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Edward Lucie-Smith papers


Edward Lucie-Smith papers
Lucie-Smith, Edward
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5.75 linear feet
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Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Edward Lucie-Smith (b. 1933) is a critic, poet, free-lance journalist, and editor. He was a partner in Turret Books, a small private press in London. His most important publications are Towards Silence, Thinking About Art, Movements in Art Since 1945, Concise History of French Painting: From 1930 to the Present, World of the Makers: Today's Master Craftsmen and Women, and Art in Britain, 1969-70. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, essays, articles, and poetry broadsides representing the literary and business interests and production of Lucie-Smith. Significant correspondents represented in the collection include Turret Books, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Peter Quennell, Adrian Henri, and the Arts Council of Great Britain.

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