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In camera. Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting

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London : Thames & Hudson, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrapper, pp. 256, illustrated. New copy.

“Francis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film-stills and mass-media imagery. In Camera, a bravura accomplishment of original research, reveals how these new media informed some of Bacon’s most important paintings and triggered decisive turning-points in his stylistic development.” “Martin Harrison, who was granted privileged and unparalleled access to unpublished material from the archives, provides a new understanding of the thought processes and working methods of the creator of one of the most compelling bodies of work in twentieth-century art. Bacon’s painting is considered in the context of key influences – whether film directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and John Deakin, or masters such as Velazquez, Poussin and Picasso. His work is also reviewed in the context of his contemporaries, including Lucian Freud, Mark Rothko, Graham Sutherland and Patrick Heron.” – Trove