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Landscape into Art Paperback – 22 May 1979

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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; 2nd Revised edition edition (22 May 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719536103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719536106
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kenneth Clark was born in 1903 and was educated at the University of Oxford. Aged 30, he was appointed Director of the National Gallery - he remained there until 1945. He has been Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford, Chairman of the Arts Council and Chairman of the Independent Television Authority. He was knighted in 1938 and made a Life Peer in 1969. In 1976 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is widely known for his television programmes on art, as well as for his writing.


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It's great to be able to obtain this classic text still, in reprint. Its disappearance from the shelves would have been a real loss. The pity of it is, however, that the illustrations (never good in the original) have deteriorated so much in this reproduction.
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Like J B Allcock, I give this one 4 stars. It is a study of the development of the portrayal of landscape in art from the earliest times to pretty much up to date with first publication in 1949. Clark is interested in what is going on in the minds of artists and why they portray landscape in the way they do. Thus we have a thread of art history traced through the centuries, illuminating a surprising amount about art in general along the way. The book is developed from a series of lectures.

Usually the books of Kenneth Clark - now unjustly neglected - get it spot on with a truly remarkable blend of stuff and style. Here, the "stuff" is plentifully present but the author has yet to develop that brisk, vivid style which transformed his later books from textbooks into page-turners. Don't get me wrong, the text is clear and readable - it just lacks the pzazz of his more popular books. Oh, and the illustrations are, I agree, truly lamentable.
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I was glad to get a decent copy of my own after reading one from the library. I enjoy his style of writing and observations about landscape in particular and art in general. I'm in my 60s I don't know if younger readers might find him old-fashioned or seemingly posh (he uses quotations in French for instance). The illustrations are B and W and not very useful but with the internet anyone can look up the pictures.
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Enjoyable read, entertaining and educational. Would have appreciated colour images but given the early publication this is understandable. A useful addition to any book collection.
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HASH(0x8f3034a4) out of 5 stars Great text. Horrible Illustrations 28 Jun. 2010
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It's great to have a reprint of this important work on the history of European landscape painting (first published in 1949). Unfortunately the 104 plates, which are an essential part of the book, are horribly reproduced --at least in my copy. The problem isn't that they are black and white, I could live with that, but they are uniformly so dark as to be mostly black. It seems like a botched job of printing. Moreover, there are two plates 3a and 3b (with the same images in different sizes) and no plates 2a or 2b.

I haven't compared this to the original, but it's hard to imagine it could have been this bad. What a disappointment not to be able to view better reproductions of the paintings discussed in the text.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f3036f0) out of 5 stars An Art Critic with Style 2 April 2014
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As an amateur landscape painter, this book helped me immensely. Engaging to read, it describes the history of western landscape painting, from medieval manuscripts up through the neoimpressionists, Van Gogh and Cezanne. It helps you to see what you're looking at, in prints or museums. It considers both "realism" and fantasy landscapes, and it shows you how light was always important, even way before the Impressionists. It explains why Constable is the great progenitor, and what was new, and what wasn't, in the impressionists. The reproductions are all a fizzy black and white, but the pictures he talks about are often famous and you can easily find good prints. He's a gracious and knowledgable writer.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f303930) out of 5 stars A pioneering study of landscape painting 27 Dec. 2009
By James - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a pioneering 1960s study of Western landscape painting by one of the most esteemed art historians of the twentieth century. Unfortunately the b/w reproductions are poorly printed so one should scan the internet for better copies (thus the four star rating).
HASH(0x8f303ad4) out of 5 stars The person who got it was thrilled as the plates in it are beautiful and the text is--well it's Kenneth Clark so you ... 9 Jan. 2015
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was a gift. The person who got it was thrilled as the plates in it are beautiful and the text is--well it's Kenneth Clark so you know it is thought provoking. I have the version of this book without color plates and though the text is totally worth reading, I wish for the color. The seller was conscientious and the book was protected so thoroughly I believe it wouldn't have been damaged had a tornado picked it up and dropped it in a river.
HASH(0x8f3038b8) out of 5 stars a classic 21 April 2014
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classic book on the appreciation of painted landscapes by the great artists. illustrated with photographs but very few color photos.
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