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Harrison, Charles 1942-2009

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Art in theory, 1900-1990 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

98 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in Theory 1815-1900 is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on 19th century theories of art. Like its highly successful companion volume, Art in Theory 1900-1990, this indispensable volume provides the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its 236 texts, clear organization, and considerable editorial content help to create the essential guide to art theory of the period. The anthology also provides a view of the wider cultural debates of the 19th century, and the development of modern aesthetic theories. Art in Theory combines writings by artists, critics, philosophers, and literary figures -- some reprinted in their entirety, others excerpted from longer works. About 1/3 of the material is composed of new translations, with texts drawn from French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Russian sources. It examines a broad range of themes including concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, approaches to Realism, the question of Modernity and debates over Impressionism, theories of optics and color, the aesthetics of photography, and the rise of photography. Each section is prefaced by an essay that situates the ideas of the period in their historical context, while relating theoretical concerns and debates to developments in the practice of art. Each text is briefly introduced by an outline giving the circumstances of its original appearance and indicating its relevance to the development of modern artistic theory. An extensive bibliography is also provided
Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

63 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 1,202 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,200 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 )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Art and Modernism offers firsthand material for the study of issues central to the development of modern art, its theory, and criticism. The history of modern art is not simply a history of works of art, it is also a history of ideas interpretations. The works of critics and theorists have not merely been influential in deciding how modern art is to be seen and understood, they have also influenced the course it has taken. The nature of modern art cannot be understood without some analysis of the concept of Modernism itself. Modern Art and Modernism presents a selection of texts by the major contributors to debate on this subject, from Baudelaire and Zola in the nineteenth century to Greenberg and T.J. Clark in our own times. It offers a balanced section of essays by contributors to the mainstream of Modernist criticism, representative examples of writing on the themes of abstraction and expression in modern art, and a number of important contributions to the discussion of aesthetics and the social role of the artist. Several of these are made available in English translation for the first time, and others are brought together from a wide range of periodicals and specialized collections. This book will provide an invaluable resource for teachers and students of modern art, art history, and aesthetics, as well as for general readers interested in the place of modern art in culture and history
English art and modernism, 1900-1939 by Charles Harrison( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 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
Modernism by Charles Harrison( Book )

22 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auth: Open University, Co-published with the Tate Gallery
Art in theory 1648-1815 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art in Theory (1648-1815) 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. Like its highly successful companion volumes, Art in Theory (1815-1900) and Art in Theory (1900-1990), its' primary aim is to provide students and teachers with the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its' 240 texts, clear principles of organization and considerable editorial content offer a vivid and indispensable introduction to the art of the early modern period. Harrison, Wood and Gaiger have collected writing by artists, critics, philosophers, literary figures and administrators of the arts, some reprinted in their entirety, others excerpted from longer works. A wealth of material from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Latin sources is also provided, including many new translations. Among the major themes treated are early arguments over the relative merits of ancient and modern art, debates between the advocates of form and color, the beginnings of modern art criticism in reviews of the Salon, art and politics during the French Revolution, the rise of landscape painting, and the artistic theories of Romanticism and Neo-classicism. Each section is prefaced by an essay that situates the ideas of the period in their historical context, while relating theoretical concerns and debates to developments in the practice of art. Each individual text is also accompanied by a short introduction. An extensive bibliography and full index are provided"--Publisher's website
Art in theory, 1815-1900 : an anthology of changing ideas( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual art and painting : further essays on art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Conceptual Art and Painting', a companion to his 'Essays on Art and Language', Charles Harrison reconsiders Conceptual Art in light of renewed interest in the original movement and of the various forms of 'neo-Conceptual' art
Modernism, criticism, realism by Fred Orton( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in theory 1815-1900 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art in Theory 1815-1900 provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art."--Amazon.com
Painting the difference : sex and spectator in modern art by Charles Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 483 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 )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 447 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 )

22 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 399 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 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of compelling and finely argued essays, Charles Harrison offers an acute analysis of the seismic shift that took place when the modernist formalism that had underpinned thinking about art in the first half of the century came to be seen as a spent force. Harrison's principal concern is with the circumstances and consequences of that shift - in thought about art, and in criticism. He asks how the diverse art of this period is to be understood and on what basis judgments are to be made about the merits and importance of specific works."--pub. desc
Essays on art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 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
Ben Nicholson : the Tate Gallery, 19 June-27 July 1969 by Ben Nicholson( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Difficulties of translating humour : from English into Spanish using the subtitled British comedy sketch show "Little Britain" as a case study by Charles Harrison( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 286 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 converted from its SL (source language), which is English, to its TL, which in this study will be Spanish. It proved to be highly constructive for the purposes of this research as the humour is often very culture-specific and thus difficult to translate. For the benefit of the reader, the first part of this dissertation is going to discuss various theories of humour. Moreover, it will discuss how humour is created in the comedy sketch show Little Britain. As subtitles will be used for the analysis of the case study, limitations and constraints will be discussed as the translator cannot merely focus on the linguistic features and possible problems like she/he would do in any other form of translation. Using Attardo's theory (1994), the study aims to explore aspects that create difficulties during the translation process, always in relation to humour that is seen in a comedy sketch show. It explores the translation of humour, examining potential problems that translators need to overcome and expands on this by investigating the difficulties that arise when translating culture-specific issues. In addition, as this is an audiovisual translation, potential problems that become relevant in the case study are highlighted. The study highlights the difficulties a translator faces
Essays on Art & language by Charles Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the genders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 141 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas
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Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideasPrimitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth centuryModern art and modernism : a critical anthologyEnglish art and modernism, 1900-1939ModernismArt in theory 1648-1815 : an anthology of changing ideasArt in theory, 1815-1900 : an anthology of changing ideasConceptual art and painting : further essays on art & language
Alternative Names
Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison, 1942-2009.

Charles Harrison britischer Konzeptkünstler, Herausgeber und Autor

Charles Harrison Brits kunsthistoricus (1942-2009)

Charles Harrison historiador de l'art britànic

Charles Townsend Harrison historiador del arte británico

Charles Townsend Harrison historian britanik i artit

Charles Townsend Harrison historien de l'art britannique

Harrison, Charles

Harrison, Charles, 1942-

Harrison , Charles Townsend

Harrison, Charles Townsend 1942-2009

تشارلز تونسيند هاريسون

해리슨, 찰스 1942-2009

哈里森・査尓斯

Languages
English (468)

German (26)

French (6)

Turkish (2)

Italian (1)