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Langdon, Helen

Works: 100 works in 287 publications in 6 languages and 6,138 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  History  Sources  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Filmed operas 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: ND623.C26, 759.5
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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 2003 in English and Italian and held by 1,544 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 564 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 )
15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Claude Lorrain by Helen Langdon( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and German and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Monografie over het werk van de Franse schilder (1600-1682)
Holbein by Helen Langdon( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 428 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 399 libraries worldwide
Transports : travel, pleasure, and imaginative geography, 1600-1830 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
In this rich exploration of the era of the Grand Tour, contributors from the fields of history, art history, literary history and theory, science history, and anthropology investigate the experiences of travellers and their ways of understanding and representing their encounters with the foreign. From the beginning of the seventeenth century through to the early decades of the nineteenth century, the practice of the Grand Tour supplied a crucial point of reference for travel and imaginative geography in general
Everyday-life painting by Helen Langdon( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Impressionist seasons by Helen Langdon( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Salvator Rosa by Helen Langdon( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
This catalogue draws on recent scholarship and adopts a thematic approach that will deepen our understanding of the different genres of painting to which Rosa made so fundamental a contribution. It aims to reveal afresh both the variety and quality of his art, and to set it within a seventeenth-century context. The detailed catalogue entries, and introductions to each theme, are preceded by a critical biography of Salvator Rosa (Helen Langdon), a discussion of the way Rosa saw the potential of seventeenth-century art exhibitions and used them to promote his art (Xavier F. Salomon) and an exploration of the relationship of his paintings to the world of theatre and music and to the literary culture of the academics (Caterina Volpi) --Book Jacket
Caravaggio's Cardsharps : trickery and illusion by Helen Langdon( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 205 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 100 libraries worldwide
Art galleries of the world by Helen Langdon( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Degas by Degas by Edgar Degas( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Drawings and color reproductions of Degas's paintings are presented along with excerpts from his writings
Salvator Rosa e il suo tempo 1615-1673 ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in Italian and English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
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 60 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 )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 57 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
Caravaggio by Helen Langdon( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
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 by Thierry Escaich( visu )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 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 (177)
Italian (12)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Polish (1)
Czech (1)
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