The Art of John Piper


Author: David Fraser Jenkins,Hugh Fowler-Wright

Publisher: Unicorn Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781910787052


Page: 500

View: 8086

A major artist of the twentieth century, John Piper (1903 92) was a pioneer of modern abstract art in Britain during the 1930s. Piper captured some of the most iconic moments of his time through his art, never letting himself be penned in by a single mode or method of expression. He painted the ruins of the Blitz in Coventry, London, and Bath; the beauty and loneliness of the summits and panoramas of Snowdonia; as well as quaint rural churches around Britain. He was also the designer of nine of the first productions of the operas and a ballet by Benjamin Britten, and a pioneer of lithography, screenprinting, and the use of color in ceramics. Finally, he was the designer of stained glass for the great cathedrals and churches of Coventry, Eton College, and Plymouth. The first published survey of the whole of John Piper s art throughout his long life, this volume offers a full account of his artistic ouevre with over three hundred beautiful images and supporting text written by two leading experts on Piper. "

The Prodigal's Sister (With the Art of Robert Doares)


Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143351687X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 3623

The Grace of God is so astonishing that we cannot adequately describe it. But Jesus knew how to say it-in a parable. With the drawings of Robert Doares depicting the setting, The Prodigal's Sister poetically and imaginatively retells the parable of the prodigal son with a startling twist. In the poem the younger sister of the prodigal sets out to reclaim her brother's life. The new life the prodigal finds in his father's love is mirrored in the mercy the legalistic elder brother finds when he learns that his slave-like labor is useless in winning his father's love. The Prodigal's Sister, which the author reads on the accompanying CD, rejoices over the incomparable grace of God. For anyone who has ever felt beyond the hope of joy, this poem opens a way home to the Father.

John Piper


Author: Darren Pih

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911595865

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 7455

Set to accompany the John Piper exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and written by its curator, this book presents a comprehensive examination of the English artist’s role as champion of modernism in Britain. John Piper (1903–1992) is renowned for his extraordinarily diverse practice that embraced landscape, architectural and abstract compositions, as well as his theatre and stage sets for Benjamin Britten and his stained-glass windows. The exhibition at Tate Liverpool is the first to examine Piper's role in European modernism, presenting major works by Piper alongside selected works by artists including Jean Hélion and Alexander Calder. The book contains works by Piper including painting, relief, collage and photography and also presents comparative works and information compiling over 70 images. The book is divided into the following sections: 1. Introduction 2. Early Paintings & Drawings 3. Going Abstract 4. Picturesque Landscapes & War Artist 5. The Postwar Landscape Accompanying the exhibition, this book offers an innovative look at the work of an incredibly versatile artist, evidencing how Piper’s work fused the creation of the European avant-garde with a powerful sensitivity to Britain and its history.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"


Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296


Page: 420

View: 7898

John Piper in the 1930s

Abstraction on the Beach


Author: David Fraser Jenkins,Frances Spalding,John Piper

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7143

John Piper was one of the leading Modernist artists of the twentieth century. This in-depth study covers the years of his early career, when he was largely working on the south coast of England. His engagement with the work of Picasso and Braque, his response to the onset of war, and the resulting tension between abstraction and realism in his painting are engagingly explored.

Wolfgang Mattheuer

Retrospektive : Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen


Author: Wolfgang Mattheuer,Ingrid Mössinger,Kerstin Drechsel,Hartmut Koch,Städtische Kunstsammlung zu Chemnitz

Publisher: Dornier Medienholding GmbH


Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 4160

The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God


Author: John Piper,Ric Ergenbright

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781581344554

Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 9892

A moving, interpretive poem about what Job discovered in his tragedy, complemented by stunning photography, creates a remarkable gift book that will stir a passion for God's supremacy in all things.

The Prints of John Piper

Quality and Experiment : a Catalogue Raisonné 1923-91


Author: Orde Levinson

Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781848220638

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 2853

This is an expanded and revised edition of Orde Levinson's definitive catalogue raisonne of the prints of John Piper: an essential reference book for collectors, curators, prints specialists and art historians, and an invaluable visual resource for all those with an interest in Piper's prolific and varied printmaking output. First published in 1987, and reissued with a complete prints catalogue in 1996 following Piper's death, the book has been thoroughly updated for this new edition, incorporating a new essay by David Fraser Jenkins on Piper's extraordinary experimental prints of the mid-1960s; a new Introduction by Orde Levinson; an up-to-date Bibliography and expanded lists of Designs, Exhibitions, Illustrations and Public Collections; unpublished archival photographs; and a completely updated page-design."

John Piper and Stained Glass


Author: June Osborne

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 3437

Written in collaboration with his widow, this is the first book to explore and reproduce the magnificent stained glass of this renowned 20th century artist. The internationally renowned artist John Piper (1903-1992) was arguably the greatest 20th century designer in stained glass and this is the first book to explore and reproduce this magnificent work. It establishes Piper's standing as a hugely influential artist beyond the medium of paint. Over 100 examples of Piper's stained glass from around the world are reproduced, allowing the reader to appreciate for the first time the range of the work and providing an illustrated historical catalog. Also reproduced are many original sketches and plans as well as photographs of the artist at work.

John Piper in Wales


Author: Arts Council of Great Britain. Welsh Committee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Painting

Page: 20

View: 7570

Inspirational Preaching


Author: John Piper,Craig Brian Larson

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598568590

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 9340

Here is an opportunity for pastors and seminary students to learn from the best. In this second book of the "Preacher's Toolbox" series, more of today's most popular Christian leaders offer sage advice on "Inspirational Preaching" that will motivate and encourage readers to deliver more effective and inspirational sermons. Teachers like John Piper, Brian Wilkerson, Gordon MacDonald and John Ortberg offer guidance and instruction from both personal and Biblical perspectives. Together with Book 1 of the "Preacher's Toolbox" series on "Prophetic Preaching," pastors and Christian leaders will have a well-spring of knowledge on the art of preaching today. Table of Contents - "The Supremacy of God in Preaching," by John Piper - "The Biggest Idea in Preaching," by Haddon Robinson - "Authentic Inspiration," by John Ortberg - "Helping People Think Higher," by Bryan Wilkerson - "Preaching the Wow Factor," by Lee Eclov - "Inspired and Inspiring," by Jeffrey Arthurs - "Fighting for Your Congregation's Imagination," by Skye Jethani - "Preaching with VIM, Not Just Vigor," by Bryan Wilkerson - "Your Text Has Feelings," by Kenneth Quicke - "Allowing Emotion to Buttress Truth," by Gary Fenton - "Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace: Why We Preach from Psalms," by Lee Eclov - "5 Veins of Deep Preaching," by Scott Chapman - "Soul Deep Preaching," by Gordon MacDonald - "Preacher as Advocate," by John Koessler - "Preaching with Childlike Wonder," by Matt Woodley - "Last Sunday You Preached Your Final Boring Sermon," by Michael Quicke - "A Good Mystery," by Richard Hansen - "Red Pill Preaching," by Mark Batterson -" Leading and Preaching," by Paul Borden

Quality and experiment

the prints of John Piper : a catalogue raisonné 1923-91


Author: Orde Levinson,John Piper

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7210

John Piper (1903-92) was unquestionably one of the most versatile British artists of the twentieth century. A great admirer of Picasso, he was at the cutting edge of many elements of the British art scene. Although best known for his paintings, Piper has achieved the highest respect for his works in stained glass and ceramics, his stage, set and costume designs, art-critical writings, and his large corpus of prints. The prints are innovative, lively and continuously challenge the medium. This book is the first catalogue of Piper's entire graphic work to be published, and completes the record started by Orde Levinson's 1987 catalogue raissone of Piper's prints. This new updated catalogue incorporates prints produced between 1987 and Piper's death in 1992, as well as newly discovered earlier prints. All works are illustrated (with all colour works reproduced in colour), and the corpus of prints includes etchings, aquatints, wood engravings, lithographs and screenprints. In order to show the importance of the prints in the wider context of Piper's life and work, Order Levinson has included a short essay on Piper's prints; biographical notes; and lists of Piper's designs for stage sets, stained glass and tapestries, which often relate to his prints. The reference material is now certainly the most comprehensive ever compiled on Piper, and allows the reader to survey the development of his artistic concerns. This is the definitive study of the prints of John Piper, and will enable all readers to appreciate his mastery anew.

Adrian Piper

Race, Gender, and Embodiment


Author: John P. Bowles

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349205

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 5048

This in-depth analysis of Adrian Piper s art locates her groundbreaking work at the nexus of Conceptual and feminist art of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Setting the Record Straight

A Material History of Classical Recording


Author: Colin Symes

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819567215

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 571

The words surrounding music influence how we listen to it.

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture


Author: Charissa N. Terranova,Meredith Tromble

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317419510

Category: Architecture

Page: 546

View: 1110

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates bioart and bioarchitecture within an expanded field of biology in art, architecture, and design. It proposes an emergent field of biocreativity and outlines its historical and theoretical foundations from the perspective of artists, architects, designers, scientists, historians, and theoreticians. Includes over 150 black and white images.

John Piper, Myfanwy Piper

A Biography


Author: Frances Spalding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198804826


Page: 624

View: 7041

This book is about a shared journey made by John and Myfanwy Piper who early on settled down in a small hamlet on the edge of the Chilterns, whence they proceeded to produce work which placed them centre stage in the cultural landscape of the twentieth century. Here, too, they fed andentertained many visitors, among them Kenneth Clark, John Betjeman, Osbert Lancaster, Benjamin Britten, and the Queen Mother. Their creative partnership encompasses not only a long marriage and numerous private and professional vicissitudes, but also a genuine legacy of lasting achievements in thevisual arts, literature and music. Frances Spalding also sheds new light on the story of British art in the 1930s. In the middle of this decade John Piper and Myfanwy Evans (they did not marry until 1937) were at the forefront of avant-garde activities in England, Myfanwy editing the most advanced art magazine of the day and Johnworking alongside Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and others. But as the decade progressed and the political situation in Europe worsened, they changed their allegiances, John Piper investigating in his art a sense of place, belonging, history, memory, and the nature of nationalidentity, all issues that are very much to the fore in today's world. Myfanwy Piper is best known as "Golden Myfanwy", Betjeman's muse and for her work as librettist with Benjamin Britten. John Piper was an extraordinarily prolific artist in many media, his fertile career stretching over six decades and involving him in many changes of style. Having been an abstractpainter in the 1930s, he became best known for his landscapes and architectural scenes in a romantic style. This core interest, in the English and Welsh landscape and the built environment, developed in him a sensibility that took in almost everything, from gin palaces to painted quoins, from ruinedcottages to country houses, from Victorian shop fronts to what is nowadays called industrial archeology. His capacious and divided sensibility made him defender of many aspects of the English landscape and the built environment, while in his art he became an heir of that great tradition encompassingWordsworth and Blake, Turner, Ruskin, and Samuel Palmer. He was torn between the pleasures of an abstract language liberated from time and place and those embedded in the locale, in buildings, geography, and history. Today, this expansive contradictoriness seems quintessentially modern, his dividedresponse finding an echo in our own ambivalence towards modernity. Both Pipers created what seemed to many observers an ideal way of life, involving children, friendships, good food, humour, the pleasures of a garden, work, and creativity. Running through their lives is a fertile tension between a commitment to the new and a desire to reinvigorate certain nativetraditions. This tension produced work that is passionate and experimental. "Only those who live most vividly in the present", John Russell observed of John and Myfanwy Piper, "deserve to inherit the past".

Where on Earth is Heaven?


Author: Jonathan Stedall

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 1907359559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 3032

An exploration of life's mysteries prompted by the author's young son asking: Where on earth is heaven? This led to the TV series, The Long Search, and to film making in the African Bush with Laurence van der Post, the hill temples of northern India, San Francisco, a Taiwanese funeral, by train to Arcadia and by bicycle through the lanes of Cornwall -and through his encounter with scientists, artists and philosophers. He believes that a new spirituality is emerging that goes beyond the dualism inherent in phrases like 'spirit and matter', life and death', heaven and earth'.

Spies In The Sky

The Secret Battle for Aerial Intelligence during World War II


Author: Taylor Downing

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128093

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3075

SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little-known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who invented a completely new science to analyse those pictures. They were inventive and ingenious; they pioneered the development of 3D photography and their work provided vital intelligence throughout the war. With a whole host of colourful characters at its heart, from the legendary pilot Adrian 'Warby' Warburton, who went missing while on a mission, to photo interpreters Glyn Daniel, later a famous television personality, and Winston Churchill's daughter, Sarah, SPIES IN THE SKY is compelling reading and the first full account of the story of aerial photography and the intelligence gleaned from it in nearly fifty years.