Terry Frost

Terry Frost

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By (author) David Lewis, By (author) Etc., Volume editor Elizabeth Knowles

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  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 270mm x 280mm x 20mm | 1,261g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0853317933
  • ISBN 13: 9780853317937
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 96 colour and 150 b&w illustrations, index
  • Sales rank: 1,039,401

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This beautifully produced volume presents the life and work of British painter Terry Frost. It is a rich and diverse mixture of his own thoughts and writings about art and life, the history of his five decades of productive work as a painter, and reflections on the particular qualities of his art.The texts are woven together in a personal narrative by David Lewis, friend of the artist for many years and a leading authority on the St Ives artists.Terry Frost captures something of the full vigor of the artist's personality and his trenchant views on art and abstraction, and its scrapbook character both illustrates the development of his career and documents the essentials of being a painter.

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Table of contents

Part I: Newlyn; the studio; the house; recollections and movements, Adrian Heath; precedents; landscape and tradition; early life; the war years; St Ives 1946-49; David Lewis in Cornwall, Peter Lanyon and landscape; Camberwell; St Ives 1950-54; Corsham 1952-54; from "Nine Abstract Artists'"; the Leeds connection, Ronnie Duncan; Irene Manton; notes for a talk to the students at Leeds; Leeds letters; Leeds 1954-1957; Photographs by Roger Mayne; St Ives 1958-1963; colour analysis from nature; the "three graces"; Banbury, 1963-1974; lorries and road signs; the mid-60s and San Jose; the late 1960s; the game of chess; suspended forms; Newlyn 1974; Canada and White; the Mediterranean and the sun; 1980-1994; thinking and working; From "Romantics" - a review by Norbert Lynton; abstraction and figuration; Hilton - Frost letters; desire, imagination and discipline; teaching; colour; yellows, "through" paintings and black; constructions and sculpture; design and decoration; Terry Frost - printmaker, David Archer; Frost and the Duende, Linda Saunders; spirals.