The Day of the Mountain
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The Day of the Mountain

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Since entering his eighth decade Neat has concentrated his wide-ranging creativity on the act of drawing, in sketchbooks. His prime subject is people - the common man, writers, artists, travellers, prisoners: he also addresses war, landscape, and the ancient past with visionary understanding.Of the four hundred drawings being published, only three have been publicly seen. In this book Neat. the artist, can be seen for the first time - championed by the great art critic John Berger and renowned writer Anne Michaels: these drawings are revelatory.This special signed edition, produced to the highest specification, is limited to 150 copies and is guaranteed to appeal to collectors of fine art and belle-lettres in Scotland and across Europe.Neat's books include The Summer Walkers, Part Seen Part Imagined, a two volume biography of Hamish Henderson and, most recently, These Faces, a collection of photographs and drawings (2013).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 30mm | 1,089g
  • BIRLINN LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ink and wash drawings reproduced in full colour throughout
  • 1846973589
  • 9781846973581

About Timothy Neat

Timothy Neat was born and brought up in Cornwall. He completed a degree in Fine Art at the University of Leeds and moved to Scotland in 1968. From 1973 to 1988, he lectured in History of Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. During his time there, he became the founder-editor of a fine-art periodical called Seer. He also took over the convenorship of the Scottish Sculpture Trust, supervising the major George Rickey sculpture exhibition on Clydeside (1982), the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy (1984) and the funding and erection of the Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Sculpture in Langholm (1985). He also organised a series of national conferences on topics including public art, women's art and Scottish art. In 1997 he was a consultant to the City of Glasgow's international touring exhibition of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His book The Summer Walkers was awarded the Jena Michaelis Ratcliffe Folklore Award in 1996. He lives in Fife.
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