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Piper, John 1903-1992

Works: 538 works in 968 publications in 2 languages and 9,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Poetry  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Illustrated works  Art  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Inscriber, Honoree, Artist, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: B72, 190
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Piper
The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British romantic artists by John Piper( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stained glass : art or anti-art by John Piper( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English, Scottish and Welsh landscape, 1700-c. 1860 by John Betjeman( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1978 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church poems by John Betjeman( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Piper in the 1930s : abstraction on the beach by David Fraser Jenkins( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Piper was one of the leading Modernist artists of the twentieth century whose work was not only at the forefront of artistic developments but also appealed directly to a wide public. Marking the centenary of Piper's birth in 1903, this book dramatically uncovers the various shifts in his early career while working largely on the south coast of England, from a lyrical, painterly style and lively use of collage, inspired by Picasso and Braque, into pure abstraction, in keeping with International Modernism. The second half of the 1930s saw the order and harmony of Piper's work unsettled by the onset of war, and with it a return to representation in an attempt to find a contemporary idiom with which to express his romantic love of the past. The tension between abstraction and realism in Piper's work of the period is engagingly told and stunningly illustrated in this, the first in-depth exploration of the artist's formative years."--Jacket
Piper's places : John Piper in England & Wales by Richard Ingrams( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than sixty years John Piper has painted, drawn, photographed and recorde his impressions of the landscapes and buildings of the British Isles. HIs interest in the natural order has ranged from the gentle, adapted landscape of Romney Marsh to the rocky wilderness of Snowdonia. His passion for buildings extends from the palladian country house to the cottage built in the vernacular, from an ornate Somerset church tower to the dusty clutter of a vestry. This association with topographical subjects has been sustained by many years work on the Shell Guides to the English and Welsh counties. The Guides, of which he was co-editor with John Betjeman and subsequently sole editor, financed, as Anthony West has put it, 'an exploration and penetration of the English and Welsh scene of an intensity and range which few artists have been able to undertake'. This book presents for the first time in one volume the range of John Piper's topographical work in the British Isles. Richard Ingrams, who has walked over and written about much of the country recorded by Piper himself, tells the story, with engaging and very appropriate informality, of the latter's life with the landscape, natural and created, of Britain; the influences on this aspect of his work; and the people who have joined him in it, including John Betjeman, J. M. Richards and Geoffrey Grigson. The text is enhanced by Piper's own reflections, some occasioned by the book itself others drawn from working notebooks, diaries and articles. The illustrations reproduce aquatints, drawings, collages, oil paintings and watercolours. Some of these paintings have been specially painted for the book, and many more are reproduced here for the first time. Piper's Places invites those who read it and look at its illustrations to observe afresh the British landscape through the eyes of the person who has done more to celebrate it than any artist since Turner."
The traveller by Walter De la Mare( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucretia : a symphosium by Ronald Duncan( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1967 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings and prospects by John Piper( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Piper's writings on English architecture. Illustrated with reproductions of prints, engravings, drawings, and photographs by the author. Double-page color lithographed title-page by the author. Book jacket design duplicates the title page illustration
"Quality and experiment" : the prints of John Piper : a catalogue raisonné 1923-91 by Orde Levinson( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romney Marsh by John Piper( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice, an aspect of art by Adrian Stokes( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1965 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une promenade dans Venise par un écrivain, considéré comme l'un des critiques d'art les plus originaux de notre époque, il s'inspira de la psychanalyse et s'intéressa tout particulièrement aux rapports de l'art et du corps
Murray's Buckinghamshire architectural guide by John Betjeman( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of graves and epitaphs by Kenneth Arthur Lindley( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray's Berkshire architectural guide by John Betjeman( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To John Piper on his eightieth birthday, 13 December 1983( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shropshire by John Piper( Book )

9 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue to an exhibition [held at Gadsby Gallery 10 April - 12 May 1973] of paintings, drawings by Rigby Graham( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom of the West : a historical survey of Western philosophy in its social and political setting by Bertrand Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular survey of Western thought from the ancient Greeks to modern Existentialists, with many illustrations and diagrams in full color
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Alternative Names
John II Piper

John Piper

John Piper britischer Maler

John Piper Brits kunstschilder (1903-1992)

John Piper English painter and printmaker (1903-1992)

Piper, John, 1903-

Piper, John 1903-1992

Piper John Egerton Christmas

Piper, John II

Пипер, Джон


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