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Brenton, Jane

Overview
Works: 63 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 2,000 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Biography  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Other
Classifications: NE647.6.I4, 769.944
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Brenton
Musical instruments : craftsmanship and traditions from prehistory to the present by Lucie Rault( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musical Instruments traces the evolution of music instruments and their important contributions to today's world cultures. With more than 150 color photographs, this illustrated book by ethnologist Lucie Rault explores the relationship between musical instruments and the people and societies who use them. She examines the importance of various cultures by looking at the art of musical instruments from depictions of early instruments in prehistoric cave paintings to modern paintings by Marc Chagall; and the development of the instruments themselves, from simple inventions made from bone to ornate ceremonial tools used in many of today's world cultures." "From the vocal chord to precision string instruments, from the cai trong kuan (Vietnamese zither) to the edungu (Ugandan lyre), Musical Instruments details an array of instruments and provides unique anthropological insights into the relationship between ethnography and music. From basic forms of communication to complex religious ceremonies, the musical instrument has helped to shape the many societies of the world. Now, for the first time, this book explores the many diverse and fundamental roles of musical instruments around the globe."--Jacket
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the man, the image and the world : a retrospective by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of work by Cartier-Bresson, including photographs, drawings, paintings and film stills
The book of the bath by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the evolution of baths and bathing with abundant illustrations: For over 2000 years, in the Far East as in the West, bathing and showering have been more than practical necessities. Bathing has become a rite and a refuge, and this is the first book to lavish due attention on the history of the bath across the centuries and around the world. Although the room for bathing as we know it has existed for only a century, public baths wee institution in ancient cultures; and, of course, beginning n the Renaissance, bathing was not just hygienic, but a sensual and sybaritic event. In The Book of the Bath, abundant illustrations- from Byzantine frescoes and Orientalist paintings of harems to photographs by Robert Doisneau and engravings from old fixtures catalogs-chronicle the evolution of baths, bathing, and its many accoutrements. Enticing contemporary photography shows baths in the Middle East and Japan, saunas in Sweden, and the often luxurious private bathrooms of the West. At a time when the bath and its associated therapies-thermal springs, scented oils, massages, and soaps-have become a crucial part of sensual and healthy living. The Book of the Bath offers a luxurious pictorial history to inspire the mind and soothe the senses
El Greco by Jacques Lassaigne( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yohji Yamamoto by François Baudot( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modigliani by Bernard Zurcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret gardens of Paris by Alexandra D'Arnoux( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying behind the urban facade of Paris is a hidden landscape. In this book, Alexandra d'Arnoux and Bruno de Laubadere guide us through a concealed, verdant world, unseen by most visitors to the city. The harmonious proportions of the classical genre, the lush style of the picturesque, the playful surprises of the exotic - all types of garden are represented in this gloriously illustrated book, providing enjoyment and inspiration to the expert gardener as well as to the armchair enthusiast
Gauguin by Joseph-Emile Muller( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassaï : no ordinary eyes by Brassaï( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The graphic works of the Impressionists : Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne, Sisley by Jean Leymarie( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and peace : from the atomic bomb to ethnic cleansing by Pierre Hassner( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre est un effort pour penser, à l'aube du XXIe siècle, ce qui a fait souvent, hélas, l'actualité historique du XXe siècle : les guerres, le totalitarisme, les nationalismes, l'expérience de la paix vouée à l'échec, la violence persistante après la chute du nazisme et du communisme et la fin de la guerre froide
Velázquez by Joseph-Émile Muller( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben und Werk des spanischen Malers
Balenciaga by Marie-Andrée Jouve( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balenciaga by Marie-Andrée Jouve( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme des garco̧ns by France Grand( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme des Garcons - "like the boys" - is the title of a French soldier's song. It is also the label of Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo. Reserved in word but radical in action, Kawakubo is one of the most influential and subversive figures in contemporary fashion. At the forefront of stylistic movements that rocked the fashion world in the early eighties, Kawakubo created Comme des Garcons in 1973 and continues to reinvent her vision of clothing with each show. Her mysterious creations are often closer to sculpture than clothing. Ragged, asymmetric, voluminous, or distressed, Kawakubo's designs mix eastern and western influences to articulate new shapes and a new definition of beauty. A figure at once rigorous, daring, and intellectual, this reclusive Japanese designer consistently receives praise from the press each season, both for her effect on new trends in beauty and for influencing the newest wave of young talent. Restlessly innovative, Rei Kawakubo has overturned every fashion convention over the past twenty-five years, ultimately redefining the very meaning of fashion itself
Baltic homes : inspirational interiors from northern Europe by Sølvi dos Santos( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabia felix : images of Yemen and its people by Pascal Maréchaux( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of fashion by François Baudot( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1999 and now fully revised and updated, Fashion is a photographic celebration that surveys all the preeminent couturiers and fashion houses from the era before the Great War through the revolutionary changes wrought by the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties to designers at work today. Everything is included in this authoritative volume, from Channel's little black dress to the latest Prada or envelope-pushing boutiques. What distinguishes Fashion from other overviews or histories of the subject is that it also examines the ancillary driving forces that have propelled fashion trends and fueled the rise of styles. In many ways, this book makes clear that these supposedly secondary influences (fashion editors, advertising, newspapers, magazines, department stores, boutiques) became increasingly important during the course of the twentieth century. Included in the book are overviews of key figures in the fashion industry and design community
Chagall by Shearer West( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas : the complete etchings, lithographs and monotypes by Edgar Degas( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Henri Cartier-Bresson : the man, the image and the world : a retrospective
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Henri Cartier-Bresson : the man, the image and the world : a retrospectiveYohji YamamotoSecret gardens of ParisViolence and peace : from the atomic bomb to ethnic cleansingBalenciagaBalenciagaBaltic homes : inspirational interiors from northern EuropeA century of fashion
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