Changing Perceptions

Milestones in Twentieth-Century British Portraiture

Elizabeth Cayzer has worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, in commercial art galleries and as a private art dealer.

This book examines the extraordinary metamorphosis that has occurred in the presentation of the human face during the twentieth century. A series of essays charts the portraits which are the “Milestones” to that change, while the discussion that follows – “Changing Perceptions” – endeavours to identify its nature, its causes, and to show the manner in which the artists reveal this transformation when painting their sitters.

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-898595-29-8
Hardback Price: £25.00 / $45.00
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Paperback ISBN: 978-1-898595-30-4
Paperback Price: £16.95 / $30.00
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Page Extent / Format: 136 pp. / 284 x 194 mm
Illustrated: 2 colour and b+w portraits


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A well documented study of a number of key portraits of the century in which she weaves together the lives of representative artists and sitters into an effective narrative of twentieth-century portraiture as an art form.
Charles Saumarez Smith, Director, National Portrait Gallery

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