Saved! 100 years of National Art Collections Fund

By: Richard Verdi

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This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the centenary of this unique charitable organisation which has saved almost half a million works of art for public collections across the United Kingdom, including some of the nation's best loved masterpieces. It spans 4000 years of art history, from pre-history to the present day and is a magnificent treasure trove of art of every kind. The works range from famous paintings such as Vel zquez's Rokeby Venus, Picasso's Weeping Woman and Botticelli's Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, contemporary pieces such as Turning the World Inside Out by Anish Kapoor, famous sculptures such as Canova's Three Graces and precious jewels recovered from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship Girona. The stunning illustrations are interwoven with the dramatic and intriguing stories behind the acquisitions.

Title: Saved! 100 years of National Art Collections Fund

Author Name: Richard Verdi

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Scala Publishers: 2006-07-19

ISBN Number: 1857593049

ISBN Number 13: 9781857593044

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to)

Seller ID: 061725

Description: 312 pages. No Inscriptions. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide