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Taylor, James 1963-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 1,273 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Biographies  Posters  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Pictorial works  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA375, 759.9409032074755451
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Most widely held works about James Taylor
 
Most widely held works by James Taylor
The voyage of the Beagle : Darwin's extraordinary adventure aboard FitzRoy's famous survey ship by James Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Voyage of the Beagle" brings together, for the first time, in a single volume a range of topics on the great voyages of discovery made by the Beagle. They include the career history of the vessel, including designs and plans, biographies on Darwin and Captain Robert Fitzroy and the work of the various artists who accompanied the voyages. Illustrated with artworks, sketches and plans, extracts from journals and diaries, portraits and caricatures, artefacts and photographs, James Taylor has woven together all the various strands of the Beagle story to produce a thoroughly engaging and highly informative read that is sure to appeal to anyone from scientists to art lovers and maritime historians
Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders by James Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings - a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularised the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific, particularly Australia, were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects together oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined
Rule Britannia! : art, royalty & power in the age of Jamestown by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paintings from the Royal Collection, the National Maritime Museum, and other private and museum collections in England, Ireland, and the United States bring alive an era of grandeur in which the first tentative steps of imperial expansion occurred"--Jacket
Marine painting : images of sail, sea and shore by James Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzle : disguise and disruption in war and art by James Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While it is a constant throughout history that conflict has inspired and engendered great art, it is a much rarer event for art to impact directly upon the vicissitudes of war. Yet, in the course of the First World War, a collision of naval strategy and the nascent modern art movement, led to some two thousand British ships going to sea as the largest painted modernist "canvases" in the world covered in abstract, clashing, decorative, and geometric designs in a myriad of colors. Dazzle camouflage had arrived. Heavily inspired by the Cubism and British Vorticism art movements, dazzle was conceived and developed by celebrated artist and then naval commander Norman Wilkinson. Dazzle camouflage rejects concealment in favor of disruption. It seeks to break up a ship's silhouette with brightly contrasting geometric designs to make a vessel's speed and direction incredible difficult to discern. False painted bow-waves and sterns were used to confuse and throw off the deadly U-boat captains. The high contrast shapes and colors further made it very difficult to match up a ship in the two halves of an optical naval rangefinder. This new book traces the development of the dazzle aesthetic from theory into practice and beyond."--Provided by publisher
Yachts on canvas : artists' images of yachts from the seventeenth century to the present day by James Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your country needs you : the secret history of the ultimate propaganda poster by James Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iconic image by Alfred Leete of Lord Kitchener with outstretched hand and finger, exhorting you to?do your bit', is a design classic and has been repeatedly imitated worldwide. In the run-up to the World War?I anniversary, Your Country Needs YOU celebrates the magnificent artwork of Leete and his fellow designers, and explores their legacy. Featuring colour reproductions of propaganda posters and drawing on fresh analysis of the archives, this book challenges received historical wisdom about these hugely popular and enduring images, and reveals surprising new insights
Careless talk costs lives : Fougasse and the art of public information by James Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pack up your troubles : how humorous postcards helped to win World War I by James Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means of communication, to bolster morale, stiffen resolve and lift up the spirits in the field, at sea and on the home front from 1914 to 1919. They were also an excellent tool for recording and commenting on military and civilian events as they unfolded. Although the conflict was no laughing matter, humour helped to bring people together and feel stronger during a time of suffering; these postcards helped achieved this and they are therefore considered as significant historical documents. Pack Up Your Troubles is the first book of this kind to focus exclusively on the impact of British humour in the art of the picture postcards of World War One, both in the field and on the home front. The book is divided into themed chapters of the era, from Camp Life and Training to The Western Front through to Women at War and many more in between. Each section shows approximately 20 postcards within that theme, each with an explanatory caption."--Amazon website
Yachts : la peinture du XVIIe siècle à nos jours by James Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret history of the ultimate propaganda poster by James Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title celebrates the artwork of Alfred Leete, in particular his oft copied image of Lord Kitchener with arm outstretched, exhorting you to do your bit
The Physics exhibition. 52nd Exhibition of Scientific Instruments and Apparatus. Alexandra Palace, London, 11th-14th March 1968 by Exposition( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's naval heroes : the familiar and forgotten by James Taylor( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yachts on canvas by James Taylor( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rule Britannia! : art, royalty & power in the age of Jamestown
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Rule Britannia! : art, royalty & power in the age of JamestownMarine painting : images of sail, sea and shoreYachts on canvas : artists' images of yachts from the seventeenth century to the present dayCareless talk costs lives : Fougasse and the art of public information
Alternative Names
James Taylor auteur britannique, né en 1963

James Taylor Britischer Autor, Jahrgang 1963

James Taylor (British author and historian) Brits kunsthistoricus

Languages
English (80)

French (1)