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    Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Baker, By (author) John Bonehill, By (author) Stephen Daniels


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    DescriptionLong considered the father of English watercolor painting, Paul Sandby (1731-1809) painted views throughout Britain, finding new scenes in a country undergoing rapid social and commercial development, and portraying familiar ones with a fresh eye. Encompassing rural, urban, modern, and historical themes, his art is unrivalled among that of his contemporaries for its remarkable range.Today, Sandby's paintings appear in collections around the globe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In this comprehensive survey of Sandby's life and work, published to celebrate the artist's bicentenary, leading authorities draw on new research to offer fresh perspectives on the development of eighteenth-century British art and the Sandby's role in popularizing and professionalizing the medium of watercolor. The authors also explore the artist's influence as a teacher and his innovations in printmaking, as well as the cultural and geographical scope of his work.

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    Paul Sandby
    Picturing Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Baker, By (author) John Bonehill, By (author) Stephen Daniels
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 252 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,461 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905711482
    ISBN 10: 1905711484

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 759.2
    BIC subject category V2: AFCC
    DC22: 751.422
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: ACQ
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFCC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3ML, 3MG
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations
    Royal Academy of Arts
    Imprint name
    Royal Academy of Arts
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Christopher Baker is Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. John Bonehill teaches History of Art at the University of Leicester, specializing in eighteenth-century British landscape art. Stephen Daniels is Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham and Director of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council's Programme in Landscape and Environment. Sarah Skinner is Keeper of Art at Nottingham Castle.