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Published by Oleander Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Painters -- Anecdotes.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] William Beckford.
    SeriesOleander language and literature ;, [6]
    ContributionsWard, Philip, 1938-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsND1155 .B42 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[17], 158 p. :
    Number of Pages158
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4603118M
    ISBN 100900891130
    LC Control Number77366203

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Uploaded by stationcebu on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Chapter 3 argues that Beckford's Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () should be regarded as an idiosyncratic response to the connoisseurial discourse elaborated in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Beckford's knowledge of art and art theory, combined with his talents as a satirical novelist, produced a work which was not only funny but also. Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () Beckford's first published book - Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () - is a satire.

In five biographical sketches of varying length, painters and artists as well as schools of painterly taste, are explored through means of fictitious and historical characters and places.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford; 10 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Anecdotes, Painters, Art, Painting, Accessible book, Anecdotes, facetiae, satire.

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and also published Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), a literary prank burlesquing serious biographical encyclopaedias. Towards the end of his life he published collected travel letters, under the title Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha (), the memoir of a trip made in Born: 1 OctoberSoho Square, London, England.

[1] The Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () is the first work by William Beckford, author of famous novels like 1780 book ().

It is a hilarious mockery of the world of art collecting, and of the taste of collectors (who often paid real daubs as if they were masterpieces), merchants, scholars and, finally, of the credulity of the public.

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Chapter 2 and the following one focus on two biographical compendia: Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (–80) and Beckford's satirical Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (). Horace Walpole's Anecdotes is usually considered the first comprehensive biographical history of the arts in England.

The work consists of five imaginary memoirs by William Beckford, entitled, 'Aldrovandus Magnus', 'Andrew Guelph, And Og of Basan, Disciples of Aldrovandus Magnus', 'Sucrewasser of Vienna', 'Blunderbussiana' and 'Watersouchy'.

These painters are described as living in Europe at periods between the late 15th and late 17th centuries. His first work, Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () was a slight, sarcastic jeu d'esprit.

In he wrote in French his oriental romance, The History of the Caliph Vatheck, which appeared in English, translated by the Rev. Samuel Henley, in and has taken its place as one of the finest productions of luxuriant :   The book's second section, "Series of Lives," provides in-depth studies of two influential collections of artists' lives: Horace Walpole's biographical and antiquarian Anecdotes of Painting in England () and William Beckford's satirical Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), a work that parodied conventional artists.

Junod next turns to William Beckford's Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), an important text that has not received anything near its scholarly due. Beckford's book is a satire of the Vasarian biographical tradition, purporting as it does to tell the lives of imaginary painters in hilarious, often bizarre narratives.

Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (fictional memoirs) Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents (travel sketches) ∗Vathek (novel) Modern Novel Writing; or, The Elegant Enthusiast, and Interesting Emotions of Arabella Bloomville [as Lady Harriet Marlow] (novel) Azemia [as Jacquetta Agenta Mariana Jenks] (novel)   Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters New edition of William Beckford's first published work, ofwith introduction by Robert J.

Gemmett, and annotations, illustrations and a : Writing the Lives of Painters explores the development of artists' biographies in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.

During this period artists gradually distanced themselves from artisans and began to be recognised for their imaginative and intellectual skills. From Walpole's erudite Anecdotes Junod turns to William Beckford's loopy Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters ().

Though this slim volume of imaginary artists' lives appeared when Beckford was still a teenager, Junod makes a spirited case for taking it seriously.

His first work, Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters () was a slight, sarcastic jeu d’esprit. In he wrote in French his oriental romance, The History of the Caliph Vathek, which appeared in English, translated by the Rev.

Samuel Henley, in and has taken its place as one of the finest productions of luxuriant imagination. Author of Vathek, Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents, Life at Fonthill,The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill, Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters, The History of Caliph Vathek, The episodes of Vathek, Italy.

His other principal writings are Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), a satirical work, and Letters from Italy with Sketches of Spain and Portugal (), full of brilliant descriptions of scenes and manners.

B.'s fame, however, rests nearly as much upon his eccentric extravagances as a builder and collector as upon his literary efforts. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. William Beckford (Beckford, William, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.

Beckford, William, Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents, in a Series of Letters From Various Parts of Europe (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML) Beckford, William, The Episodes of.

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Gemmett, and annotations, illustrations and a : Argot Press. William Thomas Beckford (October 1, – May 2,) was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician. He was born in the London home of the family at 22 Soho Square [1].

At the age of ten, William Beckford the younger inherited from his father former Lord Mayor of London William Beckford a large fortune consisting of £1 million in cash, land at Fonthill in. and also published Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), a literary prank burlesquing serious biographical encyclopaedias.

Towards the end of his life he published collected travel letters, under the title Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha (), the memoir of a trip made in Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters, by William Beckford, new edition with introduction and notes by Robert J.

Gemmett. William Beckford () a fabulously wealthy and extravagant dilettante figure, is remembered for his strange oriental Gothic novel, Vathek, and for his architectural follies, Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire and Beckford’s Tower in Bath.

Beckford authored several literary works; Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (), the Gothic novel Vathek () and Letters from Italy with Sketches of Spain and Portugal (). On 5 May Beckford married Lady Margaret Gordon, a daughter of the fourth Earl of Aboyne.

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