The British as Art Collectors by James Stourton
From the Tudors to the Present

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...against this rich background, contemporary British collections such as Charles Saatchi's warehouse art cannot but appear joyless and crude.
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A remarkable new book presenting a comprehensive survey of British art collectors down the centuries.
 

About James Stourton

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JAMES STOURTON is Chairman of Sotheby's UK. He writes regularly for The Times, the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Spectator and Apollo. Previous books include Great Smaller Museums of Europe (2003) and Great Collectors of Our Time (2007).During a photographic career that has spanned over 35 years, FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG has achieved international acclaim. His photographs have been published in numerous interior design and architectural magazines, including The World of Interiors, House & Garden and Architectural Digest. He has also published several volumes of his own work. These include: Neoclassicism in the North, The English Garden Room, Romantic Scotland, Empire, and Living by Design.
 
Published August 16, 2012 by Scala Arts Publishers Inc.. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Henrik Bering on Jan 25 2013

...against this rich background, contemporary British collections such as Charles Saatchi's warehouse art cannot but appear joyless and crude.

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