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Terence Cuneo free pdf For well over forty years, the late Terence Cuneo (OBE) faithfully recorded the railways of Britain abroad, from the narrow gauges of South Africa to the mountain railways of India. In many ways, his work serves as a history of the railways themselves, for he was at work during a period of exceptional change: from the last years of the steam era to the dramatic impact of diesel and electric traction. His accuracy of observation was legendary- so too was his determination to capture a subject in its natural surroundings, however precarious or uncomfortable a position that required. The results of such dedication were always outstanding. Since his death, Cuneo's reputation has continued to increase in stature, with this reprint of Railway Painter of the Century - itself becoming a collectors' item - a testimony to his popularity. During the course of Cuneo's distinguished career, he was often commissioned by British Rail, and this book includes the largest selection of such commissions ever published in one collection. These, with his many paintings, show him indeed to be the preeminent railway painter of the century.

About Narisa Chakra

Narisa Chakra studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University, and gained an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Taken down to Cornwall aged ten days, she lived near Bodmin for fifteen years, and consequently has an enduring affection for the Great Western Railway, shared with Terence Cuneo. She is just old enough to remember getting soot in her eye from a 'Castle' class locomotive while steaming over the Royal Albert Bridge. A co-founder of The London Toy Museum, Narisa has published many books on art, toys and collecting, as well as cultural histories of Thailand and Southeast Asia. She has two sons, one of whom is an actor in Thailand, and she lives with her husband in London.

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Author : Narisa Chakra
Publisher : New Cavendish Books
Data Published : 01 January 1999
ISBN : 1872727794
EAN : 9781872727790
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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