London Building Sites 1952-62
Images © Frank Auerbach/Courtauld Gallery. All Rights Reserved.
3 Auerbach postcards from this exhibition will also be sent with each order. Like the book, the cards are now a deleted title.
20.01.12: item details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing (1 Oct 2010)
Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 21.2 x 1.2 cm
"London after the war was a marvellous landscape
with precipice and mountain and crags, full of
drama - it was a new phenomenon."
This book brings together the seminal group of paintings of London building sites by Frank Auerbach that are among the most profound responses made by any artist to the post-war urban landscape. These works chart the early development of Auerbach's remarkable approach to painting, for which he is celebrated as one of Britain's greatest living artists.
Fascinated by the post-war rebuilding of London, Auerbach combed the city's numerous building sites with his sketchbook in hand, including St Paul's, Oxford Street, Leicester Square, and the Shell Building on the South Bank. Auerbach vividly translates the chasms of mud, shored-up earth scaffolding, and catwalks into works which capture a powerful sense of the destruction and reconstruction inherent in the development of London's bombsites.
The book offers the first comprehensive account of this extraordinary group of paintings, which are among the most important contributions to post-war painting in Britain.
details of exhibition the book accompanied
The exhibition Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-62 was at The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London from 16 October 2009 - 17 January 2010. Jake Auerbach gave an introductory talk on the film screening of Frank Auerbach - To The Studio.
buy item & condition
Condition: as per scans. Though book is new like all these books that I have seen have slight wear on the back. Now a deleted title.
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Images © Frank Auerbach/Courtauld Gallery.
All Rights Reserved.