National Portrait Gallery: The Collection (Paperback)

National Portrait Gallery: The Collection By Rab Macgibbon (Editor), Nicholas Cullinan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rab Macgibbon (Editor), Nicholas Cullinan (Introduction by)
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A concise panorama of Britain's most influential individuals, from Elizabeth I to David Bowie

Published to celebrate the reopening of London's National Portrait Gallery after a three-year redevelopment project, this engaging and inviting book takes the reader on a chronological journey through Britain's history in portraiture from the Tudors to now, featuring the country's most impactful and famous individuals--from Queen Elizabeth I to Mary Seacole, and Virginia Woolf to David Bowie. The book is richly illustrated with beautiful paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings and digital works. This selection of the most popular and recognizable portraits from the collection is accompanied by short chapter introductions that introduce key historical periods, their most exciting figures and their most important historical, political, social and cultural moments. This accessible structure allows the reader to dip into any of the beautiful portraits and their stories, and understand their place in British history.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781855145733
ISBN-10: 1855145731
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Pages: 120
Language: English