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In Camera--francis Bacon: Photography, Film And the Practice of Painting
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication date October 1, 2006
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780500286241
ISBN-10 0500286248
Dimensions 0.75 by 9 by 11 in.
Weight 2.72 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Addressing questions about Bacon's painting practice, this book deals with his life and work. Containing over 250 source images and documents, it shows how photography, film, mass-media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting, and how 'lens-based images' helped to trigger the most significant turning-point in his stylistic development. description: Product Description: "Strikingly produced and limpidly written."—Library Journal

Francis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film stills, and mass-media imagery. In Camera, a bravura accomplishment of original research, reveals how these new media informed some of Bacon's most important paintings and triggered turning points in his stylistic development.

Martin Harrison, who was granted privileged and unparalleled access to unpublished material from the archives of the Bacon estate, provides a new under-standing of the thought processes and working methods of the creator of one of the most compelling bodies of work in twentieth-century art. Throughout the book, sharp analysis leads to startling insights into this complex, tortured, and hugely creative artist and into the unique iconography of his art. With the aid of over 270 superb illustrations (200 in color), including a broad range of source images and documents, the book addresses important questions about Bacon's practice and reassesses key paintings to shed new light on his life and work.

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9780500286241 | details & prices | 256 pages | 9.00 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.72 lbs | List price $39.95
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 context of the mechanical reproduction process and the influences of his time.

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