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Smith, Alison 1962-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 219 publications in 5 languages and 4,394 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Documentary films  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, wat, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Narrator
Classifications: N6767.5.P7, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alison Smith
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design by T. J Barringer( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 831 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
Exposed : the Victorian nude( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 513 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."--Jacket
The Victorian nude : sexuality, morality, and art by Alison Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 486 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."--Jacket
Pre-Raphaelite vision : truth to nature by Allen Staley( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 389 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."--Jacket
Watercolour by Tate Britain (Gallery)( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 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 )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 335 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."--Jacket
Exposed : the Victorian nude by Alison Smith( Book )

24 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 292 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."--Back cover
Artist and empire : facing Britain's imperial past by Alison Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past thirty years, our ideas about the cultures of Empire have been transformed. Contemporary reflections on Empire by writers and artists are widely published and displayed, and museums have witnessed a growing number of exhibitions devoted to aspects of the rich and varied visual culture that emerged in places under British governance, from the Americas to India and Australasia. And yet, since the vast Imperial exhibitions of the early twentieth-century there has been no wide-ranging presentation of the objects made across the British Empire. This publication, which accompanies a major Tate Britain exhibition, fills that gap. Through broad groupings within thematic chapters -- Mapping, Collecting, History, Portraiture, Cultural Exchange and the Return of Empire -- leading scholars focus on how particular objects tell the history of life under British rule. Paintings by well-known artists such as John Singer Sargent and Sidney Nolan are illustrated alongside Benin bronze heads and Mughal miniatures in a survey that ranges from sixteenth century colonialism through to the projection of Britain's imperial might in the late nineteenth century to its decline in the post-war era. Exploring how artists have represented and critiqued the diverse places, people and events that make up the legacy of Empire, our expert authors have created a vital book on a subject of broad contemporary interest."--Publisher's description
John Petts and the Caseg Press by Alison Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Petts (1914-1991) is one of the outstanding wood-engravers of the twentieth century. His prints featuring Welsh mountains and the people who live amongst them reflect his deep concern for the history of the land and are distinguished by his profound understanding of the physical and psychological properties of light. Extensively illustrated, John Petts and the Caseg Press spans the entire career of this reclusive artist and offers the first account of the private press he founded in Snowdonia in 1937."--BOOK JACKET
The Victorian nude( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorians were obsessed by the nude in art. For many nineteenth- century painters and sculptors, the naked body, both male and female, was central to exotic historical fantasies and elaborate allegories of imperial power. In such contexts the classical nude could be seen as a moral and spiritual ideal. Yet inevitably the nude was also associated with sensuous indulgence and base passions. In an enlightening introduction to the subject, sumptuously filmed at Tate Britain, curator Alison Smith explores the contradictions of Victorian attitudes to the nude. She considers the aspirations of artists who sought to create a specifically English idea of the nude, the differences between paintings for public display and private enjoyment, the spectacular "sensation nudes" of the later Victorian years, and the new ways of depicting the naked human form that emerged around 1900. Central to Alison Smith's discussion are considerations of important individual works by William Etty, William Blake Richmond, Annie Swynnerton, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, Frederic Leighton, John Henry Tuke and William Orpen. Their sensual, vibrant paintings and sculptures remain strikingly fresh and, often, sexy. At the same time, they prompt provocative questions about desire and images of the body
Tate Britain companion : a guide to British art by Penelope Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 152 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
Collected plays, poems and the Aran Islands by J. M Synge( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolist art in Poland : Poland and Britain c.1900 by Tate Britain (Gallery)( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 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 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 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
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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Everett Millais by Jason Rosenfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preraffaelliti : l'utopia della bellezza( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists and empire : facing Britain's imperial past( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through broad groupings within thematic chapters, leading scholars focus on how particular objects tell the history of life under British rule. Paintings by well-known artists such as John Singer Sargent and Sidney Nolan are illustrated alongside Benin bronze heads and Mughal miniatures in a survey that ranges from 16th century colonialism through to the projection of Britain's imperial might in the late 19th century to its decline in the post-war era
Museo de Arte de Ponce collection catalogue by Ponce Art Museum( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 16 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Exposed : the Victorian nude
Alternative Names
Smit, Ėlison 1962-

Languages
English (169)

German (5)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
The Victorian nude : sexuality, morality, and artPre-Raphaelite vision : truth to natureWatercolourMillaisExposed : the Victorian nudeJohn Petts and the Caseg PressThe Victorian nudeCollected plays, poems and the Aran IslandsSymbolist art in Poland : Poland and Britain c.1900