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Bindman, David 1940-

Works: 190 works in 857 publications in 3 languages and 16,583 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Secretary, Honoree, win, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: NE642.B5, 760.0924
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Most widely held works by David Bindman
Hogarth by David Bindman( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete graphic works of William Blake by William Blake( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blake as an artist by David Bindman( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 988 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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 868 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
Hogarth and his times : serious comedy by David Bindman( Book )

25 editions published in 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 736 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
William Blake--his art and times by David Bindman( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of British art by David Bindman( Book )

30 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 652 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
The Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of British art by David Bindman( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential companion is the only book on British Art to cover every period from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day, and every significant medium, from painting, sculpture and printmaking to medieval goldsmiths' work and stained glass
John Flaxman by John Flaxman( Book )

27 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ape to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century by David Bindman( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 505 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."--Jacket
Samuel Palmer, 1805-1881 : vision and landscape by William Vaughan( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Palmer (1805-81) is one of the most original and influential of British painters. A younger contemporary of Turner and Constable, he looked at nature as much with the inner as with the outer eye, producing vision-inspired landscapes of unprecedented boldness and great poetic richness that form a striking contrast to the dominating naturalism of the day." "Marking the bicentenary of Palmer's birth, this catalogue is published to accompany the largest retrospective exhibition of his work for nearly eighty years. Bringing together nearly all his greatest works from collections around the world, supplemented with essays by eight distinguished scholars, it celebrates the full range of the artist's achievement."--Jacket
Roubiliac and the eighteenth-century monument : sculpture as theatre by David Bindman( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive study of Roubiliac since 1928, this innovative book looks at his work within a broad cultural framework and explores tomb sculpture in the context of the period. David Bindman begins the volume with a discussion of the reasons for, as well as the expectations associated with, the commissioning of funereal sculpture. Discussing ideas of death and the afterlife, the setting of the tomb, and the fictions governing its imagery, he then considers Roubiliac's monuments with particular reference to the negotiations with patrons which contributed to their final form. In the second part of the book, Malcolm Baker examines the design and making of the monuments, analysing documentary evidence, surviving models and the construction of the monuments themselves, and relates Roubiliac's procedures to contemporary sculptural practice
The English journey : journal of a visit to France and Britain in 1826 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 318 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
The image of the Black in African and Asian art( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book moves beyond the "West", that is to say Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, to consider the art of Africa and the world to the east, to represent and place in historical context images of people of sub-Saharan African descent. The question remains: what does it mean for an artist of African descent to make an image of him or herself, or another person of African descent, as opposed to an image of a Black person created by an artist who is not Black? This vexed question has been at the heart of debates about "identity politics" for a very long time. In other words, in collecting images of Black subjects created by Black artists, whether from Africa or the African diaspora, we are not making epistemological or ontological claims about a work of art's so-called "authenticity," nor of its artistic quality. We simply see these works as their own canon, as another way of organizing viewing and explicating images of the Black subject in art, one related to Euro-American traditions of representation, but simultaneously with an order and history of their own as well, in the same way that a novel, let's say, by Toni Morrison exists simultaneously in the canon of American literature and of African American literature, among other literary traditions
William Blake: catalogue of the collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Fitzwilliam Museum( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth : representing nature's machines by David Bindman( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By focusing on the artist's most famous works, this collection of essays applies studies of science and philosophy from the period to give a more accurate sense of the meanings in Hogarth's art
No laughing matter : visual humor in ideas of race, nationality, and ethnicity( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, this collection--which gathers scholars in the fields of race, ethnicity, and humor--seems especially urgent. Inspired by Denmark's Muhammad cartoons controversy, the contributors inquire into the role that racial and ethnic stereotypes play in visual humor and the thin line that separates broad characterization as a source of humor from its power to shock or exploit. The authors investigate the ways in which humor is used to demean or give identity to racial, national, or ethnic groups and explore how humor works differently in different media, such as cartoons, photographs, film, video, television, and physical performance."--Publisher's website
The shadow of the guillotine : Britain and the French Revolution by David Bindman( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen, and their critics by David Bindman( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 256 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. "--
John Flaxman 1755-1826 : master of the purest line : Sir John Soane's Museum and University College London 2003 by John Flaxman( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The image of the Black in western art
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The image of the Black in western artHogarth and his times : serious comedyThe history of British artThe Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of British artApe to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th centurySamuel Palmer, 1805-1881 : vision and landscapeRoubiliac and the eighteenth-century monument : sculpture as theatreThe English journey : journal of a visit to France and Britain in 1826Hogarth : representing nature's machines