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Museum without Walls By Jonathan Meades

Museum without Walls by Jonathan Meades

Condition - Very Good
$31.99
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Summary

The author has spent thirty sales & marketing years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism. This book features his collection of 54 pieces and six film scripts that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and black comedy.

Museum without Walls Summary

Museum without Walls by Jonathan Meades

'We are surrounded by the greatest of free shows. Places" Jonathan Meades has an obsessive preoccupation with places. He has spent thirty years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism that explore an extraordinary range of them, from natural landscapes to man-made buildings and 'the gaps between them', drawing attention to what he calls 'the rich oddness of what we take for granted'. This book collects 54 pieces and six film scripts that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and black comedy. Meades delivers 'heavy entertainment' - strong opinions backed up by an astonishing depth of knowledge. To read Meades on places, buildings, politics, or cultural history is an exhilarating workout for the mind. He leaves you better informed, more alert, less gullible. "Everything is fantastical if you stare at it for long enough. Everything is interesting."

Museum without Walls Reviews

"I pick up Jonathan Meades's new collection of essays, Museum Without Walls and I read a paragraph or three. It's the writerly equivalent of standing on the top of Kinder Scout and breathing deeply. The scope of his ideas, the force of his arguments, the sheer vitality of his sentences: these things come at you like negative ions after a storm, with the result that you soon start to feel an awful lot better - envious but revitalised too." -- Rachel Cooke New Statesman "One of the funniest and truest writers we have. No one understands England better than Meades." -- Stephen Fry

About Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades is the author of two novels, 'Pompey' and 'The Fowler Family Business', and two collections of short stories, 'Filthy English' and 'Peter Knows What Dick Likes'. His highly acclaimed topographical and architectural series for the BBC include 'Abroad in Britain', 'Further Abroad' and 'Meades on France'. He lives in Marseille.

Additional information

GOR004849644
9781908717184
1908717181
Museum without Walls by Jonathan Meades
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Unbound
2012-11-13
464
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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