(Norfolk, England): Black Dog Books, (1999),
Second edition. octavo, wrappers. xii, 292pp. Black Dog Books, Very fine copy. Item #12207
This is an essential work for anyone interested in Bloomsbury. It fills many of the gaps in Virginia Woolf's biography of Roger Fry and weaves together the story of his life with an illuminating account of the development of his art and ideas. Frances Spalding successfully brings alive the fertile, generous and energetic nature of this highly influential critic, painter and entrepreneur, whose creativity spilled over into every aspect of his career. As her tale unfolds, the author makes wonderfully vivid Fry's strong faith in the vital relationship between art and life.