The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint

The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint

by Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606065860
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 160,577
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jamie Camplin is a Cambridge-educated historian who retired in 2013 from a distinguished career as Thames & Hudson’s editorial and then managing director. He is the author of The Rise of the Plutocrats: Wealth and Power in Edwardian England and the historical novel 1914 The King Must Die. Maria Ranauro studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art before joining the publishing department at the National Gallery, London, where she was responsible for the visual content of a number of seminal exhibition catalogues. She is now a senior picture researcher at Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Part 1 Why Do Artists Love Books? 13

Chapter 1 How it All Began 15

Chapter 2 Who Invented 'the Artist'? 25

Chapter 3 Courtly Cultures and their Undercurrents 35

Chapter 4 'People are Stuffed with Reading Matter' 41

Chapter 5 Books and the Painting of 'Modern Life' 49

Chapter 6 Things Hold Together 63

Part 2 Painting Is 'Like a Book … Which Needs to Give Up Its Riches' 71

Gallery 1 The Word of God 73

Gallery 2 'Book-Love' and the Home 107

Gallery 3 Perennial Pleasures in Multiple Locations 159

Gallery 4 'All that Men Held Wise' 197

Notes 247

List of Illustrations 250

Index 254

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