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Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain

Author: Julia Sorrell; Mark Sorrell; Alan Sorrell
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Alan Sorrell's archaeological reconstruction drawings and paintings remain some of the best, most accurate and most accomplished paintings of their genre that continue to inform our understanding and appreciation of historic buildings and monuments in Europe, the Near East and throughout the UK. His famously stormy and smoky townscapes, especially those of Roman Britain, were based on meticulous attention to detail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Illustrations
Named Person: Alan Sorrell; Alan Sorrell; Alan Sorrell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sorrell; Mark Sorrell; Alan Sorrell
ISBN: 9781785707407 178570740X
OCLC Number: 974019138
Description: xiv, 202 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. Alan Sorrell: a brief biography / Julia Sorrell. Introduction ; Early life and art ; The British School at Rome 1928-1930 ; England 1930-1939 ; World War II ; The post-war years --
Part Two. A life determined / Mark Sorrell. Portrait of my father ; Beginnings and the National Museum of Wales ; Jarlshof, Shetland: a work in progress ; Years of achievement.
Other Titles: Man who created Roman Britain
Responsibility: Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell.

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Alan Sorrell was a celebrated and accomplished artist, most renowned for his meticulously researched archaeological reconstructions, especially of the towns and buildings of Roman Britain. Written by  Read more...

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Julia and Mark write their separate, longer versions of the same story. All are valuable for the anecdotes, memories and analysis, and a wealth of detail that helps us understand the man and his Read more...

 
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