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Turner : the extraordinary life and momentous times of J.M.W. Turner

Author: Franny Moyle
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The extraordinary life of J.M.W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moyle, Franny.
Turner.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016043878
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franny Moyle
ISBN: 9780735220928 0735220921 0670922692 9780670922697
OCLC Number: 959080515
Description: xii, 508 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Admiral Booth --
The beginning --
"A pleasant good tempered youth, not fond of society" --
A bee of the same hive --
The most liberal encouragers of watercolour art --
M'lord Turner --
"W Turner called" --
Gothick --
Charitable relief --
Politics --
Adventure --
A little reptile --
Reimagined pasts --
The eye and the intellect --
The overturner --
Summertimes --
Waterloo --
Earth and heaven --
In search of the King --
Brilliance --
Industry --
Indistinct, unintelligible, unstoppable --
To please himself --
"The morning march that flashes to the sun; the feast of vultures when the day is done" --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Franny Moyle.

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J M W Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life. A near mythical figure in his own  Read more...

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