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Harrison, Martin 1945-

Works: 140 works in 525 publications in 3 languages and 9,845 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Singer, zxx
Classifications: TR679, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Harrison
In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting by Martin Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aid of over 250 source images and documents, this text reveals how photographs, film, mass-media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting and, in particular, how 'lens-based images' helped to trigger the most significant turning point in his stylistic development
Burne-Jones by Martin Harrison( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appearances : fashion photography since 1945 by Martin Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelite paintings and graphics by Martin Harrison( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : incunabula by Martin Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1949 Francis Bacon found his subject - the human body - and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead he appropriated images from the mass media that he manipulated into his 'studies'. His paintings bore witness to the shattered psychology of the time and shot him to a prominence that hardly diminished over the next fifty years, and that continues to rise." "This book presents many of the 'working documents' about which Bacon was entirely secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process. Culled from thousands of pieces of original material found in his studio, including newspapers, magazines, books and photographs, these items have each been exhaustively and minutely researched, providing for the first time comprehensive details of the artist's sources. This base material - folded, torn, clipped and spattered with paint - underwent an alchemical transformation frond mundane matter into new images." "Nearly all previously unseen, these visually thrilling documents demonstrate Bacon's tactile, visceral relationship with his sources, and his unerring eye for seeking out visual stimulation in the most unexpected places. His paintings emerged from a dialogue between great art of the past and photographic imagery of the present: and, as a painter of the transient, his work also shared the pulse and flicker of his other significant inspiration, early cinema. His fascination with medium itself - the texture of paint, the quality of newsprint, the techniques of mechanical reproduction of both the still and moving image - throws light on the nature of Bacon's points of contact with the twentieth century."--Jacket
David Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969 by Martin Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full story of Bailey's life and work from 1957-1969 is told in this account. It follows his progress through his first photographic experiences, through his dealing with rock legends to his relationships with leading models and actresses
Elvis Presley 1956 by Marvin Israel( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transition : the London art scene in the fifties by Martin Harrison( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, art historian Martin Harrison brings the London of the fifties to life, in all its vigour & fertility. Ranging from painting to sculpture & from photography to architecture, he portrays a city in intellectual & artistic ferment
The unseen Beatles by Bob Whitaker( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parkinson, photographs, 1935-1990 by Martin Harrison( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bailey - locations : the 1970s archive by Martin Harrison( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the decade, Bailey determined to photograph peoples and places across the world that fascinated him. Alongside these photographs, this volume presents images from his 1970s fashion sittings (featuring Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree and Anjelica Huston), as well as his portraits of subjects ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Margaret Thatcher and Mother Teresa. His acclaimed television documentaries on Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Luchino Visconti provided yet more opportunities for compelling stills."--Amazon
Young meteors : British photojournalism, 1957-1965 by Martin Harrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the previously untold story of the emergence of a new generation of British photographers who were obscured by the myths of the Swinging Sixties. Some of them like David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Don McCullin became celebrities. Others, who made a huge contribution to the magazine world of the time, are little known.[book cover]
Black and white memories : photographs, 1948-1969 by David Bailey( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian stained glass by Martin Harrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing fashion by Melvin Sokolsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated tribute to the master of whimsy in fashion photography includes over 140 color and black-and-white photos featuring such celebrities as Twiggy, Chet Baker, Natalie Wood, Lena Horne, and a host of others happily enacting Sokolsky₂s ethereal scenarios."
Beauty photography in Vogue by Martin Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting
Alternative Names
Frederix, Martin

Harrison, Martin, 1938-

ハリスン, マーティン

English (166)

German (4)

French (3)

Francis Bacon : incunabulaDavid Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969Elvis Presley 1956Transition : the London art scene in the fiftiesParkinson, photographs, 1935-1990David Bailey - locations : the 1970s archiveYoung meteors : British photojournalism, 1957-1965Seeing fashion