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Charles, Victoria

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,369 publications in 6 languages and 101,156 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Translator, Other, 070, wat
Classifications: N6310, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victoria Charles
Renaissance art by Victoria Charles( )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked the beginning of the rebirth of the arts following the break-down of the dogmatic certitude of the Middle Ages. A number of artists began to innovate in the domains of painting, as well as sculpture and architecture. Depicting the ideal and the actual, the sacred and the profane, the period provided a frame of reference which influenced European art over the next four centuries. Leonar
The Viennese Secession by Victoria Charles( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Künstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. Influenced by Art Nouveau, this movement (created in 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Carl Moll, and Josef Hoffmann) was not an anonymous artistic revolution. Defining itself as a?total art?, without any political or commercial constraint, the Viennese Secession represented the ideological turmoil that affected craftsmen, architects, graphic artists, and designers from this period. Turning away from an established art and immersing themselves in organic, voluptuous, and decorative shapes, these artists opened themselves to an evocative, erotic aesthetic that blatantly offended the bourgeoisie of the time. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are addressed by the authors and highlight the diversity and richness of a movement whose motto proclaimed?for each time its art, for each art its liberty? - a declaration to the innovation and originality of this revolutionary art movement
Gothic art by Victoria Charles( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that developed all across Europe for more than 200 years. Leaving Roman roundish forms behind, the architects started using flying buttress and pointed arches to open cathedrals to the daylight. Period of great economic and social changes, the gothic period also saw the development of a new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary, at the opposite to the fearful iconography of dark Roman times. Full of rich changes in all the different arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), gothic gave way to the Italian renaissance and international gothic
Romanesque art by Victoria Charles( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rococo by Victoria Charles( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume charts the rise and fall of the Rococo movement, from the beginning of the 18th century to its plunge into obscurity, before being restored to the radiance of its golden age a century later
Alphonse Mucha by Patrick Bade( )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the 'Mucha style' for the legions of imitators who adapted the master's celebrated tableaux. Today, his distincitve depictions of lithe young women in classical dress have become a pop cultural touchstone, inspiring album covers, comic books, and everything in between. Patrick Bade and Victoria Charles offer readers an inspiring survey of Mucha's career, illustrated with over one hundred lustrous images, from early Parisian advertisements and posters for Sarah Bernhardt, to the famous historical murals painted just before his death, at the age of 78"--Page 4 of cover
Gaudi by Victoria Charles( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of modern Spanish art. The use of colour, wide-ranging materials and introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art: "The colours used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile." His architectural works, both completed and incomplete, as well as his furniture designs, illustrate the importance of this philosophy. The Sagrada Familia (1882-1926) was a monum
Baroque art by Klaus H Carl( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists' response to the Catholic Church's demand for solemn grandeur following the Council of Trent, and through its monumentality and grandiloquence it seduced the great European courts. Amongst the Baroque arts, architecture has, without doubt, left the greatest mark in Europe: the continent is dotted with magnificent Baroque churches and palaces, commissioned by patrons at the height of their power. The works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini of the Southern School and Pet
Dalí by Victoria Charles( )

14 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the foremost painters of the 20 th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed painting towards its modern incarnation. As irrational as he was Surrealist, this genius diverted objects from their original meanings, plunging them into the acid of his constantly churning imagination. A megalomaniac and an artist who, above all, understood the force of marketing and publicity, Dali disorients the viewer in order to draw him or her into his world. Images and colours crash together to express and mock certain ideas, c
Durer by Victoria Charles( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albrecht Dürer's (1471-1528) work stands out as one of the most innovative of the Northern Renaissance, revolutionising landscape and portraiture techniques in both religious and secular painting. This book offers a wide selection of Dürer's works, and its compact format makes it the ideal gift for every art lover
L'art en Europe by Victoria Charles( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures, or rather works of art, devised by the great artists, representative of European culture. From Madrid to London, passing through Prague, the major works of the old continent are presented here. Thanks to detailed information about the museums and their collections, you, too, can explore and discover Europe's fascinating cultural heritage
L'art gothique by Victoria Charles( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Développé à travers l'Europe pendant plus de 200 ans, l'art gothique est un mouvement qui trouve ses racines dans la puissante architecture des cathédrales du nord de la France. Délaissant la rondeur romane, les architectes commencèrent à utiliser les arcs-boutants et les voûtes en berceau brisé pour ouvrir les cathédrales à la lumière. Période de bouleversements économiques et sociaux, la période gothique vit aussi le développement d'une nouvelle iconographie célébrant la Vierge, à l'opposé de la thématique terrifiante de l'époque romane. Riche de changements dans tous les domaines (architecture, sculpture, peinture, enluminure, etc.), l'art gothique s'effaça peu à peu face à la Renaissance italienne
Sandro Botticelli by Emile Gebhart( )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medici court painter Botticelli is one of the unequivocal artists of the Italian Renaissance alongside Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Favoring feminine portraits, Botticelli stands apart through the finesse of his lines and the unbridled sensuality of his paintings. Between religious and private commissions, this Florentine artist introduced the profane into art through works of complex mythological subjects, such as the incontrovertibly masterful Primavera and The Birth of Venus
L'art roman by Victoria Charles( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terme entré dans l'usage courant au cours de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, l'art roman distingue, en histoire de l'art, la période qui s'étend entre le début du XIe jusqu'à la fin du XIIe siècle. Révélant une grande diversité d'écoles régionales, chacune démontrant ses spécificités, l'art roman, dans l'architecture comme dans la sculpture, est marqué par ses formes brutes. Par sa riche iconographie, au fil d'un texte captivant, cet ouvrage nous propose de redécouvrir cet art moyenâgeux, encore souvent trop peu considéré face à l'art gothique qui lui succéda
L'art baroque by Victoria Charles( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama des écoles, des mouvements et des artistes (peintres, sculpteurs, architectes) de la période baroque s'étendant du XVIIe au milieu du XVIIIe siècle. Les oeuvres de Gian Lorenzo Bernini et de Pierre Paul Rubens témoignent de la richesse artistique de cette période
Das Rokoko : Kunst des 18. Jahrhunderts by Victoria Charles( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume charts the rise and fall of the Rococo movement, from the beginning of the 18th century to its plunge into obscurity, before being restored to the radiance of its golden age a century later
Still life by Victoria Charles( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cézanne transformed a teacup into something alive, raising still-life to the point that it ceased to be inanimate. Wassily Kandinsky said about the French artist: "He painted these things as human beings because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything." In addition to those of Cézanne, this book is devoted to still-life paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin and Picasso. Its practical format makes it the perfect gift
Flowers by Victoria Charles( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers are the centerpiece in the majority of pictorial still-lifes. By painting their colours and forms, artists from Brueghel to O'Keeffe have created symbols for both life and mortality. Van Gogh's sunflowers, Monet's water lilies and Matisse's bouquets are, of course, unforgotten. Most of the works contained in Flowers are true masterpieces, which have often marked whole epochs and styles. Combined with Mega Square's small and practical format, this title is designed to make a perfect gift
30 millennia of sculpture by Joseph Manca( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its prehistoric origins to the conceptual modernity of the 20th century, sculpture has literally and figuratively moulded the art world. Offering an integral vision of the evolution of forms across civilisations and epochs, 30 Centuries of Sculpture presents the masterpieces of sculpture that, with their intriguing silhouettes, have shaped the current notion of beauty. Sculptures can reflect an era, an artist, or his public; this gallery in high relief presents, with its numerous references, detailed commentaries on works, and biographies of artists, an open door to history and art, and an ideal guide for both students and neophytes"--
Nature morte by Victoria Charles( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cézanne vécut grâce à une tasse de thé, ou plutôt c'est dans une tasse de thé qu'il réalisa qu'il y avait quelque chose de vivant. Il sut élever la représentation d'une nature morte à un tel niveau qu'elle n'en était plus inanimée. Vassily Kandinsky disait à propos de l'artiste français : ± Il peignait ces choses comme des êtres humains parce qu'il était doté de la capacité à deviner la vie intérieure de celles-ci?. En plus de Cézanne, ce livre se consacre aux natures mortes peintes par d'autresgrands artistes tels que Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin, et Picasso
 
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The Viennese SecessionGothic artRomanesque artRococoGaudiBaroque artSandro BotticelliFlowers30 millennia of sculpture
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Čārlza, Viktorija

Чарльз Виктория

チャールズ, ヴィクトリア

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