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Turner - A Life By James Hamilton

Turner - A Life
by James Hamilton

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A source of inspiration for Mike Leigh's MR TURNER, in this blend of biography and art history, the author introduces Turner to a new generation, dispels many myths, and depicts him as a giant of the 19th century and a beacon for the 21st.
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Turner - A Life by James Hamilton

The definitive biography of Turner and a major source of inspiration for the acclaimed film Mr Turner, directed by Mike Leigh.

'With splendid clarity and shrewd humour, James Hamilton evokes the visceral world of a great artist and a fascinating character.' MIKE LEIGH

J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent about his private life.

In 1799, aged 24, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy at the youngest possible age. While influential collectors competed to buy his paintings, Turner travelled widely, observing landscape and people, and collecting material for a cycle of images that would come to express the collective identity of Britain.

In this lucid blend of vibrant biography and acute art history, James Hamilton introduces Turner to a new generation of readers and paints a picture of a uniquely generous human being, a giant of the nineteenth century and a beacon for the twenty-first.

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With splendid clarity and shrewd humour, James Hamilton evokes the visceral world of a great artist and a fascinating character. * Mike Leigh *

About James Hamilton


James Hamilton is an art historian with a passion for science too. He has curated many exhibitions, including various Turner exhibitions. He works at the University of Birmingham.

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GOR001708500
Turner - A Life by James Hamilton
James Hamilton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1998-01-15
384
0340628111
9780340628119
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