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Bann, Stephen

Works: 196 works in 441 publications in 1 language and 9,916 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: N6494.C64, 759.4
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The tradition of constructivism by Stephen Bann ( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clothing of Clio : a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and France by Stephen Bann ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parallel lines : printmakers, painters, and photographers in nineteenth-century France by Stephen Bann ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book focuses especially on pictorial reproduction involving painting, printmaking and photography in combination. Bann includes in the discussion the interweaving careers of Ingres and such contemporary painters as Vernet and Delaroche, such printmakers as lithographer Nicolas Charlet and engraver Luigi Calamatta and such pioneering photographers as Niepce, Daguerre and Robert Bingham. Setting the nineteenth-century issues of reproduction in the context of art history and theory, Bann also offers insights into the nature of art reproduction in our own era of radically changing reproduction technology."--BOOK JACKET
Interpreting contemporary art ( Book )
13 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays that provide valuable insights into the kaleidoscope of contemporary art
Experimental painting; construction, abstraction, destruction, reduction by Stephen Bann ( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true vine : on visual representation and the western tradition by Stephen Bann ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Delaroche : history painted by Stephen Bann ( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russian formalism; a collection of articles and texts in translation by Stephen Bann ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer by Yves Abrioux ( Book )
16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describing and illustrating the career of the diversely-talented visual artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, this book includes poems, short stories and photographs of non-printed materials, and analyzes a range of issues raised by Finlay's work
The repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse by Eik Kahng ( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today, repetitive imagery dominates all forms of visual experience, from the realm of advertising to the spaces of contemporary art. In this innovative project, the authors show that the phenomenon of repetition - often considered merely incidental to the age of mechanical reproduction - was a pervasive attribute of early modern painting long before its embrace by twentieth-century high modernism." "In works by David, Ingres, Delaroche, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and Matisse, the reader can compare closely related versions of some of the most familiar imagery of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The authors demonstrate that by making multiples of closely related subject matter in their paintings and in other media, these artists challenged an aesthetic based on the notion of an inimitable, unique masterpiece." "Through beautiful illustrations and essays by leading scholars, this book shows how repetition in early modern painting took on a complex, multivalent significance and that the traditional medium of painting remained undiminished despite the nineteenth-century invention of photography and film."--Jacket
Frankenstein, creation, and monstrosity ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Some of the most significant currents in modern intellectual and cultural history pass by way of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1816). By choosing in her book as a guiding theme the idea of the scientist who creates a monster, she both revives for the Romantic period the traditional link between scientific experiment and natural magic, and makes her own contribution to the debate on the difference between 'creation' and 'production' that was flourishing among the natural scientists of her time." "Frankenstein thus signals a remarkable integration of the broad issues of contemporary science and culture within the form of a popular fiction. In this way, it stands at the head of a productive tendency which is marked, over the coming century, by related works like Bram Stoker's Dracula and H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau. Common to all of these works is a fascination with the ethics of creation, and the phenomenon of monstrosity, which provokes intriguing questions about the place of the monster in Western visual culture."--BOOK JACKET
Ways around modernism by Stephen Bann ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the second volume of Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that 'curiosity', with its origins in the seventeenth-century world-view can be a valid concept for understanding some aspects of contemporary art that contest the modern, suggesting ways of sidetracking the modern by adopting a lengthier historical view
Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of Romanticism by Patrick J Noon ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art of the garden : the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden
Art and the early photographic album by Art and the Early Photographic Album ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the History of Art, Volume 77. This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute. The development of photography from the mid-nineteenth century onward transformed the conditions of appreciation, marketing, and distribution of works of art. The role of the photographic album in this history has not been previously explored in a published study. Here, in twelve collected essays, scholars discuss the many different types of albums that were pioneers in this change, the photographic processes they represent, and their relationship to older reproductive media, with examples drawn mainly from nineteenth-century France, Great Britain, and Germany
Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer by Yves Abrioux ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jannis Kounellis by Stephen Bann ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen Bann has not set out to write a conventional monograph about the artist. Rather, he looks at the underlying mechanisms in Kounellis's practice, suggesting the ways in which they are important in the broader context of late modernist art. He outlines the distinctive way in which Kounellis takes account of space as a necessary preliminary to working within it, and discusses the historical and cultural dimension to which Kounellis lays claim."--BOOK JACKET
The coral mind : Adrian Stokes's engagement with architecture, art history, criticism, and psychoanalysis ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painting history : Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey by Stephen Bann ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" with other major history paintings and preparatory sketches that made Delaroche's reputation during his lifetime. The authors also discuss varied visual and cross-cultural influences such as popular prints and theatre on his particular approach to depicting English history. Other inspirations are outlined, including the recent discovery that the probable model for Lady Jane Grey was a well-known Parisian actress, thus shedding further light on Delaroche's interest in theatre. This study is complemented by an essay by John Guy, the distinguished Tudor historian, who outlines the short life of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days, and the development of her enduring mythical status as an innocent martyr
Constructive context : [catalogue of] an exhibition selected from the Arts Council Collection by Stephen Bann by Arts Council of Great Britain ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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バン, スティーヴン
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