Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye (Paperback)
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Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 06/11/2008
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Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body. Yet he was also a letter-writer of genius, penning camp, witty letters that were full of energy to a wide circle of friends. Inventive, entertaining and unique, his writing expresses a man who combined profound personal loyalty with distaste for any kind of emotional grandstanding. Jane Stevenson's biography is the perfect tribute to this most original of men.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099501664
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 694 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] wonderfully lively and sympathetic account." * Times Literary Supplement *
"Stevenson has written a wonderfully vivid and intelligent book and one long overdue, to boot...This is her first biography and it is a gentle triumph of research and wit...is there nothing Jane Stevenson cannot do?" * Observer *
"Superlative... impressively researched and unerringly well-informed... one can think of half a dozen other British artists whose milieux are in some sense approximate to Edward Burra's and who would benefit from her engrossed and intensely sympathetic treatment" -- D.J. Taylor * TLS *
"Stevenson's triumphant debut as a biographer. She brings a novelist's sensibility to bear on her subject.... Her treatment of this brave, funny and inspiring artist is touching, totally unsentimental and supremely intelligent" * Sunday Times *
"Jane Stevenson makes a strong case for Burra's originality and integrity as an artist; his relentless creativity, always moving on" * Scotsman *

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