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Michael Vincent Levey 1927–2008

Christopher White

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

Michael Vincent Levey (1927–2008), a Fellow of the British Academy, devoted his professional career to the National Gallery, becoming one of its most distinguished and effective directors. During his ... More


Postscript: After Kim

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This postscript to the book provides a brief account of Kipling’s career after Kim. It suggests some of the ways in which the divide between authoritarian and complex fiction, and the formal features ... More


Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this book provides an introduction to ... More


The Tragedies of Sophocles

James Morwood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675716
eISBN:
9781781380833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles' seven plays: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. It sets these between an ... More


An Age of Enlightenment

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the link between the maturing of the democracy and the emergence of a golden era of artistic and intellectual accomplishment, raising the question of the extent to which the ... More


James Joyce A Critical Guide

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a full and comprehensive account of the major writing of the modernist novelist James Joyce. Ranging right across Joyce's literary corpus from his earliest artistic beginnings to ... More


Generous Mistakes: Incidents of Error in Henry James

Michael Anesko

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198794882
eISBN:
9780191836404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

By combining the techniques of textual criticism and the insights of close reading, Generous Mistakes offers new perspectives not only on two of Henry James’s major novels (The Portrait of a Lady and ... More


A Lost Masterpiece and a Forgotten Favourite:: Ermione and Ricciardo e Zoraide

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For more than a century and a half Ricciardo e Zoraide and Ermione were the forgotten operas of Gioachino Rossini’s Naples years. The neglect of Ermione was as sudden as it was extraordinary. ... More


Introduction

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1944 French essay entitled “What France Means to You”, T. S. Eliot was able to state that he was lucky in discovering Paris during the academic year 1910–1911 as at that time the city served ... More


Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

Martin Kemp, Robert B. Simon, and Margaret Dalivalle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198813835
eISBN:
9780191851575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813835.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

In Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts the ‘Three Salvateers’—Robert Simon, Martin Kemp and Margaret Dalivalle—give a first-hand account of the discovery of ... More


Reading a Novel

Nicholas Royle

in Veering: A Theory of Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636549
eISBN:
9780748652303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the idea of reading a novel as an experience of veering, as well as looking at some of the ways in which novels themselves invite the readers to think about veering. It starts ... More


Quantity vs. Quality: Soviet Film Policy and the Intolerance of Imperfection

Maria Belodubrovskaya

in Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709944
eISBN:
9781501713804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709944.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most striking feature of Soviet filmmaking under Stalin was its declining output. The decline contradicted Stalin’s explicit wishes for a high quantity of high-quality films. This chapter ... More


Introduction

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198813835
eISBN:
9780191851575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813835.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Introduction sets the scene for the rest of the book, namely, the case of the lost and found masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, the Salvator Mundi. The book aims to set out a comprehensive ... More


The Foundations of Classical Archaeology

Stephen L. Dyson

in In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110975
eISBN:
9780300134971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110975.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the foundations of classical archaeology and discusses the French Academy in Rome, which was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV as a study center where artists could work creatively ... More


Making Masterpiece Matter: The Transnational Cultural Work of America’s Longest-Running Drama Program

Michele Hilmes

in Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190663124
eISBN:
9780190663162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663124.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Masterpiece, initiated as Masterpiece Theatre in 1971 and still running today, remains one of the most successful examples of transnational coproduction between the United States and Britain. This ... More


Pedro Almodóvar: Spain’s Enfant Terrible

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 1 describes the career of Almodovar, Europe’s most Influential director, in terms of four phases, from flamboyant bad boy to director of mature melodramas to the maker of four consecutive ... More


Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Cervantes' Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. This book offers an excursion into Cervantes' novel and traces ... More


From Delos to Paris: The Voyage of Apollo

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the Apollon Musagete, which embodies the essence of classicism. At one level, the ballet is an achievement of sheer visual beauty, asking little beyond what our senses ... More


Unified: Beethoven, the Beatles, and the Imperfect Ideology of the Masterpiece

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines the conventional notion of the musical masterpiece as a perfect synthesis of its various parts, a unified organic whole growing out of its musical DNA. Masterpieces seem to ... More


That Old Black Magic: Woody Allen’s Ambivalent Artistry

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Allen’s ambivalences about his art have produced films difficult to categorize in terms of genre—they are not quite art films, nor are they commercial in Hollywood’s sense. He has also gravitated ... More


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