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The Art Guide: London (The Art Guides)

Sam Phillips

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A fully illustrated guide to London’s museums and galleries, presenting the riches of the city’s collections within the context of the history of art


This book, a fully illustrated guide to the glorious riches of London's museums and galleries, draws on the cream of the city's collections to create an easily navigable, narrative history of art. The guide's unique approach allows you to locate your favourite artist or style of art in any museum and follow this throughout the museums of London.

Do you like, say, the pre-Raphaelites? This book will show you where to find their works in London, from great masterpieces of the genre on show in world-famous institutions to hidden gems housed in galleries off the beaten track. Drink in the beauty of Burne-Jones's stained glass in the Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street, then move on to see Millais's Ophelia in Tate Britain; jump on the tube to Walthamstow to the William Morris Gallery, which was once Morris's home and now displays a fine selection of pre-Raphaelite paintings.

The Art Guide also features concise histories and critical analyses of many important artists as well as key movements, showing you where to see, for example, Francis Bacon's iconic works and pinpointing his former London homes and haunts. This is the perfect guidebook for all artlovers who visit and live in the city, and an essential reference book for anyone interested in the history of art.

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'A treasure, and by far the broadest popular account of London’s art offerings we’ve seen. It’s one guide book you’ll want to read cover to cover, as did we … An absolute essential purchase’'

'A clever idea … certainly makes you appreciate the wealth of what’s on offer'

'Ditch those tired old guidebooks ... make time for these art guides which lead you round the cities according to styles of art ... will help you sate your cultural appetite'
Easy Living

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)

Size: 20.0 x 13.5 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Publication date: 23 May 2011

ISBN: 9780500289204

About the Author

Sam Phillips is the former Assistant Editor of the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, and has contributed to many publications, including Time Out, Blueprint, I-D Magazine, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph.

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