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Wood, Christopher 1941-2009

Works: 96 works in 434 publications in 2 languages and 8,412 library holdings
Genres: Art  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Illustrated works  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Arranger, Narrator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Christopher Wood
The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood( Book )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart the rise and legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and see how this most admired British art movement was born. Dozens of reproductions attest to these painters scrupulous attention to natural details. More than 40 artists are represented, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Arthur Hughes, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, and Ford Maddox Brown
Tissot : the life and work of Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902 by Christopher Wood( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book follows the life of Tissot from his birth in 1836 to his death in 1902. "Tissot who is best known for his brilliant pictures of english and French society in the 1860's and 1870's, depicting in minute detail the ravishing interiors and riverside scences of the period."--Inside front cover
Victorian panorama : paintings of Victorian life by Christopher Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian painting by Christopher Wood( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victorian Painting is a comprehensive survey of one of the most fertile and varied eras in the history of painting. It embraces not just the United Kingdom but also the English-speaking countries linked to Britain by cultural ties of emigration and empire, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa." "Long regarded as a backwater of sentiment and outmoded academic convention, Victorian painting is now wholeheartedly enjoyed in its own right. Wealth, optimism, education and self-confidence created a huge demand for art, and a formidable array of original and highly talented artists emerged to meet it. Producing works in a wide range of styles, subjects and media, many painters became celebrities, while the profession as a whole enjoyed unprecedented public esteem." "Victorian Painting is valuable reference work, for in addition to many famous and well-loved images, it presents a wealth of fine work by lesser-known artists, and explores the byways as well as the highways of Victorian art."--Jacket
The dictionary of Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an analysis of the important painters and influences of the period, and also illustrations of paintings of the time
Burne-Jones : the life and works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) by Christopher Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Burne-Jones was one of the most important artist of the second phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and one of the greatest of all English romantic painters. Through his lifelong association with William Morris he was also a prolific designer of stained glass, tapestries, tiles, mosaics, books and furniture. He was therefore a key figure in both the Aesthetic and the Arts and Crafts movements." "In this authoritative new book, in which five of Burne-Jones's series of pictures and tapestries are reproduced in full for the first time (other than in catalogs), the true glory of the artist's vision and range are made accessible. His personal charm, conveyed whimsically in the caricatures with which he illustrated his voluminous correspondence, together with his relationships with his family and also with his beautiful mistress, Maria Zambaco, are revealed, and his position in the context not only of the Pre-Raphaelites, but also of the wider European stage and the symbolist movement, is thoroughly analyzed."--Jacket
Paradise lost : paintings of English country life and landscape, 1850-1914 by Christopher Wood( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian dreamers : Victorian classical painters, 1860-1914 by Christopher Wood( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairies in Victorian art by Christopher Wood( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victorians desperately wanted to believe in fairies. Representing escape from the reality of an unromantic, materialistic and scientific age, fairies also gave Victorians an excuse to express in acceptable ways the repressed and subconscious aspirations of a nation. Between 1840 and 1870 - the golden age of fairy painting - artists expressed these longings and aspirations, as well as reflecting those of a wider Victorian audience." "Christopher Wood, an expert on Victorian art, takes us into a world of fantasy, magic, ghouls and ghosts, spiritualism and psychology. In discussing the fascination with fairies, he examines the impact of literature (notably A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest), dance and music on the paintings of the period, and shows how the Victorian art world found an acceptable outlet for portraying taboos, such as nudity, eroticism, opiates, and the world of the supernatural."--book jacket
The practice of art history : reflections on method by Otto Pächt( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a classic essay on how to approach the subject of art history. Pächt aims to sharpen perceptions by recreating the social and cultural context in which an art object was made
Dictionary of Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old witch finds her privacy disturbed when a snoring bear hibernates in her cave
Painted gardens : English watercolours, 1850-1914 by Penelope Hobhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 masterpieces in colour by Christopher Wood( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first painting in the book is more than 15,000 years old, the last was painted in the 1960's. Between these two extremes are many of the world's most famous pictures; portraits by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and van Dyck, landscapes by Claude Lorraine, Monet and Cezanne, abstracts by Mondrian and Jackson Pollack, as well as such well-known works like Boticelli's Birth of Venus, Constable's The Haywain, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel, and Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon."--Jacket
Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of "The Dictionary of Victorian Painters" was published in 1971 and contained details of 1,800 artists together with 250 illustrations. It became an accepted textbook on Victorian artists and was reprinted four times until a second, revised and much enlarged edition with 11,000 entries and 550 illustrations appeared in 1978. "The Dictionary" is now revised in two volumes, each complementary to one another yet entirely independent works, depending on the particular interest of the reader. This volume contains over 11,000 entries, which have been revised and updated where appropriate to reflect recent research, as well as much additional material. In many cases the entries are treated as short essays and contain details of exhibitions and gallery viewings of artists' works. Every attempt has been made to make this edition a comprehensive one by listing every artist recorded during the period 1837-1901, even those who only exhibited one work. Research has been carried out into all available printed sources as well as saleroom and dealers' catalogues. Much of the information given is not to be found in any other works and "The Dictionary" is, therefore, an important source of reference for all with an interest in or who are concerned with art of the Victorian period
The great art boom, 1970-1997 by Christopher Wood( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item is a survey of art market prices consisting of "an historical essay, followed by an analusis of the prices of the best-selling artists of the years 1970-1997"--Page 7. Information supplied by the Art Sales Index
Atkinson Grimshaw, 1836-1893 : an exhibition of paintings by Atkinson Grimshaw( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albrecht Altdorfer and the origins of landscape by Christopher S Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early sixteenth century, almost without warning, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditionally supplementary role to the center of the picture field. Christopher S. Wood shows how Altdorfer (c. 1480-1538) transformed what had been the mere setting for sacred and historical figures into a principal venue for stylish draftsmanship and idiosyncratic painterly effects. In the first major English-language study of this artist, Wood investigates the historical conditions that supported the emergence of landscape as an independent genre in the time of Dürer. he argues that Altdorfer's work - which readily found favor with a secular culture of amateurs and collectors - is explicable neither in terms of the "descriptive" traditions of the Low Countries nor the "discursive" mode of contemporary Italian painting; rather, it registers a third possibility of deictic, or self-referential, practice. Altdorfer's landscapes offer a densely textured interpretation of that quintessentially German place, the forest interior. As Wood explains, however, these scenes far from doctrinally innocent: the forest that Altdorfer painted, drew, and etched is both a refuge from Christian rites and a mythical setting of idolatry. In producing his landscapes, Altdorfer flaunted and exaggerated the formal principles of a regional pictorial tradition. Wood demonstrates that the abrasive surface effects, incessant ornamental movement, and structural impenetrability of these pictures make them the incunabula of a self-resistance to literal readings, Altdorfer's landscapes also resemble the exactly contemporary pastorals and allegories of Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, and Giorgione. Because of Altdorfer's influence on the next generation of German and Netherlandish artists, his work forms a crucial link between Northern religious imagery and the modern development of landscape of a genre. Filled with color and black-and-white illustrations, Wood's book makes an impressive contribution to the critical literature on Northern Renaissance art. -- from dust jacket
Victorian panorama : an exhibition [at] Alexander Galleries, 19th October-6th November, 1976 by Christopher Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Christopher Wood

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell 1941-

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell 1941-2009

Wood, Christopher S.

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Tissot : the life and work of Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902Victorian paintingVictorian paintersBurne-Jones : the life and works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)Paradise lost : paintings of English country life and landscape, 1850-1914Fairies in Victorian artThe practice of art history : reflections on methodPainted gardens : English watercolours, 1850-1914