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Stanley Spencer
Fiona MacCarthy
0300073372
Oct 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Stanley Spencer`s extreme combination of the homely and the weird has baffled viewers of his paintings. In this book, MacCarthy investigates Spencer`s life, sets his work in its cultural context, and emphasizes the links between his life and his paintings. This volume provides a comprehensive account of a profoundly original artist and his work.


Stanley Spencer
Keith Bell
0810938367
February 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The reputation of English visionary artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) has waxed and waned over the decades. This catalogue raisonne of his paintings, which combines 474 plates (314 in color) and an absorbing critical-biographical profile, should revive interest in an individualistic painter who welded the influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, Giotto, the Mexican realists and Futurism into highly personal allegories of peace, love, alienation and redemption. Bell, a University of Saskatchewan art historian who curated a Spencer exhibit at London's Royal Academy, unravels Spencer's mystical approach to painting, which was deeply rooted in the Bible. He discusses Spencer's obsessive courtship of Bloomsbury Group artist Patricia Preece; their marriage unleashed a welter of sexual imagery in Spencer's canvases. Featured...


Stanley Spencer
Keith Bell
0714827355
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The reputation of English visionary artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) has waxed and waned over the decades. This catalogue raisonne of his paintings, which combines 474 plates (314 in color) and an absorbing critical-biographical profile, should revive interest in an individualistic painter who welded the influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, Giotto, the Mexican realists and Futurism into highly personal allegories of peace, love, alienation and redemption. Bell, a University of Saskatchewan art historian who curated a Spencer exhibit at London's Royal Academy, unravels Spencer's mystical approach to painting, which was deeply rooted in the Bible. He discusses Spencer's obsessive courtship of Bloomsbury Group artist Patricia Preece; their marriage unleashed a welter of sexual imagery in Spencer's canvases. Featured...


Stanley Spencer
Duncan Robinson
0714828106
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Stanley Spencer
Keith Bell
071483890X
Mar 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The reputation of English visionary artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) has waxed and waned over the decades. This catalogue raisonne of his paintings, which combines 474 plates (314 in color) and an absorbing critical-biographical profile, should revive interest in an individualistic painter who welded the influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, Giotto, the Mexican realists and Futurism into highly personal allegories of peace, love, alienation and redemption. Bell, a University of Saskatchewan art historian who curated a Spencer exhibit at London's Royal Academy, unravels Spencer's mystical approach to painting, which was deeply rooted in the Bible. He discusses Spencer's obsessive courtship of Bloomsbury Group artist Patricia Preece; their marriage unleashed a welter of sexual imagery in Spencer's canvases. Featured...


Vitalism In Modern Art, C. 1900-1950
Richard A. Lofthouse
0773461655
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Sudden Mischief
Robert B. Parker
042516828X
April 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Sudden Mischief, the 25th Spenser novel, finds Robert B. Parker's seemingly ageless sleuth once again engaging Boston's bad guys and sorting out life's moral dilemmas, all (or mostly) in the name of love. When Spenser's girlfriend, psychiatrist Susan Silverman, asks him to investigate charges of sexual harassment leveled against her ex-husband, Brad Sterling, the detective agrees, though the assignment "shows every sign of not working out well." As the sexual harassment allegations melt like April snow, Sterling drops out of sight, a dead body appears in his office, and Spenser discovers a murky slush of clues that suggest Sterling's work as a marketing genius for local charities has been a front for some truly despicable criminal activities. As always, the more-than-slightly-shady Hawk is on hand to ...


Stanley Spencer

1872784100

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The Last Romantics
John Christian
0853315523
Dec 1989
Paperback
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Stanley Spencer
Adrian Glew
1854373501
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Stanley Spencer is recognized as a British artist of singular vision, but he was also a prolific and highly individual writer. In moments between painting, Spencer wrote thousands of letters. He filled notebooks, diaries, and scraps of paper, recording his daily thoughts and future plans in a distinctly Spencerian manner. This book brings together for the first time an extensive selection of Spencer's key letters, notes, and theoretical writings, including important sections of Spencer's autobigraphy which remained unfinished at the time of his death. Spencer always believed that his writings were as important as his paintings, and this volume offers a unique insight into Spencer as writer, thinker, and artist.

About the Author
Adrian Glew is a curator in the Tate Archive. ...


Stanley Spencer
Timothy Hyman
1854373773
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description

One of the most highly regarded and well known of all twentieth-century British artists, Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is famous for two things. He immortalized the Berkshire village of Cookham, where he was born and spent most of his life. And he celebrated sex both on his canvases and through his unconventional understanding of relationships.

Perhaps best known for his paintings of biblical subjects set in and around Cookham--in particular, The Resurrection, Cookham--Spencer was also an official war artist during both World Wars. In his paintings and in his life, he reveled in the intense ordinariness of the world he inhabited. His mature art fuses things most often thought of as separate: religion and sex, the real and the imaginary, public and private, the young and the old, the self and others.

In this...



Stanley
Pam Gems
1854592548
September 1996
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Are artists subject to the same rules of behavior as the rest of us? That's the central question of Pam Gems's West End and Broadway hit drama about the life and loves of real-life British painter Stanley Spencer. The answer to that question appears to be "yes"--but only up to a point. And the price can be staggering. Gems's Spencer is a great talent, but is also a black hole of ego. With grotesquely childlike insistence, he tries to juggle his long-suffering wife, his manipulative mistress, his sterling reputation, and his beloved home, but winds up losing them all--along with his fortune and health. In the end, only his talent remains. But for one moment we're allowed to see that it's no longer enough--the loss has penetrated even the hermetic world in his heart.


Men of the Clyde
Stanley Spencer
1903278082
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare Series)
Stanley S. McGowen
1851094687
May 2005
Hardcover
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