A History of British Art

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University of California Press, 1999 - Art - 256 pages
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In this thrilling journey through the British visual imagination, Andrew Graham-Dixon argues decisively against the preconception that the British are not a visual people. Starting with a revelatory account of the almost unknown masterpieces of the Catholic Middle Ages, Graham-Dixon celebrates the beauty and brilliance of Britain's artistic heritage--from Thomas Gainsborough to Damien Hirst, William Hogarth to David Hockney, John Constable to Henry Moore. Embracing not only painting and sculpture but also history, politics, architecture, and literature, Graham-Dixon writes with one simple aim: "to help myself and others to understand and love British art a little bit more."

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I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! Andrew Graham-Dixon exudes knowledge, but never talks down to his audience. This book gives a fascinating history of British Art, but one that Graham-Dixon is quick to ... Read full review



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About the author (1999)

Andrew Graham-Dixon is writer and presenter of the BBC television series Renaissance. He was chief art critic at the Independent between 1986 and 1998. In the 1980s, he won the BP Arts Journalism Award three years running and, in 1991, the Hawthornden Prize for art criticism. His other books include the bestselling A History of British Art and a highly acclaimed monograph on Howard Hodgkin (1994). Paper Museum, a collection of his writings from , was published in 1996.

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