Royal Academy Illustrated: A Selection from the 238th Summer Exhibition: 2006 by David Mach
The Royal Academy's popular Summer Exhibition has been an annual event since 1769. Today, around a thousand works are selected each year from over 10,000 entries. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, architectural design and models, and continues to be the largest open exhibition in the UK. First published in the 1870s, the "Royal Academy Illustrated" presents the highlights of each year's show and is a fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes. A wide cross-section of the works on display is included, accompanied by installation shots of the galleries that reveal the individual nature of each year's show. The book's illustrations, together with an introduction to the theme of each year's exhibition, make the book a handsome and informative document of this most popular event. The works included in this "Royal Academy Illustrated" will be selected by the Academicians who will be co-ordinating the Summer Exhibition in 2006. "The Royal Academy Illustrated" is edited by a different Royal Academician each year. Exhibition date is: Royal Academy of Arts, London, 12 June - 20 August 2006.