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Andre Kertesz
Aperture
0893817406
September 1997
Hardcover
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Review
"There is in the work of Kertész a sense of the sweetness of life, a free and childlike pleasure in the beauty of the world and the preciousness of sight."--John Szarkowski, Looking at Pictures


Leger Cameo
Abrams
0810946882
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Moi Ver: Paris
Maya Raviv-Vorobeichic (Editor)
3882438207
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In Paris, his quintessential avant-garde book, Moï Ver succeeded in blending dynamic photographic montage with elaborate graphic layouts. Utilizing the double-spread as one unified place, each turn of the page not only surprised but accentuated the charged rhythm built into the book itself. The bulk of information in these pictures documents mundane street activities in the cobblestone-covered Paris of the late 20s. But the method in which Moï Ver chose to present his material, in its kaliedoscopic layering and frenzied repetitiveness, emphasized an experiential approach to picture construction--as if we, the viewers, were walking about, bombarded by noise and reflected light. Within each picture, visual data is spliced with pattern, alluding to a lapse of time, as if they were short film vignettes....


Fernand Leger
Carolyn Lanchner
0870700529
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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The New York Times Book Review, Zoe H. Rice
The reproductions in Fernand Léger show that his art went beyond Cubist shapes, primary colors and machine imagery; his merging of Cubist stasis with undulating volume can only be called masterly. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Fernand Léger is the only major modern artist to choose modernity itself as his subject. From his early series Contrastes de formes of 1913-14--the first fully abstract works to emerge from Cubism--through his paintings of construction workers from the late 1940s and early 1950s, his enduring subject was the pulse and dynamism of everyday life. Léger saw the 20th century environment as a "state of contrasts," a condition that he translated into art through...


Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Von Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim
Vivian E. Barnett
0892073276
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A talented artist who studied in Munich, Berlin, and Paris, Hilla Rebay embraced the idea of non-representational art as both a style and an aesthetic philosophy. At age 22 she began to exhibit and was introduced to the influential and avant-garde gallery Der Sturm in Berlin, where she was drawn to modern giants such as Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. When Rebay moved to America in 1927, she was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim to paint his portrait, and from that point she began her mission to enlighten him with the art she so fervently supported. Rebay introduced Guggenheim to artists such as Kandinsky, and in 1937, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation for the magnificent collection he had purchased, based on Rebay's advice. In 1939, he and Rebay started the Museum of Non-objective...


Fernand Leger
Carolyn Lanchner
0870700537
Jan 2002
Paperback
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The New York Times Book Review, Zoe H. Rice
The reproductions in Fernand Léger show that his art went beyond Cubist shapes, primary colors and machine imagery; his merging of Cubist stasis with undulating volume can only be called masterly. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Fernand Léger is the only major modern artist to choose modernity itself as his subject. From his early series Contrastes de formes of 1913-14--the first fully abstract works to emerge from Cubism--through his paintings of construction workers from the late 1940s and early 1950s, his enduring subject was the pulse and dynamism of everyday life. Léger saw the 20th century environment as a "state of contrasts," a condition that he translated into art through...


The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum
Vivien Endicott Barnett
0300096356
November 2002
Hardcover
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Choice
"[P]rovides history and documentation essential for understanding the influence of Scheyer, Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky, and Feininger on American art."

Book Description
A famous art collector, dealer, and indomitable champion of modern art, Emmy (Galka) Scheyer (1889-1945) is best known as the founder of the Blue Four artists' group, whose members were Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky, and Vasily Kandinsky. Through her contacts with the art world in Europe and America, Scheyer acquired a remarkable collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture. This book presents almost five hundred items from the collection, reproducing most in full color. It features numerous works by the Blue Four, as well as those by eminent European artists and artists Scheyer knew in...


Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation
Charlotte Perriand
1580930743
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1927, the French designer Charlotte Perriand—then only twenty-four years old—won instant acclaim for her design for the "Bar sous le toit" (bar in the garret), shown at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. The project brought her to the attention of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, who asked Perriand to join their atelier. There she was put in charge of the furniture and fittings program and worked on such legendary designs as the sculptural "chaise lounge," the "grand confort" chair, and the "fauteuil à dossier basculant" (sling chair). Her autobiography, "Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation"—published in France in 1998—is the first mahor English-language volume on her career and personal history. In addition to her association with Le Corbusier, Perrieand recounts her experiences in Russia,...


Cubism
Neil Cox
0714840106
October 2000
Paperback
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The Cubist Painters
Guillaume Apollinaire
0520243536
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Guillaume Apollinaire's only book on art, The Cubist Painters, was first published in 1913. This essential text in twentieth-century art presents the poet and critic's aesthetic meditations on nine painters: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Marie Laurencin, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, and Marcel Duchamp. As Picasso's closest friend and Marie Laurencin's lover, Apollinaire witnessed the development of Cubism firsthand. This collection of essays and reviews, written between 1905 and 1912, is a milestone in the history of art criticism, valued today as both a work of reference and a classic example of modernist creative writing.
In addition to a faithful and fluid translation of Apollinaire's text, Peter Read provides his own scholarly analysis of its importance in...


The Cubist Painters
Guillaume Apollinaire
0520243544
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Guillaume Apollinaire's only book on art, The Cubist Painters, was first published in 1913. This essential text in twentieth-century art presents the poet and critic's aesthetic meditations on nine painters: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Marie Laurencin, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, and Marcel Duchamp. As Picasso's closest friend and Marie Laurencin's lover, Apollinaire witnessed the development of Cubism firsthand. This collection of essays and reviews, written between 1905 and 1912, is a milestone in the history of art criticism, valued today as both a work of reference and a classic example of modernist creative writing.
In addition to a faithful and fluid translation of Apollinaire's text, Peter Read provides his own scholarly analysis of its importance in...


Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Robert L. McGrath
081560663X
November 2000
Hardcover
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Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle
Werner Schmalenbach
3791324098
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Rousseau's series of jungle painitngs are widely seen as the pinnacle of his achievement. The artist's work was and still continues to be the subject of controversy. This book answers many of the questions surrounding Rousseau's importance as an artist, reproducing in high-quality color his jungle paintings and examining them in a wider art-historical context.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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