• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522858426
  • PUBLISHED:01/Apr/2011
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:The arts: general issues

Notebooks

Betty Churcher

  • Paperback $44.99

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved artworks.

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velázquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cézanne.
A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the artworks and the processes of their creation.
With the gift for making art accessible that characterised her popular television series, she gently leads your eye to these paintings' intimate details, describing their kinship with other masterpieces and their place in the history of art.
Betty Churcher's deeply held belief that art has the power to transport the viewer to another place and time is evident in this delightful book. Here, there is no doubting the magic of great art.

About the author

Betty Churcher is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She was Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1987 to 1990 and Director of the National Gallery of Australia from 1990 to 1997. The author of several acclaimed books, including The Art of War, Understanding Art and Molvig: The Lost Antipodean, Betty has also been an art critic for the Australian and wrote and presented several television series on art, including Take Five and Hidden Treasures. She holds an Order of Australia and is an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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    • Australian Notebooks
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    • The Forgotten Notebook
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    • In the 1990s Betty Churcher drew her way around the galleries of the world as she arranged artwork loans for blockbuster exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia. In 2014 she discovered a sketchbook she had forgotten and decided to create a final companion volume to her bestselling Notebooks series. She wrote the manuscript in six months, bu... Read more...

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