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Hoare, Philip

Works: 56 works in 205 publications in 4 languages and 6,349 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Popular works  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee
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The whale : in search of the giants of the sea by Philip Hoare( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
A lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea. Since his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, author Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. Journeying through human and natural history, this book is the result of his voyage of discovery into the heart of this obsession. Taking us deep into their domain, Hoare shows us these mysterious creatures as they have never been seen before--Hoare's sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight wildlife aficionados. And following in Ishmael's footsteps, he explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy.--From publisher description
Noël Coward : a biography by Philip Hoare( Book )
29 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
To several generations, Noel Coward was the very personification of wit, glamor, and elegance. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do, and - as Philip Hoare shows in this definitive biography - he seems to have tried it all. The most remarkable thing, however, was that whatever it was that Coward undertook, it was done with supreme style and class. Coward was a master playwright: consider Blithe Spirit, Private Lives, and Design for Living; the composer/lyricist of songs such as "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "If Love Were All," and "Mad About the Boy," from musicals and operettas such as Bitter Sweet, Conversation Piece, and High Spirits; he was a filmmaker: Cavalcade, In Which We Serve, and Brief Encounter; a novelist and diarist: Pomp and Circumstance, Present Indicative; and a talented actor and performer. In researching the book, Philip Hoare traveled far and wide, and interviewed dozens of Coward's surviving contemporaries - friends, as well as enemies. Most significant, however, was the cooperation he received from the Coward Estate. Given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward and of members of his family, as well as his many compatriots and numerous lovers, Hoare has produced what has been hailed widely as "the definitive book" about Noel Coward. One especially noteworthy aspect to Hoare's treatment of Coward's life is the fact that this book is the first to deal openly with Coward's homosexuality. It was, of course, a reality in his life, but despite the fact that it imbued his work, it was a subject Coward remained, to his death, wary of discussing publicly. But while Hoare deals frankly with the subject, he never oversteps the bounds of discretion and good taste. The result of all Philip Hoare's meticulous research and careful assessment is a biography that is both wideranging and intimate, a record of the public profile and private life of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated - and still controversial - figures, above all, a great story, as Coward progresses from a childhood middle-class respectability to the world's stage, and unparalled social success (his friends and lovers included some of the century's most glamorous and occasionally notorious figures from celebrities to royalty)
Oscar Wilde's last stand : decadence, conspiracy, and the most outrageous trial of the century by Philip Hoare( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
"The Billing trial's beginnings can be traced to the moment British authorities finally permitted a staging of Wilde's play Salome. American beauty Maud Allan was to dance the lead. So outraged was Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values, that he denounced Allan in the right-wing newspaper Vigilante as a member of the "Cult of the Clitoris." Billing was convinced that the "Cult of Wilde"--A catchall for anyone guilty of degeneracy and perversion, in his eyes - had infected the land. Of that, Billing maintained, he had proof: a black book containing the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who without doubt were members of the Cult of Wilde was in the hands of the Germans. Threat of exposure was costing England the war." "Maud Allan sued Billing for libel, and the trial that followed held the world in thrall. Was there or was there not a black book? What names did it contain? The Billing trial was both hugely entertaining - never had scandal and social prominence been so deliciously juxtaposed - and deadly serious. As in Oscar Wilde's own trial in 1895 (which also took place at the Old Bailey), libel was hardly the issue; the fight was for control over the country's moral compass. In Oscar Wilde's Last Stand, biographer and historian Philip Hoare gives us the full drama of the Billing trial, gavel to gavel, and brings to life this unique, bizarre, and spell-binding event."--Jacket
Serious pleasures : the life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of British writer and aristocrat Stephen Tennant (1906-1987). The flashy and eccentric Tennant cultivated a life of glamor while accomplishing little professionally during his life; but his beauty and wit dominated his circle of productive companions: Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, E.M. Forster, the Sitwells, and the Bloomsbury group. The author makes use of Tennant's journals and correspondence, and had the cooperation of Tennant's family and friends to tell the story of an interesting but ultimately sad life
Leviathan, or, The whale by Philip Hoare( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Travelling around the globe in search of the whale, Philip Hoare sheds light on our perennial fascination with the strange creatures of the sea, whose nature remains tantalizingly undiscovered
David Bowie is the subject by David Bowie( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V & A curators on Bowie's London, image and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans."--Publisher's description
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Lively prizewinning travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea, the whale
Wilde's last stand : decadence, conspiracy & the First World War by Philip Hoare( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
"In January 1918, the Imperialist newspaper [published by the Independent MP for East Hertfordshire, Noel Pemberton Billing] made a startling claim. The German Secret Service had the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who were sexual deviants and Britain was losing the war because Germany was blackmailing them. In the sensational libel trial that followed, the main target was Maud Allan, the Salome dancer with high society connections and a dark secret. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde's closest friends were drawn into the affair in a bitter battle for his reputation."--Back cover
Tania Kovats by Jeremy Millar( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Like the natural world which inspires it, Kovats' work is constantly shifting. This insightful monograph reveals the twists and turns of the artist's career to date, from her creations as fledging artist to Kovats' most recent successes which include her travelling meadow
England's lost Eden : adventures in a Victorian utopia by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Pet Shop Boys, catalogue by Philip Hoare( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Den ultimative samling af fotos, covers fra albums, illustrationer m.v. udgivet i anledning af at det er 20 år siden Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant og Chris Lowe) fik udgivet deres første album
Another green world : Linn Botanic Gardens : encounters with a Scottish arcadia by Alison Turnbull( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Linn Botanic Gardens in western Scotland, an idiosyncratic utopia created by the shared passion of a reclusive father and son, is home to thousands of exotic plants from all over the world. Carefully constructed over 40 years by Jim and Jamie Taggart, the gardens surround Linn Villa, a decrepit, out-of-bounds Victorian house.0Artist Alison Turnbull (born 1956) first encountered Linn several years ago while staying at an artists' retreat nearby. Since then, she and award-winning writer Philip Hoare (born 1958) have visited several times. 'Another green world' is their lyrical portrait of the site in text and pictures. Turnbull's photographs of the garden, villa and its owners, and her geometric drawings inspired by the garden, are complemented by photographer Ruth Clark's stunning double-page shots of the plants. Hoare's account of a visit weaves its way through these images, leading readers on a walk through the enigmatic garden and house
David Austen by David Austen( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Spike Island : the memory of a military hospital by Philip Hoare( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Malicious damage by Ilsa Colsell( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
In 1962 John (Joe) Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, were charged with, "larceny, malicious damage and wilful damage," involving hundreds of books in the Islington Library's collection. Over the previous three years the pair had been stealing these books, removing thousands of illustrations and either using them to create alternative dust jackets for other books (which were then returned quietly to the library's shelves), or pasting them directly into a large collage spanning the interior walls of their flat. The reconfigured dust jackets were part of a decade of often shared creative endeavor. Malicious Damage looks closely at the collaged dust jackets still remaining within the archive at Islington Local History Centre and focuses on the early collaborative nature of Orton and Halliwell's relationship
Oscar Wilde's last stand by Philip Hoare( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Even though Oscar Wilde?playwright, wit, critic, and convicted sodomite?died exiled and disgraced in 1900, his memory and influence remain central to British culture. In 1918 the specter of Wilde manifested itself in what social historian Philip Hoare calls ""the trial of the century."" This shocking libel case was brought by American actress Maud Allan, who had just appeared in a production of Wilde's Salome, against Noel Pemberton Billing, an arch-conservative M.P., who accused her of being a member of ""the cult of the clitoris"": his catchphase for a sexual and social degeneracy that
Posh : the evolution of the British brand by Sorrel Hershberg( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward : a biography by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The personification of wit, glamor, and elegance, Noël Coward was an artist of international renown. He was the master playwright of Blithe Spirit, Private Lives, and Design for Living. His compositions and lyrics were all the rage. His films were hits, and his novels, well-reviewed. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do, and - as Philip Hoare shows in this difinitive biography - do with supreme style and class
The sea inside by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
En El mar interior, Philip Hoare nos propone redescubrir el mar, sus islas, aves y bestias
Risingtidefallingstar by Philip Hoare( Book )
2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Rich and strange from the tip of its title to its deep-sunk bones' Robert Macfarlane From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. In the third of his watery books, the author goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. Of people enchanted or driven to despair by the water, accompanied by whales and birds and seals - familiar spirits swimming and flying with the author on his meandering odyssey from suburbia into the unknown. Along the way, he encounters drowned poets and eccentric artists, modernist writers and era-defining performers, wild utopians and national heroes - famous or infamous, they are all surprisingly, and sometimes fatally, linked to the sea. Out of the storm-clouds of the twenty-first century and our restive time, these stories reach back into the past and forward into the future. This is a shape-shifting world that has never been certain, caught between the natural and unnatural, where the state between human and animal is blurred. Time, space, gender and species become as fluid as the sea. Here humans challenge their landbound lives through art or words or performance or myth, through the animal and the elemental. And here they are forever drawn back to the water, forever lost and found on the infinite sea
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Alternative Names
Moore Patrick
Moore, Patrick, 1958-
Moore, Philip, 1958-
Philip Hoare author
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