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Spike, John T.

Overview
Works: 372 works in 689 publications in 5 languages and 10,642 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Conference proceedings  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND623.M43, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John T Spike
Caravaggio : a life by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accompanying CD-ROM : "contains a file named CARAVA.pdf, which contains a searchable catalogue of the autograph, atrributed, and lost works of ... Caravaggio, with listings of selected copies, and a comprehensive bibliography and list of exhibitions, in .pdf ..."
Young Michelangelo : the path to the Sistine : [a biography] by John T Spike ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spike covers the full range of Michelangelo's early years and explores the overwhelming influence that his charismatic personality had upon his contemporaries and followers. He traces Michelangelo's development into a master sculptor, probes his involvement in the most troubling controversies of his age, and recreates Florence and Rome with vivid sketches
Fra Angelico by John T Spike ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400?-1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy. Fra Angelico's painting has been beloved for centuries since as an emblem of the flowering genius of quattrocento Florence. In his engaging new appraisal, John Spike reveals the unexpectedly innovative qualities of Angelico's art, including his use of linear and geometric perspective (even
Masaccio by Luciano Berti ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bold and realistic, the narrative power of Masaccio's entire body of work is explored in this elegant volume. In just seven years before his death at the age of twenty-six, Masaccio (1401-1428) developed a fully naturalistic and dramatic style that inaugurated Renaissance painting. His best-known work is the fresco cycle in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence (painted with Masolino), one of the world's artistic landmarks. Recently restored, these frescoes - with all of Masaccio's other works - are shown in stunning detail in this volume. An opening essay places the painter in his historical and art-historical context, emphasizing Masaccio's innovations. The second part of the book presents two dozen important paintings in full-spread or full-page reproductions with enlarged details and annotated brief essays for each. The last section is an illustrated catalogue raisonne of all of Masaccio's works, from the frescoes on public view in the Brancacci Chapel to other panels in Europe and the United States. John T. Spike's lucid, authoritative text traces Masaccio's artistic development with particular attention to the artist's connection to Donatello and Brunelleschi. He proposes a new reading of the iconography of the influential Brancacci Chapel, and discusses the extent of Filippino Lippi's over-painting in the chapel, based on information gleaned from recent ultraviolet and infrared photography that appears in this volume. Comprehensive and engaging, this profusely illustrated exploration of Masaccio's genius opens new lines of inquiry that will be explored for decades to come
Fairfield Porter, an American classic by John T Spike ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates the life and career of the twentieth century realist who expressed radical views in his 1930's cityscapes as well as creating airy landscapes of Southhampton and Maine
Fairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastels by Joan Ludman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) is one of the great American artists of the postwar period. His work is widely loved for its lyricism and apparently realist subject matter: still lifes, studio and other interiors, landscapes in Southampton, N.Y., and Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, and portraits - including his many friends among the leading poets and artists of the New York School. Yet he was as concerned with color, light, paint handling, and composition as the Abstract Expressionists. The "natural" look of his paintings was achieved after a lifetime spent at his craft. In line with a long American tradition, Porter's art insists on the concrete and the specific rather than on the European heritage of the ideal and the general." "This project documents every known painting by Porter, more than 1,300 in all, dating from 1924 to 1975. Three essays by leading authorities place the work in the context of Porter's biography and ideology: "The Thought behind the Painting" by Rackstraw Downes; "An American Painter 'Dense with Experience'" by William C. Agee; and "A Life in Art" by John T. Spike. This definitive reference also includes a Chronology, Selected Bibliography, list of Museum and Corporate Collections, and Index."--BOOK JACKET
A history of Western art : from prehistory to the 20th century by Antony Mason ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of Western art history, from cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. Includes more than 250 full-color reproductions of artworks, details, photographs, and documents
Giuseppe Maria Crespi and the emergence of genre painting in Italy by John T Spike ( Book )
14 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian Baroque paintings from New York private collections by John T Spike ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian still life paintings from three centuries by John T Spike ( Book )
14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian masters of the seventeenth century by Paolo Bellini ( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 43
Baroque portraiture in Italy : works from North American collections : The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, December 7, 1984-February 3, 1985, Wadsworth Atheneum, March 20-May 20, 1985 by John T Spike ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sense of pleasure : a collection of still life paintings by John T Spike ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a visually stunning collection of 71 European still life paintings dating from the 17th and 18th century and expresses the variety, abundance, nourishment, and pleasures nature has to offer
Italian paintings in the Cincinnati Art Museum by Cincinnati Art Museum ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian masters of the sixteenth century by Madeline Cirillo Archer ( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formerly vol. 15 (Part 3)
Mattia Preti : catalogo ragionato dei dipinti = catalogue raisonné of the paintings by John T Spike ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Mattia Preti. Each of the 453 entries includes archival sources, bibliography, exhibition history and provenance as well as a black and white illustration. Lost works and rejected attributions are also covered. Text is in English and Italian
Italian masters of the seventeenth century by Paolo Bellini ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formerly vol. 19 (Part 2)
Caravaggio : Still life with fruit on a stone ledge by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban Larsson : paintings, 1991-2006 by Urban Larsson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Urban Larsson is a traditional painter. For the last 10 years he has lived in Amsterdam. Larsson, born in 1966 in Stockholm, is a prolific painter who not only paints portraits, but also still lifes, landscapes and nudes. His portraits show psychological insights and accurate characterisation. His studio catches light from the north and is a much-frequented spot for people looking for classical but non-photographic portraiture. Through his working methods Larsson is directly linked to the great portrait painters and studios of the nineteenth century and he prepares his materials and paint using the time-tested techniques of previous centuries. This book contains an overview of his work."--BOOK JACKET
A connoisseur's guide to the Met : the best of the Metropolitan Museum in four 1 hour tours by Paul David Magriel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Spike, John.
Spike, John, 1951-
Languages
English (183)
Italian (14)
French (5)
German (4)
Spanish (1)
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