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Snodin, Michael

Overview
Works: 124 works in 365 publications in 3 languages and 6,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Curator, Other, Contributor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: NK1442, 720.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Snodin
Ornament : a social history since 1450 by Michael Snodin( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They survey the personal side of ornament, both in dress and in the domestic interior - a private expression of the self and a public statement of social and cultural status. They look at ornament in the public domain - from the lavish decoration and symbolism of a town pageant to the logos of today's corporate industry - and show how the ever-evolving role of ornament is to invent and embody the collective spirit of communities at work and at leisure. They conclude by discussing how the Western tradition of ornament has responded to and absorbed 'exotic' African and Asian motifs: Moresque motifs of the Near East and such familiar designs as the 'Paisley' and Willow" patterns
Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal man by Karl Friedrich Schinkel( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of this German architect's career and achievements, including his paintings, theatre sets and panoramas as well as his architecture and design. The book serves as a catalogue for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 31st July to 27th October 1991
Design & the decorative arts : Britain, 1500-1900 by Michael Snodin( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of design and the decorative arts in Britain over 400 from the Tudors to the reign of Queen Victoria. It is the story of a remarkable transformation that embraced the decorative arts in all their rich diversity, from furniture to fabrics and from prints to porcelain. In 1500, at the end of the Middle Ages, Britain played a peripheral role in the affairs of Europe. It was beautiful things created in the workshops of Venice and Florence, of Antwerp and Paris that were coveted throughout western Europe, not those made in London or Edinburgh. The range of high-design objects made in Britain was limited. British craftspeople lacked skills and there was heavy dependence on the expertise of foreigners. Four centuries later, in the reign of Queen Victoria, all this had changed. Britain had become the workshop of the world. Its queen ruled an empire that embraced a fifth of the earth's land surface and a quarter of its people. London was rivalled only by Paris as a focus for international interest in design and the decorative arts. By the nineteenth century, British design was widely admired and copied. Its products could be found right across the globe, from palaces and stately homes to the living rooms of ordinary people." "The book is divided into three sections, each dealing with a different stage in this great transformation: Tudor and Stuart, 1500-1714; Georgian, 1714-1837; Victorian, 1837-1901. These sections explore design and the decorative arts from a number of points of view. They examine style, the question of how things looked. They ask who led taste - who decided what was to be considered beautiful, fashionable and desirable. They look at how fashionable things - from household goods to clothing - were used in daily life. They ask what was new, examining new products and the impact of innovation on design. Together, the chapters provide a fascinating picture of four centuries that saw Britain's international artistic reputation transformed from one of relative obscurity to widespread acclaim." "Written by Michael Snodin and John Styles of the Victoria and Albert Museum, with additional contributions from other leading experts, the publication celebrates the opening of the Museum's new British Galleries 1500-1900. It draws on the V & A's unequalled resources for the study of design and the decorative arts. Nearly 1,000 colour illustrations are drawn principally from the Museum's world-renowned collections."--Jacket
Baroque, 1620-1800 : style in the age of magnificence by Michael Snodin( Book )

21 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence offers a new approach to a style that has sometimes been misunderstood. Broadening the traditional view, this book demonstrates for the first time how the style occurs in art, in architecture and in design and the applied arts, not only throughout Europe but all over the world from Goa and the Philippines in the east to Central and South America in the west." "Illustrated with carefully selected and rarely seen objects from public and private collections, the book explores the contexts for the development of the Baroque style, its ornamental language and the key theme of performance and the visual arts. Attractive feature spreads highlight a variety of topics, including opera, fireworks and religious rituals, and investigate churches and palaces as showcases for the pomp and splendour of Baroque art." "Published to accompany a major V & A exhibition, beautifully illustrated and international in its scope, Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence is an indispensable work of reference, and an enlightening investigation into the nature and significance of one of the most fascinating phases of Western Art."--Jacket
Carl and Karin Larsson : creators of the Swedish style by Carl Larsson( Book )

17 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the Larssons as designers and as creators of a remarkable domestic ideal. It sets them in their artistic and social context, using contemporary photographs and comparative pictures. At its heart are the remarkable Ett hem paintings and a series of color photographs showing the interiors at Sundborn and Karin's textiles
Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill by Horace Walpole( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection as it was formed and arranged at Strawberry Hill coincides with the restoration of this endangered house. Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill assembles an international team of distinguished scholars to explore the ways in which Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural and imagined histories."--Jacket
Sir William Chambers : architect to George III by William Chambers( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambers's Scandinavian and French connections; his Italian studies and projects; his relationship with British royalty; his commissioned buildings, interiors, and gardens; his furniture and metalwork designs; and his Treatise. This richly illustrated book accompanies the Sir William Chambers exhibition opening at the Courtauld Gallery, which now occupies the Fine Rooms at Somerset House, in October 1996
Exploring architecture : buildings, meaning and making by Eleanor Gawne( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lavishly illustrated, this book covers ancient and modern architecture from across the world, in four sections. It looks at the practical uses of buildings and their responses to climate. It looks at architecture as an art, at architectural meaning and at how and why architectural styles have changed over the centuries. It looks at materials and structures and how buildings are designed and made. Finally it looks at the way in which buildings come together in towns and cities, creating a complex built environment." "Based on the unequalled architectural resources of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects, this book provides an invaluable key to the understanding of buildings ancient and modern the world over."--Jacket
Spoons by Michael Snodin( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The V & A book of Western ornament by Michael Snodin( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief history of Western ornament from 1450 to present day illustrated by examples from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
English silver spoons by Michael Snodin( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rococo : art and design in Hogarth's England by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Chambers by William Chambers( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue describes and illuminates the largest and most wide-ranging collection of his surviving drawings, the 863 designs and topographical drawings in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum."--Jacket
Design & the decorative arts : Victorian Britain 1837-1901 by Michael Snodin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an empire that embraced a fifth of the earth's land surface and a quarter of its people, Britain was the workshop of the world. London was rivalled only by Paris as a focus for international interest in design and the decorative arts and British products could be found across the globe. Victorian self-confidence seemed boundless, but optimism about the human capacity to transform the material world was matched by a spiritual disquiet that found powerful expression in design and the decorative arts. Victorians despaired at the endless tide of new things that surged forth from factory and workshop, they agonized about the way those things looked and they were disturbed by the degraded conditions endured by the workers who made them. Yet in their efforts to confront these problems, they produced some the masterpieces of Victorian design. Lavishly illustrated and unmatched in its coverage, this book explores design and the decorative arts from a number of points of view. It assesses their place in the wider history of Victorian Britain. It examines style, the question of how things looked. It asks who led taste, who decided what was to be considered beautiful, fashionable and desirable. It looks at how fashionable things - from houses to clothing - were used. It asks what was new, examining new products and innovations in the ways they were made. Together, the chapters provide an indispensable resource for the study of design and the decorative arts in Victorian Britain." --Publisher's description
Design & the decorative arts : Tudor and Stuart Britain 1500-1714 by Michael Snodin( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1500-1714' tells the story of the design and the decorative arts in Britain from the end of the Middle Ages through the reigns of Henry VIII and the great Elizabethan era to the beginning of the 18th century
Design & the decorative arts : Georgian Britain, 1714-1837 by Michael Snodin( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost treasures of Strawberry Hill : masterpieces from Horace Walpole's collection by Silvia Davoli( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accompaniment to a new exhibition that reunites Horace Walpole's renowned art collection with his gothic masterpiece, Strawberry Hill House
Drawings for architecture design and ornament : in two volumes by Alastair Laing( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl and Karin Larsson : creators of the Swedish style( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1997 to coincide with a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this is the first comprehensive book in the English language on Carl and Karin Larsson, whose country home, meticulously recorded by Carl in a series of beautiful watercolors, established the modern Swedish style. Larsson's designs gave way to a new approach to interior design that continues to influence designers today."--Page 4 of cover
Carl und Karin Larsson ihr Leben und ihre Kunst( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ornament : a social history since 1450
Covers
Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal manDesign & the decorative arts : Britain, 1500-1900Baroque, 1620-1800 : style in the age of magnificenceCarl and Karin Larsson : creators of the Swedish styleHorace Walpole's Strawberry HillSir William Chambers : architect to George IIIExploring architecture : buildings, meaning and makingThe V & A book of Western ornament
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English (200)

Spanish (2)

German (2)