This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the centenary of this unique charitable organisation which has saved almost half a million works of art for public collections across the United Kingdom, including some of the nations best loved masterpieces. It spans 4000 years of art history, from pre-history to the present day and is a magnificent treasure trove of art of every kind. The works range from famous paintings such as Vel zquezs Rokeby Venus, Picassos Weeping Woman and Botticellis Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, contemporary pieces such as Turning the World Inside Out by Anish Kapoor, famous sculptures such as Canovas Three Graces and precious jewels recovered from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship Girona. The stunning illustrations are interwoven with the dramatic and intriguing stories behind the acquisitions.
Architecture / Interiors / Design & Graphics/ Landscaping
Biographies & Autobiographies/ Memoirs/ Letters/ Journals