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Hans Hofmann
James Yohe (Editor)
0847823806
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nature's purpose in relation to the visual arts is to provide stimulus-not imitation....From its ceaseless urge to create springs all Life-all movement and rhythm-time and light, color and mood-in short, all reality in Form and Thought." -Hans Hofmann

This book is the only comprehensive treatment of one of Abstract Expressionism's most important forefathers: Hans Hofmann. Hans Hofmann attends to every stage of his prolific career. Nearly 300 gorgeous color plates reveal this modern master's extraordinary sense of color: beautifully vibrant greens, rich blues and brilliant reds organized in strikingly powerful patterns. Sam Hunter, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, writes a substantive essay on every aspect of Hofmann's distinguished body of work. Five important essays by the artist himself are...


Hans Hofmann
Karen Wilkin
0807615269
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hans Hofmann's art "has the authority of pure vision. Van Gogh had that. Picasso has it. And Hans Hofmann also has a place with those giants who move straight into the light without being blinded by it."—Tennessee Williams, 1949 The painter Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures in post-war American art. In his lifetime, he came to be admired for his exuberant, color-filled canvases, but it was as an influential teacher, first in his native Germany, later in New York and Provincetown, that he was most renowned. Today, he is celebrated a giant of twentieth-century abstraction, and his pivotal role, along with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky, in the development of Abstract Expressionism is widely acknowledged. Published to accompany a retrospective of the artist's work...


Hans Hofmann
Helmut Friedel
1555951546
November 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures of post-war American art, for both his own abstract paintings and his influence as the legendary teacher of generations of artists in Germany, New York, and Provincetown.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Hans Hofmann
Cynthia Goodman
1558592512
July 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hoffman came to the United States in 1932. His style, influenced by the Fauves, Cubism, and Expressionism, was not fully abstract until the late 1930s. He had his own school of art in Munich, and his leadership of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism had much to do with his teaching in New York City and Provincetown. He is described as painting with gusto, but teaching with "coolness, precision, and objectivity." Vibrant color and rich texture are hallmarks of his work, illustrated here by many color plates. There are also interesting photographs of the middle-aged Hoffman. Goodman is currently organizing a Hofmann retrospective; she does a fair job of explaining his aesthetics to the layperson. For large general collections and art libraries. Hara L. Seltzer, NYPLCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information,...


Hans Hofmann
Cynthia Goodman
0896594416
July 1986
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Hoffman came to the United States in 1932. His style, influenced by the Fauves, Cubism, and Expressionism, was not fully abstract until the late 1930s. He had his own school of art in Munich, and his leadership of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism had much to do with his teaching in New York City and Provincetown. He is described as painting with gusto, but teaching with "coolness, precision, and objectivity." Vibrant color and rich texture are hallmarks of his work, illustrated here by many color plates. There are also interesting photographs of the middle-aged Hoffman. Goodman is currently organizing a Hofmann retrospective; she does a fair job of explaining his aesthetics to the layperson. For large general collections and art libraries. Hara L. Seltzer, NYPLCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information,...


Painting Summer in New England
Trevor Fairbrother
0300116926
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
With its stunning coastlines, mountains, lakes, forests, and scenic villages, New England has been an inspiration for American artists since the 19th century. This lively book considers the ways in which painters have responded to the region’s summer beauty as well as to its social and cultural preoccupations and characteristics. Works by such artists as Fitz Henry Lane, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Hans Hofmann, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, and Yvonne Jacquette depict subjects as wide ranging as the bucolic delights of farms and fields to the atmospheric light of New England’s rugged coasts to the ethnic and social diversity of urban street life. 
 Painting Summer in New England highlights the various styles and influences revealed...


Hans Hofmann: The Chimbote Project
Hans Hofmann
8495951738
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Of all the European artists present at the birth of American Abstract Expressionism, Hans Hofmann was among the most influential. Readers will see that geneology of power in this catalogue of designs for a mural Hofmann conceived to decorate a church--never built--commissioned from the Catalan architect Josep-Lluis Sert for Chimbote, Per. Hofmannís sketches for the port cityís bell emphasize his workís expressive, formal qualities, so much so that his abstracted crosses and suggestions of fish and boats, while recognizable, almost cease being iconographic to become purely graphic.


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Hans Hofmann (Editor)
026258008X
January 1967
Textbook Paperback
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Hofmann(Modern Masters Series)
Cynthia Goodman
0896594424
July 1986
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hoffman came to the United States in 1932. His style, influenced by the Fauves, Cubism, and Expressionism, was not fully abstract until the late 1930s. He had his own school of art in Munich, and his leadership of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism had much to do with his teaching in New York City and Provincetown. He is described as painting with gusto, but teaching with "coolness, precision, and objectivity." Vibrant color and rich texture are hallmarks of his work, illustrated here by many color plates. There are also interesting photographs of the middle-aged Hoffman. Goodman is currently organizing a Hofmann retrospective; she does a fair job of explaining his aesthetics to the layperson. For large general collections and art libraries. Hara L. Seltzer, NYPLCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information,...


Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection
Bruce Guenther
0691090491
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
For four decades after he wrote his first article in 1939, Clement Greenberg was a highly influential art critic whose support was decisive in the acceptance of abstract expressionism. In the early '80s, when most critics and academics had come to believe that art was a point of departure for theoretical constructs, Greenberg aroused deep hostility by continuing to focus on the formal elements of painting and sculpture. His close relationships to artists also made him a controversial figure. Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection celebrates the acquisition of his collection by the Portland Art Museum. He never bought a painting, and the 150 works are gifts from artists who appreciated his ideas and encouragement, including Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and the Canadian landscapist...


The Harold Letters, 1928-1943: The Making of an American Intellectual
Clement Greenberg
1582432392
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Legendary modernist art critic Greenberg (Art & Culture, etc.) was known for his harsh opinions. Indeed, one characteristic anecdote tells of his condemning some work by the painter Morris Louis, whereupon Louis destroyed all of the reviled canvases in despair. Despite his undeniable role in advancing a generation of American abstract expressionists from Jackson Pollock to Frank Stella, Greenberg's destructive urges overwhelm this collection of letters, edited by his widow, Janice Van Horne. Addressed over 15 years to a gay former college roommate of Greenberg's from Syracuse University, these letters are as macho as Hemingway and often twice as full of themselves. In one 1939 letter about Auden's work, Greenberg has "to admit to myself that my latest poems are better than his, on a higher level" and that Wallace...

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