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Pursuit of Art

Travels, Encounters and Revelations

«'Gayford is a great travelling companion. Where art criticism can be pompous, wordy and jargon-filled, here he’s warm, honest, confiding, intelligent, yes, but never talking down to his reader' - Shiny New Books»

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art. Les mer

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Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

Detaljer

Forlag
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
192
ISBN
9780500094112
Utgivelsesår
2019
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of many books, including Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art, (with Philippe de Montebello), A Bigger Message, Modernists & Mavericks, A History of Pictures (with David Hockney), The Pursuit of Art and Spring Cannot be Cancelled, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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«'Gayford is a great travelling companion. Where art criticism can be pompous, wordy and jargon-filled, here he’s warm, honest, confiding, intelligent, yes, but never talking down to his reader' - Shiny New Books»

«'Martin Gayford is a perceptive and informed critic who has been writing about art for several decades and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject … Gayford’s light touch makes it a thumping good read' - The Artist»

«'An admirable book … one of [Gayford’s] talents is the ability to convey the essence of an artist’s work, a style or an art movement in clear, concise passages that contain no jargon' - Country Life»

«'A charming short book about [Gayford’s] peregrinations and how different contexts have affected his thinking about the art and the artists' - Michael Prodger’s Books of the Year, Sunday Times»

«'The experience of reading Gayford’s travelogue is buoyed along by his crisp, lucid prose … In its understated way, the book offers a kind of modern-day equivalent to Herodotus – with Gayford dutifully trudging the earth, reporting on things both incidental and profound' - Times Literary Supplement»

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