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Fortenberry, Diane

Works: 34 works in 102 publications in 4 languages and 4,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Art  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Author, Contributor, Collaborator
Classifications: N6502, 709.803
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Most widely held works by Diane Fortenberry
Saddling the dogs : journeys through Egypt and the Near East by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early visitors to the 'exotic East'. The journeys examined here are linked by the light they shed on the experience of travel in Egypt, Greece and the Ottoman Balkans, and the Near East from the 17th to the early 20th century not so much what was seen as how one got there and how one got around once arrived; the vicissitudes and travails, both expected and strange that characterised the passage
Souvenirs and new ideas : travel and collecting in Egypt and the Near East by Diane Fortenberry( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 18th and 19th centuries, many travellers aimed to record their travels through Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Levant and Turkey by collecting souvenirs and mementos of places they had visited. This natural inclination took many different guises: from innocent activities such as making diaries and sketches, gathering academic knowledge or taking photographs, to acquiring souvenirs, very often antiquities. Other, more unscrupulous, travellers undertook journeys specifically to 'collect' antiquities to form the basis of museum collections or to profit by re-selling them. Souvenirs and New Ideas explores the human desire to retain the memory of a journey by 'collecting objects' with a series of essays examining the motivation of a variety of different travellers ranging from intrepid female solo travellers to European royalty. The acquisitions of these individuals ranged from tales of folklore and academic knowledge to the wholesale looting of Egyptian antiquities. Although the habit of 'collecting antiquities' is deplored and condemned today, this volume sheds light on the attitudes behind the practice and seeks to strengthen our current beliefs about the value of cultural patrimony."
Art in time : a world history of styles and movements by Gauvin A Bailey( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history through time. All art is of its time, and this book is the first survey that explicitly embeds styles, schools and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose, by means of timelines, textual references and the unique present-to-past arrangement of the book. An essential guide to art styles and movements and a history of world art from the present day to Greek antiquity, this book places the reader in the art historian's seat, offering an opportunity to work backwards from our own time and reconnect the dots, or even find new dots to connect
Body of art( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Body of Art is the first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years. Unprecedented in its scope, it examines the many different manifestations of the body in art, from Anthony Gormley and Maya Lin sculptures to eight-armed Hindu gods and ancient Greek reliefs, from feminist graphics and Warhol's empty electric chair to the blue-tinted complexion of Singer Sargent's Madame X. It is the most expansive examination of the human body in art, spanning western and non-western, ancient to contemporary, representative to abstract and conceptual. Over 400 artists are featured in chapters that explore identity, beauty, religion, absent body, sex and gender, power, body's limits, abject body and bodies & space. Works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman"--Publisher's description
Flying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporary by James Cahill( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major survey to reveal the ways in which Classical mythology has inspired art throughout the last 2,500 years. From the films of Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers to Margaret Atwood's books and Arcade Fire's songs, Classical Greek and Roman myths continue to be a source of cultural inspiration. The struggles of heroes, both triumphant and tragic, with gods, monsters, and fate, exert a particular grip on our imagination. Visual artists have long expressed and reworked these foundational stories. This is the first book to unite myth-inspired artworks by ancient, modern, and contemporary artists, from Botticelli and Caravaggio to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst
The art book by Lee Beard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An A-Z guide to the greatest painters, photographers, and sculptors from medieval times to the present day ... throwing together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques"--Page following title page verso
The art museum( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians. Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope ... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended.-Library Journal. Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work."--Provided by publisher
Who travels sees more : artists, architects and archaeologists discover Egypt and the Near East( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ART = : discovering infinite connections in art history by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art= is a groundbreaking book that: offers fresh and unconventional ways of exploring visual culture from around the world through the lens of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's vast and unsurpassed collection. Ingeniously designed with color-coded sections and four ribbons to assist navigation and cross-referencing, this beautifully produced volume is an essential reference book for all interested in fine art, ancient cultures, fashion, design, photography, and the infinite connections in between."--back cover
The art book by Lee Beard( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an accessible, informative and fun A-Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day. It has been updated and expanded with 100 new works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, installations and performance art
Honar : the Afkhami collection of modern and contemporary Iranian art = Hunar-i mudirn va muʻāṣir-i Īrān az majmūʻah-i Afkhamī( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sumptuous volume features almost 250 contemporary artworks and a selection of medieval and early modern Islamic art - the heralded collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a prominent player at the cultural and regional front line of Middle Eastern art. Honar (meaning 'art' in Farsi, the language of Iran), includes works ranging from the disturbingly subversive to exquisitely inclusive, exhibiting the pain of exile, the querying of ideology, and the artistic insistence on personal independence"--Publisher's website
The Minnesota Pylos Project, 1990-98( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990 the University of Minnesota carried out an architectural survey of the standing remains of the Bronze Age Palace of Nestor, discovered by Carl Blegen in 1939 and excavated from 1952 to 1966. While the first stone-by-stone state plan of the building was being created, it became clear that some of the architectural assumptions about the structure and its history could not be correct. Over the next eight years the Blegen-period backfill covering the site was systematically removed so that a complete architectural plan could be prepared. The work was carried out using the protocols of an archaeological excavation. Although only backfill was removed, numerous unexpected finds were recovered, ranging from discarded Linear B tablets and wall painting fragments to roof tiles and pottery; in addition, a detailed study of the architecture revealed evidence for startling new conclusions about the structure of the palace and the history of the site
The art book by Lee Beard( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a new compact and portable format - the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world's great painters and sculptors. The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world. Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, this second edition is an updated and substantially expanded version of the hugely successful original book. An A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications and pairs brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multifaceted culture." --Publisher's website
Kunst in context : wereldgeschiedenis van stromingen en bewegingen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijvingen van 150 kunststromingen in relatie tot hun maatschappelijke en culturele context en de kunsthistorische traditie
La grande chronologie de l'art : une histoire mondiale des styles et des mouvements( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'époque actuelle à l'antiquité, un guide unique des styles et mouvements artistiques essentiels. - L'organisation originale et antéchronologique de ce livre montre comment le présent aide à comprendre le passé, comment les artistes se tournent vers ce dernier pour le réinterpréter. - Des pages entières de documents historiques, de photographies, de manchettes de journaux et d'autres objets éphémères évoquent les époques qui ont vu naître ces styles et ces mouvements. Une frise chronologique replace chaque courant artistique dans son contexte culturel, reconnectant ainsi l'art avec le monde réel. Des textes succincts rédigés par un panel d'universitaires, de conservateurs et de critiques. Une perspective globale qui révèle l'existence de liens étonnants entre les différents styles et mouvements artistiques, à travers les siècles et les traditions culturelles. Enrichi d'une abondante iconographie constituée de quelque 450 peintures, sculptures, photographies, vidéos et documents historiques
Se brûler les ailes : les mythes dans l'art, de l'art antique à l'art contemporain by James Cahill( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une étude sans précédent sur la manière dont la mythologie a inspiré les artistes depuis 2 500 ans
Ayios Stephanos : excavations at a Bronze Age and medieval settlement in southern Laconia by William Taylour( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the late Lord William Taylour / B.H.I.H. Stewart -- Introduction / R. Janko -- The Bronze Age architecture and stratigraphy / W.D. Taylour and R. Janko -- The Bronze Age burials / W.D. Taylour and R. Janko -- The Medieval architecture, stratigraphy and burials / W.D. Taylour and R. Janko -- The Early Helladic pottery / J.A. MacGillivray -- The Middle Helladic pottery with the Middle Helladic wares from Late Helladic deposits and the potters' marks / C. Zerner -- The Late Helladic pottery / P.A. Mountjoy -- The Medieval pottery / G.D.R. Sanders -- The Early Helladic small finds / E.C. Banks, E.B. French and R. Janko -- The Middle Helladic small finds, including a Linear A inscription / E.C. Banks with R. Janko -- The Late Helladic small finds / E.B. French with R. Janko -- The Roman, Medieval and Modern small finds, tiles and coins / G.D.R. Sanders and J. Motyka with R. Janko -- The human and other organic remains / C. Duhig ... [et al.] -- The regional geology and early settlement of the Helos Plain / J.L. Bintliff -- Summary and historical conclusions / R. Janko
De kunst van erotiek( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met als thema erotische kunst door de eeuwen heen, onder andere sculpturen, fotografie, schilderwerk en schetsen van bekende en minder bekende kunstenaars met informatie over de artiest en de achtergrond van het kunstwerk
Kunst im Wandel der Zeiten : die Entwicklung von Kunststilen weltweit( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Latin American & Caribbean art( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For abstracts see: Caribbean Abstracts, no. 11, 1999-2000 (2001); p. 111
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Art in time : a world history of styles and movements
Souvenirs and new ideas : travel and collecting in Egypt and the Near EastArt in time : a world history of styles and movementsBody of artFlying too close to the sun : myths in art from classical to contemporaryThe art bookThe art museumWho travels sees more : artists, architects and archaeologists discover Egypt and the Near EastART = : discovering infinite connections in art history
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Fortenberry, D.

English (79)

Dutch (2)

French (2)

German (1)