CDN$ 66.78
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid postal code.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Jenny Saville Hardcover – Nov 8 2005

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 66.78
CDN$ 66.78 CDN$ 32.73

The Lying Game

click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Oprah's Book Club
Newest pick
"Behold the Dreamers" is an unforgettable debut novel about a family's struggle to make a new life in America from author Imbolo Mbue. Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (Nov. 8 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847827577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847827572
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 2.5 x 31.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. British painter Saville has had a charmed career. As a student at the Glasgow School of Art, she sold out her graduation exhibit. (One of the paintings was bought by no less than Charles Saatchi.) At 27, she was included in the acclaimed (and, in New York City, notorious) Sensation show. And now, at 35, she is widely chatted about as one of Britain's most important young artists. One look at this gorgeous monograph, Saville's first, proves that all this success is well earned.Arranged chronologically, with paintings from 1992 to 2005, the volume reveals that though Saville's subject matter has hardly changed, her use of paint has evolved by leaps and bounds. Like Lucian Freud, Saville's fascinated with the body and the pigmentation of flesh, but her visions of it are both darker and brighter than his. Many of her paintings feature bodies that have been manipulated or damaged—by gender-changing plastic surgery, say, or by burns—but her rendering of these states is brilliantly colored. And in the most recent paintings ("Stare," "Passage," "Torso 2") the subject is set against a background of warm, Mediterranean blue that heightens both the images' beauty and their capacity to unnerve.Schama's interview with Saville—the best of the texts included here—provides insight into the artist's methods and her ambition to keep improving technically ("I can barely look at the earlier paintings I made"), while the many photographs of her studio, drafts and source material show the ordinary-looking origins of her work, and the many close-shots record her expressionist use of paint. While no book can convey the power of Saville's oversize canvases, this well-composed volume provides an illuminating survey of her work. (Nov.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Simon Schama is the art critic for the New Yorker as well as a world-renowned scholar. Schama has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard and is now Professor of History at Columbia University where specializes in European cultural and environmental history and art history. Between 1999 and 2002 he wrote, presented, and filmed the fifteen-part A History of Britain for BBC Television. He is currently at work on a book about the Anglo-American relationship and an eight part television series for the BBC, The Power of Art.


Customer reviews

5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 2 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on January 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 30, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
One person found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsSaville
on May 2, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsGreat introduction to Saville's work
on August 29, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars!
on July 19, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful and Grotesque
on February 19, 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
4.0 out of 5 starsFour Stars
on February 11, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?