Buy Books Online > History of art / art & design styles > Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art: Book by Julian Barnes

Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780224102018    Publisher: Vintage Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 288        
'Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said...Read more
'Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things, to form opinions, to argue...It is a rare picture which stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged.' Julian Barnes began writing about art with a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters. Since then he has written a series of remarkable essays , chiefly about French artists, which trace the story of how art made its way from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, Keeping an Eye Open contains Barnes' essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud.
Read less
About the author: Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three... Read more
Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; and three collections of journalism, Letters from London, Something to Declare and The Pedant in the Kitchen. His latest book, Levels of Life was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller. He lives in London.
Read less
Review:
[A] beautifully produced and judiciously illustrated collection." -- Keith Miller, 4 stars Daily Telegraph "I became entirely mesmerised by Barnes' prose... Keeping an Eye Open is a rich and...Read more
[A] beautifully produced and judiciously illustrated collection." -- Keith Miller, 4 stars Daily Telegraph "I became entirely mesmerised by Barnes' prose... Keeping an Eye Open is a rich and thoughtful book that should not be rushed. These essays are too full of chiaroscuro, their flashes of illumination too fascinating, their connections too interesting for a cursory reading." -- Roma Tearne Independent "It's a readable, riveting, informed work with sharp, marvelous anecdotes and observations. In this beautifully illustrated book you're in great company. Barnes is a sane and steady guide... Wonderful stuff." -- Niall McMonagle Irish Independent "Extremely rewarding, informative, attentive, thoughtful, entertaining essays." -- David Sexton Evening Standard "This is an erudite, entertaining and highly personal collection of essays from the Booker Prize-winning novelist." -- Sebastian Shakespeare Tatler
Read less

Other books by Julian Barnes

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 1427   Rs.1235
You save: Rs.192
Vendor : S.V. Enterprise., Mumbai
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 5 working days

(Cash on delivery available)

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions