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Gibson, Ian 1939-

Works: 184 works in 1,169 publications in 13 languages and 11,774 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Educational films  Internet videos  Guidebooks  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, wpr, Other, Narrator, Author of dialog, Scenarist
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Gibson
Federico García Lorca : a life by Ian Gibson( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibson's major biography is the result of more than twenty years painstaking investigation into the life, death and work of the world-famous Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. It will surely stand as the definitive biography for years to come
The shameful life of Salvador Dalí by Ian Gibson( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive original research and recently discovered sources, Ian Gibson presents a daringly original portrait of one of this century's most celebrated--and infamous--artists. He provides a full narrative of Dali's life as artist and as uninhibited exhibitionist, from his wild and troubled youth through his often rollickingly funny adventures in Paris, New York, and Hollywood to his poignant last years. Here is Dali fully revealed through his voluminous correspondence; his novel, poems, and essays; and interviews with some of those closest to him. The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali reexamines the roles of the two most important individuals in the artist's life: the Spanish playwright and author Federico Garcia Lorca and the enigmatic, libidinous Gala, the Russian emigre whose marriage Dali broke up and with whom he subsequently lived in unconsummated bliss and terror. This is a truly incandescent life of the surrealist artist who caught the imagination of the twentieth century
The death of Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederico Garcia Lorca, one of the outstanding poets and dramatists of this century, was murdered at the age of thirty-eight by Nationalist rebels in his native Granada on the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Since then the Franco regime has sought consistently to prevent the world from knowing how Lorca died, and a tissue of lies and misrepresentations has been woven around both the great poet's death and those of the thousands of ohter Republican supporters executed in Granada. In this book Ian Gibson, who has spent many years researching the subject, marvellously evokes the background to the repression and, in a carefully-documented study, describes the reign of terror that caused the deaths of so mant Spaniards--a story that has never fully been told before. His account of Lorca's arrest and death is the result of meticulous investigation, involving the tracking down of dozens of people concerned in the events surrounding the poet's last days, many of whom were directly implicated in the many Granada killings. This important book, established conclusively how Lorca died. It is no wonder that the book is banned in Spain"--dust jacket
Salvador Dalí : the early years by Salvador Dalí( Book )

27 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to explore in depth the development of Dali's early work up to about 1930 - work that led to his emergence as one of the greatest and most popular Surrealist painters. It shows how deeply his later images, obsessions, and attitudes were rooted in his youthful experiences in Catalonia and Spain, and makes a major contribution to the study of this period of Spanish art. Published to accompany an international exhibition of Dali's work to be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London's Hayward Gallery and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, the book contains innovative essays by some of the best-known writers on Dali, Surrealism and contemporary cultural life in Spain, including Dawn Ades, Ian Gibson and Rafael Santos Torroella. Dali's upbringing in Figueres and Cadaques, his student years in Madrid, his relationship with the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, his collaboration with the filmmaker Bunuel, the critical reception of his work, and his ambivalent connection to the French Surrealists before 1930 are all discussed, illuminating in an unprecedented way the imagery of his paintings. This highly original reassessment of Dali's artistic complexity and importance as an innovator contains extensive, previously unpublished documentary material and has been designed to recreate the distinctive look of publications of the period. It includes an extended selection of his texts in translation, an illustrated chronology, many drawings and color plates of the most significant paintings of the period
The assassination of Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Hebrew and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of Lorca by Ian Gibson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a brief life filled with prodigious artistic achievements, Federico Garcia Lorca's greatest legacy may well be his complex and compelling personality. Filmed on location in Spain, this program profiles the immortalized poet/dramatist, capturing the potent essence of Spanish culture in the process. Extracts from his poems, plays, and letters demonstrate his duende-burning passion-for the arts, while the details of his life and violent death, as told by his biographer Ian Gibson, contemporaries Rafael Alberti and Luis Rosales, and others, present a thoughtful perspective on Spain's revered literary icon
El asesinato de García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Espa?a, despu?s de Camboya, es hoy por hoy la naci?n con el mayor n?mero de desaparecidos en fosas comunes: m?s de 115.000 v?ctimas del r?gimen franquista, entre ellas Federico Garc?a Lorca. Ha pasado casi medio siglo desde la aparici?n, en el Par?s de 1971, de la primera edici?n de esta obra, hoy casi m?tica. Prohibida su importaci?n por la dictadura, la concesi?n, al a?o siguiente, del prestigioso Premio Internacional de la Prensa en la Feria del Libro de Niza le dio una resonancia mundial. Much?simos ejemplares lograron penetrar en nuestro pa?s, donde, revisada y ampliada, no se publicar?a hasta 1979, cuatro a?os tras el fallecimiento del Caudillo. A lo largo de las siguientes d?cadas se ir?a sabiendo mucho m?s acerca de las circunstancias que rodearon la persecuci?n y muerte del genial poeta y dramaturgo, as? como de miles de otras v?ctimas de la represi?n en Granada. Todo ello ha sido incorporado por Ian Gibson a esta rigurosa puesta al d?a de su investigaci?n, coincidiendo con el 120 aniversario del nacimiento del autor de Bodas de sangre, «viva moneda que nunca se volver? a repetir"--Publisher's description
The erotomaniac : the secret life of Henry Spencer Ashbee by Ian Gibson( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To all intents and purposes, Henry Spencer Ashbee was a prosperous and respectable Victorian gentleman. But his well-upholstered chambers in Gray's Inn concealed a shocking secret: Ashbee's vast collection of erotica and pornography, thousands of volumes strong." "Acclaimed biographer Ian Gibson has created an engrossing portrait of Ashbee, a man who happily supported his unsuspecting wife and four children, but spent his spare time methodically cataloguing such risque titles as The Story of a Dildoe and The Marchioness's Amorous Pastimes." "With exclusive access to Ashbee's diaries and to his family's archives, Gibson has uncovered evidence that Ashbee may have been the author of the notorious My Secret Life - the 'true' autobiography of an unnamed Victorian gentleman who 'enjoys many females, and narrates in the most painstaking manner their habits, customs and modes of sexual pleasure'. In The Erotomaniac Ian Gibson explores Ashbee's own secret life. The result is a fascinating portrait of a Victorian who seems to typify his age in all its curiousity, repression and subverted desire."--Jacket
Fire in the blood : the new Spain by Ian Gibson( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany a BBC Television series, this book provides a portrait of the landscapes, history, people and problems of Spain, developing such themes as army and Church resistance to the new liberalism, women's role in Spain today, and the strange case of the Basques
The English vice : beating, sex, and shame in Victorian England and after by Ian Gibson( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granada en 1936 y el asesinato de Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

in Spanish and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca, Dalí : el amor que no pudo ser by Ian Gibson( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En busca de José Antonio by Ian Gibson( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cela, el hombre que quiso ganar by Ian Gibson( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camilo Josi Cela, had a motto that guided him throughout decades: one who resists, wins. His cutting remarks, and boastfulness charmed some, and scandalized others. But how was he really, this man who, came out at the end with the greatest literary award in the world? Ian Gibson, whose monumental biographical works have been internationally acclaimed, investigates behind the public mask of this Nobel Laureate in search of his inner self, and discovers many private and surprising aspects of this man who reached literary glory
Ligero de equipaje : la vida de Antonio Machado by Ian Gibson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in Spanish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca's Granada : a practical guide by Ian Gibson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vida, pasión y muerte de Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) by Ian Gibson( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson( Book )

47 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta obra de Gibson despeja incógnitas, disipa nieblas, aclara zonas de sombra de una personalidad tan singular y carismática como la de García Lorca, por lo que en muchos aspectos y durante mucho tiempo seguirá siendo insuperable. Su reedición no es solo un homenaje al artista, sino una exigencia cultural de gran magnitud. Cuando apareció por primera vez esta amplísima biografía, obra del mejor de sus conocedores, el hispanista irlandés nacionalizado español Ian Gibson, supuso un hito en los estudios sobre el poeta granadino: su apasionante vida, su papel central en la generación intelectual y artística más fértil de la España contemporánea, así como sus convicciones políticas, estaban en franca contradicción con los valores dominantes hasta casi cuarenta años después de su muerte. Y cuando la obra de Lorca -y él mismo a través de su trágica muerte- se había convertido en mítica era difícil negar, pero fácil deformar, su peripecia vital
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Federico García Lorca : a life Federico García Lorca
The shameful life of Salvador DalíEl asesinato de García LorcaThe erotomaniac : the secret life of Henry Spencer AshbeeLorca, Dalí : el amor que no pudo serCela, el hombre que quiso ganarLigero de equipaje : la vida de Antonio MachadoVida, pasión y muerte de Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)Federico García Lorca
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