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John Martin: Apocalypse Now! Hardcover – August 12, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 134 pages
  • Publisher: McNidder & Grace (August 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904794998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904794998
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,272,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barbara Morden's excellent new book brings John Martin to life - a man whose apocalyptic paintings have been such a model and inspiration. John Martin can indeed be called the 'father' of modern cinema.A" - Dr. Ray Harryhausen, pioneering designer, stop-motion animator and developer of the process Dynamation. (Clash of the Titans, 1981) The story of his life and work is brilliantly toldA". - The Journal What this woman doesn't know about Sodom and Gamorrah isn't worth knowingA". - The Crack A spectacular feast.A" - OU Community News Journal

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Barbara Morden is a research consultant and lecturer in 18th and 19th century arts at the Open University in England and a visiting lecturer in art history at the University of Durham.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By othoniaboys on February 19, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Some 55 years ago, when I was around 14, I discovered some of the magnificent panoramic paintings of John Martin in a four-volume illustrated book on the Bible (I forget the title), and I was swept away, even if the women in these scenes were dressed in a rather Victorian fashion that probably differed somewhat from the actual dress styles of Babylon and Nineveh in their heyday. I imagined that Martin was a great painter, and it was only after I grew older that I realized that he had been relegated to the attic, if not the basement, of the history of art. It is therefore good to see that he has gotten a bit back into vogue these days. The snobs may sneer at the Cecil DeMille of painting, but "I know what I like."
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