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Wood, Christopher 1941-2009

Works: 78 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 7,477 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Art  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Narrator
Classifications: ND467.5.P7, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Christopher Wood
Victorian painters by Christopher Wood( Book )

63 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an analysis of the important painters and influences of the period, and also illustrations of paintings of the time
The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over Europe in 1848, governments and thrones were falling. In England, political revolution was averted, but in the same year three students started an artistic revolution that was to reverberate through the rest of the century
Tissot : the life and work of Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902 by Christopher Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 834 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 )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian painting by Christopher Wood( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 677 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
Burne-Jones : the life and works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) by Christopher Wood( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 560 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 )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairies in Victorian art by Christopher Wood( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 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
Olympian dreamers : Victorian classical painters, 1860-1914 by Christopher Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted gardens : English watercolours, 1850-1914 by Penelope Hobhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 masterpieces in colour by Christopher Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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
The great art boom, 1970-1997 by Christopher Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 74 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 41 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously disappeared from view just as suddenly. In Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, Christopher S. Wood shows how Altdorfer transformed what had been the mere setting for sacred and historical figures into a principal venue for stylish draftsmanship and idiosyncratic painterly effects. At the same time, his landscapes offered a densely texture
Victorian parnassus : images of classical mythology and antiquity : 25th April - 21 June, 1987, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford : an exhibition( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures from the collection of Sir David & Lady Scott by Sotheby's (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blessed damozel : women and children in Victorian art : an exhibition of paintings, watercolours, drawings, photographs and sculpture, October 1st-31st, 1980 by Christopher Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English paintings, drawings and watercolours, 1830-1930 : an exhibition( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Victorian painters
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Christopher Wood

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell, 1941-

Wood, Christopher Edward Russell 1941-2009

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The Pre-RaphaelitesTissot : the life and work of Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902Victorian paintingBurne-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 artPainted gardens : English watercolours, 1850-1914Albrecht Altdorfer and the origins of landscape