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The Turner book

Author: Sam Smiles; J M W Turner
Publisher: London : Tate ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, 2006.
Series: Essential artists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of interest to an art enthusiast, this book is both a practical manual for discovering and understanding the artist, J M W Turner, and a guide to his life and work. It examines in detail key works  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smiles, Sam.
Turner book.
London : Tate ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, 2006
(OCoLC)632846890
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner; J M W Turner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Smiles; J M W Turner
ISBN: 1854375725 9781854375728
OCLC Number: 69022635
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Turner's inheritance : the British art world and the landscape tradition --
Making a reputation : patronage, the art market, and the independent artist --
The intrasigent artist --
History : ancient and modern --
Witnessing the age --
Turner's place in art history --
Turner's technique --
Turner's writings --
Criticism and commentary on Turner's art, 1797-1966 --
Chronology.
Series Title: Essential artists.
Responsibility: Sam Smiles.

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