The Face of Britain

The Face of Britain

The Nation through Its Portraits

by Simon Schama

CD-Audio Publication Date: 08/10/2015

 
A portrait opens a window into a person's life: who they were and wanted to be, who the artist saw - and how everyone else looked on. From the divine paintings of Elizabeth I to the iconic photograph of 'bulldog' Churchill; from Victorian portraits of dead children to Hockney's of his elderly parents; from anonymous workers to the artists themselves, Simon Schama uses a stunning and surprising array of images to tell the story of the British from the Tudors to the present day. He will change the way we see Britain and each other.
ISBN:
9780241975640
9780241975640
Category:
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
08-10-2015
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
163x164x38mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Simon Schama

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492).

His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor.

He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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