search for books and compare prices
cover image
In Camera: Frances Bacon: Photography, Film and the Practice Of Painting
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication date May 1, 2005
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780500238202
ISBN-10 0500238200
Dimensions 1.25 by 9.25 by 11.50 in.
Weight 3.40 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $60.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Draws on a broad range of source images and documents to discuss the role of photography, film stills, and mass-media imagery in some of Francis Bacon's most important paintings and stylistic development, in an account that places Bacon's work in a context of the mechanical reproduction process and the influences of his time.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An exploration of the interplay between photography and painting in the work of Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film stills, and mass-media imagery. This book draws on a broad range of source images and documents, many hitherto unknown, to reveal how these media informed some of Bacon's most important paintings and helped to trigger significant turning points in his stylistic development. Martin Harrison locates Bacon's work in a tradition of artists making use of mechanical reproductions, including Picasso and Walter Sickert. Harrison also reviews Bacon's painting in the context of key influences: film directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and John Deakin, and masters such as Velazquez, Poussin, and Rodin. In addition, Bacon's work is considered in the context of his contemporaries, including Lucian Freud, Mark Rothko, Graham Sutherland, and Patrick Heron. Analysis of elements of Bacon's biography and psychology leads to some startling and original insights into the man and the unique iconography of his art. With the aid of over 260 superb illustrations and the advantage of privileged access to unpublished material from the artist's archives, this is a book that addresses important questions about Bacon's practice and that, in reassessing key paintings, sheds new light on his life and work. 265 illustrations in color and duotone.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780500238202
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Thames & Hudson (May 1, 2005)
9780500238202 | details & prices | 256 pages | 9.25 × 11.50 × 1.25 in. | 3.40 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Draws on a broad range of source images and documents to discuss the role of photography, film stills, and mass-media imagery in some of Francis Bacon's most important paintings and stylistic development, in an account that places Bacon's work in a context of the mechanical reproduction process and the influences of his time.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.