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Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft

Works: 4,471 works in 5,387 publications in 4 languages and 9,134 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Biographies  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Recipient, isb, Editor, Other, Patron, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, uns
Classifications: NX456.5.D3, 700.41162
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Jahresbericht by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft( )

in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Munch : a genius of printmaking by Edvard Munch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, pain, and death; passion, loneliness, and sorrow - the entire oeuvre of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) revolves around the fundamental experiences of human existence. Munch is regarded as one of the trailblazers of the Expressionist currents that informed European painting in the early twentieth century. His prints were not byproducts but a central element of his oeuvre, from the first etchings in 1894 to the lithographs he made just before his death. Among the masterpieces included in this representative volume of images and texts are graphic versions of Munch's world-famous subjects in the form of large-format color lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, hand-colored prints, or experimental prints on colored paper. Munch's graphic works, in which he achieved a persuasive condensation of his major Symbolist allegories, captivate the viewer with their subtle color palettes and their expressive sense of reduction. Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (4.10.2013-12.1.2014)
Mexican graphic art by Milena Oehy( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book, published to coincide with an exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich in summer 2017 offers an overview of the development of Mexican graphic art between the late 19th-century and the 1970s, ranging from figurativism to early abstract works. It features around 50 key works on paper, printed using a range of techniques, that deal with issues such as poverty and wealth, love and cruelty, and the poetry and hardships of everyday life. In addition to prints by Jose Guadalupe Posada, there are characteristic Realist works by Leopoldo Mendez, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros as well as abstracts by Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo. Revolutionary ideas and engagement with socio-cultural and socio-political concerns play a key role in the history of Mexican art. The members of Taller de Grafica Popular, a people's graphic art workshop established in 1937 by a collective of international artists in Mexico, produced flyers and posters for the masses supporting trade unions, popular education and socialist issues in the country. Their editions exemplify the typical Mexican tradition of black-and-white woodcuts and linoleum prints. The images depict Mexican life and the customs and characteristics of its indigenous populations, but also include the country's first forays into abstract art. The images are complemented by an introductory essay and brief texts on the artists and featured works. The Mexican Graphic Art exhibition runs from 19 May to 27 August 2017, Kunsthaus Zurich."--Provided by publisher
Egon Schiele, Jenny Saville by Oliver Wick( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painter Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) produced his main body of work within the space of ten years. His famous nudes probed unwaveringly the existential core of human experience. This paintings of Jenny Saville are no less intensely physical and confrontational than Schiele's. This catalogue brings together the works of these two artists for the first time, revealing stylistic and thematic affinities in their body-landscapes and portraits - despite the decades separating their work and the difference in their brushwork. The paintings and drawings of both artists lend the body an insistent corporeality. In Schiele's usually small-format self-portraits, the pose, the accentuated view from below and gestural style give the images an impact equal to the forceful punch of Saville's giant forms."
Joan Miró : wall / frieze / mural by Joan Miró( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication presents Joan Mirós (1893-1983) mural art in the context of his lifes work. Mirós ideas for large-scale mural art can be traced back to his works of the 1920s and the inspiration he drew from the bare walls of his family home in Montroig (Catalonia) and those of his studio in Paris. Miró gave priority to simple and essential forms, and declared the wall to be the very essence of his imagery. With its imperfections, it became the starting point for pictures in which Miró recorded its material beauty with meticulous attention to detail and great poetry. This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, takes its cue from the Kunsthaus Zurichs mural Oiseaux qui s'envolent, which will be the subject of a long overdue evaluation
Praised and ridiculed : French painting 1820-1880 by Kunsthaus Zürich( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the juxtaposition of so-called 'Salon painters' and 'Reformers of painting' this volume offers a discriminating look at the controversial styles in French painting between 1820 and 1880 and the developments within the traditional genres. Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism -- these are still the most important stylistic labels which acted as slogans for French painting during the 19th century. At that time Delacroix, Courbet, Manet and many others left the 'straight and narrow' of painting, the academic-neo-classical manner. Highly controversial at the time, today these painters are celebrated worldwide as precursors of Modernism. The situation is very different when it comes to the Salon painters like Meissonier, Cabanel, Gérôme and Bouguereau, who were highly regarded at the time. Today they have been consigned to the fringes, especially in the German-speaking region -- unjustifiably, because they play an outstanding role with regard to our understanding of developments in art at the time. Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (10.11.2017-28.01.2018)
Kunsthaus Zürich : Gesamtkatalog der Gemälde und Skulpturen by Christian Klemm( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sammlung Hubert Looser im Kunsthaus Zürich by Philippe Büttner( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert von Keller : Salons, Séancen, Secession by Gian Casper Bott( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europop by Tobia Bezzola( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse : metamorphoses by Sandra Gianfreda( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in French and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is adored worldwide as a revolutionary painter and loved for his collages, or papiers découpés, the icons of his late work. His work in painting and drawing for a long time overshadowed his achievements as a sculptor. Yet his Back Series, four bas-reliefs created between 1908 and 1930, are revered as a milestone in modern sculpture. Starting out from a naturalistic depiction, Matisse gradually transformed it to reach a radically abstracted figure. Each of the four original plaster casts represents a decisive moment of this artistic process. This transformative process has parallels in Matisse's painting and drawing. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at Kunsthaus Zürich marking the artist's 150th anniversary, this is the first book to explore the relation between metamorphosis and feedback in both main fields of the artist's work. His diverse sources of inspiration for his sculptures, photographs of nudes, examples from African and ancient art, as well as photographs featuring Matisse at work as sculptor, round out this volume. It is a welcome addition to any art library, highlighting the lesser known side of this modern master. Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (30.08. - 08.12.2019)
Daniel Spoerri by Daniel Spoerri( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Kuhn by Friedrich Kuhn( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in German and Germanic and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text, Buchstabe, Bild by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neujahrsblatt by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft( )

in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dadaglobe reconstructed by Anne Sanouillet( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dadaglobe was to be the definitive anthology of the Dada movement. Had it been published in 1921 as planned, it would have constituted more than one hundred artworks by some thirty artists from seven countries, showing Dada to be an artistic and literary movement with truly global reach. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, it remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the literature on this early twentieth-century movement. On the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dada in Zürich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed restores this fascinating literary artifact with reproductions of the works of art received for the original book by the Romanian poet and cofounder of the Dada movement Tristan Tzara. Tzara's call for submissions in four categories--drawings, photographs of artworks, photographic self-portraits, and book layouts--was met not merely with existing works. In fact, the parameters for production also served as a catalyst for the creation of many new ones, including some of the Dada movement's most iconic works. For the first time, the collection is presented here in full color and alongside essays examining Tzara's concept and the history of Dada and Dadaglobe. Based on years of extensive research by American scholar Adrian Sudhalter, Dadaglobe Reconstructed provides a remarkable view of Dada, with a wealth of previously unpublished material. It will be essential--and fascinating--reading for anyone interested in the first truly international avant-garde movement." -- Publisher's description
Sinnliche Ungewissheit eine private Sammlung ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Sinnliche Ungewissheit - Eine Private Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zürich, 19. Juni bis 4. Oktober 2015 ; im Rahmen der Festspiele Zürich] by Christoph Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Katalog zur Ausstellung im Kunsthaus Zürich präsentiert eine mit außergewöhnlichem Blick zusammengetragene Sammlung, die eines der ältesten Motive der bildenden Kunst thematisiert: den menschlichen Körper und damit seinen Eros und Sex, sein Begehren und Begehrtsein, seine Verletzlichkeit. Heute leben wir in einer Epoche des ausgereizten Körpers. In ungefilterter Nahsicht verleihen die moderne und die zeitgenössische Kunst seiner Leiblichkeit eine neue Passform und eine neue Metaphorik, so wie es die Kunst kulturell kodiert zu allen Zeiten getan hat. Die Inszenierung des Körpers hat die moralischen Grenzen überschritten und ist damit zu radikalen Fragestellungen um das Geheimnis von Intimität, Selbstdarstellung und Verletzlichkeit des eigenen und des Körpers des Anderen gekommen.0Auf eindringliche Weise zeigen dies die rund 200 Fotografien, Skulpturen, Gemälde und Videoarbeiten von rund 60 Künstlern aus der Sammlung des Filmregisseurs Thomas Koerfer. Zahlreiche Essays begleiten das umfangreiche Bildmaterial und beleuchten das Beziehungsgeflecht aus Blicken, Sehnsüchten und Wissen mit durchaus subversivem Potenzial. 0Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (19.06-04.10.2015)
Großstadtrausch, Naturidyll Kirchner - die Berliner Jahre by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefeiert und verspottet französische Malerei 1820-1880( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Albert von Keller : Salons, Séancen, Secession
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