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Bryson, Norman 1949-

Works: 119 works in 510 publications in 7 languages and 12,356 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Arranger, zxx, Secretary, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Dedicatee
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Most widely held works about Norman Bryson
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Most widely held works by Norman Bryson
Word and image : French painting of the ancien régime by Norman Bryson( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and desire : from David to Delacroix by Norman Bryson( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly original book Norman Bryson applied 'structuralist' and 'post-structuralist' approaches to French Romantic Painting. He considers the work of David, Ingres and Delacroix as artists who found themselves within an artistic tradition that had nothing creative to offer them
Looking at the overlooked : four essays on still life painting by Norman Bryson( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Bryson analyzes the origins, history and logic of still life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. The first essay is devoted to Roman wall-painting while in the second the author surveys a major segment in the history of still life, from seventeenth-century Spanish painting to Cubism. The third essay tackles the controversial field of seventeenth-century Dutch still life. Bryson concludes in the final essay that the persisting tendency to downgrade the genre of still life is profoundly rooted in the historical oppression of women
Visual culture : images and interpretations by Norman Bryson( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art"
Inside/out : new Chinese art by Inside out( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the touring exhibition of the same name, organized by the Asia Society Galleries, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Cindy Sherman, 1975-1993 by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first presentation of the artist's complete work, leading contemporary art historian Rosalind Krauss reviews Cindy Sherman's remarkable series of photographic works - in which the artist has notoriously assumed various roles, from B-movie starlet to Old Master model - and the enormous influence these works have had on feminist thinking and on current dialogues about the strategies of contemporary art in general. Almost perversely, Krauss argues, Sherman's unsettling attempts to dissect the formation and perception of images have turned her artworks - and herself - into icons for feminists' and others' agendas. Krauss explores in depth the various approaches to Sherman's work taken by philosophers and art historians and asks if they have not often lost sight of the imagery itself - or, more specifically, the way the images are constructed." "In a further essay, Norman Bryson, internationally known for his pioneering theories on the semiotics of looking, explores Sherman's most recent, horror-show images of mannequins (known as the Sex Pictures) and identifies their place in her continued out-of-body investigations. Along with a bibliography and chronology, more than 200 illustrations (140 in color), including numerous unpublished works, represent Sherman's complete career to date."--Jacket
Visual theory : painting and interpretation by Norman Bryson( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years there has been a growing interest in problems of theory and method in the field of art history. Semiology, phenomenology, feminism, analytical philosophy and Marxism have all contributed to a lively debate among art historians and have helped to stimulate new research. This volume draws together some of the authors who have been most prominent and influential in recent methodological debates and enables them to develop their views. The contributions include Norman Bryson on semiology and the limits of meaning; Aruthur Danto on description and pictorial perception; Rosalind Krauss on the reception of recent French critical theory; Linda Nochlin on gender and power; Michael Podro on depiction; David Summers on image and metaphor; and Richard Wollheim on the role of the spectator. Each of these major contributions is critically discussed by a number of other scholars in the field
Mark Dion by Mark Dion( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art.' (Time Out)
Calligram : essays in new art history from France( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the text by John Barrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking in : the art of viewing by Mieke Bal( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
John Currin by John Currin( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin's influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid-20th century. Whether portraits of older women, buxom girls, nudes with elongated bodies, or group scenes of domestic life, his works are characterized by baroque gestures, loose brushstrokes, unorthodox palettes, and detailed backgrounds that startle the viewer into a reconsideration of the tradition of painting. His "old master" techniques and individual style have earned him accolades from critics and collectors worldwide
Gender and power in the Japanese visual field( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the first collection in English of feminist-oriented research on Japanese art and visual culture, an international group of scholars examines representations of women in a wide range of visual work. The volume begins with Chino Kaori's now-classic essay "Gender in Japanese Art," which introduced feminist theory to Japanese art. This is followed by a closer look at a famous thirteenth-century battle scroll and the production of bijin (beautiful women) prints within the world of Edo-period advertising. A rare homoerotic picture-book is used to extrapolate the "grammar of desire" as represented in late seventeenth-century Edo. In the modern period, contributors consider the introduction to Meiji Japan of the Western nude and oil-painting and examine Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and the role of one of its famous artists. The book then shifts its focus to an examination of paintings produced for the Japanese-sponsored annual salons held in colonial Korea. The postwar period comes under scrutiny in a study of the novel Woman in the Dunes and its film adaptation. The critical discourse that surrounded women artists of the late twentieth-century--the "Super Girls of Art"--is analyzed, followed by a consideration of gender ambiguity and cross-gender identification in contemporary anime and manga. Contributors: Grunhild Borggreen, Norman Bryson, Chino Kaori, Doris Croissant, Ikeda Shinobu, Kim Hye-shin, Chigusa Kimura-Steven, Joshua S. Mostow, Sharalyn Orbaugh, David Pollack
Robert Therrien by Lynn Zelevansky( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, which accompanies the exhibition Robert Therrien and examines the artist's work of the past decade, curator Lynn Zelevansky explores the transformation of forms that has been the hallmark of Therrien's artistic process and situates his work within contemporary art practice. Essayist Thomas Frick discusses the work vis-a-vis the formalist tradition in art and examines the paradoxical nature of its abstract and figurative aspects. In the volume's third and final essay, art historian Norman Bryson investigates the visceral effect of Therrien's sculpture on the viewer, relating its effects to the corporeal invasions and restitutions found in animated cartoons."--Jacket
Thomas Struth, portraits by Thomas Struth( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharon Lockhart by Sharon Lockhart( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Therrien by Robert Therrien( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Therrien was born in Chicago in 1947 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other venues. Most recently his work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. A major drawing survey will be presented at the Kunstmuseum Basel in the summer of 2008"--Jacket
In Medusa's gaze : still life paintings from upstate New York museums by Norman Bryson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Burgin : una exposición retrospectiva : Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 6 abril-17 junio 2001 by Victor Burgin( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Word and image : French painting of the ancien régime
Alternative Names
Bryson, Norman

Bryson, William Norman.

Bryson, William Norman 1949-

English (288)

German (16)

Spanish (14)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Tradition and desire : from David to DelacroixLooking at the overlooked : four essays on still life paintingVisual culture : images and interpretationsInside/out : new Chinese artVisual theory : painting and interpretationMark DionLooking in : the art of viewingJohn Currin