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The Resource Francis Bacon : revelations, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

Francis Bacon : revelations, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

Label
Francis Bacon : revelations
Title
Francis Bacon
Title remainder
revelations
Statement of responsibility
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A decade in the making: the first comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century--from the Pulitzer-prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master. Francis Bacon created an indelible image of mankind in modern times, and played an outsized role in both English art and life--from his public emergence with his legendary Triptych of 1944 (its images "so unrelievedly awful" that people fled the gallery), to his death in Madrid in 1992. He was a free spirit and unabashed homosexual at a time when many others remained closeted, and his exploits were as unforgettable as his images. He moved between the worlds of London's Soho and East End, the literary salons of London and Paris, the homosexual underground of Spain, the south of France, Tangier, and cities everywhere. Through hundreds of interviews, and extensive new research, the authors probe Bacon's childhood in Ireland (he earned his father's lasting disdain because his asthma prevented him from hunting), his developing homosexuality; his early design career--never before explored in detail; the formation of his artistic vision; to his early failure as an artist; his uneasy relationship to American abstract art; his improbable late emergence onto the international stage as one of the great visionaries of modern art. In all, Francis Bacon: Revelations gives us a more complete and nuanced--and more international--portrait than ever before of this singularly private, darkly funny, eruptive man and his equally eruptive, extraordinary art"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swan, Annalyn
Dewey number
759.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND497.B16
LC item number
S89 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stevens, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Painters
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Painters
  • Great Britain
Label
Francis Bacon : revelations, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"-- colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1137206040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 861pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307271624
Lccn
2020000325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Francis Bacon : revelations, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"-- colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1137206040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 861pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307271624
Lccn
2020000325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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