Landscape into Art Author:Kenneth Clark "... Sir Kenneth has at his command four instruments: a turn for historical generalization based on knowledge, the scholar's gift of drawing inferences from apparently disconnected facts and slight indications, expository power and, above all, a love of painting; best with these, he is the properest man alive to 'make our English youth care some... more »what for the arts." -- Clive Bell, New Statesman and Nation
"No other living writer on art could have treated his subject with greater clarity than Sir Kenneth Clark ... Sir Kenneth neve fails to explain himself immediately, and his command of language is exemplary. Words are not used loosely." -- Derek Hill, Spectator
"Sir Kenneth Clark's observations on modern art arise logically out of the study of the history of landscape painting which forms the text of this book.... On this historical framework Sir Kenneth Clark discusses the work of those artists who best display his thesis with simplicity, scholarship, imagination, and his own brand of dry wit." -- Times (London) Literary Supplement
First published in 1949. First Beacon paperback published in 1961, second printing in 1962.
This edition includes a section of 104 pages of black and white plates of paintings referenced in the text.« less