Francis Bacon. A Terrible Beauty

out of print

Barbara Dawson, Martin Harrison (Eds.)

Steidl, Göttingen, 2010


out of print

The focus of Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty is on new material from the archive exhibited for the first time. This material illuminates the methods and motives behind the work of one of the principal artists of the 20th century and offers us a new understanding of Bacon’s work and artistic practice.

The archive provides a lexicon for the interpretation of Francis Bacon’s paintings and no future scholarship is valid without consulting this great resource. Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty provides a unique opportunity to reappraise the artist’s oeuvre through the selected paintings supported by previously unseen material from the archive.

ISBN: 9783869300276

224 pages, numerous illustrations, 17 cm x 24 cm, paperback, English