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Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009

Works: 259 works in 612 publications in 11 languages and 16,677 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Fiction  Illustrated works  History  Catalogs  Spy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Editor, Creator, Actor, Book designer, Director, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: DT87.5, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Hoving
Tutankhamun : the untold story by Thomas Hoving( Book )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the events and the people involved in the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922
Art for dummies by Thomas Hoving( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you've wanted to take a closer look at art, but get intimidated by the art world, you'll treasure Art for Dummies
Andrew Wyeth : autobiography by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive survey is a look back at six decades of paintings by America's favorite artist. With 138 reproductions, including many seminal paintings from both his Chadds Ford and Maine work, this is the crowning book of Andrew Wyeth's career. But what makes Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography truly extraordinary are Wyeth's comments about each painting--an "autobiography," told through conversations with Thomas Hoving--which offer fascinating, often unexpected facts about Wyeth's life and art
Two worlds of Andrew Wyeth : a conversation with Andrew Wyeth by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False impressions : the hunt for big-time art fakes by Thomas Hoving( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his trademark humor and irreverence, Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and bestselling author of Making the Mummies Dance, delves into an important aspect of modern culture - art forgery - to reveal the appalling scams, the duplicitous perpetrators, and the hapless dupes, from the beginning of civilization to the present. This is a big, broad book on art fakes, fakers, and suckers written in Hoving's signature style - amusing, wicked, and mischievous. From the shroud of Turin to Pre-Columbian pottery, Hoving covers the biggest, the best, the most embarrassing, and the most costly forgeries - most never before published, some he himself collected. He explains the differences between out-right forgeries and works so overly restored and tarted up the result is tantamount to forgery. Hoving exposes the scams and tells why people, including knowledgeable collectors, continue to fall for them. He characterizes the fakers, their middlemen, and the "marks, " the greedy, gullible, and moneyed private collectors and institutions who got taken in by some of the most amusing and imaginative con games of all time. He examines the motives of the fakers and the dupes (it's not always money), and introduces us to the talented "fakebusters" whose job it is to expose the truth. And he answers the question, "If a fake fools everybody, why isn't it as good as the genuine article?" - Jacket flap
The Cloisters Apocalypse by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest works of art of Western civilization by Thomas Hoving( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Thomas Hoving (1931-2009), the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has personally selected the 111 "greatest" artworks of Western civilization. Each work is reproduced in large-scale color and accompanied by Hoving's brief commentaries on the works, that blend factual information and lively interpretations with his personal experiences
Harlem on my mind : cultural capital of Black America, 1900-1968 by Allon Schoener( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 18, 1969, one of the first exhibits to showcase, through photographs, audio, and text, the Black American experience, opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, a generation later, Harlem on My Mind still influences the way museums around the world present African American culture to the public. Harlem on My Mind commemorates the work of some of Harlem's most treasured photographers, including James VanDerZee and Gordon Parks. The images, many of which were first published in this remarkable book, now form an integral part of our visual heritage. -- Publisher
The art of Dan Namingha by Thomas Hoving( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon the landscape and culture of his native American Southwest, Dan Namingha blends abstraction and reality. Boldly colored and powerfully constructed, his works evoke the stark red sandstone desert of New Mexico and Arizona, the buttes and mesas of the Hopi land, and the emblems and symbols of Hopi ceremonies, to which he is strongly connected." "His great-great-grandmother was the legendary Hopi potter Nampeyo, and numerous family members create traditional and innovative art of high distinction - pottery, kachina dolls, paintings, and graphic works. Raised in the combined tradition of two Pueblo peoples, the Hopi and the Tewa, Namingha marries the colorful, geometric imagery of his indigenous roots with the tradition of twentieth-century abstract modernism. His artistic schooling includes formal training at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Arts and brief, but important, studies at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Art in Chicago."--Jacket
Masterpiece by Thomas Hoving( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dashing director of The National Gallery of Art is pitted against the ambitious, beautiful young woman who is acting director of the Met in a fight for ownership of a masterwork of the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez
Discovery by Thomas Hoving( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fosters make an archaeological discovery which changes their lives forever as they are drawn further back in time, into the intrigues of Roman politics
Master pieces : the curator's game by Thomas Hoving( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of a visual exercise known as the "curator's game" outlines an entertaining approach to understanding and appreciating great works of art, in a volume that introduces key artists, themes, techniques, and styles with a series of essays designed to help readers to identify visual details within a context
Masterpieces of tapestry from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century : an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Geneviève Souchal( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one contemplates such treasures as the enormous tapestry from the Apocalypse series at Angers, the incomparable six pieces of the Lady with the Unicorn from the Cluny Museum (shown for the first—and probably last—time with The Cloisters' Hunt of the Unicorn set), the four wonderful pieces lent us by the Hermitage in Leningrad, the pieces from the Cluny Museum of the David and Bathsheba set, and the famed Winged Stags from the Cathedral of Rouen, it may be worthwhile to note what tapestries themselves are in the broad perspective of history. As early as art is recorded we are aware of man's urge to transform interior walls from simple, mute surfaces into panoramas of triumph, acts of faith, or modes of decorative splendor. From the walls of Lascaux and Altamira to Thera, to the painted stoas of the Acropolis, to the Clubhous of the Cnidians at Delphi, where Polygnotos' scenes of the underworld could once be seen, to the palace of the Macedonian kings at Pella, to Pompeii and Herculaneum and Boscoreale, to Bury St. Edmunds and palaces and castles of the Middle Ages—and indeed even to our own day—man has destroyed the bleak immutability of walls with special artifices, tapestries being not the least of these in more recent times. Because of the tapestry's imperviousness to cold and damp, it was in a sense northern Europe's answer to the fresco of southern lands
The chase, the capture : collecting at the Metropolitan by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Egyptian and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Gothic : the biography of Grant Wood's American masterpiece by Thomas Hoving( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You saw the cover of this book and paused. You recognized the stern countenance of the old farmer and the dour mien of his companion. You recognized the pitchfork and the gabled roof. You may not have known the name of the painting or of the artist who painted it; however, you already knew that you were looking at an American masterpiece. But as you looked at this masterpiece, what did you see?" "From its controversial unveiling at a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago seventy-five years ago to its eventual acceptance and recognition as a true work of art, American Gothic has seeped into the American psyche and become a beloved piece of Americana. Art connoisseur and bestselling author Thomas Hoving offers both his professional and his personal opinion about the iconic painting and brings its creator, Grant Wood, to life. Hoving trains your eye to look for the nuances, and directs your attention to little details that you might have missed, as well as providing insights into Wood's sources of inspiration and creative process. Last, he gives expert advice about viewing and truly appreciating art in all its forms. Here is a wonderful narrative filled with history, humorous anecdotes, and a great love of art. Book jacket."--Jacket
The centennial celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870-1970 by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of the confessors by Thomas Hoving( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, former director of the Metropolitan Museum, tells the story of the discovery and acquisition of a great treasure of medieval art -the Bury St. Edmunds Cross
Kunst für Dummies by Thomas Hoving( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth : autobiography by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Goldene Pharao : Tut-ench-Amun ; die erste authentische Darstellung der grössten archäologischen Entdeckung aller Zeiten by Thomas Hoving( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andrew Wyeth : autobiography
Andrew Wyeth : autobiographyFalse impressions : the hunt for big-time art fakesGreatest works of art of Western civilizationThe art of Dan NaminghaMasterpieceMaster pieces : the curator's gameAmerican Gothic : the biography of Grant Wood's American masterpieceKunst für DummiesAndrew Wyeth : autobiography
Alternative Names
Hoving, Thomas

Hoving, Thomas, 1931-

Hoving, Thomas P. 1931-2009

Hoving Thomas P.F.

Hoving, Thomas P. F. 1931-2009

Hoving Thomas Pearsall Field

Hoving, Thomas Pearsall Field 1931-

Hoving, Thomas Pearsall Field 1931-2009

Thomas Hoving

Thomas Hoving American curator

Thomas Hoving Amerikaans conservator (1931-2009)

Thomas Hoving conservador de muséu estauxunidense (1931–2009)

Thomas Hoving directeur de musée

Thomas Hoving ex-diretor do museu metropolitano de arte

Thomas Hoving US-amerikanischer Kurator und Museumsleiter (MET)

호빙, 토마스 1931-2009

호빙, 토머스 1931-2009

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