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This is an auction for THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: A HISTORY, by Roy Strong. review:

"Sir Roy Strong's brilliantly cohesive, passionate and timely chronicling of the movements which have shaped all that is best in British art and culture serves to remind us that we have a heritage to be proud of and to preserve in all its richness, diversity and splendour. In his "The Story of Britain" Roy Strong wrote eloquently of Britain's history. But that was only part of the story, and so in this volume he deals with another aspect, the growth and development of the country's arts: literature, music, poetry, painting, architecture, theatre, and all the related subjects which give British intellectual and creative life its character. It proves to be an enthralling and inspiring story in the telling of which Sir Roy blows away much myth. Instead of compartmentalising the arts he treats them as a single unfolding narrative, thus highlighting the driving political, social, economic and philosophic forces behind them. Into this vivid panorama, he inserts cameos of people whose taste and influence reached far beyond their individual lives, from Cardinal Wolsey in Tudor times to Kenneth Clark in the 20th century. Sir Roy emphasises what sets the island of Britain apart as well as what unites it to the mainland of Europe. The book is generously illustrated with pictures chosen to complement and expand the text. This is a book for everyone, a celebration of Britain's creativity past and present, in which each page glows with the author's passion for his great subject."

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Paperback 2004.

718 pages + 32 pages of illustrations.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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