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Fairbanks, Arthur 1864-1944

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Works: 120 works in 443 publications in 4 languages and 5,899 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Catalogs  Registers (Lists)  History  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PA3612, 709.38
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Greek art, the basis of later European art by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

21 editions published between 1933 and 1963 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, Descriptions by Philostratus( Book )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not known to what extent the descriptions are of real works of art, but they show how artists treated their subjects, and are written with some artistic knowledge and largely in pleasant language. Yet rhetorical skill, though working sincerely on themes in art, dominates over serious art-criticism. The elder Philostratus, impressed by illusion of reality in painting, prefers paintings inspired by literary sources and mythology (and history) and goes beyond what the paintings show. There are illustrations of epic, tragic, and lighter styles in painting, and much special knowledge of interesting things is displayed. The younger Philostratus is like his grandfather but strives less for rhetorical effect and does not bring in unusual knowledge. He has a theory of the painters functions but is impressed not by illusion of reality in general but by representation of persons in particular. Callistratus knew his predecessors work, travelled much, and apparently saw statues which he describes. In each case, avoiding rhetorical devices, he gives a few details and then praises the artist. -- JACKET
A handbook of Greek religion by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

23 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian lekythoi : with outline drawing in glaze varnish on a white ground by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

23 editions published between 1907 and 1972 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Greek pæan; with appendixes containing the hymns found at Delphi, and the other extant fragments of pæans by Arthur Fairbanks( )

13 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to sociology by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

51 editions published between 1896 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mythology of Greece and Rome, presented with special reference to its influence on literature by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 1912 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian lekythoi : with outline drawing in matt color on a white ground [and] Appendix: Additional lekythoi with outline drawing in glaze varnish on a white ground by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

17 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents kindred works important for evidence relating to late Greek art. They are attributed to two men each known as Philostratus and to a third man called Callistratus, otherwise unknown. To an elder Philostratus, the Lemnian, born ca. AD 190, junior kinsman of the Philostratus who wrote the Life of Apollonius of Tyana and Lives of the Sophists, is attributed the series of 65 'Eikones' or 'Imagines', descriptions (in two books) ostensibly of paintings in a gallery at Naples. A younger Philostratus, apparently his grandson, is credited with 17 similar descriptions. The 14 'Ekphraseis' attributed to Callistratus are descriptions of statues in stone and bronze, written probably in the fourth century AD. It is not known to what extent the descriptions are of real works of art, but they show how artists treated their subjects, and are written with some artistic knowledge. Yet rhetorical skill dominates: these pieces were written to display the writers' powers of descriptions. -- jacket
Catalogue of Greek and Etruscan vases by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

12 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents kindred works important for evidence relating to late Greek art. They are attributed to two men each known as Philostratus and to a third man called Callistratus, otherwise unknown. To an elder Philostratus, the Lemnian, born ca. AD 190, junior kinsman of the Philostratus who wrote the Life of Apollonius of Tyana and Lives of the Sophists, is attributed the series of 65 'Eikones' or 'Imagines', descriptions (in two books) ostensibly of paintings in a gallery at Naples. A younger Philostratus, apparently his grandson, is credited with 17 similar descriptions. The 14 'Ekphraseis' attributed to Callistratus are descriptions of statues in stone and bronze, written probably in the fourth century AD. It is not known to what extent the descriptions are of real works of art, but they show how artists treated their subjects, and are written with some artistic knowledge. Yet rhetorical skill dominates: these pieces were written to display the writers' powers of descriptions. -- jacket
The first philosophers of Greece by Arthur Fairbanks( Book )

8 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book does a fantastic job of giving histories of the first philosophers of Greece. The reader is given insight into the achievements and life of each early philosopher, from Thales in the seventh century B.C. to Anaxagoras in the fifth century B.C
The principles of the critical philosophy by Alois Riehl( Book )

3 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of paintings by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

6 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the town of Hanover, N.H by John King Lord( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratus and Eunapius : the lives of the Sophists by Philostratus( Book )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILOSTRATUS AND EUNAPIUS. (a) Of the distinguished Lemnian family of Philostrati, Flavius Philostratus, 'the Athenian', was a Greek sophist (professor), c. A.D. 170-205, who studied at Athens and later lived in Rome. He was author of the admirable Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Loeb Nos. 16 and 17) and Lives of the Sophists (which are really impressions of investigators alert but less fond of scientific method and discovery than of stylish presentation or things known), one part concerning some older, the other some later 'provessors'. Other extant works of this Philostratus are Letters and Gymnasticus, but the Heroicus or Heroica is apparently by another Philostratus, and the Eikones (Imagines, skilful descriptions of pictures, Loeb No. 256) were probably by two Philostrati, on being the son of Nervianus and born c. A.D. 190, the other his grandson who wrote c. AD. 300. (b) The Greek Sophist and historian Eunapius was born at Sardis in A.D. 347, but went to Athens to study and lived much of his life there teaching rhetoric and possibly medicine. He was initiated into the 'mysteries' and was hostile to Christians. Lost is his historical work (covering the years A.D. 270-404) but for excerpts and the use of it made by Zosimmus, but we have his Lives of Philosophers and Sophists mainly contemporary whth himself. Eunapius is our only source of our knowledge of Neo-Platonism in the latter part of the fourth century A.D
Imagines : [by] Philostratus. Descriptions [by] Callistratus. With an English translation by Arthur Fairbanks by Philostratus( )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 1979 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek gods and heroes : as represented in the classical collections of the Museum : a handbook for high school students by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arthur Fairbanks American art historian

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