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 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book of 62 essays on art which built ona weekly newspaper column and a BBC television series. Book has black cloth boards with only slight corner wear and is nearly Fine. Dustjacket has slight buckling of front cover but very clean with only slight wear. 384 pages. Heavy book: standard post in UK; overseas GBP9.50. Bookseller Inventory # 007293
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0002555573I4N00
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002583144
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-F-011-01124
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 HarperCollins, London, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus. First Edition. Jacket: 3-mm tear at the top of the spine. Heavy book = extra postage outside UK. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # J4246