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Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) 1775-1851

Works: 2,799 works in 5,760 publications in 9 languages and 103,256 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Art  Catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Poetry  Pictorial works  Textbooks  Juvenile works 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Collector, Composer, Correspondent
Classifications: ND497.T8, 759.2
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Turner by Graham Reynolds ( Book )
135 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"J. M. W. Turner was a painter whose treatment of light put him squarely in the pantheon of the world's preeminent artists, but his character was a tangle of fascinating contradictions. While he could be coarse and rude, manipulative, ill-mannered, and inarticulate, he was also generous, questioning, and humane, and he displayed through his work a hitherto unrecognized optimism about the course of human progress. With two illegitimate daughters and several mistresses whom Turner made a career of not including in his public life, the painter was also known for his entrepreneurial cunning, demanding and receiving the highest prices for his work." "Over the course of sixty years, Turner traveled thousands of miles to seek out the landscapes of England and Europe. He was drawn overwhelmingly to coasts, to the electrifying rub of the land with the sea, and he regularly observed their union from the cliff, the beach, the pier, or from a small boat. Fueled by his prodigious talent, Turner revealed to himself and others the personality of the British and European landscapes and the moods of the surrounding seas. He kept no diary, but his many sketchbooks are intensely autobiographical, giving clues to his techniques, his itineraries, his income and expenditures, and his struggle to master the theories of perspective." "In Turner, James Hamilton takes advantage of new material discovered since the 1975 bicentennial celebration of the artist's birth, paying particular attention to the diary of sketches with which Turner narrated his life. Hamilton's textured portrait is fully complemented by a sixteen-page illustrations insert, including many color reproductions of Turner's most famous landscape paintings. Seamlessly blending vibrant biography with astute art criticism, Hamilton writes with energy, style, and erudition to address the contradictions of this great artist."--BOOK JACKET
J.M.W. Turner : a wonderful range of mind by John Gage ( Book )
34 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book reveals the extent to which Turner wanted his paintings to communicate intellectually as well as emotionally; and how intensely involved he was with the culture of his times, using landscape as a vehicle for the deepest ruminations on society, politics and the human condition." "Sam Smiles discusses and illustrates the whole range of Turner's work, tracking his career from the 1790s to the 1840s, exploring the themes that motivated him and explaining his importance for subsequent generations."--Jacket
Joseph Mallord William Turner by John Walker ( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 94 illustrations of the most significant oil paintings, watercolors, engravings, and drawings of Turner's lifeworks
The paintings of J.M.W. Turner by Martin Butlin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.M.W. Turner: his life and work; a critical biography by Jack Lindsay ( Book )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In straightforward fashion, Ackroyd outlines the career of this remarkable man, who progressed rapidly from his early years as a student at the Royal Academy to prominence as one of England's foremost painters, creating dramatic works in which he explored the glowing effects of light fused with air, water, fire and steam. Turner's paintings, which often approach abstraction, astounded and shocked his critics, causing some to say he was a madman, an assessment reinforced by his eccentric, irascible character. Ackroyd shows how the artist, who never married and lived all his life with his father ₂though he had secret liaisons and two illegitimate daughters₂was obsessed with his art, but was also an astute businessman, opening his own gallery in London when he was only 29, cultivating prosperous patrons and speculating in land and houses, all the while turning out a multitude of dazzling oil paintings, watercolors and engravings. This is a short but intriguing introduction to the life and output of an artist who claimed that he knew of "no genius but the genius of hard work." Publishers Weekly
Turner : the great watercolours by Eric Shanes ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is published to accompany the Royal Academy's unparalleled survey of Turner's watercolours
Turner in his time by Andrew Wilton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.M.W. Turner : romantic painter of the industrial revolution by William S Rodner ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner's Venice by Lindsay Stainton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner on the Thames : river journeys in the year 1805 by David Hill ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.M.W. Turner, 1775-1851 : the world of light and colour by Michael Bockemühl ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years before impressionism, J.W.M. Turner brought a sense of light and a lightness of brush to landscape painting that have remained unequaled. In an eponymous collection documenting this year's exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, editor and curator Michael Lloyd has assembled 150 color illustrations and 10 scholarly yet accessible essays, which together serve as an introduction to the career of this great artist
TurnerWhistlerMonet : impressionist visions by Katharine Jordan Lochnan ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Den engelske maler William Turners (1775-1851) indflydelse på den amerikansk-engelske maler James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) og den franske maler Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner, 1775-1851 by Tate Gallery ( Book )
26 editions published between 1947 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruskin, Turner, and the pre-Raphaelites by Robert Hewison ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner and Venice by Ian Warrell ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalog of an exhibition by Tate Britain in association with the Kimbell Art Museum
The poems by Samuel Rogers ( Book )
20 editions published between 1834 and 1854 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.M.W. Turner, "that greatest of landscape painters" : watercolors from London museums by Richard P Townsend ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalog if an exhibition held at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla., Feb.28-April 12, 1998
J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1775-1851 : a catalogue of drawings and watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Fitzwilliam Museum ( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner's painting techniques by Joyce Townsend ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey and scientific analysis of J.M.W. Turner's oils and watercolours, combined with documentary research, shows that the artist experimented with new pigments and paint formulations throughout his life, as well as taking an interest in scientific t
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Alternative Names
J. M. W. Turner
J. M. W. Turner, R. A.
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Tarner, Tzozeph Mallornt Ouilliam.
Tarner, Tzozeph Mallornt Ouilliam, 1775-1851
Terner, Dzhozef Mallord Uilʹi︠a︡m
Terner, Dzhozef Mallord Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1775-1851
Tērners, Džozefs Melords Viljams, 1775-1851
Tʻou-na, 1775-1851
Tʻou-na, Yüeh-se-fu Ma-lo-te Wei-lien
Tʻou-na, Yüeh-se-fu Ma-lo-te Wei-lien, 1775-1851
Tou-na, Yueh-se-fu Ma-lo-te Wei-lien, (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851
Turner 1775-1851
Turner, J.
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Tŭrnŭr, Dzhouzef Mŭlord Uili︠a︡m
Tŭrnŭr, Dzhouzef Mŭlord Uili︠a︡m, 1775-1851
Тёрнер, Джозеф Мэллорд Уильям, 1775-1851
טרנר, ג׳וזף מאלור ויליאם
טרנר, ג׳וזף מאלור ויליאם, 1775־1851
טרנר, ויליאם, 1775-1851
טרנר, וילים, 1775-1851
ターナー, J. M. W
ターナー, ウィリアム
ターナー, ジョーゼフ
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