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Strong, Roy C.

Works: 311 works in 1,350 publications in 6 languages and 28,223 library holdings
Genres: History  Portraits  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Caricatures and cartoons  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Commentator, Contributor, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: DA356, B
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Creating small gardens by Roy Strong( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of Elizabeth : Elizabethan portraiture and pageantry by Roy Strong( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other woman in world history has been of such interest as Elizabeth Tudor. While the rest of Europe was at war, she was bringing peace to England. The author looks at her life to see what actually constituted the Elizabethan image
The Renaissance garden in England by Roy Strong( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a lost art form. This book sets out to evoke both the people and the ideas that led to the creation of the English Renaissance garden. The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a totally lost art form. Swept away by the exponents of the landscape style in the 18th century, they are now seen in the form of Victorian re-creations around the ancient manor houses of England. But before Repton, Capability Brown and Henry Wise, England had been open to all the impulses that made the Renaissance garden. Up to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, the response had been some of the most legendary garden complexes of Renaissance Europe: Henry VIII's Hampton Court, Burgley's Theobalds, Lord Pembroke's Wilton. Intertwined with this story, which touches on the history of politics, art, architecture, literature and ideas, are some of the great figures of the age: Robert Cecil, Francis Bacon, Inigo Jones, Lucy Harington, Countess of Bedford, Charles I and Henrietta Maria, John Evelyn and Andrew Marvell. The study includes some visual material in the form of plans, diagrams, views and engravings of the lost gardens of Tudor and Stuart England. -- Book Cover
Art and power : Renaissance festivals, 1450-1650 by Roy Strong( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Britain by Roy Strong( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their own. Some of its monarchs were born leaders of men and natural soldiers, with enormous vitality and physical charm, who staked their claim on the shores of other lands. Others gave their names to periods of Western history which left and indelible impression on our traditions and consciousness. The great institutions its people forged in the course of time, like parliament and the law, not only shaped the destiny of its own land but deeply influenced other
Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I by Roy Strong( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To examine the portraits of Elizabeth I is to witness the creation of the legend of the Virgin Queen, of Gloriana and her burgeoning empire. The history of the portraiture is that of the deliberate manufacture of an image powerful enough to hold together a people divided by both rigid hierarchy and religious belief. When Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558, her subjects had an all-too-vivid memory of military defeat and religious turmoil. Restoring stability to the kingdom involved the image of the Queen herself - over the years, she was transmuted from an elegant aristocrat into a cosmic vision. In Gloriana, Roy Strong provides a richly detailed analysis of all the major portraits. -- Book jacket
The artist & the garden by Roy Strong( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feast : a history of grand eating by Roy Strong( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of the culinary feast, exploring the ways in which such celebrations mirror the societies in which they occur and how they reflect changes in power and class
The spirit of Britain : a narrative history of the arts by Roy Strong( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After telling the two-thousand-year-old history of the British isles in The Story of Britain, a book widely hailed as "an instant classic," Roy Strong now follows up with the story of the incredible burst of creative energy which has shaped Britain's cultural identity since Roman times. In a continuous unfolding narrative, Strong chronicles the events that gave birth to a civilization of astonishing vitality as it created a culture of soaring splendor. Here he tells the story of all that is best in Britain's art and culture - its literature and music, its poetry, painting, architecture, theater, and dance. In Sir Roy's hands the tale becomes a journey of discovery from the Celts to the present day, to be shared and understood by modern readers." "Strong's story is marked by a vision which singles out the uniquely British qualities that have put their stamp on the island's culture - its love of tradition, its predilection for the eccentric and the nonconformist, and its obsession with people, rather than ideas."--Jacket
The English icon : Elizabethan & Jacobean portraiture by Roy Strong( Book )

18 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Beaton : the royal portraits by Roy Strong( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and French and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry, Prince of Wales, and England's lost renaissance by Roy Strong( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the eighteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, died in November 1612, the hopes of a new generation had been dashed. For the Prince, eldest son of James I, and the brother of the future Charles I, epitomized the yearning of those who wished England to lead Protestant Europe in a great crusade against the might of Catholic Spain. He simultaneously embodied the aspirations of a new era in the arts, creating a court which would have rivalled those of the Medici grand dukes in Florence or that of Rudolf II in Prague. A complex, withdrawn yet assertive figure, the Prince, evoking the former glory of Elizabethan England, was the antithesis of his father. With their markedly different personalities and their sharply opposed views on the religious and political issues of pre-Civil War England, father and son inevitably clashed continually. James, moreover, found himself outshone by an heir whose far-ranging interests embraced not only the arts but also the Navy, equestrianism, garden design, festivals and the sciences. Had Henry become King rather than his brother Charles, England might well not only have found herself mobilizing her forces on the mainland of Europe in the Thirty Years' War, but also have been spared the consititutional crisis and civil war provoked by Charles I's disatrous rule. This is the first major study of 'Henry IX', using original documents and sources to have been written since 1760. Is is the story of a great renaissance tragically cut short. -- Book Jacket
Recreating the past : British history and the Victorian painter by Roy Strong( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splendor at court : Renaissance spectacle and the theater of power by Roy Strong( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Renaissance miniature by Roy Strong( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive survey of England's unique contribution to the art of the Renaissance: the portrait miniature. Arising out of the technical traditions of medieval manuscript illumination and inspired by the art of the Valois court, the portrait miniature, or limning (from' illumination') as it was then called, was to remain for a century the ideal vehicle for the expression of the cult of the Crown, an art form peculiarly suited to the ruling classes of post-Reformation England."--Jacket
Elizabeth R. by Roy Strong( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the real face of Queen Elizabeth
The Tudor and Stuart monarchy : pageantry, painting, iconography by Roy Strong( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country life, 1897-1997 : the English Arcadia by Roy Strong( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the writings of the historian, critic, and garden writer as they appeared in "Country Life" magazine in the late 1980s, in a celebration of the author's love for Herefordshire, cooking, and the natural world
Roy Strong : self-portrait as a young man by Roy Strong( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The artist & the garden
Alternative Names
Roy Strong art historian from the United Kingdom

Roy Strong Brits kunsthistoricus

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Strong, Roy Colin.

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The cult of Elizabeth : Elizabethan portraiture and pageantryThe Renaissance garden in EnglandArt and power : Renaissance festivals, 1450-1650The story of BritainPortraits of Queen Elizabeth IThe artist & the gardenFeast : a history of grand eatingThe spirit of Britain : a narrative history of the arts