J.M.W. Turner (British Artists series): front coverJ.M.W. Turner (British Artists series): back cover

J.M.W. Turner (British Artists series) (2000 Paperback)


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Very good condition used 2000 Paperback.
Published by Tate Publishing, London.
Author: Sam Smiles.
ISBN: 1854373331.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 170mm w x 7mm d.

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J.M.W. Turner (British Artists series)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 2000 Paperback.
Published by Tate Publishing, London.
Author: Sam Smiles.
ISBN: 1854373331.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 170mm w x 7mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial covers and spine with some slight creasing and signs of handling. 80 clean slightly off white pages of English text with 62 colour and 2 b&w illustrations of artwork. One black ink name stamp to first inside page, no other  inscriptions.

Synopsis of J.M.W. Turner (British Artists series):

J.M.W. Turner was an original and prolific painter who produced effects such as dissolving form, rendering diaphanous expanses of light, and using colour with subtlety and control. Turner used not only his powers of natural observation, but was also intensely involved with the culture of his times, using landscape as a vehicle for ruminations on society, politics, and the human condition. This work assesses the range and complexity of Turner s work, investigating his artistic and literary influences and interpreting his political views. However, it focuses primarily on describing the evolution of his approach techniques – from his early detailed topographical watercolours to his later almost abstract paintings, which foreshadowed modernism.