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Abakanowicz, Magdalena

Overview
Works: 348 works in 658 publications in 8 languages and 6,007 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, zxx, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: NB955.P63, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Magdalena Abakanowicz
Monochromes : from Malevich to the present by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive study of the modern history of monochrome art, Monochromes traces the development of single-color artwork - painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations - up to the present. With over 160 full-color reproductions, this book examines the fundamental aesthetic issues raised by the monochrome in a historical context."--Jacket
Working process e non solo by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Softart : die Kunst des weichen Materials( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in German and Germanic and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz by Mariusz Hermansdorfer( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in Polish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art contre apartheid = Art against apartheid by Artistes du monde contre l'apartheid( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On paper = Sobre papel( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz : recent sculpture( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit & whimsy : March 6-31, 2007 by Marlborough Gallery( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz : 21 dessins au fusain : [exposition], Galerie Jeanne Bucher, [Paris, 12 janvier au 20 février 1982] by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abakanowicz : rétrospective : [exposition "rétrospective" de Magdalena Abakanowicz, du 14 juin au 31 juillet 1979, à la Galerie Alice Pauli ... Lausanne] by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz by Mariusz Hermansdorfer( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Polish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoff : Malerei, Plastik, Installationen : Galerie Albstadt, Städtische Kunstsammlungen, 2. Juni - 18. August 2002 ; [Magdalena Abakanowicz ...( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz : nierozpoznani/unrecognized by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Polish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz by Barbara Rose( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz's sculpture is known and loved around the world. She is revered by artists and art critics for her uncompromising, individualistic vision, developed in her native Poland under the hostile eyes of the repressive Communist regime that was in power for most of her adult life. From the horrors of the Warsaw uprising in 1944 to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, she has personally witnessed the worst of humanity's instinct for destructive behavior, and has made art that unflinchingly presents the human condition. Abakanowicz was born to aristocratic parents in 1930 and raised on a country estate east of Warsaw. She came of age against the tumultuous background of World War II and its aftermath. By dint of enormous effort and struggle, she had, by the 1960s, gained the beginning of an international reputation as a sculptor in fibers, a weaver of room-filling environments that were called Abakans. Always alert to the possibilities of using familiar materials in unforeseen ways, she was soon using burlap and resin to make groups of figures that attracted widespread attention and evoked provocative cultural and political associations wherever they were shown. At the Venice biennial of 1980, her ambitious exhibition in the Polish pavilion caused a sensation among critics and the general public alike. Since then, the level and variety of her work has been nothing short of astonishing. In the 1980s, she began to create powerful and monumental sculptures in bronze, stone, wood, and iron. With works such as Katarsis, Incarnations, and Hand-like Trees, she has transformed bronze casting as she once revolutionized the placid world of weaving. Abakanowicz has also executed important public commissions for large, outdoor sculptures in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East; envisioned a revolutionary new form of architecture; created a cycle of sculptures called War Games that is at once heroic and tragic; and produced figures of youthful circus acrobats that express life's hopes
Magdelena Abakanowicz by Mariusz Hermansdorfer( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Skulpturen 1967-1989 : 22. Juni bis 20. August 1989, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz : Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rétrospective : [exhibition from June 14th to July 31st, 1979, at the Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne] by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Monochromes : from Malevich to the present
Alternative Names
Abakanovïç Magdalena

Abakanovicz, Magda 1930-

Abakanovicz, Magdalena 1930-

Abakanovitchi, Magudarēna

Abakanowicz.

Abakanowicz, A.

Abakanowicz-Kosmowska, Magdalena.

Abakanowicz-Kosmowska, Magdalena 1930-

Kosmowska, Magdalena Abakanowicz-.

Kosmowska, Magdalena Abakanowicz- 1930-

Kosmowski, Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanovič

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanowicz Polish sculptor

Magdalena Abakanowicz polnische Bildhauerin und Textilkünstlerin

Magdalena Abakanowicz polska rzeźbiarka

Magdalena Abakanowicz Pools beeldhouwster

Magdalena Abakanowicz sculptor from Poland

Magdalena Abakanowicz sculptrice polonaise

Magdalena Abakanowicz scultrice polacca

Magdalena Abakanowiczová

Абаканович Магдалена

Магдалена Абаканович

Маґдалена Абаканович польська скульпторка

אבאקנוביץ' מגדאלנה 1930-

אבאקנוביץ', מגדה 1930-

אבאקנוביץ', מגדלנה 1930-

מגדלנה אבקאנוביץ'

اباكانوۆىيتش ماگدالەنا

アバカノヴィッチ

アバカノビッチ, マグダレーナ

Languages
English (106)

Polish (23)

German (18)

French (16)

Spanish (7)

Czech (2)

Italian (1)

Germanic (1)

Covers
Working process e non soloMagdalena AbakanowiczThe figurative sculpture of Magdalena Abakanowicz : bodies, environments, and mythsFate and art : monologueMagdalena Abakanowicz : la corte del rey Arturo : Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, 13 de marzo-16 de junio de 2008