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Smith, Alison 1962-

Works: 43 works in 119 publications in 4 languages and 3,284 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Biography  Periodicals  Documentary films  Animated films  Short films 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter
Classifications: N6767.5.P7, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Alison Smith
Exposed : the Victorian nude ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 696 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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 490 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 )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 463 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 )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 363 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 )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 329 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 300 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 )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 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 )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbolist art in Poland : Poland and Britain c.1900 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 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
Wholphin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of live and animated short films and documentaries
A Victorian master : drawings by Frederic, Lord Leighton by Frederic Leighton Leighton of Stretton ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Victorian nude ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 36 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
John Everett Millais by Jason Rosenfeld ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was one of the most significant English painters of the nineteenth century. In this new study of the artist's life and work, author Rosenfeld demonstrates that the development of Millais's art was at the forefront of contemporary painting throughout his life and not just his earlier Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. This beautiful book includes 200 illustrations from Millais's best-loved work, archival material and a few surprises. And for the first time, Millais's landscapes, which influenced Van Gogh, and his portraits, which influenced Singer Sargent, are given due attention."--Publisher's website
British Symbolism and Polish Modernism, 1890-1918 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watercolour : [... on the occasion of the Exhibition Watercolour Tate Britain 16 February - 21 August 2011] ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnès Varda by Alison Smith ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques Rivette by Alison Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smith and Morrey take a thematic approach, offering detailed discussion of key elements of Rivette's film world, including games, conspiracy and jealousy as well as a study of what Rivette's cinema adds to our understanding of key theoretical concepts in film studies, such as narrative, space and adaptation
Museo de Arte de Ponce collection catalogue by Ponce Art Museum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Smit, Ėlison 1962-
English (86)
Spanish (1)
Japanese (1)
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