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Stanley Spencer Paperback – 1 Jan 1994
by Duncan Robinson (Author)
Stanley Spencer by Duncan Robinson. An entertaining survey of the career of one of Britain's foremost painters. 1994
This entertaining and aesthetically appealing survey of Stanley Spencer's career spans its entire spectrum and places his remarkable oeuvre in the broader context of twentieth-century European art.
This edition is the single volume paperback version of the original hardback monograph: it is ideal for anyone who is interested in the unique work of Stanley Spencer on a less rigorous scale, as it embodies a concise and succinct introduction to the artist and his manner of work. It bears a remarkably competitive price and covers, in less detail, the same ground as the original hardback edition to give a coherent and substantial overview of Spencer's character, artistic motivations and long-standing influence. For those who would rather enjoy the many superb illustrations and the illuminating narrative without the detailed catalogue that appears in the original, this second edition offers an opportunity that is unmissable.
Abridged version from the catalogue raisonné on one of Britain's most influential painters.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is one of the outstanding painters of the twentieth century. Highly controversial and single-minded in the pursuit of his personal vision, he often suffered neglect and hostility, and he has tended to be seen as an eccentric visionary. However, his contribution to British art and his true stature as an artist are now internationally recognized.
Keith Bell's comprehensive catalogue raisonné of Spencer's work was recognized as a major contribution to Spencer studies when it was published in 1992, and it remains the essential reference work. For those who would rather enjoy the many superb illustrations and the illuminating narrative for their own sake (without the detailed catalogue that appears in the original), this abridged edition is now issued in paperback at a highly competitive price.
IN THE PRESS
'There can be no question that this unusually handsome, well illustrated and meticulously researched volume will be the point of departure for all subsequent evaluations of Spencer.' (The Times)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Keith Bell teaches Art History at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He was curator of the major Royal Academy exhibition 'Stanley Spencer RA' in 1980.