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The Self-Portrait
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An engaging history of self-portraiture, from the earliest myths of Narcissus to the prolific self-image-making of contemporary artists

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James Hall is an art historian, lecturer and broadcaster, and is a visiting research fellow at the University of Southampton. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books, including The World as Sculpture: The Changing Status of Sculpture from the Renaissance to the Present Day and The Sinister Side: How Left-Right Symbolism Shaped Western Art.

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'Beautifully designed ... delivers original and engaging interpretations' - RA Magazine
'Fascinating, erudite and beautifully produced' - Sunday Times
'There is never a dull passage in this book: the detail is crisply imparted; the content richly arcane at times, but more usually profoundly human; the ideas come freshly coined. Hall manages to retain the intellectual high ground while writing with verve and enthusiasm.' - Frances Spalding, Guardian
'This is really good art history, intelligent, knowledgeable and fired by ideas' - World of Interiors

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