- Hardcover: 148 pages
- Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts, London; 01 edition (4 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1907533109
- ISBN-13: 978-1907533105
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 2.5 x 29.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 891,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Barbara Rae: Sketchbooks Hardcover – Illustrated, 4 Jul 2011
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About the Author
Richard Cork is an award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator. Cork's many books include a groundbreaking study of Vorticism, awarded the John Llewellyn-Rhys prize in 1977, and Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill, published by the Royal Academy in 2009. Four acclaimed volumes of his critical writings on modern art were published in 2003.Gareth Wardell is a writer and filmmaker. He is co-author of Barbara Rae (2008) and Barbara Rae Prints (2010)
Top Customer Reviews
This book is likely to come as a shock to those who think sketchbooks are those little ring-bound things that should be filled with neat, detailed pencil doodles; Rae`s sketches are - as you'd expect - direct, quickly established compositions with specific elements picked out, colour ranges and passages of interest explored; they are bold, splashy, trickly, worked-over pieces and although these are just working material for something bigger, most of them could be pleasingly framed as they are - they have a resolved completeness about them, taking on a poetic quality. Almost all are landscape-derived, coming close to abstract in appearance just like her paintings. The closest comparison I could make in describing them would be, perhaps, similar sketches by John Piper - but that's a ball-park comparison at best, Rae has her own visual language and range of mark-making.
This handsome volume contains around 130 full-page, full-colour illustrations; an interesting and inspiring book to look through, there are only a few brief pages of text. The only thing missing is any listing of dimensions, but that's not crucial given that the presence of written notes on most of the sketchbook pages can help determine the likely scale.
I bought this book for myself - its always interesting to see other artist's sketch-work - but I'll be showing it to my painting students - it is an excellent example of how a working artist collects material on the spot without getting tangled-up in detail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely images but does not give you any insight into the artist's creative processPublished on 28 Jun. 2014 by Luisa Ramazzotti
This book is not cheap but is worth every penny. It is beautiful and extraordinary in the variety of works it shows. The talent it demonstrates is also extraordinary.Published on 20 April 2014 by Justine
A lovely book for art lovers and artists - but don't expect it to come with the cover that is illustrated on the website.Published on 7 Mar. 2013 by C. E. Patterson