The Tradition: A New History Of Welsh Art by Peter LordThe Tradition: A New History Of Welsh Art by Peter Lord

The Tradition: A New History Of Welsh Art

byPeter Lord

Hardcover | June 1, 2016

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Peter Lord surveys the evolution of the visual culture of Wales from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century in this new, single-volume history. Written for everyone with an interest in the art and history of Wales, the volume illustrates some 400 landscapes and portrait paintings, prints and sculptures. The author describes both how the work emerged from its Welsh historical context and was related to the art of other cultures. The Tradition is the only study now in print that encompasses the whole field of Welsh visual art.

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Peter Lord was born in Exeter in 1948, and now lives near Aberystwyth. Initially, he worked as a sculptor, designing several large scale public works, notably the Hywel Dda Memorial at Whitland. However, in 1986 he decided to concentrate on writing about visual culture, and since then has published some twelve studies on various aspect...
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Title:The Tradition: A New History Of Welsh ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 12 × 10.75 × 1.4 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Parthian BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910409626

ISBN - 13:9781910409626

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"Renowned for his work on artisan and industrial paintings from Wales, particularly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Lord’s arts criticism seems to sit comfortably alongside contemporaries such as Catherine Belsey and John Berger. Like them, he is interested in rethinking not only visual and cultural identities but also what constitutes ‘art’ and from whose perspective." —New Welsh Review