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J.M.W. Turner: The Making of a Modern Artist
by Sam Smiles
J.M.W. Turner is commonly held to have prefigured modern painting. Our celebration of his achievement--signaled in the existence of The Turner Prize for contemporary art--is very different to what Victorian critics made of his art. This book shows how Turner was reinvented to become the artist we recognize today. On Turner's death in 1851 he was already known as an adventu ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press
(first published November 15th 2000)
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