A History of the Royal Academy of Arts
Hardback 320pp Illustrated 258x195mm
9781903973202   Product Code: 16999
Since its foundation in 1768, the Royal Academy has been the stage on which the triumphs, tragedies, sensations and scandals of the British art world have been played out. Drawing on unrestricted access to its archives, this handsome, lavishly illustrated history charts the development, periodic crises and Machiavellian intrigues of this unique institution, interviews present-day Academicians, and profiles key figures such as Reynolds (its first president), Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, Ruskin, Stanley Spencer and Kenneth Clark.