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Yale Center for British Art

Works: 771 works in 1,578 publications in 4 languages and 38,783 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Portraits  Biography 
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Classifications: N6797.T88, 759.2
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Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Turner was profoundly influenced by the eighteenth-century aesthetic theory of the "sublime." However, as Andrew Wilton now shows, the sublime was not merely a springboard for Turner's innovations; he reinterpreted the theory with great individualism and offered it to the world as a fresh and even more far-reaching philosophy of art. The 140 illustrations, which include 32 in color, reproduce watercolors and prints that demonstrate the development of Turner's response to the sublime in areas as various as architecture, the picturesque, the "terrific," the sea, cities, mountains, and lakes. Many of the subjects have not previously been published
Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in America of Bacon's paintings since his death in 1992, will give uninhibited voice to the thoughts of three prominent scholars of his art. Art historians Dennis Farr and Sally Yard, and Bacon's friend and biographer Michael Peppiatt discuss their views of the artist's intense and unsettling body of work, introducing a wealth of material that sheds new light on his creative life and working methods. Accompanying the essays are three historic interviews with the artist by Michael Peppiatt. Finally, Dennis Farr provides authoritative and illuminating discussion of each work in the exhibition."--Jacket
The art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant by Richard Shone( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word Bloomsbury most often summons the novels of Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster or images of artists and intellectuals debating the hot parlor topics of 1910s and 1920s London: literary aesthetics, agnosticism, defining truth and goodness, and the ideas of Bertrand Russell, A.N. Whitehead, and G.E. Moore. But the Bloomsbury Group also played a prominent role in the development of modernist painting in Britain. The work of artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and their colleagues was often audacious and experimental, and proved to be one of the key influences on twentieth-century British art and design. This catalogue, published to accompany a major international exhibition of the Bloomsbury painters originating at the Tate Gallery in London and traveling to the Yale Center for British Art and the Huntington Art Gallery, provides a new look at the visual side of a movement that is more generally known for its literary production. It traces the artists' development over several decades and assesses their contribution to modernism. Catalogue entries on two hundred works, all illustrated in color, bring out the chief characteristics of Bloomsbury painting--domestic, contemplative, sensuous, and essentially pacific. These are seen in landscapes, portraits, and still lifes set in London, Sussex, and the South of France, as well as in the abstract painting and applied art that placed these artists at the forefront of the avant-garde before the First World War. Portraits of family and friends--from Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes to Aldous Huxley and Edith Sitwell--highlight the cultural and social setting of the group. Essays by leading scholars provide further insights into the works and the changing critical reaction to them, exploring friendships and relationships both within and outside of Bloomsbury, as well as the movement's wider social, economic, and political background
George Stubbs, 1724-1806 by George Stubbs( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stubbs was for too long under-valued by the label 'Mr. Stubbs the Horse Painter'. He is now recognized as deserving an equal place with his contemporaries Gainsborough and Reynolds in the foremost rank of British art. He is the most original and searching of all animal painters, whether his subject is a broodmare and foal, a monkey, or a poodle in a punt; he is also a realistic and perceptive portraitist of human beings, as much a master of the art of class distinction in eighteenth-century England as he is of the anatomy of the horse. Above all, he is a master of design, able to translate faithful observations from nature into unforgettable images. This is by far the most fully illustrated book on Stubbs available. All the works in Tate Gallery's George Stubbs exhibition of 1984-1985 are reproduced in colour, including some which have never before been reproduced, and focusing on many fascinating details in his work."--Provided by publisher
Gwen John : an interior life by Cecily Langdale( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British watercolors : drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Yale Center for British Art by Scott Wilcox( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth : a retrospective by Penelope Curtis( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth's career spanned five decades, from 1925 to 1975. Her style moved from figuration, through geometric and organic abstraction, to the internationally acclaimed grandeur of her large-scale, post-war work. Her best known sculpture is associated with the landscape around St. Ives in Cornwall: 'I used colour and strings in many of the carvings ... The colour plunged me into the depths of water, caves or shadows deeper than the carved concavities themselves. The strings were the tension I felt between myself and the sea, the wind or the hills.'. This publication focuses on Hepworth's unique carvings. It reassesses her reputation in the light of attention recently paid to her contemporaries, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore and offers the opportunity to look afresh at a major British artist
Searching for Shakespeare by Tarnya Cooper( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the authenticity of the Chandos portrait and five others as true likenesses of playwright William Shakespeare, and explores Shakespeare's life and world, presenting and describing individual costumes, theater models, manuscripts, and maps from his time as well as portraits of his contemporaries
James Tissot : Victorian life, modern love by Nancy Rose Marshall( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Tissot (1836-1902), the wry and urbane observer of manners and fashions, painted scenes from the life of "society" that simmer with undercurrents of sexual drama. This book presents nearly a hundred paintings, prints, and watercolors from every phase of Tissot's career, including such signature paintings as The Ball on Shipboard, Hush! (The Concert), and London Visitors." "Nancy Rose Marshall and Malcolm Warner explore Tissot's themes and interests and consider the influence on his work of Charles Baudelaite's brilliant essay on the aesthetics of modernity, Le Peintre de la vie moderne. They examine how Tissot dealt with the ways of modern love in Paris and London in the later nineteenth century."--Jacket
Presences of nature : British landscape, 1780-1830 by Louis Hawes( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwardian opulence : British art at the dawn of the twentieth century by Angus Trumble( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian age was as brief as the Victorian era that preceded it was long. It has been depicted as an indolent summer afternoon of imperial and elite complacency, but also as a period of rapid political, economic, and artistic change, culminating in the First World War. This magnificent book explores themes of power, nostalgia, and a contrasting lightness of touch that characterized the period. Issues of creation, consumption, and display are examined through a range of objects, including portraits by Sargent and Boldini, diamond tiaras and ostrich-feather fans, jewel-like Autochrome color photography, and a spectacular embroidered gown that belonged to the American-born Vicereine of India. Spanning divides of class and geography, this book identifies opulence and leisure as driving forces for the domestic and imperial British economic engine in the early years of the 20th century
Francis Hayman by Brian Allen( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Parkes Bonington--on the pleasure of painting by Patrick J Noon( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and his worlds by T. J Barringer( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade, this multi-disciplinary volume chronicles the iconography of sugar, slavery, and the topography of Jamaica from the beginning of British rule in 1655 to the aftermath of emancipation in the 1840s
Mrs. Delany & her circle by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canaletto in England : a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755 by Charles Beddington( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on Canaletto in England, reproducing the views of London he painted while there as well as the Italian and imaginary views he painted in response to the vigorous demands of his patrons." "The book, which also serves as the catalogue of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art and Dulwich Picture Gallery, offers a full study of Canaletto's English period along with detailed catalogue entries for about fifty paintings and twenty drawings. The works depict such landmarks as St. Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, and Westminster Bridge as well as inventive scenes in which the artist playfully reorganizes a view or places a familiar element in an unexpected location."--Jacket
The Grosvenor Gallery : a palace of art in Victorian England by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hodges 1744-1797 : the art of exploration by William Hodges( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hodges is well known as the artist who accompanied Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific as official landscape painter. This book--a major reappraisal of his career and reputation--presents him as one of the most intriguing and controversial painters of his age. Foremost scholars consider Hodges's work in terms of the rise of ethnology, the investigation of Indian history, the encounter with peoples "without history," and the development of empirical science and rationalism. Previous accounts of Hodges have often treated him secondarily to Cook and the history of geographical exploration. This volume redresses this situation in the light of recent developments in the history of eighteenth-century British art, which seek to understand art and aesthetics within a broader framework of social and imperial history
Photographs by Snowdon : a retrospective [exhibition] by Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Snowdon is one of the most versatile photographers of his generation. This book presents a variety of his work spanning five decades, from his early reportage of London in the 1950s to his photographs of leading figures in the arts today. He is still a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and to Vogue, for which he took his first pictures over forty-five years ago, making him the magazine's longest-serving contributor."--Jacket
British art treasures from Russian Imperial collections in the Hermitage by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sumptuously illustrated book coincides with the bicentenary of the death of the Empress Catherine the Great. It examines the story of the acquisition of these treasures and of the cultural relations between Britain and Russia in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The distinguished art critic John Russell provides an introduction for this book, and eminent British and Russian scholars offer chapters on such topics as British gardeners and the vogue of the
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Francis Bacon : a retrospective
Francis Bacon : a retrospectiveThe art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan GrantSearching for ShakespeareJames Tissot : Victorian life, modern loveRichard Parkes Bonington--on the pleasure of paintingArt and emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and his worldsMrs. Delany & her circleCanaletto in England : a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755
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British Art Center at Yale.

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Yale Center for British Art

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Yale centro d'arte britannica

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Yale University British Art Center

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