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26%OFFMoyle, Franny - Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner - 9780241964569 - V9780241964569
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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner

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Description for Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner Paperback. Num Pages: 528 pages, 24 pp colour, 16 pp black and white. BIC Classification: ACVC; AFCC; AGHX; AGN; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. Weight in Grams: 368.
The man behind the paintings: the extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near mythical figure in his own lifetime, ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin UK
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
528
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780241964569
SKU
V9780241964569
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About Moyle, Franny
Franny Moyle studied Art History at St John's College, Cambridge. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation's first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. She is now a freelance executive producer and writer and lives in east London. She is the author of Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs ... Read more

Reviews for Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner
Moyle is excellent at establishing these stylistic contexts. ... her art-historical perceptions are what make this detailed and beautifully balanced biography so compelling a read. It's rare that one finishes a modern biography feeling that the subject has been enhanced and not merely dissected. McKern and Spall can step aside. The real Turner is onstage
Herald
What Ruskin ... Read more

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