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The Resource Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation, James Stourton

Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation, James Stourton

Label
Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation
Title
Kenneth Clark
Title remainder
life, art and civilisation
Statement of responsibility
James Stourton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kenneth Clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation, established him as a globally admired figure. Clark was prescient in making this series: the upheavals of the century, the Cold War among others, convinced him of the power of barbarism and the fragility of culture. He would burnish his image with two memoirs that artfully omitted the more complicated details of his life. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unseen archive, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the private man behind the figure who effortlessly dominated the art world for more than half a century: his privileged upbringing, his interest in art history beginning at Oxford, his remarkable early successes. At 27 he was keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean in Oxford and at 29, the youngest director of The National Gallery. During the war he arranged for its entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales and organized packed concerts of classical music at the Gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners during the bombing. WWII helped shape his belief that art should be brought to the widest audience, a social and moral position that would inform the rest of his career. Television became a means for this message when he was appointed the first chairman of the Independent Television Authority. Stourton reveals the tortuous state of his marriage during and after the war, his wife's alcoholism, and the aspects of his own nature that he worked to keep hidden. A superb work of biography, Kenneth Clark is a revelation of its remarkable subject
Summary
The first and definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10541064
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Stourton, James
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Clark, Kenneth
  • Art historians
Target audience
adult
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life, art and civilisation
Label
Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation, James Stourton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn938383341
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xvii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351171
Lccn
2016940293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938383341
Label
Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation, James Stourton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn938383341
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xvii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351171
Lccn
2016940293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938383341

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