James Hamilton

James Hamilton is the author of the biographies Turner – A Life (Hodder and Stoughton, 1997; US, Random House, 2002), Faraday – The Life (HarperCollins, 2002; US, Random House, 2004) and Gainsborough – A Portrait (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017). His London Lights: The Minds that Moved that City the Shook the World 1805-51 (John Murray, 2007) explored the social background of art and science in the nineteenth century, and his A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth Century Britain (Atlantic Books, 2014) traced the intricacies of the art market and the inter-relationships therein. He has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth century art, and has a particular interest in artists whose work crosses the boundaries which tend to separate art, literature and science.

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Books by James Hamilton