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John Martin

 (1789–1854) English painter and printmaker. Martin’s dramatic landscapes were particularly suited to illustrating Milton and the Bible. His mezzotints for Paradise Lost (S. ...

Harpsichord

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Edwin M. Ripin, Howard Schott, John Koster, Denzil Wraight, John Koster, Beryl Kenyon de Pascual, Edwin M. Ripin, Howard Schott, John Koster, John Koster, Alfons Huber, Denzil Wraight, Francesco Nocerino, Eva Helenius, William R. Dowd, John Koster, Edwin M. Ripin, Howard Schott, Charles Mould, Denzil Wraight, Edwin M. Ripin, HowardSchott, Lance Whitehead, BerylKenyon de Pascual, Luisa Morales, EvaHelenius, Howard Schott, MartinElste, and Anne Beetem Acker

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
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35,179 words
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...in the Postwar United States (diss., Duke U., 2010) Edwin M. Ripin / Howard Schott / John Koster /R (1); Denzil Wraight /R (2, i); John Koster /R (2, ii); Beryl Kenyon de Pascual (2, iv, 3, ii, e); Edwin M. Ripin / Howard Schott (with G. Grant O’Brien)/ John Koster (3, i); John Koster /R (3, ii, a–c); Alfons Huber /R (3, ii, d;4, iii, b); Denzil Wraight / Francesco Nocerino (3, iii); Eva Helenius (3, iv); William R. Dowd / John Koster /R(4, i); Edwin M. Ripin , Howard Schott / Charles Mould /R(4, ii); Denzil Wraight (4, iii);...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

...Gar Alperowitz , Atomic Diplomacy , 1965. Gabriel Kolko , The Politics of War , 1968. N. Gordon Levin Jr. , Woodrow Wilson and World Politics , 1968. John Lewis Gaddis , The United States and the Origins of the Cold War , 1972. Lloyd C. Gardner , Safe for Democracy , 1984. Loren Baritz , Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did , 1985. John W. Dower , War Without Mercy , 1986. Akira Iriye , The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific , 1987. H. W. Brands , The Devil We Knew:...

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Erin E. Fleming, Jennifer L. Koosed, Pierre Brulé, Christian Laes, Chris Frilingos, Karina Martin Hogan, John W. Martens, and Melvin G. Miller

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
25,560 words

...Letter to Philemon.” Journal of Biblical Literature 130, no. 4 (2011): 749–770. Martens, John W. “‘Do Not Sexually Abuse Children’: The Language of Early Christian Sexual Ethics.” In Children in Late Ancient Christianity , edited by Cornelia B. Horn and Robert R. Phenix , pp. 227–254. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. Martin, Dale B. Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation . Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2006. Rousselle, Aline . Porneia: On Desire and the Body in Antiquity . Translated by Felicia...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
47 words

..., John ( 1789–1854 ) English painter and printmaker . Martin’s dramatic landscapes were particularly suited to illustrating Milton and the Bible. His *mezzotints for Paradise Lost ( S. Prowett , 1825–7 and subsequent editions) capture the sublime nature of Milton’s epic poetry. Judy Crosby Ivy...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
178 words

..., John ( 1789–1854 ) Painter , born near Hexham in Northumberland. His relationship with literature was close: he illustrated John Milton 's Paradise Lost ( 1823–7 ); he drew subjects from Thomas Gray , Lord Byron , and Mary Shelley ; he was admired by poets and writers. It has been suggested that his Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion ( 1812 ) may have inspired a passage in John Keats 's Hyperion . P. B. Shelley wrote a poem to accompany the engraving, published in 1828 . William Beckford took Martin to Fonthill ( 1823 ). Edward...

Martin, John

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
661 words

...wrote in Dance Magazine that they were “literate without being highbrow, capable of enthusiasm without oozing nectar, sensible without being matter-of-fact.” Martin, John . World Book of Modern Ballet . Cleveland and New York, 1952. Walter Terry Interviews John Martin . Dance Magazine (January 1956): 36–39. Archives Back issues of the New York Times , 1927–1962, contain reviews and essays by Martin. Selma Jeanne...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
196 words

..., John ( 1789–1854 ). English painter and engraver. Martin was born near Newcastle where, after an apprenticeship to a coach painter, he studied under an expatriate Italian, Boniface Musso , with whom he moved to London in 1806 . After working as a china painter he exhibited a landscape at the RA, London , in 1811 followed, in 1812 , by Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion , the first of the dramatic biblical scenes which made his reputation. The huge popular success of Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still (London, United Grand Lodge) in...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
132 words

..., John ( 1770–1807 ), actor . Although William Dunlap calls him the first native American to become a professional player, he was probably deprived of that honor by the young Princeton graduate known only as Greville . However, he almost certainly was the first American to have an extended career on his native stages. Dunlap wrote of him, “He was of fair complexion, middle height, light figure, and played the youthful characters of many tragedies and comedies in a style called respectable…. He laboured hard, lived poor, and died young.” Martin made...

Martin, John

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009

..., John ( 1789–1854 ), painter , etcher , engraver , *engineer , and reformer . As a painter of a technologically modernized apocalypse and as the author of numerous projects for urban improvement, Martin offered a thoroughly industrialized version of the Protestant *millenarianism of the 1790s and early nineteenth century. It was through his mother that he had become acquainted with the millenarian tradition, a tradition which also had a powerful influence on his brothers, most notoriously Jonathan Martin , the religious enthusiast and incendiary of...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
1,222 words

...Martin, John ( 1789–1854 ), painter , etcher , engraver , engineer and reformer . Like Thomas Bewick , Martin was a Northumberland artist whose career and work was well known to the Brontës. Three of his large mezzotint prints hung on the Brontë Parsonage walls: The Deluge, Belshazzar's Feast , and Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still ; and a watercolour copy of his Queen Esther made by Branwell Brontë from Finden 's engraving in the Forget Me Not annual ( 1831 ) still survives in the BPM. Martin first exhibited at the Royal Academy of...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
476 words

...lived, Martin was reviled by Ruskin and other critics, who considered his work vulgar sensationalism. Few artists, indeed, have been subject to such extremes of critical fortune, and he later sank so much in esteem that very large and once famous paintings by him were sold in the 1930s for as little as £2. By the 1970s his reputation had greatly revived. Martin made mezzotints not only as a means of reproducing his paintings but also as original compositions. Most of them are of biblical subjects, and he also made celebrated illustrations to John Milton’s ...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
422 words

...ever lived, Martin was reviled by Ruskin and other critics, who considered his work vulgar sensationalism. Few artists, indeed, have been subject to such extremes of critical fortune, and he later sank so much in esteem that very large and once famous paintings by him were sold in the 1930s for as little as £2. By the 1970s his reputation had greatly revived. Martin made mezzotints not only as a means of reproducing his paintings but also as original compositions. Most of them are of biblical subjects and he also made famous illustrations to John Milton's ...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
110 words

...Martin, John ( b Louisville, Ky. , 2 Jun. 1893 ; d Saratoga Springs, NY , 19 May 1985 ) US ballet critic and dance writer . He was a pioneer in the field of dance criticism in America, the first dance critic to be appointed by a major newspaper, in his case the New York Times . From that position, which he held from 1927 to 1962 , he became one of the most influential champions of modern dance in America. His books include The Modern Dance (New York, 1933 ), Introduction to the Dance (New York, 1939 ), The Dance (New York, 1945 ) and ...

Martin, John

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Susan Au

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
346 words

..., John [ John Joseph ] ( b Louisville, KY , 2 June 1893 ; d Saratoga Springs, NY , 19 May 1985 ). Dance critic and writer . His early career included experience as an actor, director, and publicist, and service in the US Army. During his years in the theater he took particular interest in the work of Konstantin Stanislavsky, the Russian actor, director, and drama teacher whose emphasis on interior states is often cited as an influence on Martin's approach to dance. In 1927 he was named the first full-time dance critic for the New York Times, ...

Martin, John

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Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,624 words
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...Martin died soon after completing these visionary works. He remains one of the only representatives of Romanticism in English painting. Group Exhibitions 2007 , British Vision: Observation and Imagination 1750-1950 , Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent Solo Exhibitions 1970 , John Martin, 1789-1854: Artist, Reformer, Engineer , Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1992 , John Martin: Visionary Printmaker , York City Art Gallery, York 2006 , John Martin: Creation of Light , Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao (travelling exhibition) 2007 , John Martin:...

Martin, John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
268 words

..., John ( 1789–1854 ), was an English painter of huge melodramatic pictures, mostly illustrating such scenes as Joshua commanding the Sun to stand still ( 1816 ), his first sensational success. He preferred OT subjects, since in them he could indulge his taste for vast scenes of catastrophe, such as Belshazzar's Feast ( 1826 ), The Deluge ( 1834 ), and The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah ( 1852 ). Some of his works enjoyed great esteem in Paris, where they fitted in with the French tradition of ‘history’ painting, but this favour was more among...

Martin, John Alexander

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

..., John Alexander ( 1839–89 ) Union army officer with a Kansas volunteer regiment, born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania . Martin took part in the principal engagements of the Army of the Cumberland , including Chickamauga ( 1863 ), Missionary Ridge ( 1863 ), and the campaign in East Tennessee the following winter ( 1863–64 ). Martin was mustered out of the service in November 1864...

Martin-Harvey, John

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
115 words

...of Sir John Martin-Harvey ( 1933 ). He was knighted in 1921 . Alan Hughes Nicholas Butler , John Martin-Harvey: the Biography of an Actor-Manager ...

Martin, John Percival

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
116 words

..., John Percival ( 1880–1966 ), British Methodist missionary and author. The Reverend Mr. Martin wrote the Uncle series of six children's books in the mode of surreal fantasy. The first two books, Uncle ( 1964 ) and Uncle Cleans Up ( 1965 ), were published late in Martin's life, and the others posthumously. Uncle, an eccentric millionaire elephant in a purple dressing gown, lives at palatial Homeward with his main allies, Old Monkey and Cat Goodman. He engages in constant conflict with the inhabitants of squalid Badfort, including Beaver Hateman and...

Anster, John [Martin]

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
61 words

...John [Martin] ( 1793–1867 ) , poet and scholar. Born in Charleville, Co. Cork, he was educated at TCD, where he eventually became Regius Professor of Civil Law. His verse translation of the first part of Goethe's Faust as Faustus: A Dramatic Mystery ( 1835 ) was acclaimed immediately. The second part followed in 1864 . Xeniola ( 1851 ) was a collection of...

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