Tells the story of Turner's life and work. This title features colour plates illuminating Turner's range dramatic views of the sea or mountains, sweeping landscapes, architecture, imaginary scenes from history and legend, panoramas of contemporary towns.
Here is the ultimate, one-volume story of Turner's life and work. Superb colour plates illuminate Turner's range - dramatic views of the sea or mountains, sweeping landscapes, architecture, imaginary scenes from history and legend, panoramas of contemporary towns - while the fruits of his travels, not just over Britain but also in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, are presented in the context of his life. In the most attractive work for a wide audience ever published, the text reveals the man, the illustrations his genius.
'Well balanced between art and life. The reproductions are numerous and excellent, the text learned, and enriched by many quotations from Turner himself and his contemporaries' - Sunday Telegraph
About Andrew Wilton
Andrew Wilton was the first Curator of the Clore Gallery for the Turner Collection at Tate Britain, London, and is the author of many works on the artist, including the standard catalogue of the watercolours.
Table of Contents
Introduction * 1. 1775-1800: Seeking Reputation * 2. 1801-1810: Royal Academician * 3. 1811-1820: Theory and Practice * 4. 1821-1830: What You Will! * 5. 1831-1840: Transformation Scenes * 6. 1841-1851: The Angel of the Apocalypse * Chronology, Turner's Library, Inventory of the Late Residence of JMW Turner, List of Illustrations, Index
Turner in his Time by Andrew Wilton
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