School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts
Author(s): James Fenton
Year published: 2006
Publisher: Royal Academy
Total Pages: 319
Illustrations: Includes 270 colour illustrations
Height: 24 cm
Since its foundation in 1768 the RA has been the theatre on whose broad stage the triumphs, tragedies, sensations and scandals of British art have been enacted. School of Genius is a meticulously researched and highly illustrated portrait of those who have played a part in the institution's development from its inception to the present day. The award winning poet and critic James Fenton is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.