The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

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"Schama's greatest gift is a sure eye for an extraordinary story...This isn't what you get from conventional historians or conventional art writers, more's the pity.... Schama has written books which will still be bought and talked about a century from now and he hasn't lost an ounce of zest or intelligence. Damn him." -Andrew Marr, Prospect


"He knows the history, the biography, and the art history... he made me look and learn. He is a great storyteller and we learn something new on every page." -A. S. Byatt, New Statesman


"All of these lives rendered with an acuity of detail that could rival the best of portraitists ... describing Lawrence's portrait of Wilberforce, Schama calls the painting a work of 'transforming empathy.' That phrase could be true of his storytelling throughout this book." -Ekow Eshun, The Independent


"Simon Schama's richly illustrated history of Britain in portraits is a work of dazzling panache ... a book to devour." -John Carey, Sunday Times


"Wonderfully compelling ... what this book, full of unhackneyed paintings and unfamiliar stories, shows is that when Schama is at his best he can see straight through people." -Michael Prodger, The Times


"Rich in its variety of subjects ... poignantly memorable" -Martin Gayford, Telegraph


"Some of the best writing on British portraiture I have read." -Bendor Grosvenor, Financial Times


"He is both an inspired communicator of detail and context, an excitable and exciting critic and a sleeve-tugging gossip. The idea of portraiture is a perfect vehicle for his detailed imagination...the subjects of the portraits become uncannily alive." -Tim Adams, The Observer


"Schama's greatest gift is a sure eye for an extraordinary story...This isn't what you get from conventional historians or conventional art writers, more's the pity.... Schama has written books which will still be bought and talked about a century from now and he hasn't lost an ounce of zest or intelligence. Damn him." -Andrew Marr, iProspectr


"He knows the history, the biography, and the art history... he made me look and learn. He is a great storyteller and we learn something new on every page." -A. S. Byatt, iNew Statesmanr


"All of these lives rendered with an acuity of detail that could rival the best of portraitists ... describing Lawrence's portrait of Wilberforce, Schama calls the painting a work of 'transforming empathy.' That phrase could be true of his storytelling throughout this book." -Ekow Eshun, iThe Independentr


"Simon Schama's richly illustrated history of Britain in portraits is a work of dazzling panache ... a book to devour." -John Carey, iSunday Timesr


"Wonderfully compelling ... what this book, full of unhackneyed paintings and unfamiliar stories, shows is that when Schama is at his best he can see straight through people." -Michael Prodger, iThe Timesr


"Rich in its variety of subjects ... poignantly memorable" -Martin Gayford, iTelegraphr


"Some of the best writing on British portraiture I have read." -Bendor Grosvenor, iFinancial Timesr


"He is both an inspired communicator of detail and context, an excitable and exciting critic and a sleeve-tugging gossip. The idea of portraiture is a perfect vehicle for his detailed imagination...the subjects of the portraits become uncannily alive." -Tim Adams, iThe Observerr


"He has animated our portraits superlatively. One of our most in-demand public intellectuals has deftly ventriloquised his talking heads." -iEvening Standardr


"Viewers of his TV shows know what a passionate presenter of his subject - art history - Simon Schama is. He button-holes your eye on his inward voyage of imagination. He does it as compulsively on the page as on screen ... I welcome back in this book history as people - people whose characters can be read in their fascinating faces." -iDaily Mailr


"Splendid...seething with ideas. Schama brings great intimacy and authority to proceedings." -iThe New York Times Book Reviewr


"This splendid book by historian and art critic Simon Schama could hardly be better timed since it might plausibly be argued that 'the face of Britain' changed on or about June 23, 2016." -Christopher Benfey, The New York Times Book Review


"He knows the history, the biography, and the art history... he made me look and learn. He is a great storyteller and we learn something new on every page." -A. S. Byatt, New Statesman


"All of these lives rendered with an acuity of detail that could rival the best of portraitists ... describing Lawrence's portrait of Wilberforce, Schama calls the painting a work of 'transforming empathy.' That phrase could be true of his storytelling throughout this book." -Ekow Eshun, The Independent


"Simon Schama's richly illustrated history of Britain in portraits is a work of dazzling panache ... a book to devour." -John Carey, Sunday Times


"Wonderfully compelling ... what this book, full of unhackneyed paintings and unfamiliar stories, shows is that when Schama is at his best he can see straight through people." -Michael Prodger, iThe Timesr


"Rich in its variety of subjects ... poignantly memorable" -Martin Gayford, iTelegraphr


"Some of the best writing on British portraiture I have read." -Bendor Grosvenor, iFinancial Timesr


"He is both an inspired communicator of detail and context, an excitable and exciting critic and a sleeve-tugging gossip. The idea of portraiture is a perfect vehicle for his detailed imagination...the subjects of the portraits become uncannily alive." -Tim Adams, iThe Observerr


"He has animated our portraits superlatively. One of our most in-demand public intellectuals has deftly ventriloquised his talking heads." -iEvening Standardr


"Viewers of his TV shows know what a passionate presenter of his subject - art history - Simon Schama is. He button-holes your eye on his inward voyage of imagination. He does it as compulsively on the page as on screen ... I welcome back in this book history as people - people whose characters can be read in their fascinating faces." -iDaily Mailr


"Schama's greatest gift is a sure eye for an extraordinary story...This isn't what you get from conventional historians or conventional art writers, more's the pity.... Schama has written books which will still be bought and talked about a century from now and he hasn't lost an ounce of zest or intelligence. Damn him." -Andrew Marr, iProspectr


..".unfailingly amusing and intermittently risque, delivered with smooth, slightly ironic panache." -Foreign Affairs


"This splendid book by historian and art critic Simon Schama could hardly be better timed since it might plausibly be argued that 'the face of Britain' changed on or about June 23, 2016." -Christopher Benfey, The New York Times Book Review


"He knows the history, the biography, and the art history... he made me look and learn. He is a great storyteller and we learn something new on every page." -A. S. Byatt, New Statesman


"All of these lives rendered with an acuity of detail that could rival the best of portraitists ... describing Lawrence's portrait of Wilberforce, Schama calls the painting a work of 'transforming empathy.' That phrase could be true of his storytelling throughout this book." -Ekow Eshun, The Independent


"Simon Schama's richly illustrated history of Britain in portraits is a work of dazzling panache ... a book to devour." -John Carey, Sunday Times


"Wonderfully compelling ... what this book, full of unhackneyed paintings and unfamiliar stories, shows is that when Schama is at his best he can see straight through people." -Michael Prodger, iThe Timesr


"Rich in its variety of subjects ... poignantly memorable" -Martin Gayford, iTelegraphr


"Some of the best writing on British portraiture I have read." -Bendor Grosvenor, iFinancial Timesr


"He is both an inspired communicator of detail and context, an excitable and exciting critic and a sleeve-tugging gossip. The idea of portraiture is a perfect vehicle for his detailed imagination...the subjects of the portraits become uncannily alive." -Tim Adams, iThe Observerr


"He has animated our portraits superlatively. One of our most in-demand public intellectuals has deftly ventriloquised his talking heads." -iEvening Standardr


"Viewers of his TV shows know what a passionate presenter of his subject - art history - Simon Schama is. He button-holes your eye on his inward voyage of imagination. He does it as compulsively on the page as on screen ... I welcome back in this book history as people - people whose characters can be read in their fascinating faces." -iDaily Mailr


"Schama's greatest gift is a sure eye for an extraordinary story...This isn't what you get from conventional historians or conventional art writers, more's the pity.... Schama has written books which will still be bought and talked about a century from now and he hasn't lost an ounce of zest or intelligence. Damn him." -Andrew Marr, iProspectr


Reseña del editor:

From acclaimed best-selling historian Simon Schama (The Story of the Jews; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; A History of Britain) comes the story of Britain as told through its portraits. This unique way of telling history consists of a remarkable range of visually revealing moments: Churchill and his painter, locked in a struggle of stares and glares; a nude John Lennon five hours before his death; a black Othello in the nineteenth century; a surgeon-artist making studies of soldiers with face-wounds from the Battle of the Somme. Linking these tales together is Schama's exploration of how meaning emerges from a series of relationships-between sitter and painter, of course, but also between them both and the present-day viewer.

From its best-know portraits, Britain's past and present comes into brilliant focus. Written to accompany a five-part BBC series and a major exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery, Schama's compelling analysis and story-telling genius bring a whole nation to life, building a collective picture that at once reflects and transforms Britain's image. The Face of Britain is an exemplary and passionate explanation of how individual narratives can be shaped into a cohesive whole.

Lavishly illustrated, and indelibly written, The Face of Britain will change how we view this country, seeing something familiar as if for the first time.

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