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Harrison, Martin 1945-

Works: 221 works in 734 publications in 6 languages and 10,824 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Archives  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Sources  Biographies  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, Other, wst, Creator, Curator, Interviewee, wat, win, Singer, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Harrison
Burne-Jones by Martin Harrison( Book )

21 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the development of fashion photography since 1945, this book draws on the influences of cinema, architecture and dance. It creates a social history of the post-war period, and suggests that fashion photography has now acquired serious artistic legitimacy
Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the work of twentieth-century painter Francis Bacon, particularly his depiction of the human figure, with essays and over two hundred full-color plates as well as photographs, imagery from films, and magazine tear sheets
In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting by Martin Harrison( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 384 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
Francis Bacon : incunabula by Martin Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 356 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."--Jaquette
In camera : Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting by Martin Harrison( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film-stills and mass-media imagery. In Camera, a bravura accomplishment of original research, reveals how these new media informed some of Bacon's most important paintings and triggered decisive turning-points in his stylistic development." "Martin Harrison, who was granted privileged and unparalleled access to unpublished material from the archives, provides a new understanding of the thought processes and working methods of the creator of one of the most compelling bodies of work in twentieth-century art. Bacon's painting is considered in the context of key influences - whether film directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and John Deakin, or masters such as Velazquez, Poussin and Picasso. His work is also reviewed in the context of his contemporaries, including Lucian Freud, Mark Rothko, Graham Sutherland and Patrick Heron."--Jacket
Pre-Raphaelite paintings and graphics by Martin Harrison( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 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
Elvis Presley 1956 by Marvin Israel( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's dramatic, never-before-published photographs portray a young Elvis Presley during a pivotal year in his career, capturing his magnetic sensuality, physical grace, and innate sense of style. 61 photos
Francis Bacon : five decades by Francis Bacon( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after the artist's death, this new publication presents a timely and rich overview of the life and work of Francis Bacon. The book includes some 60 paintings as well as photographs, ephemera and archival material largely drawn from the artist's studio. An introduction and four essays by international experts look at specific aspects of Bacon's work, from detailed analysis of archival material to a study of the influences of Marcel Duchamp. The paintings divide into a thematic chronology of five decades: the 1940s, which looks at the figure studies closely related to Bacon's famous Three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion; the 1950s, where his work is informed by Velázquez and van Gogh, but is also dominated by ambiguous, shadowy figures in sombre tones; the 1960s and 70s, which focus on the portraits and subsequent memorials to Bacon's lover George Dyer, who died in 1971; the 1980s, while calmer and more naturalistic, reveal more haunted works which make reference to classical mythology and epic poetry. Each decade is defined by influences in his life and motifs which form part of an evolving pictorial language
David Bailey - locations : the 1970s archive by Martin Harrison( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 244 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
Parkinson, photographs, 1935-1990 by Martin Harrison( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, leading art critics reassess the achievement of this great artist, whose style was so personal and distinctive that his influence lay more in the intensity of his commitment to art than in any direct stylistic legacy
Lillian Bassman by Lillian Bassman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young meteors : British photojournalism, 1957-1965 by Martin Harrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 229 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]
The unseen Beatles by Bob Whitaker( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969 by Martin Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian stained glass by Martin Harrison( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and white memories : photographs, 1948-1969 by David Bailey( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : a terrible beauty by Francis Bacon( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In celebration of the centenary of Bacon's birth, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane organised the first exhibition to concentrate on the methods, materials and processes through which this major artist achieved his paintings. The exhibition draws on the vast archive of material archaeologically retrieved from Bacon's studio and housed in Dublin. The accompanying catalogue will present new scholarship and insights, with texts by Rebecca Daniels, Barbara Dawson, Marcel Fincke, Martin Harrison, Jessica O'Donnell, Joanna Shepard and Logan Sisley."--Publisher's description
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
In camera : Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting
In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of paintingFrancis Bacon : incunabulaIn camera : Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of paintingTransition : the London art scene in the fiftiesElvis Presley 1956David Bailey - locations : the 1970s archiveParkinson, photographs, 1935-1990Bacon
Alternative Names
Frederix, Martin

Harrison, Martin

Harrison, Martin 1938-

Harrison, Martin 1945-

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ハリスン, マーティン

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