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Clayton, Martin 1967-

Works: 94 works in 348 publications in 2 languages and 7,403 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Art  History  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Pictorial works  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, wat, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: NC257.L4, 741.945
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Most widely held works by Martin Clayton
Leonardo da Vinci : the mechanics of man by Martin Clayton( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) spent over twenty-five years investigating the workings of the human body. While his paintings were widely known in his day, only a few friends and associates had any intimation of the extent of his medical research. Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created over the winter of 1510-11, is the only group of such drawings in which he approached complete coverage of the human form, and it represents his finest work in this area. This fascinating book presents a complete discussion of all the drawings in Manuscript A, not only as evidence of Leonardo's artistic genius, but also as the product of the sophisticated scientific investigations they represent. Each drawing records a meticulous human dissection and is extensively annotated with Leonardo's notes, questions, and memoranda to himself in "mirror-writing," (backward writing legible only when held up to a mirror, the motivations for which have been the subject of much speculation). Each drawing is reproduced twice: once in its original form and once with a new English translation in place of Leonardo's original notes. The authors comment on the accuracy of the anatomical renderings and the conclusions Leonardo draws from them
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery by David Attenborough( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery
Leonardo da Vinci : a singular vision by Martin Clayton( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions of 100 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci which are part of the Windsor Castle collection showing the wide range of interests and ideas held by the artist
Leonardo da Vinci : the anatomy of man : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted observer of the human body. He studied not only living men and women but cadavers, which he dissected with painstaking care in order to draw each vessel, muscle, and organ with ultimate precision. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the finest private collection of drawings in the world, and its greatest treasure is a magnificent group of more than six hundred sheets by Leonardo. Reproduced here are forty-one of his finest anatomical drawings, incorporating countless studies and commentaries in the artist's hand. The sheets, dating from 1489 to c. 1513, show the remarkable evolution, of his drawing style as well as his anatomical knowledge. Images of great beauty and scientific interest, they herald Leonardo as one of the most accomplished artists in the history of anatomy
Leonardo da Vinci, anatomist by Leonardo( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers 87 of Da Vinci's finest and most important studies of the human body, with full scientific and art-historical explanations and discussions. Leonardo has long been recognized as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He dissected more than 30 human corpses, exploring every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings and notes that bear witness to his astonishing insights into the subject. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. But on Leonardo's death in 1519 the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers and their significance was effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years, and were almost unknown until 1900
Poussin : works on paper : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a catalogue of the drawings by Poussin and his circle in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle - one of the world's most important holdings of drawings by Poussin, with a provenance that goes back to the collections of the artist's friends and patrons. It accompanies a traveling exhibition of sixty-five Poussin drawings that will be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Poussin's birth
Raphael and his circle : drawings from Windsor Castle by Martin Clayton( Book )

21 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci : the divine and the grotesque by Martin Clayton( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Italy in the Royal Collection : Renaissance & Baroque by Lucy Whitaker( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest paintings in the book date from the beginning of the sixteenth century and include Giovanni Bellini's Portrait of a Young Man, Lorenzo Costa's Portrait of a Lady with a Lapdog, and the Portrait of a Man which has previously been attributed to Raphael. From the end of the seventeenth century is the series of twelve paintings on copper by Luca Giordano, illustrating the story of Cupid and Psyche. In between are works by Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Correggio, Titian, Giulio Romano, Jacopa Bassano, Lorenzo Lotto, Palma Vecchio, Veronese, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Annibale Carracci, Domenichino, Domenico Fetti, Orazio and Artemesia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, and Guercino; ranging in scale from small devotional paintings to large altarpieces, and from religious narratives to mythological subjects and portraiture."--Jacket
Castiglione : lost genius by Timothy J Standring( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609--64) was one of the most technically superb and innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Although he is best known for his evocative etchings that reveal a mastery of light to rival that of Rembrandt and Van Dyck, he also redefined the drawing and printmaking genres through the introduction of his monotyping technique and was among the first to conceive of the oil sketch as a finished work. Sadly, Castiglione's prolific artistic output has been largely overshadowed by his turbulent character and troubled private life. With this lavishly illustrated biography, leading Castiglione scholar Timothy J. Standring and curator Martin Clayton and seek to restore to prominence this forgotten master of the Italian Baroque. Drawing on extensive new research into court records and other documents of the time, Standring and Clayton have reconstructed the artist's life, from his arrest for murder that led to the estrangement of his contemporaries and the loss of valuable patrons to his eventual decision to flee the region. The story of Castiglione's life and important new discoveries about his art are presented here alongside one hundred brilliant reproductions of his oil sketches ..."--Publisher description
Canaletto in Venice by Martin Clayton( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The images of Venice created by Canaletto (1697-1768) are among the best-loved and most fascinating of all 18th-century paintings. During his lifetime Canaleuto's paintings of the city of his birth found in immediate market amongst collectors, particularly the British nobility on the Grand Tour." "This books brings together 14 of Canaletto's dazzling paintings of the Grand Canal, and 71 of his drawings of Venice and the lagoon. It features fascinating studies of life in 18th-century Venice, from canal-side workshops to the bustling festivities of Ascension Day around St. Mark's Square, with the effects of sunlight, water and atmosphere exquisitely captured." "By setting these works against contemporary photographs of Venice, taken from the viewpoints used by the artist, this book explores how Canaletto manipulated familiar Venetian topography to create what have become the archetypal images of the most beautiful city in the world." "Includes an annotated map of the city, detailing Canaletto's viewpoints, and 159 illustrations, 121 in colour."--Jacket
Holbein to Hockney : drawings from the Royal Collection by Martin Clayton( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Royal Collection of drawings and watercolours, comprising around 40,000 items, has been formed over the last five centuries. The first drawings recorded in the collection, in 1547, were the portrait studies by Hans Holbein that are still among the treasures of the Royal Library; and the collection continues to grow, one of the most recent additions being a portrait of Lord Rothschild by David Hockney, presented by the artist in 2003. This book is a survey of the collection, illustrating its many strengths and explaining how it attained its distinctive form."--Jacket
Flora : the Aztec herbal by Martin Clayton( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci : a curious vision by Martin Clayton( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekeningen uit het bezit van de Royal Library, Windsor Castle
The grotesque factor : essays by Valeriano Bozal Fernández( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its longevity as a tradition stretching back to at least the eighteenth century, the Grotesque has only recently become a non-pejorative term in art and academia. This book takes a close look at the evolution of the Grotesque, examining early caricature (Hogarth, Goya), abject, scatological and black humor, nineteenth-century French art and literature (Grandville, Baudelaire, Jarry), Jame Ensor, the grotesque in early film and the grotesque turn in recent British art. It includes 175 extraordinary works by more than 76 artists, including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Otto Dix, James Ensor, Max Ernst, José Gutiérrez Solana, Victor Hugo, Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, René Magritte, Man Ray, Franz Xavier Messerschmidt, Juan Muñoz, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Antonio Saura, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Viola and Franz West, among others.0Exhibition: Fundación Museo Picasso, Málaga, Spain (22.10.2012-10.2.2013)
Portrait of the artist by Anna Reynolds( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, 'Portrait of the Artist' not only show-cases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist's talents will be shown alongside more intimate and personal works. The exhibition will examine a range of themes played out within these objects, from the 'cult' of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist's studio. The changing status of the artist over the centuries is another theme and the way in this is conveyed, both in the physical works and in the relationships between artist and patron will be highlighted. The role of monarchs in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits of artists will also be discussed
Flora : the Erbario miniato and other drawings by Fabio Garbari( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Gifted : from the Royal Academy to the queen by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication records the entirety of the Royal Academy's gift to Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 -- more than 100 works on paper by the Academicians, from traditional drawings, watercolours and etchings, to acrylics, screenprints, collages, and even an iPad drawing."--Jacket
Fungi by David Norman Pegler( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A catalogue raisonné; drawings and prints in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the Institut de France, and other collections"--Preliminary page
Seven Florentine heads : fifteenth-century drawings from the collection of Her Majesty The Queen by Martin Clayton( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leonardo da Vinci : the mechanics of man
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クレイトン, マーティン

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Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discoveryPoussin : works on paper : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIRaphael and his circle : drawings from Windsor CastleLeonardo da Vinci : the divine and the grotesqueThe art of Italy in the Royal Collection : Renaissance & BaroqueCanaletto in VeniceHolbein to Hockney : drawings from the Royal CollectionFlora : the Aztec herbal