Kenneth Clark

Life, Art and Civilisation

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Author: James Stourton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038535116X

Category: Art

Page: 496

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The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life. Kenneth Clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation, established him as a globally admired figure. Clark was prescient in making this series: the upheavals of the century, the Cold War among others, convinced him of the power of barbarism and the fragility of culture. He would burnish his image with two memoirs that artfully omitted the more complicated details of his life. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unseen archive, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the private man behind the figure who effortlessly dominated the art world for more than half a century: his privileged upbringing, his interest in art history beginning at Oxford, his remarkable early successes. At 27 he was keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean in Oxford and at 29, the youngest director of The National Gallery. During the war he arranged for its entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales and organized packed concerts of classical music at the Gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners during the bombing. WWII helped shape his belief that art should be brought to the widest audience, a social and moral position that would inform the rest of his career. Television became a means for this message when he was appointed the first chairman of the Independent Television Authority. Stourton reveals the tortuous state of his marriage during and after the war, his wife's alcoholism, and the aspects of his own nature that he worked to keep hidden. A superb work of biography, Kenneth Clark is a revelation of its remarkable subject.

The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form

A Study in Ideal Form

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866820

Category: Art

Page: 480

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From the art of the Greeks to that of Renoir and Moore, this work surveys the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.

Landscape Into Art

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Gibb Press

ISBN: 1406728241

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Kenneth Clark

A Biography

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Author: Meryle Secrest

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Dark Ghetto

Dilemmas of Social Power

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Author: Kenneth B. Clark

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819562265

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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Describes how the ghetto separates Blacks not only from white people, but also from opportunities and resources.

Feminine Beauty

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminine beauty (Aesthetics).

Page: 199

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Kenneth Clark

Looking for Civilisation

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Author: Chris Stephens,John-Paul Stonnard

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849762601

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series ' Civilisation'. After a period of neglect, there is now considerable interest in Clark among academics, publishers and broadcasters. As well as providing new research and information on Clark, the book is a significant intervention into histories of modern British art.0Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (19.5.-10.8.2014).

Moments of Vision

And Other Essays

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 191

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A selection of essays by the noted art critic and cultural historian discusses various facets of art, literature, and aesthetics

My Dear BB ...

The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Kenneth Clark, 1925-1959

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Author: Robert Cumming

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) and the legendary art critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865–1959) met in Italy. From that moment, they began a correspondence that lasted until Berenson's death at age 94. This book makes available, for the first time, the complete correspondence between two of the most influential figures in the 20th-century art world, and gives a new and unique insight into their lives and motivations. The letters are arranged into ten chronological sections, each accompanied by biographical details and providing the context for the events and personalities referred to. They were both talented letter writers: informative, spontaneous, humorous, gossipy, and in their frequent letters they exchanged news and views about art and politics, friends and family life, collectors, connoisseurship, discoveries, books read and written, and travel. Berenson advised Clark on his blossoming career, warning against the museum and commercial art worlds while encouraging his promise as a writer and interpreter of the arts. Above all, these letters trace the development of a deep and intimate friendship.

Civilisation

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473616727

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation. The author takes us from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he sketches an extraordinary cast of characters -- the men and women who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and of ourselves. He also highlights the works of genius they produced -- in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, and in science and engineering, from Raphael's School of Athens to the bridges of Brunel.

Choosing to Lead

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Author: Kenneth E. Clark,Miriam B. Clark

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 9781882197125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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A crucial component of leadership is the element of choice. Regardless of how much a person studies leadership, it is essential that he or she makes a conscious choice to accept the leadership role. This book defines leadership, gives examples of research in the field and explains how this knowledge can be used, describes leadership-development programs and surveys, and considers the literature of leadership. Chapters 1 through 4 define leadership and describe ways in which it might be exercised. Chapters 5 and 6 highlight research methods used to demonstrate the impact of improved leadership. The seventh and eighth chapters describe a leadership-development program at a well-known training center, with a focus on the tests and materials completed by participants before arrival and the actual program activities. Various programs in the education and training of leaders and managers are described in chapter 9. The ways in which experience develops and modifies leaders' behaviors are reviewed in the 10th chapter. Chapter 11 examines the uses of survey methods to assess the mood of group members and inform leaders of the effectiveness of their communication programs. Studies of the use of power and position and the outcomes of such use are reviewed in the 12th chapter. Chapter 13 summarizes literature on leadership and cultural differences, and chapter 14 highlights how reported studies can help leaders work better with followers and organizations to achieve objectives. A total of 127 propositions offered throughout the book are summarized in the final chapter. Chapter notes, 8 tables, 6 figures, and an index are included. The appendix contains a list of questions for self-review. (Contains 212 references.) (LMI)

Prejudice and Your Child

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Author: Kenneth B. Clark

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081956155X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 292

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Analyzes the impact of racial prejudice on Black and white children

Blake and visionary art

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: University of Glasgow French and German Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 22

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Racial Identity in Context

The Legacy of Kenneth B. Clark

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Author: Kenneth Bancroft Clark,Gina Philogène

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591471226

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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"This book presents a series of insightful discussions centered around the concept of identity as the key to understanding how racial minorities define reality, experience changes in racial consciousness, and perceive themselves and the world around them. This volume brings together many influential thinkers, writers, scholars, and researchers who tell a story that is deeply embedded in American society and still unfolding. The chapters are concise, well written, and presented in a sequence that captures the power and vision of Clark's testimony, rationale, methodology, and subsequent discoveries, which have altered the landscape of psychology. This volume is a must read for laypeople, students and professionals from a range of disciplines including psychology, social work, law, theology, ethics, sociology, and American history who will be impressed by the power and scope of the deeply probing analyses. This volume examines the continuing reality of racism but takes us beyond conceptions of "damage" to illuminate the strengths and resilience of African American culture. In a fitting tribute to Kenneth B. Clark, the contributors treat the cultural and historical context of racial identity as essential for a psychological analysis"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

Just Let Me Walk Away

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Author: Ray Kenneth Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615546704

Category: Military helicopters

Page: 282

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In 1966 a young Army lieutenant from small-town Oklahoma set foot in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a raw, inexperienced Huey pilot. Ray Clark would serve two harrowing tours in Vietnam, developing his piloting skills in combat. Clark has written an engrossing, poignant, and often humorous account of America's combat helicopter pilots and crew members: their adventures, triumphs and tragedies as they fought in a war like no other in America's history. A natural and masterful storyteller, Clark shares a personal memoir of war that Americans should heed carefully. Just Let Me Walk Away is a chronicle of a defining point in U.S. history, a tale of an unpopular war and the soldiers charged to fight it. This riveting, personal story is written with passion, dignity, and a commitment to truth. A day in the life of these American veterans is a story largely untold, an uncelebrated truth that Clark is compelled to reveal.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 274

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Clark's study of Leonardo is generally considered the clearest introduction available to the work of the controversial genius. This edition contains 128 plates, integrated into the text; a revised list of dates; an updated bibliography; and a new introduction.

One Hundred Details from the National Gallery

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Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: National Gallery London

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Presents details from a variety of paintings from the National Gallery in London, England along with commentary from the former directory of the Gallery.