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Graphische Sammlung Albertina

Works: 901 works in 1,878 publications in 2 languages and 27,889 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Organizer of meeting, his, Author, 475, Contributor, isb, Publisher
Classifications: N6811.5.S34, 759.6
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Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900 by Jennifer Tucker( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Explores nineteenth-century photography's impact on science and popular culture. Includes reproductions of nearly 200 vintage photographs and scholarly essays by exhibition curator Corey Keller, cultural historian Jennifer Tucker, and film historian Tom Gunning"--Provided by Publisher
Edvard Munch : theme and variation by Edvard Munch( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Love, jealousy, loneliness, angst, and death - fundamental experiences of human life - are described with penetrating immediacy in the works of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), many of which have become icons of modern art. Presenting 70 paintings and 135 works on paper, accompanied by a collection of new essays by recognized Munch scholars, this book explores the origins, development, and interdependence of theme and variation in Munch's oeuvre."--Jacket
Michelangelo : the drawings of a genius by Achim Gnann( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Michelangelo's drawings endowed human physique with an expressive musculature that remains to be rivaled in its feeling for corporeal articulation. His drawings of male nudes in particular, fraught as they are with tempestuous longing, project both tension and pliancy, and a compelling sense of health in the exertions and torque of bodies; he was also readily able to bring contrary qualities of grace and swiftness to depictions of women and cherubim. With over 300 color plates and extensive contextualizing scholarship, Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius is the most complete treatment of this work ever published, and thus constitutes a publication of great importance. Masterpieces from the world's finest museums are gathered here, from the early studies for the "Battle of Cascina" and the studies for the Sistine Chapel frescoes, to the drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the drawings for Tommaso de' Cavalieri and the later crucifixion scenes; also addressed are those works whose authenticity has been subject to debate. Works by other artists, done after the master's sketches, further illuminate the enormous influence of Michelangelo's art. Painter, sculptor, poet, architect and engineer, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564) was both dauntingly prolific and relentlessly innovative in output. He sculpted two of his greatest works, the "Pieta" and "David," before he turned 30, and created two of the world's best-known paintings on the ceiling and walls of the Sistine Chapel in Rome--the creation scenes from "Genesis" and "The Last Judgment." Giorgio Vasari proposed that Michelangelo represented the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a view that has survived to this day
Gustav Klimt : the magic of line by Marian Bisanz-Prakken( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Klimt's extraordinary draftsmanship in both his paintings and works on paper, focusing on the centrality of his human figure drawings, especially of women
Dürer drawings in the Albertina by Graphische Sammlung Albertina( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian drawings in the Albertina by Graphische Sammlung Albertina( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar Kokoschka, works on paper : the early years, 1897-1917 : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, June 10-August 24, 1994 by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornamental posters of the Vienna secession by Horst-Herbert Kossatz( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : peace and freedom by Pablo Picasso( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an in-depth examination of Picasso as a politically and socially engaged artist, from the 1940s, when he defiantly remained in Paris during the Nazi occupation, throughout the subsequent Cold War period
Egon Schiele : the Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collections by Egon Schiele( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an overview of Egon Schiele's development from his earliest days at the Vienna Academy to his untimely death in 1918. Born in 1890, Schiele sloughed off the tradition of Viennese Art Nouveau and became the founder of Austrian Early Expressionism. Between 1910 and 1918 he created an oeuvre in which, for the first time in the history of art, the body in its explicit nakedness became the symbol of the human being's existential loneliness and homelessness. Nor, in his self-portraits, did Egon Schiele shy away from drastic uglification and obscene self-stigmatization."--Jacket
Alfred Kubin by Alfred Kubin( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Ernst (1891-1976) is one of the most versatile artists of the modern era. Starting out as a Dadaist in Cologne, he soon became one of the pioneers of Surrealism in Paris. In his persistent discovery of new figures, forms, and techniques, Ernst continued to reorient himself throughout his life, creating a unique body of work whose development was influenced by his eventful life and changing domiciles in Europe and America. The ingenuity in his treatment of the sources of his paintings and inspiration, the different stages of his work, and the changing themes are stunning. The publication shows the wealth of the artist's oeuvre in an exemplary selection of around 170 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures, making it possible to experience his approach, which involved drawing on the past, the current political events of the day, and a prophetic, visionary view of the future."--Publisher's website
Emperor Maximilian I and the age of Dürer( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Maximilian's most important legacies is the work created in his honour by some of the greatest artists of his time, most notably Albrecht Dürer. Today many of these works reside in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and they are featured in this elegant volume. In addition to works by Dürer, the book includes reproductions of the extraordinary Triumphal Procession of Albrecht Altdorfer and his workshop, and the monumental woodcut Triumphal Arch. This book explores the artistic culture of Maximilian's era, with numerous examples from the Albertina's own collection as well as painted portraits, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, precious sculptures and splendid tapestries from some of the world's leading museums. Brought together in this elegant volume, these works offer valuable insight into Maximilian's public relations "machinery." Exhibition: Albertina, Vienna, Austria (14.9.2012-6.1.2013)
Portraits of an age : photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its nearly 130 portraits by over 45 photographers, this book offers a splendid panorama of the development of portrait photography in Germany and Austria in the first three decades of the 20th century."--Jacket
Miró : from earth to sky by Joan Miró( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his spontaneous and imaginative interpretation of the world around him, Joan Miro is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. His carefree, almost childlike works are at once universal and magical. This beautiful collection of works is arranged chronologically, allowing readers to appreciate the evolution of Miro's themes based on his observation of nature and its transformation in his symbolic language. Each chapter opens with an introductory text and features full-colour illustrations. From his earliest, more figurative works such as Vegetable Garden with Donkey and The Church and Village at Mont-Roig, to more abstract works such as Catalan Peasant with a Guitar and Woman, Bird, Stars, the full range of Miro's oeuvre is on display. Readers will understand how Miro incorporated images of moons, stars, comets, birds, and women into his art, while appreciating his poetic interpretation of these familiar objects. Essays by Miro scholars as well as a text by the artist himself round out this celebration of a painter, sculptor, and draughtsman whose unwavering delight in ordinary objects is both infectious and inspiring. Exhibition, Albertina Museum, Vienna, 12th September 2014-8210; 11th January 2015
Magritte A to Z by René Magritte( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian painter, printmaker, sculptor, and filmmaker Rene; Magritte (1898-1967) was one of the leading figures in the Surrealist movement, producing some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. His trademark flat, inexpressive manner, combining apparently mundane, everyday scenes with elements of the fantastic or erotic, created a disturbing, dreamlike atmosphere that is all his own. He remained faithful to Surrealism throughout his career and developed a vocabulary of symbols--floating rocks, bowler-hatted men carrying umbrellas, incongruous nudes, concealed or shrouded faces--that is among the most recognizable in modern painting. This book explores the full scope of Magritte's work through the format of an A to Z, fully illustrated in color, with entries written by a range of international scholars. The entries under the letter A alone--Absence, Abstraction, Appropriation, Anonymity, Artifice, Automatism, and Automatic Writing--show how this approach reveals and explores the themes and motivations in this most enigmatic artist's work
Albertina : the history of the collection and its masterpieces by Barbara Dossi( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Albertina in Vienna, which houses one of the most significant collections of graphic art in the world, is rightfully famous for the unsurpassed quality of its pieces. The Collection comprises some 65,000 drawings, almost one million prints, and countless other works on paper, ranging from the Late Gothic period to the present day. The eventful history of the Graphische Sammlung Albertina, founded by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, spans more than two hundred years, and passed into the public domain in 1919"--Jacket
Picasso : painting against time by Pablo Picasso( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, edited by Werner Spies, former director of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the most important Picasso expert of our day, examines almost two hundred works - paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures - shedding light on the special work methods and dialectics in Picasso's late work. The exciting dialogue between painting and drawing, as well as the varying tempi employed by Picasso in Mougins, show that the greatest artist of the twentieth century was engaged in a race against time."--Jacket
Bosch, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt : masterpieces of the Albertina by Klaus Albrecht Schröder( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Albertina owns one of the world's most important collections of Netherlandish drawings dating from the period 1430 to 1650, including outstanding individual specimens from the circles around Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, or Dirk Bouts. Works by Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel the Elder form one of the first highlights of this select collection. The rest of the sixteenth century is exemplified by masterful drawings by artists such as Jan Gossaert, Maarten van Heemskerck, and Hendrick Goltzius. The focus of the collection, however, is Holland's "Golden Age," the seventeenth century, with important works by Rembrandt van Rijn and his school. The southern Netherlands, once dominated by the House of Hapsburg, is represented by the most famous Flemish masters of the age: Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens."--Publisher's website
Roy Lichtenstein : the black-and-white drawings 1961-1968 by Isabelle Dervaux( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1961 and 1968, Roy Lichtenstein (1923{u2013}1997) created some fifty large-format, highly detailed black-and-white drawings that represent one of the most important Pop-Art contributions to the history of drawing. The motifs stem from the consumer world and were radically new at the time, not only in their imagery but also their style, deliberately reminiscent of substandard commercial art. These independent drawings appropriate tawdry illustrations from packaging, advertisements, and comic books and transform them into works of striking visual intensity, tying in to the clean-edge aesthetic of geometric abstraction in the sixties. This richly illustrated publication provides a new basis for research on Lichtenstein{u2019}s early Pop Art years and includes material on the largely unknown 1967 Aspen project, in which the artist transformed a space into a black-and-white cartoon drawing. Exhibition schedule: The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, September 24, 2010{u2013}January 2, 2011
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Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900
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Albertina im Akademiehof

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Albertina Vienne

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Albertina Wien


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Edvard Munch : theme and variationMichelangelo : the drawings of a geniusDürer drawings in the AlbertinaPicasso : peace and freedomEgon Schiele : the Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collectionsPortraits of an age : photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938Magritte A to ZAlbertina : the history of the collection and its masterpieces