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Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9780385351164
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 496
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The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life. Kenneth Clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation, established him as a globally admired figure. Clark was prescient in making this series: the upheavals of the century, the Cold War among others, convinced him of the power of barbarism and the fragility of culture. He would burnish his image with two memoirs that artfully omitted the more complicated details of his life. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unseen archive, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the private man behind the figure who effortlessly dominated the art world for more than half a century: his privileged upbringing, his interest in art history beginning at Oxford, his remarkable early successes. At 27 he was keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean in Oxford and at 29, the youngest director of The National Gallery. During the war he arranged for its entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales and organized packed concerts of classical music at the Gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners during the bombing. WWII helped shape his belief that art should be brought to the widest audience, a social and moral position that would inform the rest of his career. Television became a means for this message when he was appointed the first chairman of the Independent Television Authority. Stourton reveals the tortuous state of his marriage during and after the war, his wife's alcoholism, and the aspects of his own nature that he worked to keep hidden. A superb work of biography, Kenneth Clark is a revelation of its remarkable subject.

Kenneth Clark Life Art and Civilisation

Kenneth Clark  Life  Art and Civilisation Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9780007493432
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 496
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Landscape Into Art

Landscape Into Art Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9781406728248
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 272
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author Chris Stephens
ISBN-10 1849762600
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 160
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Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series ' Civilisation'. After a period of neglect, there is now considerable interest in Clark among academics, publishers and broadcasters. As well as providing new research and information on Clark, the book is a significant intervention into histories of modern British art.0Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (19.5.-10.8.2014).


Civilisation Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9781473616721
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 272
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Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation. The author takes us from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he sketches an extraordinary cast of characters -- the men and women who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and of ourselves. He also highlights the works of genius they produced -- in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, and in science and engineering, from Raphael's School of Athens to the bridges of Brunel.

Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark Author Meryle Secrest
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4451764
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 310
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Kenneth Clark has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kenneth Clark also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kenneth Clark book for free.

My Dear BB

My Dear BB      Author Robert Cumming
ISBN-10 9780300216066
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 584
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In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) and the legendary art critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865–1959) met in Italy. From that moment, they began a correspondence that lasted until Berenson’s death at age 94. This book makes available, for the first time, the complete correspondence between two of the most influential figures in the 20th-century art world, and gives a new and unique insight into their lives and motivations. The letters are arranged into ten chronological sections, each accompanied by biographical details and providing the context for the events and personalities referred to. They were both talented letter writers: informative, spontaneous, humorous, gossipy, and in their frequent letters they exchanged news and views about art and politics, friends and family life, collectors, connoisseurship, discoveries, books read and written, and travel. Berenson advised Clark on his blossoming career, warning against the museum and commercial art worlds while encouraging his promise as a writer and interpreter of the arts. Above all, these letters trace the development of a deep and intimate friendship.

British Embassies

British Embassies Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 9781781012437
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 352
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A unique and glamorous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture and a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture. British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed – at least in the eyes of foreigners – our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. A mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, this large format picture book covers Residences and embassies in twenty-six countries to provide an authoritative text, accompanied by newly commissioned photography.

Great Collectors of Our Time

Great Collectors of Our Time Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074260202
Release 2007
Pages 416
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The first major survey of contemporary art collecting ifor more than 40 years. Includes the collections of Picasso, the Gettys and the Vogels.


Civilization Author Niall Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781101548028
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 432
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Civilisations How Do We Look The Eye of Faith

Civilisations  How Do We Look   The Eye of Faith Author Mary Beard
ISBN-10 9781782834205
Release 2018-03-01
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Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people - from prehistory to the present day - have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? Why have they sometimes been so contentious? In Part One, she examines how the human figure was portrayed in some of the earliest art in the world - from the gigantic stone heads carved by the Olmec of Central America to the statues and pottery of the ancient Greeks to the terracotta army of the first emperor of China. And she explains how one particular version of representing the human body, which goes back to the ancient world, still influences (and sometimes distorts) how people in the West see their own culture and that of others. Throughout this story, she is concerned not only with the artists who made images, but with those who have used them, viewed them and interpreted them. In other words: How Do We Look? In Part Two, Mary Beard turns to the relationship between art and religion. For centuries, religion has inspired art: from the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat to the Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the exquisite calligraphy of Islamic mosques. But making the divine visible in the human world has never been simple. All religions have wrestled with idolatry and iconoclasm, destroying art as well as creating it - and asking how to look with The Eye of Faith.

The Art of Humanism

The Art of Humanism Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 MINN:319510010092997
Release 1983
Pages 189
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Discusses the paintings, drawings, and sculpture of Donatello, Uccello, Alberti, Mantegna, and Botticelli

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 9780141982373
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 272
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A personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his development.

Landscape Into Art

Landscape Into Art Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 OSU:32435002684348
Release 1979
Pages 248
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An expanded edition of the eminent art historian's 1949 work relates four modes of depicting landscapes to nineteenth-century painting and considers the future of landscape painting

Grant Wood

Grant Wood Author Barbara Haskell
ISBN-10 9780300232844
Release 2018
Pages 272
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The social and political climate in which Wood's art flourished bears certain striking similarities to America today, as national identity and the tension between urban and rural areas reemerge as polarizing issues in a country facing the consequences of globalization and the technological revolution. Wood portrayed the tension and alienation of contemporary experience. By fusing meticulously observed reality with fables of childhood, he crafted unsettling images of estrangement and apprehension that pictorially manifest the anxiety of modern life.

Looking at Pictures

Looking at Pictures Author Kenneth Clark
ISBN-10 071952704X
Release 1972
Pages 199
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The Entombment (Titian) - Las Meninas (Velasquez) - The Descent from the Cross (Rogier Van Der Weyden) - The Crusaders Entering Constantinople (Delacroix) - The Miraculous Draught of Fishes (Raphael) - L'Enseigne de Gersaint (Watteau) - The Espolio (El Greco) - A painter in his Studio (Vermeer) - Study for The Leaping Horse (Constable) - The Third of May, 1808 (Goya) - Une Baignade, Asnieres (Seurat) - The Snowstorm (Turner) - The Virgin with St. Anne (Leonarda da Vinci) - L'Atelier du Peintre (Courbet) - The Nativity (Botticelli) - Self-Portrait (Rembrandt).

The Books that Shaped Art History From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

The Books that Shaped Art History  From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss Author Richard Shone
ISBN-10 9780500771495
Release 2013-04-05
Pages 208
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An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From Émile Mâle’s magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting’s provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise and insightful overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature. Each of the essays looks at the impact of a single major book of art history, mapping the intellectual development of the writer under review, setting out the premises and argument of the book, considering its position within the broader field of art history, and analyzing its significance in the context of both its initial reception and its afterlife. An introduction by John-Paul Stonard explores how art history has been forged by outstanding contributions to scholarship, and by the dialogues and ruptures between them.