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Mancoff, Debra N. 1950-

Works: 80 works in 310 publications in 3 languages and 9,936 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Pictures  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: PN685, 809.93351
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Debra N Mancoff
Julia Margaret Cameron's women by Sylvia Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cameron is recognized as a pioneer of photography and one of the great portrait photographers of all time. The bulk of her work consists of portraits of women. This book is the first to concentrate on this central aspect of Cameron's work, providing new information and insights about one of photography's most visionary practitioners."--Jacket
Treasures from the Art Institute of Chicago by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents color reproductions of over four hundred works of art from the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring objects in many media from numerous periods; and includes descriptive captions, as well as informative essays
The Arthurian handbook by Norris J Lacy( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of Arthurian history and legend, archaeology, literature and the arts from the 5th century to the present provides an introduction for the general reader and useful summary for the specialist
Mary Cassatt : reflections of women's lives by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the paintings, prints, and pastels that Cassatt created throughout her career, Mary Cassatt Reflections of Women's Lives explores the solitary, social, public, and intimate worlds inhabited by the women of the artist's family and social circle. It looks back to a more tranquil age celebrating with Cassatt the richness of the realm of women. Quatations from contemporary authors such as Edith Wharton and Henry James add further insight into this domestic world."--Jacket
50 American artists you should know by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessible and informative, this book is a gorgeous introduction to great American artists. While the history of American art is as varied as the fifty states the country is comprised of, it tells a story of a uniquely American aesthetic: bold, innovative, and uncompromising. Starting with the portraits of John Singleton Copley and the landscape masterpieces of Frederic Church, this exciting look at the most important American artists moves through the era of Cassatt, Whistler, and Sargent to the groundbreaking works of O Keeffe, Cornell, and Calder. This book also celebrates the artists who placed America at the forefront of modern art: Pollock, de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Oldenburg, and Johns. The works of Sherman, Serra, and Close prove that America continues to produce challenging and influential artists. With its colorfully illustrated spreads and contextual approach, this is a superb guide for anyone interested in learning about American art
John Everett Millais : beyond the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of King Arthur : the legend through Victorian eyes by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Return of King Arthur, Debra N. Mancoff reveals why the legend resonated so deeply during Victoria's reign. Retold in the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Morris, and Sir Walter Scott, and envisioned in the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and in book illustrations by such artists as Arthur Rackham and Aubrey Beardsley, the legend of King Arthur and his compatriots in chivalry became the code for every facet of Victorian culture. Informative and entertaining, and handsomely illustrated with more than 130 evocative and heroic works of art, The Return of King Arthur captures the romance of this age-old legend and shows us how the Victorian words and images have shaped our own great interest in it today
Flora symbolica : flowers in Pre-Raphaelite art by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Debra N. Mancoff, an expert on Pre-Raphaelite art and the floral lexicon, presents numerous breathtaking examples, which illuminate the meaning of flowers in all aspects of Victorian culture. She offers brief commentaries on individual paintings as well as biographies of the period's leading artists and their models. An introduction to an artistic movement, this exquisitely produced book is also a romantic keepsake of an artistic sensibility that speaks volumes."--Jacket
Danger! women artists at work by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional history of art is one of great men making great paintings, and displaying their works to a predominantly male audience in male-run institutions. Women, however, have had a role, often working behind the scenes, out of sight or in resistance to prevailing attitudes and practices. And it is in these exceptions to the rules of the masculine world of art-making that women artists have been perceived as groundbreaking, defiant and even subversive. A compelling selection of more than 60 artists from the early Renaissance to the present day, among them Judith Leyster, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Louise Bourgeois, 'Danger! Women artists at work' explores the most intriguing and provocative aspects of art by women who shook up the art world. Through a lively introduction and six thematic chapters dealing with such subjects as the ways in which women have challenged the boundaries of expression and how they have viewed the human body, Debra N. Mancoff presents an absorbing tale of those who have struggled and triumphed in their efforts to transform the visual arts
Sunflowers by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of nature's most commanding blooms, the sunflower has an enduring power and beauty that have been captured most famously by Vincent van Gogh. Indeed, for many the sunflower has become synonymous with van Gogh's art, but, as this delightful book so amply demonstrates, the flower's significance can be traced from pre-Columbian times to the present day." "The book's numerous full-color illustrations celebrate the image of the sunflower from its first appearance in sixteenth-century European botanical texts to twentieth-century representations. Brief essays and reproductions survey the multiple meanings of this species for science, religion, literature, and art, culminating in its importance for the British Aesthetic movement and for art in late-nineteenth century France. The flower's representation creates a context for van Gogh's work, and the penultimate section of the book develops the image of the sunflower as a lasting emblem of the artist. The final chapter surveys the relevance of the flower for artists into the late twentieth century."--Jacket
The Arthurian revival in Victorian art by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of beauty : art, culture, and the image of women by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this work offers an overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. This set offers insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, it also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters
Monet's garden in art by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents reproductions of Monet's garden at Giverny painted by Monet and his associates, including "Lilacs" by Frieseke, "Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood" by Sargent, and Monet's own "Water Lilies."
Love revealed : Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites by Colin Cruise( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication marks the centenary of Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), a leading painter of the Pre-Raphaelite group that formed around Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the mid-nineteenth century. A precocious young talent, Solomon enjoyed early critical success with his paintings of biblical and classical subjects, but his public career was effectively destroyed when his homosexuality became public knowledge in 1873. Solomon is recognized today, however, as an important and influential figure in the Pre-Raphaelite circle. This book explores his work in the contexts of Pre-Raphaelitism, Judaism, and modern-day studies of masculinity
Victorian urban settings : essays on the nineteenth-century city and its contexts by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the relationship of Victorian works and the urban experience that shaped them. Each essay addresses how the selection or rejection of an urban setting provide the context for a representative product of Victorian art or culture
King Arthur's modern return by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arthurian legend closes with a promise: On a distant day, when his country calls, the king will return. His lost realm will be regained, and his shattered dream of an ideal world will, at last, be realized. This collection of original essays explores the issue of return in the modern Arthurian legend. With an Introduction by noted scholar Raymond H. Thompson and 13 essays by authors from the fields of literature, art history, film history, and folklore, this collection reveals the flexibility of the legend. Just as the modern legend takes the form current to its generation, the myth of ret
The Arthurian revival : essays on form, tradition, and transformation( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the ""Arthurian revival"" is an ongoing event, and has become multivalent, multinational, and multimedia. Originally published in 1992
Fashion in Impressionist Paris by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the advent of haute couture, Paris was a great centre of fashion. During the second half of the nineteenth century, when the capital was transformed by an ambitious urban plan, its residents responded in kind, wearing styles as polished and modern as the city itself in order to participate in the exciting new social scene. Featuring famed paintings by such Impressionist masters as Degas, Cassatt, Manet, Monet and Morisot, this delightful book revisits the world of Parisian fashion through the eyes of first-hand observers. Thematic chapters present a gallery-like ensemble of paintings that follow in the footsteps of stylish Parisians as they stroll in the parks and boulevards, meet friends at cafés, take in the theatre, relax at home and go on holiday. In an extended narrative-style caption to accompany each image, fashion and art historian Debra N. Mancoff offers a detailed discussion of what men and women wore and how their dress defined them. To complete the picture, illustrated interludes, providing glimpses into dressmaking, corsetry and millinery, the origins of couture and the rise of the department store, reveal how Paris became the fashion capital of the world
Jane Morris : the Pre-Raphaelite model of beauty by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

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

The garden in art by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich in symbolism and metaphor, and blessed with its own varied and dramatic palette, the garden has proved to be an extremely fertile source of artistic inspiration. In The Garden in Art, acclaimed art historian Debra N. Mancoff reveals the many different ways in which artists from all periods of history -- from ancient Egypt to the present day -- have employed the motif of the garden. Featuring more than 200 illustrations of both renowned and lesser-known works, the book approaches its subject thematically, exploring such topics as working gardens, the garden through the seasons and artists' gardens. Complete with a detailed timeline and a suggested list of gardens to visit, The Garden in Art is an absorbing and highly rewarding examination of the meaning and significance of the depiction of the garden"--Publisher
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Julia Margaret Cameron's women
Treasures from the Art Institute of ChicagoThe Arthurian handbookMary Cassatt : reflections of women's lives50 American artists you should knowJohn Everett Millais : beyond the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhoodThe return of King Arthur : the legend through Victorian eyesFlora symbolica : flowers in Pre-Raphaelite artSunflowers
Alternative Names
Debra N. Mancoff art historian

Mancoff, Deborah 1950-

Mancoff, Debra 1950-

Mancoff, Debra N.

맨코프, 데브라 N. 1950-

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