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Harrison, Martin 1945-

Works: 157 works in 569 publications in 4 languages and 10,094 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Biography  Sources  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Singer, win, zxx, Curator
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Harrison
In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting by Martin Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aid of over 250 source images and documents, this text reveals how photographs, film, mass-media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting and, in particular, how 'lens-based images' helped to trigger the most significant turning point in his stylistic development
Burne-Jones by Martin Harrison( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the work of twentieth-century painter Francis Bacon, particularly his depiction of the human figure, with essays and over two hundred full-color plates as well as photographs, imagery from films, and magazine tear sheets
Appearances : fashion photography since 1945 by Martin Harrison( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelite paintings and graphics by Martin Harrison( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : incunabula by Martin Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1949 Francis Bacon found his subject - the human body - and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead he appropriated images from the mass media that he manipulated into his 'studies'. His paintings bore witness to the shattered psychology of the time and shot him to a prominence that hardly diminished over the next fifty years, and that continues to rise." "This book presents many of the 'working documents' about which Bacon was entirely secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process. Culled from thousands of pieces of original material found in his studio, including newspapers, magazines, books and photographs, these items have each been exhaustively and minutely researched, providing for the first time comprehensive details of the artist's sources. This base material - folded, torn, clipped and spattered with paint - underwent an alchemical transformation frond mundane matter into new images." "Nearly all previously unseen, these visually thrilling documents demonstrate Bacon's tactile, visceral relationship with his sources, and his unerring eye for seeking out visual stimulation in the most unexpected places. His paintings emerged from a dialogue between great art of the past and photographic imagery of the present: and, as a painter of the transient, his work also shared the pulse and flicker of his other significant inspiration, early cinema. His fascination with medium itself - the texture of paint, the quality of newsprint, the techniques of mechanical reproduction of both the still and moving image - throws light on the nature of Bacon's points of contact with the twentieth century."--Jacket
David Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969 by Martin Harrison( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full story of Bailey's life and work from 1957-1969 is told in this account. It follows his progress through his first photographic experiences, through his dealing with rock legends to his relationships with leading models and actresses
Elvis Presley 1956 by Marvin Israel( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transition : the London art scene in the fifties by Martin Harrison( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, art historian Martin Harrison brings the London of the fifties to life, in all its vigour & fertility. Ranging from painting to sculpture & from photography to architecture, he portrays a city in intellectual & artistic ferment
Francis Bacon : five decades by Francis Bacon( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after the artist's death, this new publication presents a timely and rich overview of the life and work of Francis Bacon. The book includes some 60 paintings as well as photographs, ephemera and archival material largely drawn from the artist's studio. An introduction and four essays by international experts look at specific aspects of Bacon's work, from detailed analysis of archival material to a study of the influences of Marcel Duchamp. The paintings divide into a thematic chronology of five decades: the 1940s, which looks at the figure studies closely related to Bacon's famous Three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion; the 1950s, where his work is informed by Velázquez and van Gogh, but is also dominated by ambiguous, shadowy figures in sombre tones; the 1960s and 70s, which focus on the portraits and subsequent memorials to Bacon's lover George Dyer, who died in 1971; the 1980s, while calmer and more naturalistic, reveal more haunted works which make reference to classical mythology and epic poetry. Each decade is defined by influences in his life and motifs which form part of an evolving pictorial language
The unseen Beatles by Bob Whitaker( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bailey - locations : the 1970s archive by Martin Harrison( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the decade, Bailey determined to photograph peoples and places across the world that fascinated him. Alongside these photographs, this volume presents images from his 1970s fashion sittings (featuring Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree and Anjelica Huston), as well as his portraits of subjects ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Margaret Thatcher and Mother Teresa. His acclaimed television documentaries on Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Luchino Visconti provided yet more opportunities for compelling stills"--Amazon
Parkinson, photographs, 1935-1990 by Martin Harrison( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lillian Bassman by Lillian Bassman( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the 1950s and the early 1960s, fashion photographer Lillian Bassman worked with fashion magazines to create a potent vision of women's lingerie: brassieres and bodices; corsets and girgles; camisoles and chemises; nightgowns and pajamas. This book provides a collection of sensual images from Lillian Bassman
Young meteors : British photojournalism, 1957-1965 by Martin Harrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the previously untold story of the emergence of a new generation of British photographers who were obscured by the myths of the Swinging Sixties. Some of them like David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Don McCullin became celebrities. Others, who made a huge contribution to the magazine world of the time, are little known.[book cover]
Black and white memories : photographs, 1948-1969 by David Bailey( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian stained glass by Martin Harrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : a terrible beauty by Francis Bacon( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse expressionistische kunstschilder (1909-1992)
Seeing fashion by Melvin Sokolsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated tribute to the master of whimsy in fashion photography includes over 140 color and black-and-white photos featuring such celebrities as Twiggy, Chet Baker, Natalie Wood, Lena Horne, and a host of others happily enacting Sokolsky₂s ethereal scenarios."
Beauty photography in Vogue by Martin Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In camera - Francis Bacon : photography, film and the practice of painting
Alternative Names
Frederix, Martin

Harrison, Martin, 1938-

ハリスン, マーティン

English (215)

German (6)

French (5)

Japanese (1)

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon : incunabulaDavid Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969Elvis Presley 1956Transition : the London art scene in the fiftiesDavid Bailey - locations : the 1970s archiveParkinson, photographs, 1935-1990Lillian Bassman