Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake
Foyalty 76

Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake (Hardback)

£25.00
Usually despatched in 7-10 days.

Synopsis

A major new biography of James McNeill Whistler, one of most complex, intriguing, and important of America's artists The first biography in more than twenty years of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is also the first to make extensive use of the artist's private correspondence to tell the story of his life and work. This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother. The Whistler revealed in these pages is an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing. In his beautifully illustrated and deeply human portrayal of the artist, Daniel E. Sutherland shows why Whistler was perhaps the most influential artist of his generation, and certainly a pivotal figure in the cultural history of the nineteenth century.

Whistler comes alive through his own magnificent work and words, including the provocative manifestos that explained his bold artistic vision, sparked controversy in his own time, and resonate to this day.

Daniel E. Sutherland is Distinguished Professor of History, University of Arkansas. The recipient of more than fifty awards, honors, and grants, he is best known for his acclaimed series of books chronicling nineteenth-century America.

More books by Daniel E. Sutherland

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed this hugely found it both informative and entertaining. A slight tendency to the got up, had breakfast detail but given Whistler was so pugnacious and the same is supported by lots of extracts and detail from source documents it didn't lag. Would recommend this book

- 29/04/2014
Report this Review
Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm ...
(Paperback)
Dario Gamboni
 
 
£12.99
 
Canova's George Washington
(Hardback)
Xavier Salomon; Guido Beltramini;...
 
 
£35.00
 
Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
(Hardback)
Tobias G. Natter; Tobias G. Natter
 
 
£15.00
 
Mackintosh
(Paperback)
Tamsin Pickeral; Anne Ellis
 
 
£14.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd