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A Guide to Tudor & Jacobean Portraits [Paperback]

Tarnya Cooper , Antonia Fraser
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1 Jan 2012
Tarnya Cooper discusses key surviving works, including those of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, Walter Ralegh, Elizabeth I and James I. She explains why portraiture thrived during this period and why, with the declining demand for religious paintings in Northern Europe, emigrant artists such as Hans Holbein the Younger came to England to seek a new market. With lively engaging text and a dynamic design, the guide is organised thematically: the themes include costume and portraiture, pictures with stories to tell, monarchy, family portraits and artists and techniques. A visual timeline is included to show at a glimpse the major developments in portraiture during this period. Tarnya Cooper also includes some surprisingly beautiful technical pictures from her latest research, making her expert knowledge accessible and fascinating. Aimed to have widespread appeal to readers of all ages, Antonia Fraser's foreword shows how portraiture illuminates history and brings it to life. As Britain moved away from being just a small part of Catholic Christendom and established itself as a Protestant country, with the monarch as the head of the Church, the individual became increasingly important. This guide shows not only how people chose to present themselves, but also introduces their fascinating lives and times.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Portrait Gallery (1 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855144514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855144514
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 474,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Tarnya Cooper is Curator of Sixteenth-century Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She co-curated the exhibition Elizabeth at the National Maritime Museum, and curated Searching for Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery. Antonia Fraser is a best-selling author of narrative history who brings the past to life with exceptional vividness.

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1.0 out of 5 stars A guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits 27 Aug 2012
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Buyer beware !! This is the same book as the previous publication with the same title. The only difference is that they have put a different picture on the cover to make you think that its a new book. It's even got a different ISBN. Don't be fooled.
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good reference point
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 23 May 2013
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I was disappointed on the lack of portraits in the book. I was hoping for more information regarding symbolism in the portraits as well.
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