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The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velazquez, Laura Cumming
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Author: Cumming, Laura
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
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Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016
'The Vanishing Man' is an innovative dual biography that becomes an unexpected detective story. Travelling from the Spanish and Papal courts of the 17th-century via the courtrooms of 19th-century Edinburgh and the garrets of Manhattan, it is a gripping depiction of how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. Most movingly, it is an evocation of some of the greatest paintings of all time by an author who is an eloquent and passionate admirer, and brings us closer to the creation and appreciation of Velazquez's works than ever before.
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Hardback:The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velazquez:2016
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London, Vintage Books, 2017
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A fabulous read , combing art history, class prejudice in England and Scotland and European history. It reads like a detective story and describes works of art in a most informative and authoritative way . It opens your eyes to life in the Spanish court at the time of Velasquez ,of 18th century Britain and 19th century America and the way an obsession can ruin a life.The art market is revealed for what it is too.
18/08/17
mrs h
Redbridge
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The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velazquez
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0701188448
Hardback:The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velazquez:2016
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
296 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1784742473
Hardback:On chapel sands, my mother and other missing persons:2019
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
320 pages (hbk)
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What an absolute delight. A memoir both touching in the particular and so evocative in its' capture
26/02/20
Saramago
Devon Libraries
0007118449
Paperback:A face to the world, on self-portraits:2010
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year 2010
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperPress
Resource type: Physical
309 p., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm (pbk)
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