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Robinson, B. W. (Basil William)

Overview
Works: 177 works in 713 publications in 6 languages and 9,215 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: ND3241, 760.0955
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by B. W Robinson
The Persian book of kings : an epitome of the Shahnama of Firdawsi by B. W Robinson( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shahnama, written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. This book, illustrated with early Persian paintings which depict the deeds described, presents in easily accessible language a summary and re-telling of the Shahnama. It covers the entire epic in one volume, includes an introduction, together with lists of kings and dynasties, and thereby provides a concise overview of, and introduction to, this key work
Persian drawings from the 14th through the 19th century by B. W Robinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuniyoshi, the warrior-prints by B. W Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuniyoshi by B. W Robinson( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kuniyoshi and his great contemporaries Hokusai and Hiroshige are the three outstanding figures among the later Japanese colour-print designers, but whilst the two latter have been made the subjects of several monographs and special exhibitions, Kuniyoshi has hitherto been comparatively neglected. His output was enormous, covering every form and subject known to the artists of the Ukiyoye, or Popular School, and this best work is characterized by immense vigour and versatility, mastery of draughtsmanship and originality of composition, and, in particular, a warm humanity and deep love and understanding of his country's history and legends. The present study of the artist and his work, largely based on the Museum's extensive collection, has been written by Mr. B.W. Robinson, Deputy Keeper of the Department of Metalwork, to mark the centenary of Kuniyoshi's death in 1861.'--from Foreward
The arts of the Japanese sword by B. W Robinson( Book )

34 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian painting : from the Mongols to the Qajars : studies in honour of Basil W. Robinson by Robert Hillenbrand( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persisk maleri fra mongol-perioden til qajariderne
Royal Persian paintings : the Qajar epoch, 1785-1925 by Layla S Diba( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iranian art of the Qajar period (1779-1925) has long been neglected and is little understood. This beautifully illustrated book for the first time comprehensively examines the flowering of Persian painting and the visual arts of this period. It focuses on the growth of a remarkable tradition of life-size figural painting, virtually unseen in the Islamic world. Exquisite historic manuscripts, lacquer works, calligraphies and enamels further illuminate the subject. The Qajar Epoch carries essays by leading scholars exploring the historical and social context of the period. Detailed entries describing and interpreting a wide variety of painting and artifacts, many hitherto unseen masterpieces from museums such as the Hermitage and private collections are virtually all illustrated in color and accompanied by translations of inscriptions, technical appendices and extensive bibliographies. A unique reference work, The Qajar Epoch will appeal to both specialist of pre-modern Iran and all those interested in non-Western artistic and cultural traditions
Persian paintings in the India Office Library : a descriptive catalogue by India Office Library( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Japanese prints : the European collections : Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum by Rupert Faulkner( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ukiyo-e are Japanese woodblock prints and this book contains nearly 100 examples reproduced in full colour. Subjects covered include scenes of everyday life as well as that of geishas and courtesans and range from dramatic theatrical moments to carefully observed studies of plants and animals
Islamic painting and the arts of the book by B. W Robinson( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian miniature painting from collections in the British Isles by B. W Robinson( Book )

19 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteenth-century Persian painting : problems and issues by B. W Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, B.W. Robinson traces the development of the different styles of Persian painting during the fifteenth century, and considers a number of the problems and issues involved in establishing a methodology and system of classification for Persian painting of that period. Robinson begins, by way of background, with a review of the schools of Herat and Shiraz up to the middle of the century, and then proceeds to tackle in order the three main fields of controversy: painting under the Turkmans, Timurid paintings in Transoxiana and Timurid painting in India. The uneasy fusion of contrasting characteristics of Herat and Shiraz that resulted in the emergence of Turkman court painting is traced through the origins, development, and branching of the Turkman style into a definitive form. Then the author reviews a branch of the art almost entirely neglected up to now, which he identifies as originating in Transoxiana. Finally he provides a new approach to the study of pre-Mughal Indian painting in Persian style by dividing the material into five stylistic groups
Hiroshige by B. W Robinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in 6 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian paintings in the John Rylands Library : a descriptive catalogue by John Rylands University Library of Manchester( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian miniatures by B. W Robinson( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter one of history's greatest civilisations through miniatures. In Persian Miniatures, the story of the magnificent Persian Empire is told by way of a small but vibrant artistic tradition. The colourful images, which are, in fact, elaborate book illustrations, introduce a curious world of adventures, heroes and sovereigns. The Mega Square layout highlights three details from each image and helps to discover amazing peculiarities. This unique collection in a convenient portable size will make the perfect gift
A descriptive catalogue of the Persian paintings in the Bodleian Library by B. W Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic art in the Keir collection by B. W Robinson( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Japanese prints : Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum by Rupert Faulkner( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume highlights over 130 outstanding examples from the vast holdings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Strikingly original and sumptuously colored, the ukiyo-e in these pages recapture the spirit of the period in which they were created. Here can be found the glamorous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, the flamboyant vigor of kabuki theater, and the diversities of the Japanese landscape." "The prints from a breathtaking panorama of the world of ukiyo-e from its inception to its final flowering at the end of the nineteenth century. Complementary texts by Rupert Faulkner and Richard Lane illuminate the craft of woodblock print making and explore the emergence of such versatile geniuses as Hokusai and Hiroshige."--BOOK JACKET
The Rubâiyât of Omar Khayyâm, and Persian miniatures by Omar Khayyam( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and armour of old Japan by B. W Robinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Persian painting : from the Mongols to the Qajars : studies in honour of Basil W. Robinson
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Persian painting : from the Mongols to the Qajars : studies in honour of Basil W. RobinsonRoyal Persian paintings : the Qajar epoch, 1785-1925Masterpieces of Japanese prints : the European collections : Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert MuseumFifteenth-century Persian painting : problems and issuesMasterpieces of Japanese prints : Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Alternative Names
Basil William Robinson British art historian

Basil William Robinson Brits kunsthistoricus (1912-2005)

Basil William Robinson historiador de l'art britànic

Basil William Robinson historiador del arte británico

Basil William Robinson historiador del arte británicu (1912–2005)

Pena-Ruiz, Henri

Robinson B.W.

Robinson, B.W. 1912-2005

Robinson, Basil W.

Robinson, Basil William

Robinson, Basil William 1912-2005

Languages
English (281)

German (16)

French (9)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)