The story of Scottish Art by Lachlan Goudie (signed paperback)

Thames and Hudson
Lachlan Goudie
Page count:
384 printed pages
180 colour
Item Size:
24.6 x 18.6 cm

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Signed by the author this landmark publication celebrating over 5,000 years of creativity, The Story of Scottish Art explores Scotland’s cultural identity and artistic output through the ages featuring 180 colour illustrations. The front cover of this title features the artwork Dancers at the Moulin Rouge by Arthur Melville from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.

This is the fascinating story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5,000 years, from the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow’s position as a centre of artistic innovation today. BBC TV broadcaster and artist Lachlan Goudie passionately narrates the joys and struggles of artists striving to fulfil their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art.

The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with diverse works from Scotland’s long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork, Renaissance palaces and chapels, paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie, the Glasgow Boys, and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by pop art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Through Scotland’s remarkable artistic history, Goudie tells the story of a small country with an extraordinary creative output that influenced significant global movements, such as art nouveau and pop art, while constantly redefining its own practices.

Lachlan Goudie is an artist. He grew up in Glasgow and is the son of the Scottish painter Alexander Goudie. After studying English at Christ’s College Cambridge he completed a degree in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, London.

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