WorldCat Identities

Mellor, David

Works: 84 works in 279 publications in 5 languages and 4,395 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Pictorial works  History  Art  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Creator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Curator, Artist
Classifications: TR647, 779.0924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Mellor
Cecil Beaton : a retrospective by Cecil Beaton( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupied territory by Lynne Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the?70s and?80s, Cohen turned her view-camera toward classrooms, science laboratories, testing facilities, waiting rooms, and other interior spaces where function triumphs over aesthetics. In cool, functional offices, futuristic reception areas, lifeless party rooms, and escapist motel rooms, Cohen surveys a society of surface, contradiction, and social engineering. The occasional decoration added in attempts at individualism only serve to amplify their uniformity. In her hands, clouds peel off walls and forest glades invade indoor tennis courts. Cohen records the world?s ready-made sculptures, waiting to be framed by the photograph"--Publisher's website
A Paradise lost : the Neo-Romantic imagination in Britain, 1935-55 by David P Mellor( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Brandt : behind the camera : photographs 1928-1983 by Bill Brandt( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Universally acknowledged as the greatest British photographer and one of the great masters of all twentieth-century photography, Bill Brandt left an indelible mark on the medium during a career that spanned more than fifty years. Trained in the Paris studio of Man Ray, Brandt returned to England and produced a body of work that ranged from insightful portraits of English upper-crust society to views of the gritty poverty of the industrial north. During the Blitz of World War II, Brandt created an epic picture of blacked-out London, with images of bomb-damaged landmarks such as Saint Paul's Cathedral and residents sheltering in underground subway stations. After the war, he began a series of ninety remarkable nude studies using lens distortions and unusual points of view to interpret the female form in new and exciting ways. At the same time, he photographed the movers and shakers of the English artistic scene, making portraits of everyone from Alec Guinness to David Hockney, and he toured the island nation tracking down landscapes that had been influential to important British writers for a historic series called "Literary Britain.""--Publisher's information
David Hockney by Marco Livingstone( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full career retrospective of one of the greatest and most popular living artists, lavishly illustrated with works from across the artist's six-decade career David Hockney has been delighting and challenging audiences for almost sixty years. Working in an extraordinarily wide range of media with equal measures of wit and intelligence, his art has examined, probed and questioned how the perceived world of movement, space and time can be captured in two dimensions. This lavishly illustrated publication reasserts Hockney as a serious thinker and a highly innovative artist constantly challenging the conventions of artistic expression, without losing the characteristic verve, humour and colour of the work. Hockney's book describes more than 200 works including painting, drawings, photographs, watercolours, iPad drawings, and his most recent multi-screen works. Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Conflict, time, photography by Tate Britain (Gallery)( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography. In an innovative move, the works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades later. Photographs taken seven months after the fire bombing of Dresden are shown alongside those taken seven months after the end of the First Gulf War. Images made in Vietnam 25 years after the fall of Saigon are shown alongside those made in Nagasaki 25 years after the atomic bomb. The result is the chance to make never-before-made connections while viewing the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect. The immediate trauma of war can be seen in the eyes of Don McCullin's Shell-shocked US Marine 1968, while the destruction of buildings and landscapes are documented by Simon Norfolk's Afghanistan: Chronotopia 2001. Different conflicts will also reappear from multiple points in time throughout the exhibition. The Second World War for example is addressed in Jerzy Lewczyński's 1960 photographs of the Wolf's Lair / Adolf Hitler's War Headquarters, Shomei Tomatsu's images of objects found in Nagasaki, Kikuji Kawada's epic project The Map made in Hiroshima in the 1960s, Michael Schmidt's Berlin streetscapes from 1980 and Nick Waplington's 1993 close-ups of cell walls from a Prisoner of War camp in Wales. The exhibition is staged to coincide with the 2014 centenary and concludes with new and recent projects by British, German, Polish and Syrian photographers which reflect on the First World War a century after it began.--Tate website
Cecil Beaton by David Mellor( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the works of English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society portraits. He worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue, during the 1930's and 40's, in addition to photographing celebrities in Hollywood. Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother was his favorite Royal subjects, in addition to taking the famous wedding pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Included are articles on various aspects of Beaton's art. The essay writers discuss Beaton's love of theatricality and artifice and its evidence in his style: subjects posed in period costume, shot against or reflected in mirrors, the photographer's own reflection visible in a photo, ironic and sometimes severely unflattering angles. Even his wartime photos have the oddly displaced quality of a stage set
Cecil Beaton : photographs 1920-1970 by Cecil Beaton( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Chris Stephens( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series 'Civilisation'. Particular emphasis is placed on Clark's support of, and influence upon, the art of his time. As director of the National Gallery he oversaw the relocation of the collection during the Second World War. He chaired the pioneering War Artists Advisory Committee, and persauded the government not to conscript artists - Henry Moore was one such artist who greatly benefited from Clark's support. After the war he resigned his directorship to concentrate on writing, in 1954 was co-founder of the broadcasting company that was to become ITV, and chaired the Arts Council from 1955 to 1960. A passionate advocate of art being made accessible to all, in 1969 Clark wrote and presented 'Civilisation' for the BBC, distilling the history of Western philosophy, culture and art into thirteen groundbreaking episodes. After a period of neglect, there is now considerable interest in Clark among academics, publishers and broadcasters. As well as providing new research and information on Clark, the book is a significant intervention into histories of modern British art
No such thing as society : photography in Britain 1967-87 : from the British Council and the Arts Council Collection by David Mellor( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British society and culture from the late 1960s until the late 1980s was in a state of ferment and transition. In the early 1970s, the Arts Council of Great Britain began to work with photographers to document these changing times in black and white, while the British Council took the adventurous decision to collect the new colour photography of the social scene at the beginning of the 1980s." "Written by David Alan Mellor - an art historian and a specialist in the history of photography - and addressing themes of social realism, de-industrialisation and political criticism, No Such Thing As Society draws upon photographs from the British Council and the Arts Council Collection to give a radically new picture of these two turbulent decades."--Jacket
George Shaw : a corner of a foreign field( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, George Shaw (b. 1966) is one of Britain's leading contemporary painters, best known for his painstakingly detailed, luminous, and often elegiac representations of the British suburban landscape. Beautifully designed and generously illustrated, this book is the first to explore the entirety of Shaw's artistic output, which spans three decades. Beginning with his work at the Royal College of Art in the 1990s and ending with his most recent paintings, this volume places Shaw's work within the context of contemporary culture, from the traditions of English landscape painting to the repercussions of Brexit. An introductory essay and comprehensive catalogue texts by Mark Hallett are accompanied by essays on the artist's work by Tom Crow, Catherine Lampert, David Mellor, and Eugenie Shinkle. An interview between Shaw and the celebrated contemporary artist Jeremy Deller offers insight into this work from the perspective of the artist himself, while a fully illustrated chronology details the entirety of his career"--
The art of Robyn Denny by David Mellor( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robyn Denny was a London painter in the 1960s. This text re-examines the little known Denny of the late 1970s to the present, setting it alongside his more renowned painting from the 60s
The chameleon body : photographs of contemporary fetishism by Nicholas Sinclair( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The highly charged characters who people the pages of The Chameleon Body have adopted an array of differing degrees of bodily metamorphosis: from minimal facial piercings, to more extreme and defiant acts, such as those of the Italian performance artist Franko B, who uses his own flesh and blood to express alienation and trauma. All of them, however, bear witness to the body's capacity for change and transformation: this is the theme of The Chameleon Body." "The photographs are framed by art historian David Alan Mellor's Introduction, which analyses the meaning and content of these images, and an essay by leading social anthropologist Anthony Shelton examining fetishism's cultural sources."--Jacket
Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedværk med den engelske fotografs værker, især billederne fra den engelske verden, hvis kultur skildres med kompleksitet
Guest by Christopher Bucklow( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonioni's Blow-up by Philippe Garner( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bruce Lacey experience : paintings, sculptures, installations and performances by David Mellor( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recording Britain : a pictorial domesday of pre-war Britain by David Mellor( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, when the British landscape was under attack from the threat of German bombers, the Ministry of Labour, in association with the Pilgrim Trust commissioned many of Britain's artists to go out and paint a record of the changing face of the country before it was too late. The resulting pictures of market towns, agricultural landscapes, rural industries, architectural follies and wild places were given to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Originally issued as a four volume set edited by Arnold Palmer and published by Oxford University Press in assocation with the Pilgrim Trust, 1946-1949. This book presents a selection of the collection published to coincide with the exhibition held by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from 1 August to 18 November 1990
Stilled lives : Helen Chadwick by Helen Chadwick( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Danish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operations : Sophie Ristelhueber by Bruno Latour( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the work of the highly acclaimed Paris-based artist photographer, Sophie Ristelhueber
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.39 for Cecil Beat ... to 0.89 for George Sha ...)

Occupied territory
Bill Brandt : behind the camera : photographs 1928-1983Cecil Beaton : photographs 1920-1970No such thing as society : photography in Britain 1967-87 : from the British Council and the Arts Council CollectionThe art of Robyn DennyThe chameleon body : photographs of contemporary fetishismGuestAntonioni's Blow-upOperations : Sophie Ristelhueber
Alternative Names
David Mellor

Mellor, David

Mellor David 1948-....

Mellor, David Alan.

Mellor, David Alan 1948-

English (125)

German (5)

French (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)