Paul Nash - Paul Nash Landscape and the Life of Objects Book
This is a Open Edition Book on the artist Paul Nash. Pre-order - Available June 2013
- Andrew Causey
Paul Nash (1889-1946) created an individual pathway through English art in the first half of the 20th century, shaping a body of work that recognised the importance of the modern movement and stimulated him to evolve his own English landscape-based Surrealism. Within a narrative that is both chronological and thematic, Andrew Causey, the leading authority on Paul Nash, teases out the character of Nash's vision and unravels his personal mythology.
Nash's values link him to Romanticism, in an art that is deeply imbued with personal feeling, in which elements of landscape merge with individual identity and a sense of the essential nature of England itself. While evidence of this is drawn principally from Nash's painting, Andrew Causey also stresses the revealing nature of Nash’s writings and the importance of the artist's book illustration. Building on the author’s pioneering catalogue raisonné on the artist, this publication sets Nash's vision in the wider cultural context of literature and poetry, and takes new scholarship into account.
Including 100 colour images, Paul Nash combines up-to-date scholarship with the best of Nash’s paintings and is an invaluable addition to the literature on an artist whose centrality to English art is increasingly recognised.
Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: Painter-Poet; Chapter 2: Landscapes of the Mind; Chapter 3: War and Aftermath; Chapter 4: A New Vision; Chapter 5: Mansions of the Dead; Chapter 6: Standing Stones; Chapter 7: The Life of the Inanimate Object; Chapter 8: Sunflower and Sun; Notes; Bibliography; Chronology; Acknowledgements and Image Credits; Index.
About the Author: Andrew Causey has written extensively on 20th-century art and is the author of Paul Nash: Critical Study and Catalogue Raisonné and books on Edward Burra and Peter Lanyon. He has contributed to exhibition catalogues on Stanley Spencer, Andy Goldsworthy and other artists. He has selected works for exhibitions in Britain and abroad, including British Art in the Twentieth Century at the Royal Academy in 1987. He is Emeritus Professor of the History of Modern Art at Manchester University.
- Imprint: Lund Humphries
- Illustrations: Includes 100 colour and 42 b&w illustrations
- Published: June 2013
- Format: 260 x 220 mm
- Extent: 168 pages
- Binding: Hardback
- ISBN: 978-1-84822-096-6