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The Resource The surreal life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead

The surreal life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead

Label
The surreal life of Leonora Carrington
Title
The surreal life of Leonora Carrington
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Moorhead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, who had disappeared many decades earlier, was now a famous artist in Mexico. Although rarely spoken of in her own family (regarded as a black sheep, a wild child; someone they were better off without), Leonora Carrington had become a national treasure in Mexico while her paintings are fetching ever-higher prices at auction today. Intrigued by her story, Joanna set off to Mexico City to find her lost relation. Later she was to return to Mexico ten times more between then and Leonora's death in 2011, sometimes staying for months at a time and subsequently travelling around Britain and through Europe in search of the loose ends of her tale
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moorhead, Joanna
Dewey number
  • 759.2
  • 759.2
  • 759.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carrington, Leonora
  • Women painters
  • Women painters
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Biography
Label
The surreal life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349008776
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008776
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The surreal life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349008776
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008776
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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