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Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance (Yale Center for British Art) Hardcover – January 11, 2011

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". . . this catalogue handsomely introduces Lawrence to a new generation. Insightful essays expand the book's usefulness beyond the immediate subject at hand. . . . A chronology, essay on sources, and bibliography round out this excellent volume. Highly recommended."—C.A. Hanson, Choice
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Winner of the 2011 Historians of British Art Books Prize in the Multi-Author category, as given by the Historians of British Art 
(Art Books Prize Historians of British Art)

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Cassandra Albinson is Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. Peter Funnell is the nineteenth-century curator at the National Portrait Gallery, where Lucy Peltz is the eighteenth-century curator.

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  • Series: Yale Center for British Art
  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: YC British Art; 1st ed edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300167180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300167184
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 10 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. Ramsey-Hardy on March 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If this Catalogue is anything to go by, a chasm is opening up between art-critical writing, and the ordinary public who enjoy exhibitions. I enjoyed (very much) the recent Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London of the marvellous pictures of Sir Thomas Lawrence, I acquired this (expensive) Catalogue, and was looking forward to reading it. However, I will now think twice before buying more exhibition catalogues of this kind -most of the articles are lamentable.

The book is well-printed, and beautifully illustrates all the portraits in this unforgettable show. The inelegant text is not without its useful points, but in general it is extremely disappointing. It often lacks credible insights, and it is unable (or unwilling) to convey a sense of appreciation -something highly important for exhibition-goers. It frequently feels like clever-dickery, stating the obvious, wrapped up in the latest jargon.

Poor Sir Thomas! The central article on 'Lawrence and his Female Sitters' is the most astonishing piece of inflated, high falutin', sexualised mumbo-jumbo, that I have ever had the misfortune to pay for. ('The Emperor's New Clothes' come to mind !) Clearly, these critics haven't got very much to say. Who on earth are the readers they have in mind ?

In 1815 this artist was knighted by the Prince Regent, and ever since has been known to us as Sir Thomas Lawrence. Not any more, for the authors of this Catalogue. They have seen fit to delete his legal title, depriving him of his due honour. Some of us might feel that this high-handed way with the facts by the National Portrait Gallery(!) appears disrespectful to the memory of a great British artist.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edwin A. Matzner on February 2, 2011
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Excellent book, well produced, outstandig research and quality. Great collection for anybody interested in Lawrence, a representative painter of his area.
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