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Beck, James H.

Overview
Works: 194 works in 511 publications in 9 languages and 8,798 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Drawings  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: ND623.R2, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James H Beck
Italian Renaissance painting by James H Beck( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three worlds of Michelangelo by James H Beck( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personalities of artists often lie hidden behind veils of fact, myth, and hearsay. Seizing on clues found in hundreds of contemporary documents, many in the artist's own hand, a scholar-detective redefines Michelangelo from his earliest relationships to the days of his heroic labor on the Sistine Chapel. In James Beck's account, three men perceived and helped shape Michelangelo's creative powers. His stern father, Lodovico, instilled in him a rigorous work ethic. Their relationship, however, would be defined by bitterness: Lodovico longed for his son to train for a lucrative occupation, perhaps as a merchant or a lawyer, vigorously opposing Michelangelo's desire to become a painter. Even after Michelangelo achieved fame, he wrote Lodovico that "all the difficulties I have undergone, I always did for your love." At a critical juncture in Michelangelo's youth, support came from the most powerful man in Florence, the imperious ruler Lorenzo de'Medici. In his late twenties, Michelangelo began his third crucial alliance, this time with the recently elected Pope Julius II, in Rome. Three Worlds of Michelangelo offers an entirely new approach to understanding the mind, temperament, and sexuality of an unparalleled artist who, even in his own time, was called divine
Raphael : the Stanza della Segnatura by James H Beck( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bild-Textband zu Leben und Werk des italienischen Renaissancemalers (1483-1520)
Raphael by Raphael( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael by James H Beck( Book )

19 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in Abrams' Masters of Art series features a biography of Raphael by art historian James Beck and forty colorplate reproductions of the artist's work
Leonardo's rules of painting : an unconventional approach to modern art by James H Beck( Book )

20 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo : the Medici Chapel by James H Beck( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisk billedværk om Michelangelo Buonarrotis (1475-1564) gravkapel for medicierne i Firenze
Michelangelo : a lesson in anatomy by Michelangelo Buonarroti( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the master's system of fashioning the human body
Art restoration : the culture, the business and the scandal by James H Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with one of the most important and contentious issues in the world of fine art. Starting in the 1970s a mania has developed for restorations of works of art. London's National Gallery (first in this field by several decades), Washington's National Gallery, the Metropolitan, the Louvre, the Prado, the Uffizi, and others besides, are restoring their collections on a wholesale basis. Much of what is being done is radical and, in its effects, irreversible. Yet a generation from now, or less, the assumptions and the most advanced technologies of today may well be regarded as backward, misconceived or plain wrong
Jacopo della Quercia by James H Beck( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael before Rome by James H Beck( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaccio, the documents by James H Beck( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacopo della Quercia e il portale di San Petronio a Bologna by James H Beck( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber tertius de ingeneis ac edifitiis non usitatis by Mariano Taccola( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Duccio to Raphael : connoisseurship in crisis by James H Beck( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyranny of the detail : contemporary art in an urban setting by James H Beck( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un occhio su Michelangelo : le tombe dei Medici nella Sagrestia nuova di S. Lorenzo a Firenze dopo il restauro by James H Beck( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ilaria del Carretto : di Jacopo della Quercia by James H Beck( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raffael by James H Beck( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous forme d'un mince album cartonné, une introduction à la connaissance du peintre. Trois sections: présentation de l'artiste et de son temps accompagnée d'illustrations d'époque, reproduction en couleurs de 28 de ses tableaux, commentaire de chacun. Présentation matérielle attrayante et soignée. Qualité plus qu'honnête des reproductions en couleurs. [SDM]
Patricia Nix by Patricia Nix( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Three worlds of Michelangelo
Alternative Names
Beck, J. H.

Beck, J. H. (James Henry)

Beck, J. H. (James Henry), 1930-2007

Beck, James.

Beck, James, 1930-....

Beck, James 1930-2007

Beck, James H.

Beck, James Henry

Beck, James Henry 1930-2007

Beck, Jim 1930-2007

James Beck Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1930-2007)

James Beck US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Джеймс Бек

جیمز بک

เจมส์ เบ็ค

ベック, ジェームズ・H

Languages
English (179)

Italian (38)

German (13)

French (9)

Latin (7)

Japanese (4)

Polish (3)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Three worlds of MichelangeloRaphael : the Stanza della SegnaturaRaphaelMichelangelo : the Medici ChapelArt restoration : the culture, the business and the scandalJacopo della QuerciaFrom Duccio to Raphael : connoisseurship in crisis