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Lawrence Alma-Tadema Hardcover – September 13, 2001

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' ... scholarly and informative book ... ' Times Literary Supplement 'This book, like the paintings themselves, is a joy of immaculate and comprehensive research with a lavish attention to detail.' Arts Opinion ' ... a fresh and sympathetic appraisal of this ... artist.' Daily Telegraph 'This fascinating book, well-illustrated with fine colour reproductions will help to reasses his [Lawrence Alma-Tadema's] reputation in the 21st century.' Yorkshire Gazette ' ... Barrow's anecdotal, academic and absorbing study of this Dutch-born Victorian painter breathes life into a man famous for his depictions of the imagined excesses, decadence and languid passion of the Roman Empire.' Antiques

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Rosemary J Barrow is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities, King's College, London, and has lectured and published widely on Alma-Tadema.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; First Edition edition (September 13, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714839183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714839189
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.1 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent book - well-printed, with beautiful reproductions of Alma-Tadema's work, and well-written. Too often, art books lump Alma-Tadema generically with the pre-Raphaelites or shun him entirely (because his paintings catered to Victorian tastes). This book is almost, but not quite, too much of a good thing, with an in-depth view of Alma-Tadema's career, especially the mentors and travel experiences that shaped his style. Very early paintings and watercolor studies which I had never before seen are included, and I paticularly like the side-by-side presentation of watercolor studies with finished oils of the same scene. Alma-Tadema was a skilled artist whose lush, decorative style and atmospheric historical scenes prefigured the art of Maxfield Parrish. It's about time that a collection of this quality has become available.
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Perhaps this book is the only one about Alma tadema-the greatest master of Victorian age- which deals with his life and works the way it should be. It contains a great collection of his works as high quality pictures as well as a great biography. Just buy it and see what you have missed all this time.
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This is the best book I've ever seen about alma-tadema. Includes high quality pictures of his masterpieces. If you love Almatadema's works you should have this special book.
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