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Langdon, Helen

Works: 85 works in 232 publications in 7 languages and 6,098 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Art  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: ND623.C26, B
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Publications about Helen Langdon
Publications by Helen Langdon
Most widely held works by Helen Langdon
Caravaggio : a life by Helen Langdon( Book )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
"Of all the great Italian painters, Caravaggio speaks most clearly and powerfully to our time. Caravaggio's early paintings of cardsharps, musicians, and street vendors convey his familiarity and fascination with the Roman underworld; his stark and brilliant religious paintings represent, for the first time in European art, the world of the poor, the suffering, and the outcast, and they depict the religious experience of the individual with a directness our age can recognize." "Caravaggio lived hard and died young, having fled Rome for Sicily, apparently after killing another man in a dispute; his life, involving powerful patrons, sybaritic cardinals, and saints, as well as street boys, prostitutes, and rivalrous painters, is one of the most colorful of any artist's. This biography - the first in English in two generations - shows us Caravaggio's genius with the striking clarity of his own paintings."--Jacket
Degas by Keith Roberts( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
This richly illustrated volume traces the life and work of Degas. A testament to the genius of this leader of the French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements
Holbein by Hans Holbein( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Claude Lorrain by Helen Langdon( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and German and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Book on art and life of of Claude Lorrain (1600-1682)
Holbein by Helen Langdon( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Beautifully illustrates the ways in which Holbein's technical accomplishments and attention to detail were married to acute observation of and empathy with his human subjects
The Knopf traveler's guides to art by Helen Langdon( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Transports : travel, pleasure, and imaginative geography, 1600-1830 ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Everyday-life painting by Helen Langdon( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Impressionist seasons by Helen Langdon( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Salvator Rosa by Helen Langdon( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Caravaggio's Cardsharps : trickery and illusion by Helen Langdon( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"The Cardsharps, one of the paintings that launched Caravaggio's spectacular career in Rome, captured the turbulent social reality of the city in the 1590s. This early masterpiece not only documented one of the everyday activities of Rome's citizens, but its vivid, lifelike style also opened the door to a revolutionary naturalism that would spread throughout Europe. Helen Langdon, the scholar whose illuminating Caravaggio: A Life became a best-seller, returns to her subject and his milieu in this new, richly illustrated volume. She sets Caravaggio's Cardsharps within the context of contemporaneous literature, art theory, and theater and incorporates new archival research to enliven our understanding of the painter's time, place, and contemporaries. By fully analyzing one of Caravaggio's most daringly novel works, Langdon demonstrates the significant influence he had on the future of European art"--
Lives of Caravaggio by Giulio Mancini( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Caravaggio by Catherine R Puglisi( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"Caravaggio was the most innovative painter of his time, and one of the greatest artists of any age. Controversial in his own lifetime, and notorious for his arrogance and violent character, he lived the last four years of his life in exile after committing murder. Yet he was always protected by influential patrons who admired the bold realism and originality of his art." "Recent archival research and historical investigations have produced much new information about Caravaggio and the culture and politics of his time, while cleaning, technical investigation and new discoveries have literally shed new light on the paintings. Making full use of all this material, Catherine Puglisi has produced a comprehensive monograph that supersedes all previous studies of the artist. All Caravaggio's works are discussed and illustrated in colour and full use is made of the latest documentation to present a lively and compelling portrait of the artist."--Jacket
Art galleries of the world by Helen Langdon( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Salvator Rosa e il suo tempo 1615-1673 ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in Italian and English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The Simon and Schuster pocket art museum guide : a guide to collections of western art from the early Renaissance to the present day by Helen Langdon( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
This book is basically concerned with painting but also includes sculpture of outstanding importance and some collections of sculpture, particularly those in parks and gardens. For reasons of space I have limited the works described to the western tradition from the early Renaissance to the present day. I have included all the major museums and a vast selection of minor but equally fascinating museums, churches, villas and houses. My approach has been empirical; I have tried to respond to the experiences that each city has to offer. - Note on the contents
Liberation & deliverance : Luca Giordano's Liberation of St. Peter, Naples 1663 by Luca Giordano( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Exhibition catalogue on a single painting by Neopolitan painter Luca Giordano (Naples 1634-1705). Giordano first worked in the circle of Ribera, and his earliest works are a group of philosophers based on Ribera prototypes. Around 1652 he left Naples for the first time to study in Rome, Florence, and Venice. In this latter city, he attracted his first commissions - altarpieces for various churches. By the next year he had returned to Naples with a basis for his personal style. Onto his Riberesque formation, Giordano grafted elements derived from many traditions - the great sixteenth century Venetians (particularly Titian), Rubens and van Dyck, the High Baroque art of Rome (particularly of Cortona but also Maratta), and contemporary developments in Naples, such as the painting of Preti.0Exhibition: Matthiesen Gallery, London, UK
The Mitchell Beazley pocket art museum guide : a guide to collections of western art from the early Renaissance to the present day by Helen Langdon( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Claude the Roman landscape ( visu )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
This video examines the ways in which Claude drew his inspiration from classical and contemporary poetry, the remains of ancient, medieval and renaissance Rome, and the countryside around the city
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Alternative Names
לאנגדון, הלן
ランドン, ヘレン
English (139)
Italian (10)
German (3)
French (3)
Spanish (3)
Polish (1)
Czech (1)
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