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Honour, Hugh

Works: 191 works in 1,088 publications in 10 languages and 27,213 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Art  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Speaker, Adapter
Classifications: N5300, 709
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Most widely held works by Hugh Honour
The Penguin dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture by John Fleming ( Book )
98 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 3,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For more than thirty years, The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture has been a standard work of reference." "Encyclopedic in breadth, it describes key individuals, styles, movements, materials, and terms from Aalto to Zakharov, from the Acropolis to ziggurats. Major entries range up to several pages in length and include cross references and bibliographies for further reading." "Now renamed The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, this new edition has been completely reworked by John Fleming and Hugh Honour. All entries have been updated as necessary, many new ones have been written, and much greater prominence has now been given to landscape architecture, one of the most dynamic and important growth fields of recent years."--BOOK JACKET
The visual arts : a history by Hugh Honour ( Book )
47 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume, The Visual Arts: A History presents art as an integrated dimension of human activity. With insight and elegance, it offers an authoritative, balanced, and stimulating account of the arts - ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some 30,000 years ago to contemporary installation pieces by Jenny Holzer and Gary Hill. The scope is international, including the art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The fine arts are represented, of course, by painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography. But so are other arts: textiles, coins, pottery, enamels, gold and silver work, Earth and Land Art, Body and Video Art, to name a few. Authors Hugh Honour and John Fleming, two of this century's most esteemed art historians, explore the purpose and meaning of art in ways that challenge conventional ideas about "progress" and aesthetic enjoyment. They show how art can give pleasure and also deepen our self-knowledge. They guide us in understanding the visual arts' role in maintaining beliefs, practicing rituals, and transmitting moral and social codes. On the practical side, their text presents a sound account of techniques and methods of painting, building, and sculpting, and it explains the basic tools of the visual arts, such as color and perspective systems
Dictionary of the decorative arts by Hugh Honour ( Book )
61 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romanticism by Hugh Honour ( Book )
52 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'This stylish and erudite thematic study of the influence Romanticism exerts upon Western culture and particularly the visual arts is the companion volume to Honour's equally valuable New-classicism.... The text is supported by a useful selection of illustrations.... Excellent footnotes and a good index
A world history of art by Hugh Honour ( Book )
104 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this fourth edition, the authors expand their account of specific periods and artforms. Many discussions - from late Gothic art to 19th-century Dutch landscape painting to Native American art - have been treated at greater length, and a new final chapter added to cover the 1980s and 1990s
The Horizon book of the arts of China by 1958- ) Horizon (New York ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encompasses sculpture, calligraphy, painting, rubbing, woodcuts, ceramics, decorative arts, architecture, and art objects of the Chinese
Neo-classicism by Hugh Honour ( Book )
56 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classicism and Neo-classicism - Vision of antiquity - Art and revolution - The ideal - Sensibility and the sublime
The companion guide to Venice by Hugh Honour ( Book )
35 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author, describes not only the great showpieces of Venice, but also the Venetians themselves, the smaller streets and canals, the parts of the city not usually seen by the tourist, and what is most worth visiting in the outlying islands and on the mainland. He also provides practical information on such subjects as seasons and routes for going to Venice, hotels and restaurants and shops and on the complexities of the water - transport system
A dictionary of architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner ( Book )
54 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cabinet makers and furniture designers by Hugh Honour ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new golden land : European images of America from the discoveries to the present time by Hugh Honour ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace Walpole by Hugh Honour ( Book )
33 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1890 biography of the English historian, politician, man of letters, and author of the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764), is written in a light and anecdotal style yet with sound literary judgment. Walpole has an almost perfect memoirist in Mr. Dobson, was the verdict of the New York Times
Chinoiserie; the vision of Cathay by Hugh Honour ( Book )
30 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goldsmiths & silversmiths by Hugh Honour ( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies of 50 goldsmiths and silversmiths from 10 countries and 11 centuries
The Venetian hours of Henry James, Whistler, and Sargent by Hugh Honour ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lexikon der Weltarchitektur : mit einer umfassenden Bibliographie und einem Ortsregister der Abbildungen by Nikolaus Pevsner ( Book )
49 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This German translation of the Dictionary of architecture by Pevsner, Honour, and Fleming is intended both for professionals and interested laypersons. It contains over 2,900 articles and 3,400 illustrations covering architects and architectural schools, architectural history of countries and regions, definitions of stylistic concepts, technical terms, and building styles
A heritage of images: a selection of lectures by Fritz Saxl ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algemene kunstgeschiedenis by Hugh Honour ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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From the American revolution to World War I by Hugh Honour ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Honour, H.
Honour, H. (Hugh)
オナー, ヒュー
English (546)
German (75)
Spanish (21)
Italian (13)
French (12)
Dutch (7)
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