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John Piper: The Forties

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This book re-examines the work of John Piper who, as well as being a prominent painter, printmaker and photographer, was an active figure in many cultural spheres during the 1940s when the foundations of his reputation were laid.

The book brings together work that was officially commissioned during the Second World War and contextualises it with work from the pre-war and po
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 2nd 2003 by Philip Wilson Publishers (first published 2003)
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Andrea Engle
Absolutely splendid book ... an homage to John Piper, selected as an official war artist during World War II and given the assignment of bombed out buildings ... his images of Coventry Cathedral are haunting ... his neo-romantic, architectonic paintings are lush and singular ... the introductory essays are illuminating, and the color plates are spectacular ...
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