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Steinberg, Leo 1920-2011

Works: 143 works in 415 publications in 5 languages and 10,075 library holdings
Genres: Art  Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, Creator, Illustrator
Classifications: N8050, 759.5
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The sexuality of Christ in Renaissance art and in modern oblivion by Leo Steinberg( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion - doubled in size by the addition of a "Retrospect"--Expands the now classic original text in three directions. It brings in a host of confirming images; deepens the theological argument; and answers skeptical or scandalized critics who decried the book at its first publication. In its polemical parts, the book wrestles large issues, such as the validity of interpretations that come without supporting texts, or the modern pleas that the maleness of Christ be tempered into androgyny. Along the way, the topics engaged range from Christ's human nature to Dr. Strangelove, from St. Augustine's dismal assessment of babyhood to the aesthetics of the U.S. Post Office."--Jacket
Other criteria : confrontations with twentieth-century art by Leo Steinberg( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo Steinberg's Other Criteria comprises eighteen essays on topics ranging from "Contemporary Art and the Plight of Its Public" and the "flatbed picture plane" to reflections on Picasso, Rauschenberg, Rodin, de Kooning, Pollock, Guston, and Jasper Johns. The latter, which Francine du Plessix Gray called "a tour de force of critical method," is widely regarded as the most eye-opening analysis of the Johns's work ever written. This edition includes a new preface and a handful of additional illustrations."
Mary by Sholem Asch( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, from her betrothal to the Resurrection, with details of Christ's life as a child
Robert Rauschenberg by Bernice Rose( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on the artist Robert Rauschenberg, focusing on the important period of his development in the 1950s and 1960s.From the moment art historian Leo Steinberg championed his work in opposition to Clement Greenberg's rigid formalism, Robert Rauschenberg has played a pivotal role in the development and understanding of postmodern art. Challenging nearly all the prevailing assumptions about the visual arts of his time, he pioneered the postwar revival of collage, photography, silkscreen, technology, and performance.This book focuses on Rauschenberg's work during the critical period of the 1950s and 1960s. It opens with a newly prefaced version of Leo Steinberg's "Reflections on the State of Criticism," the first published version of his famous 1972 essay, "Other Criteria," which remains the single most important text on Rauschenberg. Rosalind Krauss's "Rauschenberg and the Materialized Image" builds on Steinberg's essay, arguing that Rauschenberg's work represents a decisive shift in contemporary art. Douglas Crimp's "On the Museum's Ruins" examines Rauschenberg's silkscreens in the context of the modern museum. Helen Molesworth's "Before Bed" uses psychoanalytic and economic structures to examine the artist's Black Paintings of the early 1950s. A second essay by Krauss, "Perpetual Inventory," revisits both her and Steinberg's articles of nearly twenty-five years earlier. Finally, Branden Joseph's "A Duplication Containing Duplications" views Rauschenberg's silkscreens in relation to the artist's interests in technology, particularly television
Leonardo's incessant Last Supper by Leo Steinberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A picture universally recognized, endlessly scrutinized and described, incessantly copied, adapted, lampooned: does Leonardo's near-ruined Last Supper still offer anything new to be seen or to be said: This book is a resounding Yes to both questions. With direct perception - and with attention paid to the work of earlier scholars and to the criticism embodied in the production of copyists over the past five hundred years - Steinberg demonstrates that Leonardo's mural has been consistently over-simplified. This most thought-out picture in Western art, painted in the 1490s on the north wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, is a marvel of compressed meanings. Its subject is not one arrested moment, but successiveness and duration. It is not only Christ's announcement of the forthcoming betrayal, but in equal measure the institution of the eucharist. More than the spur of the moment animates the disciples, and more than perspective determines their housing. Though Leonardo's geometry obeys all the rules, it responds as well to Christ's action at center, as if in emanation from the prime mover. The picture is simultaneously narrative and sacramental. As its protagonist is two-natured, as the twofold event of this night is both human submission and divine dispensation - so the entire picture is shown to have been conceived in duplexity: a sublime pun." "Meanwhile, the unending disagreement as to what exactly is represented, what the depicted actions express, how and where this assembly is seated - all these still raging disputes are traced to a single mistaken assumption: that Leonardo intended throughout to be unambiguous and clear, and that any one meaning necessarily rules out every other." "As Steinberg reveals an abundance of significant interrelations previously overlooked, Leonardo's masterpiece regains the freshness of its initial conception and the power to fascinate."--Jacket
Michelangelo's last paintings : the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace by Leo Steinberg( Book )

30 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borromini's San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane : a study in multiple form and architectural symbolism by Leo Steinberg( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns by Leo Steinberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917 : an exhibition of sculptures and drawings [May 6-June 26, 1963] by Auguste Rodin( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashes and fire by Jacob Pat( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le retour de Rodin by Leo Steinberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays by Leo Steinberg( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Steinberg was one of the most original and daring art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretative risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His works, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures explicates many of Michelangelo's most celebrated sculptures, applying principles gleaned from long, hard looking
Encounters with Rauschenberg : (a lavishly illustrated lecture) by Leo Steinberg( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo Steinberg is the rare art historian who has known the pressures implicit in reviewing the work of living artists. In his engrossing lecture, filled with exciting insights and personal memories, he surveys the career of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the great American postwar artists. Beginning with his own experience as a moonlighting critic in the turbulent art world of New York in the 1950s and 1960s, he reveals much about himself and more about the insolent originality of the young Rauschenberg." "Steinberg offers in-depth discussions of such major challenges as the Erased de Kooning Drawing, Bed, and Monogram. Where his interpretations differ from those of other critics, he shows how, and why. And he reflects candidly on his own changes of mind over the years." "Steinberg warns against the modish interpretations that now load Rauschenberg's work with murderous symbolism or same-sex iconography. He argues that meaning in this artist's work is almost unspeakable, and the novel relationship established between the work and the viewer more subtly intentioned."--Jacket
Art and science by Leo Steinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Carlo alle quattro Fontane; a study in multiple form and architectural symbolism by Leo Steinberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metaphors of love and birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs by Leo Steinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois études sur Picasso by Leo Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La critique américaine by Leo Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art about art by Jean Lipman( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Carlo alle quattro Fontane : a study in multiple form and architectural symbolism by Leo Steinberg( )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Other criteria : confrontations with twentieth-century art
Other criteria : confrontations with twentieth-century artRobert RauschenbergLeonardo's incessant Last SupperEncounters with Rauschenberg : (a lavishly illustrated lecture)Art and science
Alternative Names
Leo Steinberg

Leo Steinberg Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1920-2011)

Leo Steinberg historiador estadounidense

Leo Steinberg historiador estatunidenc

Leo Steinberg historien américain

Leo Steinberg US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker und Kunstkritiker

Steinberg, Leo, 1920-

Steinberg, Zalman Lev.

Steinberg, Zalman Lev 1920-2011

Штейнберг, Лео

English (246)

French (11)

Italian (4)

German (2)

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