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Angus Trumble details the process behind his “Year in Retrospect” columns

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Esopus 6 (Spring 2006)
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Angus Trumble: Chronologer

By Angus Trumble

For our “Process” special issue, regular contributor Angus Trumble, whose “Year in Retrospect” columns close each issue, explains (with his usual attention to detail) how he goes about researching and writing them.

Angus Trumble is Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Formerly the Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, Trumble has written several books, including A Brief History of the Smile (Basic Books, 2004), and The Finger: A Handbook (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010).