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Gage, John 1938-2012

Works: 88 works in 452 publications in 4 languages and 12,073 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, zxx, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by John Gage
Color and meaning : art, science, and symbolism by John Gage( Book )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is color just a physiological reaction, a sensation resulting from different wave lengths of light on receptors in our eyes? Does color have an effect on our feelings? The phenomenon of color is examined in extraordinary new ways in John Gage's latest book. His pioneering study is informed by the conviction that color is a contingent, historical occurrence whose meaning, like language, lies in the particular contexts in which it is experienced and interpreted. Gage covers topics as diverse as the optical mixing techniques implicit in mosaic; medieval color-symbolism; the equipment of the manuscript illuminator's workshop, the color languages and color practices of Latin America at the time of the Spanish Conquest; the earliest history of the prism; and the color ideas of Goethe and Runge, Blake and Turner, Seurat and Matisse. From the perspective of the history of science, Gage considers the bearing of Newton's optical discoveries on painting, the chemist Chevreul's contact with painters and the growing interest of experimental psychologists in the topic of color in the late nineteenth century, particularly in relation to synaesthesia. He includes an invaluable overview of the twentieth-century literature that bears on the historical interpretation of color in art. Gage's explorations further extend the concepts he addressed in his prize-winning book, Color and Culture. Includes information on Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, rainbow, Ogden Rood, Camille Pissaro, Sir Isaac Newton, Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse, Edouard Manet, Kasimir Malevich, light, Leonardo da Vinci, Wassily Kandinsky, Charles Henry, Hermann von Helmholz, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, George Field, Felix Feneon, G.T. Fechner, the four elements, Theo van Doesburg, Renee Descartes, Giovanni Battista Della Porta, Robert Delaunay, Eugene Delacroix, darkness, Michel Eugene Chevreul, Charles Blanc, William Blake, Bauhaus, Roger Bacon, Aristotle, Alhazen (Ibn al Haytham), Albertus Magnus, Leon Battista Alberti, Josef Albers, etc
Color and culture : practice and meaning from antiquity to abstraction by John Gage( Book )

19 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colour is fundamental to life and art: yet so diverse is it that it has hardly ever been studied in a comprehensive way. Is it above all a radiant visual stimulus, an intangible function of light, or a material substance to be moulded and arrayed? What does the language of colour tell us? Where does one colour begin and another end?"--BOOK COVER
J.M.W. Turner : a wonderful range of mind by John Gage( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Britse schilder (1775-1851)
Turner : Rain, steam, and speed by John Gage( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and French and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Rothko by Jeffrey Weiss( Book )

28 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of a retrospective exhibition of 115 paintings on canvas and on paper from virtually every period of the artist's career. Contains four essays on color, darkness, surface and space in Rothko's work by John Gage, Barbara Novak and Brian O'Doherty, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, and Jeffrey Weiss. There is also a chronology by Jessica Stewart and interviews on Rothko's legacy between Jeffrey Weiss and Mark Rosenthal and five artists: Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman and George Segal
Goethe on art by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color in Turner; poetry and truth by John Gage( Book )

21 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over het werk van de Engelse schilder Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
Colour in art by John Gage( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and French and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Color in Art is concerned with the history of color but is not itself a history. Instead, each chapter develops a theme from a different scientific discipline, as seen from the viewpoint of artists such as Kandinsky, van Gogh and Kapoor. Flags, synaesthesia, theosophy, theater design, chromotherapy and chromophobia are among the many topics covered in this wide-ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of color in life and art."--Jacket
Life in Italy at the time of the Medici by John Gage( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected correspondence of J.M.W. Turner : with an early diary and a memoir by George Jones by William Turner( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British vision : observation and imagination in British art, 1750-1950 by Belgique) Musée des beaux-arts (Gand( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Vision presents some of the most celebrated works in British art history, selected from public and private collections in Europe, Britain, and the United States by Robert Hoozee, drawing on the expertise of Andrew Dempsey, John Gage, Mark Haworth-Booth, and Timothy Hyman. Among the artists whose work appears in British Vision are William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, William Blake, Henry Fuseli, John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, Richard Dadd, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, Francis Bacon, and Lucien Freud." "Essays by a group of distinguished art historians focus on two defining characteristics of British art, observation and imagination, seen within the context of society, landscape, and the visionary. Together, they set forth important arguments about what makes British art recognizable, what gives it its typically "British" style, and how British artists have contributed to the history of art as a whole. The two central themes that emerge are the British talent for observation and the tendency toward the visionary and the eccentric. This illustrated catalog is a record of the most comprehensive exhibition of British art to be displayed in recent years, and represents a unique opportunity to discover the creative forces that shaped British art over two centuries."--Jacket
Masters of colour : Derain to Kandinsky : masterpieces from the Merzbacher Collection by Stephanie Rachum( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume reveals one of the world's finest private collections of early twentieth-century art. Long known to experts and scholars, the Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher Collection contains many masterpieces linked by a vivid use of colour. Outstanding works by Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Braque, Nolde, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Beckmann and Calder, among many others, and displayed here in all their vibrancy." "The eminent colour theorist John Gage examines the works in the collection in the context of colour theory and colour practice in early twentieth-century art, while Stephanie Rachum discusses the genesis and development of the Merzbacher Collection. A series of scholarly catalogue entries by numerous authorities completes this beautiful publication."--Jacket
Kulturgeschichte der Farbe : von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart by John Gage( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable : impressions of land, sea and sky by National Gallery of Australia (Canberra)( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sumptuous full-colour catalogue, produced in conjuction with the exhibition of the same name, to be held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, from the 3rd March to the 12th June, 2006
Zwei Jahrhunderte englische Malerei : britische Kunst und Europa 1680 bis 1880 : [Ausstellung] Haus der Kunst München, 21. November 1979 bis 27. Januar 1980 : [Katalog by John Gage( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in German and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.F. Watts, a nineteenth century phenomenon [catalogue of an exhibition at] the Whitechapel Art Gallery ... 22nd. January to 3rd. March 1974 by George Frederick Watts( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sprache der Farben : Bedeutungswandel der Farbe in der bildenden Kunst by John Gage( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Rothko by Jeffrey Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalogue for the first major American retrospective of the work of Mark Rothko in 20 years--scheduled to open at the National Gallery in May--this richly illustrated book reproduces 100 of Rothko's paintings, prints, and drawings in full color, and features commentaries by many noted art experts
Colour and culture : practice and meaning from antiquity to abstraction by John Gage( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Field and his circle : from Romanticism to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by John Gage( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mark Rothko
Color and culture : practice and meaning from antiquity to abstractionJ.M.W. Turner : a wonderful range of mindMark RothkoColour in artBritish vision : observation and imagination in British art, 1750-1950Masters of colour : Derain to Kandinsky : masterpieces from the Merzbacher CollectionConstable : impressions of land, sea and skyMark Rothko
Alternative Names
Gage, John

Gage, John, 1938-

Gage, John Stephen 1938-2012

John Gage britischer Kunsthistoriker

John Gage British art historian

John Gage Brits kunsthistoricus (1938-2012)

John Gage historiador del arte británico

John Gage historien de l'art britannique

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English (260)

German (40)

French (7)

Spanish (1)