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Levey, Michael

Overview
Works: 430 works in 1,613 publications in 7 languages and 26,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Humor  Catalogs  Portraits  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, wpr, Honoree, 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 )

79 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an immensely informative "first book" of art history for teachers and students
Painting in XVIII century Venice by Michael Levey( Book )

83 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,849 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 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ttraces 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 )

49 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 1,168 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 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He leads us from the medievalism of The Divine Comedy to the robust world of the Decameron, through plague and flood and fire to art triumphant in the buildings of Brunelleschi and the sculpture of Donatello. His book shows us Florence not just in its ascendancy and at its height, but also in its less familiar years and guises, from the sixteenth century through nineteenth, as limited democracy gave way to oligarchy, then autocracy, and the last strokes of decoration and decay created the city we know today
Art and architecture of the eighteenth century in France by Wend von Kalnein( Book )

30 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789 by Michael Levey( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 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
Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art by Michael Levey( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting at court by Michael Levey( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 962 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 )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in English and Chinese and held by 942 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 )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and German and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Ottoman art by Michael Levey( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met glossary, historisch overzicht, bibliografie en register
High Renaissance by Michael Levey( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Walter Pater by Michael Levey( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 707 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 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dürer by Michael Levey( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the artist, including reproductions of some of his most celebrated works
The National Gallery, London by Homan Potterton( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homan Potterton here gives a birds's-eye view of one of the richest collections of paintings in the world. Others may excel in particular schools, but the National Gallery of London is unique in it's coverage of the whole of European painting, from International Gothic to Post-Impressionism. The illustrations of which 75 are in color, include works by great masters of all periods: Botticelli and Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian, El Grecco and Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer, Watteau and Gainsborough, Constable and Turner, Degas, Cézanne and (one of the gallery's latest acquisitions) Klimt. A novel feature is the inclusion of comparative illustrations showing such things as related works, preliminary drawings and x-ray photographs, in order to explain a paintings evolution. The introduction is divided into two parts. The first tells the story of the growth of the collection. The second is a description of the physical components of a painting (wood, canvas, paint, varnish) and the technique of cleaning, restoring and conserving an item. The book ends with a complete list of all the National Gallery's 2,044 pictures, forming an invaluable reference catalogue."--Page 4 of cover
The painter depicted : painters as a subject in painting by Michael Levey( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early Renaissance
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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 National Gallery, LondonThe painter depicted : painters as a subject in painting
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

Languages
English (604)

French (37)

German (7)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (5)

Italian (3)

Polish (2)