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Smith, Alison 1962-

Works: 36 works in 138 publications in 5 languages and 3,581 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Narrator
Classifications: N6767.5.P7, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alison Smith
Exposed : the Victorian nude ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The exposure of the body through representations of the nude was one of the most controversial issues in Victorian art. In an era that witnessed a broader audience for art and the development of new reproductive technologies, the nude was implicated in a variety of debates concerning public health and morals, which meant it could not be comfortably contained within the confines of high culture." "This illustrated publication surveys the full range of Victorian representations of female and male figures. While concentrating on painting, sculpture and drawing, it also explores the depiction of the body in other media, including photography, popular illustration and film, exposing issues of morality, sexuality and desire that remain relevant today."--BOOK JACKET
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design by T. J Barringer( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Effectively Britain's first modern art movement, the Brotherhood combined rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision, and imaginative grandeur. Today, the works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites' unflinchingly radical style, inspired by the purity of early Renaissance painting, defied convention, provoked critics, and entranced audiences. Many of their most famous paintings are featured, including Millais's Ophelia and Ford Madox Brown's The Last of England. This book also includes sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, the last of which shows the important role the Brotherhood played in the early development of the Arts and Crafts movement and the socialist ideas of the poet, designer, and theorist William Morris."--Publisher's website
The Victorian nude : sexuality, morality, and art by Alison Smith( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Controversy surrounding the nude in art is as strong now at the end of the twentieth century as it was during the nineteenth. Victorian paintings of the nude are still hidden from view in the storerooms of galleries and museums. In this major new work, Alison Smith unravels the fascinating background of this situation, and the paradox that the nude was both an image of high culture and an object of public moral outrage." "Smith reveals how images of the nude were used at all levels of Victorian culture, from prestigious high-art paintings through to photographs and popular entertainments; and discusses the many views as to whether these were legitimate forms of representation or, in fact, pornography and an incitement to unregulated sexual activity." "With many paintings published for the first time, the painters discussed and illustrated in this book include Etty, Leighton, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Millais, Watts and the women artists, Henrietta Rae and Anna Lea Merrit."--BOOK JACKET
Pre-Raphaelite vision : truth to nature by Allen Staley( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This authoritative and lavishly illustrated book explores a key theme within Victorian art and highlights an aspect of Pre-Raphaelitism that is often overlooked. Published to accompany a major touring exhibition Pre-Raphaelitie Vision: Truth to Nature is the first new study of landscape in Pre-Raphaelite painting for many years. It is an essential addition to the library of all those interested in Pre-Raphaelitism and the English landscape tradition."--BOOK JACKET
Watercolour by Alison Smith( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watercolour is a universal medium, used around the world by amateurs and children as well as by professional artists. This book explores the art of watercolour in Britain from its beginnings in the Middle Ages up to the present day. It includes classic works by artists including Turner, Girtin and Samuel Palmer
Millais by Jason Rosenfeld( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was the most talented, prolific and successful painter of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Following the break-up of this short-lived avant garde movement, he went on to become the most famous and successful, as well as one of the most creative, of all Victorian painters. He was unique in pioneering a new land of psychological realism in art, presenting human beings in complex situations from the past and present that engage the viewer's empathy." "Through the authors' engaging essays as well as the extensive colour illustrations, Millais emerges as an artist of extraordinary diversity and vitality whose art embraced a wide variety of subjects from inventive historical anecdotes to enigmatic character studies and brilliant society portraits. His magnificent late Scottish landscapes, shown here as a group for the first time for over a century, are unique in terms of their scale and expressive energy. Millais is revealed to be one of the most challenging and innovative artists of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian avant-garde by T. J Barringer( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Featuring painting, photography, sculpture and applied arts, this book examines both well-known masterpieces and lesser-known works
John Petts and the Caseg Press by Alison Smith( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tate Britain companion : a guide to British art by Penelope Curtis( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With entries on over 170 artworks representing the unrivaled collection at Tate Britain, this handbook provides a lively and informative introduction to the story of art in Britain over the last 500 years. Presented chronologically, the works provide a fascinating insight into British history as well as the evolution of British art
Symbolist art in Poland : Poland and Britain c.1900 ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to accompany a display at Tate Britain, this book will illustrate and explore the work of eight Polish artists who were leading figures in the Symbolist movement. Essays by Polish and British experts on the period will examine the influence of the work of these artists on their British contemporaries
The Victorian nude ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the Society for the Suppression of Vice prowled 19th-century England, the educated classes were learning to celebrate the naked body. Shielded by the Protestant Reformation from the great tradition of Catholic iconography, a country with no tradition of painting nudes was flooded with European art after the Napoleonic wars. Victorians were wary of the morally suspect French nude and so sought an ideal in English literature, notably Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser's ''Faerie Queene'' and in popular legend. This video catalog presents examples from the exhibition ''Exposed: The Victorian Nude, '' which ran at the Tate Britain in London from November 2001 through January 2002
A Victorian master : drawings by Frederic, Lord Leighton by Frederic Leighton Leighton of Stretton( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Everett Millais by Jason Rosenfeld( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Museo de Arte de Ponce collection catalogue by Ponce Art Museum( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British Symbolism and Polish Modernism, 1890-1918 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sleep of Arthur in Avalon by Edward Coley Burne-Jones( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preraffaelliti : l'utopia delle bellezza ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
News in review ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series which presents stories from news coverage on the National in more depth and detail than given during the actual broadcast
The poor man's picture gallery : stereoscopy versus paintings in the Victorian era : an exploration of the connection between stereo cards and paintings, and other popular Victorian media by Denis Pellerin( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains high-definition printed reproductions of well-known Victorian paintings in the Tate Gallery, and compares them with related stereo cards - photographs of scenes featuring real actors and models, staged to tell the same story as the corresponding paintings
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Alternative Names
Smit, Ėlison 1962-
English (111)
German (5)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)