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The Face of Britain

The Nation Through Its Portraits

The Face of Britain( )
Author: Schama, Simon
ISBN:978-0-670-92229-1
Publication Date:Nov 2015
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Viking
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.99
Book Description:

Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC TV series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition

In the age of the hasty glance and the selfie, Simon Schama has built from the nation's portraits a collective picture of Britain, our past and our present.

Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Art / Subjects & Themes / Portraits
Biography & Autobiography / General
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.586 x 23.825 x 5.182 cm
Book Weight:1.505 Kilograms
Author Biography
Schama, Simon (Author)
Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College.

Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments.

Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings. His more recent works include A History of Britain and The Sory of the Jews, both written in multiple volumes.

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