Winston Churchill in British Art, 1900 to the Present Day: The Titan With Many Faces (Hardback)Dr Jonathan Black (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 632 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
Full credit to Jonathan Black for spotting a significant gap in the exhaustive, indeed excessive, literature on Winston Churchill: his changing image in art. This book admirably qualifies as "iconography" not only as art historians mean it ... but also as a scholarly yet page-turning study of a veritable twentieth-century icon ... I give Jonathan Black a V for Victory sign. * The Tablet *
[A] brisk and enjoyable biography through images. * London Review of Books *
Unreservedly recommended, not only to librarians, but as a fine present for a Churchill buff, or for that matter anyone interested in the perception of 'The Greatest Briton of All Time'. * Cercles *
This well-written, well-researched and beautifully produced book covers every conceivable angle in the relationship between Winston Churchill and Art, often in surprising and inspiring ways. I didn't think there was anything new to be said about Churchill, but Jonathan Black has certainly managed it. * Andrew Roberts, Visiting Professor, King's College London, UK *
The lure of the enigmatic and ever charismatic Winston Churchill, as seen through the eyes of Britain's leading artists throughout the nation's most turbulent century, and expertly collated and analysed here by Jonathan Black, makes this long-overdue study irresistible. * Michael J. K. Walsh, Associate Professor of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore *
In this definitive study Jonathan Black examines the myriad representations made of Sir Winston Churchill over the course of the 20th century and into our own era. Black cogently analyses this evolving imagery in relation to Churchill's tumultuous political career and its aftermath, from his period as First Lord of the Admiralty during World War One to the struggle to define the 'myth' of Churchill following his death in 1965. This lavishly illustrated book is a wonderful and timely addition to the vast literature on the life and legacy of Winston Churchill. * Mark Antliff, Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University, USA *
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