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Luminous/Numinous

Paul Joannides, 10 January 1983

... Certain to become the most financially successful film in the history of the cinema, the fifth great money-spinner – after Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist – by the wunderkind Steven Spielberg, a film so effectively pre-sold that distributors were fretting over revenue lost to pirate video well before the British opening, a film that had a Venice Film Festival audience cheering and received a standing ovation in London – E ...

The Raphael Question

Lawrence Gowing, 15 March 1984

Raphael 
by Roger Jones and Nicholas Penny.
Yale, 256 pp., £15.95, May 1983, 0 300 03061 4
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The Drawings of Raphael 
by Paul Joannides.
Phaidon, 271 pp., £65, July 1983, 0 7148 2282 5
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Drawings by Raphael from English Collections 
by J.A. Gere and Nicholas Turner.
British Museum, 256 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 7141 0794 8
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... Raphael is as rewarding a discovery as any in the visual arts. Thanks to Jones and Penny and to Joannides we are better-equipped for it than ever before.In addition, the Yale Press has accomplished a quite outstanding publishing achievement. All the pictures that are in any reliable condition are splendidly reproduced, often with well-chosen details and ...

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