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Messer, Thomas M.

Overview
Works: 336 works in 684 publications in 4 languages and 9,665 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Portraits  Interviews  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, zxx, Contributor, Redactor, Adapter, Other, Compiler, Director
Classifications: ND773.M8, 759.81
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Most widely held works by Thomas M Messer
Vasily Kandinsky by Thomas M Messer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with his major artistic achievements, Kandinsky's highly original contributions to aesthetic theory are also discussed by Messer, in an extended introductory essay. Kandinsky's critical ideas, developed in the famous Blue Rider Almanac and in his two influential treatises on abstract painting - On the Spiritual in Art and Point and Line to Plane - here provide the reader with intriguing ways to approach his art. A selection of documentary photographs of Kandinsky and his associates and a number of supplementary artworks reproduced in black-and-white complete the volume
The emergent decade; Latin American painters and painting in the 1960's by Thomas M Messer( Book )

15 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue accompanied the first American museum retrospective of the English artist Francis Bacon. In his essay, Senior Curator Lawrence Alloway explores the essence of Bacon's painting beyond the usual associations with the grotesque. Instead, he offers a different argument: Bacon was a realist painter of his time, closely tied into the Grand Manner and painters such as Manet, Van Gogh, Velasquez, and Titian. Bacon continued and evolved the central tradition of European figure painting at a time when abstraction was dominating the art world. Also included are an exhibition checklist, 64 color and black-and-white reproductions, and a bibliography
Handbook, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection by Peggy Guggenheim Collection( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Munch by Edvard Munch( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 works by modern masters from the Guggenheim Museum by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Guggenheim : a celebration by Karole P. B Vail( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into a wealthy New York family, Peggy - whose Uncle Solomon would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation - participated in the cultural ferment of life in London and Paris during the 192Os and 193Os. Her friends included many of the most significant avant-garde figures of the era, such as Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp. In London, she ran Guggenheim Jeune, her cutting-edge gallery devoted to contemporary art. During the months surrounding the outbreak of World War II, Peggy accelerated her purchases of abstract and Surrealist art until she was buying virtually one work every day, eventually amassing one of the most important collections of Modern art in private hands. After escaping to New York in the company of Max Ernst, she established the gallery Art of This Century, which from 1942 to 1947 featured her collection as well as the first or early solo exhibitions for such artists as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko." "In 1948, Peggy settled permanently in Venice, where her home, the eighteenth-century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, would become the Peggy Guggenheim Collection after her death in 1979. The collection is now one of the most celebrated for visitors to Venice. Vail's essay provides important new information on the Venice years, during which Peggy kept guest books that record the visits of an astonishing array of international personalities. Pages from these guest books - published here for the first time - include unique drawings by such artists as Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, and Saul Weinberg."--Jacket
Edvard Munch by Edvard Munch( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was one of the great Scandinavian artists of modern times. This book presents 159 works by Munch, 40 in full color, as well as commentaries and an introductory essay by the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York
Edvard Munch by Thomas M Messer( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele : the Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collections by Egon Schiele( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. A superb draftsman and colorist, he produced images of startling emotional power. Following the lead of his mentor Gustav Klimt, Schiele created figurative works of uncanny intimacy and brought a new openness to the art of his time. Schiele's death at the age of 28 has added a mythic quality to his artistic achievements." "This publication accompanies the exhibition Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections, which presents paintings and drawings from the collections of the co-founders of Neue Galerie New York. Together, these collections comprise the finest gathering of works by Schiele in the United States." "Essays examine the artist's reception history in American and Austria, the censorship of his art during and after his lifetime, and the lost Schiele collections. This publication also traces, for the first time, Schiele's enormous influence on contemporary culture."--Jacket
Fifty years of collecting : an anniversary selection by Thomas M Messer( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Seliger : redefining abstract expressionism by Francis V O'Connor( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook, the Guggenheim Museum collection, 1900-1980 by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Bissier, 1893-1965; a retrospective exhibition by Thomas M Messer( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele; oeuvre catalogue of the paintings by Otto Kallir( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five artists( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Léger : the monumental art by Yvonne Brunhammer( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de wat minder bekende grote werken van de Franse beeldend kunstenaar (1881-1955), zoals muurschilderingen, mozaïeken, tapijten en keramische installaties
Jean Dubuffet, 1901-1985 by Thomas M Messer( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee at the Guggenheim Museum; post scriptum by Thomas M Messer( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum: a post scriptum by Thomas M Messer( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 works, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection : the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vasily Kandinsky
Alternative Names
Messer, Thomas.

Messer, Thomas 1920-2013

Messer, Thomas Maria 1920-2013

Thomas M. Messer ředitel Guggenheimova muzea

Thomas Messer

Thomas Messer Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1920-2013)

Thomas Messer US-amerikanischer Museumsdirektor

Мессер, Томас

メッサー, トーマス・M

Languages
English (126)

German (30)

French (11)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Peggy Guggenheim : a celebrationEdvard MunchEdvard MunchEgon Schiele : the Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collectionsCharles Seliger : redefining abstract expressionismFernand Léger : the monumental art