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Spike, John T.

Overview
Works: 425 works in 1,181 publications in 4 languages and 12,440 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: ND623.C26, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John T Spike
Young Michelangelo : the path to the Sistine by John T Spike( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spike covers the full range of Michelangelo's early years and explores the overwhelming influence that his charismatic personality had upon his contemporaries and followers. He traces Michelangelo's development into a master sculptor, probes his involvement in the most troubling controversies of his age, and recreates Florence and Rome with vivid sketches
Fra Angelico by John T Spike( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400?-1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy. Fra Angelico's painting has been beloved for centuries since as an emblem of the flowering genius of quattrocento Florence. In his engaging new appraisal, John Spike reveals the unexpectedly innovative qualities of Angelico's art, including his use of linear and geometric perspective (even before the publication of Leon Battista Alberti's famous treatise). Another of Angelico's inventions was the Renaissance altar-piece known as the sacra conversazione (sacred conversation), in which the Virgin and Child and saints, formerly each rigidly enclosed in separate panels, now gesture and relate to each other within a clearly unified space. In this volume Spike presents a major discovery: the secret program of the forty frescoes in the cells of the Dominican Monastery of San Marco in Florence. All previous studies of this artist had concluded that the subjects and arrangement of these frescoes, the artist's masterworks, were chosen at random, or by the friars themselves. Instead, as the author now shows, Fra Angelico drew upon the mystical writings of the early church fathers to construct a spiritual exercise organized into three ascending levels of enlightenment. The San Marco frescoes can finally be seen as not only the most extensive cycle of works by any single painter of this century, but indeed the most complete pictorial expression of Renaissance theology. This essential volume contains an extensive essay on the artist's life and work, followed by large color plates with detailed discussions of individual works. Finally, a catalog presents the artist's oeuvre, as revised by the author's new attributions. With lavish details of Angelico's works and an up-to-date bibliography, this volume is not only a feast for the eyes but an indispensable resource for anyone interested in this critical period of the Renaissance
Fairfield Porter, an American classic by John T Spike( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the life and career of the twentieth century realist who expressed radical views in his 1930's cityscapes as well as creating airy landscapes of Southhampton and Maine
Masaccio by John T Spike( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold and realistic, the narrative power of Masaccio's entire body of work is explored in this elegant volume. In just seven years before his death at the age of twenty-six, Masaccio (1401-1428) developed a fully naturalistic and dramatic style that inaugurated Renaissance painting. His best-known work is the fresco cycle in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence (painted with Masolino), one of the world's artistic landmarks. Recently restored, these frescoes - with all of Masaccio's other works - are shown in stunning detail in this volume. An opening essay places the painter in his historical and art-historical context, emphasizing Masaccio's innovations. The second part of the book presents two dozen important paintings in full-spread or full-page reproductions with enlarged details and annotated brief essays for each. The last section is an illustrated catalogue raisonne of all of Masaccio's works, from the frescoes on public view in the Brancacci Chapel to other panels in Europe and the United States. John T. Spike's lucid, authoritative text traces Masaccio's artistic development with particular attention to the artist's connection to Donatello and Brunelleschi. He proposes a new reading of the iconography of the influential Brancacci Chapel, and discusses the extent of Filippino Lippi's over-painting in the chapel, based on information gleaned from recent ultraviolet and infrared photography that appears in this volume. Comprehensive and engaging, this profusely illustrated exploration of Masaccio's genius opens new lines of inquiry that will be explored for decades to come
Caravaggio by John T Spike( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM : "contains a file named CARAVA.pdf, which contains a searchable catalogue of the autograph, atrributed, and lost works of ... Caravaggio, with listings of selected copies, and a comprehensive bibliography and list of exhibitions, in .pdf ... "
Fairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastels by Joan Ludman( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) is one of the great American artists of the postwar period. His work is widely loved for its lyricism and apparently realist subject matter: still lifes, studio and other interiors, landscapes in Southampton, N.Y., and Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, and portraits - including his many friends among the leading poets and artists of the New York School. Yet he was as concerned with color, light, paint handling, and composition as the Abstract Expressionists. The "natural" look of his paintings was achieved after a lifetime spent at his craft. In line with a long American tradition, Porter's art insists on the concrete and the specific rather than on the European heritage of the ideal and the general." "This project documents every known painting by Porter, more than 1,300 in all, dating from 1924 to 1975. Three essays by leading authorities place the work in the context of Porter's biography and ideology: "The Thought behind the Painting" by Rackstraw Downes; "An American Painter 'Dense with Experience'" by William C. Agee; and "A Life in Art" by John T. Spike. This definitive reference also includes a Chronology, Selected Bibliography, list of Museum and Corporate Collections, and Index."--Jacket
A history of Western art : from prehistory to the 20th century by Antony Mason( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Western art history, from cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. Includes more than 250 full-color reproductions of artworks, details, photographs, and documents
Giuseppe Maria Crespi and the emergence of genre painting in Italy by John T Spike( Book )

21 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian Baroque paintings from New York private collections by John T Spike( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian still life paintings from three centuries by John T Spike( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio by John T Spike( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baroque portraiture in Italy : works from North American collections : The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, December 7, 1984-February 3, 1985, Wadsworth Atheneum, March 20-May 20, 1985 by John T Spike( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian paintings in the Cincinnati Art Museum by Cincinnati Art Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of pleasure : a collection of still life paintings by John T Spike( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a visually stunning collection of 71 European still life paintings dating from the 17th and 18th century and expresses the variety, abundance, nourishment, and pleasures nature has to offer
Italian masters of the sixteenth century by Suzanne Boorsch( Book )

23 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly vol. 15 (Part 1)
Mattia Preti : catalogo ragionato dei dipinti = catalogue raisonné of the paintings by John T Spike( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Mattia Preti. Each of the 453 entries includes archival sources, bibliography, exhibition history and provenance as well as a black and white illustration. Lost works and rejected attributions are also covered. Text is in English and Italian
Italian masters of the seventeenth century by Paolo Bellini( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly vol. 19 (Part 2)
A brush with passion : Mattia Preti (1613-1699) : paintings from North American collections in honor of the 400th anniversary of his birth by John T Spike( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio : Still life with fruit on a stone ledge by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated Bartsch by Isabelle de Ramaix( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Young Michelangelo : the path to the Sistine
Alternative Names
John Spike American art historian

John Spike Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

John Spike historiador del arte estadounidense

John Spike storico dell'arte statunitense

John Spike US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker, Kritiker und Berater

Spike, John.

Spike, John 1951-

Spike, John T.

Languages
English (221)

Italian (11)

French (3)

German (1)

Covers
Fra AngelicoFairfield Porter, an American classicMasaccioCaravaggioFairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastelsA history of Western art : from prehistory to the 20th centuryCaravaggioThe sense of pleasure : a collection of still life paintingsItalian masters of the sixteenth century