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17th June, 2013

Susie Harries: Containing Multitudes – Writing About Pevsner The pleasures and perils of primary sources

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17th June, 2013
The Screening Room, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Creative talks for arts professionals

How does good art history get written? Curators, critics, academics, gallerists, broadcasters, artists and creative practitioners across many fields all work with language and the craft of writing to deliver concise, rich, provocative and award-winning texts about art.

The Art of Writing is a series of talks bringing eminent art writers to diverse audiences. It provides a new platform for bold discussion, fresh insights, tricks of the trade, and intelligent reflections on the interface between writing and art. It is hosted by The Culture Capital Exchange and organised by the Association of Art Historians, which promotes the professional practice and public understanding of art history.

Susie Harries
Containing Multitudes: Writing About Pevsner
The pleasures and perils of primary sources

Monday 17th June 2013
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm followed by drinks

Susie Harries read classics and classical philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge and St. Anne’s College, Oxford. She has written or co-authored eight books, concentrating on 20th-century arts and military history. She has also written for the Independent and reviewed books on the arts for the Times Literary Supplement. Her most recent book was Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life (Chatto, 2011), based on exclusive access to his diaries and personal correspondence, as well as the professional archive and the working papers for his colossal series The Buildings of England. It won the Wolfson Prize for History in 2012.

The Art of Writing is convened by Christina Bradstreet (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) and Ayla Lepine (Yale University).

Click here for the other TCCE event hosted in this series: Adrian Rifkin
Art Writing, or the perfect dis-union of word and image

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