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Hang-Ups By Simon Schama, CBE

Hang-Ups
by Simon Schama, CBE

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Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim.
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Hang-Ups: Essays on Painting (Mostly) by Simon Schama, CBE

Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim. In Hang-Ups, a personal selection of his articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker, appears in Britain for the very first time. Brilliantly and lucidly written by one of the most singular voices in non-fiction, this volume of provocative and often idiosyncratic essays makes hugely satisfying reading for lovers of both art and social history. In contains pieces on artists as diverse as David Hockney, Rembrandt and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and on such subjects as the unforgettable peculiarity of Stanley Spencer. From the author whose writing has been called sublime and whose ability to bring art and history vividly to life has earned him admiration worldwide, Hang-Ups is Schamas rallying cry for the art lover to look at familiar works of art and their artists and embrace a new way of seeing.

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Hang-Ups Reviews


"Simon Schama is a historian of remarkable gifts and achievements." * Spectator *
"The really appealing thing about Schama is... the stylishness of his storytelling. The master of the impressionistic aside, he can summon up a whole era with just a few choice words." * Sunday Times *
"Schama combines an awesome breadth of knowledge with a real ability to communicate ideas in a manner stripped of pomposity." * Daily Express *

About Simon Schama, CBE


Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492). His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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GOR002095880
Hang-Ups: Essays on Painting (Mostly) by Simon Schama, CBE
Simon Schama, CBE
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2005-09-08
368
0563522895
9780563522898
N/A
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