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Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Overview
Works: 266 works in 501 publications in 1 language and 31,838 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Pictorial works 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Compiler
Classifications: N7445, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake by G. E Bentley( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Blake's wife once said of him: "I have very little of Mr. Blake's company; he is always in Paradise". This illustrated biography of the great English artist, poet and mystic brings us very much into Blake's company, presenting, often in the words of his contemporaries, everything that is known of his life and times."--Jacket
The paintings of James McNeill Whistler by Andrew McLaren Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses on art by Joshua Reynolds( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new sculpture by Susan Beattie( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth-century interior decoration in England, France, and Holland by Peter Thornton( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwen John : with a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and a selection of the drawings by Cecily Langdale( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
The later paintings and drawings of John Constable by Graham Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers from about 1817 onwards
The paintings and drawings of William Blake by Martin Butlin( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Houses of Parliament by M. H Port( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval London houses by John Schofield( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative book is the first comprehensive study of domestic buildings in London from about 1200 to the Great Fire in 1666. John Schofield describes houses and such related buildings as almshouses, taverns, inns, shops, and livery company halls, drawing on evidence from surviving buildings, archaeological excavations, documents, panoramas, drawn surveys and plans, contemporary descriptions, and later engravings and photographs
The paintings of J.M.W. Turner by Martin Butlin( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Thomas Gainsborough : "a little business for the eye" by Michael Rosenthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Rosenthal provides a lively account of Gainsborough's varied life and diverse artworks. Rosenthal also examines for the first time the artist's oeuvre as a whole and how the trajectory of his career reflected the problems, dilemmas and situations that were common to other painters of his time. This book sets Gainsborough's art within its social and cultural contexts, shedding new light on the art worlds of London and the English provinces and on the ways in which Gainsborough's painting would have been seen and understood by his contemporaries." "The book begins by charting the geography and professional tactics of a career that took Gainsbourgh from London to Suffolk, Bath and eventually back to London. Rosenthal looks at such wide-ranging topics as how artists manipulated the press, the issue of likeness in portraiture, how rivalries between painters were handled in public and private, and the pressures of the public exhibition. The second part of the book explores the manifestations of Gainsborugh's aesthetic in portraiture, landscape painting and paintings of sensibility. Rosenthal concludes with a discussion of the problem of defining a role and proper form for the fine arts at a time of rapid social change and innovation."--Jacket
Richard Norman Shaw by Andrew Saint( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Captain Cook's voyages by Rüdiger Joppien( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of J.M.W. Turner by Martin Butlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and the perception of nature : British landscape art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by Charlotte Klonk( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated, and drawing on a wealth of unfamiliar material, both written and pictorial, this is a book that will make a distinctive contribution to art history. Its bold interpretation and interdisciplinary approach will also make it of great interest to anyone concerned with this crucial period in British cultural and intellectual history
Alfred Gilbert by Richard Dorment( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Holman Hunt and typological symbolism by George P Landow( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, first published in 1979, Landow contends that Hunt's version of Pre-Raphaelitism concerned itself primarily with an elaborate system of painterly symbolism rather than with a photographic realism as has been usually supposed. Like Ruskin, Hunt believed that a symbolism based on scriptural typology - the method of finding anticipations of Christ in Hebrew history - could produce an ideal art that would solve the problems of Victorian painting. According to Hunt, this elaborate symbolism could simultaneously avoid the dangers of materialism inherent in a realistic style, the dead
James McNeill Whistler : drawings, pastels, and watercolours : a catalogue raisonné by Margaret F MacDonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter, etcher, draughtsman, lithographer, watercolourist, and author of critical essays and aphorisms, James McNeill Whistler had a tremendous influence on the art and aesthetics of his era. Born in Massachusetts in 1834, he settled in London when he was twenty-five years old and for the next four decades produced hundreds of highly acclaimed (and sometimes highly criticised) works. His prodigious output and proficiency, along with his eccentricities, polemics, and arguments with critics, won him wide recognition. This catalogue raisonne of Whistler's drawings, pastels and watercolours makes available many of his works that have never before been exhibited or published and vividly demonstrates the wide range of his art. His drawings reveal the everyday working out of his ideas and note the world as it passed by Whistler with vigour and humour. The pastels include sensitive portraits, vigorous studies of models in the studio, and detailed views of Venetian palaces. The watercolours, perhaps his finest works, catch the subtle colours of northern skies and ever-changing seascapes
The Pre-Raphaelite landscape by Allen Staley( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this completely revised and updated second edition, Staley takes into account important paintings that have recently come to light, as well as current understandings of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and its legacy. The author provides a comprehensive account of the background and formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the role of landscape in major Pre-Raphaelite figurative paintings, and the emergence and impact of a school of Pre-Raphaelite landscape painting as well as its place in the wider tradition of British landscape painting ... The important Pre-Raphaelite figures, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, and Ford Madox Brown, are discussed, as are the main landscape specialists affected by the movement: Thomas Seddon, George Price Boyce, John William Inchbold, and John Brett. Attention is paid to the significant influence of John Ruskin and his active involvement with many of the artists." "This spectacular volume, enhanced by over 150 colour illustrations, is the definitive study of its subject and will provide both visual and intellectual stimulation for anyone drawn to the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its followers"--Jacket
 
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The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake
Alternative Names

controlled identityPaul Mellon Foundation for British Art

Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Mellon Foundation for British Art

Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art.

Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art

Paul Mellon foundation for studies in British art

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English (100)

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The paintings of James McNeill WhistlerDiscourses on artMedieval London housesThe paintings of J.M.W. TurnerThe art of Thomas Gainsborough : "a little business for the eye"Richard Norman ShawScience and the perception of nature : British landscape art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuriesJames McNeill Whistler : drawings, pastels, and watercolours : a catalogue raisonnéThe Pre-Raphaelite landscape