurative painting, is among the most important English painters of the twentieth century. In this book, Fiona MacCarthy investigates Spencer's life, sets his work in its cultural context, and emphasises the links between his life and his paintings. With the extensive commentary - edited from Spencer's own writings - on each of the stunning reproductions of Spencer's paintings, this volume provides a comprehensive account of a profoundly original artist and his work."--Jacket.

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