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Allen, Brian 1952-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 2,828 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Portraits  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NX503.7, 704.94995
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Allen
Francis Hayman by Brian Allen( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a modern art world( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To speak of 'the British' in conjunction with 'the Modern' suggests a linkage that goes against the grain of the narrative which dominates our understanding of the history of western art from the eighteenth century to the present day. Although works produced by British artists do occasionally appear in that story, as a rule they have featured as insignificant, or have simply been left out altogether. Towards a Modern Art World aims to account for the marginal position of British art by approaching that marginality as an historical problem. In a series of essays dealing with institutions as well as individual painters and sculptors, this book charts the development of the London art world from the 1730s to the 1930s. Academies, public exhibitions, and commercial galleries feature together with artists as diverse as William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, W.P. Frith, Walter Sickert, and Henry Moore
British art treasures from Russian Imperial collections in the Hermitage by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sumptuously illustrated book coincides with the bicentenary of the death of the Empress Catherine the Great. It examines the story of the acquisition of these treasures and of the cultural relations between Britain and Russia in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The distinguished art critic John Russell provides an introduction for this book, and eminent British and Russian scholars offer chapters on such topics as British gardeners and the vogue of the
Great British paintings from American collections : Holbein to Hockney by Malcolm Warner( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Image of London : views by travellers and emigrés, 1550-1920 by Malcolm Warner( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelika Kauffmann by Angelica Kauffmann( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British portrait, 1660-1960 by Roy Strong( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Stubbs, 1724-1806 by George Stubbs( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thorough appreciation of the eighteenth century master of animal painting looks beyond the artist's sporting scenes to explore Stubbs' full range of work. Although George Stubbs is best known for his images of hounds and horses charging round the British countryside, the painter was also an avid student of the broader animal world. Among his subjects were zebras, cheetahs, and moose, which he drew from life in the exotic menageries where they were kept. This volume features gorgeous color reproductions of paintings that highlight the painter's genius for combining realism and lyricism. It includes numerous drawings and prints--among them the exceptional studies for his "The Anatomy of the Horse" series. Informative essays discuss Stubbs' superb aesthetic sensibility, his far-reaching scientific studies, and his place in the pantheon of eighteenth-century European painters."--Publisher's website
The Raj : India and the British, 1600-1947 by C. A Bayly( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canaletto in England : a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755 by Charles Beddington( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on Canaletto in England, reproducing the views of London he painted while there as well as the Italian and imaginary views he painted in response to the vigorous demands of his patrons." "The book, which also serves as the catalogue of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art and Dulwich Picture Gallery, offers a full study of Canaletto's English period along with detailed catalogue entries for about fifty paintings and twenty drawings. The works depict such landmarks as St. Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, and Westminster Bridge as well as inventive scenes in which the artist playfully reorganizes a view or places a familiar element in an unexpected location."--BOOK JACKET
Painting, passion & politics : masterpieces from the Walpole Collection on loan from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg : exhibition by Brian Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Westmorland : recuerdos del Gran Tour( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of modern India, 1600-1947 by C. A Bayly( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows on that world : essays on British art presented to Brian Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930 by Holly Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures explores complex American attitudes toward the Near East--as revealed in collected paintings, interior design, and multiple vernacular forms--at the formative moment of industrialization and the crystallization of a truly mass culture. Published to coincide with the multimedia exhibition that opens at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and travels to the Walters Art Gallery and the Mint Museum of Art, this catalogue considers how urban, mercantile, Protestant America represented the Islamic world of the Middle East and North Africa in ways that say more about itself than the foreign culture. This gorgeously illustrated volume first looks at the use of Orientalist stereotypes by some of the country's most important high art painters of the nineteenth century: Frederic Edwin Church's treatment of the exotic terrain through a lens of deep religiosity; a more cosmopolitan reading of the harem girl by John Singer Sargent; the perfumed alternative to industrial capitalism conjured in the landscapes and market scenes of Samuel Colman and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and interpretations of the Orient as emancipatory by Ella Pell, the only major woman Orientalist. The book next traces the popularization of Orientalism in the decorative arts (including a few treasures from Olana, Church's Moorish-style home on the Hudson), on Broadway, and in Hollywood, as well as through advertising that linked consumer products with visual suggestions of exotic sexuality and through cultural objects, such as the Shriners' fez
Countdown to May 1999 : Oslo and the U.S.-Israeli-Palestinian triangle, 1998 annual Policy Conference, October 16-18, 1998, Lansdowne Conference Center, Leesburg, Virginia by Policy Conference( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisational learning and development : first steps to managing the L&D portfolio by Brian Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vauxhall Gardens by T. J Edelstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Towards a modern art world
Languages
English (102)

German (22)

Spanish (8)

Italian (1)

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British art treasures from Russian Imperial collections in the HermitageThe British portrait, 1660-1960The Raj : India and the British, 1600-1947Canaletto in England : a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755El Westmorland : recuerdos del Gran TourAn illustrated history of modern India, 1600-1947Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930