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The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall

Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history
Title
The self-portrait
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
James Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this broad cultural survey, art historian and critic James Hall brilliantly maps the history of self-portraiture, from the earliest myths of Narcissus to the prolific self-image-making of contemporary artists. His intelligent and vivid account shows how artists' depictions of themselves have been part of a continuing tradition that reaches back for centuries. Along the way he reveals the importance of the medieval 'mirror craze'; the explosion of the genre during the Renaissance; the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo; the role of biography for serial self-portraitists such as Courbet and van Gogh; themes of sex and genius in works by Munch, Bonnard and Modersohn-Becker; and the latest developments of the genre in the era of globalization. The full range of self-portraits is covered here, from comic and caricature self-portraits to 'invented' or imaginary ones, as well as key collections of self-portraiture such as that of the Medici in Florence. Throughout, Hall asks why - and when - artists have chosen to make self-portraits, and looks deeply into the worlds and mindsets of the artists who have created them. Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, the book features the work of a wide range of artists including Alberti, Caravaggio, Courbet, Dürer, Emin, Gauguin, Giotto, Goya, Kahlo, Koons, Magritte, Mantegna, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt and Warhol. Offering a rich and lively history, The Self-Portrait is an essential read for all those interested in this most enduringly popular and humane of art forms.--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, James
Dewey number
757
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7618
LC item number
.H35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-portraits
  • Artists
  • Art appreciation
  • Self-portraits
  • Portraits
  • Art appreciation
  • Artists
  • Portraits
  • Self-portraits
  • Selbstbildnis
  • Self-portraits
  • Artists
Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"120 illustrations, 109 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Medieval origins -- A craze for mirrors -- The artist in society -- The renaissance artist as hero -- Mock-heroic self-portraits -- The artist's studio -- At the crossroads -- Coming home : into the nineteenth century -- Sex and genius -- Beyond the face : modern and contemporary self-portraits
Control code
ocn858843375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500239100
Lccn
2013930838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500239100
  • (OCoLC)858843375
Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall
Publication
Copyright
Note
"120 illustrations, 109 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Medieval origins -- A craze for mirrors -- The artist in society -- The renaissance artist as hero -- Mock-heroic self-portraits -- The artist's studio -- At the crossroads -- Coming home : into the nineteenth century -- Sex and genius -- Beyond the face : modern and contemporary self-portraits
Control code
ocn858843375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500239100
Lccn
2013930838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500239100
  • (OCoLC)858843375

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