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Johnson, Dorothy 1950-

Works: 113 works in 190 publications in 3 languages and 3,392 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Handbooks and manuals  Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Poetry  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: ND553.D25, 759.4
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Johnson
Jacques-Louis David : art in metamorphosis by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted just before the French Revolution, David's Oath of the Horatii radically challenged the long-dominant classicized rococo style by emphasizing the representation of psychological states through the entire body rather than through the face alone. In these revealing essays on David's modernity, Dorothy Johnson examines the aesthetic innovations and ongoing artistic metamorphosis that shaped a career attuned to intellectual as well as political change. Focusing on the painter's writings and on topics such as his life-long experimentation with corporality, his inquiry into the nature of representation, his reinterpretations of mythology, and his application of the theory and language of sculpture to his art, Johnson rejects oversimplified categorizations of David as a neoclassicist and positions him as an important link in the development of romanticism. Given David's interaction with many of the public figures of his time, including Diderot, Marat, and Napoleon, this book highlights the intellectual content of his paintings throughout his career. Inquiries into the transformation of matter, the evolution of the species, the identification and exploration of the stages in the formation of the self, the psychology of myth, the biological model of the waxing and waning of civilizations, and the organicity of history all parallel and inform David's approach to the making of art and his view of himself as an artist in the continuum of history. --Publisher description
David to Delacroix : the rise of romantic mythology by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illustrated study of intellectual and art history, the author explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, demonstrating the extraordinary influence of the natural sciences and psychology on artistic depiction of myth. Highlighting the work of major painters such as David, Girodet, Gerard, Ingres, and Delacroix and sculptors such as Houdon and Pajou, this book reveals how these artists offered innovative reinterpretations of myth while incorporating contemporaneous and revolutionary discoveries in the disciplines of anatomy, biology, physiology, psychology, and medicine. The interplay among these disciplines, the author argues, led to a re-examination by visual artists of the historical and intellectual structures of myth, its social and psychological dimensions, and its construction as a vital means of understanding the self and the individual's role in society. This confluence is studied here, and each chapter includes examples chosen from the vast number of mythological representations of the period. While focused on mythical subjects, French Romantic artists, the author argues, were creating increasingly modern modes of interpreting and meditating on culture and the human condition.-- From publisher's description
Jacques-Louis David, the farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David's painting of a theme related to the Odyssey is one of his last brilliant mythological works. His exploration of the complexities and ambiguities of the psychology of love is central to his treatment of the subject. In addition to a history of David's career and his influence on the French school of painting, this study provides an analysis of the innovative iconography of the painting and the context in which it was created, as well as its contemporary reception
Jacques-Louis David : new perspectives by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-known specialists in art history, gender studies, French literature, and aesthetics address a wide range of issues and problems pertaining to the intersection of art and culture that have profound implications for artistic and historical developments in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century France and Europe. The essays present new historical, archival, and interpretative material from diverse methodological vantage points in clear and lucid prose that makes the volume particularly accessible to a broader public interested in learning more about the artist and his time. The text is complemented by seventeen black-and-white plates and fifty-five figures."--Jacket
We teach in Alaska by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-to-one interview : apartment manager/tenant meeting( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for practice in interpretive sign language. Shows first the manager/tenant meeting where one can practice interpreting alone. Then repeats the meeting twice showing Sharon Neumann-Solow's and Rico Peterson's sign language interpretation
All about riding : learn to ride - and ride well by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists of Carmel: 15 profiles by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private inquiries, a novel by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The child and his family by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David after David : essays on the later work by Valérie Bajou-Charpentreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), the most celebrated painter of his era, was appointed court painter to Napoleon in 1804 and exiled to Brussels in 1816. This important book - based on the proceedings of an international symposium - explores David's grand projects of the Empire period and the often mysterious works produced in his last years as a political exile. David after David features twenty-one essays by leading art historians that discuss these later works - which include innovative portraits as well as paintings and drawings that address the opposing themes of the antique and modern - in the aesthetic, political, and social contexts of their production and reception. The book also draws upon recently discovered letters the artist wrote in exile and provides fascinating new perspectives into his life and art
David contre David : actes du colloque organisé au Musée du Louvre par le Service culturel du 6 au 10 décembre 1989 by Jacques Louis David( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David d'Angers : sculptural communication in the age of romanticism by Jacques De Caso( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his pediment for the Pantheon, a sculptural work depicting the many citizens who advanced the revolutionary cause in France, Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (1788-1856) celebrated the heroism of the individual while perpetuating a mythology of the modern world. Reassessing the art of David d'Angers, Jacques de Caso not only presents him as a central figure of French Romanticism, but also explores his role in shaping the artistic and social directions of French sculpture during this period. The author shows how David's ardent Republicanism, which resulted from profound reflections on political, social and cultural realities as well as personal ideals, was expressed in monumental sculpted works that often created scandal and controversy. A prolific writer, David maintained ties with famous Romantic poets, novelists, critics, and philosophers and was praised by Delacroix for his literary production. De Caso offers the first English translations of his writings, including the newly discovered correspondence between David and the German physician and painter Carl Gustav Carus, to elucidate the sculptor's complex ideas concerning artistic expression and political responsibility. While examining groups of David's sculpted works within their intellectual, aesthetic, and cultural contexts, he reveals how the system of signs inherent in public sculpture enabled it to become a primary mode of communication during the Romantic period
The death of a spinster by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To find a blessing by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Swift River anthology by Dorothy Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their graves in Quabbin Park Cemetery, imagined residents of the former towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott, Massachusetts, reminisce about their lives in the Lost Valley before their towns were flooded to create a drinking water reservoir for the city of Boston
Francis Willughby's Book of Games : A Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Sports, Games and Pastimes by David Cram( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jacques-Louis David : art in metamorphosis
Alternative Names
Dorothy Johnson historienne américain, spécialiste de Jacques-Louis David

Дороти Джонсон

دوروثي جونسون مؤرخة فن من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

David to Delacroix : the rise of romantic mythologyJacques-Louis David, the farewell of Telemachus and EucharisJacques-Louis David : new perspectivesDavid after David : essays on the later workDavid d'Angers : sculptural communication in the age of romanticismA Swift River anthology