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Sturgis, Matthew

Overview
Works: 53 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 4,906 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.M8465, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Sturgis
The chronicles of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes readers deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate. This lavish, entirely new book focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them."--
Aubrey Beardsley : a biography by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this biography, Matthew Sturgis has uncovered a great amount of new material and used many previously untapped sources to produce the most compelling and definitive account of Beardsley's life to date." "Starting with Beardsley's shabby-genteel childhood in Brighton and London, Sturgis gives readers the full account of Beardsley's brief and brilliant life, from the artist's close relationship with his sister Mabel, his inspiring schooldays, his miserable year in a London insurance office, and his first discovery of Edward Burne-Jones, to his sudden rise to fame as co-editor of both The Yellow Book and The Savoy, his spectacular fall from grace in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal, and his anguished period of declining health. Willfully perverse, Beardsley achieved a fame that polarized late Victorian England while forging for himself a unique position among the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Symbolists, and literary Decadents that defined the fin de siecle temper. Yet, as Sturgis clearly demonstrates, perhaps Beardsley's greatest creation was himself. His deliberate manipulation of the press and public, his awareness of both art and market-place, made him one the of the first truly modern artists."--Jacket
Tosca's Christmas by Anne Mortimer( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca the cat fears she is going to be left out of the celebration this Christmas, until she in on hand to witness Santa's visit
Walter Sickert : a life by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was taken up by both the Woolfs and the Sitwells. He gave painting lessons to Winston Churchill. His energy was prodigious and his personality fascinating: he was also an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, polemicist, teacher and wit. He relished controversy: his early paintings of London music halls and his late works, based on 18th century etchings and contemporary news photographs, provoked outraged criticism from conventional commentators. Sturgis also devotes an appendix to charting in detail Sickert's posthumous life as a player in the 'Jack the Ripper' circus, assessing (and demolishing) the arguments of Patricia Cornwell and others in the light of his own discoveries
1900 house by Mark McCrum( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 14,1999 an ordinary family, the Bowlers, embarked on an extraordinary journey. They were selected to travel back in time to the world of their great-grandparents. Their destination was a Victorian house in the suburbs of London which was restored to the way it would have been in 1900. The authors describe the restoration of the house the Bowlers lived in and set this unique experiment in its historical context. Drawing on the Bowlers' written and video diaries they follow them on their illuminating journey
It ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical past by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers fresh, sometimes unsettling, perspectives on the Bible and its history. Accompanying a television series of the same name, this book looks at the truth behind Jericho's tumbling walls, the mystery of the Promised Land, who Solomon was, and much more
Passionate attitudes : the English decadence of the 1890s by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When in Rome : 2000 years of Roman sightseeing by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of what Rome's visitors have looked at over the past two thousand years: the buildings, the statues, the paintings, the artefacts that have most impressed each generation of travellers from the time of the Roman Republic in the second century BC up to the present age of mass tourism. It is a history both of how Rome has changed with the centuries and of how the taste of those who have visited the city has changed with it. -- Publisher's description
Tosca's surprise by Anne Mortimer( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatly in need of privacy for personal reasons, Tosca the cat searches the entire house and backyard before she finds the perfect spot
Hampton Court Palace by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail McLellan by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar : a life by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oscar Wilde's life--like his wit--was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was often ridiculed and disparaged. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was a snob but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate lover of men. At the height of his success he brought disaster upon himself by defending his love for Lord Alfred Douglas. Having delighted in fashionable throngs, he died almost alone. In the first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years, Matthew Sturgis brings alive the radical ideas and distinctive characters of the fin de siecle to write the richest account of Wilde's life to date."--Provided by publisher
The Downton Abbey chronicles by Jessica Fellowes( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1920 and Downton Abbey is on the brink of a post-war world. New elements and intrigues thrive as the old social binds weaken. 'The Downton Abbey Chronicles', carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Granthams, is a collection of every important member of the Downton estate
Paperwork by Peter Clark( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the working methods of Peter Clark, showing the progression of his work from found ephemera to works of art. Accompanied by a background story to his work and illustrated with pictures, this book provides an insight into this eccentric and unique artist
The English cat at home by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Whitaker painting by David Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph on the work of David Whitaker provides an insight into his fascinating career as a painter
Walter Richard Sickert : the human canvas : Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal : 9 July-30 October 2004 by Walter Sickert( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Pierrot : a Beardsley miscellany( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the leash : my life as a royal corgi by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the British Royal Family at work, at play, at home, at each other's throats - told with the honesty for which corgis are justly famous. It tells of Princess Di's eating habits, the Duke of Edinburgh's sporting prowess and Fergie's innate sense of modesty
Paperwork : Peter Clark by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Old maps, love letters, stamps, playing cards, match boxes, rosettes, buttons and labels, all form the starting point of Peter Clark's innovative and often humorous paper collages. Clark undertakes scavenger trips to antique fairs, markets and secondhand stores to find the right objects to inspire him. Paperwork presents the working methods of this eccentric and unique artist, showing the progression of his work from found ephemera to works of art."--Back cover
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Aubrey Beardsley : a biography
Covers
Tosca's ChristmasWalter Sickert : a life1900 houseIt ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical pastWhen in Rome : 2000 years of Roman sightseeingTosca's surpriseHampton Court PalacePaperwork
Alternative Names
スタージス, マシュー

Languages
English (143)