Murdo MacDonald Scottish Art (World of Art)

ISBN 13: 9780500203330

Scottish Art (World of Art)

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A well-illustrated compendium, from prehistory through the 20th century, tracing the themes and ideas that Scottish artists have continually returned to, forming an overarching culture that is studded with distinct and colorful personalities. It's a vivid history, though the edition's small type, particularly in the faint sans-serif captions, is hard on older eyes. Macdonald, a painter, teaches the history of Scottish art at the U. of Dundee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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After several years as art critic for The Scotsman, Murdo Macdonald held academic posts in Glasgow and Edinburgh and in 1997 became Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee.

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This slender, well-written volume fills a gap in the study of British and Western art history by examining the history, common characteristics, and achievements of the art of Scotland. Scottish art has too often been treated as an appendage to English art. The author examines the development of the art from early Celtic times to the present. For a volume covering so much time, this leaves readers with a surprisingly good idea of the main points of each age. The larger question of the common features in this art, such as Celtic designs, the harsh and beautiful landscape, and the poverty and difficulty of life that emerge over and over, are thoughtfully discussed. Although this book examines all artistic media, the most glorious plates in this volume are of the oil paintings, particularly those of such great Scottish masters such as Henry Raeburn, David Wilkie, Allan Ramsay, and John Alexander. The author covers his subject well, and the reader certainly is left with a greater appreciation of Scottish art. This is a volume for every serious art library.
-Martin Chasin, Adult Institute, Bridgeport, CT
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Verlag: World of Art, (2000)
ISBN 10: 0500203334 ISBN 13: 9780500203330
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Buchbeschreibung World of Art, 2000. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 224 Seiten 5488D Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 458. Artikel-Nr. 42529

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