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Russell, John 1919-2008

Works: 329 works in 1,321 publications in 7 languages and 28,375 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: ND553.M37, 759.4
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Most widely held works by John Russell
The world of Matisse, 1869-1954 by John Russell( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life, career and works of Henri Matisse, the French artist who changed the course of Western art, with background information on the times in which he lived and other artists of his era
The meanings of modern art by John Russell( Book )

57 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised edition of a unique and illuminating survey of modern art includes a new final chapter with new illustrations on the art of the 1970s and 1980s and corrections in the text and index. "This book is based on two beliefs," says John Russell in his preface "One is that in art, as in the sciences, ours is one of the big centuries. The other is that the history of art, if properly set out, is the history of everything." It is in this spirit that the book deals with the major movements in art and the major artists since the 1860s, and it also interweaves the central historical and cultural events and themes of the modern period."--BOOK JACKET. "The Meanings of Modern Art is the work of a critic who has lived with modern art for almost half a century and has been close to many of those who have created the masterworks of our time. The book contains a choice of illustrations as exacting as it is generous, and the 367 illustrations in color and in black and white are integrated with the text. The history of art as presented here is truly "the history of everything." In the words of the College Art Association, which in 1978 gave John Russell its Mather Award for art criticism, "John Russell can illuminate everything from the stones of Egypt to the bricks of Carl Andre.""--BOOK JACKET
Seurat by John Russell( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lively and most readable account of Seurat's life and artistic development... Mr. Russell contributes some important original insights." -- The Burlington Magazine
Paris by John Russell( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop art redefined by John Russell( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst: life and work by John Russell( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse : father & son by John Russell( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Post-Impressionist artist Henri Matisse and his son, art dealer Pierre Matisse (1900-1989), is at the heart of this revealing biography. Pierre Matisse moved from France to New York in his 20s to establish a gallery, where he introduced such major European artists as Miró, Giacometti, Balthus, and Dubuffet to the United States. Art critic John Russell has created a seamless narrative based on exclusive access to Pierre Matisse's vast unpublished archives, which hold 30 years of near-daily letters between father and son as well as a vast correspondence with the artists he represented. The result is an insider's look at the lives and creative efforts of some of the 20th century's most important artists
Francis Bacon by John Russell( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vuillard by John Russell( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private view; the lively world of British art by Bryan Robertson( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how London became, with Paris and New York, one of the world's three capitals of art ; how the creative dynanicism of British art came to dominate the international scene
Francis Bacon by John Russell( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1st ed.: 1971. Met register
Art, the critics' choice : 150 masterpieces of western art selected and defined by the experts( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses text and exemplary works to chronicle the history of Western art
The colonel's photograph by Eugène Ionesco( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los relatos de este libro fueron el punto de partida de algunas de las obras teatrales más célebres de Ionesco (Víctimas del deber, 1953; El rinoceronte, 1959). Al igual que en su teatro del absurdo, el preciso realismo de su pluma acoge de manera asombrosamente natural lo fantástico y lo imaginario, conjugando el pesimismo característico que denuncia la falta de sentido de la condición humana y su extrañeza y aislamiento radicales con el humor delirante y las situaciones enormemente cómicas de muchas de sus páginas
London by John Russell( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Russell's memoir of London goes back to before the great fire of 1666, when the modern city was formed. It looks inside St. Paul's Cathedral, under Wren's great dome, and into Westminster Abbey, where the author spent many midnight hours on fire-fighting duty during World War II and came to know the monuments lining the walls as well as he knew the furniture in his own living room. It offers a privileged peek inside Buckingham Palace as well as a leisurely stroll through John Nash's Regent's Park
Henry Moore by Henry Moore( Book )

18 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitvoerig, rijk geïllustreerd overzicht van leven en werk van de Engelse beeldhouwer (geb. 1898)
Shakespeareʹs country by John Russell( Book )

45 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meanings of modern art by John Russell( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of modern art from the Impressionists to the present, with a new chapter on the art of the seventies and eighties, and corrections and revisions in the text
G. Braque by John Russell( Book )

19 editions published in 1959 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the garden by Jennifer Bartlett( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jennifer Bartlett: In the Garden takes a focused look at the work she produced between 1980 and 1983, a series now referred to as her In the Garden pieces. The genesis of In the Garden was Bartlett’s year spent at a friend’s villa in Nice, France. Initially disappointed with the grey weather and the run-down house, she channeled her energy into working with what she had—a small backyard with a pool, a dense line of cypresses, and a small sculpture of a boy urinating into the water. The ultimate result was a group of almost 200 drawings of the same scene, in a dizzying range of styles and executed in ten mediums, from pointillism in colored pencil to impressionistic pastels and Matisse-like gouaches."
Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den irske maler Francis Bacon (1909-1992), både hans liv og hans kunst
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Matisse : father & son
Alternative Names
John Russell Brits kunstcriticus

John Russell critico d'arte britannico

John Russell critique d'art américano-britannique

John Russell US-amerikanischer Kunstkritiker

Russell, John 1919-2008

جان راسل

ラッセル, ジョン

ラッセルジョン 1919-2008


English (373)

French (19)

German (17)

Chinese (3)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

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