Andrew Graham-Dixon is now generally agreed to be the best writer about art in Britain under the age of forty. This collection brings together the very best of his writing on a widely diverse range of subjects – English and French painting of all periods, Grand Masters, Modernists and post-moderns.
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"Graham-Dixon skewers received opinion without any strutting or self-importance. The fluency and control of the prose are matched by the unshowy rigour of his judgement. They are, above all, considered… Throughout this collection, there is always something that cheers or invigorates – something that makes the reader feel more intelligent and more alive."
ANTHONY QUINN, 'OBSERVER'
"Richly original and thought-provoking… Anyone whose writing about art springs so unmistakably, not just from knowledge, but from sheer pleasure, is on the right side. Graham-Dixon is a writer who can justly refer to some of his essays – on Bonnard, Turner, Matisse and, most beautifully, on Morandi – as 'love letters'".
PHILIP HENSHER, 'Mail on Sunday'
Undoubtedly the most intellectually gifted art critic in this country… Graham-Dixon's range is unusually wide, his prose style so supple and his analysis of artists and their work so absorbing that the reader begins by being enthralled and ends by being enriched. Adroitly expressed statements cascade from the page and it is important to realise that they are not just the result of fine writing but of careful looking. As Graham-Dixon writes, 'To visit the 'Paper Museum' is, above all, to see the world being seen differently.' It is an apt description of his own book."
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, 'Daily Express'
For his BBC series and book ' A History of British Art', Andrew Graham-Dixon has been acclaimed as being one of the best British writers about art. 'Paper Museum' is a collection of the best of his writing to date, over sixty essays on a hugely varied range of subjects, from the Wilton Diptych and Velazquez to Picabia and Lucien Freud. About all of them, Graham-Dixon writes in prose which is not only moving in itself, but which, like all the best art criticism, conveys and enhances the experience of looking at the works of art themselves.About the Author:
Andrew Graham-Dixon is the art critic of the ‘Independent’. His book on Howard Hodgkin was published to acclaim in 1994. He has twice won the Hawthornden Prize, Britain’s top prize for writing about art. He is also the writer and presenter of BBC2’s ‘A History of British Art’.
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Book Description Harper Collins 1996, 1996. 22cm x 17.5cm. 384pp. B&W illustrations. Hardcover in dustjacket. Very good. Colllection of 62 essays by broadcaster and author Graham-Dixon ranging in subject matter from the Wilton Dyptich and Velazquez to Picabia and Lucien Freud. Bookseller Inventory # 137843
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1996. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Near Fine Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Writings by art critic Graham-Dixon on a great many artists. 384 pages with index. Bookseller Inventory # 16798
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: Mint. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This mint unread copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is in mint condition. This work is made up of 80 essays on a widely diverse range of subjects - English and French painting of all periods, Grand Masters, Modernists and post-moderns. To all of them, Andrew Graham-Dixon brings insight unmatched by any other British commentator on pictures or sculpture, inprose which is not only oftern very moving in itself, but can actually convey and enhance the experience of looking at the works of art themselves. Ref OO4 Size: 384pp. Bookseller Inventory # 015931