"A veritable multiverse of odd scribblings, encompassing forgotten British filmmakers, cartoons and comic strips, rigorous French theorists, the occult, street art, and internationally renowned photographers, presented in playful essays that are at-once compulsively readable and formally sophisticated." Kevin Flanagan in the Introduction.
A genial, witty, and touching journey through the endlessly evocative art of Carpaccio. Saluting the painter whose pictures remain some of the most enchanting ever made of Venice, Jan Morris makes her own last journey to a city she has written about like no other.
Based on original documents never before discussed, this account of the disastrous marriage of Effie Gray and John Ruskin overturns the myths that have grown up around the most notorious annulment of the Victorian period.