Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden by Quentin BellCharleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden by Quentin Bell

Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden

byQuentin Bell, Virginia NicholsonPhotographerAlen MacWeeney

Paperback | May 1, 2004

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Set in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Charleston Farmhouse is the most important remaining example of Bloomsbury decorative style, created by the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Quentin Bell, the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, and his daughter Virghinia Nicholson, tell the story of this unique house, linking it with some of the leading cultural figures who were invited there, including Vanessa's sister Virginia Woolf, the writer Lytton Strachey, the economist Maynard Keynes and the art critic Roger Fry. The house and garden are portrayed through Alen MacWeeney's atmostpheric photographs; pictures from Vanessa Bell's family album convey the flavour of the household in its heyday.
Quentin Bell (1910 – 1996) the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, grew up at Charleston. He was a painter, sculptor, potter and art critic, and held chairs in Fine Art and History of Art at the universities of Leeds, Oxford and Sussex. His books include the prize-winning Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Bloomsbury and a memoir, Elders ...
Title:Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and GardenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9.75 × 9.75 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 9.75 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2004Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:071122370X

ISBN - 13:9780711223707


Editorial Reviews

a fabulous DIY story, with lashings of eminent Edwardians