Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For nearly half a century, Sir Roy Strong has enjoyed a high public profile in the arts world in Britain. In this book, richly illustrated with drawings, letters, photographs and other archival material, he recounts for the first time the story of his social origins and the roots of his life-long passion for the culture and history of England. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: For nearly half a century, Roy Strong has been a prominent presence in Britain?s art world. Yet little is known about his life before the Swinging Sixties, when, at the age of thirty-one, he came on the scene as the revolutionary young director of London?s National Portrait Gallery.
In this book, Strong recounts his early years and the stirrings of what would become a lifelong passion for art. During a childhood spent in suburban North London, Strong recalls himself as a shy and solitary boy who spent his time painting Elizabethan miniatures and Shakespearean set designs. The book follows his progression through grammar school, which he attended alongside Alan Bennett and David Hockney, and university, where he developed a love of learning and enjoyed visits to the theater, opera, and ballet. With remarkable honesty, he explores the important relationships in his life?family, friends, and a schoolteacher with whom he maintained a long correspondence?as well as his debt to figures like Cecil Beaton, Frances Yates, C. V. Wedgwood, and A. L. Rowse.
Richly illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and letters, this book offers a compelling look at a young man poised for success.
Roy Strong is a writer, broadcaster, art historian, and curator who has served as director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.
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Descrizione libro The Bodleian Library, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006750498
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Descrizione libro Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1851242821 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z1851242821Z2
Descrizione libro The Bodleian Library. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Roy Strong: Self-Portrait as a Young Man, Roy Strong, For nearly half a century, Sir Roy Strong has enjoyed a high public profile in the arts world in Britain. Yet remarkably little is known about his life before the Swinging Sixties when he burst upon the scene as the revolutionary trendy young director of the National Portrait Gallery, aged thirty-one. In this book he recounts for the first time the story of his social origins and the roots of his life-long passion for the culture and history of England. He describes his childhood home in a suburban North London terrace, revealing himself to have been a shy solitary child of melancholy temperament, painting Elizabethan miniatures and Shakespearean set designs in his teens. It follows him through grammar school and university, where together with a generation of postwar 'meritocrats' like A.S. Byatt and Alan Bennett, his passion for learning was awakened and nourished. We catch glimpses of seminal experiences, such as his first outings to the theatre, opera and ballet, and his first trip abroad to Italy, which was to have a lasting influence on his sensibilities. He explores key, sometimes painful relationships with his family, his school teacher with whom he had a lifelong correspondence, and his debt to such people as C.V. Wedgwood, A.L. Rowse, Frances Yates and Cecil Beaton. In it we glimpse a vanished world dominated by class and hierarchy up which he climbed. As a backdrop we have the transformation of London from the drab, postwar world of the 1950s to the epicentre of fashion in the 1960s, and the development of Sir Roy's distinctive sartorial style, inspired by the burgeoning shops on Carnaby Street. Richly illustrated with drawings, letters, photographs and other archival material, this is an honest and compelling portrait of a young man about to step into the limelight of the British cultural scene he helped to modernize and in which he played a leading role. Codice libro della libreria B9781851242825
Descrizione libro The Bodleian Library, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. A hardback First Edition in Very Good or better condition, occasional early pages have a few words underlined in ink, otherwise extremely Fine (Amazon 'Like New'), in an extremely Fine dustjacket. This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. Photos of most of our books are available - please ask, as dustjacket and cover illustrations vary, and unless the accompanying image is marked 'Bookseller Image', it is an Abebooks Stock Image, NOT our own. Overseas buyers also note that shipping rates apply to packets of 1Kg and under, and should the packed weight of an item exceed this we reserve the right to ship via 'Economy', or cancel, or request extra postage prior to fulfilling the order. Codice libro della libreria mon0000088591
Descrizione libro Bodleian Library, University of Oxford 2013-03-07, Oxford, 2013. hardback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9781851242825
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 19055234-n
Descrizione libro Bodleian Lib, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria EH9781851242825
Descrizione libro Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Lovely copy. Codice libro della libreria 003212
Descrizione libro The Bodleian Library, 2013. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9781851242825_rkm