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British Museum (London)

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Works: 131 works in 194 publications in 3 languages and 651 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogues raisonnés  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
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Most widely held works by British Museum (London)
British Museum dictionary of ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed entries provide clear explanations and descriptions of the major ideas, events and personalities that shaped 4000 years of civilization in the Nile Valley. Entries on the archaeologists who revealed Egypt's legacy bring the story up-to-date. Each entry is followed by a short bibliography to enable readers to pursue the topic in greater detail
German Renaissance prints 1490-1550 by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. Hans Holbein d.J., Urs Graf
Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities in the British Museum by British Museum <London>( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German printmaking in the age of Goethe by Antony Griffiths( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe's lifetime (1749-1832) was a period of extraordinary importance in the history of German printmaking. From a style which had been strongly derivative of French and Dutch prototypes, German printmakers evolved a distinctive approach of their own. Etching remained the principal vehicle of the period but the invention of lithography introduced another medium which was explored with great subtlety by German artists. Over 200 works by nearly 70 artists are described in this illustrated catalogue, showing the great richness and diversity of production and examining the way in which patronage and the print market operated at the time
Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master by Hugo Chapman( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most creative and influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman whose drawing practice was essential to his work in all media. This important and beautiful book focuses on more than ninety Michelangelo drawings executed in red and black chalk and pen and ink. In the accompanying text, distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines the remarkable array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in the evolution of Michelangelo's career. An introductory chapter discusses Michelangelo's contemporary fame, his training and choice of techniques, and the role of drawing in the genesis of his paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The author also describes the artist's frugal use of paper, explaining how he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. Organized chronologically, the book looks at Michelangelo's early development in Florence and Rome, his accomplishments as papal artist for the Sistine Chapel ceiling with its preparatory studies, and his drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the Laurentian library, and the Last judgement. The fascinating history of the fate of Michelangelo's drawings after his death is also explored in detail. From pen studies made when Michelangelo was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death six decades later, this essential book testifies to the fundamental importance of drawing in the work of this great Renaissance master.--Book jacket
Claude Lorrain--the painter as draftsman : drawings from the British Museum by Richard Rand( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great French artist Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) - for whom drawing was an integral part of the artistic process - spent most of his career in Italy, where he documented the beauty of the landscape and the splendor of classical ruins. This richly illustrated book examines the wide-ranging role the medium played throughout Claude's career. The book presents some of Claude's most remarkable drawings, representing all aspects of his style and subject matter - from informal outdoor sketches of trees, rivers, and ruins to formal presentation drawings and elaborate compositional designs for paintings, many of which have never before been reproduced in color. A detailed and scholarly essay places them within the social and cultural contexts of their time and includes comparative illustrations of paintings and etchings to situate them within the artist's oeuvre. A selection of works from the Liber Veritatis (Book of Truth), a portfolio of highly finished drawings that the artist created to document his own painted compositions, is also included
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London 1753 by Sheila O'CONNELL( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany a major exhibition celebrating the 250th birthday of the British Museum, a portrait of London in 1753 reveals the city's life through its objects--prints and coins, paintings and trade cards, pub signs and drawings--and explores the characteristics and idiosyncracies of London in three essays by leading scholars
French drawings from the British Museum : Clouet to Seurat by Perrin Stein( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michelangelo was one of the most creative and admired artists of the Italian Renaissance, famous for his work as a sculptor, painter, architect and poet. But his genius can only truly be appreciated outside Italy through his work as a draughtsman. This book, written to accompany a major exhibition, combines the finest works from three outstanding collections of his drawings in the British Museum, London, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Teyler Museum, Haarlem, to tell the story of Michelangelo's extraordinarily long and active life." "An introductory chapter discusses Michelangelo's contemporary fame, his training and choice of drawing technique, and the role of drawing in the genesis of his works. The following chapters move chronologically through the important projects that dominated his long career, illustrating how his ideas evolved in the creation of his most celebrated works, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Last Judgement and the Medici chapel in Florence. The sequences of drawings that he developed give an unparalleled insight into Michelangelo's creative process, revealing how the perfection of the finished piece was arrived at only after detailed preparation. Through these accompanying drawings - from sketchy first ideas to exquisitely refined and sensual studies of individual figures - the full spectrum of his artistic activities is revealed." "From pen studies made when Michelangelo was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death over six decades later, this book testifies to the fundamental importance of drawing in the work of this great Renaissance master."--Jacket
Claude Lorrain : drawings from the collections of the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum by J. J. L Whiteley( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumières de la Grèce by Anne Pearson( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qui étaient les Mycéniens ? La guerre de Troie a-t-elle eu lieu ? Comment les Grecs ont-ils inventé la démocratie ? Qui étaient leurs dieux ? Comment vivaient-ils ? Partez à la rencontre de la Grèce, des palais de la civilisation minoenne, il y a quatre mille ans, à la conquête de la Perse par Alexandre le Grand
The Mildenhall treasure : Roman silver from East Anglia by Kenneth S Painter( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitaj prints : a catalogue raisonné by Jennifer Ramkalawon( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American-born artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) was one of the most controversial artists of the second half of the twentieth century. His distinctive, highly personal and often challenging works drew on many influences ranging from literature to politics and film. The British museum holds a near complete set of the artist's proofs, the best representation of the artist's graphic works in the UK. Kitaj worked in England for almost forty years. It was in London that he had developed his early style and influenced many of his friends, including David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach. This led Kitaj to coin the term 'school of London', later associated with this group of purely figurative artists. Exhibition: British Museum, London, UK (30.5.-1.9.2013)-- NLC
Wealth of the Roman world : AD 300-700 by British museum (Londres)( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The wealth of the Roman World AD 300-700', has been assembled to show the wealth of the ancient world as it entered into a period of barbaric invasion and taste. -- Foreword
Jacques Bellange, c. 1575-1616 : printmaker of Lorraine by Antony Griffiths( Book )

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

Japanese prints : 300 years of albums and books by Jack Hillier( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Water Newton early Christian silver by Kenneth S Painter( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North African textiles by Christopher Spring( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rich textile tradition of North Africa is a testament to the versatile creativity of local people and their ability both to resist and adapt to centuries of diverse cultural influences. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans had left their mark well before the Arab invasion of the seventh century while more recently, influences from Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East have contributed to the development of the tradition." "The authors describe the main types of loom and discuss embroidery, applique and tie-dyeing techniques. The significance of costume and cloth at marriage is explored, as well as the distinctions between textiles used in urban and rural environments. A separate chapter looks at Ethiopian textiles."--BOOK JACKET
Drawings by Michelangelo from the British Museum by J. A Gere( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Museum (Department of Greek and Roman antiquities) by British Museum( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master
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Michelangelo drawings : closer to the masterClaude Lorrain--the painter as draftsman : drawings from the British MuseumLondon 1753French drawings from the British Museum : Clouet to Seurat
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