Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation
Tate Britain 20 May – 14 August 2014
‘This exhibition explores the impact of the art historian and broadcaster Kenneth Clark (1903–1983), widely seen as one of the most influential figures in British art of the twentieth century. The exhibition examines Clark’s role as a patron and collector, art historian, and broadcaster, and celebrates his contribution to bringing art in the twentieth century to a more popular audience’.
Kenneth Clark is curated by Chris Stephens, Curator (Modern British Art) & Head of Displays, Tate Britain, and John-Paul Stonard, independent scholar, with John Wyver, University of Westminster, and Jenny Powell, Assistant Curator, Tate Britain.
The Books that Shaped Art History
Richard Shone (editor); John-Paul Stonard (editor and contributor)
This volume reassesses the impact of sixteen of the most important books published in the field of art history during the twentieth century. Each chapter is written by a leading art historian, curator, or one of the promising scholars of today. In bringing these cross-generational contributions together, the book presents a varied and invaluable overview of the history of art, told through its seminal texts.
‘…this thrilling account of the history of art in the 20th century’ — The Guardian
‘Path-breaking … a heroic account of how writing battles not to be reduced to helplessness by great art’ — The Financial Times
‘An invaluable and stimulating resource’ — Apollo
‘the essays are models of intelligent compression and lively instruction’ — Royal Academy Magazine
‘Points towards wide vistas of knowledge’ — The Literary Review
‘…a thought-provoking reflection on a century of brilliant Art Historical scholarship… sets the bar for the next generation’ — Daily Telegraph
Published by Thames & Hudson, March 2013
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
‘This book offers the first English language overview of Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s life and work. It features a detailed survey by John-Paul Stonard, who looks at the development of Nay’s art and his relationship to the culture and politics of his time, from the Weimar Republic through the Third Reich to the postwar division of Germany. Pamela Kort introduces Nay’s rise to fame in Germany followed by a comprehensive overview of Nay’s reception outside of Germany, specifically in America and Britain. The two texts are accompanied by full colour illustrations of Nay’s paintings and archival imagery of the artist’s life’
With an introduction by Norman Rosenthal
Published by Ridinghouse, December 2012
Fault Lines: Art in Germany 1945-55
This book examines the arts in Germany in the wake of the destruction of War, and in the context of political division.
‘..a well-researched and lucidly written book, which transcends its apparently rather narrow subject to become a fascinating piece of modern European history’ — Times Literary Supplement, March 2008
Published by Ridinghouse 2007