Author(s): Norbert Lynton
William Scott, born in 1913, first came to the publics attention when he participated in the Arts Councils exhibition at the 1951 Festival of Britain. His work ranges from abstract paintings to ever-richer still lifes with multiple levels of paint, and multiple levels of meaning. This sumptuous volume, the definitive book on Scott and his art, includes work from all periods, most of which is reproduced in full colour.
Norbert Lynton is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Sussex.
Prologue by John Russell; Foreword by James and Robert Scott; Preface by Norbert Lynton; 1. To 1945: Becoming a Painter; 2. 1945 - 1951: Starting Again; 3. 1951 - 1957: Abstraction and figuration: moments of transition; 4. 1958 - 1964: 'The abstract music of interacting colour-form'; 5. 1964 - 1968: New work in a new context; 6. 1969 and after: Condensation of sensations; 7. The drawings: exploring not explaining; 8. The man and his art; Appendices.