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Spurling, Hilary

Overview
Works: 109 works in 441 publications in 4 languages and 13,784 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History  Fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6853.M33, B
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Most widely held works about Hilary Spurling
 
Most widely held works by Hilary Spurling
Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is hard to believe today that Matisse was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat; he simply pushed on from one innovation to the next, and left the world to draw its own conclusions. Unfortunately, these were generally false and often damaging. Throughout his life and afterward people fantasized about his models and circulated baseless fabrications about his private life. Fifty years after his death, this biography shows us the painter as he saw himself. With unprecedented access to new material, Spurling documents a lifetime of desperation and self-doubt. Here for the first time is the truth about Matisse's models; but every woman who played a part in Matisse's life was remarkable in her own right, not least his beloved daughter Marguerite, whose honesty and courage surmounted all ordeals, including interrogation and torture by the Gestapo in the Second World War.--From publisher description
The unknown Matisse : a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art, youth, early maturity and life of artist Henri Matisse are examined in this biography. Includes 24 pages of color reproductions
Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earth by Hilary Spurling( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing biography of Buck, a woman whose fascinating life gave her a unique outlook on the plight of women and the suffering of China's rural poor
Ivy, the life of I. Compton-Burnett by Hilary Spurling( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams by Henri Matisse( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textiles were the key to Matisse's visual imagination. His ancestors had been weavers for generations: the textures and vibrancy of cloth were in his blood. Although Matisse was to outgrow every other influence, textiles retained their power to inspire his imagination throughout his life. His studio in Nice was a treasure house of exotic Persian carpets, delicate Arab embroideries, richly hued African wall hangings, curtains, costumes, patterned screens and backcloths. This sumptuously illustrated book, which includes over 100 works by Matisse together with numerous colourful fabrics, is the catalogue of a groundbreaking exhibition at the Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Matisse's relationship with the textiles that surrounded him from his earliest days is revealed here for the first time. Charting how the fabrics he painted from became the very fabric of his paintings, the authors examine the ways in which Matisse used what he called his "working library" of textiles to furnish, order and compose some of the twentieth century's most pioneering works of art
Paul Scott : a life of the author of the Raj quartet by Hilary Spurling( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The negative portrait of George Orwell's second wife drawn by his biographers is a travesty. Determined to set the record straight, her friend, Hilary Spurling, herself an acclaimed biographer, reveals the whole story of Sonia Orwell's sad and splendid life. - Jacket flap
Invitation to the dance : a guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Grande Thérèse : the greatest scandal of the century by Hilary Spurling( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thérèse Humbert was the "assumed illegitimate daughter of an American billioniare," but when her hoax was revealed, she spent five years at hard labor. "When she was released from prison, she vanished, and the fantastic story of her life was mostly hushed up, because it had disgraced so many wealthy and important people."--Jacket
Ivy when young; the early life of I. Compton-Burnett, 1884-1919 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of a woman's heart : the later life of Ivy Compton-Burnett : 1920-1969 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burying the bones : Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Buck, one of the bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist, was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. This biography presents a portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Buck
Madame Cézanne by Dita Amory( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Cézanne's (1839-1906) portraits of Hortense Fiquet (1850-1922), his wife and the subject of some of his most iconic portraits, rank among the most powerful of their kind in French modernism. Yet, posterity has not been kind to Madame Cézanne. She was called a distraction, blamed for her husband's "lackluster" landscapes, and disdained for her impenetrable expression in the paintings. The reality is more complex, for while Fiquet may not have been the passion of Cézanne's lifetime, she was a willing accomplice, as model, mother of his only son, and unwavering partner against all odds. Madame Cézanne examines this unique relationship within the context of Cézanne as a painter, draftsman, and portraitist, and sheds light on the personal relationship between artist and muse. Featuring all 28 of Cézanne's oil portraits of Fiquet and most of the known drawings, Madame Cézanne both corrects, with insight and compassion, the long-held misconceptions about the Cézannes' unconventional marriage, and shows how Cézanne's portraits of his wife provide a lens through which to better understand his overall technique"--Publisher's website
Paul Scott : a life by Hilary Spurling( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook to Anthony Powell's Music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elinor Fettiplace's receipt book : Elizabethan country house cooking by Hilary Spurling( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic in the history of English cooking, and an extraordinarily intimate glimpse into the fabric of everyday Elizabethan life
The Raj quartet by Paul Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Buck in China : [journey to The good earth] by Hilary Spurling( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Pearl Buck, the now-forgotten bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist and author of The Good Earth
Ann Stokes : artists' potter by Ann Stokes( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Raj quartet : by Paul Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
Alternative Names
Hilary Spurling biographe

Hilary Spurling britische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin und Biographin

Hilary Spurling British writer, journalist and biographer, 2005 Whitbread Book Awards winner, 1967 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize winner

Hilary Spurling Brits journaliste

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Languages
English (260)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

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The unknown Matisse : a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earthMatisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreamsThe girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia OrwellInvitation to the dance : a guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the music of timeLa Grande Thérèse : the greatest scandal of the centuryBurying the bones : Pearl Buck in ChinaThe Raj quartet