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Beckwith, John 1918-1991

Overview
Works: 44 works in 472 publications in 7 languages and 8,786 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: N5970, 709.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Beckwith
Early medieval art by John Beckwith( Book )

130 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the coronation of Charlemagne as Emperor of the West in A.D. 800, John Beckwith guides us through the architecture, painting, sculpture, illuminations and ivories of the three great periods of early medieval art. The Ottonian period, perhaps best known for the great center of art and craftsmanship attached to the court, presented an artistic style which had developed from early Christian and Carolingian sources--a style which was the gateway to the great artistic revival in the eleventh and twelfth centuries--the Romanesque period
Early Christian and Byzantine art by John Beckwith( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The appreciation of early Christian and Byzantine Art as a sublime expression of religious thought and feeling is a comparatively modern phenomenon. Byzantine art is both static and dynamic: static in the sense that once an image was established it was felt that no improvement was necessary; dynamic in the sense that there was never one style and these styles or modes were constantly changing. The story is not only complex in its unravelling but ranges widely over various media: mosaic, wall painting and painted panels, sculpture in marble and ivory, manuscript illumination, gold, silver, and precious stones, jewelry, silk and rich vestments. This is an account by a medieval art-historian"--Publisher's description
The art of Constantinople : an introduction to Byzantine art, 330-1453 by John Beckwith( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes sculpture, mosaics, ivories, textiles, metalwork, and illuminated manuscripts
Ivory carvings in early medieval England by John Beckwith( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coptic sculpture, 300-1300 by John Beckwith( Book )

28 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caskets from Cordoba by John Beckwith( Book )

15 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Veroli casket by John Beckwith( Book )

24 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Basilewsky situla by John Beckwith( Book )

18 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andrews diptych by John Beckwith( Book )

15 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Byzantine and medieval Western art by John Beckwith( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adoration of the Magi in whalebone by John Beckwith( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivory carvings in early medieval England, 700-1200 : [catalogue of an exhibition held] 8th May to 7th July 1974 [at the] Victoria & Albert Museum, London by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'arte di Costantinopoli : introduzione all'arte bizantina (330-1453) by John Beckwith( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Canadian composers by Keith MacMillan( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte paleocristiano y bizantino by John Beckwith( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciente de lo relativamente poco avanzados que están los estudios bizantinos, este texto encuadra el desarrollo de las artes en los acontecimientos fundamentales para ofrecer una imagen comprensible, aludiendo igualmente a los imprescindibles aspectos religiosos y litúrgicos, de otro modo tan enigmáticos para la mayoría de los lectores. Inicia su recorrido en el legado de los césares de Roma y los comienzos del arte paleocristiano hasta la fundación de Constantinopla. Después se adentra en el arte bizantino desde Justiniano hasta el triunfo de la ortodoxia y finalmente hasta la decadencia de la metrópoli
Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque by John Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Byzantine art. [Catalogue of exhibits] by Edinburgh Festival Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rediscovered English reliquary cross by John Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koptische Textilien by John Beckwith( )

7 editions published in 1959 in German and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anoreus diptych by John Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early Christian and Byzantine art
Alternative Names
Beckwith, John 1918-

Beckwith, John 1918-1991

Beckwith, John G. 1918-1991

Languages
English (369)

German (21)

Spanish (14)

Italian (10)

French (8)

Dutch (4)

Norwegian (1)

Covers
Early Christian and Byzantine artIvory carvings in early medieval EnglandCarolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque