The face of Britain : a history of the nation through its portraits / Simon Schama.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library||704.942 Schama (Text)||31208912485374||new non-fiction||Checked out||11/05/2016|
- ISBN: 9780190621872
- ISBN: 0190621877
- Physical Description: xxiv, 602 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, .
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part I: The face of power. The face of Britain ; Saviours ; Reins of power ; Bigwigs ; Attack portraiture ; Family album ; Absent one cigar -- Part II: The face of love. Shadow love ; Kenelm and Venetia ; George and Maria, Richard and Maria, Tom and Maria ; Molly and the Captain ; Alice in the after-time ; Capturing Janey ; Francis and George ; Julia -- Part III: The face of fame. Trouble ; Dragon's breath ; The first National Portrait Gallery ; The star ; Lookers ; Halls of heroes ; Farewell to the famous -- Part IV: The face in the mirror. ... but on reflection ; This is me ; The history painter ; 'To self. An unfinished sketch' 1731 ; Living anciently at twenty ; The bodies of women ; Modelling flesh -- Part V: Faces of the people. Black, white and colour ; Variety ; Cutting edge ; Chummies ; The faceless of Britain -- About face.
|Summary, etc.:|| Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works--paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, sketches--found in London's National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain weaves together an account of their composition, framed by their particular moment of creation, and in the process unveils a collective portrait of a nation and its history.-- adapted from dust jacket.
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