By (author) Jane Stevenson
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Edward Burra by Jane Stevenson
Book DescriptionEdward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body. Yet he was also a letter-writer of genius, penning camp, witty letters that were full of energy to a wide circle of friends. Inventive, entertaining and unique, his writing expresses a man who combined profound personal loyalty with distaste for any kind of emotional grandstanding. Jane Stevenson's biography is the perfect tribute to this most original of men.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099501664
(234mm x 154mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Stevenson
Library and Archive Collections of the University of Aberdeen, Hardback (December 2011)
A lavishly illustrated, expertly written and perspicaciously edited volume that showcases one of the oldest continually-evolving academic library collections of the Anglophone world. From papyri to modern first editions, Renaissance portraits to C20th abstracts, this book will be a benchmark in academic publishing.
Edward Burra, Hardback (November 2011)
Edward Burra (1905-76) was an English painter who is best known for his paintings of the seedy underworld of urban life. Yet, as this fascinating new monograph on his work reveals, his interests were much broader, incorporating landscape and still-life paintings, stage designs, book illustration and watercolours.
Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail, Hardback (March 2011)
The first major book to explore how innovation processes and the role of effective leadership combine to yield breakthrough innovations
Lost City, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Jane Stevenson
A pattern-book of Scottish architecture, both vernacular and classical, a 'lost city' lies to the north of the modern city of Aberdeen. It offers one of the most significant townscapes in all of Scotland, and this book details the rich treasures of the burgh, with many illustrations reproduced for the first time.
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Author Biography - Jane Stevenson
Jane Stevenson is the author of two collections of novellas, Several Deceptions and Good Women, and four novels, London Bridges, Astraea, The Pretender and The Empress of the Last Days. She is a professor in the history department at Aberdeen University and holds the Regius Chair of Humanity.
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