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Beckwith, John 1918-1991

Overview
Works: 58 works in 503 publications in 7 languages and 8,749 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Beckwith
Early medieval art by John Beckwith( Book )

143 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 2,651 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 )

69 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 2,112 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 )

62 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,536 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 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caskets from Cordoba by John Beckwith( Book )

17 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Veroli casket by John Beckwith( Book )

24 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Basilewsky situla by John Beckwith( Book )

18 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andrews diptych by John Beckwith( Book )

17 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 165 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 155 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte paleocristiano y bizantino by John Beckwith( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 36 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
Masterpieces of Byzantine art. [Catalogue of exhibits] by Edinburgh Festival Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rediscovered English reliquary cross by John Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque by John Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koptische Textilien by John Beckwith( )

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

Contemporary Canadian composers by Keith MacMillan( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Werden Casket reconsidered by John Beckwith( )

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

The Art of Constantinople, etc. (Second edition.) [With illustrations.] by John Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early Christian and Byzantine art
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Early Christian and Byzantine artIvory carvings in early medieval EnglandCarolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque
Alternative Names
Beckwith, John

Beckwith, John 1918-

Beckwith, John 1918-1991

Beckwith, John G. 1918-1991

Beckwith, John Gordon, 1918-1991

Languages
English (389)

German (18)

Spanish (15)

Italian (10)

French (7)

Dutch (5)

Norwegian (1)