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Shanes, Eric

Works: 181 works in 598 publications in 6 languages and 15,674 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Secretary
Classifications: ND1942.T8, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Shanes
The life and masterworks of Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dali, Eric Shanes explores the rise and fall of Dali, setting his art in the context of his life and paying special attention to Dali's most important years: the late 1920s and the 1930s. Then Eric Shanes perceptively analyses the 149 works reproduced in colour that, along the commentaries, fully reveal the range of Dali's invention and vision
Warhol by Eric Shanes( )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes his personal life, his approach to art of his youth, his work as a commercial artists, and his emergence to the art world in New York City in the early 1960's
Pop art by Eric Shanes( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a new perspective on the Pop Art creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. The book discusses the major contributors to the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition right up to the present, including a number of artists who have never previously been associated with so-called Pop Art but whose work showed a strong interest in mass-culture. The book reproduces over 150 of the key works of the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition, allowing the reader to have a closer look and better understanding of these images
Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( )

10 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is best known for his unique and striking style with an extraordinary repertoire reaching out across film, painting, photography, and sculpture. Whilst his name may be most commonly associated with Surrealism, Dalí consummately displayed mastery over such broad genres as classical, modernist, and Cubist styles. A crucial figure in art history, Dalí has inspired countless literary works and this edifying Best Of volume gives readers a fascinating insight into the life and career highlights of one of art's most controversial and exciting pioneers."
Constantin Brancusi by Eric Shanes( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of nineteenth-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and includes statements from the artist, notes on technique, a chronology, and over one hundred illustrations
Turner : the great watercolours by Eric Shanes( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is published to accompany the Royal Academy's unparalleled survey of Turner's watercolours
The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner (Temporis) by Eric Shanes( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prolific master J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden in 1775 and has left over 19,000 artworks that have eventually given to the fog of London its Turnerian savour. Turner was one of the most important Romantic when it came to landscapes, with an inimitable flair for seascapes, and a pioneer of mixing tone and hue. Today his works figure in the collections of the top museums of London, New York and Washington DC
Turner's picturesque views in England and Wales, 1825-1838 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol by Eric Shanes( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the major works of artist Andy Warhol and explores his personal life, career accomplishments, and impact on twentieth-century art
Jack Beal by Eric Shanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Beal first attained prominence in the early 1960s when he was one of the first American artists to renounce abstract expressionism for realist painting, feeling that he was raising rather than lowering the stakes of his art by doing so. Since then the artist has, in author Eric Shanes's words, "mined a rich vein of representation, which has usually demonstrated a fine sense of observation, an inventive painterliness, an acute responsiveness to shape and pattern, the ability to create dynamic compositional structures, and always the willingness to take artistic risks rather than languish in a single mode of picture making. Moreover, in his best works, Beal's pushing of representational forms to their interface with abstraction has been responsible for the creation of some of the most striking and unusual images of the period." Jack Beal, the first monograph on this leading American artist, surveys his entire oeuvre to date, including paintings, murals, drawings, and prints, beginning with what he himself regards as his first important picture, The Saw (1964). Beal's increasing desire "to make the world inside the canvas nearly as real as the world beyond it," to make the pictorial space as believable as real space, coincided with a decision to tackle narrative in his work - an unfashionable stance and another way of raising the stakes of his art. This combination resulted in a painting of a mythological subject which was also, perhaps more significantly, his first major treatment of the reclining female nude, Danae I of 1965. Through the next decade Beal painted a series of nudes that includes many of his most important paintings; the series concluded and culminated in a second treatment of Danae in 1972. Usually these nudes are set amid complex patterns and shapes including both setting and still-life details. Beal's oeuvre also includes still-lifes done for their own sake; portraits; landscapes; allegories, such as a series on the Virtues and Vices; and a group of murals on the history of labor commissioned by the United States government's General Services Administration to adorn the new Labor Department Building in Washington - the first such project sponsored by the federal government since the great spate of commissions during the 1930s. Through all the artist's work run his passionate moralism and sensuality, which combine with a consummate grasp of his craft to provide works that resonate with visual poetry and emotional density. Shanes concludes his survey of Jack Beal's life and work: "He has been responsible for a serious body of work, and at his best he has created images of complexity and feeling, pictures that have certainly placed representationalism back on the agenda of serious art ... And in his best paintings he has given us rich images that enjoy the power equally to delight us visually, move us emotionally, and stimulate us intellectually." Jack Beal reproduces all of the artist's most important works, including sixty-four in full color, conveying a range and balance of colors of extraordinary freshness and richness. They are accompanied by a major essay written by Shanes, a bibliography, biographical outline, lists of exhibitions and public collections, and index
Impressionist London by Eric Shanes( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part art history, part social history, Impressionist London vivaciously chronicles the responses of French and other Impressionists to that irrepressibly dynamic city. Turn-of-the-century London was the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful city on earth. Its seething activity proved a heady source of inspiration to the French Impressionists, who painted more scenes of London - its grassy parks, mysterious fogs, and bustling riverscapes - than of any other city outside Paris
The golden age of watercolours : the Hickman Bacon collection by Eric Shanes( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Watercolour flourished as an artistic medium in late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. Its transparency afforded both rich colour and exact tonal control, while its portability, speed of drying and relative technical ease permitted direct contact with nature, as well as great expressivity. The spontaneity of watercolour made it the perfect medium for capturing the fleeting light and weather effects of Britain, and, because of it, there arose a group of painters who put English art on the global cultural map." "These 'Golden Age' watercolourists included John Robert Cozens, Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner, John Sell Cotman, David Cox and Peter de Wint. Cozens expanded the spatial breadth and character of landscape images, influencing both Girtin and Turner. Turner used watercolour to search for future images, producing a body of work that prefigures abstract painting. For Cotman, watercolour permitted a highly lucid method of representing reality, while it allowed Cox great expressiveness and de Wint the ability to find his imagery within the very act of painting itself. Such later artists as Louis Francia, Richard Parkes Bonington, Thomas Shotter Boys, William James Miller and John Frederick Lewis equally employed watercolour in the most virtuosic ways possible."--Jacket
Turner's human landscape by Eric Shanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner's England : a survey in watercolors by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner's rivers, harbours, and coasts by Eric Shanes( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Mr Turner : the first forty years : 1775-1815 by Eric Shanes( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) was arguably Britain's greatest painter. Through a remarkable amount of groundbreaking research, and by rigorously examining the existing evidence concerning the artist's first 40 years. Eric Shanes has been able to unearth a mass of new information, forge many fresh links and provide a great number of original insights. His own training as a painter has enabled him to bring a profound understanding to the practical side of Turner, and thereby reveal many aspects of the output that have hitherto been overlooked. In order to intensify our grasp of the interrelationship between Turner the man and Turner the painter, this book contains over 450 illustrations that form an integral part of the story. As a consequence, we are able to perceive the exact trajectory of Turner's formative years and early maturity more clearly than ever before. Within a strictly chronological framework, Turner's personal and creative developments are charted in tandem, offering an exploration of his stengths and weaknesses of character, and his intellectual and emotional complexity. Shanes provides an unrivalled account of Turner's creative aims and responses, his imaginative and technical evolution, his poetic aspirations and identifications, his strong sense of duty and his educative ambitions. No less closely scrutinised are Turner's mastery of art-world politics, his wider political outlook, his professional relationships, his sales, financial dealings and investments, his travels, and even the buildings in which he lived and worked. Ultimately, we are shown that, despite his difficulties with verbal communication, Turner possessed one of the sharpest and most dazzling minds in the entire history of art. -- from dust jacket
Turner by Eric Shanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pop art tradition : responding to mass-culture by Eric Shanes( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a radically new perspective on the so-called 'Pop Art' creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. It does so by enhancing the term 'Pop Art' which has always been recognised as a misnomer, for it obscures far more than it clarifies. Instead, the book connects all the art in question to mass-culture which has always provided its core inspiration. Above all, the book suggests that this Mass-Culture Art has created a new Modernist tradition which is still flourishing. The book traces that tradition through the forty or more years since Pop/Mass-Culture Art first came into being in the 1950s, and locates it within its larger historical context. Naturally the book discusses the major contributors to the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition right up to the present, in the process including a number of artists who have never previously been connected with so-called 'Pop Art' but who have always been primarily interested in mass-culture, and who are therefore partially or totally connected with Pop/Mass-Culture Art. The book reproduces in colour and discusses in great detail over 150 of the key works of the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition. Often this involves the close reading of images whose meaning has largely escaped understanding previously. The result is a book that qualitatively is fully on a level with Eric Shanes's other best-selling and award-winning writings."--Publisher's website
J.M.W. Turner by Eric Shanes( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner nació en Covent Garden, Londres, en 1775. Hijo de un barbero, fue un maestro prolífico que a su muerte en 1851 dejó más de 19.000 obras. La selección de las obras que se incluirían en este título ha sido un reto mayúsculo en sí mismo. En lo que respecta a los paisajes, Turner era un romántico con un talento inigualable para las escenas marítimas, así como un pionero en el uso de nuevas técnicas para dotar a sus obras de matices y tonos, derivadas de su honda admiración por la teoría de los colores de Goethe. Solo un gran crítico de arte como John Ruskin fue capaz de interpretar s
Hockney posters by David Hockney( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his career, Hockney's work has been the subject of numerous one-man exhibitions all over the world. These shows are advertised by posters--many of them supervised by Hockney or actually produced by him--that represent a graphic summary of his work. Hockney has traveled widely, taking inspiration from the places he has visited, and the posters follow his travels and exhibitions. His work has gone through a wide range of styles, and his posters chart and reflect these changes. Only one definitive private collection exists, containing more than 120 examples of his posters. Hockney Posters is the illustrated catalogue of a comprehensive exhibition derived from this collection, shown in Britain, Japan; and the United States to mark David Hockney's fiftieth birthday."--book jacket
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