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Joshua Reynolds
Martin Postle
1854375644
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity examines one of England's greatest portrait painters in the social, political, and cultural context of a century that cultivated a very modern notion of fame. This new approach to Reynolds (1723-1792) considers his life and career in terms of a conscious quest for celebrity. Reynolds surrounded himself with the most famous men and women of his time. His portraits served to create, reinforce, and advertise not only his subjects' reputations but also his own. It is, therefore, no surprise that Reynolds made no fewer than 27 self-portraits in which he purposefully perpetuated his well-crafted public image as an artist, an academic, and a knight.

Published to accompany a major Tate exhibition, this book features many of Reynolds's most famous and beautiful portraits....


The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
Wendy Moore
0767916522
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Brilliant anatomist, foul-mouthed and well met, avid empiricist and grave robber, John Hunter cut an astonishing figure in Georgian England. Born in Scotland in 1728, he followed his brother, a renowned physician, to London and into the intellectually grasping, fiercely competitive world of professional medicine. With ample servings of 18th-century filth and gore, Moore offers a vivid look at this remarkable period in science history, when many of the most impressive advances were made by relentless iconoclasts like Hunter. In an age when ancient notions of bodily humors still smothered medical thinking, Hunter challenged orthodoxy whenever facts were absent—which was usually the case. A prodigious experimenter—to the point of obsession—he dissected thousands of corpses and countless animals...


Spy among the Girls
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
0440413907
January 2002
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Valentine's Day is coming and love is in the air between Beth Malloy and Josh Hatford. When they are seen holding hands, Josh tells his brothers that he's simply spying on the girls to see what tricks they're plotting. Beth's younger sister Caroline wants to know what falling in love is like, and chooses Wally Hatford as the object of her affections. As for big sister Eddie, all she's interested in is her sixth-grade science project and reluctantly teams up with Josh and Jake. The result of their collaboration leads to confusion and mayhem, making for yet another entertaining and hilarious tale. Characters interact and converse on a level that young readers will appreciate. Plot development revolves around a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings about love and romance. A subplot involving...


Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds
John Ingamells (Editor)
0300087330
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book includes all the surviving letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Britain's most esteemed eighteenth-century portrait painter. Reynolds's 308 letters-almost double the number included in the last published edition of his letters-are accompanied by detailed notes that illuminate the correspondence and identify the friends, family members, and patrons to whom he wrote. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

About the Author
John Ingamells was director of the Wallace Collection from 1978 to 1992 and is now a senior research fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre. He is the author of A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, published by Yale University Press. John Edgcumbe is a retired physician and a descendent of Sir Joshua Reynolds....


Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings
David Mannings
0300085338
November 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
It has been a full century since the last complete catalog of Reynolds's works was published, bringing together paintings scattered throughout the world on museum walls and in the corridors of stately homes. Mannings (history of art, Univ. of Aberdeen) and Postle (senior curator, Tate Collections) have produced an outstanding scholarly work that could well serve students of 18th-century art history for the next century. Relying on first-hand inspection of the works wherever possible and using current techniques and methodology, the authors present an important reexamination of the paintings along with new insights into studio practices and procedures of the period. The introductory essays are examples of art history at its best, with no sacrifice of clarity to scholarship. The text volume is divided into portraits...


Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Subject Pictures
Martin Joseph Postle
0521420660
September 1994
Hardcover
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Review
"The author has conducted exhaustive research in a wide range of historical and literary sources, and he makes particularly good use of the numerous contemporary reviews and commentaries in the public press....Postle's book is a significant addition to Reynold's scholarship....Postle deserves credit for the clarity of his jargon-free prose and the thoroughness of his research which will serve to provides the groundwork for any future study of the development of history painting in Britain." Albion

Book Description
Sir Joshua Reynolds' reputation today rests principally on his portraits, his theoretical writings on art and his role as President of the Royal Academy. Yet in his own day Reynolds' subject pictures were among the most widely discussed British paintings of the century. This...


Joshua Reynolds
Elbert Hubbard
1425343430
December 2005
Paperback
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Seven Discourses on Art
Joshua Reynolds
1414211163
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
When the artist is once enabled to express himself with some degree of correctness, he must then endeavour to collect subjects for expression; to amass a stock of ideas, to be combined and varied as occasion may require. He is now in the second period of study, in which his business is to learn all that has hitherto been known and done. Having hitherto received instructions from a particular master, he is now to consider the art itself as his master. He must extend his capacity to more sublime and general instructions. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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When the artist is once enabled to express himself with some degree of correctness, he must then endeavour to collect subjects for expression; to amass a stock of ideas, to be combined...


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Estelle M. Hurll
1417911956
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1900. Contents: Penelope Boothby; Master Crewe as Henry VIII; Lady Cockburn and Her Children; Miss Bowles; Master Bunbury; Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse; Angels's Heads; The Duchess of Devonshire and her Child; Hope; Lord Heathfield; Mrs. Payne-Gallwey and her Child-Pickaback; Cupid as Link Boy; The Hon. Anne Bingham; The Strawberry Girl; Dr. Samuel Johnson; and The Portrait of Reynolds.


Port of Gloucester: Photographs by Josh Reynolds
Josh Reynolds
1889833177
January 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
First in Commonwealth Editionss New England Landmarks series is a sparkling collection of color photographs of Gloucester. Massachusetts, by the former photo editor of the Gloucester Daily Times. The collection focuses on Gloucesters waterfront and harbor, including scenes of fishing, schooner races, marine railways, whale watches, and Gloucesters favorite annual event, St. Peters Fiesta, a tribute to the patron saint of fishermen everywhere.

About the Author
Josh Reynolds is a Gloucester photographer who has worked for the Boston Globe, the Associated Press, People magazine, Greenpeace Photo Service, and the Washington Post, among others. His work has earned accolades from the New England Associated Press, the New Hampshire Press Association, and Ottaway News Service.


Seven Discourses on Art
Joshua Reynolds
1419146777
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
When the artist is once enabled to express himself with some degree of correctness, he must then endeavour to collect subjects for expression; to amass a stock of ideas, to be combined and varied as occasion may require. He is now in the second period of study, in which his business is to learn all that has hitherto been known and done. Having hitherto received instructions from a particular master, he is now to consider the art itself as his master. He must extend his capacity to more sublime and general instructions.

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When the artist is once enabled to express himself with some degree of correctness, he must then endeavour to collect subjects for expression; to amass a stock of ideas, to be combined and varied as occasion may require. He is now in the...


Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Penetrating Contemporary Life
Joseph Farington
1843680017
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In its first publication since 1819, this book remains one of the most illuminating accounts of the life and career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the father of English painting.Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) was the most fashionable painter of his time. His talent and ambition made him the first English painter of European stature—an especially impressive feat considering portraiture, his chosen field, was often ignored or dismissed. His position at the heart of British intellectual life gave painting a new presence and transformed the way art was made and appreciated in Britain. In Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the artist’s life and career are illuminated by Joseph Farington, a fellow painter of the next generation and the best diarist of his day. Farington, who knew Reynolds, offers a uniquely...


DisCourses on Art
Joshua Reynolds
0300073275
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Sang Spell
Phyllis Reynolds Naylos
0689820062
March 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor earned countless fans with the touching morality of Newbery Award-winning Shiloh and the laugh-out-loud realism of Achingly Alice. But aficionados may be surprised to find that Naylor's Sang Spell reads more like a haunting mystery. Grieving over the sudden death of his mother, Josh Vardy is reluctantly hitchhiking to Dallas (to begin a new life with his aunt), when he is mugged and left beside a remote mountain road. A woman driving a horse and cart takes him to a strange, fog-bound, primitive village, where there are no cars or telephones or electricity. The homespun villagers turn out to be a long-lost people of mixed ethnicity, called Melungeons. They accept Josh into their community, but will only answer his questions with evasiveness and enigmas. Mavis, a broad-shouldered young woman his own...

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