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Bindman, David 1940-

Works: 174 works in 394 publications in 4 languages and 8,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Manuscripts  Illustrations  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: N8232, 760.0924
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Most widely held works by David Bindman
Hogarth by David Bindman( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake as an artist by David Bindman( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I have attempted to approach the Illuminated Books from an art-historical point of view, a task which would have been impossible if the general consensus upon their meaning had not been established in the last few years, primarily by literary scholars. I am now convinced that Blake's mythology can be made sufficiently comprehensible to allow one to discuss his subject matter in a way comparable to that of any other artist of the past, but I am also aware that many scholars regard the Illuminated Books as more complex in thought than I do. It is clear to me that the Illuminated Books are not a self-contained aspect of Blake's work, but contribute directly to the understanding of the seemingly more conventional designs for the Bible, for Milton and for other writers. A central assumption of this book is that there is a fundamental unity between Blake's art and his writing, but my focus has still been predominantly upon the art, and I have made literary judgments only when they affect the argument. - Introduction
The image of the Black in western art by Hugh Honour( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent serves his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research to present new editions of the coveted five original books and the anticipated new volumes which shall complete the series. The completed set will include ten sumptuous books in five volumes with up-to-date introductions and more full-color illustrations, printed on high-quality art stock for books that will last a lifetime. This monumental publication offers expert commentary and a lavishly illustrated history of the representations of people of African descent ranging from the ancient images of Pharaohs created by unknown hands to the works of the great European masters such as Bosch, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Hogarth to stunning new creations by contemporary black artists. Featuring thousands of beautiful, moving, and often little-known images of black people, including queens and slaves, saints and soldiers, children and gods, The Image of the Black in Western Art provides a treasury of masterpieces from four millennia--a testament to the black experience in the West and a tribute to art's enduring power to shape our common humanity. Volume II, Part 1, written largely by the noted French scholar Jean Devisse, has established itself as a classic in the field of medieval art. It surveys as never before the presence of black people, mainly mythical, in art from the early Christian era to the fourteenth century. The extraordinary transformation of Saint Maurice into a black African saint, the subject of many noble and deeply touching images, is a highlight of this volume. The new introduction by Paul Kaplan provides a fresh perspective on the image of the black in medieval European art and contextualizes the classic essays on the subject. --Book Jacket
Ape to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century by David Bindman( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth-century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-and-white illustrations from publications and artists of the day allow the reader to see eighteenth-century concepts of race translated into images. Human "varieties" are marked in such illustration by exaggerated differences, with emphases on variations from the European ideal and on the characteristics that allegedly divided the races."--BOOK JACKET
Hogarth and his times : serious comedy by David Bindman( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume ... looks at the varied reactions's to Hogarth's prints and the different identities imposed upon the artist over the centuries: witty satirist, stern moralist, libertine, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people."--Jacket
John Flaxman by John Flaxman( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of British art ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English journey : journal of a visit to France and Britain in 1826 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1826 the great German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel made a tour of France, England, Scotland and Wales. It was a technical mission, undertaken on behalf of the Prussian State, with the purpose of seeing the factories, bridges, warehouses and museums that were under construction at the time. He kept a journal in which he recorded the new buildings he saw in Paris as well as his busy social life there; he mused about Britain, its inhabitants and its architecture, and sketched the workshops and machinery that interested him. This book contains the first complete translation into English of Schinkel's journal, as well as the drawings he made while he was travelling. The journal marks a crucial point in Schinkel's career, for it represents the beginning of his serious involvement with the new technologies that he later employed in the buildings he designed on his return to Berlin. At the same time the journal gives a unique impression of Regency Britain as seen by a foreign architect. Sites that no longer exist in London, Oxford and Edinburgh, as well as the potteries, the Menai straits and the industrial towns and factories of northern Britain are recreated here through Schinkel's discussions and drawings, among the very few surviving records of the face of Britain at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Part travelogue and part cultural critique, the book will appeal to students of the architect himself it will also be invaluable for all those interested in early nineteenth-century Britain. The text, which is augmented by Schinkel's long descriptive letters to his wife, is accompanied by numerous illustrations of drawings and pages from the journal, and contemporary engravings of the places mentioned, as well as a full introduction and explanatory notes
Hogarth : representing nature's machines ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow of the guillotine : Britain and the French Revolution by David Bindman( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European sculpture from Bernini to Rodin by David Bindman( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen, and their critics by David Bindman( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This brilliant book focuses on the aesthetic concerns of the two most important sculptors of the early 19th century, the great Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and his illustrious Danish rival Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Rather than comparing their artistic output, the distinguished art historian David Bindman addresses the possible impact of Kantian aesthetics on their work. Both artists had elevated reputations, and their sculptures attracted interest from philosophically minded critics. Despite the sculptors' own apparent disdain for theory, Bindman argues that they were in dialogue with and greatly influenced by philosophical and critical debates, and made many decisions in creating their sculptures specifically in response to those debates. Warm Flesh, Cold Marble considers such intriguing topics as the aesthetic autonomy of works of art, the gender of the subject, the efficacy of marble as an imitative medium, the question of color and texture in relation to ideas and practices of antiquity, and the relationship between the whiteness of marble and ideas of race. "--
Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind-forg'd manacles : William Blake and slavery by David Bindman( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Blake (1757-1827) was unusually aware of the horrors of slavery, which he knew about in detail from a book he illustrated. But slavery was to him not only a physical system but a mental state of restricted perception that he called 'mind-forg'd manacles'. Mental enslavement and its opposite, freedom, gave rise to his most dramatic and complex text and images. With over 60 vivid reproductions from Blake's illuminated books, watercolours and engravings in the British Museum, this volumes includes an essay by the curator, leading Blake scholar David Bindman on the theme of slavery in Blake's visual imagery, and another by novelist and literary critic Darryl Pinckney on Olaudah Equiano, an African former slave who campaigned for the abolition of slavery in Blake's time. This book commemorates both the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and the 250th anniversary of Blake's birth."--BOOK JACKET
The Thames and Hudson dictionary of British art ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The divine comedy, William Blake = William Blake, Die Göttliche Komödie = La divine comédie, William Blake by David Bindman( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Among the whores and thieves" : William Hogarth and the beggar's opera ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dante rediscovered : from Blake to Rodin by David Bindman( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of British art : 1600-1870 by David Bindman( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The establishment of a modern Britain and its relations with Europe provide a focus for this volume of 'The History of British Art', which examines the implications of the nation's ever-shifting contours, the ambitions of each of its peoples and the social and intellectual changes that took place over the period covered
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