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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art Paperback – 1 May 2015

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE; 1 edition (1 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022410201X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224102018
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.7 x 22.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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"[A] beautifully produced and judiciously illustrated collection." (Keith Miller, 4 stars Daily Telegraph)

"I became entirely mesmerised by Barnes’ prose… Keeping an Eye Open is a rich and thoughtful book that should not be rushed. These essays are too full of chiaroscuro, their flashes of illumination too fascinating, their connections too interesting for a cursory reading." (Roma Tearne Independent)

"It’s a readable, riveting, informed work with sharp, marvelous anecdotes and observations. In this beautifully illustrated book you’re in great company. Barnes is a sane and steady guide… Wonderful stuff." (Niall McMonagle Irish Independent)

"Extremely rewarding, informative, attentive, thoughtful, entertaining essays." (David Sexton Evening Standard)

"This is an erudite, entertaining and highly personal collection of essays from the Booker Prize-winning novelist." (Sebastian Shakespeare Tatler)

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A collection of essays on art by one of Britain's most brilliant writers.

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