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Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
Sue Prideaux
0300110243
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Most famous for his painting The Scream, an iconic expression of anxiety and a reflection of his inner torment, Edvard Munch strove to paint his "soul's diary," a quest Prideaux chronicles incisively in this fascinating study. The first comprehensive English-language biography of Munch (1863–1944) presents an in-depth artistic, intellectual and psychological portrait of the Norwegian artist. A novelist and art historian, Prideaux (Magnetic North) enlivens her narrative with excerpts from Munch's diaries, effectively tracing the roots of his mental suffering: his father's religious fanaticism, the death of his mother and favorite sister, the insanity of another sister and the fear that he would go mad himself. Prideaux also charts Munch's intellectual influences, his immersion in Nietzsche and Dostoyevski...


The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
Edward Dolnick
0060531177
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The little-known world of art theft is compellingly portrayed in Dolnick's account of the 1994 theft and recovery of Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream. The theft was carried out with almost comical ease at Norway's National Gallery in Oslo on the very morning that the Winter Olympics began in that city. Despite the low-tech nature of the crime, the local police were baffled, and Dolnick (Down the Great Unknown; Madness on the Couch) makes a convincing case that the fortunate resolution of the investigation was almost exclusively due to the expertise, ingenuity and daring of the "rescue artist" of the title: Charley Hill, a Scotland Yard undercover officer and former Fulbright scholar who has made recovering stolen art treasures his life's work. Hill is a larger-than-life figure who seems lifted from the...


Munch
John Boulton Smith
0714827320
August 1998
Paperback
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The Symbolist Prints of Edvard Munch
Elizabeth Prelinger
0300069529
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
The artwork in The Symbolist Prints of Edvard Munch is so beautifully reproduced that one might be tempted to tear out pages, frame them and hang them on the wall. Munch's work, which constitutes some of the 20th century's greatest printmaking, is presented through the lens of an extraordinary private collection that includes almost every one of his prints along with alternate versions and early sketches. Elizabeth Prelinger's essays provide background on Munch's life, printmaking techniques, and the development of his symbolist aesthetic. An exciting element of the book is an evocative essay by renowned critic, Peter Schjeldahl, who, in inimitable style, likens Munch's effect on the viewer to that of listening to the early work of a favorite rock-star. Published on the occasion of an exhibit at the Art Gallery of...


Munch
Ulrich Bischoff
9707181990
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
For Edvard Munch (1863-1944), painting was an act of self-liberation. The Scream and other treatments of fear, desperation, and death — beautifully sampled here — still exert a powerful visual and psychological effect on modern viewers. Too individual to be identified with any single movement, Munch is nevertheless considered a pioneer of Expressionism.


After the Scream: The Late Paintings of Edvard Munch
Elizabeth Prelinger
0300093438
February 2002
Hardcover
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ARTnews
[Makes] the case that . . . Munch’s later works . . . add a new dimension to our view of his career.

Book Description
Expressing the anxieties of the late nineteenth century and the uncertainties of the modern world, Edvard Munch (1862-1944) often depicted in his works dangerously seductive fin de siècle women, sickly figures, and isolated characters in barren landscapes. These powerful, haunting paintings are widely recognized and revered, especially his iconic work The Scream (1893). Yet few admirers of Munch's early works realize that the artist lived well into the twentieth century and was enormously productive almost to the time of his death. This compelling book, focusing on more than sixty of Munch's later paintings, reveals the surprising, vibrant work of a...


Edvard Munch
Uwe M. Schneede
0393307654
June 1991
Paperback
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Edvard Munch: Theme and Variation
Edvard Munch
3775712704
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Loneliness, jealousy, love, and death. There is hardly another artist who explored the basic experiences of human life and his own personal angst so forcefully and in such unsettling images as the Norwegian painter and graphic artist Edvard Munch. Munch's depictions of the crisis of the individual positioned his work as representative of modern consciousness, and the form he used to express this inner drama set him as a precursor and founder of expressionism. Munch's entire creative period is characterized by a continuous return to his central, melancholic motif of the human condition. In essays by well-known authors in the field, this volume provides a unique, complex, and expansive analysis of the emergence, development, and inner fabric of theme and variation in Munch's oeuvre. Different versions and renditions of...


The Private Journals of Edvard Munch: We Are the Flames Which Pour Out of the Earth
Edvard Munch
0299198146
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Scandinavia's most famous painter, the Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is probably best known for his painting The Scream, a universally recognized icon of terror and despair. (A version was stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, in August 2004, and has not yet been recovered.) But Munch considered himself a writer as well as a painter. Munch began painting as a teenager and, in his young adulthood, studied and worked in Paris and Berlin, where he evolved a highly personal style in paintings and works on paper. And in diaries that he kept for decades, he also experimented with reminiscence, fiction, prose portraits, philosophical speculations, and surrealism. Known as an artist who captured both the ecstasies and the hellish depths of the human condition, Munch conveys these emotions in his diaries but also...


Edvard Munch: The Complete Graphic Works
Gerd Woll
0810908743
October 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This definitive updating and expansion of previous catalogs dating from the 1920s will remain the chief reference for Munch's graphic oeuvre for a long time to come. Woll, the senior curator of prints and drawings at the Munch Museum in Oslo, has spent 15 years studying the 17,000 sheets there and a further 6000 impressions in public and private collections worldwide to establish the 748 separate works representing Munch's graphic production (all are reproduced here, many in color). Appendixes list related drawings, reproductions, fakes, major print exhibitions of Munch's work, and a concordance with the earlier catalogs by Gustav Schiefler. Woll provides a clear and informative 25-page overview of Munch's 50 years of printmaking, but the bulk of the text is the 390 pages of catalog entries. Each entry...


Six Munch Cards
Edvard Munch
0486410668
June 2000

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Book Description
The Scream, an icon of 20th-century angst by Norway's greatest painter, plus Evening on Karl Johan Street, Madonna, The Dance of Life, Self-Portrait, and Three Girls on a Jetty.


Munch
Edvard Munch
0486419673
Dec 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Russian painter Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935) is remembered primarily as the founder of the short-lived Suprematist movement in the 1920s. Yet his style varied quite a lot, tracing a curve from representation, followed by abstraction, and thence a return to the human figure. Similarly, Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is so associated with his icon of angst, The Scream (1893), that his later, more painterly landscapes and portraits are often forgotten. Because these artists are best known for a small part of their output, these volumes, which review their entire careers, are particularly valuable. Textual matter is whittled to a minimum. Each volume contains just a pair of two-page essays: a terse biographical sketch followed by a succinct aesthetic commentary. As a result, these thin titles cannot be thought of...


Edvard Munch and the Physiology of Symbolism
Shelley Wood Cordulack
0838638910
October 2002
Hardcover
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Edvard Munch
J. P. Hodin
0500201226
Feb 1985
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Graphic Works of Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch
0486237656
October 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
90 haunting, evocative prints by first major Expressionist artist and one of the greatest graphic artists of his time: The Scream, Anxiety, Death Chamber, The Kiss, Madonna, On the Jetty, Picking Apples, Ibsen in the Cafe of the Grand Hotel, etc. Introduction by Alfred Werner.

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