My Town: An Artist's Life in London - Signed Edition (Hardback)David Gentleman (author)
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'David has spent a lifetime depicting with wit and affection a London he has made his own' - Alan Bennett
David Gentleman has lived in London for almost seventy years, most of it on the same street. This book is a record of a lifetime spent observing, drawing and getting to know the city, bringing together work from across his whole career, from his earliest sketches to watercolours painted just a few months ago.
Here is London as it was, and as it is today: the Thames, Hampstead Heath; the streets, canals, markets and people of his home of Camden Town; and at the heart of it all, his studio and the tools of his work. Accompanied by reflections on the process of drawing and personal thoughts on the ever-changing city, this is a celebration of London, and the joy of noticing, looking and capturing the world.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 238 x 175 x 25 mm
'My Town illustrates both the unreliable underpinnings and the unbridled fun of life in Britain's capital..In particular, he shows us that London might be a wobbly place, but it is still full of wonders.' - The Financial Times
'..a wonderful illustrated account of his 70 years living and working in London..You don't need to be anywhere near London to respond to Gentleman's urgent suggestion that we look harder at what's right in front of us.' - The Guardian
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This book takes you on a journey through London. The many pictures are just fabulous. You are instantly transported to the many locations.
A real gem, I love it, and was lucky enough to have bought a signed copy.... More
Full of images of David Gentleman’s beautiful paintings, sketches and prints, together with his thoughts and observations, “My Town” is a superb addition to his body of work.
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