The Face of Britain - The Nation through Its Portraits

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NOM DE FICHIER: The Face of Britain - The Nation through Its Portraits.pdf

ISBN: 9780670922291

TAILLE DU FICHIER: 3,27 MB

DATE DE PUBLICATION: 2015-Sep-15

AUTEUR: Simon Schama

The Face of Britain augments the background of the portraits from London's National Portrait Gallery in the way that only Simon Schama can: quirkily; detailed, and deeply interesting. You can read this the way you might walk through a gallery, browse until you find a portrait that captivates, then stop to read the background. Destined to be a book to sit by my armchair for quite awhile.

'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits Art historian Simon Schama shares the stories behind the artworks — from the portrait that made an 18th-century actor into a star ...

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Using images from works-paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, sketches-found in London's National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain weaves together an account of their composition, framed by their particular moment of creation, and in the process unveils a collective portrait of nation and its history.