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British Art: A Walk Round the Rusty Pier Julian Freeman

British Art: A Walk Round the Rusty Pier

Julian Freeman

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781904915058
Paperback
320 pages
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Julian Freemans 16 essays on British Art turn the subject on its head andits side, and—without formally pretending to reassess it—give it a good shaking. Skating across the better part of 500 years, the books choices of subject are unapologetic,MoreJulian Freemans 16 essays on British Art turn the subject on its head and its side, and—without formally pretending to reassess it—give it a good shaking. Skating across the better part of 500 years, the books choices of subject are unapologetic, and the ideas move in directions they dont usually go. Moving at full tilt or more sedately, the text always stays within reach of the popular reader. Like his successful first books, Art: A Crash Course and Design (in the same series), British Art is both provocative and affectionate. Freemans text moves from discursive commentaries on the art of the British Isles to consider other matters, including spirituality, the business of exhibiting, and the weather. Its picky. It cant cover everything, but when it takes its aim, its unerring.