Francis Bacon

by Dennis Farr, Dennis Farr, Sally Yard

Harry N. Abrams | July 20, 1999 | Hardcover

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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was arguably the most eminent British painter of the 20th century. He consistently rejected all attempts at categorization and almost all analytical comment on his disturbing images. He also refused to allow individual discussions of his paintings in exhibition catalogues. This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in America since the artist''s death, is a complete departure from anything published in the past.

Three prominent Bacon scholars are given uninhibited voice in essays packed with a wealth of new material. They shed light on Bacon''s private life and, more importantly, on his working methods, about which he was particularly secretive. Individual commentaries are provided on each colorplate, and three significant interviews with the artist are reprinted in their entirety.

The illustrations include a number of late works and numerous documentary photographs that have never before been reproduced. The traveling exhibition was organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 264 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 1 in

Published: July 20, 1999

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810940116

ISBN - 13: 9780810940116

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Francis Bacon

by Dennis Farr, Dennis Farr, Sally Yard

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 264 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 1 in

Published: July 20, 1999

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810940116

ISBN - 13: 9780810940116

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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was arguably the most eminent British painter of the 20th century. He consistently rejected all attempts at categorization and almost all analytical comment on his disturbing images. He also refused to allow individual discussions of his paintings in exhibition catalogues. This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in America since the artist''s death, is a complete departure from anything published in the past.

Three prominent Bacon scholars are given uninhibited voice in essays packed with a wealth of new material. They shed light on Bacon''s private life and, more importantly, on his working methods, about which he was particularly secretive. Individual commentaries are provided on each colorplate, and three significant interviews with the artist are reprinted in their entirety.

The illustrations include a number of late works and numerous documentary photographs that have never before been reproduced. The traveling exhibition was organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions.

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While we know much about Francis Bacon the man, it's difficult to find in-depth analyses about his work. This is due in part to the artist's resistance to catalogues that include discussions of his work. So you can often find a comprehensive listing of his work with photos, but the interpretation is left entirely up to you. With Francis Bacon, the first book to engage in a detailed meditation on the British painter's work, you finally get some insight into the art itself. Including essays from Dennis Farr, Michael Peppiatt and Sally Yard as well as interviews with the artist, this book is an indispensable text for art fans.

Appropriate for ages: 13

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