Francis Bacon. Incunabula

Martin Harrison

Thames & Hudson, Londen, 2008


This book presents many of the ‘working documents’ about which Bacon was entirely secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process. Culled from thousands of pieces of original material found in his studio, including newspapers, magazines, books and photographs, these items have each been exhaustively and minutely researched, providing for the first time comprehensive details of the artist’s sources.
Nearly all previously unseen, these visually thrilling documents demonstrate Bacon’s unerring eye for seeking out visual stimulation in the most unexpected places. His paintings emerged from a dialogue between great art of the past, photographic imagery of the present and early cinema.

This unique selection of material – thoroughly researched, meticulously documented and compellingly presented – will provide an invaluable insight into both the artist’s work and working methods.

ISBN: 978-0500093443

224 pages, illustrated in colour and b/w throughout, 24 × 30 cm, hardcover, English