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Modernists & Mavericks
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1. 14 Abercorn Place * 2. Pope Francis * 3. Euston Road in Camberwell * 4. The Spirit in the Mass (at Borough Polytechnic) * 5. Girl with Roses * 6. Leaping into the Void * 7. Translating Life into Art: Bacon and Freud in the 50s * 8. Two Climbers Roped Together: Auerbach and Kossoff * 9. An Arena in Which to Act * 10. What Makes the Modern Home so Different? * 11. The Situation in London, 1960 * 12. The Artist Thinks: Hockney and his Contemporaries

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`If you are interested in modern British art, the book is -unputdownable. If you are not, read it' Grey Gowrie, Financial Times

About the Author

Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator. His books include Man with a Blue Scarf, A Bigger Message, Rendez-vous with Art (with Philippe de Montebello) and, with David Hockney, A History of Pictures, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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'A wise and authoritative account of the post-war London art scene' - Artists & Illustrators
'All the good stories, and more, are here ... a genuinely encyclopaedic work ... Everybody interested in the subject should read it' - Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
'Superb ... you hang on to every word' - Rachel Cooke, Observer
'A seminal work: limpidly written, replete with lightly worn scholarship and unrivalled intimate knowledge' - William Boyd, New Statesman
'A masterpiece ... a major work of art history' - Wall Street Journal
'An anecdote-rich study of the geniuses and oddballs - Bacon, Freud, Hockney and more - who revived British art after the Second World War' - The Times

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