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The Royal Academy's popular Summer Exhibition has been an annual event since 1769. Today, around a thousand works are selected each year from over 10,000 entries. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, architectural design and models, and continues to be the largest open exhibition in the UK. First published in the 1870s, the "Royal Academy Illustrated" presents the highlights of each years show and is a fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes. A wide cross-section of the works on display is included, accompanied by installation shots of the galleries that reveal the individual nature of each years show. This books illustrations, selected this year by the Academician Humphrey Ocean together with an introduction by the art historian Frank Whitford make this book a handsome and informative document of this most popular event.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905711123
ISBN-10: 1905711123
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 185mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Royal Academy of Arts
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Humphrey Ocean

Humphrey Ocean is a painter and printmaker. Frank Whitford is an art historian and the author of books on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.