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45This achieves a good balance of history and analysis of the visual aspect of art and despite the fact that each section of the book focuses on a different *theme of portraiture with individual chapters then tackling specific There s something powerful and elemental about *of portraiture with individual chapters then tackling specific There s something powerful and elemental about about meeting another person s gaze across time and space Similarly the process itself the complex dance between the subject the artist their actual appearance what they desire to appear and the chance that the image #Captures Something Of Their Essence #something of their essence also fascinating and powerful And when portraiture becomes systematized as it does in the National Portrait Gallery that adds all the complications of public notabilityThere s a great deal of potential in this work It s a fascinating topic and Schama has "The Art Hi. A Portrait Opens A Window Into "art hi. A portrait opens a window into person's life who they were and wanted to be who the artist saw and how everyone else looked onFrom the divine paintings of Elizabeth I to the. The tone might grate less Still lots of beautiful plates fun Words Even If The even if the of in a chapter can be somewhat frustrating A book which accompanies a television series and a gallery exhibition and which uses paintings in the National Portrait Gallery and the stories behind them to tell the history of British painting often in the context of wider British social historyAlthough there are lots of the paintings reproduced many referred to in the text are not and the book is very unstructured both between and within sections and chapters Beautiful diverse stories on history and art Some are "real who do you think you are stories "who do you think you are stories last part The faces of the people was my favourite but I enjoyed them all Not made for a uick read but for eeping at hand and re reading favourite part. N Schama uses a stunning and surprising array of images to tell the story of the British from the Tudors to the present day He will change the way we see Britain and each othe.
Free download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Simon SchamaStorical background to pull it off But only a few sections really gel as a cohesive whole the first chapter on power the last chapter on ordinary Britons some of the asides on caricature and miniature paintings which were carried as a constant reminder of a beloved one Basically for an
American What This Book Neededwhat this book needed structure and context on about 200 years of British history from 1750 to 1950 I consider myself reasonably well read and an amateur historian but I only now enough to sketch an outline of this period and Schama is so caught up in breathy gossip that I lost track of what he was gossiping about What could be insightful tends towards a ramble through the British GalleryThis book probably also suffered because of my tendency to marathon through "Whatever I M Reading At A Chapter "I m reading At a chapter day. Iconic photograph of 'bulldog' Churchill; from Victorian portraits of dead children to Hockney's of his elderly parents; from anonymous workers to the artists themselves Simo.