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Hall, Marcia B.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 7,739 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Travelogues (Television programs) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Marcia B Hall
Color and meaning : practice and theory in Renaissance painting by Marcia Brown Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of color has long been recognized as a significant factor in our experience of painting, but until recently it has been neglected by art historians. With the development of new technologies since World War II, however, art historians have made important discoveries that have substantially enlarged our understanding of technique and the subtle effects of color. Color and Meaning: Practice and Theory in Renaissance Painting, 1300-1600 draws upon these recent scientific discoveries made in the conservation laboratories and applies them in close readings of twenty major paintings by artists such as Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Tintoretto. No mere history of technique, however, this book integrates the recent scientific discoveries with the traditional approaches of art history, including documentary evidence and stylistic analysis. Elucidating how color and technique contribute to, and are often identical with, meaning, it provides the first modern consideration of Renaissance painting both as physical objects and as monuments of cultural history
The sacred image in the age of art : Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio by Marcia B Hall( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underlying the religious art of the Renaissance is a tension between the needs of the Church and the impulse to create great works. This beautifully illustrated book presents sacred images from the 15th and 16th centuries, leading up to two pivotal events in 1563. The Council of Trent, which signified the beginning of the Counter-Reformation, defined requirements that curtailed the freedom of painters and patrons in creating art for churches, while the founding of the Accademia del Desegno in Florence symbolically acknowledged that artists had achieved the status of creators not craftsmen. The author takes a fresh look at some of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance not typically associated with sacred imagery and shows how they navigated their way through the paradox of 'limited freedom' to forge a new kind of religious art. -- from Book Jacket
Raphael's "School of Athens" by Arnold Nesselrath( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raphael's "School of Athens" examines one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and the artist's best-known work. Commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the walls of his private library, the fresco represents the gathering of the philosophers of the ancient world around the central figures of Plato and Aristotle. The adjacent walls represent theologians, poets, and lawgivers, the subjects of books in Julius's library. Presented in this volume are early cricitisms of the fresco by Bellori and Wolfflin, along with new interpretations, published in this volume for the first time, of its iconography in relation to the other frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura and in the context of humanism and the rhetorical tradition of the papal court; analysis of Raphael's groundbreaking use of light and color; and an inquiry into the role of Bramante and antique architecture in Raphael's design. An introduction surveys the critical history of Raphael and the painting, and the history of modern interpretations."--Jacket
After Raphael : painting in central Italy in the sixteenth century by Marcia B Hall( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Raphael is the first comprehensive overview of sixteenth-century Italian painting to be published in over thirty years. Reevaluating the paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Rosso, Bronzino, Salviati, and their followers in the light of recent research, Marcia Hall offers a new interpretation for the stylistic shifts that occurred after 1520. By taking into account the social, cultural, political, theological, and patronage issues that affected taste and stylistic developments, she demonstrates how the revival of interest in antique Roman relief sculpture affected Mannerist painters. She also examines the repercussions of the Protestant Reformation, which changed forever the Church's view of the function of images. Beginning already in Michelangelo's Pauline Chapel, a new style and decorum of sacred painting evolved and took shape slowly in the second half of the century. In the realm of public and private decoration, a new syntax and vocabulary of ornament that developed in this period provided a legacy that would be used for the next three centuries. This study also examines the work of the Carracci and Caravaggio, whose personal manners developed out of this profound shift in style, and from whose work the Baroque emerged."--Jacket
Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" by Marcia B Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michelangelo's Last Judgment was the most criticized and discussed painting of the sixteenth century. The subject of the Last Judgment has been a barometer throughout history of cultural mood. It can be interpreted, as Michelangelo did, as the moment when mortals attain eternal bliss or, in more unsettled times, as the terrifying moment when we face the justice of the Lord and are found wanting. This book explores the context, both historical and biographical, in which the fresco was created and the debates about the style and function of religious art that it generated."--Jacket
Rome by Marcia B Hall( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the arts in Rome - architecture, sculpture, painting, and the decorative arts - within their social, religious, and historical contexts from 1300 to 1600. Organized around the patronage of the popes, it examines the decline of the arts during the period of the Great Schism and the exile of the popes in Avignon, and the revival that began with Pope Nicholas V in the middle of the fifteenth century, when Rome began to rebuild itself and reassert its leadership as the center of the Christian world." "The most up-to-date assessment of the arts of early modern Rome, this volume is illustrated with 219 halftones and 32 color plates."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Raphael( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion volume provides a timely reassessment of Raphael, the rare painter who has never gone out of fashion, and addresses the interests of recent scholarship, which has changed the focus from concerns with attribution and definition of the artist's style and the High Renaissance to more practical matters. Essays in this volume examine the intellectual and cultural history of sixteenth-century Rome and Florence that have made it possible to set Raphael in the context of his patrons and his other contemporaries. They demonstrate Raphael's considerable skills as the manager of the largest workshop of his day, one that provided a model for many artists who followed him."--Jacket
Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel by Marcia B Hall( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - the great glory of the Vatican, and one of the treasured masterpieces of Western painting - provide a visual feast for art lovers in this magnificent book." "Presenting a complete survey of the restored Sistine Chapel frescoes from Creation scenes to the Last Judgment, the book includes a new text by a highly regarded American scholar, Marcia B. Hall. The stunning photographs, taken just after the decade-long restoration, reveal Michelangelo's glowing colors and intricate designs in both large, overall views as well as a wealth of close-up details. No other one-volume work on the Sistine Chapel offers such a clear, accessible introduction to these beloved and important works."--Jacket
The Princeton Raphael Symposium : science in the service of art history by Princeton Raphael Symposium( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an international conference in 1983 commemorating the 500th anniversary of Raphael's birth, art conservators and historians benefited from a rare opportunity to discuss with each other new data obtained from the scientific examination and treatment of an artist's works as they were being readied for exhibitions. Each paper, presented by a conservator to an audience composed mainly of art historians, focuses on one painting or group of paintings by Raphael and discusses how such approaches as infrared reflectography and studies of color technique yield useful historical insights--for example, the range and variation of technique one can expect from the painter and the play of artistic influences on his work. As a whole, these papers constitute a step toward a history of Raphael's technique, but more importantly they suggest possibilities of collaboration between art conservators and historians
Renovation and counter-reformation : Vasari and Duke Cosimo in Sta Maria Novella and Sta Croce, 1565-1577 by Marcia B Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensuous in the Counter-Reformation church( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the promotion of the sensuous as part of religious experience in the Roman Catholic Church of the early modern period"--
Michelangelo : the Sistine ceiling restored by Marcia Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted Renaissance scholar Marcia Hall, discusses the controversial cleaning and conservation process and explores the cultural impact, past and present of Michelangelo's stunning work
Lisa Yuskavage by Lisa Yuskavage( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naples( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naples was by far the largest urban center on the Italian peninsula during the early modern period, and in the years covered by this book, from the early 1300s to the early 1600s, its inhabitants witnessed vast programs of building and decoration spurred by the cultural needs of royal, ecclesiastical, and baronial elites. Yet the city's many beautiful churches and palaces, stone sculptures, fresco cycles, and altarpieces have not received the sustained attention in Anglophone scholarship that has been lavished for generations on other major centers of artistic production, such as Florence, Rome, or Venice. This book surveys the visual arts in Renaissance Naples, offering diachronic overviews of urban design, ecclesiastical architecture, painting, tomb sculpture, and palaces, along with a substantial introduction to the complex social and political history of the city." -- Publisher's description
Color and technique in Renaissance painting : Italy and the North by Marcia B Hall( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Smokies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the well-knonw places : Cades Cove, Oeonaluftee, Roaring Ford, Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome, Laura Falls and more. Journey to lesser known jewels like Cataloochee and Gregory Bald. The Park history, the legacy of the mountain people, stunning plants and animlas through the seasons
Science in the service of art history : the Princeton Raphael Symposium by Princeton Raphael Symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel-Ange et la chapelle Sixtine by Marcia Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel by Marcia Hall( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - the great glory of the Vatican, and one of the treasured masterpieces of Western painting - provide a visual feast for art lovers in this magnificent book." "Presenting a complete survey of the restored Sistine Chapel frescoes from Creation scenes to the Last Judgment, the book includes a new text by a highly regarded American scholar, Marcia B. Hall. The stunning photographs, taken just after the decade-long restoration, reveal Michelangelo's glowing colors and intricate designs in both large, overall views as well as a wealth of close-up details. No other one-volume work on the Sistine Chapel offers such a clear, accessible introduction to these beloved and important works."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Raphael by Marcia B Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sacred image in the age of art : Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio
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Raphael's "School of Athens"After Raphael : painting in central Italy in the sixteenth centuryMichelangelo's "Last Judgment"RomeThe Cambridge companion to RaphaelMichelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine ChapelThe Princeton Raphael Symposium : science in the service of art historyLisa Yuskavage
Alternative Names
Brown Hall, Marcia 1939-

Hall, Marcia

Hall, Marcia 1939-

Hall, Marcia B.

Hall, Marcia B., 1939-

Hall, Marcia Brown.

Hall, Marcia Brown 1939-

Холл, Марша 1939-

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English (195)

French (3)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)