A Picture of Britain

A Picture of Britain

CD-Audio

Read by David Dimbleby, By (author) David Dimbleby

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 170mm x 8mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0752885650
  • ISBN 13: 9780752885650
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

Product description

Accompanying a major BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby, and an exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, from the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. This remarkable book, read by all four contributors, captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the listener A Picture of Britain.

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David Dimbleby has been chairman of the BBC's Question Time for over 11 years. He anchors election programmes and other political programmes, and has been both a reporter and presenter of Panorama. He is the commentator for a variety of State and other events. A Picute of Britain is the fifth film series he has made for BBC television, the others being about the USA, South Africa, India and Zimbabwe. He lives in Sussex. David Dimbleby has been chairman of the BBC's Question Time for over 11 years. He anchors election programmes and other political programmes, and has been both a reporter and presenter of Panorama. He is the commentator for a variety of State and other events. A Picute of Britain is the fifth film series he has made for BBC television, the others being about the USA, South Africa, India and Zimbabwe. He lives in Sussex.

Description for reader

David Dimbleby - series presented. David Blayney Brown is a Curator at Tate. He is the author of Turner in the Tate. Richard Humphreys is a Curator at Tate Britain, and author of The Tate Companion to British Art. Christine Riding is a Curator at Tate Britain and author of John Everett Millais. SHe is a reviewer on BBC2's The Culture Show.

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'Read by all four contributors, including Dimbleby, and published in the new illustrated audio format complete with pictures from the book... The narrators' enthusiasm for their subject is tangible, and the quality of the accompanying pictures excellent.' BOOKS QUARTERLY 'a wonderful book for lovers of our artisitic heritage' -- Vidar Hjardeng FINANCIAL TIMES MAGAZINE 'Dimbleby makes for an amiable host as he recounts how our landscape has provided an inspiration for artists and writers through the ages... fascinating wealth of detail... an aural treat' -- Simon Evans PARK AND HOLIDAY HOMES 'works surpringly well. The four lecturers present a wealth of interest and detail on the changing perception of Britain's landscape and nature' -- 'Rachel Redford THE OLDIE