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    DescriptionOver the course of the last twenty-five years, David Harrison has created a body of work unique in contemporary British art that is characterized by wit, a playful love of contradiction, and quiet erudition. Working in two and three dimensions, the artist's paintings, sculptures, and collages transform the natural and man-made worlds into mythical settings in which alarming, magical, and incongruous narratives unfold. Indeed, Harrison's works collectively give shape to an idiosyncratic mythology in which every aspect of the modern world plays its part. It is, however, for his representations and re-creations of the natural world that he has become best known: in his work nature is an endless source of wisdom and fecundity, although it is never quite one of safety, harmony, or consolation. His canvases transform his own biography and experiences into fiction, whilst interweaving references from the history of art, popular culture, architectural history, and the mythology of English landscape. The book includes a foreword by broadcaster and architectural historian Lucinda Lambton, an interview with the artist conducted by his contemporary Peter Doig, and a study of his motifs and methods by curator Alistair Robinson.

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    David Harrison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Robinson, Foreword by Lucinda Lambton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,139 g
    ISBN 13: 9780856676710
    ISBN 10: 0856676713

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 759.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 709.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BISAC V2.8: ART027000
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA
    Illustrations note
    80 colour illustrations
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    15 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Alistair Robinson is currently director of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, previously having held curatorial positions at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Museum of Photography. He has written extensively about contemporary painting and British art. Lucinda Lambton is a renowned writer, photographer and broadcaster. She has written and taken the photographs for nine books, including Vanishing Victoriana and Temples of Convenience, the best selling history of the lavatory. She has also written and presented seventy eight films for the B.B.C.