Phaidon Companion to Art in the British Isles

Jacobs, Michael & Warner, Malcolm


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The Phaidon Companion to Art & Artists in the British Isles

By Michael Jacobs and Malcolm Warner


Published by Phaidon Press Limited, Oxford, 1980; 1st edition. 10” H x 7” W; 320pp; Hardback with dust wrapper; Green boards with gold titles; Preface; Gazetteer of regions, Bibliography, Index; 297 illustrations, including 72 in colour. Book condition: Clean and tight; No inscriptions; All pages present and intact. Dust wrapper condition is good, but with evidence of a small closed tear on the top edge secured from behind with sellotape; Outer covers a little rubbed; Original price sticker on the back.

Book condition – Very Good. Dust Wrapper – Good.

‘The Phaidon Companion to Art and Artists is an illustrated guide to the places in Great Britain and Ireland with which artists have been associated. Under each place name the authors give an account of the artist or artists connected with that place, either through having lived there in childhood, or because the place has been a source of inspiration for their work.

The book opens with a general discussion of the relationship between artists and places; then follow the separate entries, which are grouped into nine regions, each introduced by a short essay on the artistic associations of the region as a whole. The works illustrated are not exclusively landscapes, but may simply feature local people, have a local setting, or be inspired by the special atmosphere of the place in question.

A list is provided of the principal galleries and houses where works by artists mentioned in the text may be seen, and there are maps to show the regional divisions, the location of each entry, and areas of special interest. A bibliography and indexes of artists and places are included.’

Book condition – Very Good. Dust Wrapper –  Good.

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