The Story of Scottish Art
'This book is aglow with northern lights, well seen a rich achievement This better-than-textbook conveys with enthusiasm and feeling what it is to live deep within the story of Scottish art. In that it is invaluable' - Literary Review
The story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5000 years
From the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow's fame as a centre of artistic innovation today. Lachlan Goudie brings his perspective and passion as a practising artist and broadcaster to narrate the joys and struggles of artists across the millennia striving to fulfil their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art.
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
- Hardcover: 384 pages | 181 colour illustrations
- Date published: September 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1606066751
- Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 25.0 x 2.4 cm