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Witkovsky, Matthew S. 1967-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 4,808 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition, pictorial works  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Film editor, wst, Contributor, Curator, Moderator, zxx, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: TR23, 770.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew S Witkovsky
The art of the American snapshot, 1888-1978 : from the collection of Robert E. Jackson by Sarah Greenough( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue of a fall 2007 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, The Art of the American Snapshot reproduces some 250 snapshots, drawn from the collection of Robert E. Jackson and from recent gifts he has made to the National Gallery. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of American snapshot imagery and describes how technical, social, and cultural factors affected the look of snapshots at different periods."--Jacket
Avant-garde art in everyday life : early-twentieth-century European modernism( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents profiles of six European artists and photographs of their work to showcase the use of modernism on objects and products used for daily life during the twentieth century
Light years : conceptual art and the photograph, 1964-1977( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book highlights the work of artists such as Vita Acconci, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, and Ed Ruscha
Foto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 by Matthew S Witkovsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this book presents the creations of approximately one hundred individuals whose work redefined the very notion of art and embodies at times a dizzying freedom from traditional social roles. The book includes an introductory essay by Peter Demetz, as well as maps, biographies of the featured photographers, and a scholarly bibliography."--Jacket
The Dada seminars by Leah Dickerman( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 12 illustrated essays, these case studies on artists and concepts present Dada as a coherent movement with a set of operating principles
Moholy-Nagy : future present( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pioneering artist László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) worked across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. This publication, which offers a fresh and extensive examination of his output, accompanies the first major American survey of Moholy's oeuvre in nearly a half century and represents the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years. The catalogue reproduces a vast selection of Moholy's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages--all of which are reproduced together here for the first time--and late works in Plexiglas. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into his materials and working methods; the relation among writing, administration, and art making in his practice; and his influence on contemporary art. Particular emphasis is given to Moholy's American years and his leadership of the Chicago Bauhaus as well as his reception as a painter"--
Dawoud Bey : Harlem U.S.A. by Dawoud Bey( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, when African-American photographer Dawoud Bey showed twenty-five photographs at the Studio Museum in Harlem under the heading Harlem U.S.A., the exhibition offered a young artist's vision of a moment in the neighborhood's life. Published here as a complete set for the first time, Dawoud Bey: Harlem U.S.A. also includes five previously unpublished photographs from the same period. Bey's vintage images are given new context in an essay by emerging African-American writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who undertook her own fascinating study of Harlem in 2011.Bey, who grew up in Queens with family roots in Harlem, has become one of most widely acclaimed portraitists on the contemporary scene. This handsome book, with faithful duotone reproductions, provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit a classic portfolio of images that still resonates in today's culture"--
Josef Koudelka : nationality doubtful by Matthew S Witkovsky( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective catalogue features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938). A leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-founded by his close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka has been a legend since the publication of his unforgettable eyewitness photographs taken during the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led troops in 1968. In addition to Invasion and Exiles, Koudelka's most ambitious project, Gypsies, is featured with the complete set of twenty-two prints first exhibited in 1967. Wilfully independent and reclusive despite his renown, Koudelka's impressive imagery is accompanied here by five essays that provide a thorough understanding and appreciation of this outstanding artist.0Exhibition: The Art Institute of Chicago, USA (7.6.-7.9.2014) / The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (11.11.2014-29.3.2015) / Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, Spain (9.-11.2015)
Foto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 by Matthew S Witkovsky( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this book presents the creations of approximately one hundred individuals whose work redefined the very notion of art and embodies at times a dizzying freedom from traditional social roles. The book includes an introductory essay by Peter Demetz, as well as maps, biographies of the featured photographers, and a scholarly bibliography."--Jacket
Jindřich Heisler : surrealism under pressure, 1938-1953 by Jindřich Toman( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czech poet and photographer Jindrich Heisler (1914-1953) joined the Czech Surrealist Group in 1938, just as Nazi occupation of the country was driving the movement and Czech artists underground. Heisler published his first book of poetry a year later. In his brief and courageous career -- Heisler died suddenly at the age of thirty-eight -- he produced some of the most remarkable assemblage work of the Surrealist movement, including what is arguably the single-most important photobook produced in the 20th century, From the Strongholds of Sleep (1940-41). -- Book jacket
Sarah Charlesworth : stills by Sarah Charlesworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise yet breathtaking book is the first publication of Sarah Charlesworth's (1947-2013) photographic series collectively entitled Stills. Charlesworth made a name for herself as a member of the New York-based Pictures Generation artists when, in 1980, she produced this series of 14 large-scale photographs. Like her previous work, the images were appropriated from newspapers, which Charlesworth re-photographed. The images that comprise Stills hauntingly depict people falling or jumping from buildings, the suspended moment further dramatized by the photographs' scale: Charlesworth's prints measure over six feet tall. Seven of the 14 photographs were exhibited in 1980 at the apartment of the artist's dealer, but the other half was not printed until 2012, when she created a unique artist's proof edition from her original negatives for the Art Institute of Chicago. Until now, the full series has never before been published or exhibited together. Following an essay by Matthew S. Witkovsky, this landmark publication presents Stills in its entirety for the first time"
Diary/Landscape by James Welling( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible man : Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem by Gordon Parks( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the mid-1940s, Gordon Parks was a successful photographer and Ralph Ellison began work on his acclaimed novel Invisible Man (1952). It is relatively unknown, however, that the two men were friends and that their common vision of racial injustice inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled “Harlem Is Nowhere” for '48: The Magazine of the Year. Conceived while Ellison was already writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic - the first non-segregated psychiatric clinic in New York City - as a case study for the social and economic conditions of the neighborhood. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs and during the winter months of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem. In 1952 they worked together again on "A Man Becomes Invisible" for the August 25 issue of Life magazine, which promoted Ellison's newly released novel. This is the first publication on Parks' and Ellison's collaboration on these two projects, one of which was lost while the other was published only in reduced form. The catalogue provides an in-depth look at the artists' shared vision of black life in America, with Harlem as its nerve center. Book published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name originating at The Art Institute of Chicago, 21 May to 28 August 2016." -- from artist's website
Provoke : between protest and performance : photography in Japan 1960-1975 by Erzherzogliche Kunstsammlung Albertina( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short-lived Japanese magazine Provoke is recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the postwar era, uniting the country's most contentious examples of protest photography, vanguard fine art, and critical theory of the late 1960s and early 70s in only three issues overall. Provoke is accordingly treated here as a model synthesis of the complexities and overlapping uses of photography in postwar Japan. The writing and images by Provoke's members -- critic Koji Taki, poet Takahiko Okada, photographers Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Daido Moriyama -- were suffused with the tactics developed in some Japanese protest books which made use of innovative graphic design and provocatively "poor" materials. Recording live actions, photography in these years was also an expressive form suited to emphasize and critique the mythologies of modern life with a wide spectrum of performing artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura and Jiro Takamatsu. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition ever to be held about the magazine and its creators and focuses on its historical context. It covers the preliminary period leading to its first and the aftermath following its last issue. Provoke takes shape as a strongly interpretative explanation of currents in Japanese art and society at a moment of historical collapse and renewal
Lewis Baltz texts by Lewis Baltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabet by Vítězslav Nezval( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1926 the Czech dancer Milca Mayerová choreographed the alphabet as a photo-ballet. Each move in the dance is made to the visual counterpoint of Karel Teige's typographic music. Teige was a constructivist and a surrealist, a poet, collagist, photographer, typographer and architectural theorist, and his 1926 photomontage designs for the alphabet are a uniquely elegant and witty invention, and one of the enduring masterpieces of Czech modernism
Jean-Luc Mylayne : mutual regard by Jean-Luc Mylayne( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prototype works by Lewis Baltz( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Williams : the production line of happiness by Christopher Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronologically examining the nature of his art within the context of mass media and photojournalism, this handsome volume charts the thirty-year career of the artist and photographer Christopher Williams (b. 1956). Featuring 100 color illustrations, the book also includes a trio of essays by authors Mark Godfrey, Roxana Marcoci, and Matthew S. Witkovsky that demonstrate how Williams, with high craft and a critical eye, deliberately engages yet reinterprets the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives, and commercial imagery through uncanny mimicry. Committed to the history of photography as a medium of art and intellectual inquiry, Williams's current series tackles the interplay of photography and cinema, upending viewer expectations and the role of spectacle"--
 
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The art of the American snapshot, 1888-1978 : from the collection of Robert E. Jackson
Alternative Names
Witkovsky, Matthew

Witkovsky, Matthew 1967-

Witkowski, Matthew.

Witkowski, Matthew 1967-

Languages
English (120)

Covers
Avant-garde art in everyday life : early-twentieth-century European modernismFoto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945The Dada seminarsFoto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945The prototype works