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Spencer, Robin

Overview
Works: 55 works in 192 publications in 6 languages and 3,661 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND237.W6, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Spencer
Whistler : a retrospective by Robin Spencer( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and 48 annotated reproductions of Whistler's key works set the Whistler phenemenon in the context of 19th century art
The paintings of James McNeill Whistler by Andrew McLaren Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aesthetic Movement: theory and practice by Robin Spencer( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins and development of the aesthetic movement in England
Eduardo Paolozzi--recurring themes by Robin Spencer( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McNeill Whistler by Robin Spencer( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American-born artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was hugely influential in the Victorian art world, his work the subject of vigorous debate. Best known for his atmospheric Nocturnes of the River Thames and his rejection of the idea that art should tell a story, he preferred instead to give his pictures musical titles. Radical in his recognition of the decorative principles of Eastern art, Whistler created astonishing works that prefigured many of the concerns of modernism." "This new account of Whistler's art, published on the occasion of the centenary of his death, shows how profoundly influenced he was by the poetry and literature of the time. The famous libel trial with Ruskin is discussed, and, for the first time, many of his paintings are illustrated in the original frames created by the artist. Robin Spencer's reassessment underlines Whistler's status as a key artist of the modern age."--Jacket
Eduardo Paolozzi : writings and interviews by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eduardo Paolozzi played a major role in the development of pop art. His ironic representations of robots and machine intelligence, and his many variations on Duchamp's ready mades, have also influenced young artists in Britain. The garden shed, bicycle wheel, and other odds and ends in the This is Tomorrow exhibition of 1956 was the first time such humble everyday things had been seen in a British art gallery. After knowing Giacometti, Arp, and Leger in Paris in the 1940s, Paolozzi became a founder member of the Independent Group at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Rather than many of his generation who followed the reductive modernism of Clement Greenberg, he identified instead with the life and ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein to develop a new language for art. For half a century Paolozzi has unswervingly adopted an inclusive agenda by embracing both high and low art, science and technology, music and the cinema, philosophy and literature. His private and public art ranges from the collage for a postage stamp to the monumental bronze sculpture of Newton for the British Library as well as the mosaic decorations for Tottenham Court Road underground station, London." "For Paolozzi, a surrealist before surrealism was readmitted to the modernist canon, much of the avant garde and its culturally conservative determinant art history are among bourgeois society's last taboos. His accusation is that society and art have failed to confront major problems such as waste and pollution which threaten the future of the planet. Paolozzi's critical writings are also invested with a deep humanism, and have a positive message for society including advice to the young artist at the start of the new millennium. Also published here for the first time are sequences from his poetry and novels which show the influence of surrealism and Raymond Roussel. As Hans Arp's and Kurt Schwitters's writings are to the first half of the twentieth century, so Paolozzi's are to the second. They have a distinct and unmistakable voice and show Paolozzi working in the tradition of the painter-poets as one of the last century's great modernist artists."--Jacket
The paintings of James McNeill Whistler by Andrew McLaren Young( Book )

25 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recurring themes : [an exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy for the Edinburgh 1984 International Festival] by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wish I knew (you really loved me) by Robin Spencer( )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eduardo Paolozzi : writings and interviews by Robin Spencer( Book )

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

Eduardo Paolozzi : sculpture, drawings, collages, and graphics : an Arts Council exhibition, Newcastle, Laing Art Gallery, 17 April-16 May 1976 by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetic movement and the cult of Japan; catalogue [of an exhibition held on] 3-27 October 1972 by Fine Art Society( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Grandma has seen many wonderful sights around the world, none compare to the wonder of her bouncy, growing, "heaven-and-earthly" granddaughter Madeleine
Eduardo Paolozzi : projects 1975-2000 by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#x98;The#x9C; paintings of James McNeill Whistler by Andrew McLaren Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings and interviews by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eduardo Paolozzi : recurring themes : [exposition du 11 octobre au 18 novembre 1985, Elac, Lyon] by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the occurrence of poisonings from carbon monoxide gas from domestic heating appliances in the European Community by Robin Spencer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolozzi portraits by Eduardo Paolozzi( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dishwasher fires : European study by Robin Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (133)

German (12)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)