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Heroes and Villains: Over Fifty Celebrities, Writers and Experts Debate Famous Britons

Scarfe, Gerald (Paris, Matthew)

Verlag: National Portrait Gallery, London, 2003
ISBN 10: 1855143380 / ISBN 13: 9781855143388
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Titel: Heroes and Villains: Over Fifty Celebrities,...

Verlag: National Portrait Gallery, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Auflage: First Edition.

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Hardcover. Dust jacket has lightly creased upper edge and nicked upper leading corners. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 282999

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Inhaltsangabe: "Heroes and Villains" is a unique collaboration with the caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, which will also be the subject of a documentary on BBC Four. In the book, portraits of well-known figures, selected from the National Portrait Gallery's collections, are quirkily juxtaposed with caricatures that depict their villainous side. Gerald Scarfe, Britain's best-known caricaturist, provides these artful, glib distortions, many of which have been specially commissioned. They reveal the wit and vision of an exceptional draughtsman at work. Joanna Lumley, Sir Peter Hall and Melvyn Bragg are just a few of the people who argue their views for and against, on subjects as wide ranging as Henry VIII, Oswald Mosley, Virginia Woolf, Princess Diana and David and Victoria Beckham.

Über den Autor: Matthew Parris's stimulating introduction shows how caricature and portraiture combine to illuminate all sides of an individual's character. As a sketch writer for The Times who has anchored his career in making people laugh at politicians, he appreciates the humour of caricature but exposes how merciless and revealing it can be. Gerald Scarfe's long and prestigious career has included work in many of the world's best-known publications, including Punch, Private Eye, The Sunday Times and the New Yorker. He is also acclaimed for his innovative, award-winning designs for theatre and cinema.

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