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Bann, Stephen

Works: 374 works in 925 publications in 4 languages and 15,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Opponent
Classifications: N6494.C64, 709.04
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Most widely held works by Stephen Bann
The tradition of constructivism by Stephen Bann( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel lines : printmakers, painters, and photographers in nineteenth-century France by Stephen Bann( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book focuses especially on pictorial reproduction involving painting, printmaking and photography in combination. Bann includes in the discussion the interweaving careers of Ingres and such contemporary painters as Vernet and Delaroche, such printmakers as lithographer Nicolas Charlet and engraver Luigi Calamatta and such pioneering photographers as Niepce, Daguerre and Robert Bingham. Setting the nineteenth-century issues of reproduction in the context of art history and theory, Bann also offers insights into the nature of art reproduction in our own era of radically changing reproduction technology."--Jacket
The clothing of Clio : a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and France by Stephen Bann( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true vine : on visual representation and the western tradition by Stephen Bann( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Delaroche : history painted by Stephen Bann( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) was one of the most celebrated artists of the first half of the nineteenth century. His major paintings, including The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, The Princes in the Tower, The Young Christian Martyr, and other works based on historical events, achieved widespread recognition throughout Europe. Delaroche's fame in his own lifetime has been followed by an almost complete neglect in the twentieth century." "In this handsomely illustrated book, Stephen Bann redresses the imbalance of scholarship on Delaroche."--BOOK JACKET
Experimental painting; construction, abstraction, destruction, reduction by Stephen Bann( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting contemporary art by Stephen Bann( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that provide valuable insights into the kaleidoscope of contemporary art
Russian formalism; a collection of articles and texts in translation by Stephen Bann( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the rise of history by Stephen Bann( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To draw the reader into his exploration of the nineteenth century's "discovery of history," Bann presents twenty-five images from the period - engravings, oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors - that appear to both represent and interact with the past. Does the suit of armor standing at Walter Scott's shoulder in Sir John Watson Gordon's portrait validate the image of the author as rightful custodian of the past and its relics, or is it Scott who through his imaginative interpretation of history imbues this shell of knighthood with lasting significance?
The repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse by Eik Kahng( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, repetitive imagery dominates all forms of visual experience, from the realm of advertising to the spaces of contemporary art. In this innovative project, the authors show that the phenomenon of repetition - often considered merely incidental to the age of mechanical reproduction - was a pervasive attribute of early modern painting long before its embrace by twentieth-century high modernism." "In works by David, Ingres, Delaroche, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and Matisse, the reader can compare closely related versions of some of the most familiar imagery of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The authors demonstrate that by making multiples of closely related subject matter in their paintings and in other media, these artists challenged an aesthetic based on the notion of an inimitable, unique masterpiece." "Through beautiful illustrations and essays by leading scholars, this book shows how repetition in early modern painting took on a complex, multivalent significance and that the traditional medium of painting remained undiminished despite the nineteenth-century invention of photography and film."--Jacket
Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer by Yves Abrioux( Book )

17 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describing and illustrating the career of the diversely-talented visual artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, this book includes poems, short stories and photographs of non-printed materials, and analyzes a range of issues raised by Finlay's work
Frankenstein, creation, and monstrosity( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the most significant currents in modern intellectual and cultural history pass by way of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1816). By choosing in her book as a guiding theme the idea of the scientist who creates a monster, she both revives for the Romantic period the traditional link between scientific experiment and natural magic, and makes her own contribution to the debate on the difference between 'creation' and 'production' that was flourishing among the natural scientists of her time." "Frankenstein thus signals a remarkable integration of the broad issues of contemporary science and culture within the form of a popular fiction. In this way, it stands at the head of a productive tendency which is marked, over the coming century, by related works like Bram Stoker's Dracula and H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau. Common to all of these works is a fascination with the ethics of creation, and the phenomenon of monstrosity, which provokes intriguing questions about the place of the monster in Western visual culture."--Jacket
Distinguished images : prints in the visual economy of nineteenth-century France by Stephen Bann( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and the early photographic album by Stephen Bann( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the History of Art, Volume 77. This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute. The development of photography from the mid-nineteenth century onward transformed the conditions of appreciation, marketing, and distribution of works of art. The role of the photographic album in this history has not been previously explored in a published study. Here, in twelve collected essays, scholars discuss the many different types of albums that were pioneers in this change, the photographic processes they represent, and their relationship to older reproductive media, with examples drawn mainly from nineteenth-century France, Great Britain, and Germany
Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of Romanticism by Patrick J Noon( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the garden : the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden
The inventions of history : essays on the representation of the past by Stephen Bann( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways around modernism by Stephen Bann( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second volume of Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that 'curiosity', with its origins in the seventeenth-century world-view can be a valid concept for understanding some aspects of contemporary art that contest the modern, suggesting ways of sidetracking the modern by adopting a lengthier historical view
Utopias and the millennium( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia has always had a close, though ambivalent, relationship with millennialism. This relationship was probably at its most intense in England at the time of the Civil War; even when utopia aspired to secularism - as at the time of the French Revolution, or in nineteenth-century socialism - it continued to turn to millennial forms to recharge its energies
The reception of Walter Pater in Europe by Stephen Bann( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just over a century after his death, Walter Pater's critical reputation now stands as high as it has ever been. In the English-speaking world, this has involved recovery from the widespread neglect and indifference which attended his work in the first half of the twentieth century. In Europe, however, enthusiastic disciples such as Hugo von Hofmannsthal in the German-speaking world and Charles Du Bos in France, helped to fuel a growing awareness of his writings as central to the emergence of modernist literature. Translations of works like Imaginary Portraits, established his distinctive voice
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The tradition of constructivism
Alternative Names
Stephen Bann British art historian

Stephen Bann Brits kunsthistoricus

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Parallel lines : printmakers, painters, and photographers in nineteenth-century FranceThe clothing of Clio : a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and FranceThe true vine : on visual representation and the western traditionPaul Delaroche : history paintedInterpreting contemporary artThe repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to MatisseIan Hamilton Finlay : a visual primerFrankenstein, creation, and monstrosity