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Spalding, Frances 1950-

Works: 116 works in 463 publications in 3 languages and 10,148 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Portraits  Pictorial works  Personal correspondence  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, wst, Other, Contributor
Classifications: ND497.B44, B
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Most widely held works about Frances Spalding
Most widely held works by Frances Spalding
Vanessa Bell by Frances Spalding( Book )

20 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Engelse schilderes Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
Whistler by Frances Spalding( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was one of the most original artists of the late nineteenth century. Flamboyant dandy and ebullient publicist, friend of Oscar Wilde, Whistler was also a meticulous craftsman dedicated to the perfection of his art. Whistler was born in America but trained in Paris. He began as a realist painter but gradually developed a startlingly original method of composition, refining his technique to the barest essentials. He was one of the first to argue that the abstract ingredients of a painting - the lines, shapes, colours and tones - could in themselves be the subject; he entitled the portrait of his mother Arrangement in Grey and Black. This book provides a wide survey of carefully selected works, making it an ideal introduction to Whistler's art
Roger Fry, art and life by Frances Spalding( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English painter and critic Roger Fry (1866 - 1934) was a member of the Bloomsbury Group. He was a scholar of the Old Masters, as well as an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. He raised public awareness of modern art in Britain
British art since 1900 by Frances Spalding( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to 20th century British art
Magnificent dreams : Burne-Jones and the late Victorians by Frances Spalding( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century painters and sculptors by Frances Spalding( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stevie Smith : a biography by Frances Spalding( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bloomsbury group by Frances Spalding( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bloomsbury Group was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society." "The Group began the twentieth century with a desire to rebel and challenge the religious, artistic, social and social taboos of Victorian England. Together they achieved a revolution in British style that resonates with contemporary painters, writers, actors, designers, fashion editors and publishers." "This book explores the impact of Bloomsbury personalities on each other, as well as how they shaped the development of British Modernism. Author Frances Spalking demonstrates how this network of artists, lovers and patrons recorded one another obsessively in both words and images. She presents nineteen fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the Group. Included in her revealing account are: Virginia and Leonard Woold, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington."--Jacket
Stevie Smith : a critical biography by Frances Spalding( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Hull. But moved to London at age of three and has lived in the same house ever since, wrote Stevie Smith in her own biographical note. The lack of external events in her life is to many people the best known thing about her. Yet she was far from reclusive, and was actively involved in the social as well as the intellectual life of literary London from the early thirties. In this thoughtful and serious work, Spalding reveals and explores the intimate relationship between the course of Stevie Smith's life and the evolution of her art
The Tate : a history by Frances Spalding( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was the inspiration and determination of one individual, the sugar magnate Henry Tate, which brought the Tate Gallery into being in 1897. In this first complete account, Frances Spalding assesses the impact of successive Directors and the changing place of the Tate in British cultural life. She draws on extensive archive materials, as well as interviews with past and present Directors, Trustees and staff to tell the story of the Tate."--Jacket
John Piper, Myfanwy Piper : lives in art by Frances Spalding( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of John Piper, one of the best loved and capacious English artists, and his wife the librettist Myfanwy Piper, friend of and collaborator with Benjamin Britten. Together they were at the heart of art, architecture, opera, and reshaping the perception of 'Englishness' in the mid-20th century
John Piper in the 1930s : abstraction on the beach by David Fraser Jenkins( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 280 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
Gwen Raverat : friends, family and affections by Frances Spalding( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan Grant : a biography by Frances Spalding( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan Grant was one of the best-known names on the British art scene and the most charismatic member of the Bloomsbury set. His life spanned great changes in society and art, from Edwardian times to the 1970s
Vanessa Bell by Vanessa Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accompanying publication showcases the oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper of Vanessa Bell in a stunning display of her vibrant and wide-ranging talent. Long overshadowed by the complexity of her family life and romantic entanglements, the editors assess Bell in the context of her relationship with sister, Virginia Woolf, and as muse and confidant to Roger Fry and Duncan Grant, but ultimately present an intrepid artist deserving of fresh consideration
Virginia Woolf : art, life and vision by Frances Spalding( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's many novels transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterisation. In charting some of the milestones in Woolfs life, both personal and professional, the author acknowledges the seen and unseen aspects of her subject; the outer and the inner, the recognisable and the concealed
Paper darts by Virginia Woolf( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomsbury reflections by Alen MacWeeney( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits and reminiscences of the family and friends of the Bloomsbury Group
Bridget Riley : paintings from the 1960s and 70s by Bridget Riley( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s, held at the Serpentine Gallery 18 June-30 August 1999
Prunella Clough : regions unmapped by Frances Spalding( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a comprehensive overview of Prunella Clough's entire career, Frances Spalding situates the development of Clough's art within the trajectory of her life and her involvement with teaching
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British art since 1900
WhistlerBritish art since 190020th century painters and sculptorsStevie Smith : a biographyThe Bloomsbury groupThe Tate : a historyJohn Piper, Myfanwy Piper : lives in artJohn Piper in the 1930s : abstraction on the beach
Alternative Names
Crabtree, Frances.

Crabtree, Frances 1950-

Frances Spalding British art historian

Frances Spalding Brits kunsthistorica

Frances Spalding historiadora de l'art britànica

Frances Spalding historiadora del arte británica

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スポールディング, フランセス