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Harrison, Charles 1942-2009

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Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

207 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since it was first published in 1992, this book has become one of the leading anthologies of art theoretical texts in the English-speaking world. This expanded edition includes the fruit of recent research, involving a considerable amount of newly translated material from the entire period, together with additional texts from the last decades of the twentieth century"--Back cover
Primitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth century by Charles Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the twentieth century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by the rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century and by the work of the Fauves and the German Expressionists a few years later. The book then develops an analysis of Cubist works based on semiotic theory, considering the social and cultural values encoded in such signifying systems, and investigating the relationship between representation and ideology. The final chapter considers some problems of interpretation and evolution posed by specific examples of abstract art ranging from Malevich to Mondrian
Modern art and modernism : a critical anthology by Francis Frascina( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism by Charles Harrison( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auth: Open University, Co-published with the Tate Gallery
English art and modernism, 1900-1939 by Charles Harrison( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book is both a detailed history of the development of modern art in England in the early 20th century and a study of the evolution of the concept of modernism among English artists, critics, and theorists. First published in 1981 to great acclaim, the book is now available in paperback with a new introduction and new colour plates. Charles Harrison explores the two main phases of modern art activity during the period: the years before and during the First World War, when the principal factions were Sickert's Camden Town Group, the English Post-Impressionists, and the Vorticists; and the 1930s, when a new avant garde assembled in response to recent developments in European art, only to divide into groupings of abstract artists, Surrealists, and Realists. Harrison discusses the artists of the period, the most important individual works, and the writings of the critics. His book is a major contribution to knowledge about the art and theory of modernism
Difficulties of translating humour : from English into Spanish using the subtitled British comedy sketch show "Little Britain" as a case study by Charles Harrison( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Humour is a complex concept which tends to build on the ambiguity of language. When converting a humoristic program into a different language, the translator thus faces many challenges. One of these is the translation of cultural aspects of the TL (target language). Since every culture contains its unique form of humour, understanding the humour within a culture and all its cultural elements is essential to producing an adequate translation. The study at hand focuses on the translation of the British comedy-sketch show Little Britain analyzing how it has been c
Essays on Art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays by art historian and critic Charles Harrison are based on the premise that making art and talking about art are related enterprises. They are written from the point of view of Art & Language, the artistic movement based in England -- and briefly in the United States -- with which Harrison has been associated for thirty years. Harrison uses the work of Art & Language as a central case study to discuss developments in art from the 1950s through the 1980s. According to Harrison, the strongest motivation for writing about art is that it brings us closer to that which is other than ourselves. In seeing how a work is done, we learn about its achieved identity: we see, for example, that a drip on a Pollock is integral to its technical character, whereas a drip on a Mondrian would not be. Throughout the book, Harrison uses specific examples to address a range of questions about the history, theory, and making of modern art -- questions about the conditions of its making and the nature of its public, about the problems and priorities of criticism, and about the relations between interpretation and judgment
Conceptual art and painting : further essays on art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism, criticism, realism by Charles Harrison( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting the difference : sex and spectator in modern art by Charles Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that the representation of women in art was crucial to the character of modernity, the author traces the history of female subjects as they began to gaze out of the picture to confront and engage their viewers
An introduction to art by Charles Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original and inspiring book offers clear and wide-ranging introduction to the arts of painting and sculpture, to the principal artistic print media, and to the visual arts of modernism and post-modernism. Covering the entire history of art, from Paleolithic cave painting to contemporary art, it provides foundational guidance to the basic character and techniques of the different art forms, to the various genres of painting in the western tradition, and to the techniques of sculpture as they have been practiced over several millenia and across a wide range of cultures. Throughout the book, Harrison discusses the relative priorities of aesthetic appreciation and historical inquiry, and of the importance of combining the two approaches. Written in a style that is at once graceful, engaging, and personal, as well as analytical and exact, this illuminating book offers an impassioned and timely defense of the importance and value of the first-hand encounter with works of art, whether in museums or in their original locations." "Designed to be useful and attractive to students and teachers of art, art history, and aesthetics, the book will appeal also to the interested general reader and to those visitors to museums and exhibitions who welcome guidance to the objects on display, and to the means of gaining the maximum pleasure and instruction from them. The 250 color illustrations, each with generous, informative captions, include both well-known works and a host of less familiar examples from different cultures and periods."--Jacket
Slideshow by M. Darsie Alexander( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1960s, an international group of artists has embraced slide projection as a dynamic alternative to the tradition of painting, blending aspects of photography, film, and installation art. Slide Show is the first in-depth examination of how slides evolved into one of the most exciting art forms of our time. Essays by leading scholars and 200 color illustrations provide visual, historical, and critical insight into this unique medium
Since 1950 : art and its criticism by Charles Harrison( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson [Catalogue of an exhibition held at] the Tate Gallery, 19 June-27 July 1969 by Ben Nicholson( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the genders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that looks at women as artists, as subjects of paintings by both male and female artists, and the roles of and discrimination against women artists historically. Charles Harrison and Trish Evans analyze female subjects painted by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, and others to explore male and female points of view as represented by the artists. Only one per cent of the paintings in the National Gallery's historical collection are by women artists. This programme offers two ways of explaining this statistic -- firstly that women in the past were deprived of the opportunity to become artists; and secondly, that the artistic vision and legacy of women is still being discriminated against
Art en théorie, 1900-1990 : une anthologie by Charles Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette anthologie couvre tous les aspects des débats sur l'art moderne depuis le début du XXe siècle : écrits d'artistes sur eux-mêmes, textes de critiques, philosophes, écrivains et hommes politiques. Présentée en huit sections avec, pour chacune, 300 textes replacés dans leurs contexte historique et intellectuel
The British avant garde by Donald H Karshan( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & language in practice by Michael Baldwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto : the Arena Chapel by Charles Harrison( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Scrovegni built the Arena Chapel in the 14th century as one wing of his magnificent palace in Padua. Unlike many other such structures of the time, the chapel's interior is unarticulated; all niches, marbling and other rich effects in fact consist entirely of paint applied by Giotto, the foremost fresco painter of his day. The numerous frescos, depicting the lives of the Virgin and of Christ along with other Christian narratives, are analyzed in their architectural and art-historical contexts
Catalogue of a series of photographs (by S. Thompson) from the collection on the British Museum by British Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Primitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth century
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Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison britischer Konzeptkünstler, Herausgeber und Autor

Charles Harrison Brits kunsthistoricus (1942-2009)

Charles Townsend Harrison historiador del arte británico

Charles Townsend Harrison historien de l'art britannique

Harrison, Charles

Harrison , Charles Townsend

Harrison, Charles Townsend 1942-2009

해리슨, 찰스 1942-2009

Primitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth centuryModern art and modernism : a critical anthologyModernismEnglish art and modernism, 1900-1939Essays on Art & languageConceptual art and painting : further essays on art & languagePainting the difference : sex and spectator in modern artAn introduction to art