Lawrence Alma-Tadema Hardcover – 1 Aug 2001
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' … scholarly and informative book … '
Times Literary Supplement
'This book, like the paintings themselves, is a joy of immaculate and comprehensive research with a lavish attention to detail.'
' … a fresh and sympathetic appraisal of this … artist.'
'This fascinating book, well-illustrated with fine colour reproductions will help to reasses his [Lawrence Alma-Tadema's] reputation in the 21st century.'
' … Barrow's anecdotal, academic and absorbing study of this Dutch-born Victorian painter breathes life into a man famous for his depictions of the imagined excesses, decadence and languid passion of the Roman Empire.'
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About the Author
Rosemary J Barrow is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities, King's College, London, and has lectured and published widely on Alma-Tadema. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book is arranged chronologically, beginning with Tadema's earliest exhibited works, and progressing through his career to, at the end, examples of works that remain unfinished.
The list of works at the back of the book is not exhaustive, and some works mentioned in the text are not present as plates, but this hardly detracts from what is an attractive and enjoyable book.
erudite, is a constant pleasure to read. We get a sense of the man and
a detailed discussion of his paintings (complemented by the fine
illustrations). The analysis of classical sources is both fascinating
and accessible to those without prior knowledge of the ancient world.
Lots of new material and pictures not reproduced elsewhere. Playful,
provocative, learned and readible, it is unequalled by any other book
on the market on Alma-Tadema. Essential reading for anyone interested
in Victorian painting.
Amazon has conflated two different books into one item. I suspect that all three reviews may be for the Barrow book which you can find by clicking on both the "Hardback" options. One of them has a different cover, and you will see the author's name (Barrow) on the cover photo.