Accompanying the first ever exhibition devoted to the Dutch painter and draughtsman Adriaen van de Velde (1636–1672), this is also the first monograph on the artist – one of the finest of the Dutch Golden Age. The Art Newspaper billed the exhibition as one of their top picks of 2016 and it has been nominated for a 2016 Global Fine Art Award. More
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Soane’s Favourite Subject: The Story of Dulwich Picture Gallery
212 pages, hardback, 200 x 250 mm, 175 colour, 20 b/w illus.
Francesco Nevola; introduction by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
The most individual English architect since Vanbrugh, Sir John Soane was a Romantic classicist, known for his experimental interest in effects of light and space. Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the few intact creations of his genius, not only remarkably preserved but still serving the function for which it was built, as a picture gallery (as such highly influential ever since).
This book for the first time brings together and orders the numerous surviving drawings, watercolours and documents relating to the building (many unpublished), providing a paradigmatic case history of relations between client, architect and the place itself. This is essential source material for any student not only of Soane and his period but of the evolution of architecture more widely. Not least, it enables the reader to follow through Soane’s creative decisions, envisaging, as he did, hundreds of other buildings that he might have created and appreciating how deeply he considered his final decisions.
The book also includes details of the additions to Dulwich Picture Gallery by James Barrie and (very recently) Rick Mather architects.
Francesco Nevola is a freelance researcher. Desmond Shawe-Taylor was formerly Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.
In the 1930s William Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was known as “The Gadget King” and he is still most widely remembered for his wonderful humorous drawings and illustrations. This book, containing over 100 of his finest, accompanied the first exhibition ever held of William Heath Robinson’s work as illustrator as well as humourist. More
Salvator Rosa was one of the boldest and most powerfully inventive artists and personalities of the Italian 17th century. In Britain he is now best known for his wild landscapes, those scenes of which Horace Walpole so memorably wrote: “Precipices, mountains, torrents, wolves, rumblings – Salvator Rosa”. But Rosa was far more than this... More
Accompanying a unique exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, of the work of Nicolas Poussin and Cy Twombly, who sadly died on 5 July this year, this book is "so unusual and its theme so enduringly relevant, especially now, that it truly should not be missed" (The Spectator). More
'Dutch Italianate painting’ is an important as well as appealing strand of landscape painting in the seventeenth century. Some of the artists who practised it – Jan Both, Jan Asselyn, Jan Baptist Weenix, Nicolaes Berchem – had visited Italy, others, most famously Aelbert Cuyp, had not. More