The Resource Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain, Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell

Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain, Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell

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Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain
Title
Alan Sorrell
Title remainder
the man who created Roman Britain
Statement of responsibility
Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell
Title variation
Man who created Roman Britain
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Sorrell's archaeological reconstruction drawings and paintings remain some of the best, most accurate and most accomplished paintings of their genre that continue to inform our understanding and appreciation of historic buildings and monuments in Europe, the Near East and throughout the UK. His famously stormy and smoky townscapes, especially those of Roman Britain, were based on meticulous attention to detail borne of detailed research in collaboration with archaeologists such as Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Sir Cyril Fox and Sir Barry Cunliffe, who excavated and recorded his subjects of interest. Many of his reconstructions were commissioned to accompany visitor information and guidebooks at historic sites and monuments where they continue to be displayed. But archaeological subjects were not his only interest. His output was prodigious: he painted murals, portraits, imaginative and romantic scenes and was an accomplished war artist, serving in the RAF in World War II. In this affectionate but objective account, Sorrell's children, both also artists, present a brief pictorial biography followed by more detailed descriptions of the genesis, research and production of illustrations that demonstrate the artist's integrity and vision, based largely on family archives and illustrated throughout with Sorrell's own works. So influential were Sorrell's images of Roman towns such as London, Colchester, Wroxeter, St Albans and Bath, buildings such as the Heathrow temple and the forts of Hadrian's Wall, that he became known as "the man who invented Roman Britain"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Sorrell, Julia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND497.S73155
LC item number
S67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sorrell, Mark
  • Sorrell, Alan
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Sorrell, Alan
  • Sorrell, Alan
  • Archaeological illustration
  • Painters
  • Illustrators
  • Romans in art
  • Great Britain
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Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain, Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Alan Sorrell: a brief biography / Julia Sorrell. Introduction ; Early life and art ; The British School at Rome 1928-1930 ; England 1930-1939 ; World War II ; The post-war years -- Part Two. A life determined / Mark Sorrell. Portrait of my father ; Beginnings and the National Museum of Wales ; Jarlshof, Shetland: a work in progress ; Years of achievement
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unknown
Edition
Paperback Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785707414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976250792
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15248824
Label
Alan Sorrell : the man who created Roman Britain, Julia Sorrell and Mark Sorrell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Alan Sorrell: a brief biography / Julia Sorrell. Introduction ; Early life and art ; The British School at Rome 1928-1930 ; England 1930-1939 ; World War II ; The post-war years -- Part Two. A life determined / Mark Sorrell. Portrait of my father ; Beginnings and the National Museum of Wales ; Jarlshof, Shetland: a work in progress ; Years of achievement
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785707414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976250792
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15248824

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