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Author Gayford, Martin, 1952- author.

Title Modernists & mavericks : Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London painters / Martin Gayford.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.21 GAY    Available
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Description 352 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
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Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat English lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Art critics lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-345) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Young Lucian: art in wartime London -- 2. Pope Francis -- 3. Euston Road in Camberwell -- 4. Spirit in the mass: the Borough Polytechnic -- 5. Girl with roses -- 6. Leaping into the void -- 7 Life into art: Bacon and Freud in the 1950s -- 8. Two climbers roped together -- 9. What makes the modern home so different? -- 10. An arena in which to act -- 11. The situation in London, 1960 -- 12. The artist thinks: Hockney and his contemporaries -- 13. The grin without the cat: Bacon and Freud in the 1960s -- 14. American connections -- 15. Mysterious conventionality -- 16. Portrait surrounded by artistic devices -- 17. Shimmering and dissolving -- 18. The non-existence of action -- Epilogue.
Summary The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.
Subject Painting, English -- Dalston (London, England) -- 20th century.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Freud, Lucian.
Hockney, David.
Added Title Modernists and mavericks
ISBN 9780500239773 (hardback)
0500239770 (hardback)

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