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Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9780385351164
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 496
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The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life. Kenneth Clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation, established him as a globally admired figure. Clark was prescient in making this series: the upheavals of the century, the Cold War among others, convinced him of the power of barbarism and the fragility of culture. He would burnish his image with two memoirs that artfully omitted the more complicated details of his life. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unseen archive, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the private man behind the figure who effortlessly dominated the art world for more than half a century: his privileged upbringing, his interest in art history beginning at Oxford, his remarkable early successes. At 27 he was keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean in Oxford and at 29, the youngest director of The National Gallery. During the war he arranged for its entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales and organized packed concerts of classical music at the Gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners during the bombing. WWII helped shape his belief that art should be brought to the widest audience, a social and moral position that would inform the rest of his career. Television became a means for this message when he was appointed the first chairman of the Independent Television Authority. Stourton reveals the tortuous state of his marriage during and after the war, his wife's alcoholism, and the aspects of his own nature that he worked to keep hidden. A superb work of biography, Kenneth Clark is a revelation of its remarkable subject.



Kenneth Clark Life Art and Civilisation

Kenneth Clark  Life  Art and Civilisation Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9780007493432
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 496
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A SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR



Kenneth Clark Life Art and Civilisation

Kenneth Clark   Life  Art and Civilisation Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 000749341X
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 496
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The astonishing life of Kenneth Clark âe" the greatest British art historian of his time. As writer and presenter of the 13-part TV series Civilisation he was responsible for the greatest syntheses of art, music, literature and thought ever made âe" âe~a contribution to civilisation itselfâe(tm). Drawing on previously unseen archives, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the complicated private man who wielded enormous influence on all aspects of the arts and drew into his circle a diverse group, many of whom he and his wife Jane would entertain at Saltwood Castle. These included E.M. Forster, Vivien Leigh, Margot Fonteyn, the Queen Mother, Winston Churchill, John Betjeman, Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore. Hidden from view, however, was his wifeâe(tm)s alcoholism and his own womanising. From his time as Bernard Berensonâe(tm)s protege at I Tatti in Florence to being the Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean aged 27 âe" by which time he had published The Gothic Revival, the first of his many books âe" to his appointment as the youngest-ever director of the National Gallery, Clark displayed precocious genius. During the war he arranged for the galleryâe(tm)s entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales, and organised packed concerts of German classical music at the empty gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners. The war and the Cold War that followed convinced him of the fragility of culture and that, as a potent humanising force, art should be brought to the widest possible audience, a social and moral position that would inform the rest of his career. No voice has exercised so much power and influence over the arts in Britain as Clarkâe(tm)s. James Stourton has written a dazzling biography of a towering figure in the art world, a passionate art historian of the Italian Renaissance and a brilliant communicator who, through the many mediums of his work, conveyed the profound beauty and importance of art, architecture and civilisation for generations to come.



Landscape Into Art

Landscape Into Art Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9781406728248
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 272
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author Chris Stephens
ISBN-10 1849762600
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 160
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Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series ' Civilisation'. After a period of neglect, there is now considerable interest in Clark among academics, publishers and broadcasters. As well as providing new research and information on Clark, the book is a significant intervention into histories of modern British art.0Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (19.5.-10.8.2014).



Civilisation

Civilisation Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9781473616721
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 272
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Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation. The author takes us from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he sketches an extraordinary cast of characters -- the men and women who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and of ourselves. He also highlights the works of genius they produced -- in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, and in science and engineering, from Raphael's School of Athens to the bridges of Brunel.



British Embassies

British Embassies Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9781781012437
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 352
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A unique and glamorous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture and a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture. British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed – at least in the eyes of foreigners – our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. A mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, this large format picture book covers Residences and embassies in twenty-six countries to provide an authoritative text, accompanied by newly commissioned photography.



My Dear BB

My Dear BB      Author Robert Cumming
ISBN-10 9780300216066
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 584
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In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) and the legendary art critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865–1959) met in Italy. From that moment, they began a correspondence that lasted until Berenson’s death at age 94. This book makes available, for the first time, the complete correspondence between two of the most influential figures in the 20th-century art world, and gives a new and unique insight into their lives and motivations. The letters are arranged into ten chronological sections, each accompanied by biographical details and providing the context for the events and personalities referred to. They were both talented letter writers: informative, spontaneous, humorous, gossipy, and in their frequent letters they exchanged news and views about art and politics, friends and family life, collectors, connoisseurship, discoveries, books read and written, and travel. Berenson advised Clark on his blossoming career, warning against the museum and commercial art worlds while encouraging his promise as a writer and interpreter of the arts. Above all, these letters trace the development of a deep and intimate friendship.



Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author Meryle Secrest
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4451764
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 310
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Kenneth Clark has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kenneth Clark also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kenneth Clark book for free.



Great Collectors of Our Time

Great Collectors of Our Time Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074260202
Release 2007
Pages 416
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The first major survey of contemporary art collecting ifor more than 40 years. Includes the collections of Picasso, the Gettys and the Vogels.



Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9780141982373
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 272
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A personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his development.



The Nude A Study in Ideal Form

The Nude  A Study in Ideal Form Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9781400866823
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 480
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From the art of the Greeks to that of Renoir and Moore, this work surveys the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.



Civilization

Civilization Author Niall Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781101548028
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 432
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Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Ruskin Today

Ruskin Today Author Sir Kenneth McKenzie Clark
ISBN-10 OCLC:463382205
Release 1964
Pages 363
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The Art of Humanism

The Art of Humanism Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 MINN:319510010092997
Release 1983
Pages 189
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Discusses the paintings, drawings, and sculpture of Donatello, Uccello, Alberti, Mantegna, and Botticelli



Landscape Into Art

Landscape Into Art Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017079701
Release 1976-01-01
Pages 248
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One Hundred Details from the National Gallery

One Hundred Details from the National Gallery Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 UOM:39015077636721
Release 2008-08-07
Pages 160
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Presents details from a variety of paintings from the National Gallery in London, England along with commentary from the former directory of the Gallery.