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Steinberg, Leo 1920-2011

Overview
Works: 148 works in 437 publications in 5 languages and 10,294 library holdings
Genres: Art  Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Festschriften  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Illuminator, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, zxx, Dedicatee, Illustrator
Classifications: N8050, 759.5
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The sexuality of Christ in Renaissance art and in modern oblivion by Leo Steinberg( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,918 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 )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,670 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."--Amazon.com
Mary by Sholem Asch( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 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 Robert Rauschenberg( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,309 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 968 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 )

32 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns by Leo Steinberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 194 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
Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917 : an exhibition of sculptures and drawings [May 6-June 26, 1963] by Auguste Rodin( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashes and fire by Jacob Pat( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 1985 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

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

In his insightful and engrossing lecture, Leo Steinberg surveys and critiques the work of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the great American post-war artists. He also discusses his own experience as a critic in the exciting and turbulent art world of New York in the 1950s and 1960s. The result is a rare glimpse not only into Rauschenberg, but also into Steinberg.With the sharpness and confidence that can only come from a critic who has long been involved with Rauschenberg's work, Steinberg offers an in-depth discussion of such major pieces as the Erased DeKooning Drawing, Bed, and Monogram. He explains the subtle differences between his interpretations and those of other critics, such as Clement Greenberg and Hilton Kramer. He candidly reflects on how he has changed his mind over the years, and defends his new ideas about Rauschenberg's work with precise, fresh arguments. He critically evaluates Rauschenberg's more recent work and addresses how it falls short from the artist's earlier work.From Rauschenberg's silk-screen prints of the 1960s to the vegetable dye transfer prints of the 1990s, Steinberg warns against the dangers of overinterpretation and iconographic enthusiasm. He argues that the unifying strand through this great artist's work is his drive to appropriate, to take objects and images from the world and make them his own by making them become a part of his art.Provocative, intelligent, and beautifully articulated, Steinberg's words shed light on one remarkable artist and on the post-war New York art scene, on Steinberg's particular appreciation of Rauschenberg and on his life's work as an art critic
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 )

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

Michelangelo?s Sculpture by Leo Steinberg( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Steinberg was one of the most original art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretive 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 writings, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital 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 elucidates many of Michelangelo's paintings, from frescoes in the Sistine Chapel to the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, the artist's lesser-known works in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel; also included is a study of the relationship of the Doni Madonna to Leonardo. Steinberg's perceptions evolved from long, hard looking. Almost everything he wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but always put into the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures, as well as their gestures and interrelations, conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers. Michelangelo's Paintings is the second volume in a series that presents Steinberg's writings, selected and edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz
Trois études sur Picasso by Leo Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 17 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

 
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Other criteria : confrontations with twentieth-century art
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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

ليو شتاينبرغ مؤرخ أمريكي

Languages
English (254)

French (12)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Spanish (2)