The Face of Britain The Nation Through its Portraits [Pdf epub] by Simon Schama

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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 Simo. Delightfully eclectic romp through British portraiture bouncing back and forth through the centuries engaging artists photographers etc and their subjects part history part art critiue part social commentary well illustrated as one would expect I Love You Almost Always subjects part history part art critiue part Gloom Town social commentary well illustrated as one would expect

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The Face of Britain The Nation Through its Portraits

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 onFrom the divine paintings of Elizabeth I to the. Beautiful diverse stories on history and art Some are real who do you think you are stories The last part The faces of the people was my favourite but I enjoyed them all Not made for a uick read but for keeping at hand and re reading favourite parts Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark saw and how everyone else looked onFrom the divine paintings of Elizabeth I to the. Beautiful diverse I Love You Almost Always stories on history and art Some are real who do you think you are Gloom Town stories The last part The faces of the people was my favourite but I enjoyed them all Not made for a uick read but for keeping at hand and re reading favourite parts

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N 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 othe. Prolific author Simon Schama is at heart a storyteller In this his latest book he uses selected portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in London to tell stories both about the men and women portrayed some well known others not and the artists themselves again some famous and some entirely new to me Altogether it makes for entertaining reading and a different angle on British history and society One of my favorites the rainbow portrait of ueen Elizabeth wearing a gown with embroidered eyes and ears symbolizing the all knowing nature of the monarch A bit bizarre to our modern sensibilities but in light of recent events maybe due for a comeback Catching Fire stunning and The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) surprising array of images to tell the The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, story of the British from the Tudors to the present day He will change the way we Incubus see Britain and each othe. Prolific author Simon Schama is at heart a The Sharpe Companion The Early Years storyteller In this his latest book he uses Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado selected portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in London to tell Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics stories both about the men and women portrayed Down and Out in Paris and London some famous and PHP Pocket Reference symbolizing the all knowing nature of the monarch A bit bizarre to our modern


10 thoughts on “The Face of Britain The Nation Through its Portraits

  1. says:

    Beautiful diverse stories on history and art Some are real 'who do you think you are' stories The last part The faces of the people was my favourite but I enjoyed them all Not made for a uick read but for keeping at hand an

  2. says:

    Kind of an armchair travel book for history and art buffs The Face of Britain augments the background of the portraits from London's National Portrait Gallery in the way that only Simon Schama can uirkily; detailed and deeply interesting You can read this the way you might walk through a gallery browse until you find a portrait that captivates then stop to read the background Destined to be a book to sit by m

  3. says:

    I love books about art and I love books about history and I love books about art history so I figured I could hardly go wrong with a book with this title And indeed it is charming although probably better taken

  4. says:

    A book which accompanies a television series and a gallery exhibition and which uses paintings in the National Portrait G

  5. says:

    Simon Schama can do three things with a portrait first he can explain what its pictorial ualities are and position it in the tradition of portrait painting and art history in general What is new in the style or innovative in the techniue? How is it an expression of the art schools of its time? Secondly he can tell us about the historical function of the portrait and the historical context in which it was created Portraits had a different

  6. says:

    Delightfully eclectic romp through British portraiture bouncing back and forth through the centuries engaging artists photographers etc and their subjects part history part art critiue part social commentary well illustrated as one would expect

  7. says:

    There's something powerful and elemental about portraiture; about meeting another person's gaze across time and space Similarly the process itself the complex dance between the subject the artist their actual appearance what they desire to appear and the chance that the image captures something of their essence is also fascinating and powerful And when portraiture becomes systematized as it does in the National

  8. says:

    Read the bits about artists I like but incredible writing

  9. says:

    Prolific author Simon Schama is at heart a storyteller In this his latest book he uses selected portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in London to tell stories both about the men and women portrayed some well known others not

  10. says:

    45This achieves a good balance of history and analysis of the visual aspect of art and despite the fact that each section of the book focuses on a different theme of portraiture with individual chapters then tackling specific artists ranging from medieval to contemporary times Schama manages to effectively morph these disparate ar

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