'The Meaning of Pictures' to feature at this year's Hay Festival

Posted on 17 May 2010

One of Wales’s foremost art historians, Peter Lord, will be giving an interview at the Guardian Hay Festival 2010 on Friday, May 28, 2010. The interview will centre on Lord’s new book, ‘The Meaning of Pictures’ published by the University of Wales Press.

'The Meaning of Pictures' has already been long-listed for the Wales Book of the Year Prize and short-listed for the prestigious Berger Prize and here's your opportunity to learn more about this award winning author and his latest work.  

This publication is widely regarded as being the most comprehensive and interpretive assemblage of Welsh visual art to date. Arguably, the overriding message of the book is that art produced between the 18th and 20th century still bears relevance to the present and can be understood in a multitude of ways, depending on the person viewing it.

Simultaneously thought-provoking and aesthetically pleasing; ‘The Meaning of Pictures’ is enlivened by the breadth of Lord’s research and scholarship.

To gain a further insight into the artist’s mind and motives for creating the book, you can book your ticket for his interview by phoning the Hay Festival Box Office on 01497 822 629.

The Short List for the Wales Book of the Year 2010 will be announced on Sunday, June 6 at the Guardian Hay Festival, with the winner revealed on Wednesday, June 30, at an award ceremony in the St. David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay. The winner of the Berger Prize will be announced in July.


Editor’s Notes:

To order a copy of ‘The Meaning of Pictures’ or for more information on the University of Wales Press: www.wales.ac.uk/press

For Press and Media information please contact: Tom Barrett, Communications Officer, University of Wales: t.barrett@wales.ac.uk  02920 376991

For information about the Guardian Hay Festival please visitwww.hayfestival.com/wales/



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