A Face to the World: On Self-portraits
Focusing on the extraordinary art of self-portraiture, this book examines the lives of artists through their self-portraits. Drawing on art, biography, literature, history and philosophy, it considers the intimate truths and elaborate fictions of self-portraiture.Her intelligence and humanity are used less to impress us with theories than persuade us ... how great her subjects are. I closed this delightful book book inspired by genuine insights into how some mostly long gone but very brilliant talents 'chose to present themselves'... -- Serena Davies, Telegraph Saturday July 25, 2009
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