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Giorgio de Chirico: Endless Journey
Wieland Schmied
3791327941
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Giorgio de Chirico's idiosyncratic symbolic style had a powerful influence on 20th-century art, and in particular on Surrealism. His strange dreamscapes, featuring classical statues, Italian piazzas, sinister shadows, geometric objects, and mannequins are filled with enigma. This richly illustrated book focuses on the artist's mysterious and fascinating representations of the human form and describes how events and friendships in his life influenced his artistic development. At a young age de Chirico was deeply impressed by Arnold Boecklin's painting of Odysseus on the island of Calypso. De Chiroco appropriated Boecklin's Odysseus for his own paintings, at first with little modification, then pushing it ever further into the background until it appeared only as a shadow. The author explains how the figure underwent...


Artists' Houses
Gerard-Georges Lemaire
0865652309
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The homes of some of the world's most celebrated artists are featured in this eye-catching lavishly illustrated volume. From Frederic Church's Moorish castle on the Hudson River to Claude Monet's charming house and garden at Giverny in the French countryside to Giorgio de Chirico's sophisticated Roman apartment, this book reveals each artist's tastes and fashionable flair.Artists' Houses is a close-up look at the intimate hideaways that 15 great European and American artists created for themselves, filling them with the art, furnishings and books they cherished. Each house bears the unmistakable imprint of its owner: Alphonse Mucha's sitting room is awash in Belle Epoque furnishings and his own Art Nouveau posters. The parlor of Rosa Bonheur, known for her startling paintings of animals, contains her canvases along...


de Chirico
Giorgio de Chirico
0486430693
Nov 2003

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Book Description
Details from works by one of the forerunners of the Surrealist movement, including The Prodigal Son, Two Masks, and The Disquieting Muses.


Memoirs of Giorgio de Chirico
Giorgio De Chirico
0306805685
April 1994
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian


Enigma of Giorgio de Chirico
Margaret Crosland
0720610427
March 2000
Hardcover
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Giorgio De Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne
Michael Taylor
0876331649
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The enigmatic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), with their dreamlike imagery of deserted city squares filled with mysterious shadows, stopped clocks, and sleeping statues, had a profound influence on modern art. A key to understanding de Chirico's œuvre is an early series of eight paintings of the mythical Greek princess Ariadne. This theme, to which de Chirico returned again and again throughout his life, exhibits a serial approach to making art that foreshadows the work of Andy Warhol. Some 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and documentary photographs, as well as essays considering the literary, artistic, historical, and philosophical meanings of this series of paintings, including an unpublished text by Max Ernst, constitute an unparalleled range of primary research materials, and provide the...


Art of Enigma: The de Chirico Brothers and the Politics of Modernism
Keala Jane Jane Jewell
0271023589
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this interdisciplinary book, Keala Jewell reunites Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978) with his brother, Alberto Savinio (1891–1952), a prolific writer and painter who has been kept at the margins of the discussion of surrealism and, more generally, the culture politics of twentieth-century Italy. Yet as Jewell demonstrates, the brothers worked together during their formative years in Munich and Paris and always shared, on the one hand, a drive to salvage Mediterranean myth and history and, on the other, a deep involvement with art’s power to shape cultural identity and authority. Rather than looking for a key to unlock the secrets of the brothers’ recurrent use of dislocated spaces and bizarre hybrid figures, Jewell focuses on assessing the issues of identity and mastery put at stake in the haunting...


Katerina Fritsch
Katerina Fritsch
0944521266
Apr 1994
Paperback
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De Chirico and America
Maurizio Fagiolo Dell'arco
8842206822
March 1997
Paperback
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Hebdomeros & Other Writings
Giorgio De Chirico
1878972065
Dec 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his introduction, Ashbery hails the famed painter de Chirico's only novel as "the finest work of Surrealist fiction." Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
1928 novel, tr Wm Carlos Williams


Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne
Michael R. Taylor
185894189X
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The enigmatic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), with their dreamlike imagery of deserted city squares filled with mysterious shadows, stopped clocks, and sleeping statues, had a profound influence on modern art. A key to understanding de Chirico's œuvre is an early series of eight paintings of the mythical Greek princess Ariadne. This theme, to which de Chirico returned again and again throughout his life, exhibits a serial approach to making art that foreshadows the work of Andy Warhol. Some 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and documentary photographs, as well as essays considering the literary, artistic, historical, and philosophical meanings of this series of paintings, including an unpublished text by Max Ernst, constitute an unparalleled range of primary research materials, and provide the...


A Civilized Traveller's Guide to Turin
Eugenia Bell
1892145359
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This friendly and easy-to-use book will guide you—effortlessly, and at just the right tempo—through the cultural, artistic, and culinary generosity of a beautiful city. —Alice Waters

Nestled between the Alps and the Po River, Turin was hailed by Le Corbusier as the most beautifully situated city he'd ever seen, and by Giorgio de Chirico as the “most profound, most enigmatic, most disquieting city not only of Italy, but of the world.” Today Turin, an elegant city of more than a million people, with views of the Alps around every corner, is home to Italy's most vibrant contemporary art scene, as well as extraordinary architecture, sophisticated shops, and food and wine that are an epicurean's dream.

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Morandi (Gallery of the Arts Series)
Fabrizio D'Amico
8874391196
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This survey of the work of 20th-century Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, an increasingly popular subject of exhibits around the world, examines his still lifes, landscapes, and engravings and compares his work to those of similar subject matter. Cézannian concepts, metaphysics, and introspection are among the themes that reveal his boundless affection for domesticity and his desire to surpass it. This retrospective provides insight into Morandi's work and how his aesthetic differs from other 20th-century artists.


Building-Art: Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction
Joseph Masheck
0521440130
May 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Building-Art: Modern Architecture Under Cultural Construction is an anthology of essays by noted critic Joseph Masheck. Considering topics in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, its theory and practice, as well as selected achievements by such great modernists as Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn, Masheck also analyzes important monuments and architectural ideas of such artists as Giorgio di Chirico and Tony Smith. Contextualizing and culturally speculative, these studies address such issues as the distinction between architecture and "mere" building, and architecture and engineering, frequently drawing the reader into architectural problems that have persisted for at least two centuries. Demonstrating a concern with on-going modernism, Masheck's essays guide the reader through the...

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