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Levey, Michael

Overview
Works: 233 works in 1,148 publications in 15 languages and 25,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Portraits  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, zxx, Other
Classifications: N6846, B
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Most widely held works about Michael Levey
 
Most widely held works by Michael Levey
A concise history of painting, from Giotto to Cézanne by Michael Levey( Book )

129 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de plus de trois cents peintres et des commentaires sur cette période (du début de la Renaissance italienne au post-impressionnisme) illustrés par plus de cinq cents reproductions en couleurs
Rococo to Revolution; major trends in eighteenth-century painting by Michael Levey( Book )

78 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Levey, former Director of the National Gallery in London, traces the major trends of European painting in the eighteenth century, taking as his theme the exciting evolution--and revolution--that took place in art from Watteau's birth to the death of Goya
Painting in XVIII century Venice by Michael Levey( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence : a portrait by Michael Levey( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He leads us from the medievalism of The Divine Comedy to the robust world of the Decameron, through plague and flood and fire to art triumphant in the buildings of Brunelleschi and the sculpture of Donatello. His book shows us Florence not just in its ascendancy and at its height, but also in its less familiar years and guises, from the sixteenth century through nineteenth, as limited democracy gave way to oligarchy, then autocracy, and the last strokes of decoration and decay created the city we know today
Early Renaissance by Michael Levey( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the Renaissance? - Men of renown - Humanism and humanity - Uses of antiquity - New Earth and New Heaven
Art and architecture of the eighteenth century in France by Wend von Kalnein( Book )

20 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789 by Michael Levey( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius and talent combine to render both brilliant and varied the image of painting and sculpture in France in the last years of the ancien regime. The outpouring of creative activity and of inspired patronage, both public and private was then unparalleled elsewhere. Gifted exponents of sculpture include the Coustou, Michel-Ange Slodtz, and Caffieri, besides the better-known Falconet, Pigalle, and Houdon: their often monumental work provides a salutary reminder of the seriousness of intention in an age often still stereotyped as frivolous and lightweight. In painting, Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others were appreciated at least as much as Boucher, and portraiture, genre, and still life were all well served. The era may have opened with Watteau and the fete galante, but it closed with a revival of history painting, and with an artistic revolutionary in the person of David. Bringing new insights and information to bear on the work of the great French artists and sculptors of the eighteenth century, Levey has created a book that is at once beautiful and instructive
Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art by Michael Levey( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting at court by Michael Levey( Book )

19 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concentrating on six very varied European courts, the book deals with the very various types of paintings fostered by rulers between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries ... and the rise in status of the artist at court ... More than 200 illustrations, seven in colour"--Cover
A history of Western art by Michael Levey( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life & death of Mozart by Michael Levey( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Ottoman art by Michael Levey( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Renaissance by Michael Levey( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Walter Pater by Michael Levey( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty works of English and American literature we could do without by Brigid Brophy( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why pick on 'Hamlet' when there are so many other 'classics' which deserve deflation?" This question is answered in the authors' introductory note - "We haven't bothered with stuffed owls ... All the works dealt with are revered or treated as required reading" - and in the essay on "Hamlet" and forty-nine other supposed masterpieces. Most people have at some time put up with the boring, the pretentious and the badly wirtten because they have been taught reverence for "classics". The authors claim that their fifty "victims" have been overpraised for so long that the massice critical reputation surrounding each constitutes a serious obstacle blocking approaches to other greater works. The purpose of their book is to re-open these approaches
Essays on Dürer by C. R. (Ed.) Dowell( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dürer by Michael Levey( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the artist, including reproductions of some of his most celebrated works
The painter depicted : painters as a subject in painting by Michael Levey( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later Italian pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen by Michael Levey( Book )

17 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Lawrence by Michael Levey( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) was the most gifted and successful British portrait painter in the generation following Gainsborough and Reynolds, and his pre-eminence was publicly confirmed when he was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1820 ... This book is the first sustained study of the work of Lawrence to be published for many years ..."--Inside front cover jacket
 
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Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art
Alternative Names
Levey, M. F.

Levey, M. F. 1927-

Levey, Michael

Levey, Michael Vincent

Levey, Michael Vincent 1927-2008

Levey Michel 1927-2008

Levi, Majkl

Michael Levey britischer Kunsthistoriker

Michael Levey British art historian

レヴィ, マイケル

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Rococo to Revolution; major trends in eighteenth-century paintingPainting in XVIII century VeniceFlorence : a portraitEarly RenaissancePainting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and artHigh RenaissanceThe painter depicted : painters as a subject in paintingSir Thomas Lawrence