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Anthony Blunt

His Lives

by Miranda Carter

  • 342 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Pan Books in London, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Espionage & secret services,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages608
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9576674M
    ISBN 100330367668
    ISBN 109780330367660

    Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. GUIDE TO BAROQUE ROME (ICON EDITIONS) By Anthony Blunt - Hardcover.   Times Literary Supplement This full-length study by a very eminent British art historian is a valuable aid for readers interested in an up-to-date and very thorough analysis of everything Borromini did. New York Times Book Review Anthony Blunt reveals his great powers as an architectural historian/5(30).

      Somewhat surprisingly, then, while reading the final third of this book, one grows sorry for the increasingly kind and sensitive Anthony Blunt, for .   Anthony Blunt, in full Anthony Frederick Blunt, also called (–79) Sir Anthony Blunt, (born Sept. 26, , Bournemouth, Hampshire, Eng.—died Ma , London), British art historian who late in his life was revealed to have been a Soviet spy.. While a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in the s Blunt became a member of a circle of disaffected .

      'The Crown' offers a glimpse of Anthony Blunt, the real-life art curator for Buckingham Palace found to be a Russian Spy in Incredibly, he stayed on for eight more years. Here's why. Anthony Blunt was the son of a vicar, an Evangelical Anglican who was in charge of the British Embassy church in Paris during the First World War, and of a shy, virtuous, dominant mother.


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Anthony Blunt by Miranda Carter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Anthony Blunt () deserves a longish footnote in the history of modern Britain. Son of a low-Church clergyman, educated in a British "public" (i.e. private) school, he rose to the very heights of British academia, as an art historian, apparently mainly by dint of high intelligence, talent, and hard work/5(25).

In Anthony Blunt: His Lives, Miranda Carter shows how one man lived out opposing trends of his century—first as a rebel against his class, then as its epitome—and yet embodied a deeper paradox. In the s, Blunt was a member of the Bloomsbury circle; in the s he was a left-wing intellectual; in the 50s and 60s he became a camouflaged Cited by:   Anthony Blunt: His Lives.

Miranda Carter. pp, Macmillan, £ Miranda Carter has brought a steely dispassion - worthy of her subject's own mask - to the story of the art historian, courtier Author: Hywel Williams. Ina eminent British art historian, Anthony Blunt, was exposed as a former spy for Russia.

Many books recount Blunt's espionage, but British journalist Miranda Carter has written a complete biography.

Fans of Bloomsbury will find new insights, and the author devotes half the book to Blunt's art by:   Really, really good book about Anthony Blunt Englishman who was spy for the Russians, a homosexual at the time when that was a crime, a world-famous art historian and knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

This book was incredibly well researched and at pages, a wee bit of a slog but a brilliant picture of such a complex and inexplicable man.4/5. Then, incame the publication of Andrew Boyle's book The Climate of Treason, which as good as named Blunt as the fourth man, and Mrs Thatcher's consequent parliamentary announcement, through Author: Guardian Staff.

Anthony Blunt () deserves a longish footnote in the history of modern Britain. Son of a low-Church clergyman, educated in a British "public" (i.e. private) school, he rose to the very heights of British academia, as an art historian, apparently mainly by dint of high intelligence, talent, and hard work.4/5(43).

Looking for books by Anthony Blunt. See all books authored by Anthony Blunt, including Borromini, and Artistic Theory In Italy,and more on New York Times Book Review. Anthony Blunt reveals his great powers as an architectural historian. His prose is remarkably lucid and concise, even plain, yet extremely evocative.

Art in America - Edmund Leites. Anthony Blunt excites expectation whenever he publishes Price: $ Author: Anthony Blunt,Richard Beresford; Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: Category: Architecture Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France were an epoch of spectacular artistic activity, exemplified by the chateaux of the Loire valley, the palace of Versailles, the paintings of Poussin and Claude, and.

Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September – 26 March ), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from towas a leading British art historian who inafter being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.

Blunt had been a member of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies working for the Soviet Union from some time in the. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Anthony Blunt books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.

Sir Anthony Blunt was a spy in the Queen’s household, and, yes, the story is true. The Crown Season 3 starts with Queen Elizabeth II’s Nationality: British. Anthony Blunt—formerly Sir Anthony Blunt—was a vicar's son who grew up to become a world-renowned art historian, a not-so-secret homosexual and a top-secret Soviet agent who betrayed his country for no immediately apparent reason.

(He converted to Marxism in the '30s, but his Soviet handlers were struck by his lack of interest in politics.)Pages:   Known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from towas a leading British art historian who inafter being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.

A closely held secret for many years, his status was revealed publicly by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Novemberand he was stripped of his /5.

Here is the first book in English to survey the whole work of the master. The author, former Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, is known internationally for his many works on French and Italian architecture and painting. In this lucid and fully illustrated account, Anthony Blunt charts Borromini’s career and analyzes and assesses.

Philibert de l'Orme Volume 1 of Studies in architecture, v. 1 Coll. Histoire de l'art Volume 1 of Zwemmer Studies in Architecture: Author: Anthony Blunt: Publisher: Zwemmer, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Read a review of Anthony Blunt: His Lives. The first full biography of the most notorious British spy of the 20th century. For decades a leading light of English high society and the international art world, Sir Anthony Blunt became an object of widespread hatred when, inMargaret Thatcher exposed him as a Soviet agent.

Find a Grave, database and images (: accessed), memorial page for Anthony Blunt (26 Sep –26 Mar ), Find a Grave Memorial no.citing Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A : Putney Vale Cemetery and.

Anthony Blunt was born the youngest son of a vicar, the Reverend Arthur Stanley Vaughan Blunt, in Bournemouth, Hampshire. He was a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Educated at Marlborough College, Blunt was a contemporary of John Betjeman and British historian, John Edward Bowle.

Bowle remembered Blunt from his school days, describing him as. Explore books by Anthony Blunt with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £  The Queen stripped Anthony Blunt of his knighthood immediately after the news broke, and though he remained in London, Blunt lived as a recluse until he died of a heart attack in at age Author: Lauren Kranc.This book seeks to broaden the comprehension of the student of Italian Renaissance painting by concentrating not on the works of art themselves, but on the various artistic theories which influenced them or were expressed by them.

Taking Alberti's treatises as his starting-point, Anthony Blunt traces the development of artistic theory from Humanism to Mannerism.