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0099587041
Paperback:The vanishing man : in pursuit of Velázquez / Laura Cumming:2017 The vanishing man : in pursuit of Velázquez / Laura Cumming
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Author: Cumming, Laura
Year: 2017
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 759 VEL
Publisher: Vintage, 2017
Volume: Velázquez
ISBN: 0099587041 9780099587040
Control number 0099587041
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'The Vanishing Man' is an innovative dual biography that becomes an unexpected detective story. Travelling from the Spanish and Papal courts of the 17th-century via the courtrooms of 19th-century Edinburgh and the garrets of Manhattan, it is a gripping depiction of how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. Most movingly, it is an evocation of some of the greatest paintings of all time by an author who is an eloquent and passionate admirer, and brings us closer to the creation and appreciation of Velázquez's works than ever before.
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Hardback:The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velázquez:2016
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A fabulous read , combing art history, class prejudice in England and Scotland and European history. It reads like a detective story and describes works of art in a most informative and authoritative way . It opens your eyes to life in the Spanish court at the time of Velasquez ,of 18th century Britain and 19th century America and the way an obsession can ruin a life.The art market is revealed for what it is too.
18/08/17
mrs h
Redbridge
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Hardback:The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velázquez:2016
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 759 VEL
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
296 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:A face to the world, on self-portraits:2009
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 757
Publisher: HarperPress
309 p., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:On Chapel sands, my mother and other missing persons:2019
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 920CUM
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
301 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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