A collection of 80 essays by the much acclaimed art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon on a wide range of subjects including 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 Picabla 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, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Previous owners name inside front page. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006186463
Book Description Harper Collins, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. In very good, clean. lightly read condition. However some shelf wear and slight tanning to edges of pages. Also few creases in corners of cover. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000099457
Book Description Fontana Press, 1997. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75329747
Book Description Fontana Press, London 1996, 1996. 21.5 x 17.5cms, 384pp, b/w illusts, very good+ paperback & cover This is an anthology of the articles that Graham-Dixon published in The Independent. He has arranged them under a variety of rubics which 'amount to a collage or kaleidescope of [his] own preoccupations', Bookseller Inventory # 127289