William Beckford 1760-1844 : an eye for the magnificent.
New Haven and London, Yale University Press for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts 2001.
Large 4to. 448pp, hundreds of photo ills, mostly colour. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper.
A massive and very handsomely printed study of Beckford, now out of print, concentrating on his European travels and his roles as a collector and patron of art and architecture, issued to accompany an exhibition held successively in New York and at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2001-2. It included scholarly essays by Megan Aldrich, Oliver Impey, Malcolm Jack, Timothy Mowl, Michael Snodin, David Watkin and others, and made a very significant contribution to Beckford studies on all fronts. Millington pp 243-5.