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Elsen, Albert E. 1927-1995

Overview
Works: 142 works in 602 publications in 6 languages and 17,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, zxx, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: NB553.R7, 730.924
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Purposes of art : an introduction to the history and appreciation of art by Albert E Elsen( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to appreciate art through its history
Rodin's art : the Rodin collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University by Albert E Elsen( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late Albert Elsen was the first American scholar to study seriously the work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the person most responsible for a revival of interest in the artist as a modern innovator - after years during which the sculpture had been dismissed as so much Victorian bathos. After a fortuitous meeting with the financier, philanthropist, and art collector B. Gerald Cantor, Elsen helped Cantor build a major collection of Rodin's work. A large part of this collection, consisting of more than two hundred works, was donated to Stanford University's museum by Mr. Cantor, who died in 1996. In size, Stanford's collection is surpassed only by the Musee Rodin in Paris and rivaled only by the collection in Philadelphia. In scope, the collection is unique in having been carefully selected to present a balanced view of Rodin's work throughout his life." "Rodin's Art encompasses a lifetime's thoughts on Rodin's career, surveying the artist's accomplishments throughout the detailed discussion of each object in the collection. Its essays on the formation of the collection, the reception of Rodin's work, and his casting techniques are invaluable. The other entries, arranged topically, include extensive discussion of Rodin's major projects."--Jacket
Rodin by Albert E Elsen( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Rodin and his place in traditional and modern art
Origins of modern sculpture: pioneers and premises by Albert E Elsen( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of revolutionary sculptors and pieces of sculpture that emerged between 1890 and 1918
Rodin rediscovered by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern European sculpture, 1918-1945 : unknown beings and other realities by Albert E Elsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Henri Matisse by Albert E Elsen( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rodin's studio : a photographic record of sculpture in the making by Albert E Elsen( Book )

20 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gates of hell by Auguste Rodin by Albert E Elsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: "A one-man Rodin industry, Elsen (Art History, Stanford) has written several books on the father of modern sculpture; and this is his second on ``The Gates of Hell.'' In the present richly illustrated volume, Elsen tells the story of the creation of the gates from the first preliminary drawings through their successive metamorphoses. Included are a panel-by-panel illustrated tour of the gates and a concluding chapter on Rodin's time. Free of the usual art historical cant, this is a very readable contribution containing much material of general interest on Rodin's emergence as one of the great sculptors of world history."--Raymond L. Wilson, Humanities Department, San Francisco State University
The drawings of Rodin by Albert E Elsen( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, ethics, and the visual arts by John Henry Merryman( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its first edition in 1979, Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts has established itself as the leading art law text among law professors, students, and practitioners. This new and newly illustrated, fifth edition, revised in collaboration with Stephen K. Urice, incorporates recent changes in treaty, statutory, and case law. It includes discussion of recent developments from the resurgence of iconoclasm to military conflicts' depredations on cultural property. As in earlier editions, the authors present legal issues in their historical contexts. In this edition, documents previously presented in a separate documentary appendix have been integrated into the text to provide immediate access to important treaties and other materials."--BOOK JACKET
Paul Jenkins by Paul Jenkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodin's Thinker and the dilemmas of modern public sculpture by Albert E Elsen( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seymour Lipton by Seymour Lipton( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and German and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auguste Rodin: readings on his life and work by Albert E Elsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodin's Gates of hell by Albert E Elsen( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the great sculptured portal, illustrated with 100 photographs and drawings
Purposes of art by Albert E Elsen( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, ethics, and the visual arts by John Henry Merryman( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partial figure in modern sculpture; from Rodin to 1969 by Albert E Elsen( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers of modern sculpture: [catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Hayward Gallery, London, 20 July-23 September 1973 by Albert E Elsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins of modern sculpture: pioneers and premises
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Origins of modern sculpture: pioneers and premisesThe Gates of hell by Auguste RodinLaw, ethics, and the visual arts
Alternative Names
Elsen, Albert 1927-

Elsen Albert 1927-1995

Elsen Albert E.

Elsen, Albert E. 1927-1995

Elsen Albert Edward

Elsen, Albert Edward 1927-

Elsen, Edward Albert 1927-

Elsen, Edward Albert 1927-1995

Languages
English (353)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)