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Louise Nevelson: Sculpture & Collages (October 1 - October 30, 1999)
Michael Klein
1879173433
October 1999
Paperback
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Louise Nevelson
Arnold B. Glimcher
0525474390
Jan 1976
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Abstraction: The AmerIndian Paradigm
Cesar Paternosto
9074816274
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Less familiar strands of the history of modern art are often obscured by the canonical history of Western abstraction. In rethreading them, "Abstraction: The Amerindian Paradigm" ascertains the unfolding of an abstract art that was born of a cross-fertilization with the indigenous arts of the Americas. The abstract forms that have emerged from practices such as weaving and ceramics, which the West has long deemed "lowly crafts," are reread, challenging the dominant assumption that abstract art is a prerogative of the modern West. The uncompromising geometry and bold colors of ancient Andean weavings--insistently characterized in ethnographic and art historical discourses as decorative--are heralded here as the textile paradigm of abstraction, a grid that precedes by millennia the Western modernist grid. Between the...


Louise Nevelson
Laurie Lisle
0595190693
July 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In her trademark bandanna and exotic garb, flamboyant, self-assertive Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) posed as high priestess of modern sculpture. This persona, according to Lisle's solidly researched biography, was the convenient mask of a woman torn by lifelong depression and inferiority feelings, crippling guilt over the son she neglected and the desire to pursue personal independence at any cost. Born Leah Berliawsky in czarist Russia, she escaped a penurious girlhood in Maine by marrying shipping broker Charles Nevelson (whom she later divorced) and moving to New York City in 1920. During her years of bitter struggle for recognition, she took many lovers (among them Diego Rivera) while avoiding emotional commitment to any one man. As Lisle, biographer of Georgia O'Keeffe, charts Nevelson's trajectory from...


Biography Today, Annual Cumulation 1997: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers
Laurie Lanzen Lanzen Harris (Editor)
0780802764
December 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thirty-two people of current interest to young readers (ages 9 and up) are profiled in Biography Today 1997. They include footbal star Marcus Allen, Canadian singing sensations Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette, talk show hosts Bryant Gumbel and Rosie O'Donnell, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Claire Danes, and actors Harrison Ford and Christopher Reeve.


Biography Today: Author Series, Vol. 1
Laurie Lanzen Harris (Editor)
0780800141
August 1995
Hardcover
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Eight Who Made a Difference: Pioneer Women in the Arts
Erica Stux
1888105372
March 1999
Library Binding
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From Kirkus Reviews
In a useful but dutiful collection, Stux offers brief biographies of eight women who made recognized contributions to the arts during the 20th century. All of the womendancer Maria Tallchief, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, singers Marian Anderson and Beverly Sills, pianist Nadia Boulanger, painter Mary Cassatt, architect Julia Morgan, and sculptor Louise Nevelsonare fairly well known; highlights of their achievements are noted, as well as rewards and honors received. Some of the biographies are quite interesting, but the coverage is uneven and the choice of subject is not always apparent: Stux does not make Sills's contributions to opera seem as pioneering as those of Cassatt or Morgan, the latter of whom left a legacy of more than 700 buildings she had designed in an era when women in the field of architecture...


Interviews with American Artists
David Sylvester
0300092040
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Phillip Guston, Jasper Johns and many other luminaries of postwar 20th-century art were part of a celebrated series of interviews British art critic David Sylvester (Looking at Giacometti) recorded for the BBC during the 1960s. Transcribed, edited and collected here as Interviews with American Artists (along with a handful of more recent interviews with Jeff Koons, Alex Katz, Cy Twombly, and others), the interviews transport readers back to a moment of boundless artistic confidence and possibility. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Sylvester, an intrepid and perceptive art critic and author of celebrated books on Giacometti and Francis Bacon, conducted a series of...


Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art
Marjorie B. Cohn
0300096941
October 2002
Hardcover
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William Corbett, Arts Media
...[B]eautifully designed...Carefully annotated...[A] testimonial...reveal[ing] [Orswell's] unique relationship with...Smith...[and]...passion for life and...sculpture...

Book Description
Lois Orswell (1904-1998) was a pioneering collector of abstract expressionist art and modern sculpture. She was notable not only for the quality of her acquisitions but also for her exceptional position as a woman collector at a time when men dominated the art world. Orswell focused her attention on sculpture and drawings, rather than paintings, and her collection features the work of such canonical artists as Kline, de Kooning, Rodin, Calder, Moore, Nevelson, and many others. Of all these artists, none was more important than David Smith -- arguably the greatest American sculptor...

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