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Bann, Stephen

Works: 492 works in 1,126 publications in 4 languages and 16,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx, Publishing director, Contributor, Translator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Opponent, Dedicatee, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: N6494.C64, 709.04
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Bann
The reception of Walter Pater in Europe by Stephen Bann( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of constructivism by Stephen Bann( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clothing of Clio : a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and France by Stephen Bann( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer by Yves Abrioux( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, gardener, and moralist, Ian Hamilton Finlay is also an artist of international stature whose remarkable originality blurs the traditional distinctions between painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer will be an indispensable source for readers interested in any aspect of his work. Representing Finlay as both a visual artist and a poet, this book brings together the widest range of his printed texts, photographs, and environmental work yet assembled to provide a comprehensive overview of his achievements." "Finlay became known in the 1960s as Britain's foremost concrete poet and promoted this movement through his Wild Hawthorn Press, which he continues to operate. Yet he is best known for his garden at Stonypath in Lanarkshire, Scotland, one of the most celebrated of modern gardens. "Little Sparta", as the garden is now called, is an inland island constantly transformed with Neoclassical specimens relating Finlay's poem structures to a variety of landscape expressions. It uses the simple elements of plants, water, and land forms in which poem structures and emblems are points of focus to provide a visual and aesthetic education for the visitor." "In this garden laboratory, Finlay has transformed the poem from something on a printed page to something akin to a work of architecture. The majority of his work (which extends to many media including cards, posters, pamphlets, portfolios, books, and photographs) is carried out in collaboration with craftspeople, artists, photographers, and architects. Like his garden, his works often imply a sharp, uncompromising critique of the contemporary cultural scene."--BOOK JACKET
Parallel lines : printmakers, painters, and photographers in nineteenth-century France by Stephen Bann( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book focuses especially on pictorial reproduction involving painting, printmaking and photography in combination. Bann includes in the discussion the interweaving careers of Ingres and such contemporary painters as Vernet and Delaroche, such printmakers as lithographer Nicolas Charlet and engraver Luigi Calamatta and such pioneering photographers as Niepce, Daguerre and Robert Bingham. Setting the nineteenth-century issues of reproduction in the context of art history and theory, Bann also offers insights into the nature of art reproduction in our own era of radically changing reproduction technology."--Jacket
Interpreting contemporary art by Stephen Bann( Book )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each contributor to Interpreting contemporary art has looked at his chosen painting, sculpture, photograph or installation with a conviction that the work's own importance can be enhanced by what is written about it. The range of contributions covers a broad international field, touching upon virtually all the most significant art-forms of the present day.--BACK COVER
Paul Delaroche : history painted by Stephen Bann( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) was one of the most celebrated artists of the first half of the nineteenth century. His major paintings, including The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, The Princes in the Tower, The Young Christian Martyr, and other works based on historical events, achieved widespread recognition throughout Europe. Delaroche's fame in his own lifetime has been followed by an almost complete neglect in the twentieth century." "In this handsomely illustrated book, Stephen Bann redresses the imbalance of scholarship on Delaroche."--Jacket
The inventions of history : essays on the representation of the past by Stephen Bann( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true vine : on visual representation and the western tradition by Stephen Bann( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental painting; construction, abstraction, destruction, reduction by Stephen Bann( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse by Eik Kahng( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, repetitive imagery dominates all forms of visual experience, from the realm of advertising to the spaces of contemporary art. In this innovative project, the authors show that the phenomenon of repetition - often considered merely incidental to the age of mechanical reproduction - was a pervasive attribute of early modern painting long before its embrace by twentieth-century high modernism." "In works by David, Ingres, Delaroche, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and Matisse, the reader can compare closely related versions of some of the most familiar imagery of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The authors demonstrate that by making multiples of closely related subject matter in their paintings and in other media, these artists challenged an aesthetic based on the notion of an inimitable, unique masterpiece." "Through beautiful illustrations and essays by leading scholars, this book shows how repetition in early modern painting took on a complex, multivalent significance and that the traditional medium of painting remained undiminished despite the nineteenth-century invention of photography and film."--Jacket
Russian formalism; a collection of articles and texts in translation by Stephen Bann( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the rise of history by Stephen Bann( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To draw the reader into his exploration of the nineteenth century's "discovery of history," Bann presents twenty-five images from the period - engravings, oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors - that appear to both represent and interact with the past. Does the suit of armor standing at Walter Scott's shoulder in Sir John Watson Gordon's portrait validate the image of the author as rightful custodian of the past and its relics, or is it Scott who through his imaginative interpretation of history imbues this shell of knighthood with lasting significance?
Frankenstein, creation, and monstrosity( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the most significant currents in modern intellectual and cultural history pass by way of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1816). By choosing in her book as a guiding theme the idea of the scientist who creates a monster, she both revives for the Romantic period the traditional link between scientific experiment and natural magic, and makes her own contribution to the debate on the difference between 'creation' and 'production' that was flourishing among the natural scientists of her time." "Frankenstein thus signals a remarkable integration of the broad issues of contemporary science and culture within the form of a popular fiction. In this way, it stands at the head of a productive tendency which is marked, over the coming century, by related works like Bram Stoker's Dracula and H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau. Common to all of these works is a fascination with the ethics of creation, and the phenomenon of monstrosity, which provokes intriguing questions about the place of the monster in Western visual culture."--Jacket
Distinguished images : prints in the visual economy of nineteenth-century France by Stephen Bann( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This multifaceted book reviews the vast range of types of printmaking that flourished in France during the 19th century. Studies of this period's printmaking tend to be confined to histories of individual processes, such as lithography or steel engraving. This study surveys the field as a whole and discusses the relationships between the various media in the context of an overall 'visual economy.' Lithography, etching, and engraving are all examined through new research on noteworthy artists of the period, including Hyacinthe Aubry-Lecomte, Léopold Flameng, Ferdinand Gaillard, Aimé de Lemud, Nadar and Charles Waltner. Rather than simply tracing the rise of Modernism in the 19th century, Distinguished Images reconstitutes the period's cultural milieu through a series of case studies written with an eye to overarching forces at play. The result is the most original analysis of printmaking to appear in many years - a striking new account of a system in which printmaking, printmakers and art critics played roles that have been misunderstood"--Jacket
Ways around modernism by Stephen Bann( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres
Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of Romanticism by Patrick J Noon( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the garden : the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day by Nicholas Alfrey( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden
Art and the early photographic album( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the History of Art, Volume 77. This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute. The development of photography from the mid-nineteenth century onward transformed the conditions of appreciation, marketing, and distribution of works of art. The role of the photographic album in this history has not been previously explored in a published study. Here, in twelve collected essays, scholars discuss the many different types of albums that were pioneers in this change, the photographic processes they represent, and their relationship to older reproductive media, with examples drawn mainly from nineteenth-century France, Great Britain, and Germany
Utopias and the millennium( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia has always had a close, though ambivalent, relationship with millennialism. This relationship was probably at its most intense in England at the time of the Civil War; even when utopia aspired to secularism - as at the time of the French Revolution, or in nineteenth-century socialism - it continued to turn to millennial forms to recharge its energies. The essays in this book explore aspects of this relationship; some consider their role in the debate concerning human perfectibility, while others examine the rise of secularism. Further contributions reflect upon the apparent failure of the modern Communist utopia, note the recent reappearance of apocalyptic themes in fiction and social theory, or draw on the contributions of feminism and ecology. As our century ends, it seems that utopia and the millennium are once more locked in an uneasy embrace. With essays by Louis Marin, J.C. Davis, Louis James, Gregory Claeys, Krishan Kumar, Vita Fortunati, David Ayers, Jan Relf and John O'Neill
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The tradition of constructivism
The tradition of constructivismThe clothing of Clio : a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and FranceIan Hamilton Finlay : a visual primerParallel lines : printmakers, painters, and photographers in nineteenth-century FranceInterpreting contemporary artPaul Delaroche : history paintedThe true vine : on visual representation and the western traditionThe repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse
Alternative Names
Stephen Bann British art historian

Stephen Bann Brits kunsthistoricus

Stephen Bann historiador de l'art britànic

Stephen Bann historiador del arte británico

Stephen Bann historiador del arte británicu

Stephen Bann Suurbritannia kunstiajaloolane

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