Private View. The Lively World of British Art

Bryan Robertson, John Russell and Lord Snowdon.

Thomas Nelson. London. 1965. First edition. Hardback; oatmeal cloth-bound boards, dust jacket, black slipcase 298 pages. 101 colour and 267 b&w illustrations. English. 340 x 275mm. 2.4kg. . Near fine, in very good dust jacket; short tear at head of spine and one at base, laminate beginning to lift along spine, the dust jacket in a lot better condition than normally found; internally clean with no inscriptions; slipcase has some wear but has protected the book well.

An exploration of the London art scene in the 1960s, with photographs by Lord Snowdon. Private View was a comprehensive effort by Bryan Robertson, John Russell and Lord Snowdon to promote the contemporary London art world. The book examines the current painters and sculptors (Moore, Hepworth, Bacon, Sutherland, Hockney, et al), the dealers, the critics, the connoisseurs, the schools and the teachers. Snowdon's photographs provide an important record of all the key players.