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Langmuir, Erika

Overview
Works: 172 works in 443 publications in 5 languages and 6,902 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Art  Literature  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Other, Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erika Langmuir
The Yale dictionary of art and artists by Erika Langmuir( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists is a superb reference work dealing with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more. There are also extended conceptual entries ranging over such subjects as abstraction, allegory, genres, iconography, illusionism, minimalism, realism, and symbolism." "The 3,000 entries are unusually readable and lucid, providing vivid characterizations of artistic styles and artists. Entries vary between short and encyclopedic; major artists and artists whose careers or talents have recently been reassessed or who seem to merit reassessment are given a fuller treatment. There is extensive cross-referencing between entries." "The dictionary will be a valuable reference for travellers and gallery visitors as well as for students of Western art history and armchair art lovers."--Jacket
Imagining childhood by Erika Langmuir( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The images of children that abound in Western art do not simply mirror reality; they are imaginative constructs, representing childhood as a special stage of human life, or emblematic of the human condition itself. In a compelling book ranging widely across time, national boundaries, and genres from ancient Egyptian amulets to Picasso's "Guernica," Erika Langmuir demonstrates that no historic period has a monopoly on the 'discovery of childhood'. Famous pictures by great artists, as well as barely known anonymous artefacts, illustrate not only Western society's perennially ambivalent attitudes to children, but also the many and varied functions that works of art have played throughout its history."--Alibris
The Usborne Introduction to art : in association with the National Gallery, London by Rosie Dickins( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed introduction to the history of art with Internet links about featured artists and examples of their work and works by related artists
The National Gallery companion guide by National Gallery (Londyn)( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Gallery companion guide by Erika Langmuir( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two decades, The National Gallery Companion Guide has introduced art lovers to one of the richest collections of Western European paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters—Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Ingres, Degas, and many others—as well as masterpieces by less familiar artists. Through Erika Langmuir’s insightful commentaries on over 200 pictures, readers can trace the history of Western European painting from the 13th to the 20th century. Combining acute observation with persuasive prose, she enables the reader to develop an eye for style and technique, and to appreciate continuity and innovation in imagery and genre. This revised edition upholds the publication’s tradition of erudition and beautiful design, and reflects the most current scholarship on the National Gallery’s collection, including entries on recent acquisitions, such as Titian’s magisterial Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto, and George Bellows's Men of the Docks. --
Allegory by Erika Langmuir( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we say that 'Love is blind' or 'Time flies' - making disembodied ideas sound like living beings - we are using the language of allegory, and incidentally bringing abstract notions within the scope of the visual arts. Painters in the past, and commercial artists in our own day, have relied on allegory to create 'message pictures'. Once thought to rival literary works or political oratory in influence and prestige, such paintings, with their references to ancient myth, the Bible or medieval astrology, all too often puzzle modern viewers. This Pocket Guide illustrates and explains the main types of visual allegory in Western art, and the contexts in which they were originally created and viewed, through some of the most beautiful and intriguing pictures in the National Gallery, London."--Jacket
Narrative by Erika Langmuir( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiarizes the modern viewer with some of the best or most intriguing examples of Western narrative painting
Saints by Erika Langmuir( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte beschrijvingen van de schilderijen met heiligen in de Londense National Gallery
Looking at paintings : an introduction to fine art for young people by Erika Langmuir( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Mouse and his pals visit the National Gallery in London
The National Gallery companion guide by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gorgeously illustrated and completely updated National Gallery Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world. Erika Langmuir offers enlightening commentary on more than two hundred of the London National Gallery's finest works by such painters as Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Ingres, and Degas as well as masterpieces by less familiar artists. With this Guide, readers can trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth century; develop an eye for style, technique, imagery, and genre; and learn to appreciate the talents of artists in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts. The book takes into account the latest scholarship from the Gallery and includes discussions of the Gallery's newest high-profile acquisitions
Landscape by Erika Langmuir( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Pocket Guide shows how artists in past centuries translated outdoor space and light into paint, and how landscape imagery evolved from mere ornament into a visual metaphor of the human condition. The story is told from its beginnings in Roman mural decoration, through the Renaissance transformation of landscape into an ambitious vehicle for feelings and ideas, to the impressionist 'revolution' and beyond. The continuing relevance of art to how we see the world, and our place in it, is demonstrated through a practical discussion of optics of real and painted landscape, illustrated with works from the National Gallery, London."--Jacket
The National Gallery companion guide by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

20 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and enlarged edition of the National Gallery's guide includes paintings recently acquired by the Gallery and long-term loans, such as Zubaran's 'A Cup of Water and a Rose on a Silver Plate' and Cimabue's 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned With Two Angels'
Still life by Erika Langmuir( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Penn is one of the twentieth century's most distinguished practitioners of the time-honored genre of still life. Following the venerable tradition of Chardin and other great still life painters, Penn brings his own astute and austere eye to the subject in photographs taken over the past sixty years. From his innovative and ongoing work for the editorial pages of Vogue to the harsher personal work of his later years, which explores the visual intrigue of such inconsequential objects as street trash, bones, and cigarette butts, he has created images that have a wit, simplicity, and edginess that set his work apart. These are photographs that can shock as well as delight
Angels by Erika Langmuir( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Pocket Guide Erika Langmuir explores the surprisingly complicated history of angels in Western art. Looking at some of the most engaging paintings in the National Gallery, she shows how artistic depictions mirrored the increasing sophistication of angelic doctrine, which eventually proposed the existence of nine types of angels, many of which had specific attributes and functions."--Jacket
The Usborne book of art by Rosie Dickins( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of western art, told clearly and simply, and illustrated with over two hundred of the world's greatest works of art
The National Gallery companion guide by Erika Langmuir( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world, including famous works by Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Ingres, Degas and many others
Seeing salvation : images of Christ in art by Neil MacGregor( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on images of Christ in high art and popular craft throughout the world - in galleries, churches, museums, private homes, catacombs, and market stalls - MacGregor traces the life of Christ and the development of Christian culture since his birth. He shows how some of the works reveal not only society's view of Christ and of itself but also the inner spiritual turmoil of their creators. MacGregor points to Michelangelo's successive sculptures of the Pietá, for example, in which the artist left a record of the evolution of his faith and of the anguish and doubt that colored his last days. In the same way, Rembrandt's reworking of his etching of the Crucifixion reveals not just his changing understanding of the event but also his darkening view of life. Throughout, MacGregor argues that images of Christ can still speak powerfully to believers and nonbelievers and that they are as important to us now as a way of understanding our lives as they were when they were made."--Jacket
Costume in art( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klædedragten som motiv i 30 malerier fra National Gallery, London, sammestilles med korte citater fra litteraturen
The story of painting by Abigail Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first paintings to modern masterpieces, this book follows the story of painting from the dawn of time right up to the present day - Along the way, you'll come across all sorts of fascinating facts, intriguing tales and tricks of the trade
Masterpieces from the National Gallery by Erika Langmuir( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handsomely designed and illustrated book presents thirty-six masterpieces from the National Gallery’s remarkable and unparalleled collection, introducing major artists through their most renowned works. Each of the featured paintings––which together outline the main innovations in art history––is discussed in fascinating detail. Among those included are Van Eyck’s Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks, Dürer’s Saint Jerome, Michelangelo’s The Entombment, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, Bronzino’s An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, Caravaggio’s The Supper at Emmaus, Rembrandt’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Poussin’s A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term of Pan, Velázquez’s 'The Rokeby Venus’, Vermeer’s A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal, Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire, Ingres’ Madame Moitessier, Monet’s Bathers at La Grenouillère, Degas’ Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, Ce;zanne’s Self Portrait, Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières, and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
 
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The Yale dictionary of art and artists
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Imagining childhoodThe Usborne Introduction to art : in association with the National Gallery, LondonThe National Gallery companion guideAllegoryNarrativeSaintsLooking at paintings : an introduction to fine art for young peopleThe National Gallery companion guide
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Erika Langmuir born:1931-05-15 ied:2015-12-08 Langmuir, Erika 1931-2015

Langmuir, Erika

랭뮈르, 에리카

ラングミュア, エリカ

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