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Book competition

4 November 2016

This week’s competition prize is Kenneth Clark Life, Art and Civilisation by James Stourton, published by William Collins (£30). Click here for your chance to win.

The astonishing life of Kenneth Clark – the greatest British art historian of his time. As writer and presenter of the 13-part TV series Civilisation he was responsible for the greatest syntheses of art, music, literature and thought ever made – ‘a contribution to civilisation itself’. From his time as Bernard Berenson’s protégé at I Tatti in Florence to being the Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean aged 27, and the youngest-ever director of the National Gallery at 30, Clark displayed precocious genius. Drawing on previously unseen archives, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the complicated private man who wielded enormous influence on all aspects of the arts.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 18 November.

Which art historian did Clark address as ‘my dear BB’?

This competition closes at midday on 18 November.

For our last competition prize we offered War Map: Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900–1950 by Philip Curtis & Jakob Søndergård Pedersen, published by Sifton, Praed & Co. Publishing (£35)

The Map House appears as a setting in the short story ‘Monte Verità’ (1952). Who was the author?

Answer: Daphne du Maurier

Congratulations to the winner, Joseph Vesey-Byrne.