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Books do furnish a painting

Author: Jamie Camplin; Maria Ranauro
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What should you do at Christmas? In Edvard Munch's Christmas in the Brothel, the artist depicts himself sleeping off the effects of drink, but the Madame reads a book. What links Stalin and the artist Rosso Fiorentino? What was Gauguin hinting at when he painted a copy of Milton's Paradise Lost into a portrait of a friend? How did a chance meeting on Unter den Linden make the young owner of The Red Book famous? Was  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Camplin; Maria Ranauro
ISBN: 0500252254 9780500252253
OCLC Number: 1032030464
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Why do artists love books? --
Part 2. Painting is 'like a book- which needs to give up its riches'.
Responsibility: Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro.

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A beautifully illustrated survey of the relationship between the development of books, the artist and Western pictorial art from the 15th to the 20th centuries.  Read more...

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'A fascinating look at the ways in which artists have sought to communicate, entertain and intrigue their audience through the inclusion of books in their paintings' - History Today

 
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