WorldCat Identities

Beck, James H.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 301 publications in 7 languages and 8,616 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  History  Case studies  Drawings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: ND623.R2, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by James H Beck, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by James H Beck
Raphael by Raphael ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den italienske maler Rafael (1483-1520)
Italian Renaissance painting by James H Beck ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art restoration : the culture, the business and the scandal by James H Beck ( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors discuss the recent restoration of three Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the high points - and perhaps now also one of the tragedies - in the history of Western art. New evidence is presented of what has been done, and why, and it is certain to be controversial. Also examined are the restoration policies of the National Gallery and, so far as they can be learned from what the Gallery is prepared to reveal, their effects. These will prove controversial too. The authors enquire into the social, cultural and, increasingly, commercial factors that underlie the recent spate of restorations which have produced what amounts to a restoration establishment with its own networks, priorities and interests. Last, they offer hope not only that change is possible but also that the need for change is beginning to be recognized, and they put forward ideas for hastening the process
Three worlds of Michelangelo by James H Beck ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The personalities of artists often lie hidden behind veils of fact, myth, and hearsay. Seizing on clues found in hundreds of contemporary documents, many in the artist's own hand, a scholar-detective redefines Michelangelo from his earliest relationships to the days of his heroic labor on the Sistine Chapel. In James Beck's account, three men perceived and helped shape Michelangelo's creative powers. His stern father, Lodovico, instilled in him a rigorous work ethic. Their relationship, however, would be defined by bitterness: Lodovico longed for his son to train for a lucrative occupation, perhaps as a merchant or a lawyer, vigorously opposing Michelangelo's desire to become a painter. Even after Michelangelo achieved fame, he wrote Lodovico that "all the difficulties I have undergone, I always did for your love." At a critical juncture in Michelangelo's youth, support came from the most powerful man in Florence, the imperious ruler Lorenzo de'Medici. In his late twenties, Michelangelo began his third crucial alliance, this time with the recently elected Pope Julius II, in Rome. Three Worlds of Michelangelo offers an entirely new approach to understanding the mind, temperament, and sexuality of an unparalleled artist who, even in his own time, was called divine
Raphael : the Stanza della Segnatura by James H Beck ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo's rules of painting : an unconventional approach to modern art by James H Beck ( Book )
13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michelangelo : the Medici Chapel by James H Beck ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografisk billedværk om Michelangelo Buonarrotis (1475-1564) gravkapel for medicierne i Firenze
Michelangelo : a lesson in anatomy by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates the master's system of fashioning the human body
Jacopo della Quercia, sculptor by Charles Seymour ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raphael before Rome by James H Beck ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masaccio, the documents by James H Beck ( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacopo della Quercia e il portale di San Petronio a Bologna by James H Beck ( Book )
10 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liber tertius de ingeneis ac edifitiis non usitatis by Mariano Taccola ( Book )
11 editions published in 1969 in Latin and Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Duccio to Raphael : connoisseurship in crisis by James H Beck ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tyranny of the detail : contemporary art in an urban setting by James H Beck ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un occhio su Michelangelo : le tombe dei Medici nella Sagrestia nuova di S. Lorenzo a Firenze dopo il restauro by James H Beck ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Italian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ilaria del Carretto : di Jacopo della Quercia by James H Beck ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italiaanse renaissanceschilderkunst by James H Beck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raffael by James H Beck ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die drei Welten des Michelangelo by James H Beck ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Beck, J. H.
Beck, J. H. (James Henry)
Beck, J. H. (James Henry), 1930-2007
Beck, James.
Beck, James, 1930-....
Beck, James 1930-2007
Beck, James H.
Beck, James Henry
Beck, James Henry, 1930-2007
Beck, Jim 1930-2007
ベック, ジェームズ・H
Languages
English (139)
Italian (26)
German (6)
Latin (6)
French (5)
Hungarian (1)
Dutch (1)
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