A haunting evocation of the ruined country estates of the Russian aristocracy of the 18th and 19th centuries. Revolution, civil war, invasion, anarchy and casual indifference have conspired against many of the grand buildings of Russia’s rich and complex past. While the architectural riches of Moscow and St Petersburg still exist for everyone to see, when the photographer Simon Marsden and author Duncan McLaren entered the Russian countryside, away from the obvious tourist trails, they encountered a very different world... More
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The Bone beneath the Pulp: Drawings by Wyndham Lewis
88 pages, paperback, 239 x 195 mm, 50 colour illus.and 20 b/w
ISBN: 978 1 903470 26 9
Essays by Paul Edwards and Jacky Klein
This is the catalogue of an important collection of works on paper, mostly in colour, by Wyndham Lewis, spanning his entire career, through Vorticism and out the other side.
It includes many drawings that have never been seen or published before, from private collections. The drawings reveal many aspects of this complex and various figure, a fixed star in the constellation of British culture from the 1910s to the 1950s – friend and portraitist of James Joyce, of T.S. Eliot – not only for his art but also for his writing.
There is more to Lewis than Vorticism. A notable group of these drawings represents his wife, Froanna; another experiences in Morocco; all show Lewis’s continuing and unique exploration of a forceful, modern style, especially after the First World War.
The book accompanied a very successful exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in 2004.Paul Edwards is the author of a recent definitive biography of Wyndham Lewis. Jacky Klein was formerly a curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London.
OUT OF PRINT In the early nineteenth century Paris was an irresistible attraction for thousands of British tourists, among whom were many painters. There was an unprecedented interest in views of the city, and artists responded to this excitement with an extraordinary range of works, from simple pencil views to the most elaborate watercolours. It is this remarkable contribution of the British to the iconography of Paris, and the fact that it was in the early nineteenth century that the French capital became the major destination for mass middle-class tourism that it has remained ever since, that justifies the title of this publication – The Discovery of Paris. More
This book is first published to accompany the major exhibition at Compton Verney, ‘The Artist’s Studio’, staged at this great Adam-designed country house in Warwickshire. This rarely studied subject is covered in expert essays based upon new research from the late sixteenth century to the present day, focusing upon artists from Rembrandt and Courbet, via Rossetti and Cézanne to Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. More