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Spurling, Hilary

Overview
Works: 142 works in 504 publications in 6 languages and 14,103 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, win
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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,891 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
Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earth by Hilary Spurling( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,673 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
The unknown Matisse : a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,571 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
Ivy, the life of I. Compton-Burnett by Hilary Spurling( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 819 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
The girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 620 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
Paul Scott : a life of the author of the Raj quartet by Hilary Spurling( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 606 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 581 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
Invitation to the dance : a guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Powell : dancing to the music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Powell (1905-2000), best known for his twelve-volume comic masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, was also the author of sixteen earlier novels, plays, and biographies, five memoirs, and three volumes of journals. He was a prolific literary critic and book reviewer
Secrets of a woman's heart : the later life of Ivy Compton-Burnett : 1920-1969 by Hilary Spurling( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Cézanne by Dita Amory( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 350 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
Burying the bones : Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Buck 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. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's father was a terrifying figure, with a maniacal zeal for religious conversion's a passion rarely shared by the local communities he targeted. He drained the family's budget for his Chinese translation of the New Testament, while his aggrieved, long-suffering wife did her utmost to create a homely environment for her children, several of whom died tragically young. Pearl Buck would eventually rise to eminence in America as a bestselling author, but in this startlingly original biography, Spurling recounts with elegance and great insight her unspeakable upbringing in a China that was virtually unknown to the West
Paul Scott : a life by Hilary Spurling( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 317 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 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 257 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 unknown Matisse : a life of Henri Matisse by Hilary Spurling( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown Matisse by Hilary Spurling( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) var en av 1900-tallets største kunstnere. Ifølge Picasso var han den som betydde mest for 1900-tallskunstens utvikling. I denne biografien om Matisse presenterer forfatteren flere hittil ukjente fakta om kunstnerens liv, den er fyldig og detaljrik. Hilary Spurling er den første utenom familien som har fått tilgang på alt av Matisses etterlatenskap. I biografien beskrives årene fra 1869-1908. Forfatteren er engelsk og utdannet ved Oxford University. Hun har vært teaterkritiker og litteraturkritiker for The Observer og Daily Telegraph. Hun fikk utmerkelsen "The Whitbread Book of the Year Award" for denne biografien. Boken er illustrert med fotos i sort-hvitt og enkelte av kunstnerens verk er gjengitt i farger. Org.tit.: The unknown Matisse, A life of Henri Matisse. Har innholdsfortegnelse og en detaljert litteraturliste
 
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Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
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Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earthThe unknown Matisse : a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreamsThe girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia OrwellLa Grande Thérèse : the greatest scandal of the centuryInvitation to the dance : a guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the music of timeBurying the bones : Pearl Buck in ChinaThe unknown Matisse : a life of Henri MatisseThe unknown Matisse
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Hilary Spurling britische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin und Biographin

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希拉里·斯珀林

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