London, Tate Publishing, 2011. Cm. 26x21, pp. 207, ill. 145 a col. e figg. 22 a col. n. t., br.
Catalogo della mostra tenutasi a Londra nel 2011.
This book explores the art of watercolour from its beginnings in medieval illuminated manuscripts, cartography and early botanical illustration, through the Golden Age of British watercolour and the radical experiments of the SYmbolists, right up to its rediscovery by cotemporary artist such as Tracey Ermin and Anish Kapoor today. While it includes classic works by famous names including J.M.W. Turner, William Blake, Thomas Girtin and Samuel Palmer, it also features many less familiar figures, raising questions about British art and identity as well as examining the techniques and processes involved in watercolour itself.