Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

byJames Stourton

Hardcover | November 8, 2016

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation by James Stourton
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BERGER PRIZE FOR BRITISH ART HISTORY 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017A SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEARA SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEARAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEARFrom his time as Bernard Berenson's protégé to being the Keeper of the Western Art at 27 and his appointment as the youngest-ever director of the National Gallery, Kenneth Clark displayed precocious genius. No voice has exercised so much power and influence over the arts in Britain as Clark's. A formidable aesthete, his coterie included John Betjeman, Winston Churchill, Margot Fonteyn, E.M. Forster, Vivien Leigh, the Queen Mother and Henry Moore. Hidden from view, however, was his wife Jane's alcoholism and his own philandering. In James Stourton's dazzling biography, Clark is shown as a man who conveyed the profound beauty and importance of art, architecture and civilisation for generations to come.
James Stourton graduated from Cambridge Art History Faculty in 1979 and joined Sotheby's Old Master paintings department. Over the next thirty years he organised many famous sales and became Chairman of Sotheby's UK in 2007.Alongside his Sotheby's career James developed an academic interest in Patronage and Collecting, publishing many ...
Title:Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and CivilisationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:496 pages, 9.45 X 6.26 X 1 inShipping dimensions:496 pages, 9.45 X 6.26 X 1 inPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000749341X

ISBN - 13:9780007493418

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