About Modern Art
Critical Essays 1948-96
By (author) David Sylvester
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About Modern Art by David Sylvester
Book DescriptionAbout Modern Art is the long-awaited collection of David Sylvester's essays on twentieth-century artists. This is not dry, remote, academic criticism: it has an immediacy and passion which leave one with an inspiring sense of the relevance and importance of art to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712605632
(234mm x 153mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Sylvester
The Brutality of Fact, Paperback (September 2016)
Features revealing interviews with Francis Bacon that was conducted over a period of 25 years by a distinguished art critic. In this book, Bacon considers the problems of realism, sheds new light on aspects of his life, talks about his aims as a painter and ways in which he works.
Memoirs of a Pet Lamb, Paperback (February 2013)
David Sylvester, who died in June 2001, was one of the greatest art critics of our time. He achieved fame with his work on Cezanne but became known especially for his close, perceptive studies of artists who became personal friends. This title is written before his death.
Looking Back at Francis Bacon, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by David Sylvester
Controversial in both life and art, Francis Bacon was one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Written by his friend and collaborator, eminent art writer and curator David Sylvester, this book reflects on his life and career.
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Author Biography - David Sylvester
David Sylvester was born in 1924 in London and lived mainly there. His published books include Henry Moore (1968), Interviews with Francis Bacon (1975), Rene Magritte (1992), the five-volume catalogue raisonne of Magritte (1992-1-4-5), Looking at Giacometti (1994, also available in Pimlico) and Looking Back at Francis Bacon (2000). From 1951 he curated or co-curated numerous major exhibitions at museums in London, Paris, Venice, New York and Washington, including Dada and Surrealism Reviewed and one-man shows of Picasso, Laurens, Soutine, Miro, Magritte, Giacometti, de Kooning and Francis Bacon. His films include Matisse and his Model (1968) and Magritte: the False Mirror (1969). He was awarded C.B.E. in 1983, and was a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Academy and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. In 1993 he became the first critic ever to receive a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. He died in June 2001.
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