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Smith, Mark (Mark Edward)

Works: 52 works in 213 publications in 4 languages and 3,566 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Guidebooks  Illustrated works 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Translator, Editor, Creator, fot, Other
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Most widely held works by Mark Smith
The figure in motion by T Easley( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaping, somersaulting, stretching, dancing figures animate this gallery of marvelous action poses, photographed for artists of all levels to use as reference when portraying human figures in motion. 200 photos
Subterranean Rome by Ivana Della Portella( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Beneath the pavements of monumental Rome, the Rome of the imperial Fora and the great basilicas, lies another Rome, secret and less flamboyant, where everyday buildings open up to reveal unsuspected treasures of art and history. This is subterranean Rome. Though perhaps somewhat less magnificent or picturesque than the city above ground, it is equally - or even more - evocative and fascinating. Like a kind of Atlantis, buried beneath its centuries-old covering, its gardens, temples, baths and nympheums tell us a story of ancient times, made up of light and life, but also of shadows, persecution and death. Here we find the mysterious temples dedicated to the cult of the god Mithras that seem to bring alive the magical atmosphere of initiation and sacrifice. Here too are nympheums, places of pleasure and physical and spiritual refreshment; columbaria with their astonishing funerary architecture; hypogeums and underground passages that still preserve precious works of art beneath churches, palaces, and even in the basements of unpromising-looking houses. However, subterranean Rome does not consist only of mysterious and sacred places, for we also find urban and secular structures like the quarters of the Seventh Cohort of Guards, or the famous Golden House, the Domus Aurea. With evocative photographs - several published here for the first time - this book reveals the hidden world of subterranean Rome, guides us through the most fascinating sites, in many cases previously unvisited, and frequently difficult of access. It represents a journey in time that explores the most ancient roots of western culture."--Jacket
The nude figure : a visual reference for the artist by Mark Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My first book on the figure, The Figure in Motion (1986), captured movement of the human body, especially in poses that would be impossible for a model to hold. In this book, I have tried to show the human form from various points of view, both static and dynamic. Each section covers a basic type of pose from various angles and under different lighting and background conditions. For example, the figures on black backgrounds produce quite a different feeling than those on white or light backgrounds, and this affects the viewer's perception of the form. In addition, many poses were inspired by the works of great painters and sculptors, including Andrea Mantegna, Francisco Goya, and Antonio Canova among others. The final selection of photographs was culled from more than ten thousand images. While choosing which pictures to include I tried to keep in mind that this book is oriented toward artists and to not let my personal aesthetic preferences interfere with anatomic visibility and clarity, which are both of great importance to artists working with the human figure. To that end, I also chose to photograph in black-and-white because this film gives better definition to the pure form and creates less distraction than do color images and films. Note that there are no close-up details of sections of the body but only photographs of the entire figure, in order to better evidence the relationship between the various elements of the body.--Adapted from Introduction
The stones of Venice by Lionello Puppi( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Venetians were great craftsmen and artists, and their use of stone is unparalleled in any other city. This specially photographed book on Venice is a thesis on the texture, colour, shape and endless uses of stone in the hands of sensitive artists
The Baroque in central Europe : places, architecture and art by Manlio Brusatin( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palaces of Naples by Donatella Mazzoleni( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naples and its environs are the "new Tuscany" of Italy. This region is rapidly rising to become the top destination of aficionados of Italian art, architecture, and lifestyle. Following the success of Palaces of Rome, Palaces of Florence, and Palaces of Sicily, this gorgeous volume visits the palaces, villas, and grand residences of Naples. With stunning photography, Palaces of Naples illustrates present-day living at the historical residences that preserve a privileged way of life in the midst of this modern city
Portrait of Venice by Giandomenico Romanelli( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait of Venice presents a cultural tour of the most remarkable architecture and urban development throughout the history of this great city - from medieval times through Gothic, Renaissance, and neo-classical periods, and into the twentieth century. The works of architects and painters, and the monuments of the city's prominent families and rulers are captured here in over 450 color photographs. The text provides a history of the urban development of Venice, and promotes an understanding of the fascinating struggles and politics that influenced the current face of the city."--BOOK JACKET
Venice : hidden splendors by Cesare M Cunaccia( Book )

6 editions published between 1944 and 1994 in English and French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a unique journey through history, this volume takes us behind the fabulous facades to explore the greatest achievements of Venetian interior architecture and decoration from the eleventh century to the present day - churches, palaces, and cathedrals, of course, but also cafes, hotels, synagogues and libraries, as well as private homes within prestigious buildings which are otherwise closed to the public."--BOOK JACKET
Arts & crafts in Venice by Doretta Davanzo Poli( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Venice has always prided itself on its glamorous and exclusive style, and the term 'Venetian' has been associated with beauty and opulence for centuries. The quality of the Venetian syle has softened the divide that traditionally separated arts from crafts. In the city on the lagoon, where famous painters such as Titian, Tintoretto, Guardi and Tiepolo made Venetian scenes famous throughout the world, other, lesser known but equalliy important workshops contributed to the excellence of Venetian arts and crafts. With their creativity and excellent taste, master craftsmen gave shape to a variety of materials. Stone, wood, iron, bronze, gold, silver, glass, ceramic, stucco, cloth, and leather turn into masterpieces of unique beauty and perfection in the hands of expert Venetian artisans. This book, subdivided in four sections corresponding to the art materials--the solid arts, the malleable sarts, the fragile arts and the soft arts--provides a showcase of magnificent objects, most never seen before, many of which are housed in the aristocratic palaces of Venice. Doretta Davanzo Poli, an expert in what has been called, inappropriately as this book will prove, the 'minor arts', proposes for each chapter a chronological reading of the artisan guilds whose artistic production, adapting to the changing times and fashions, is documented in over two hundred illustrations. The extraordinary photography by Mark E. Smith, whose sensitivity to detail and familiarity with Venetian life captures the essence of objects and decorations, emphasizes the material itself and its transformation into objects d'art and artistic maseterpieces. Where should one look to appreciate the splendor of Venetian decoration? In the lightness of marble panels, the varied chromatic quality of the floors, the sumptuousness of the ceilings--sculptured and gilded? Or in the virtuosity of the wooden inlays, the unique forging of the grillwork, the transparencies of glass and the masterful stucco decorations? Here, and in many other examples of outstanding craftsmanship presented in this book, the reader will find the elegance that raises Venetian ornamentation to the status of true art"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
The Grand Canal by Umberto Franzoi( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand Canal by Umberto Franzoi( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Canal Grande by Umberto Franzoi( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in Italian and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prague : an architectural guide by Radomíra Sedláková( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palaces of Venice by Andrea Fasolo( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palaces of Venice" presents 62 great buildings from the 13th to the 19th century. Hundreds of full-colour photographs show the exteriors and the interiors of the palazzi and the text relates the fascinating history of each architectural masterpiece
The nude female figure : classic studio poses by Mark E Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Standing. Seated. Reclining. Kneeling. Bending. Crouching. Running. World-renowned photographer Mark Edward Smith has captured women of every age and form in every type of movement, then gathered his striking, unusual images into The Nude Female Figure. An indispensable reference for artists who have limited access to live figure models, this remarkable book features striking images of shapely young women as well as elegiac photos of more mature women. The models in these full-color pictures include women of every type--slender women, not-so-slender women, pregnant women, and women of color. A special section shows closeups of the hands and feet. Each pose is beautiful, and the unparalleled attention to composition, lighting, and reproduction make it easy for artists to see the relationships between the parts of the body and to study the classic female figure."--Publisher's website
Fresken in Südtirol by Silvia Spada Pintarelli( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in German and Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verona by Sheila Hale( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand Canal by Umberto Franzoi( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affreschi in Alto Adige by Silvia Spada Pintarelli( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architekturführer Prag by Radomíra Sedláková( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The figure in motion
Subterranean RomeThe nude figure : a visual reference for the artistThe stones of VenicePalaces of NaplesPortrait of VeniceArts & crafts in VeniceThe Grand CanalThe Grand Canal
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