Portraits Destroyed: Power Ego and History's Vandals


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Portraits have power. For centuries the tool of queens, emperors, statesmen and dictators, they offer the ultimate in image control. And, identified as portraits are with their subjects, their destruction remains a shocking act – whether committed for reasons of vanity, legacy, ethics, race, or even as part of the creative process. 

Author: Julie Cotter
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: August 2019
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 15.9 x 23.9 cm

AGSA Book Club - June 2020