Warrell, Ian - Paperback / softback
Turner's sketchbooks offer perhaps the most appealing introduction to the artist. They give us a privileged look over Turner's shoulder, allowing us to witness the creation and development of ideas that can be traced through to his major paintings. In the absence of detailed written accounts of his extensive travels, the notebooks are also a record of his impressions of the many places he visited across Britain and Europe. This book concentrates on the sketchbooks as objects, exploring their place in Turner's creative process and his unique methods of using them.