WorldCat Identities

Beck, James H.

Overview
Works: 209 works in 555 publications in 8 languages and 9,454 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  History  Case studies  Drawings 
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 )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,081 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 )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
Three worlds of Michelangelo by James H Beck( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 749 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 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 699 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 566 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 557 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 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael before Rome by James H Beck( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 389 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

Leonardo da Vinci : Renaissance master( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 202 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 186 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 )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 65 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]
 
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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 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 (192)

Italian (40)

German (12)

French (10)

Latin (7)

Japanese (4)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Art restoration : the culture, the business and the scandalThree worlds of MichelangeloRaphael : the Stanza della SegnaturaRaphaelMichelangelo : the Medici ChapelJacopo della QuerciaFrom Duccio to Raphael : connoisseurship in crisis