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Harrison, Charles 1942-2009

Works: 186 works in 734 publications in 12 languages and 13,219 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Essays  Sources  Educational television programs  History  Illustrated works  Art  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, zxx, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Dedicatee, Conceptor
Classifications: N6490, 709.04
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Most widely held works about Charles Harrison
Most widely held works by Charles Harrison
Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

171 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents on the theory of art from the founding of the French Academy until the end of the Napoleonic Wars
Primitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth century by Charles Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On art in the early 20th century
Modernism by Charles Harrison( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 960 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
Modern art and modernism : a critical anthology by Francis Frascina( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism, criticism, realism by Charles Harrison( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 503 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 460 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 404 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 )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 377 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 )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunsttheorie im 20. Jahrhundert : Künstlerschriften, Kunstkritik, Kunstphilosophie, Manifeste, Statements, Interviews by Charles Harrison( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in German and Spanish and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the genders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 187 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 percent of the paintings in the National Gallery's historical collection are by women artists. This program 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
The British avant garde by Donald H Karshan( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & language in practice by Michael Baldwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Catalan and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto : the Arena Chapel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 66 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
Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in Theory, 1900-90 : Anthology( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Charles Harrison britischer Konzeptkünstler, Herausgeber und Autor

Charles Harrison Brits kunsthistoricus (1942-2009)

Harrison, Charles

Harrison , Charles Townsend

Harrison, Charles Townsend 1942-2009

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