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West, Shearer

Overview
Works: 54 works in 214 publications in 4 languages and 6,551 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Portraits  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Pictorial works  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: NX550.A1, 703
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shearer West
Portraiture by Shearer West( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shearer West traces the history of portraiture from the ancient world to the work of artists such as Tracey Emin and the Singh twins. She looks at the genre from a varity of perspectives, asking key question about its development. What is its function? How has it changed over the centuries? What problems do artists encounter in representing their subjects, and how have portraits been interpreted? Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, and in doing so shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way."--Jacket
The Bulfinch guide to art history : a comprehensive survey and dictionary of Western art and architecture( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 13 essays focusing on important periods and issues in the history of Western art. Includes a dictionary with more than 5,000 entries
The visual arts in Germany, 1890-1937 : utopia and despair by Shearer West( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of the "Neue Frau" : women and the visual arts in Weimar Germany( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of the 'Neue Frau' (New Woman) in Germany after the first World War was symptomatic of the social, political, economic and cultural upheavals of the Weimar Republic. In these changing times, new opportunities for women were often pitted against retrenched, traditional gender roles. Visions of the Neue Frau explores the rich contribution made by women in the period to the visual arts. It examines the role of women as producers and patrons of art while also considering the problematic area of woman as subject and object in representation. The book ranges widely across both high and popular culture including fine art, film, performance and mass media. Contributions represent a wide range of viewpoints, from social history to psychoanalysis, and from political theory to postmodernism. Together they provide critical debate on the relationship between gender construction, social history and visual representation in the Weimar Republic
The image of the actor : verbal and visual representation in the age of Garrick and Kemble by Shearer West( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian culture in northern Europe in the eighteenth century( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorians and race by Shearer West( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book also considers the problem of British 'races' and the conflicting ideas of Anglo-Saxonism and Celticism in the nineteenth century. However, the authors seek not only to uncover the oppressions, misrepresentations and abuses of 'white' patriarchy, but they examine the complexities of racial experience, including anti-racism and the relationships between feminism and colonialism. The authors adopt a number of theoretical and historical strategies, and deal with both general considerations of imperialism, racial identity and social Darwinism, and specific case studies of works by such writers as Dickens, Schreiner and Bulwer Lytton, and such artists as Mulready, Winterhalter and the Langham Place Group
Fin de siècle by Shearer West( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Fin de siècle" is a term that represents a cultural malaise deriving from the anxiety and uncertainty of a society approaching the end of a century and based on a belief that this transitional time will bring decay, decline and ultimate disaster. From the basis of the art of the late nineteenth century, Shearer West examines the fin de siècle as a cultural phenomenon throughout the Western world."--Dust jacket
A passion for performance : Sarah Siddons and her portraitists by Robyn Asleson( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned for her majestic beauty and impassioned performances, the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) revolutionized the aesthetics of eighteenth century theater while inventing a complex public persona to promote her fame. Her flair for self-presentation was matched by the showmanship of the many artists who portrayed her." "The three lively essays in this volume - by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett and Mark Leonard, and Shearer West - explore Siddons's life and career, as well as her complex relationships with a number of artists."--BOOK JACKET
The first actresses : Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons by Gillian Perry( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women first appeared on the legitimate stage in England following the Restoration in 1660, heralding a major change in British theater. This book explores the relationship between art, gender, and the English theater in the 18th century. The book combines both well-known and seldom-seen portraits with essays that explore the ways that actresses used portraiture to enhance their reputations, deflect scandal, and increase their popularity and professional status. The featured works include paintings by major artists such as Johann Zoffany, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, and Thomas Lawrence. Created to accompany the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of the same name, The book provides a spectacle of femininity, fashion, and theatricality from Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons, during a period when portraiture became an important vehicle for the expression of concerns about female sexuality, social status, decorum, gender, and celebrity. The authors also chart the commercialization of the spectacle of the actress, as well as the connections between the 18th-century "star system" and modern celebrity culture
Chagall by Shearer West( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Marc Chagall's work, taking into account the latest research. Includes 90 paintings and theater designs. Each plate is accompanied by text which sets each work in context and explains the artist's imagery
Guide to art( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes tightly-focused entries on: individual artists (e.g. Salvador Dali); art, architecture and design terminology (e.g. Gothic); countries and their cultural significance (e.g. Art in France); theoretical concepts (e.g. formalism); and mythological and religious subjects and symbols (e.g. Christ). There are also contextualized entries on important individual works of art (e.g. The Haywain)
Chagall by Marc Chagall( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Hungarian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagall by Shearer West( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagall by Michel Makarius( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual arts in Germany 1890-1940 : utopia and despair by Shearer West( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagall by Michel Makarius( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the life of Marc Chagall and his works
Humanities research leadership in Europe by Shearer West( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin de siècle art by Shearer West( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of the frame : essays on the boundaries of the artwork( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rhetoric of the Frame addresses the question of the frame in the visual arts and how it influences the way we perceive artworks. Challenging Emmanual Kant's characterization of the frame as merely an external supplement, the fourteen essays in this anthology consider the frame to be an indispensable if volatile complement to the artwork. Inspired by Jacques Derrida's ideas of parergonality, these essays problematize "inside/outside" polarity, articulating difference without reifying the unstable relationship between the artwork and the frame. Ranging from a study of the English country-house portrait to a reading of the AIDS quilt, and from a feminist perspective on pornography and performance art to sixteenth-century map making, these essays collectively consider the frame in its material, conceptual, ideological, gendered, and poststructural aspects
 
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The Bulfinch guide to art history : a comprehensive survey and dictionary of Western art and architectureThe visual arts in Germany, 1890-1937 : utopia and despairVisions of the "Neue Frau" : women and the visual arts in Weimar GermanyThe image of the actor : verbal and visual representation in the age of Garrick and KembleItalian culture in northern Europe in the eighteenth centuryA passion for performance : Sarah Siddons and her portraitistsGuide to artChagall