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This volume is a celebration of the Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackadder and provides an excellent overview of her full range of work - drawings, pastel, printmaking, watercolour and oils. There are 95+ colour illustrations of her artwork, all of good size and many are full-page. Her subject matter includes landscapes, portraits, studies of her cats, flowers and still-life. Work from all stages of her career is represented.
Her still-life work most often takes the form of a raised table-top, presented parallel to the picture plane with objects arranged to form an almost abstract design - a difficult approach to pull off, and revealing her intuitive sense of composition. Many regard her primarily as a watercolourist, but her oils have a sensitive, subtle quality and they are represented to good effect here.
The text consists of essays by Philip Long and John Leighton, providing a brief biography, some background on her work and a chronology; the bulk of the book, however, consists of the illustrations.
This is a very pleasing book which will be of interest to a wide range of art enthusiasts, beautifully laid out and well illustrated, very recommendable.
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on 14 February 2012
This book provides an excellent pictorial survey of the work of Elizabeth Blackadder. The reproductions are of a good quality, the text helpful and all in all, it's very good value for the price paid.
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on 8 July 2014
A lovely book, lots of luscious illustrations and a good biography linked to the work.
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on 16 January 2015
Wonderful book, fast service, beautifully packaged, Big thank you :)
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on 9 October 2015
biography well written and a good selection of pictures
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on 8 September 2014
Beautiful book
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on 29 March 2016
Bought for my daughter as requested for her birthday.
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