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Turner - A Life By James Hamilton

Turner - A Life
by James Hamilton

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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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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Sku
GOR001708500
Title
Turner - A Life
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0340628111
ISBN 13
9780340628119
Prizes
N/A
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