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The Self-Portrait

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Prelude: Self-Portraiture in Antiquity * 1. Medieval Origins * 2. A Craze for Mirrors * 3. The Artist in Society * 4. The Renaissance Artist as Hero * 5. Mock- Heroic Self-Portraits * 6. The Artist's Studio * 7. At the Crossroads * 8. Coming Home: Into the Nineteenth Century * 9. Sex and Genius * 10. Beyond the Face: Modern and Contemporary Self-Portraits

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A many-faceted history of self-portraiture, telling the history of the artworks that offer the deepest insights into an artist's personal, psychological and creative world

About the Author

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.


'There is never a dull passage in this book ... Hall manages to retain the intellectual high ground while writing with verve and enthusiasm ' - Frances Spalding, Guardian 'Spirited ... the book's readability and the depth of research give it an engaging pace that makes it especially refreshing' - The Art Newspaper 'Stimulating ... Hall writes with energetic freshness ... a highly engaged book that raises many questions about this intriguing and still-active genre. It deserves to be widely read' - Literary Review 'Enthralling ... Scattering insights on all sides, Hall's narrative advances through the centuries with masterly vigour' - Observer 'Fascinating, erudite and beautifully produced' - Sunday Times 'Wide-ranging, richly researched and evocatively illustrated ... It is as varied, revelatory and idiosyncratic as the genre which it takes as its subject' - The Times

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