Tate British Artists: J.M.W. Turner



ISBN: 9781849761918 Category:

Sam Smiles


J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) is probably Britain’s greatest painter. Both profoundly original and astonishingly prolific, he helped transform landscape painting into an expressive art form of enormous range and power. This book reveals the extent to which Turner wanted his paintings to communicate intellectually as well as emotionally and how he used landscape as a vehicle for deep ruminations on society, politics, and the human condition. Sam Smiles discusses and illustrates the whole range of Turner’s work.

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Weight 495 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 October 2013
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.6 x 24.6 cm
Weight 495 g


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Sam Smiles is professor of history of art at the University of Plymouth, England.