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The Gilded Gutter Life Of Francis Bacon

Author : Daniel Farson
ISBN : 9781446434246
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Widely regarded as the best British painter since Turner, very little is known about Francis Bacon's life. In this, the first-ever book to be written about him, Daniel Farson, friend and confidant to Bacon for over forty years, gives a highly personal, first-hand account of the man as he knew him. From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame, Farson gives us unique insight into Bacon's genius.

London Calling

Author : Barry Miles
ISBN : 9781848875548
Genre : Social Science
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London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days when suddenly everything seemed possible, the jazz bars and clubs of the fifties, the teddy boys and the Angry Young Men, Francis Bacon and the legendary Colony Club, the 1960s and the Summer of Love, the rise of punk and the early days of the YBAs. The vitality and excitement of this time and years of change - and the sheer creative energy in the throbbing heart of London - leap off the pages of this evocative and original book.


Author : Alistair O'Neill
ISBN : 1861893159
Genre : History
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A look at style and urbanism, offering a reconsideration of the role of fashion in city life and filling in overlooked gaps in the history of London and modern design.

Tales From The Colony Room

Author : Darren Coffield
ISBN : 9781783528172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the closure of London’s most infamous arts establishment, the Colony Room Club in Soho, former member Darren Coffield has written the authorised history of this notorious drinking den. It’s a hair-raising romp through the underbelly of the post-war scene: during its sixty-year history, more romances, more deaths, more horrors and more sex scandals took place in the Colony than anywhere else. In the regimented and repressed atmosphere of post-war London, the Colony was heroically bohemian, largely thanks to the dominant personality of its owner, Muriel Belcher. Muriel was a combination of muse, mentor, critic and guru to those who gathered around her, just as the Colony provided a home for the confluence of talents that will be forever associated with the artistic circle of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. Tales from the Colony is an oral biography, consisting of previously unpublished and long-lost interviews with the characters who were central to the scene, giving the reader a flavour of what it was like to frequent the Club. With a glass in hand you’ll move through the decades listening to personal reminiscences, opinions and vitriol, from the authentic voices of those who were actually there. On your voyage through Soho’s lost bohemia, you’ll be served a drink by James Bond, sip champagne with Francis Bacon, queue for the loo with Christine Keeler, go racing with Jeffrey Bernard, get laid with Lucian Freud, kill time with Doctor Who, pick a fight with Frank Norman and pass out with Peter Langan. All with a stellar supporting cast including Peter O’Toole, George Melly, Suggs, Lisa Stansfield, Dylan Thomas, Jay Landesman, Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst and many, many more.

Francis Bacon In The 1950s

Author : Michael Peppiatt
ISBN : 030012192X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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History In The Media

Author : Robert Niemi
ISBN : 9781576079522
Genre : Performing Arts
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Francis Bacon In Your Blood

Author : Michael Peppiatt
ISBN : 9781408856239
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is a story I have been wanting to write for a long time, telling it as it really was before that whole world that I shared with Francis vanishes... Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho's French House to request an interview for a student magazine he was editing. Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no-holds-barred conversation that would continue until Bacon's death thirty years later. Fascinated by the artist's brilliance and charisma, Peppiatt accompanied him on his nightly round of prodigious drinking from grand hotel to louche club and casino, seeing all aspects of Bacon's 'gilded gutter life' and meeting everybody around him, from Lucian Freud and Sonia Orwell to East End thugs; from predatory homosexuals to Andy Warhol and the Duke of Devonshire. He also frequently discussed painting with Bacon in his studio, where only the artist's closest friends were ever admitted. The Soho photographer, John Deakin, who introduced the young student to the famous artist, called Peppiatt 'Bacon's Boswell'. Despite the chaos Bacon created around him Peppiatt managed to record scores of their conversations ranging over every aspect of life and art, love and death, the revelatory and hilarious as well as the poignantly tragic. Gradually Bacon became a kind of father figure for Peppiatt, and the two men's lives grew closely intertwined. In this intimate and deliberately indiscreet account, Bacon is shown close-up, grand and petty, tender and treacherous by turn, and often quite unlike the myth that has grown up around him. This is a speaking portrait, a living likeness, of the defining artist of our times.

Art In America

Author : Frederic Fairchild Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015031210894
Genre : Art
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Francis Bacon

Author : Anna Maria Wieland
ISBN : UCSD:31822036225589
Genre : Art
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This latest addition to Prestel's successful Living Art series offers a critical portrait of Francis Bacon, one of the world's most renowned contemporary artists, to reveal a conflicted man of prodigious talent. This accessible look at Bacon's life and art displays the many facets that make his career so intriguing. Filled with personal photographs, quotations from the artist, and beautiful reproductions of his bold, austere and often grotesque paintings, this volume introduces readers to the various themes surrounding Bacon's life. The book explores topics such as his distinctive artistic style, his tumultuous and troubled life, the critical reception of his work, and his views of humanity as exemplified in his art. Written as a journalistic essay and featuring an innovative layout, this book is a fascinating introduction for anyone interested in learning about this acclaimed artist and his riveting artworks. AUTHOR: Anna Maria Wieland is an art historian who lives in Munich. She ahs published works on Rubens, Warhol and Kahlo. ILLUSTRATIONS: 120 illustrations

Discoveries Francis Bacon

Author : Christopher Domino
ISBN : UOM:39015043051682
Genre : Art
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A survey of the life and art of the twentieth-century British painter explains his surrealistic, disturbing treatment of the human face and figure, through photographs, Bacon's own statements, and a multitude of reproductions of his work. Original.

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