Joan Eardley

Fifteen Years

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Author: Patrick Elliott,Anne Galastro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911054023

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Page: 128

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* This book will accompany an exhibition of the same name which will be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh from 3 December 2016 to 21 May 2017* Many of the works in this book have never been published before* Features maps showing the exact locations where the artist completed her works* Includes previously unpublished extracts from the artist's letters* Detailed marketing plan being implemented to promote the book widely. Includes a press release to broad range of print and broadcast media* Bookmarks available for till - please let us know how many you would like* National Galleries of Scotland Publishing shortlisted as Saltire Scottish Publisher of the Year, 2016 (winner to be announced in late November) Joan Eardley (1921-1963) is one of Scotland's most admired artists. During a career that lasted barely fifteen years, she concentrated on two very distinct themes: children in the Townhead area of central Glasgow, and the fishing village of Catterline, just south of Aberdeen, with its leaden skies and wild sea. The contrast between this urban and rural subject matter is self-evident, but the two are not, at heart, so very different. Townhead and Catterline were home to tight-knit communities, living under extreme pressure: Townhead suffered from overcrowding and poverty, and Catterline from depopulation brought about by the declining fishing industry. Eardley was inspired by the humanity she found in both places. These two intertwining strands are the focus of this book, which looks in detail at Eardley's working processes. Her method can be traced from rough sketches and photographs through to pastel drawings and large oil paintings. Identifying many of Eardley's subjects and drawing on unpublished letters, archival records and interviews, the authors provide a new and remarkably detailed account of Eardley's life and art.

Arts and the Nation

A critical re-examination of Scottish Literature, Painting, Music and Culture

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Author: Alan Riach,Alexander Moffatt,John Purser

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1912387166

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A panorama of ideas about nationality and culture, Arts and the Nation arose from the conviction that Scotland can never be really democratic until it gives the arts the priority of place and attention they demand. This book is a fresh take on subjects new and old, with multifaceted ideas of nationality and culture. Those featured include: William Dunbar, Duncan Ban MacIntyre and Elizabeth Melville are read alongside international authors such as Wole Soyinka and Edward Dorn. J.D. Fergusson, Joan Eardley and John Bellany are considered with American Alice Neel and the art of the ancient Celts. Composers like John Blackwood McEwen, Cecil Coles and Helen Hopekirk are introduced, amongst discussions of education, politics, social priorities, the mass media and different genres of writing. What was the real reason Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated his dark masterpiece to his cousin Katharine de Mattos? Why was Katharine’s own tale of duality published under a pseudonym? When Fanny Stevenson ‘stole’ another story idea from Katharine, why did RLS explode with Hydelike rage at the cousin for whom he had once been ‘the one that loves you – Jekyll, and not Hyde’? Featuring the full text of Katharine’s tale of duality, Fanny’s stolen story and another tale revealing Katharine’s grief at losing her cousin’s love forever, Mrs Jekyll & Cousin Hyde sheds new light on one of the greatest Victorian authors.

The Sexual Perspective

Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100 Years in the West

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Author: Emmanuel Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134834586

Category: Art

Page: 400

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First published in 1986 to wide critical acclaim, The Sexual Perspective broke new ground by bringing together and discussing the painting, sculpture and photography of artists who were gay/lesbian/queer/bisexual. The lavishly illustrated new edition discusses the greater lesbian visibility within the visual arts and artist's responses to the AIDS epidemic. Emmanuel Cooper places the art in its artistic, social and legal contexts, making it a vital contribution to current debates about art, gender, identity and sexuality.

Joan Eardley

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Author: Christopher Andreae

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848221147

Category: Art

Page: 197

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Joan Eardley (1921-63) is considered to be one of the most influential Scottish painters of her generation. Her paintings and drawings reflect urban and rural Scotland in an expressive visual language unlike any other artist's. This new, highly illustrated survey of her painting does renewed justice to the range, scale and power of her work.

Appreciating Physical Landscapes

Three Hundred Years of Geotourism

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Author: T.A. Hose

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862397244

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Geotourism, as a form of sustainable geoheritage tourism, was defined and developed, from the early 1990s, to contextualize modern approaches to geoconservation and physical landscape management. However, its roots lie in the late seventeenth century and the emergence of the Grand Tour and its domestic equivalents in the eighteenth century. Its participants and numerous later travellers and tourists, including geologists and artists, purposefully explored wild landscapes as‘geotourists’. The written and visual records of their observations underpin the majority of papers within this volume; these papers explore some significant geo-historical themes, organizations, individuals and locations across three centuries, opening with seventeenth century elite travellers and closing with modern landscape tourists. Other papers examine the resources available to those geotourists and explore the geotourism paradigm. The volume will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, historians of science, tourism specialists and general readers with an interest in landscape history.

Durch Mauern gehen

Autobiografie

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Author: Marina Abramović

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641177596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Die Autobiografie – zum 70. Geburtstag am 30. November 2016 Sie hat die Grenzen der Kunst gesprengt: sich gepeitscht, mit einer Glasscherbe ein Pentagramm in den Bauch geritzt, ein Messer in die Finger gerammt. Sie ist 2500 Kilometer auf der Chinesischen Mauer gegangen, zwölf Jahre in einem umgebauten Citroën-Bus durch die Welt gefahren und hat ein Jahr bei den Aborigines in Australien gelebt. Spätestens seit »The Artist is Present« – ihrer berühmten Performance 2010 im New Yorker Museum of Modern Art - gilt Marina Abramović in der ganzen Welt als Kultfigur. Robert Redford schwärmt für sie genauso wie Lady Gaga. Vom »Time Magazine« wurde sie zu den 100 wichtigsten Menschen des Jahres 2014 gewählt. In ihren Memoiren blickt Abramović zurück auf sieben Lebensjahrzehnte als charismatische Künstlerin und Grenzgängerin. Von ihrer strengen Kindheit im kommunistischen Jugoslawien, wo sie bei ihren der politischen Elite nahestehenden Eltern im Schatten Titos aufwuchs – bis hin zu ihren jüngsten Aktionen, bei denen sie die Seele von Millionen von Menschen mit der Kraft ihres Schweigens berührte.

Kudos

Roman

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Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351875694X

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Faye ist Schriftstellerin und unterwegs, ihren neuen Roman vorzustellen. Für sie scheint diese Reise lebensentscheidend. Nicht nur hofft sie, endlich die ihr gebührende öffentliche Anerkennung zu finden, sie sucht vor allem Abstand zu einer privaten Katastrophe. Sie begegnet Kollegen, die sich um Kopf und Kragen reden, sie bestreitet Bühnengespräche, in denen man ihr nicht zuhört und sie gibt Interviews, ohne wirklich selbst zu Wort zu kommen. Doch je mehr sie sich auf die anderen einlässt, umso deutlicher wird Faye, was jenseits all der Geschichten und Fiktionen liegt, mit denen die Menschen sich fast obsessiv wappnen. Die Konsequenz, die Faye für sich daraus zieht, ist einleuchtend – führt sie aber geradewegs zurück in die Bodenlosigkeit ihrer persönlichen Situation. Was verbergen wir, indem wir uns zeigen? Und warum wissen wir am wenigsten über das, was uns am meisten bewegt? Rachel Cusk ist »eine originäre, eine geradezu philosophische Schriftstellerin.« (taz) und Kudos ein lebenskluger, beziehungsreicher Roman, erzählt mit schlichter Eleganz und häretischem Witz.

Raqib Shaw

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Author: Patrick Elliott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911054207

Category: Painting, Indic

Page: 48

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- This breathtakingly intricate, beautiful book accompanies an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and extensive publicity surrounding it. The exhibition runs 19 May to 28 October and there will be a BBC tv program exploring the work of Raqib Shaw this spring Raqib Shaw is one of the most extraordinary and sought-after artists working in the world today. Born in Calcutta in 1974 and raised in Kashmir, he came to London to study in 1998 and has lived there ever since. Inspired by a broad range of influences, including the old masters, Indian miniatures, Persian carpets and the Pre-Raphaelites, his paintings are infused with memories and longing for his homeland in Kashmir. His technique constitutes a completely unique kind of enamel painting. Spending months on preparatory drawings, tracings and photographic studies, he then transfers the composition onto prepared wooden panels, establishing an intricate design with acrylic liner, which leaves a slightly raised line. He adds the enamel paint using needle-fine syringes and a porcupine quill, with which he maneuvers the paint. The finished works are intricate, magical and breathtaking in their color and complexity. This book accompanies an exhibition of eight paintings by Raqib Shaw at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, alongside two paintings which have long obsessed him and have influenced specific works: Sir Joseph Noel Paton's The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, 1849 (National Gallery of Scotland) and Lucas Cranach's An Allegory of Melancholy, 1528 (private collection). The book includes the first full-length biographical study of the artist.

Rembrandt and Britain

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Author: Christian Tico Seifert,Peter Black,Stephanie S. Dickey,Donato Esposito,Patrick Elliott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911054191

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Page: 176

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The first time that a book has been published on this topicFeaturing essays from leading international scholars in the fieldIncluding over 125 full-color images of work by Rembrandt and artists he inspiredThis is the exceptionally rich story of Rembrandt's fame and influence in Britain. No other nation has witnessed such a passionate - and sometimes eccentric - enthusiasm for Rembrandt's works. His imagery has become ubiquitous, making him one of the most recognised artists in history. In this book, some of the world's leading experts reveal how the taste for Rembrandt's paintings, drawings and prints evolved, growing into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across the country. This reached a fever pitch in the late 1700s, before the dawn of a new century ushered in a re-evaluation of Rembrandt's reputation and opportunities for the wider public to see his masterpieces for themselves. The story of Rembrandt's profound and inspirational impact on the British imagination is illustrated by over 130 sumptuous works by the master himself, as well as by some of Britain's best-loved artists, including William Hogarth, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Eduardo Paolozzi and John Bellany.

Drachenspiele

Roman

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Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641027721

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Ein akribisch recherchierter China-Roman, der sowohl das Verständnis für die fremde Kultur mehrt als auch große Gefühle weckt Paul hat gelernt, mit dem Tod seines Sohnes zu leben. Geholfen hat ihm dabei Christine, die seine ganze Hoffnung für die Zukunft ist. Sie hatten geplant, auf der kleinen Insel Lamma vor Hongkong zusammenzuleben, doch Christine will davon nun nichts mehr wissen. Ein Wahrsager hat ihr und dem Mann, den sie liebt, eine düstere Zukunft vorausgesagt. Wie viele Chinesen ist Christine nicht religiös, jedoch sehr abergläubisch, und die Prophezeiung verunsichert sie zutiefst. Paul ist verstört und enttäuscht – er glaubt nicht an Schicksal oder die Macht der Sterne. Als Christine von ihrem während der Kulturrevolution verschollenen Bruder Da Long einen Brief erhält, in dem er dringend ihre Hilfe erbittet, fühlt sie ihre dunklen Vorahnungen bestätigt. Sie überwindet ihre Angst und macht sich zusammen mit Paul auf die Reise zu Da Long in ein Dorf nahe Schanghai, in dem Menschen und Tiere auf rätselhafte Weise erkranken und sterben. Paul, der rationale Westler, will der Sache auf den Grund gehen – und kommt dabei einem von höchster Stelle gedeckten Verbrechen auf die Spur. Immer tiefer verstrickt er sich in ein Land, das er zu kennen glaubte und das ihm zunehmend fremder wird. Wie sehr er sich und die Menschen, die ihn um Hilfe baten, dabei in Gefahr bringt, bemerkt er zu spät. Die Prophezeiung scheint sich zu erfüllen. Pauls alte Gewissheiten gelten nicht mehr.

A history of Scottish women's writing

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Author: Douglas Gifford,Dorothy McMillan

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 716

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The first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, it also covers a variety of non-fiction including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.

Hattie

The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques

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Author: Andy Merriman

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845138171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The hardback of this first and authorised biography received very good reviews and immediately reprinted. It tells the story of one of the heroines of post-war British comedy, on radio, film and TV. Hattie Jacques is known as the billowing, imposing Matron in the Carry On films, as the star of such BBC radio classics as ITMA, Educating Archie and Hancock’ s Half Hour, and as the fictional sister of Eric Sykes in his long-running TV sitcom. But the formidable, frumpy galleon-in-full-sail screen persona could not have been more at odds with the real-life woman, as this biography reveals for the first time. She had a tempestuous wartime affair with an American officer, and then a strange marriage to the actor John le Mesurier (Corporal Wilson in Dad’ s Army) whose dissatisfactions she circumnavigated by moving her lover, a flashy Cockney car dealer, into the matrimonial home. But as well as being warm and sexy and generous she was also, owing to her lifelong struggle with her weight, needy and melancholic, and rueful that her size persistently typecast her and excluded her from many roles. This biography has been written with full co-operation from Hattie’ s son, and show business friends like Barbara Windsor, Clive Dunn, Galton and Simpson and Ian Carmichael.