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Spies, Werner 1937-

Overview
Works: 601 works in 2,321 publications in 4 languages and 25,283 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Curator, Other, zxx, Publishing director, Collector, Translator, Adapter, Commentator, wat, Compiler, Director, Honoree, Illustrator
Classifications: N6888.E7, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Werner Spies
Max Ernst : a retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst was a leading member of the surrealist movement, involved in the most radical innovations in art and literature in Europe between the two wars
Max Ernst : a retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 936 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
Albers by Werner Spies( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : Dada and the dawn of surrealism by William A Camfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasarely by Victor Vasarely( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of the artist called the father of Op Art
Max Ernst, Loplop : the artist in the third person by Werner Spies( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and German and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Botero : paintings and drawings by Fernando Botero( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette billedværk indeholder desuden 6 korte historier af maleren samt en samtale med denne
The return of la belle jardinière : Max Ernst 1950-1970 by Werner Spies( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso, the sculptures by Werner Spies( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
The running fence project by Christo( Book )

31 editions published in 1977 in 5 languages and held by 529 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
Sculpture by Picasso, with a catalogue of the works by Werner Spies( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Vasarely by Werner Spies( Book )

22 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst collages : the invention of the surrealist universe by Werner Spies( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : frottages by Max Ernst( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 435 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 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating new study by Werner Spies, one of the foremost connoisseurs of Picasso's work, examines the artist's approach to the subject of the child against the background of his turbulent personal life, the development of this restlessly innovative aesthetic thinking, an the general ideas about the significance of childhood and youth that have played such a key role in shaping modern culture
Focus on art by Werner Spies( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst by Max Ernst( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 389 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 365 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
Max Ernst : dream and revolution by Max Ernst( Book )

19 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Ernst (1891-1976) is one of the most significant and influential artists of the twentieth century. Influenced by two world wars, he repeatedly questioned and adjusted his repertoire of expression throughout his entire career and reflected on the potentials of art with vast inventiveness. His complex pictorial worlds now seem more relevant than ever before: a younger audience will be able to discover links between Max Ernst's fantasy worlds and their own travels to the cyber worlds of modern computer games." "This publication considers Max Ernst's revolutionary life's work from a new perspective. It examines in detail his Dada years in Cologne, his residence in France from 1921 to 1941 and his importance amid the Parisian Surrealists, the decade in American exile, and the period after his return to Europe until his death. Moreover the contributions by Ludger Derenthal, Julia Drost, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Iris Muller-Westermann, Jurgen Pech, Werner Spies, and Tanja Wessolowski focus on central aspects of Max Ernst's manifold oeuvre."--Jacket
Picasso's World of children by Pablo Picasso( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Max Ernst : a retrospective
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 (237)

German (110)

French (13)

Dutch (4)

Covers
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 collageMax Ernst : dream and revolutionPicasso's World of children