The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary: Mallalieu, Peter
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The Artists of the Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary

Author(s): Mallalieu, Peter

Copyright: 2011, UK
Specifications: New ed w/ Addendum, oblong 8vo, pp.xii, 240, color frontis, 86 color & 9 bw illus, appendices, blue cloth
Condition: dj & cloth new

Since its foundation in 1857, there have always been members of the Alpine Club who have carried sketch-books into the mountains, keeping a record of their endeavours and the peaks they had climbed. Descriptions of these artists form the principal part of the text of this Dictionary, together with many illustrations of their work.

In 1895, the Alpine Club's move to Savile Row, with its generous accommodation, enabled exhibitions of scale and scope to be held and the beginnings of a collection to form. In 1991, the move was made to the present premises at Charlotte Road. Throughout these many changes the Club's collection has grown, almost exclusively by virtue of gifts from members, families and friends.

In recent years, the exhibition tradition has continued. As well as displays from permanent collection, including works by John Ruskin, ET Compton and TH Somervell, there have been individual shows by modern artists such as Julian Cooper, Jim Curran and John Dugger, and even group exhibitions of conceptual art. Members have been offered a changing and varied diet which is reflected in the pages of this book. This is the second edition which now includes an Addendum showing new material added to the collection. This edition, compiled and written by Peter Mallalieu, Keeper of Pictures at the Alpine Club, shows over 150 mainly full-page, full-colour drawings and paintings, with accompanying descriptions and background to the 114 artists represented.

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