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Fallen Angels Paperback – 28 Oct 1999


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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; New edition edition (28 Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862053642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862053649
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 17.5 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jack Vettriano is entirely self-taught. A Scotsman of Italian descent, he left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer working down the Fife coalfields. For his twenty-first birthday a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint. His first solo exhibition in Edinburgh was a sell-out and since then he has had solo exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and New York. Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano's work has grown consistently. Vettriano's best known painting, The Singing Butler, was sold at Sotheby's for close to GBP750,000. He was awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts. In 2013, a major twenty year Retrospective exhibition of Vettriano's work was staged at Kelvingrove art Gallery and Musuem in Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 July 2000
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Anyone who doesn't know the paintings by Jack Vettriano should take some time to browse this book. Those wishing to explore the wealth of Scottish writers should also take a look at this book, for here you will find the heart of modern Scotland.
Being a fan of Vettriano I was going to buy this book regardless of the "extra" content, but after several read throughs I can appreciate more what people might gain from gazing upon a Vettriano painting. For me it is the idealised world of days gone by when men were men and women were woman.
A delightful book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clifford on 29 Aug 2010
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Vettriano is a controversial artist who attracts scorn from the artists' 'establishment', perhaps because his work is highly approachable by people who appreciate beauty and artistic quality without possessing an educated background in 'art'. His work has an immediate impact on the untutored eye, and it evokes a powerful, yet mysterious eroticism. This book is a small, but rich introduction to Vettriano's work, delightfully set into the context of Scottish poetry and prose extracts which complement the visual images, reinforcing their mystery. The words used are well chosen in this respect, encouraging the viewer to develop an independent view of the artist's intentions. The essentially Scottish quality of Vettriano's painting is significantly enhanced by Gordon Smith's talent in this. The book is an excellent introduction to the art, and will be appreciated by non-specialists as a joy to read, again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By beachcomber on 18 Jan 2013
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I'm a great fan of Jack Vettrianos work and this book is little gem packed full of information and a selection of his paintings
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By Onora on 3 Dec 2014
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This book contains around forty two of Jack Vettriano's paintings. These include: 'Angel', 'Queen of the Fan Dan', 'After the Thrill is Gone', 'Strangers in the Night', Mad Dogs', 'The Main Attraction', 'Woman in a Bar, 'Man in a Bar', The Scorpio Club', Cleo and the Boys', 'Critical hour of 3AM', and so on. The book is edited by W. Gordon Smith, a playwright and an art critic, who has selected a piece of literary work from writers such as Robert Burns (1759-96), Stewart Conn, poet and playwright, Sue Glover, playwright who wrote the lyrical drama Bondagers which focused on the exploitation of women farmworkers in the nineteenth century. William Laughton Lorimer's work is also included along with work from Joan Lingard and so forth. A very high quality book and one which encourages one to return to. Highly recommended.
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By Chris on 21 Dec 2013
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I've been looking for a good copy as I know it's out of print and this is excellent. Very good service too.
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