The Tudor and Stuart Monarchy: Pageantry, Painting, Iconography

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Boydell Press, 1998 - Art - 245 pages
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(RS blurb) This third volume of The Tudor and Stuart Monarchycompletes the publication of the papers and essays on the period written by Sir Roy Strong, one of the most distinguished scholars in the art and history of the Tudor court. Over the past thirty years he has written a stream of papers and articles which have pioneered new areas of research into the age on topics ranging from portraiture to iconography, from gardens to pageantry. This, the final volume, includes his seminal study of the imagery of the Caroline court as well as his full study of the Jacobean painter William Larkin, besides others which touch upon aspects of early Stuart diplomacy, Inigo Jones, the royal jewels and the history of dress. Each has been reprinted verbatim but each also has a preface in which attention is drawn to all that has been written since, thus enabling the reader to be brought fully up to date. This volume also includes an index to the complete work. Sir ROY STRONG was Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from 1974 to 1987, and Director of the National Portrait Gallery from1967 to 1973.

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About the author (1998)

Sir Roy Strong is a well known historian and garden writer, lecturer, columnist, critic and regular contributor to both radio and television. He was director of England's National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987. He is also an enthusiastic gardener who has designed gardens for Elton John and Gianni Versace and contributed designs to the Prince of Wales's garden at Highgrove. His many books include "Creating Small Gardens," "Creating Small Formal Gardens," "The Artist and the Garden," "Royal Gardens" and "Garden Party,"

What the critics said about "Garden Party" by Roy Strong

"His persona on the page is as large as life. This collection of witty stories about gardens and gardening amounts to the sort of conversation most people would love to join in."
-- "BBC Gardeners'World"

"Sir Roy writes with candour in a style that is intimate and accessible, and his ideas are imbued with energy and erudition."
-- "Times Literary Supplement

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