Letters of Note: Art
In Letters of Note: Art, Shaun Usher celebrates extraordinary correspondence about art, from missives on the agony of being overlooked, the ecstasy of producing work that excites, to surprising sources of inspiration and rousing manifestos.
Includes letters by:
Michelangelo, Salvador Dali,
Frida Kahlo, Artemisia Gentileschi,
Oscar Howe, Martin Scorsese,
Henri Matisse, Mick Jagger,
Augusta Savage, Vincent van Gogh
& many more
A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue * * A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper * * Evening Standard * * It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal * * GQ * * Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it -- Stephen Fry It is hard to see how Letters Of Note could ever be surpassed * * Mail on Sunday * * Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * * Spectator * * As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher's compilation is hard to beat * * Scotland on Sunday * * A gloriously presented compilation * * Financial Times * * Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure * * New Yorker * * Praise for Letters of Note: The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure . . . The result is beautifully produced, with photographs and colour facsimiles of much of the correspondence * * Sunday Times * *
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