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Avery, Charles (Art historian)

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Bernini : genius of the Baroque by Charles Avery( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and German and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautifully illustrated testament to this great Baroque sculptorCharles Avery. Gianlorenzo Bernini was one of the greatest artists of all time. World-famous for his uniquely powerful works of sculpture, he was also a virtuoso draftsman, a pioneering caricaturist, and a designer of gorgeous fountain displays. He even wrote plays. Bernini virtually created Baroque Rome. Without his contributions, we could not walk across the Ponte Sant'Angelo escorted by the angelic statuary that he designed for its balustrades. The Basilica of St. Peter would not have the sonorous crescendo of Bernini's bronze Baldacchino over St. Peter's tomb. We could not enjoy the huge splashing water display and vigorous drama of the figures on his Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona."
Florentine Renaissance sculpture by Charles Avery( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the greatest names in the history of art are those of Florentine sculptors: Ghiberti, Donatello and Luca della Robbia; Verrocchio and Michelangelo; Cellini and Giovanni Bologna. These were the creators of a school of sculpture that remained supreme for over two centuries."--BOOK COVER
Giambologna : the complete sculpture by Charles Avery( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donatello : an introduction by Charles Avery( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donatello (c. 1386-1466), the greatest sculptor before Michelangelo, was the most influential artist of the fifteenth century. Painters and practically every later sculptor, including Michelangelo, were deeply indebted to him. Much of later fifteenth-century painting in Florence stems from his work, and his influence extended to Venice. His heroic style created a new humanism that was a hallmark of the Renaissance. Written by Dr. Charles Avery, an authority on European sculpture, this concise survey explores Donatello's life and work for the general reader, tourist, or student. It gives a balanced coverage of his sculpture in different media and in the different cities of Italy and of the political, social, and religious background against which Donatello's contribution to Renaissance sculpture should be seen
Fingerprints of the artist : European terra-cotta sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler collections by Charles Avery( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Renaissance treasury : the Flagg collection of European decorative arts and sculpture by Laurie Winters( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Richard and Erna Flagg collection, formed over six decades and given and loaned to the Milwaukee Art Museum in 1991, is one of the most important single donations of earlier European decorative arts to an American museum. It includes unique and historically significant objects that provide insight into the culture, religion, and history of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Although enormously varied in style and country of origin, these works are united in their emphasis on virtuoso displays of craftsmanship, technical innovation, intricate artistry, and precious materials." "A Renaissance Treasury catalogues 112 objects in all; of these, 77 are reproduced, mostly in color, with authoritative commentary on their formal, social, and religious significance."--BOOK JACKET
Giambologna : the complete sculpture by Charles Avery( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the greatest sculptor of the age of Mannerism
The Triumph of humanism : a visual survey of the decorative arts of the Renaissance by D. Graeme Keith( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school of dolphins by Charles Avery( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerd overzicht van het verschijnen van de dolfijn in de westerse beeldende kunst in de loop der eeuwen
Donatello, 1386-1466 : the first modern sculptor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donatello (1386-1466) was one of Europe's greatest sculptors. His strong portrayal of human character and expressive style make his work as appealing today as it was revolutionary in his lifetime. Among the many examples included in this in-depth study of Donatello's achievements is a beautiful terra-cotta relief of the Madonna and Child. Neglected for many years, its quality was at last revealed during the filming of this documentary. It is only one of the many sculptures which can definitely be attributed to the artist." -- Back of container
Renaissance & Baroque bronzes in the Frick Art Museum by Charles Avery( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in European sculpture by Charles Avery( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of motion : Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the art of sculpture : catalogue raisonné by Charles Avery( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) lived and died at Dolo, near Padua, where people used to change boats at a lock between the Brenta Canal and the Lagoon of Venice. Until recently a mysterious and neglected sculptor, he specialised in the production of eye-catching mythological, allegorical and religious groups of generally conical form." "Many of the figures are all but flying, or just manage to support each other like acrobats or ballet-dancers. Indeed, they have been likened to Rococo porcelain groups. Bertos was obsessed with a constant search for dynamic movement, in a similar vein to contemporary, late Baroque paintings, especially the tumbling groups of figures in airy trompe l'oeil ceilings." "Bertos's work is not - as has sometimes been supposeddevoid of meaning and merely capricious or even humorous, but has definite - if high-flown - meanings." "His principal patrons were the nobility of Venice and Padua, as well as foreign royalty: Tsar Peter the Great, and the King of Sardinia, of the House of Savoy in Turin." "This book documents the rediscovery of Bertos's work and the reassessment of his standing during the twentieth century, which has gone hand in hand with trends in the art market and fashions in collecting, especially in England and America."--Jacket
Florentine Baroque bronzes and other objects of art : an exhibition January 1975, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada : [catalogue] by Charles Avery( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Le Marchand 1674-1726 : an ingenious man for carving in ivory by Charles Avery( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Italian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Italian sculpture by Charles Avery( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernini by Charles Avery( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donatello : catalogo completo delle opere by Charles Avery( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baroque sculpture and medals in the Art Gallery of Ontario by Art Gallery of Ontario( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bernini : genius of the Baroque
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Giambologna : the complete sculptureDonatello : an introductionA Renaissance treasury : the Flagg collection of European decorative arts and sculptureGiambologna : the complete sculptureA school of dolphinsDonatello, 1386-1466 : the first modern sculptorThe triumph of motion : Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the art of sculpture : catalogue raisonnéDavid Le Marchand 1674-1726 : an ingenious man for carving in ivoryBernini
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Avery, Charles 1973-...

Avery, Charles (artist)

Charles Avery

Charles Avery britisk skribent

Charles Avery Brits schrijver

Charles Avery brittisk författare

Charles Avery historiador de l'art britànic

Charles Avery historiador del arte británico

Charles Avery historien de l'art britannique

Charles Avery Kunsthistoriker und Skulpturenexperte

Чарльз Эйвери

تشارلز أفيري مؤرخ فن بريطاني

Languages
English (237)

Italian (9)

French (7)

German (4)