Harry Turner's Episodes of Personal History
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The Observer's Guide to Harry Turner's Art
[assembled by Philip Turner]

 

The Observer's Guide to Harry Turner's Art, compiled by Philip H. Turner

This volume contains "as complete a catalogue as possible of Harry Turner's paintings & larger drawings & designs". It covers a span from the late 1930s to the end of the 1970s, when failing vision forced the artist to abandon painting.
   The collection begins with "conventional" pictures associated with the artist's interest in science fiction, accounts of his time in India with the RAF and post-war representational paintings. There is a move to abstract art in the 1960s and works inspired by business charts and Harry Turner's Open University courses in mathematics.
   Paradoxical figures appear at the end of the Sixties and while explorations of colour and mathematical themes continue into the 1970s, impossible objects and Harry Turner's own "Triads" arrive in this decade.
   The book contains the works shown on the catalogue pages on the History page above.

Description : Images of paintings made with gouache, oils and acrylics, and ink on scraperboard drawings, 64 pages, single-sided printing, 5.75" x 8.25" (146 x 210 mm)
Paperback/perfect binding, published by Farrago Books, 2011
The Observer's Guide to Harry Turner's Art, compiled by Philip H. Turner

This is a revised, distribution edition with expanded content and higher quality pictures of the paintings and computer- graphic recreations of planned works.
 

Description : Images of paintings made with gouache, oils and acrylics, and ink on scraperboard drawings, 44 pages, double-sided printing, 6.625" x 10.25" (168 x 260 mm)
Paperback/perfect binding, published by Farrago Books, 2012

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