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Steinberg, Saul

Works: 448 works in 971 publications in 8 languages and 11,333 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Designer, Lithographer, Artist, Creator, Honoree, Set designer , Collector, Engraver, Other
Classifications: NC1429.S588, 741.5973
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Saul Steinberg : illuminations by Joel Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for his barbed and brilliant art for The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) did much more. He executed public murals, designed fabrics and stage sets, was an inventive collagist and printmaker, and turned his magic touch to the fields of painting, sculpture, advertising, and even wartime propaganda. This is the first comprehensive look at Steinberg's contribution to twentieth-century art, which was that of a modern-day illuminator, putting word and image in play to create art that spoke to the eyes, and minds, or readers." "An introduction by poet Charles Simic tracks the origins of Steinberg's darkly comic sensibility in the "Balkan bazaar" of the artist's native Romania. Joel Smith shows how architectural training and an early rise to fame as a cartoonist in fascist-era Milan honed Steinberg's gift for subtle graphic invention, and explores why one of the most visible, prolific, potent, and cosmopolitan careers in postwar American art has so thoroughly evaded serious study. Tracing the evolving motives that underlie Steinberg's multi-layered activity, this volume also raises fundamental questions about the historiography of modernism and the vexed status of "the middlebrow avant-garde" in an age of museum-bound art." "Previously unseen sketches, documents, and printed matter from the artist's papers illustrate the essay, career chronology, and entries for the works featured in this important book."--Jacket
The inspector by Saul Steinberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steinberg at the New Yorker by Joel Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated volume opens with a captivating introduction by the artist's friend and colleague Ian Frazier. Joel Smith's essay, the first to draw on unpublished material in Steinberg's papers, explores the remarkable range and unceasing evolution of a major American modernist - one whose art reached a grateful public not from museum walls but from the pages of the periodical he called "my refuge, patria, and safety net." All eighty-nine of Steinberg's New Yorker covers appear in full color, as do many drawings that were printed inside the magazine when art was reproduced there only in black-and-white. Steinberg at The New Yorker assembles the artist's most beloved, intuitive, and brilliant inspirations. Wartime portfolios chronicle his tours of duty in China, India, North Africa, and Italy; in peacetime, the artist pays indelible visits to Hollywood, Moscow, Berlin, and Samarkand. He populates New York with stoical cats, precocious children, puzzled couples, and a menagerie of vivid grotesques. Thinkers grapple with demons of their own making; speakers speak past one another in the graphic dialects of street map and scribble. Words go on the warpath, numbers guard their secrets, and question marks an
The labyrinth by Saul Steinberg( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of America by Saul Steinberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sooner had he arrived on American shores in 1942 than Saul Steinberg embarked on an artistic journey of discovery: an exploration, in witty, sometimes disturbing, sometimes hilarious drawings, of this vast and diverse country. Over the decades Americans found themselves - in the pages of The New Yorker and in dozens of exhibitions and collections both public and private - revealed, dis-covered, by an artist endowed with a rare understanding of the national character, a profound appreciation for the uniquely American interplay between landscape and culture, and an unsparing eye for the native illusions. Now, for the first time, almost two hundred of these extraordinary works have been assembled in a beautiful collection chosen and sequenced by the artist himself. Journeying through Steinberg's America we encounter that ubiquitous phenomenon, the parade; we visit the distinctive, low-lying small towns that dot the countryside, the canyons of New York, the twenty-four-hour carnival that is Las Vegas. Here are the monoliths of our geography, our banks and post offices; here the Flat Earth, California, street battles, visible noise, handmade pennies, Woman's Liberation, Art, Prosperity, and taxicabs; here the people - cowboys and cowgirls, cultural icons, "monopods," unidentifiable wanderers (Who Are They?) - who inhabit the land; here the biting allegories that lend a new dimension to our hectic political life; here the beloved and well-known images that brilliantly, economically sum up a place and an attitude (e.g., the famous map of the world from the New York perspective); and here, at journey's end, a lyrical watercolor that points the way to a more hopeful future. As the distinguished critic Arthur Danto says in his penetrating introduction to this remarkable collection: "Steinberg is our national treasure, his hand the hand through which the nation inscribes itself in order to discover its true soul."
The passport by Saul Steinberg( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of living by Saul Steinberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1952 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All in line by Saul Steinberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world by Saul Steinberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and Japanese and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passport by Saul Steinberg( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of The Passport is reason for all Steinberg fans to celebrate. When this remarkable book was first published twenty-five years ago, it was completely misunderstood. As John Hollander says in his introduction to the revised edition, "The Passport masqueraded as a cartoon book, and hardly a reviewer at the time understood the nature of the masquerade, or how this book was an artistic act and at the same time a witty and profound commentary on artistic action." This classic collection of over 350 illustrations can be seen as an autobiographical account of Steinberg's life in America, which began with his immigration to this country in 1942. The Passport contains Steinberg's now-famous visual paradies of legal documents filled with trompe l'oeil pictures and false signatures, and his travel impressions of Western Europe, the Middle East, the Middle West, Palm Beach, Istanbul, Manáos and Hollywood. The revised edition contains additional material dating from the period 1948 to 1954, and never before published. -- from front flap
Joe Gould's secret by Joseph Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the up-and-down life of the celebrated writer and prototypical Greenwich Village bohemian
Le Masque by Saul Steinberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in French and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition for modern living by Detroit Institute of Arts( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul Steinberg masquerade by Inge Morath( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of people wearing paper bag masks decorated with fantastic faces, taken between 1959 and 1963
Steinberg at the Smithsonian by Saul Steinberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cartoons of Cobean by Samuel E Cobean( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul Steinberg : Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Collagen, Gemälde, Reliefs 1963-1974 : [Ausstellung] Kölnischer Kunstverein, 14. November-31. Dezember 1974 ... : [Katalog] by Saul Steinberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensverhaal en een representatief overzicht in 250 reproducties van het werk van de Amerikaanse kunstenaar van Roemeense afkomst (geb. 1914)
All except you by Roland Barthes( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chucklebait : funny stories for everyone by Margaret C Scoggin( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1956 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty humorous stories for all age groups
ABC for collectors of American contemporary art by John I. H Baur( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Saul Steinberg : illuminations
Alternative Names
Jacobson, Saul 1914-1999

Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg American cartoonist

Saul Steinberg dessinateur américain

Saul Steinberg fumettista statunitense

Saul Steinberg rumänisch-US-amerikanischer Zeichner und Karikaturist

Saul Steinberg striptekenaar uit Roemenië (1914-1999)


Steinberg, S.

Steinberg, Saul Erik, 1914-1999

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索尔·斯坦伯格 American cartoonist

English (235)

German (37)

French (37)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

Germanic (1)

Steinberg at the New YorkerJoe Gould's secretSaul Steinberg masquerade