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Turner in his Time

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'a lively and believable portrait of the artist and the world he inhabited. Although it is by a renowned expert, it’s not just for experts—it’s readable and beautifully illustrated' - The Art Newspaper

The ultimate, one-volume story of Turner's life and work

Superb colour plates illuminate Turner's range - dramatic views of the sea or mountains, sweeping landscapes, architecture, imaginary scenes from history and legend, panoramas of contemporary towns - while the fruits of his travels, not just over Britain but also in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, are presented in the context of his life.

In the most attractive work for a wide audience ever published, the text reveals the man, the illustrations his genius.

  • Author: Andrew Wilton
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 164 colour and 22 black and white illustrations
  • Publication date: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0500238301
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 28.4 x 27.5 cm


'Wilton is a writer of poise and elegance ... there is no shortage of picturesque detail' -The World of Interiors

'As honest an account as possible of both the artist and the man ... beautifully illustrated ... an elegant portrayal of a person of many contrasts' - The Art Newspaper

'An engaging blend of biography, letters and contemporary accounts ... a book for reading, reference and thumbing' -The Evening Standard

'The reproductions are numerous and excellent, the text learned, and enriched by many quotations from Turner himself and his contemporaries' -The Sunday Telegraph

'Not simply a coffee-table volume to drool over ... exposes the man behind the ravishing works of art' -The Lady

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