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Author Martin, John, 1789-1854

Title John Martin : apocalypse / edited by Martin Myrone ; with contributions by Anna Austen [and others]

Publ Info London : Tate, 2011
 RWU Main Library  ND497.M37 A4 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Tate Britain, Sept. 21, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012
Contents John Martin: art, taste, and the spectacle of culture / Martin Myrone -- John Martin as a commercial printmaker / Michael J. Campbell -- The prophet motive? John Martin as a civil engineer / Lars Kokkonen -- Deep time, dragons and dinosaurs / David Bindman -- The abyss that abides / Julie Milne -- Catalogue / Martin Myrone and Anna Austen, with a technical essay by Sarah Maisey
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"John Martin's spectacular paintings, featuring panoramic scenes of battles, biblical catastrophes and the vastness of nature, moved and astonished viewers in his own day. The legacy of his apocalyptic imagery remains clearly visible today, in art, popular culture and blockbuster cinema. Yet his success was controversial: many critics thought his work vulgar and misguided, and were further confused by Martin;s engagement with science, engineering and public affairs. Perhaps as a result, he has been unjustly neglected by modern art history. This long-overdue reassessment surveys the full range of Martin's achievement, examining the paintings and prints that made him famous, as well as his astoundingly accomplished watercolours. With many stunning illustrations capturing the full drama of Martin's vision, the book also includes searching essays by leading authorities on his life and work, providing new insights into the career of an extordinary and driven artist with a perpetually enquiring mind."--P [4] of cover
LC subject Martin, John, 1789-1854 -- Exhibitions
Martin, John, 1789-1854 -- Criticism and interpretation
Apocalypse in art -- Exhibitions
Add Author Myrone, Martin
Austen, Anna
Tate Britain (Gallery)
Alt Title Apocalypse
ISBN 9781854378897 (pbk.)
1854378899 (pbk.)