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MacCarthy, Fiona

Works: 47 works in 182 publications in 3 languages and 7,319 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR5083, B
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Most widely held works about Fiona MacCarthy
Most widely held works by Fiona MacCarthy
William Morris : a life for our time by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Morris was an extraordinary figure, so manifold in his ambitions and talents, so outsize in his personality, that no single biographer has yet come to grips with his entire life, works, and character. As a wonderfully talented designer and artistic entrepreneur, Morris created a style that still lives; as a contradictory political figure - at once a radical and a traditionalist - he was a founding father of British Socialism in the era of Marx and Engels; as a poet and storyteller, he attained a huge contemporary reputation, producing several best-sellers; and as the husband of the Pre-Raphaelite icon Jane Morris (whose love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti caused a stir and led to many famous paintings), he was the subject of personal torments as profound as his creative ones. In this biography, Fiona MacCarthy brings all the strands together, from the dreamy boy in a London suburb spinning medieval fantasies to the great bearded patriarch dividing his time between the design and production of beautiful fabrics, the translation of Icelandic epics, and the promotion of Socialism on street corners. Her understanding of his work as an artist-craftsman is profound, yet she is equally illuminating about the strange mixture of nostalgia and yearning for change that shaped his politics. At the same time, she is prepared to deal frankly and in detail with his often painful personal life
Byron : life and legend by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With this book, Fiona MacCarthy has produced the most important work on Byron in nearly half a century. Granted unprecedented access to many documents and artifacts unexamined by previous scholars, MacCarthy brings a fresh, engaging sensibility to a full appreciation of the poet's life and art. Byron: life and legend explores heretofore unrevealed aspects of Byron's complex creative existence, reassessing his poetry, reinterpreting his incomparable letters, and reconsidering the voluminous record left by the poet's contemporaries: his friends and family, his critics and supporters. MacCarthy's scope is comprehensive, giving due weight to each aspect of her subject's genius and covering the full range of his life, retracing his journeys through Italy, Turkey, and Greece and culminating in his heroic voyage to Missolonghi, where he died at the tragically early age of thirty-six. After his death, a pervasive Byronism swept Europe presented here is the fascinating evolution of his posthumous reputation and its influence on literature, architecture, painting, music, manners, sex and psyche. Full of energy and detail, subtlety and glamour, this new study reestablishes Byron as a charismatic figure in the forefront of European art
The last Pre-Raphaelite : Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian imagination by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the prize-winning author of William Morris comes a new biography of Edward Burne-Jones, the greatest British artist of the second half of the nineteenth century. The angels on our Christmas cards, the stained glass in our churches, the great paintings in our galleries - Edward Burne-Jones's work is all around us. The most admired British artist of his generation, he was a leading figure with Oscar Wilde in the aesthetic movement of the 1880s, inventing what became a widespread 'Burne-Jones look'. The bridge between Victorian and modern art, he influenced not just his immediate circle but artists such as Klimt and Picasso. In this gripping book Fiona MacCarthy explores and re-evaluates his art and life - his battle against vicious public hostility, the romantic susceptibility to female beauty that would inspire his art and ruin his marriage, his ill health and depressive sensibility, the devastating rift with his great friend and collaborator William Morris as their views on art and politics diverged. With new research and fresh historical perspective, The Last Pre-Raphaelite tells the extraordinary, dramatic story of Burne-Jones as an artist, a key figure in Victorian society and a peculiarly captivating man
Eric Gill : a lover's quest for art and God by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Spencer : an English vision by Stanley Spencer( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stanley Spencer, a central figure in the current revival of European figurative painting, is among the most important English painters of the twentieth century. In this book, Fiona MacCarthy investigates Spencer's life, sets his work in its cultural context, and emphasises the links between his life and his paintings. With the extensive commentary - edited from Spencer's own writings - on each of the stunning reproductions of Spencer's paintings, this volume provides a comprehensive account of a profoundly original artist and his work."--Jacket
The simple life : C.R. Ashbee in the Cotswolds by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1902, when the back-to-the-land movement was at its height, an exodus began to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. East End London workmen - jewellers, silversmiths, enamellers, cavers, modellers, blacksmiths, cabinet-makers, book-binders and printers - fled from the rushed and crowded life of the big city to a rural idyll of craftsmanship and husbandry which was, at the time, all good socialists' dream. This extraordinary idealistic movement was to have a lasting impact not only on the lives of the 150 London immigrants and their leader, the architect, Charles Robert Ashbee, b
All things bright and beautiful; design in Britain, 1830 to today by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British design since 1880 : a visual history by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last curtsey : the end of the debutantes by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of British design, 1830-1970 by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eye for industry : royal designers for industry, 1936-1986 by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
10 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960 by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Morris (1834-96) regarded beauty as a basic human birthright. In this fascinating book, which accompanies a major exhibition, Morris' biographer Fiona MacCarthy looks at how his highly original and generous vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the decades. In 1860 Morris moved into the now famous Red House at Bexleyheath in Kent. Here his ideas found practical expression in its decoration, undertaken with the help of his artistcraftsman friends Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Edward Burne-Jones by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenneth Grange : making Britain modern by Gemma Curtin( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Omega workshops 1913-1919 : decorative arts of Bloomsbury : Crafts Council Gallery : 18 January-18 March 1984 : a Crafts Council exhibition ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Omega Workshops 1913-19 : decorative arts of Bloomsbury by Crafts Council (Great Britain)( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telling the tale of Topsy : William Morris's biographers : the 1993 Kelmscott lecture by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work for married women by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in Undetermined and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AbcDavid Kindersley : a life of letters by David Kindersley( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English vision by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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