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Lynton, Norbert

Works: 386 works in 854 publications in 6 languages and 11,144 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Commentator, Adapter
Classifications: N6490, 709.04
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Most widely held works about Norbert Lynton
Most widely held works by Norbert Lynton
The story of modern art by Norbert Lynton( Book )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys developments in the field of the visual arts from impressionism to Post-Isms and Neo-Isms. Includes sculpture and other visual arts in addition to painting
The Yale dictionary of art and artists by Erika Langmuir( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists is a superb reference work dealing with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more. There are also extended conceptual entries ranging over such subjects as abstraction, allegory, genres, iconography, illusionism, minimalism, realism, and symbolism." "The 3,000 entries are unusually readable and lucid, providing vivid characterizations of artistic styles and artists. Entries vary between short and encyclopedic; major artists and artists whose careers or talents have recently been reassessed or who seem to merit reassessment are given a fuller treatment. There is extensive cross-referencing between entries." "The dictionary will be a valuable reference for travellers and gallery visitors as well as for students of Western art history and armchair art lovers."--Jacket
Klee by Norbert Lynton( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic, classical, baroque, naive, primitive, abstract, surrealist, mechanistic, modernist, English and international are adjectives which have, at various times, been applied to the art of Ben Nicholson. The variety of expression he achieved throughout a long career stemmed from a lively and daring mind, which gave rise to an art of intense human interest as well as great sensitivity and precision. In the 1930s Nicholson was a pivotal figure in the Parisian and London avant-garde, and in the 1950s he was hailed by international critics and curators as one the leading artists of his generation. Friend of Braque, Helion, Gabo, Arp, Calder, Giacometti and Mondrian, Nicholson was the primary force behind the emergence of geometric abstraction in England and its alliance with contemporary architecture. His sense of structure, his response to the environment and his treatment of light and colour all had a far-reaching impact on British art. Nicholson is one of the greatest English artists of this century. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition of his work held at the Tate Gallery, sheds new light on his achievements and his life. All the works in the exhibition are described and analysed and there are ten essays on different aspects of Nicholson's art, each of which draws upon new material and brings a new understanding to his work. A detailed chronology charts the ups and downs of Nicholson's life and progress through two world wars and three marriages, while an extensive bibliography provides an invaluable tool for further research
David Nash by David Nash( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over forty years, David Nash has made sculpture almost exclusively in wood. At the core of his work is a profound and ever-growing knowledge of trees, enabling Nash to engage closely and intuitively with the varying characteristics of each species of wood that he uses. The extensive statements by him in this book provide a unique insight into both his working methods and the thought processes provoked by this extraordinary collaboration with trees. Early on, Nash rejected the hitherto unchallenged notion that only unseasoned timber could be used by artists or craftsmen. The direct result of this is that in much of his work, the moment when he has finished carving a piece is only the beginning of the development of the sculpture as it reacts to heat, light, moisture, or drying." "Also presented here are numerous examples of sculptures dealing with a favourite theme - the universal forms of the cube, the sphere, and the pyramid - as well as Nash's highly innovative black sculptures, produced by a controlled charring of the forms." "This lavishly illustrated book has a substantial introduction, tracing the career of David Nash and evaluating his sculpture, by a distinguished art historian and critic, the late Norbert Lynton, who had followed and admired the sculptor's work since the late 1960s
William Scott by Norbert Lynton( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Scotland in 1913, William Scott was raised in Northern Ireland, the oldest boy in a family of eleven children. He trained at the Belfast College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London, and first came to the public's attention when he participated in the Art Council's exhibition at the 1951 Festival of Britain. In 1953 he visited Rothko, Pollock, de Kooning and others in New York, and began to exhibit there regularly." "His work ranges from abstract paintings to ever-richer still lifes with multiple levels of meaning. This lavish volume includes work from all periods - most reproduced in full colour - introduced and assessed by the art historian Norbert Lynton, who has been given completely free access to Scott's private archive by the William Scott Estate. His account of William Scott and Scott's art is rooted in personal knowledge of the artist and the art world he inhabited, and has involved first-hand contact with his work around the world and research in the Scott Archives, as well as consideration of the artistic currents operating in western art during his time."--BOOK JACKET
Tatlin's Tower : monument to revolution by Norbert Lynton( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plans for the gigantic Monument to the Third International were completed in 1920 by Vladimir Tatlin, the Russian painter and visionary designer who was a key figure of Russian constructivism. Planned as the headquarters and monument of the Comintern in Petrograd, it was to be made from industrial materials - iron, glass, and steel - as a towering symbol of modernity. Because of the political turmoil and housing shortages in Russia after the 1917 Revolution, the building was never constructed, but it remains a celebrated icon of revolutionary art. In this insightful book, Norbert Lynton investigates the sources and symbolism of Tatlin's Tower and considers not only its significance but also the broader role of allegory in abstraction and as an expression of man's highest aspirations.Then, in light of his new symbolic reading of the Tower, Lynton examines Tatlin's flying machine, Letatlin, and earlier works in his career and discusses their impact on other Russian painters, sculptors, designers and architects of his era
Looking into paintings by Norbert Lynton( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of art : an introduction to painting and sculpture by Norbert Lynton( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee by Katalin von Walterskirchen( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Pasmore : paintings and graphics, 1980-92 by Norbert Lynton( Book )

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

Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his experimental works of the 1920s to his celebrated relief carvings and later 'baroque' still lives, Ben Nicholson was a pioneering and influential figure, whose style combined clarity of vision with a sense of rhythm, tone and colour
Renaissance architecture by Quentin Hughes( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Armitage by Kenneth Armitage( Book )

15 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson, recent works by Ben Nicholson( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition, with an introductory essay by Norbert Lynton
Caro : five sculptures by Anthony Caro : an Arts Council Collection exhibition by Anthony Caro( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Pasmore : nature into art by Victor Pasmore( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tucker, sculptures by Norbert Lynton( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das 19. [i.e. neunzehnte] und 20. [i.e. zwanzigste] Jahrhundert : Malerei, Plastik, Architektur, Graphik by Norbert Lynton( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Loewenstein, Norbert Casper

Loewenstein, Norbert Casper 1927-2007

Lynton, Norbert 1927-2007

Norbert Lynton British art historian

Norbert Lynton Brits kunsthistoricus (1927-2007)

English (234)

German (22)

Turkish (9)

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