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Hofer, Philip 1898-1984

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Works: 374 works in 816 publications in 2 languages and 10,491 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Illustrated works  History  Epic poetry  Pictorial works  Sonnets  Blank verse  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Recipient, Redactor, Collector, Creator
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
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The disasters of war by Francisco Goya( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goya's great series of etchings, The Disasters of War, came about as a consequence of the Spanish War of Independence. Between 1810 and 1823, the artist created a series of prints, such as this one, which reveals the devastating side of war--the agony, irony, and bitter pessimism. Goya's prints had an indelible impact on Ernest Hemingway, who shared the artist's antiwar sentiment and ability to portray human suffering. In his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), Hemingway gives excruciating accounts of the devastation suffered on both sides during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Some of the writer's passages read much like the images depicted by Goya in The Disasters of War
The universal penman by George Bickham( Book )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous treasury of English roundhand calligraphy of 1740. Alphabets, decorated pages, scrolls, frames, cupids, similar material
Baroque book illustration; a short survey from the collection in the Department of Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library by Philip Hofer( Book )

59 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los caprichos by Francisco Goya( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a serious illness in 1792, Goya spent five years recuperating and preparing himself for the burst of creativity that was to follow. He read deeply in the French revolutionary philosophers. From Rousseau he evolved the idea that imagination divorced from reason produces monsters, but that coupled with reason "it is the mother of the arts and the source of their wonders." In Spain he saw a country that had abandoned reason, and he peopled Los Caprichos with the grotesque monsters that result from such an action. Plate after plate shows witches, asses, devils, and other strange creatures, many of which are caricatures of members of the society against which Goya was fighting. The plates were first published in 1799. There are still in existence, however, six extremely rare sets of artist's proofs, considered by most who have managed to see them as infinitely superior to the work actually published. Now, for the first time, this edition reproduces one of these sets of 80 prints, together with the "Prado" manuscript, a commentary on the plates. In addition, this collection contains supplementary material to the Los Caprichos series, inlcuding a never-before-published study for Caprichos 10; three unique proofs of plates probably intended for publication with the others; a preliminary drawing for plate I, a self-portrait of Goya (which appears as the frontispiece to this volume); and a unique proof of "Woman in Prison" which may represent an earlier version of Caprichos 32."--
Edward Lear as a landscape draughtsman by Philip Hofer( Book )

20 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1976 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete epic poem chronicling Man's fall from Grace, and Satan's defiant role leading the other angels in rebellion against God
The disparates; or, The proverbios by Francisco Goya( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorated book papers; being an account of their designs and fashions by Rosamond B Loring( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the history and use of decorated papers in the book arts, this title reprints Loring's original text, along with an account of her life and work
Illustrations of the Book of Job by William Blake( Book )

13 editions published between 1937 and 1950 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These engravings to the Book of Job are considered one of the great masterpieces of modern engraving and a high point in the career of William Blake
Fragonard drawings for Ariosto by Jean-Honoré Fragonard( Book )

17 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalm book of Charles Knowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A facsimile edition of one of the most extraordinary books in American book-making history. It is also an extraordinarily touching human story. Charles Knowles suffered throughout his short life from an incurable disease. He was nevertheless, unusually alert and creative. He went to the Putney School in Vermont, and there, when he was seventeen, his creativity found its full flower in the Psalm Book which stands as his monument. He selected eight of his favorite passages from the Psalms, set them by hand in type, cut wood engravings to illustrate each passage, selected different colors of paper and ink for each illustration, and printed ten signed and numbered copies on a hand press at the Vermont Printing Company. Less than a year later, in 1958, at the age of eighteen, he was dead."--Page 2 of cover
Eighteenth-century book illustrations by Philip Hofer( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to drawings by Drawing Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teapots and quails : and other new nonsenses by Edward Lear( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A previously unpublished collection of drawings and poems by Edward Lear, published posthumously
Edward Lear by Philip Hofer( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Philip Hofer on certain problems connected with the mechanical cutting of punches by Jan van Krimpen( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by Hogarth and Blake : a portfolio by William Hogarth( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plates are reproductions of Hogarth's seven versions of his picture which illustrates act 3, scene 11, air 5 of John Gay's The beggar's opera, with reproductions of the 1st and 4th states of Blake's engraving after the Duke of Leeds version, and including a modern restrike of the 4th state
Fra Luca de Pacioli of Borgo S. Sepolcro by Stanley Morison( Book )

4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of an exhibition of the Philip Hofer bequest in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts by Harvard College Library( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Howard Benson & his work, 1901-1956 by Philip Hofer( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The disasters of war
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The universal penmanLos caprichosA catalogue of an exhibition of the Philip Hofer bequest in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts
Alternative Names
Hofer, P.

Hofer, Philip

Hofer, Philip, 1898-

Hofer, Philip 1898-1984

Philip Hofer

Philip Hofer born 1898; born in Cincinnati, OH; died 1984; Harvard librarian, book collector and founder and first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library. Hofer graduated from Harvard and spent a few years in business.

Languages
English (303)

German (1)