LAURA KNIGHT : A LIFE BY BARBARA C. MORDEN

This much-anticipated and highly readable illustrated biography of the painter Dame Laura Knight (1877 - 1970) - one of the leading British painters of the twentieth century - explores her relationships, professional challenges and achievements and reflects the radical social and cultural shifts that took place during her lifetime. This biography covers her relationship with her husband Harold, life in the artist colonies of Staithes and Newlyn, the ballet, the circus, the theatre and her role as Official War Artist during World War I and World War II and the recorder of the Nuremberg Trials. Barbara Morden  does more than merely draw the solid lines of Dame Laura's professional and public identity, she fills in the background, expresses the light and colour of Laura Knight's vibrant personality and by also exploring the darker shades of her character gives this portrait depth and perspective. If you read just one biography of Laura Knight it should be this one. 

ISBN : 9780857160492     
PUB DATE : 20/12/13     
£19.99     
PAGES : 264     
FORMAT : 250 X 197 mm     
ART / ARCHITECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY     

 

 

JOHN MARTIN : APOCALYPSE NOW! BY BARBARA C. MORDEN 
The authoritative account of John Martin and his life. John Martin's paintings of apocalyptic destruction and biblical disaster earned him, in his lifetime (1789 - 1854), national and international fame and recognition. His body of work had a real sense of the dramatic; particularly when depicting the fearsome power of God (the 'Apocalypse Now!') of the tile. 
'Barbara Morden's excellent new book brings John Martin to life - a man whose apocalyptic paints have been such a model and inspiration. John Martin can indeed be called the 'father' of modern cinema.' - RAY HARRYHAUSEN, pioneering special effects creator (Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans and One Million Years B.C.) 
'What this woman doesn't know about Sodom and Gomorrah isn't worth knowing.' - THE CRACK

ISBN : 9781904794998     
PUB DATE : 21/05/15     
PAGES : 150     
£35     
FORMAT : 245 X 285mm     
ART / ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY