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  • Publisher: Quarto
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 21 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781781318430
  • Stock: 8 in stock
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 384
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £20.00
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I Know an Artist

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The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists by Susie Hodge

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Book Description

I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the world's most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe and Takashi Murakami; or an inspirational romantic coupling like that of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. In telling the stories of these creatives lives and achievements each extraordinary and oftentimes ground-breaking Susie Hodge exposes the fascinating web of connections that have fostered some of the world’s art masterpieces. Some connections are well-known, whereas others span both time and place, linking pioneers in art in fascinating and unexpected ways. Illustrated in colourful tribute to each artists’ unique style, I Know An Artist is an illuminating and celebratory account of some of the art world’s most compelling visionaries.

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About Susie Hodge

Susie Hodge has written over 100 books on art, art history and artistic techniques. In addition, she hosts lectures, talks and practical workshops, and regularly appears on television and radio, as well as in documentaries. She has twice been named the No. 1 art writer by the Independent.

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This really rather intriguing book is an eclectic collection of information about a wide variety of artists from the usual suspects, such as Monet, Degas, Warhol and Emin, to less well-known names. Alone, each relatively short entry provides a concise introduction to its subject and condenses the thrust of their oeuvre as well as facts about their life, In some cases, you might find the entry frustratingly short; elsewhere you may be glad not to have to wade through more information than you really need. And that's the secret of the book's success: it's an introduction, not a full-on course in art history and appreciation. What Susie also does is to show connections - who influenced who and was, in their turn, influenced. Now, the book becomes an intriguing tale that will have you following the links and references that guide you through what can easily be a complicated labyrinth.

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