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Levey, Michael

Overview
Works: 381 works in 1,525 publications in 15 languages and 26,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Humor  Portraits  Anecdotes  Catalogs  Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, wpr, Other, Curator
Classifications: N6846, 759.5
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Most widely held works about Michael Levey
 
Most widely held works by Michael Levey
A concise history of painting, from Giotto to Cézanne by Michael Levey( Book )

119 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting in XVIII century Venice by Michael Levey( Book )

81 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Canaletto to Tiepolo, eighteenth-century Venetian painters created brilliant works of art that are now considered to be the last flowering of the long Venetian tradition of painting. This beautiful book provides an introduction to eighteenth-century Venetian painting, discussing the various types of painting - portraiture, genre, landscape, history paintings and religious works - as well as the society, patronage and intellectual climate of Venice at this time
Rococo to Revolution; major trends in eighteenth-century painting by Michael Levey( Book )

79 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Levey, former Director of the National Gallery in London, traces the major trends of European painting in the eighteenth century, taking as his theme the exciting evolution--and revolution--that took place in art from Watteau's birth to the death of Goya
Early Renaissance by Michael Levey( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the Renaissance? - Men of renown - Humanism and humanity - Uses of antiquity - New Earth and New Heaven
Florence : a portrait by Michael Levey( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dante, exiled from Florence in 1321, Levey finds an inspired guide to the city's thirteenth-century appearance, people, culture, and constitution, and a wrathful commentator on the politics that had fouled "l'ovil di San Giovanni," the "St. John's sheepfold" of his youth. Florence conjures this time of momentous activity, epitomized by the building of the Palazzo of the Priors, the crowning castle of the Palazzo Vecchio, whose tawny-yellow, crenelated tower trumpets Florence's colossal civic pride. Against the bloody background of struggles for power between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the Holy Roman Empire and the papacy, Levey shows us Florence nonetheless becoming a commercial power in which the crafts and guilds made way for the great Renaissance blossoming of la citta del fiore
Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789 by Michael Levey( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius and talent combine to render both brilliant and varied the image of painting and sculpture in France in the last years of the ancien regime. The outpouring of creative activity and of inspired patronage, both public and private was then unparalleled elsewhere. Gifted exponents of sculpture include the Coustou, Michel-Ange Slodtz, and Caffieri, besides the better-known Falconet, Pigalle, and Houdon: their often monumental work provides a salutary reminder of the seriousness of intention in an age often still stereotyped as frivolous and lightweight. In painting, Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others were appreciated at least as much as Boucher, and portraiture, genre, and still life were all well served. The era may have opened with Watteau and the fete galante, but it closed with a revival of history painting, and with an artistic revolutionary in the person of David. Bringing new insights and information to bear on the work of the great French artists and sculptors of the eighteenth century, Levey has created a book that is at once beautiful and instructive
Art and architecture of the eighteenth century in France by Wend von Kalnein( Book )

27 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art by Michael Levey( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting at court by Michael Levey( Book )

22 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concentrating on six very varied European courts, the book deals with the very various types of paintings fostered by rulers between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries ... and the rise in status of the artist at court ... More than 200 illustrations, seven in colour"--Cover
A history of Western art by Michael Levey( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu lun shu le cong yuan shi she hui dao ben shi ji 70 nian dai xi fang yi shu fa zhan de li shi
The life & death of Mozart by Michael Levey( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Ottoman art by Michael Levey( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Renaissance by Michael Levey( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Walter Pater by Michael Levey( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty works of English and American literature we could do without by Brigid Brophy( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why pick on 'Hamlet' when there are so many other 'classics' which deserve deflation?" This question is answered in the authors' introductory note - "We haven't bothered with stuffed owls ... All the works dealt with are revered or treated as required reading"--And in the essay on "Hamlet" and forty-nine other supposed masterpieces. Most people have at some time put up with the boring, the pretentious and the badly wirtten because they have been taught reverence for "classics". The authors claim that their fifty "victims" have been overpraised for so long that the massice critical reputation surrounding each constitutes a serious obstacle blocking approaches to other greater works. The purpose of their book is to re-open these approaches
Essays on Dürer by C. R Dodwell( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dürer by Michael Levey( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the artist, including reproductions of some of his most celebrated works
The painter depicted : painters as a subject in painting by Michael Levey( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later Italian pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen by Michael Levey( Book )

18 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Lawrence by Michael Levey( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) was the most gifted and successful British portrait painter in the generation following Gainsborough and Reynolds, and his pre-eminence was publicly confirmed when he was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1820 ... This book is the first sustained study of the work of Lawrence to be published for many years ..."--Inside front cover jacket
 
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Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art
Alternative Names
Levey, M. F.

Levey, M. F. 1927-

Levey, Michael

Levey Michael Vincent

Levey, Michael Vincent 1927-2008

Levey Michel 1927-2008

Levi, Majkl

Michael Levey britischer Kunsthistoriker

Michael Levey British art historian

Michael Levey Brits kunsthistoricus (1927-2008)

Michael Levey historiador del arte británico

Michael Levey historien de l'art britannique

マイケル・レヴィー

レヴィ, マイケル

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Painting in XVIII century VeniceRococo to Revolution; major trends in eighteenth-century paintingEarly RenaissanceFlorence : a portraitPainting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and artHigh RenaissanceThe painter depicted : painters as a subject in paintingSir Thomas Lawrence