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The Story of Scottish Art

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'a readable, knowledgeable, often entertaining work' - The Scotsman

The compelling story of over 5,000 years of Scottish art, told by Lachlan Goudie, renowned contemporary Scottish artist

This is the story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art. The books is an enjoyable and inviting read that covers a huge amount of ground. Readers are taken from the standing stones in Kilmartin Argyll with their “ring and cup marks” via  the Book of Kells, the renaissance splendour of Linlithgow Palace and the triumphs of Allan Ramsay’s Enlightenment portraits to the works of Peter Doig.
The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with the diverse artworks that form Scotland's long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork; Renaissance palaces and chapels; paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Lachlan tells the compelling story of how and why these and many other Scottish masterpieces were created, and the impact they have had on the world.
  • Author: Lachlan Goudie
  • Paperback: 384 pages | 181 illustrations
  • Date published: September 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780500296950
  • Product Dimensions: 243 x 18.2 cm

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