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The Face of Britain

A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

The Face of Britain( )
Author: Schama, Simon
ISBN:978-0-670-92230-7
Publication Date:Nov 2016
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Viking
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britainand the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a black Othello in the nineteenth century; the poet-artist Rossetti trying to capture on canvas what he couldn't possess in life; a surgeon-artist making studies of...
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Book Details
Pages:632
Detailed Subjects: Art / Subjects & Themes / Portraits
Biography & Autobiography / General
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.3 x 22.9 x 4.5 cm
Book Weight:1.212 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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