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Meades, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 71 works in 169 publications in 4 languages and 2,226 library holdings
Genres: History  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Fiction  Biography  Black humor  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction, Restager , Scenarist
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Meades
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Meades
The illustrated atlas of the world's great buildings : a history of world architecture from the classical perfection of the Parthenon to the breathtaking grandeur of the skyscraper by Philip Bagenal( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of world architecture is the story of man's struggle to become civilized, and the visual evidence of his laborious transition from cave-dweller to skyscraper builder is there for all to see. The Great Pyramid, the soaring spires at Chartres and the towering glass monoliths of Manhattan, these and thousands of other structures represent the dramatic culmination of each era's technological and artistic achievements
Bunkers, brutalism and bloody-mindedness. concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this two-part documentary, Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture in homage to a style that he sees a brave, bold and bloody-minded. In the first part, Meades traces its precursors to the once-hated Victorian edifices described as Modern Gothic and before that to the unapologetic baroque visions created by John Vanbrugh, as well as the martial architecture of World War II. Celebrating the emergence of the Brutalist spirit in his provocative and incisive style, Meades praises a moment in architecture he considers sublime and decries its detractors
Bunkers, brutalism and bloody-mindedness. concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a two-part documentary, Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture, which is once again being appreciated by a younger generation. In the second part, he focuses on the massive influence of Le Corbusier's post-war work and reclaims the reputation of buildings that, once much maligned, arguably stood for optimism and grandeur. Delivered in his signature provocative and confrontational manner, Meades' film draws on extraordinary buildings from all over Europe in a lavish, sometimes surreal, visual collage
English extremists : the architecture of Campbell Zogolovitch Wilkinson Gough by Zogolovitch, Wilkinson, Gough (Firm) Campbell( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fowler family business by Jonathan Meades( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pompey by Jonathan Meades( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with Guy Vallender, a fireworks manufacturer from Portsmouth (Pompey), who has four children by different four different women. There's Poor Eddie, a feeble geek with a gift for healing; 'Mad Bantu', the son of a black prostitute, who was hopelessly damaged in the womb by an attempted abortion; Bonnie, who is born beautiful but becomes a junkie and a porn star; and finally Jean-Marie, a leather-wearing gay gerontophiliac conceived on a one-night stand in Belgium. The narrator is 'Jonathan Meades', cousin to Poor Eddie and Bonnie, who tells the story of how their strange and poisonous destinies intersect.--
Museum without walls by Jonathan Meades( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are surrounded by the greatest of free shows. Places" Jonathan Meades has an obsessive preoccupation with places. He has spent thirty years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism that explore an extraordinary range of them, from natural landscapes to man-made buildings and 'the gaps between them', drawing attention to what he calls 'the rich oddness of what we take for granted'. This book collects 54 pieces and six film scripts that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and black comedy. Meades delivers 'heavy entertainment' - strong opinions backed up by an astonishing depth of knowledge. To read Meades on places, buildings, politics, or cultural history is an exhilarating workout for the mind. He leaves you better informed, more alert, less gullible. "Everything is fantastical if you stare at it for long enough. Everything is interesting."
Filthy English by Jonathan Meades( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopaedia of myself by Jonathan Meades( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1950s were not grey. In Jonathan Meades's detailed, petit-point memoir they are luridly polychromatic. They were peopled by embittered grotesques, bogus majors, reckless bohos, pompous boors, suicides. Death went dogging everywhere. Salisbury, where he was brought up, had two industries: God and the Cold War, both of which provided a cast of adults for the child to scrutinise with wonder and fear. This is a disappeared provincial England unpeeled with gruesome relish
Plagiarist in the kitchen by Jonathan Meades( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is an anti-cookbook. Best known as a provocative novelist, journalist and film-maker, Jonathan Meades has also been called 'the best amateur chef in the world' by Marco Pierre White. His contention here is that anyone who claims to have invented a dish is delusional, dishonestly contributing to the myth of culinary originality. Meades delivers a polemical but highly usable collection of 125 of his favourite recipes, each one an example of the fine art of culinary plagiarism. These are dishes and methods he has hijacked, adapted, improved upon and made his own. Without assuming any special knowledge or skill, the book is full of excellent advice. He tells us why the British never got the hang of garlic. That a purist would never dream of putting cheese in a Gratin Dauphinois. That cooking brains in brown butter cannot be improved upon. And why - despite the advice of Martin Scorsese's mother - he insists on frying his meatballs. Adorned with his own abstract monochrome images (none of which 'illustrate' the stolen recipes they accompany), The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is a stylish object, both useful and instructive. In a world dominated by health fads, food vloggers and over-priced kitchen gadgets, it is timely reminder that, when it comes to food, it's almost always better to borrow than to invent
Incest and morris dancing by Jonathan Meades( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meades, more than any other British food writer, has tried everything at least once and this book is the record of that gravy-stained odyssey. It isn't always pretty but it is an authoritative record of Meades's view of modern British cooking
They drive by night by James Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is their life by Jonathan Meades( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter knows what Dick likes by Jonathan Meades( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on a wide variety of subjects
Architectuur : van piramide tot wolkenkrabber by Philip Bagenal( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunkers, brutalism and bloodymindedness : concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a two-part documentary, Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture, which is once again being appreciated by a younger generation. In the second part, he focuses on the massive influence of Le Corbusier's post-war work and reclaims the reputation of buildings that, once much maligned, arguably stood for optimism and grandeur. Delivered in his signature provocative and confrontational manner, Meades' film draws on extraordinary buildings from all over Europe in a lavish, sometimes surreal, visual collage
The Jonathan Meades collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of "staged essays" written and performed for television by Jonathan Meades between 1990 and 2008. Most were originally broadcast as part of the television series: Abroad in Britain, Further abroad, Meades Eats, and Abroad again
Słynne budowle świata : album historii architektury by Philip Bagenal( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet bus stops : volume II by Christopher Herwig( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, these bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time. Includes an article by British writer Owen Hatherley
Conocer la arquitectura los grandes edificios, desde el antiguo Egipto hasta nuestros días by Philip Bagenal( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jonathan Meades British writer

Jonathan Meades Brits journalist

Jonathan Meades écrivain britannique

Jonathan Meades escriptor britànic

Jonathan Meades escritor británico

Jonathan Meades scriitor britanic

Jonathan Meades Suurbritannia kirjanik

Meades, Jonathan Turner 1947-

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Languages
English (90)

Polish (6)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (1)