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Hofmann, Werner 1928-2013

Works: 919 works in 2,744 publications in 7 languages and 26,203 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Caricatures and cartoons  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, zxx, Honoree, Redactor, Adapter, Curator, Compiler, Dedicatee, Director, Collector, Publishing director, wpr, Interviewee
Classifications: N6811.5.K55, 759.4
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Most widely held works about Werner Hofmann
Most widely held works by Werner Hofmann
Gustav Klimt by Werner Hofmann( Book )

83 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Braque : his graphic work by Georges Braque( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning points in twentieth-century art: 1890-1917 by Werner Hofmann( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caspar David Friedrich by Werner Hofmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An appraisal of Caspar David Friedrich, the leading 19th-century German Romantic, whose work has undergone a steady rise in appreciation over the past three decades. This volume features his paintings, watercolours and drawings, and also explores the critical judgements of his contemporaries."--Jacket
Degas : a dialogue of difference by Werner Hofmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a comprehensive overview of the pioneering work of Edgar Degas. Packed with over 200 illustrations, it explores the pictorial world of the man whose formal innovations, commitment to realism and the exploration of both the light and dark sides of contemporary society foreshadowed the art of the 20th century, with Hofmann bringing his own surprising new insights to many of Degas's best-known works. Degas regularly took part in the Impressionists' group exhibitions but followed his own path from the start. In contrast to the sense of harmony pursued by his fellow painters, he produced images of the social world, charged with tension. He depicted the brittle nature of bourgeois life and relationships, and explored the marginal areas of society, where his artistic gaze fell predominantly upon female subjects: washerwomen and seamstresses, dancers and prostitutes. Degas portrayed these women at work and at rest, with others and alone, with a striking focus on the female body in all its forms: decorated, desired, bought and sold, and--only occasionally--liberated. This interest in human isolation and alienation led to formal experiments in which Degas broke with the strict rules of central perspective to create a sense of unbalance and unease. Werner Hofmann's penetrating analysis is interspersed with insights into Degas's bourgeois background, and his artistic trajectory is placed within the context of the major currents of 19th-century art, with David, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet and the Impressionists among the key points of reference. In this way, we see not only the traditions that influenced him but also his striking individuality and spirit of innovation, which forged a new artistic path into the 20th century
Goya : to every story there belongs another by Werner Hofmann( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Werner Hofmann places Goya's paintings, drawings and prints in an historical context, revealing the specific character of each phase of the artist's life and work. He discusses 'the glory and the pain of faith' evinced by Goya's early work, the artist's parabolic representation of the threat posed by the French Revolution, his dramatic documentation of the French occupation of Spain, his variations on cruelty in the Horrors of War etchings, and the faith in art apparent in his late work. Hofmann also relates the artist and his work to contemporary intellectual developments, drawing comparisons with writers, critics and philosophers from Goethe to William Blake and the Marquis de Sade."--Jacket
Expressionist watercolors, 1905-1920 by Werner Hofmann( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caricature from Leonardo to Picasso by Werner Hofmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in German and English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of caricature from the 16th to the 20th century. Includes 112 illustrations
Modern architecture in color by Werner Hofmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and German and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earthly paradise; art in the nineteenth century by Werner Hofmann( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Henri Laurens by Henri Laurens( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fuseli, 1741-1825 : [essay, catalogue entries and biographical outline] by Gert Schiff( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther und die Folgen für die Kunst by Hamburger Kunsthalle( Book )

23 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zahlr. Darst. zu Luthers Leben
Grundlagen der modernen Kunst. Eine Einführung in ihre symbolischen Formen by Werner Hofmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Kranz : early form sequences, 1927-1932 = Kurt Kranz : frühe Form-Reihen, 1927-1932 by Kurt Kranz( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva und die Zukunft : das Bild der Frau seit der Französischen Revolution by Sigrun Paas( Book )

20 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runge in seiner Zeit : [Ausstellung] Hamburger Kunsthalle [21. Oktober 1977 bis 8. Januar 1978 : Katalog by Philipp Otto Runge( Book )

25 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamburger Kunsthalle 21. Oktober 1977 bis 8. Januar 1978
Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840 : [Ausstellung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 14. Sept.-3. Nov. 1974 : Katalog] by Caspar David Friedrich( Book )

18 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake, 1757-1827 : [Kunst um 1800 : eine Ausstellung des British Council und der Hamburger Kunsthalle : Hamburger Kunsthalle, 6. März bis 27. April 1975] by Hamburger Kunsthalle( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zauber der Medusa : europäische Manierismen by Werner Hofmann( Book )

23 editions published in 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus Wiener Festwochen, Wenen, 1987. - Met chronologie, bibliogr., reg
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Caspar David Friedrich
Degas : a dialogue of differenceGoya : to every story there belongs another
Alternative Names
Chofman, Verner 1928-2013

Chofmann, Verner, 1928-2013

Goffmann, Verner, 1928-2013

Gofmann, Verner, 1928-

Gofmann, Verner, 1928-2013

Hofman, Werner 1928-2013

Hofmann, W. (Werner)

Hofmann, W. (Werner), 1928-

Hofmann, W. (Werner), 1928-2013

Hofmann, Werner, 1928-

Werner Hofmann art historian

Werner Hofmann kunsthistoricus uit Oostenrijk (1928-2013)

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German (207)

English (133)

Italian (20)

French (8)

Spanish (7)

Germanic (2)

Dutch (1)