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The third day of Christmas: The Tradition, by Peter Lord

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The third day of Christmas: The Tradition, by Peter Lord

‘A remarkable and important book’
Murdo Macdonald, Planet
Pick up your copy of Peter Lord’s The Tradition, A New History of Welsh Art for £25 between 16 and 24 December 2016 exclusively at these Parthian Christmas venues:


Carnival Bookshop 3-7 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ

Chapter Arts Centre Pop-up shop with Susie Wild CF5 1QE

Cardiff Central Library publishers Fair The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1FL

Peter Lord surveys the evolution of the visual culture of Wales from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century in this new, single-volume history. Written for everyone with an interest in the art and history of Wales, the volume illustrates some 400 landscapes and portrait paintings, prints and sculptures. The author describes both how the work emerged from its Welsh historical context and was related to the art of other cultures. Revealing the many discoveries made since its first publication of The Visual Culture of Wales series in 1998, The tradition is the only study now in print that encompasses the whole field of Welsh visual art.

It is published with the support of the National Museum of Wales, The Paul Mellon Foundation, the National Library of Wales, the Marc Fitch Fund, Swansea University and the Welsh Book Council. 

The definitive history of Welsh visual culture, for the first time contained within a single volume.

The Tradition includes 400 high-quality, full-colour reproductions of many famous and esoteric Welsh artworks, from artists such as Augustus John, Ceri Richards, Christopher Williams and many more.

Peter Lord is considered to be the greatest living scholar on Welsh visual art and culture.

Includes new and expanded material not originally featured within Lord’s Visual Culture of Wales series.