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Graphische Sammlung Albertina

Works: 1,116 works in 2,041 publications in 2 languages and 30,733 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, isb, Other, 475, his, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, Contributor, Originator, hos, pub, iss
Classifications: NC255, 759.6
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Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900 by Jennifer Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Explores nineteenth-century photography's impact on science and popular culture. Includes reproductions of nearly 200 vintage photographs and scholarly essays by exhibition curator Corey Keller, cultural historian Jennifer Tucker, and film historian Tom Gunning" --
Michelangelo : the drawings of a genius by Achim Gnann( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Michelangelo's drawings endowed human physique with an expressive musculature that remains to be rivaled in its feeling for corporeal articulation. His drawings of male nudes in particular, fraught as they are with tempestuous longing, project both tension and pliancy, and a compelling sense of health in the exertions and torque of bodies; he was also readily able to bring contrary qualities of grace and swiftness to depictions of women and cherubim. With over 300 color plates and extensive contextualizing scholarship, Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius is the most complete treatment of this work ever published, and thus constitutes a publication of great importance. Masterpieces from the world's finest museums are gathered here, from the early studies for the "Battle of Cascina" and the studies for the Sistine Chapel frescoes, to the drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the drawings for Tommaso de' Cavalieri and the later crucifixion scenes; also addressed are those works whose authenticity has been subject to debate. Works by other artists, done after the master's sketches, further illuminate the enormous influence of Michelangelo's art. Painter, sculptor, poet, architect and engineer, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564) was both dauntingly prolific and relentlessly innovative in output. He sculpted two of his greatest works, the "Pieta" and "David," before he turned 30, and created two of the world's best-known paintings on the ceiling and walls of the Sistine Chapel in Rome--the creation scenes from "Genesis" and "The Last Judgment." Giorgio Vasari proposed that Michelangelo represented the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a view that has survived to this day
Edvard Munch : theme and variation by Edvard Munch( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Love, jealousy, loneliness, angst, and death - fundamental experiences of human life - are described with penetrating immediacy in the works of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), many of which have become icons of modern art. Presenting 70 paintings and 135 works on paper, accompanied by a collection of new essays by recognized Munch scholars, this book explores the origins, development, and interdependence of theme and variation in Munch's oeuvre."--Jacket
Gustav Klimt : the magic of line by Marian Bisanz-Prakken( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Klimt's extraordinary draftsmanship in both his paintings and works on paper, focusing on the centrality of his human figure drawings, especially of women
Dürer drawings in the Albertina by Graphische Sammlung Albertina( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian drawings in the Albertina by Graphische Sammlung Albertina( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar Kokoschka, works on paper : the early years, 1897-1917 : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, June 10-August 24, 1994 by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the catalogue to an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, showcases the extraordinary drawings, watercolors, and lithographs of Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), one of Expressionism's leading figures. A wide range of works on paper is included, beginning with a delicately rendered drawing of a girl from a recently discovered student sketchbook and academic nudes drawn while Kokoschka was enrolled at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) from 1904 to 1908. It was during this period that he made his first professional works, charming postcards and fans for the influential Wiener Werkstatte. These decorative works soon gave way to his more mature style, characterized by a masterly command of draughtsmanship and an often-violent subject matter that plumbs the depths of the human psyche, instinct, and myth. This volume includes a broad selection of works from the years when Kokoschka was at the height of his artistic powers, creating deeply charged portraits, figure studies, and dramatic illustrations based on the literary works he authored. It concludes with examples from an important series of war drawings inspired by the artist's experiences as a soldier during World War I."--BOOK JACKET
Ornamental posters of the Vienna secession by Horst-Herbert Kossatz( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : peace and freedom by Pablo Picasso( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an in-depth examination of Picasso as a politically and socially engaged artist, from the 1940s, when he defiantly remained in Paris during the Nazi occupation, throughout the subsequent Cold War period
Egon Schiele by Egon Schiele( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an overview of Egon Schiele's development from his earliest days at the Vienna Academy to his untimely death in 1918. Born in 1890, Schiele sloughed off the tradition of Viennese Art Nouveau and became the founder of Austrian Early Expressionism. Between 1910 and 1918 he created an oeuvre in which, for the first time in the history of art, the body in its explicit nakedness became the symbol of the human being's existential loneliness and homelessness. Nor, in his self-portraits, did Egon Schiele shy away from drastic uglification and obscene self-stigmatization."--Jacket
Alfred Kubin by Alfred Kubin( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miró : from earth to sky by Joan Miró( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his spontaneous and imaginative interpretation of the world around him, Joan Miro is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. His carefree, almost childlike works are at once universal and magical. This beautiful collection of works is arranged chronologically, allowing readers to appreciate the evolution of Miro's themes based on his observation of nature and its transformation in his symbolic language. Each chapter opens with an introductory text and features full-colour illustrations. From his earliest, more figurative works such as Vegetable Garden with Donkey and The Church and Village at Mont-Roig, to more abstract works such as Catalan Peasant with a Guitar and Woman, Bird, Stars, the full range of Miro's oeuvre is on display. Readers will understand how Miro incorporated images of moons, stars, comets, birds, and women into his art, while appreciating his poetic interpretation of these familiar objects. Essays by Miro scholars as well as a text by the artist himself round out this celebration of a painter, sculptor, and draughtsman whose unwavering delight in ordinary objects is both infectious and inspiring. Exhibition, Albertina Museum, Vienna, 12th September 2014-8210; 11th January 2015
Magritte A to Z by René Magritte( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian painter, printmaker, sculptor, and filmmaker Rene; Magritte (1898-1967) was one of the leading figures in the Surrealist movement, producing some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. His trademark flat, inexpressive manner, combining apparently mundane, everyday scenes with elements of the fantastic or erotic, created a disturbing, dreamlike atmosphere that is all his own. He remained faithful to Surrealism throughout his career and developed a vocabulary of symbols--floating rocks, bowler-hatted men carrying umbrellas, incongruous nudes, concealed or shrouded faces--that is among the most recognizable in modern painting. This book explores the full scope of Magritte's work through the format of an A to Z, fully illustrated in color, with entries written by a range of international scholars. The entries under the letter A alone--Absence, Abstraction, Appropriation, Anonymity, Artifice, Automatism, and Automatic Writing--show how this approach reveals and explores the themes and motivations in this most enigmatic artist's work
Portraits of an age : photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its nearly 130 portraits by over 45 photographers, this book offers a splendid panorama of the development of portrait photography in Germany and Austria in the first three decades of the 20th century."--Jacket
Emperor Maximilian I and the age of Dürer by Eva Michel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Maximilian's most important legacies is the work created in his honour by some of the greatest artists of his time, most notably Albrecht Dürer. Today many of these works reside in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and they are featured in this elegant volume. In addition to works by Dürer, the book includes reproductions of the extraordinary Triumphal Procession of Albrecht Altdorfer and his workshop, and the monumental woodcut Triumphal Arch. This book explores the artistic culture of Maximilian's era, with numerous examples from the Albertina's own collection as well as painted portraits, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, precious sculptures and splendid tapestries from some of the world's leading museums. Brought together in this elegant volume, these works offer valuable insight into Maximilian's public relations "machinery." Exhibition: Albertina, Vienna, Austria (14.9.2012-6.1.2013)
Max Ernst retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Ernst (1891-1976) is one of the most versatile artists of the modern era. Starting out as a Dadaist in Cologne, he soon became one of the pioneers of Surrealism in Paris. In his persistent discovery of new figures, forms, and techniques, Ernst continued to reorient himself throughout his life, creating a unique body of work whose development was influenced by his eventful life and changing domiciles in Europe and America. The ingenuity in his treatment of the sources of his paintings and inspiration, the different stages of his work, and the changing themes are stunning. The publication shows the wealth of the artist's oeuvre in an exemplary selection of around 170 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures, making it possible to experience his approach, which involved drawing on the past, the current political events of the day, and a prophetic, visionary view of the future."--Publisher's website
Provoke : between protest and performance : photography in Japan 1960-1975 by Diane Dufour( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short-lived Japanese magazine Provoke is recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the postwar era, uniting the country's most contentious examples of protest photography, vanguard fine art, and critical theory of the late 1960s and early 70s in only three issues overall. Provoke is accordingly treated here as a model synthesis of the complexities and overlapping uses of photography in postwar Japan. The writing and images by Provoke's members -- critic Koji Taki, poet Takahiko Okada, photographers Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Daido Moriyama -- were suffused with the tactics developed in some Japanese protest books which made use of innovative graphic design and provocatively "poor" materials. Recording live actions, photography in these years was also an expressive form suited to emphasize and critique the mythologies of modern life with a wide spectrum of performing artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura and Jiro Takamatsu. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition ever to be held about the magazine and its creators and focuses on its historical context. It covers the preliminary period leading to its first and the aftermath following its last issue. Provoke takes shape as a strongly interpretative explanation of currents in Japanese art and society at a moment of historical collapse and renewal
Albertina : the history of the collection and its masterpieces by Barbara Dossi( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Albertina in Vienna, which houses one of the most significant collections of graphic art in the world, is rightfully famous for the unsurpassed quality of its pieces. The Collection comprises some 65,000 drawings, almost one million prints, and countless other works on paper, ranging from the Late Gothic period to the present day. The eventful history of the Graphische Sammlung Albertina, founded by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, spans more than two hundred years, and passed into the public domain in 1919"--Jacket
Picasso : painting against time by Pablo Picasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, edited by Werner Spies, former director of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the most important Picasso expert of our day, examines almost two hundred works - paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures - shedding light on the special work methods and dialectics in Picasso's late work. The exciting dialogue between painting and drawing, as well as the varying tempi employed by Picasso in Mougins, show that the greatest artist of the twentieth century was engaged in a race against time."--Jacket
The eye and the camera : the Albertina collection of photographs( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900
Michelangelo : the drawings of a geniusEdvard Munch : theme and variationDürer drawings in the AlbertinaPicasso : peace and freedomEgon SchieleMagritte A to ZPortraits of an age : photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938Albertina : the history of the collection and its masterpiecesPicasso : painting against time
Alternative Names

controlled identityErzherzogliche Kunstsammlung Albertina



Albertina Graphic Collection

Albertina im Akademiehof

Albertina (Museum)

Albertina Museum Vienne

Albertina Müzesi

Albertina (muzeum)

Albertina (Viena)

Albertina Vienne

Albertina, Wien



Erzherzogliche Kunstsammlung Albertina.

Galeria Albertina

Grafische Sammlung Albertina

Kunstsammlung Albertina

Muzej Albertina u Beču

Muzeo Albertina

Muzeul Albertina

Vídeň (Rakousko) Albertina

Vienna Albertina

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Wiedeń (Austria)




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