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The English Face By David Piper

The English Face

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The author considers how the face has been depicted by portrait painters, miniaturists, sculptors, caricaturists and photographers over the past 500 years and shows how every age has its own ideal standard of beauty influenced by changing fashions in dress, manners and artistic taste.

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The English Face by David Piper

The author considers how the face has been depicted by portrait painters, miniaturists, sculptors, caricaturists and photographers over the past 500 years and shows how every age has its own ideal standard of beauty influenced by changing fashions in dress, manners and artistic taste. This book explores the relationship between artist and sitter whilst considering whether or not the English face exists.

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Table of Contents


Stone effigy to Renaissance portrait; Holbein - painter at court; the Elizabethans - a rock against time; Jacobean melancholy; Restoration Baroque; the polite mask of the Augustan Age; Hogarth - character not caricature; the Golden Age of the society portrait; miniatures - profiles - silhouettes; Lawrence - Gillray and the New World of industry; Pre-Raphaelite yearning; Carlyle - the face of history; Sargent - the world and its centre; not beauty but character; the twentieth century.

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GOR005763150
The English Face by David Piper
David Piper
Used - Very Good
Hardback
National Portrait Gallery Publications
1998-01-01
320
185514008X
9781855140080
N/A
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