WorldCat Identities

Beck, James H.

Overview
Works: 213 works in 572 publications in 8 languages and 9,400 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  History  Case studies  Drawings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewee, Contributor
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 )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This up-to-date survey of the finest moments in Western painting form Masaccio through Michelangelo and Titian covers some fifty artists and their work and includes 450 colour illustrations
Art restoration : the culture, the business and the scandal by James H Beck( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 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."--BOOK JACKET. "The authors discuss the recent restoration of three Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the high points - and perhaps now also one of the tragedies - in the history of Western art. New evidence is presented of what has been done, and why, and it is certain to be controversial. Also examined are the restoration policies of the National Gallery and, so far as they can be learned from what the Gallery is prepared to reveal, their effects. These will prove controversial too."--BOOK JACKET. "The authors enquire into the social, cultural and, increasingly, commercial factors that underlie the recent spate of restorations which have produced what amounts to a restoration establishment with its own networks, priorities and interests. Last, they offer hope not only that change is possible but also that the need for change is beginning to be recognized, and they put forward ideas for hastening the process."--BOOK JACKET
Three worlds of Michelangelo by James H Beck( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Korean and held by 740 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 )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognising the precocious talent of Raphael, then aged twenty-six, Pope Julius II commissioned him to paint scenes based on the four branches of learning: Theology, Poetry, Jurisprudence and Philosophy. He created monumental works that attempted to unite the worlds of science, philosophy and art.-Publisher's description
Raphael by Raphael( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael by James H Beck( Book )

21 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 632 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 held by 562 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 554 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 )

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

Demonstrates the master's system of fashioning the human body
Jacopo della Quercia by James H Beck( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael before Rome( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaccio, the documents by James H Beck( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci : Renaissance master( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He is widely regarded as the greatest artist who ever lived. Yet this remarkable genius was equally skilled as an architect, engineer and scientist. Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces are among the most famous and treasured works ever created. His revolutionary techniques transformed art, but he never achieved the fame enjoyed by his younger rival Michelangelo. Explore Leonardo's life from his Tuscan boyhood to his death in France. Extensive use of da Vinci's journals, notes and sketches provide valuable insight into the mind of a genius who anticipated many of the advances of modern science
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 188 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 131 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 104 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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages 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

Raffael by James H Beck( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Raphael : the Stanza della Segnatura
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Art restoration : the culture, the business and the scandalThree worlds of MichelangeloRaphael : the Stanza della SegnaturaRaphaelRaphaelMichelangelo : the Medici ChapelJacopo della QuerciaFrom Duccio to Raphael : connoisseurship in crisis
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 historiador de l'art estatunidenc

James Beck historiador del arte estadounidense

James Beck historien de l'art américain

James Beck US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Джеймс Бек

جیمز بک

เจมส์ เบ็ค

ベック, ジェームズ・H

Languages
English (197)

Italian (36)

German (13)

Latin (7)

French (5)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)