J.M.W. Turner

J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851 : The World of Light and Colour - Basic Art Series 2.0

Revised edition

Hardback (17 Aug 2015)

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Publisher's Synopsis

In the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) lies an impact akin to a sudden acquisition of sight. His landscapes and seascapes scorch the eye with such ravishing light and color, with such elemental force, it is as if the sun itself were gleaming out of the frame.

Appropriately known as "the painter of light," Turner worked in print, watercolor, and oils to transform landscape from serene contemplative scenes to pictures pulsating with life. He anchored his work to the River Thames and to the sea, but in the historical context of the Industrial Revolution, also integrated boats, trains, and other markers of human activity, which juxtaposes the thrust of civilization against the forces of nature.

This book covers Turner's illustrious, wide-ranging repertoire to introduce an artist who combined a traditional genre with a radical modernism.

Book information

ISBN: 9783836504546
Publisher: TASCHEN
Imprint: Taschen
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 759.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 628g
Height: 265mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 13mm