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Steinberg, Leo 1920-2011

Works: 114 works in 357 publications in 5 languages and 9,994 library holdings
Genres: Art  Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: N8050, 709.04
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The sexuality of Christ in Renaissance art and in modern oblivion by Leo Steinberg( Book )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion - doubled in size by the addition of a "Retrospect"--Expands the now classic original text in three directions. It brings in a host of confirming images; deepens the theological argument; and answers skeptical or scandalized critics who decried the book at its first publication. In its polemical parts, the book wrestles large issues, such as the validity of interpretations that come without supporting texts, or the modern pleas that the maleness of Christ be tempered into androgyny. Along the way, the topics engaged range from Christ's human nature to Dr. Strangelove, from St. Augustine's dismal assessment of babyhood to the aesthetics of the U.S. Post Office."--Jacket
Other criteria: confrontations with twentieth-century art by Leo Steinberg( Book )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary by Sholem Asch( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, from her betrothal to the Resurrection, with details of Christ's life as a child
Leonardo's incessant Last Supper by Leo Steinberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A picture universally recognized, endlessly scrutinized and described, incessantly copied, adapted, lampooned: does Leonardo's near-ruined Last Supper still offer anything new to be seen or to be said: This book is a resounding Yes to both questions. With direct perception - and with attention paid to the work of earlier scholars and to the criticism embodied in the production of copyists over the past five hundred years - Steinberg demonstrates that Leonardo's mural has been consistently over-simplified. This most thought-out picture in Western art, painted in the 1490s on the north wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, is a marvel of compressed meanings. Its subject is not one arrested moment, but successiveness and duration. It is not only Christ's announcement of the forthcoming betrayal, but in equal measure the institution of the eucharist. More than the spur of the moment animates the disciples, and more than perspective determines their housing. Though Leonardo's geometry obeys all the rules, it responds as well to Christ's action at center, as if in emanation from the prime mover. The picture is simultaneously narrative and sacramental. As its protagonist is two-natured, as the twofold event of this night is both human submission and divine dispensation - so the entire picture is shown to have been conceived in duplexity: a sublime pun." "Meanwhile, the unending disagreement as to what exactly is represented, what the depicted actions express, how and where this assembly is seated - all these still raging disputes are traced to a single mistaken assumption: that Leonardo intended throughout to be unambiguous and clear, and that any one meaning necessarily rules out every other." "As Steinberg reveals an abundance of significant interrelations previously overlooked, Leonardo's masterpiece regains the freshness of its initial conception and the power to fascinate."--Jacket
Michelangelo's last paintings : the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace by Leo Steinberg( Book )

27 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borromini's San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane : a study in multiple form and architectural symbolism by Leo Steinberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns by Leo Steinberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917 : an exhibition of sculptures and drawings [May 6-June 26, 1963] by Auguste Rodin( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashes and fire by Jacob Pat( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le retour de Rodin by Leo Steinberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Carlo alle quattro Fontane; a study in multiple form and architectural symbolism by Leo Steinberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with Rauschenberg : (a lavishly illustrated lecture) by Leo Steinberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo Steinberg is the rare art historian who has known the pressures implicit in reviewing the work of living artists. In his engrossing lecture, filled with exciting insights and personal memories, he surveys the career of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the great American postwar artists. Beginning with his own experience as a moonlighting critic in the turbulent art world of New York in the 1950s and 1960s, he reveals much about himself and more about the insolent originality of the young Rauschenberg." "Steinberg offers in-depth discussions of such major challenges as the Erased de Kooning Drawing, Bed, and Monogram. Where his interpretations differ from those of other critics, he shows how, and why. And he reflects candidly on his own changes of mind over the years." "Steinberg warns against the modish interpretations that now load Rauschenberg's work with murderous symbolism or same-sex iconography. He argues that meaning in this artist's work is almost unspeakable, and the novel relationship established between the work and the viewer more subtly intentioned."--Jacket
Robert Rauschenberg by Bernice Rose( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre Pollock et Warhol, l'expressionnisme abstrait et le pop art, Rauschenberg occupe une place privilégiée. Il intégre le quotidien sous toutes ses formes, en même temps qu'il mêle les techniques de la peinture à la sculpture en passant par le happening. Ses oeuvres exposées ont été créées entre 1995 et 2002
Art and science( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metaphors of love and birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs by Leo Steinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois études sur Picasso by Leo Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art about art by Jean Lipman( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : paintings, drawings and sculpture, 1954-1964 : December, 1964, Whitechapel Gallery, London by Jasper Johns( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber 3 Fälle von verkalktem Myom by Leo Steinberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1906 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo's Last supper by Leo Steinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.08 for Robert Rau ... to 0.99 for Nancy Gold ...)

Leonardo's incessant Last Supper
Alternative Names
Leo Steinberg

Leo Steinberg Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1920-2011)

Leo Steinberg US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker und Kunstkritiker

Steinberg, Zalman Lev.

Steinberg, Zalman Lev 1920-2011

Штейнберг, Лео

English (223)

French (8)

German (5)

Italian (4)

Spanish (2)

Other criteria: confrontations with twentieth-century artLeonardo's incessant Last SupperEncounters with Rauschenberg : (a lavishly illustrated lecture)Robert RauschenbergArt and science