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28%OFFSimon Schama - The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits - 9780670922307 - V9780670922307
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The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits

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Description for The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits Paperback. Num Pages: 632 pages, 100 full colour pictures. BIC Classification: 1DBK; ACB; AGHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 147 x 230 x 47. Weight in Grams: 1212.
Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a black Othello in the nineteenth century; the poet-artist Rossetti trying to capture on canvas what he couldn't possess in life; a surgeon-artist making studies of wounded faces brought in from the Battle of the Somme; a naked John Lennon five hours before his death. In the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Viking
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
632
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780670922307
SKU
V9780670922307
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Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
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About Simon Schama
Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and the prize-winning author of seventeen books, including The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, the History of Britain trilogy and The Story of the Jews. He is a contributing editor of the Financial Times and his award-winning television work as writer and presenter ... Read more

Reviews for The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits
Splendid... seething with ideas. Schama brings great intimacy and authority to proceedings
New York Times Book Review
Dazzling, beyond praise
Sunday Times on 'Citizens'
Schama writes with grace and wit, and his enthusiasms are contagious
Anita Brookner on 'The Embarrassment of Riches'
Shows Schama at his best . . . as full of memorable ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits