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Published: 01 September 2005

200 Pages | 9 halftones

ISBN: 9780199284832

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Designing the Life of Johnson

The Lyell Lectures in Bibliography, 2001-2

Bruce Redford

Lyell Lectures in Bibliography

What makes a biographical masterpiece? By decoding the manuscript of Boswell's Life of Johnson, this innovative study reveals the methods and the models that shaped his monumental portrait. The result is a more subtle, more vital assessment of Boswell the designer--and an enhanced awareness of biography's power to make life into art.