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Books by Edward Lucie-Smith

  • Lives of the Great Modern Artists

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Product Code: BHXLR
    Paperback
    In the era of celebrity culture, we are now more fascinated than ever with the lives of our leading artists. Creative personalities are always intriguing, and to learn something new about the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries be they eccentric or sober, outspoken or reclusive is compelling. Presented here are some of the most engaging life stories of our time, eventful, intimate and poignant. Lively short biographies, clearly grouped according to style and era, are illustrated with important works, self-portraits and photographs. Lucie-Smith vividly evokes the lives of these great personalities, from Picasso and Duchamp to Joseph Beuys and Louise Bourgeois, guiding the reader through the maze of different styles and movements with authority and verve. New entries on rising stars such as Marlene Dumas, Shirin Neshat and Zhang Xiaogang extend the books scope to reach from 1900 to today.
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  • Steven Heffer

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Product Code: AZLVE
    Hardback
    This book is the first comprehensive retrospective of the paintings of Steven Heffer spanning over twenty years of his art practice. Written by leading art historian Edward Lucie-Smith, it provides an exploration of the British artistic relationship to landscape in the context of Steven Heffer's work and the artist's place in the continuing story of British art.
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  • Amazonia Imagined

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Product Code: AYSXQ
    Hardback
    Amazonia Imagined is a book that will be considered by anyone who has travelled to Brazil or is planning to visit there. It will have an instant appeal for those who are interested in the preservation of the Brazilian rainforest and the fate of the native Amazonian Indian. It is an elegantly conceived and executed tribute to these indigenous peoples and to this Brazilian artist's inimitable and pioneering technique. The Amazon has universal appeal and Kim Poor's artwork encapsulates the magic and colours of that extraordinary region. It showcases her unique Fine Art technique in creating images inspired by a mythology that is alive today and used by the indigenous peoples of The Amazon to explain nature and its origins to the next generations.
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  • The Face of Jesus

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Product Code: ACUGH
    Hardback
    The most iconic face in art over the past two thousand years has been that of Jesus. As the central figure in Christianity, he has been a source of comfort and consolation to followers around the world. In "The Face of Jesus", art historian Edward Lucie-Smith traces Jesus' life in famous works of art by artists such as Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Georges Rouault and Jean Michel Basquiat. With these magnificent images, Lucie-Smith shows how the depiction of Christ has remained roughly the same over the years - a man with fair skin, a beard and long hair parted down the centre - but has also been shaped by stylistic changes in art and the spread of Christianity. For example, converts to Christianity needed images of Christ with which they could fully identify, sometimes resulting in images of Christ with a different ethnicity, depicted as black, Chinese or Japanese. Containing both old masterpieces and modern works, "The Face of Jesus" guides readers on a biographical narrative of Jesus' life, from his birth to his teachings, his crucifixion to his final resurrection. Similar to "Saints and Angels", "The Face of Jesus" is a beautiful collection of three hundred images gathered in an accessible and intimate format, making it an ideal gift for both art lovers and the religious market.
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