Jock McFadyen - A book about a Painter

By: Cohen, David ; Jock McFadyen

Price: $92.95

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Book Condition: Fine

Book is in excellent condition. in oversize black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears, wrapped in protective cover. 119 pages with color collage endpapers, a great many full page, full color prints.

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McFadyen describes himself as a realist, and his intense paintings describe the urban backdrop. McFayen's enduring themes of the city and the human condition place him in that part of the northern tradition which is concerned with social description; the earlier figurative paintings belong to the other part of the same tradition, contemplation of the self.

Although never part of any group or movement, McFadyen sees his main precedent as the line of British realism which includes Sickert, L.S. Lowry, the so-called School of London, and younger contemporaries such as Richard Billingham. He is close to the debate about painting and its relationship to contemporary art practice. He is also interested in those who have parallel concerns in other media. This book places the artist not simply within the recent history of British art, but also within the wider context of realism in film, the contemporary novel, and music - from Hogarth to Punk and beyond.

Title: Jock McFadyen - A book about a Painter

Author: Cohen, David ; Jock McFadyen

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Lund Humphries: 2001

ISBN Number: 0853317917

ISBN Number 13: 9780853317913

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Art

Size: XL

Seller ID: 142344