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Spies, Werner 1937-

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Most widely held works by Werner Spies
Max Ernst : a retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

44 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : a retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century art. A leader of the Dada movement in Germany, he later joined the circle of writers and artists gathered in Paris around Andre Breton, the unofficial founder of the Surrealist movement. At the outset of World War II, Ernst fled Germany for the United States, first going to New York and eventually settling in Sedona, Arizona. Ernst returned to Europe in 1950 and continued to explore Surrealist imagery and methods throughout his life. This important book accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Ernst's work held in the United States in thirty years. It examines his pioneering accomplishments in painting, collage, and sculpture and considers his use of the techniques of frottage, grattage, and decalcomania. Also featured are Ernst's unique collage novels-narratives comprising disparate images culled from nineteenth-century engravings and combined in surreal, unsettling compositions. Leading scholars write on various aspects of Ernst's life and art: Werner Spies on Ernst in America; Ludger Derenthal on Ernst and politics; Pepe Karmel on Ernst and contemporary art; Thomas Gaehtgens on Ernst and the old masters; and Robert Storr on the collage novels
Max Ernst : Dada and the dawn of surrealism by William A Camfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albers by Werner Spies( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasarely by Victor Vasarely( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of the artist called the father of Op Art
Fernando Botero : paintings and drawings by Fernando Botero( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated work includes six short stories by the painter as well as a conversation with him
The return of la belle jardinière : Max Ernst 1950-1970 by Werner Spies( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso, the sculptures by Werner Spies( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
The running fence project by Christo( Book )

30 editions published in 1977 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog documents Christo's running fence project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, an outdoor fabric installation of an 18-foot-high stretch of white, billowing nylon curtains that extended 24.5 miles along the hills of Sonoma and Marin counties for two weeks in September 1976. It took three and a half years to prepare. Inspired by a snow fence they saw while driving along the Continental Divide in 1972, Christo and Jeanne-Claude envisioned a large installation that would enhance the topography of the land. The actual fence crossed 14 major roads and went through only one town: Valley Ford
Max Ernst collages : the invention of the surrealist universe by Werner Spies( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture by Picasso, with a catalogue of the works by Werner Spies( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Vasarely by Werner Spies( Book )

23 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : frottages by Max Ernst( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst used the word "frottage" to describe a medium invented by him in 1925, which proved to be his most original contribution to automatism in art. He created a frottage by placing paper over a textured surface, and then rubbing it to yield a print
Picasso's world of children by Werner Spies( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of children and childhood, a highly popular subject with the great painters and sculptors of the past, has received comparatively little attention in twentieth-century art. Here, as in so many other respects, the work of Pablo Picasso stands out as a major exception. Picasso's many portraits and other depictions of children constitute one of the most immediately accessible and appealing facets of his extraordinarily varied oeuvre
Focus on art by Werner Spies( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst by Max Ernst( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : life and work : an autobiographical collage by Max Ernst( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Ernst: Life and Work draws on an unprecedented collection of source material, much of it published here for the first time, to present a compelling portrait of the artist's life and an intellectual portrait of an entire period. These letters and notes by friends and contemporaries provide insight into the reception of his oeuvre, illustrate Ernst's own texts and shed light on his biography."--Jacket
La révolution surréaliste : exposition présentée au Centre Pompidou, Galerie 1, 6 mars-24 juin 2002 by Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de création industrielle (France)( Book )

24 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage s'organise autour de chapitres thématiques et chronologiques dans lesquels s'intègrent les essais, les oeuvres et les images documentaires. Outre les oeuvres majeures de la peinture, des arts graphiques, de la photographie, etc., il offre une large place aux manuscrits et aux livres illustrés, soulignant ainsi les connexions instaurées par le surréalisme entre la peinture et l'écrit
Max Ernst, Loplop : the artist in the third person by Werner Spies( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso, das plastische Werk : Werkverzeichnis der Skulpturen in Zusammenarbeit mit Christine Piot by Werner Spies( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Max Ernst : a retrospective
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Max Ernst : a retrospectiveMax Ernst : Dada and the dawn of surrealismFernando Botero : paintings and drawingsMax Ernst collages : the invention of the surrealist universePicasso's world of childrenMax Ernst : life and work : an autobiographical collageLa révolution surréaliste : exposition présentée au Centre Pompidou, Galerie 1, 6 mars-24 juin 2002
Alternative Names
Spies-Metken, .. 1937-

Špis, Verner 1937-

Werner Spies deutscher Kunsthistoriker, Journalist und Museumsdirektor

Werner Spies Duits journalist

Werner Spies German art historian

Werner Spies historiador de l'art alemany

Werner Spies historiador del arte alemán

슈피스, 베르너 1937-

스피스, 베르너 1937-

シュピ-ス, ヴェルナ- 1937-

シュピース, ヴェルナー

Languages
English (222)

German (107)

French (36)

Dutch (2)

Germanic (1)