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Chong, Alan 1957-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 248 publications in 5 languages and 4,448 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Illustrated works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: ND653.R4, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alan Chong
 
Most widely held works by Alan Chong
Foreign Policies and Diplomacies in Asia : Changes in Practice, Concepts, and Thinking in a Rising Region by Matthias Maass( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truly international group of scholars responds to these broader questions by investigating the regional and international implications of a rising Asia and by problematizing critical developments
Rembrandt creates Rembrandt : art and ambition in Leiden, 1629-1631 by Hilliard T Goldfarb( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Rembrandt's career had ended in 1631, before the 25-year-old artist moved from his native town of Leiden to the booming metropolis of Amsterdam, how would history remember him? This is the theme of Rembrandt Creates Rembrandt. Rembrandt's work in Leiden was already extraordinarily creative and intensely dramatic. In the years 1629 to 1631, the artist struggled to master different genres and techniques. He worked with Jan Lievens and took his first known pupil, Gerrit Dou. By the time he decided to seek his fortune in Amsterdam, his work had already achieved a unique and profound sense of color, light, and human emotion. Rembrandt Creates Rembrandt includes contributions by Alan Chong, Arthur Wheelock, Christopher White, and Mariët Westermann
Still-life paintings from the Netherlands, 1550-1720 by Alan Chong( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning book presents the very best still lifes produced in the Netherlands at the height of the genre, from the early beginnings in the 16th century, with Pieter Aertsen and Joachim Beuckelaer, to the late highlights in the 18th century, with Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum. Despite the popularity and abundance of flower paintings in modern collections, the book includes a wide range of subjects and styles, from the simple to the complex, the charmingly small to the opulent and extravagant, and from flowers to hunting still lifes or objects in the corner of a painter's studio, along with an occasional trompe l'oeil. The visual delights of still-life painting have a strong historical context. Collectors and connoisseurs purchased them because of their realism, visual appeal, and relevance to their own lives. Poets praised the wonders of still-life paintings and evoked the power of painting to transcend the seasons and the passing of time. Contemporary observers lauded the expensive and elaborate objects often on display. The book therefore considers the visual achievement of the Netherlandish still life painters in the context of contemporary reactions to pictures, art theory, and issues of patronage. Numerous artists were tempted to try their hand at still life, drawn by a new and enchanting genre that allowed an artist to create independent worlds of inanimate objects on the flat surface of a picture -- imaginary realms that had an exceptional following among connoisseurs of the time. These images continue to work their magic on present-day art lovers
Eye of the beholder : masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During her lifetime, Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was at the heart of Boston's liveliest salon. Artists and thinkers gathered at Fenway Court around works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. One hundred years after its opening, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains as innovative and individual as its creator. The embodiment of one women's vision, the museum speaks personally to all who enter." "In celebration of its centennial, the museum has commissioned new photographs and asked writers of our own time to go public with their private visions of the Gardner Museum. In this book, filled with 180 color plates, their voices are joined with those of Mrs. Gardner herself and her contemporaries, allowing readers to see the museum's most beloved works through the eyes of such thinkers as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Bernard Berenson, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Adams, Okakura Kakuzo, Robert Campbell, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sister Wendy Beckett, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. We can read what artists such as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Michelangelo, and Titian wrote about their works." "This volume offers the fascinating story of Mrs. Gardner and the evolution of one of the nation's most important art collections, the unfortunate victim of a theft in 1990. It also provides a delightful visual tour of the museum's architecture, gardens, and galleries, as well as insightful short essays on the major themes of the collection, from ancient to contemporary art."--Jacket
Raphael, Cellini, & a Renaissance banker : the patronage of Bindo Altoviti by Alan Chong( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of marriage : painted cassoni of the Renaissance by Cristelle Louise Baskins( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassoni is the Italian word for the chests, painted with scenes from myth and literature, central to upper-class weddings of the 15th century. This book includes essays, which shed light on the meaning of cassoni through informative discussions of Renaissance wedding rituals, male-female relations and daily domestic life
International security in the Asia-Pacific : transcending ASEAN towards transitional polycentrism by Alan Chong( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume argues that international security in the Asia-Pacific lends itself to contradictory analyses of centrifugal and centripetal trends. Transitional polycentrism is intrinsically awkward as a description of the security of states and their populations; it implies the loosening of state control and the emergence of newly asserted authority by mixed constellations of intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors. It implies a competition of agendas: threats to the integrity of borders and human security threats such as natural disasters, airliner crashes, and displacement by man-made pollution and food scarcity. Conversely, polycentrism could also imply a return to a more neo-realist oriented international order where great powers ignore ASEAN and steer regional order according to their perceived interests and relative military superiority. This book embraces these contradictory trends as a foundation of analysis and accepts that disorder can also be re-described from the perspective of studied detachment as polycentric order
Cosmè Tura : painting and design in Renaissance Ferrara by Stephen J Campbell( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys east : Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia by Alan Chong( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Isabella Stewart Gardner's account of her year-long journey in Asia in 1883-1884 visiting Japan, China, Cambodia, Java, Burma and India made with her husband John Lowell Gardner, Jr. (1837-1898)
Rethinking Rembrandt by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien essays, naar aanleiding van een in oktober 2000 in het Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston gehouden symposium met als titel "Rethinking Rembrandt", waarin jonge wetenschappers een nieuwe en frisse kijk op Rembrandt geven
European & American painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art : a summary catalogue by Cleveland Museum of Art( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing Asia : American perspectives around 1900 by Noriko Murai( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays examine the widespread presence and myths of Asia in American culture in the late 18th and early 20th centuries, exploring the persistence and pervasiveness of America's fascination with the East
The art of the cross : medieval & Renaissance piety in the Isabella Stewart Gardner by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity in Asia : sacred art and visual splendour by Alan Chong( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity in Asia' explores the spread of the religion across Asia, and the art it inspired. This fully illustrated catalogue is aimed at a general audience, and accompanies the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to this topic. The book shows how local artists interpreted well-established Christian iconography, with new materials, and in often surprising ways. Essays explore earliest Christian art in Central Asia, India, and China; interest in Christian art at the Islamic courts; and works associated with missionary activities in China, South and Southeast Asia, and Japan. Exhibition: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (27.05.-11.09.2016)
Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's new premier by Alan Chong( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini and the East by Caroline Campbell( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situated between Western Europe and the civilizations of Byzantium and the Islamic world, Renaissance Venice was uniquely positioned at the crossroads of East and West. In the beautiful Adriatic city, ideas and aesthetics were exchanged and developed in a remarkable age of cultural More... fusion. Venice’s distinctive architecture is already well known for integrating divergent cultural influences, but the impact of this synthesis on Venetian painting has not been fully explored. This gorgeous book focuses on the work of the remarkable Bellini family of paintersJacopo and his sons Gentile and Giovanniwho transformed Venetian painting in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. ...Shrink The authors examine the influence of Venetian trade with the East on Bellini paintings; the Byzantine influence on Venetian art; the impact of a visit to Mehmed II’s court in 1479 on Gentile Bellini, as well as his effect on Eastern-trained artists there; and much more. The book is abundantly illustrated with the Bellini family’s paintings and examples of the Eastern objects that inspired them
Devotion & desire : cross-cultural art in Asia : new acquistions by Alan Chong( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luminous depths : a contemporary project on the museum by Mingwei Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book chronicles, through an extended interview with the artist, an installation at the Peranakan Museum in 2013. Artist Lee Mingwei explored issues of archaeology, memory, connoisseurship, and rebirth in this work of art that invited visitor participation. Lee's creation was inspired by his first visit to the museum: upon entering, he recalled his grandparents' home, where light cascading from the skylight, sounds, and aromas coming from different floors, 'became a sort of multisensory symphony in my mind'"--Provided by publisher
Het Nederlandse stilleven, 1550-1720 by Alan Chong( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een expositie die een overzicht geeft van het Nederlandse stilleven uit de periode 1550-1720
Furnishing a museum : Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection of Italian furniture by Fausto Calderai( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rembrandt creates Rembrandt : art and ambition in Leiden, 1629-1631
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Still-life paintings from the Netherlands, 1550-1720Eye of the beholder : masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumThe triumph of marriage : painted cassoni of the RenaissanceJourneys east : Isabella Stewart Gardner and AsiaEuropean & American painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art : a summary catalogueGoh Chok Tong, Singapore's new premierBellini and the East
Alternative Names
Alan Chong American curator and art historian

Alan Chong schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Chong, Alan David 1957-

Languages
English (137)

Dutch (6)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Spanish (1)