Wheelers Books
A Month in Siena

A Month in Siena (Hardback)

By Matar, Hisham

  • RRP: $30.00
  • $22.50
  • Save $7.50
  • In Stock At Publisher

Shortly after completing his searing work of non-fiction, The Return, Hisham Matar set off for Siena, a city he had never visited before. His plan was to see the paintings of the Sienese school, to immerse himself in the work of artists he admired perhaps above all others. This m...onth in Siena would be an extraordinary period in the life of this writer: an immersion in art, a consideration of grief and violence, an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. Hisham Matar's short book is the story of how art can console and disturb in equal measure. It is a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.
Read more

ISBN 9780241409503
Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
104 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780241409503
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Released 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Matar, Hisham
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1400 To C 1600
Renaissance art
Biography & Autobiography
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 914.5581049312
Weight 350g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art and society, Art - Italy - Siena, Siena Italy - Social life and customs
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade