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Bryson, Norman 1949-

Works: 139 works in 541 publications in 7 languages and 12,344 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Arranger, zxx, Secretary, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Thesis advisor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Norman Bryson
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Most widely held works by Norman Bryson
Visual culture : images and interpretations by Norman Bryson( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art"
Vision and painting : the logic of the gaze by Norman Bryson( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and image : French painting of the ancien régime by Norman Bryson( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the overlooked : four essays on still life painting by Norman Bryson( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 845 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
Tradition and desire : from David to Delacroix by Norman Bryson( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 798 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
Inside/out : new Chinese art by Minglu Gao( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 681 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 Krauss( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 671 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 )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 660 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the work of vanguard artist Mark Dion who has made site-specific projects all over the world which explore the relationship of western art, literature and museology with the natural environment. His sculptures and installations often focus on contemporary environmental issues, and have the uncanny quality of film sets or dioramas. His life-size environments have included live and stuffed animals, plants, lab equipment and museological displays of garbage. They present lyrical and funny investigations into exoticism, colonialism and environmental crisis. Dion himself has taken on a variety of personae including reporter, scientist, explorer and detective. He has also set up collaborations with anthropologists, zoologists, geographers and groups of school children, ands well-known for his drawings and his writings. The book is part of a series of studies of important artists of the late-20th century. Each title offers a comprehensive survey of the artist's work, providing analyses and multiple perspectives on contemporary art and its inspiration
Calligram : essays in new art history from France by Norman Bryson( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the text by John Barrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Gender and power in the Japanese visual field( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors present the results of a group research project dedicated to understanding representations of gender and sexuality from Japanese history, as well as the evolving historiography of such representations. The material ranges from medieval to modern topics, including 11 chapters discussing such topics as the image of women in battle scenes, the 'westernization' of women's bodies during the Meiji period as a process of changing power, and the impact of the occupation of Korea on artistic images of women at the National Art Exhibitions."--Provided by publisher
John Currin by John Currin( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 380 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
Robert Therrien by Lynn Zelevansky( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 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
Sharon Lockhart by Sharon Lockhart( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue documents the largest and most significant solo exhibition of Lockhart's work in an American museum to date, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA). With essays by MCA curator Dominic Molon, who concentrates on the artist's transformation of conceptual photography and structuralist film, and art historian Norman Bryson, who presents a compelling examination of Lockhart's nuanced approach to narrative and the gaze, this richly illustrated volume focuses on Lockhart's photographic and cinematic work since 1994, including her major film projects Goshogaoka (1997) and Teatro Amazonas (1999)."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Therrien by Robert Therrien( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 192 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 )

8 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 )

9 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interim by Mary Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Visual culture : images and interpretations
Vision and painting : the logic of the gazeWord and image : French painting of the ancien régimeLooking at the overlooked : four essays on still life paintingTradition and desire : from David to DelacroixInside/out : new Chinese artVisual theory : painting and interpretationMark DionLooking in : the art of viewing
Alternative Names
Bryson, Norman

Bryson William Norman

Bryson, William Norman 1949-

Norman Bryson born 1949; died ; died in ; Art historian of French eighteenth-century painting and Harvard University professor.

Norman Bryson historiador del arte británicu

브라이슨, 노만 1949-

브라이슨, 노먼 1949-

브라이슨, 윌리엄 노먼 1949-

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