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Wendorf, Richard

Works: 52 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 4,763 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: NX543, 821.5
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Most widely held works about Richard Wendorf
Most widely held works by Richard Wendorf
Sir Joshua Reynolds : the painter in society by Richard Wendorf( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendorf takes us into Reynolds's studio to show us the artist deploying his considerable social and theatrical skills in staging his sittings as carefully orchestrated performances. The painter's difficult relationship with his sister Frances (also an artist and writer), his complicated maneuvering with patrons, the manner in which he set himself up as an artist and businessman, his highly politicized career as the first president of the Royal Academy of Arts: as each of these aspects of Reynolds's practice comes under Wendorf's scrutiny, a new picture of the painter emerges - more sharply defined and fully fleshed than the Reynolds of past portraits, and clearly delineating his capacity for provoking ambivalence among friends and colleagues, and among viewers and readers today
William Collins and eighteenth-century English poetry by Richard Wendorf( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Collins (1721-1759) is one of several eighteenth-century poets who have received more attention for what they are said to have anticipated--the full-blooded Romanticism of Wordsworth and Coleridge--than for what they have achieved. Collins's career as a poet was brief, but the handful of major poems that he wrote in the mid -1740s has stirred interest among critics intrigued by the complexity and obscurity of his work and by the illness and possible madness that prematurely ended his life. Combining historical scholarship with close readings of all Collins's poems, Richard Wendorf provides the most comprehensive and detailed study to be devoted to the work of this enigmatic figure and to the forces that shaped his literary career. In doing so, he places Collins within an eighteenth-century poetic context and shows that his gift for myth-making makes him a vital link between the mythic poetry of Shakespeare and Spenser and that of the Romantics. Wendorf's opening and closing chapters examine the relationship between Collins's life and his work, providing an authoritative discussion of his supposed madness and of the myths of insanity that clouded his reputation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Wendorf argues that Collins's madness is problematical at best, and that much recent criticism is a distortion of his major work, which explores the transcendent powers of the irrational forces within us but is not necessarily the product of madness itself. The book's central chapters trace Collins's development as a poet and offer fresh approaches to his major odes. In these mature poems he turned from his early interest in Augustan poetry to very different sources of inspiration and came to reject the ordered and unified natural world of Pope and Thompson
Articulate images : the sister arts from Hogarth to Tennyson by Richard Wendorf( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of life : biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England by Richard Wendorf( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bold new study, Wendorf compares two arts--biography and portrait-painting--that have often been linked in a casual way but whose historical connections have remained unexplored. Reassessing the great age of English portraiture--from the arrival of Van Dyck to the publication of Boswell's Life of Johnson--Wendorf reveals that, despite their obvious differences, visual and verbal portraits often shared similar assumptions about the representation of historical character. Rooted in modern theory devoted to the comparison of literature and painting and to the problem of representation, the book examines each form of portraiture in terms of the other, bringing into discussion such writers as Izaak Walton, John Evelyn, John Aubrey, Roger North, Goldsmith, Johnson, Mrs. Piozzi, Boswell, and such artists as Van Kyck, Lely, Samuel Cooper, Jonathan Richardson, Hogarth, and Reynolds
The works of William Collins by William Collins( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Sir Joshua : essays on British art and cultural history by Richard Wendorf( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the analysis of specific artistic objects with an exploration of the cultural conditions in which they were created, this title includes themes such as what happens when a painter dies, the role of writing around and within visual objects, and the nature of evidence in art history
The scholar-librarian : books, libraries, and the visual arts by Richard Wendorf( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these essays Richard Wendorf's critical intelligence can be gauged in his analysis of works as diverse as the poetical manuscripts of Alexander Pope, Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, and Piranesi's early etchings, as well as various typographical and bibliographical issues. But several of these essays also reveal another side of the author as he writes in a more personal (and often humorous) style about collecting, libraries, and librarianship. Both critically and professionally Wendorf is a problem-solver, and readers will relish joining him as he examines the precise relationship between Piranesi's ruins and the etching process or as he persuades a potential donor to present a fabled letter by John Keats to Harvard University."--Jacket
America's membership libraries( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long Before the Establishment of public libraries in America, during the Colonial period and the early decades of the new Republic, thousands of "social" or membership libraries served as the primary venues for the circulation of books. This collection of sixteen essays represents the first attempt to provide, through individual histories of the largest surviving membership libraries, a composite portrait of this important movement in American library history. Although they sport different names - society library, library society, mercantile library, mechanics' institute, athenaeum - all of these institutions have played a significant role in the intellectual and cultural lives of their communities, which range from Boston, New York, and Charleston to Cincinnati, San Francisco, and La Jolla. Some continue to serve as the central library in their city, whereas others resemble large, independent research institutions. Each chapter in this book is intended to stand alone, and yet collectively these essays should suggest the evolution of a particular kind of American library during the past three centuries."--BOOK JACKET
The literature of collecting & other essays by Richard Wendorf( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophical essays related to collecting, in the world of books and of visual arts. Examines topics in library history, the career and relationships of eighteenth-century British painter Joshua Reynolds, recent theoretical and fictional texts about collecting, and the librarian-author's experiences as both critic and subject of portraiture"--Provided by publisher
Rare book and manuscript libraries in the twenty-first century by Richard Wendorf( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised versions of the talks presented at the symposium are presented here. A preliminary discussion paper opens the manuscript, exploring the implications of changing patterns in teaching, research, and scholarship, the new demands of the marketplace and libraries' resultant collection development, the changing technologies, future staffing, funding sources, and architecture and failing facilities. The preliminary paper acts as a catalyst for discussion and argument in the papers that follow. The book is organized into four sections, each covering a different session of the conference. The first section addresses the issue of technology, change, and the virtual library in the next century. The second section deals with libraries' roles as centers for research, especially concentrating on the debate of the original manuscript/book versus electronic access to the information contained within the book. Section three explores the future of collection development, the changing marketplace and economy, and the challenge of funding collection development in the coming century. A synopsis of the roundtable discussion closes the collection, offering four perspectives on the conference: (1) the true challenge that rare book libraries are faced with is personnel, getting and keeping people who will fight for their institutions, not with technology; (2) the importance of preserving the original, but doing so in cooperation with other libraries; (3) making rare book collections a research resource, not just a repository, in order to develop an audience and a need; (4) being aware of the shifting paradigms and assumptions in the disciplines the libraries serve in order to seize upon advances and opportunities. An appendix lists the names of all conference participants. (Mas)
The Boston Athenaeum : bicentennial essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Boston Athenaeum is an important and unusual cultural institution. The largest membership library in North America, the Athenaeum also boasts an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts as well as one of the most significant art collections at any American library. The twelve essays in this bicentennial publication address some of the most important events, issues, and initiatives during the Library's two hundred-year history."--Jacket
The American Museum in Britain by Richard Wendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renovation : photographs by Shellburne Thurber( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Hamilton's attitudes by Friedrich Rehberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranesi's double ruin by Richard Wendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All shook up : Thomas Kellner photographs the Boston Athenaeum by Richard Wendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marks in the fields : essays on the uses of manuscripts( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of brief essays from a group of international scholars, illustrating the evidentiary usefulness of manuscripts as well as their complexities. Early and recent manuscripts from the collections of the Houghton Library illuminate the subject
The works by William Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well said Mr. Northcote" : a keepsake to commemorate the two hundred eighty-ninth anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson and the fifty-second annual dinner of The Johnsonians, the Boston Athenaeum, 25 September 1998 by Richard Wendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the marginal annotations made by Hester Lynch Piozzi in her copy of James Northcote, Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds (London: Henry Colburn, 1818), now in the Houghton Library
Frances Reynolds and Samuel Johnson : a keepsake to mark the 286th birthday of Samuel Johnson and the 49th annual dinner of The Johnsonians( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Collins and eighteenth-century English poetry
William Collins and eighteenth-century English poetryArticulate images : the sister arts from Hogarth to TennysonThe elements of life : biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian EnglandAfter Sir Joshua : essays on British art and cultural historyThe scholar-librarian : books, libraries, and the visual artsAmerica's membership librariesThe literature of collecting & other essaysThe Boston Athenaeum : bicentennial essays
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Spanish (1)