WorldCat Identities

Beckwith, John 1918-1991

Overview
Works: 54 works in 445 publications in 7 languages and 8,724 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: N5970, 709.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Beckwith
Early medieval art by John Beckwith( Book )

95 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,436 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 )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 2,101 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 )

48 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst des frühen Mittelalters : karolingische, ottonische und romanische Kunst by John Beckwith( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Art du Haut Moyen Age : Carolingien - Ottonien - Roman by John Beckwith( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivory carvings in early medieval England, 700-1200 by John Beckwith( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in Italian 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
Vroeg-middeleeuwse kunst : Karolingisch Ottoons Romaans by John Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El arte de la alta edad media : carolingio, otónico, románico by John Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resumen: Esta excelente monografía sobre el arte de la Alta Edad Media es, al mismo tiempo, una singular introducción a uno de los periodos mas oscuros de la historia y en el que no obstante, existieron algunos personales imprescindibles para entender el devenir de la civilización occidental, como Carlomagno u Oton I. con la ayuda de una rigurosa documentación que incluye un severo análisis de los manuscritos de la epoca, John Beckwith estudia las principales manifestaciones del arte carolingio, otonico y romanico, combinando el examen de las principales obras arquitectonicas -catedrales, monasterios, abadias...- con la presentación de las pinturas murales, las tallas de marfil o los elaborados objetos de orfebreria. de la catedral de Santiago de Compostela a la Virgen Dorada de Essen, el libro ofrece una completa exposición del arte medieval, que resulta sumamente util para cualquier interesado en la historia del arte
El primer arte medieval by John Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN COMPOSER AND HIS WORLD by John Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the International Conference of Composers attended by SCEG at the Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario in August 1960
 
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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 (344)

German (15)

Spanish (14)

Italian (9)

French (5)

Dutch (4)

Norwegian (1)

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Early Christian and Byzantine artIvory carvings in early medieval England