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House, John 1945-2012

Works: 109 works in 469 publications in 2 languages and 10,661 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John House
Monet, nature into art by John House( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-impressionism : cross-currents in European painting by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism : paint and politics by John House( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the history of Impressionism from a wide range of perspectives, viewing it in terms of subject matter, painting technique, exhibiting and marketing strategy and within its wider political and ideological contexts. Recent accounts of Impressionism have focused on single issues; this is the first book to bring together the fresh approaches to the field that have been proposed in the past twenty years." "In a series of chapters, ranging from the late 1860s to the early 1880s, House analyses the paintings and career strategies of the leading Impressionist artists, stressing the ways in which they countered the dominant conventions of the contemporary art world and evolved their distinctive and immediately recognisable manner of painting."--Jacket
Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard by Cornelia Homburg( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people think of van Gogh as a tortured loner, but the engrossing Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard makes plain his great desire to be part of the art world of his time. Focusing on the years between 1886 (when he came to Paris) and 1890 (the year of his death), four art historians examine the competitive spirit of young radical painters who searched for ways to express their reactions to an industrialized world increasingly remote from the idealized values of peasant life. The painters (who included Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac, and Émile Bernard) were vastly different from one another in style and temperament. Yet van Gogh embraced them all as "painters of the petit boulevard"--Fellow unrecognized artists toiling in out-of-the-way studios and showing their work in cafés rather than in swank galleries. Dreaming of founding a colony of like-minded painters he called "The Studio of the South," van Gogh decamped to Arles in 1888. But the only artist who joined him, for two stressful months, was Gauguin. Both were loners, and differences loomed large. While van Gogh worked from nature, conveying his physical engagement with thick marks on canvas, Gauguin looked inward, abstracting objects with a thin application of paint. Even on a personal level, Gauguin's swaggering ease with the local women magnified van Gogh's insecurities. Each essay illuminates a different aspect of the complex personal, social, and artistic motivations that fueled each "petit boulevard" artist's search for a personal artistic identity. Lavishly illustrated and fluidly written, this book is the catalog for an exhibition of the same name at the St. Louis Art Museum (through May 13, 2001) and the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (June 8-September 2, 2001)."
Impressionists by the sea by John House( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Norwegian and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through some 60 works, John House and David Hopkin consider the pictorial representation of the seaside during the 19th century, when the coastline of northern France was transformed from a centre of fishing into the province of the holidaymaker
Pierre-Auguste Renoir : La promenade by John House( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John House examines the many facets of the work and what it reveals about Renoir as a man and artist. He asks, "What did it mean to paint a picture like La Promenade in France in 1870, in the final months of Napoleon III's Second Empire?" The reader is invited to look at the canvas - and Impressionism - as a rejection of the idealist world of academic art and as a challenge to contemporary social norms
Monet by John House( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionist masterpieces : National Gallery of Art, Washington by John House( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of impressionism : portraits from American collections by Sona Johnston( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book accompanies the first major exhibition to focus exclusively on the portraits made by the Impressionist masters and their immediate predecessors. Breaking free from portraiture's conventions, the Impressionists expanded the notion of a portrait to reflect not only an individual's appearance but also his or her everyday surroundings. From traditional, tightly rendered likenesses to light-filled, loosely brushed paintings, the works in this volume depict a variety of subjects: friends, family members, patrons, public figures, and the artists themselves. Reproduced are key works by fourteen pivotal figures including Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which reveal the astonishing originality and beauty of the Impressionists' portraits."--Jacket
The genius of Renoir : paintings from the Clark by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a consuming enthusiasm for the paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), art collector Sterling Clark assembled one of the greatest private collections of Renoir's work during the first half of the 20th century
Monet by Claude Monet( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japonisme and the rise of the modern art movement : the arts of the Meiji period : the Khalili collection by Gregory Irvine( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1860s to the 1890s, the rise of Japonisme and the Art Nouveau movement meant few could ignore or resist the obsession with all things Japanese. Superbly crafted and often highly decorated Japanese objects -- lacquer, metalwork, ceramics, enamels, and other decorative items -- stimulated and inspired Western artists and craftsmen to produce their own works. Arts of the Meiji period (1868-1912) were displayed at international exhibitions, in the galleries of influential dealers, and at fashionable stores. Artists from van Gogh, Whistler, Monet, and Edouard Manet to Klimt and Schiele were all, to varying degrees, influenced by the Japanese art. Van Gogh himself stated that he owed his inspiration to Japanese art, but he was probably not conscious of the full extent to which art in Europe had already been influenced by that of Japan."--Publisher website
Renoir in the Barnes Foundation by Barnes Foundation( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barnes Foundation is home to the world's largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia scientist who made his fortune in pharmaceuticals, established the Foundation in 1922 in Merion, Pennsylvania, as an educational institution devoted to the appreciation of the fine arts. A passionate supporter of European modernism, Barnes built a collection that was virtually unrivaled, with massive holdings by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. But it was Renoir that Barnes admired above all other artists; he thought of him as a god and collected his work tenaciously, amassing 181 works by the painter between 1912 and 1942. All of these Renoirs are included in this lavishly illustrated book. Renoir in the Barnes Foundation tells the fascinating story of Barnes's obsession with the Impressionist master's late works, while offering illuminating new scholarship on the works themselves. Authors Martha Lucy and John House look closely at the key paintings in the collection, placing them in the wider contexts of contemporary artistic, aesthetic, and theoretical debates. The first volume to publish the entirety of Barnes's astonishing Renoir collection, Renoir in the Barnes Foundation is also an engaging study of the artist's critical--and often contested--role in the development of modern art
Impressionism for England : Samuel Courtauld as patron and collector by John House( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1923 the industrialist Samuel Courtauld gave £50,000 to the British government to encourage the purchase of a collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. At the same time, he continued to build up his own fine collection of French late nineteenth-century paintings, most of which he later gave to the Courtauld Institute of Art. This beautiful book tells the story of Courtauld's collecting and patronage
Impressions of France : Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and their rivals by John House( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions of France traces the development of the French painted landscape from1860 to 1890, a period of dramatic artistic evolution. Taking as his context the Paris Salons - "the central forum for the display of contemporary art in Paris, and the focus for discussions of the state of modern art"--John House explains how the Impressionist landscapes exhibited there both reflected, and forever changed, the cultural tastes of the age
Monet's London : artists' reflections on the Thames 1859-1914 by John House( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir at the theatre : looking at La loge by Courtauld Institute Galleries( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the story of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting dubbed La Loge (The Theatre Box), created in 1874. This work is one of the masterpieces of Impressionism. Its depiction of an elegant couple on display in a box at the theater epitomizes the Impressionists' interest in the spectacle of modern life. At the heart of the painting is the complex play of gazes enacted by these two figures. In turning away from the performance, Renoir focused instead upon the theater as a social stage where status and relationships were on public display. This book unites La Loge with Renoir's other treatments of the subject and with loge paintings by contemporaries, including Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Concentrating on the early years of Impressionism during the 1870s, the book explores how these artists used the loge to capture the excitement and changing nature of fashionable Parisian society
Landscapes of France : impressionism and its rivals by John House( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions of the Riviera : Monet, Renoir, Matisse and their contemporaries by Kenneth Wayne( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courtauld Cézannes by Courtauld Institute Galleries( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Monet, nature into art
Impressionism : paint and politicsVincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevardImpressionists by the seaPierre-Auguste Renoir : La promenadeMonetFaces of impressionism : portraits from American collectionsThe genius of Renoir : paintings from the ClarkImpressions of France : Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and their rivals
Alternative Names
House, J. P. H.

House, John

House, John Peter 1945-2012

House, John Peter Humphry

House, John Peter Humphry 1945-2012

John House britischer Kunsthistoriker

John House Brits kunsthistoricus (1945-2012)

John House historiador del arte británico

John House historien de l'art britannique

האוס, ג׳ון

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