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Hobbs, Robert Carleton 1946-

Works: 146 works in 454 publications in 2 languages and 15,002 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, zxx, wat, wst, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: ND237.K677, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Robert Carleton Hobbs
Most widely held works by Robert Carleton Hobbs
Edward Hopper by Edward Hopper( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American artist Edward Hopper showing his life and times as well as discussing his paintings in detail
Lee Krasner by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a complete reappraisal of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), who, along with her husband, Jackson Pollock, was among the artists who launched the New York School of painting after World War II. One of the few critically recognized female Abstract Expressionists of her generation, she has emerged as an essential figure in postwar American art. This lavishly illustrated book, the companion to a major traveling exhibition, takes a fresh look at Krasner and highlights the striking originality and complexity of her work. Krasner saw her art as an open-ended exploration and a dialogue with a wide range of artistic, literary, and cultural voices. Complete with never-before-published excerpts from the diary of writer B.H. Friedman, a longtime associate of Krasner's who provides priceless insights into this pivotal period of American history, this book is essential for any art library. This book and the exhibition it accompanies were developed by Independent Curators International (ICI), a non-profit organization, that creates innovative, provocative traveling exhibitions of contemporary art that have been presented in museums and university galleries worldwide
Abstract expressionism, the formative years by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissue. Originally published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1978
Robert Smithson--sculpture by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Serves as a record of Smithson's known three-dimensional works ... strikingly illustrated with color plates and more than 225 black and white illustrations"--Dustjacket
Milton Avery by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Aycock : sculpture and projects by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aycock's large, semi-architectural works deal with the interaction of structure, site, materials, and the psychophysical responses of the viewer
Milton Avery : the late paintings by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The painter Milton Avery is the among the most beloved of American artists. A cool modernist, he is known chiefly for his vividly colored landscapes and intimate scenes of family life. Long overshadowed by Abstract Expressionism, his art has recently begun to be reassessed and its place in the history of modernism restored." "Robert Hobbs explores the development of Avery's painting in this crucial phase and draws insightful connections between it and Wallace Stevens's innovative poetry, written during the same period. This comparison will intrigue devotees of American poetry and American art." "A 1958 essay on Avery by the renowned critic Clement Greenberg, reprinted here, places the artist in the vanguard of an art that unites abstraction and representation, American ingenuity and an international sensibility. Altogether, this book takes a many-faceted approach to the presentation of an exquisite group of artworks."--Jacket
Lee Krasner by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was the only critically recognized woman artist among the founders of the New York school of painting after World War II. Although her historical importance was understood at an early date, the significance of her work - and her position as an essential figure in postwar American art - has been appreciated only in recent decades." "Unlike her male colleagues, who viewed painting as a primal expression of the self, Krasner saw her art as an open-ended exploration. Her complex and original works were dense with intellectual and cultural suggestion, incorporating human and foliate forms, allusions to myth and ancient script, and deliberate ambiguity." "This lavishly illustrated book, which accompanies a major traveling exhibition of Krasner's paintings, brings new insight to her remarkable achievements. Art historian Robert Hobbs takes a fresh look at her work, examining its forms and iconography to reveal the impressive originality and complexity of her creation. Beginning with Krasner's experiences at art school in the 1930s, and continuing through fifty years of her creative work, Hobbs traces the artist's development as she gradually came to terms with a maturing self. Drawing on a variety of sources, including in-depth interviews with Krasner and her friends, Hobbs reveals Krasner as one of the most remarkable figures in postwar art."--Jacket
Richard Pousette-Dart by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic collaboration in the twentieth century by Cynthia Jaffee McCabe( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights/human wrongs : art and social change : essays by members of the faculty of the University of Iowa( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yinka Shonibare, MBE by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shonibare employs a wide range of media - sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation pieces - to explore matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history. The artist is best-known for his use of a Dutch-wax fabric, which, though labeled as "African," actually originated in Dutch Indonesia and was introduced to Africa by British manufacturers via Dutch colonizers in the nineteenth century. Incorporating the fabric into Victorian dresses, covering sculptures of alien figures with it or stretching it onto canvases, Shonibare uses the fabric as a metaphor to address issues of origin and authenticity. Published as a companion to Shonibare's first retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, this survey explores all aspects of Shonibare's work, offering a fully comprehensive portrait of his projects. Whether he is lampooning Victorian propriety or commenting on the latent ambiguities of the term "alien," Shonibare makes art."--Jacket
Eleanore Mikus : shadows of the real by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andres Serrano, works 1983-1993 by Andres Serrano( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an American photographer and artist who has become famous through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work ..."--Wikipedia
Earl Cunningham : painting an American Eden by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seductively bright colors, naive frankness, and highly detailed imagery of the paintings of American artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977) are hard to resist. Whether depicting the Maine coast or Florida's Everglades, harbor scenes with Norse ships or American schooners, or Seminole Indian encampments, Cunningham's work comprises a major contribution to America's artistic heritage. Great attention has recently been focused on folk and outsider art, and among these artists Cunningham is remarkable, both for the length of his career and for his development from a more traditional "American Primitive," as he labeled himself in the 1930s, to a sophisticated vernacular artist in the 1960s and 1970s. In Earl Cunningham: Painting an American Eden author Robert Hobbs gives a vivid picture of the adventurous and controversial life of this self-taught artist. Choosing not to view Cunningham's work as separate from mainstream cultural trends, Hobbs shows how the artist carried on a dialogue with modern art and culture. He traces the intriguing mix of sophistication and naivete present in all of Cunningham's paintings and suggests how he might have drawn on sources such as 19th-century American marine painting, Fauvism, the art of Charles Burchfield or Milton Avery, and even Walt Disney's animated characters. Special attention is given to the artist's series, including his meditations on trains, lighthouses, storms and hurricanes, angel Gabriel weather vanes, and exotic wildlife. Earl Cunningham's intensely colored landscapes are American Edens filled with wonder. In the book's foreword Lynda Roscoe Hartigan provides critical insight into Cunningham's life and artistic odyssey. The 74 brilliant color images are accompanied by more than 25 black-and-white illustrations, which include whimsical drawings by the artist, family snapshots, and several outstanding photographs by the award-winning photographer Jerry Uelsmann, who knew the artist in the 1960s. A large number of Earl Cunningham's paintings and other personal documents survive together today in the collection of Marilyn and Michael Mennello, who have dedicated themselves to the life of this artist. Earl Cunningham: Painting an American Eden accompanies a major traveling exhibition curated by Robert Hobbs and organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Duane Hanson--the new objectivity : [exhibition ... February 8-March 10, 1991] by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Red Earth People : the Mesquakie of Iowa by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Smithson : retrospective by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrice Mandelman, Taos modernist by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Hobbs calls Beatrice Mandelman one of the most original and important of the Taos abstract painters. An artist since the 1920s, she moved to Taos in the 1940s with her husband, Louis Ribak, and became one of the leaders of the third generation of New Mexico painters."--BOOK JACKET. "In the evolution of her work she has shown the influences of her early teacher Louis Lozowick and friends Willem deKooning, Jackson Pollock, and other New York abstract painters. She also studied with Fernand Leger and Francis Picabia in Paris, but painting in the relative isolation of northern New Mexico allowed her to create an important regional variant of the international modern style. This book is not only a close examination of the life work of a lively and dedicated Taos artist, it is also about how Modernism developed and flourished outside of New York and Paris."--BOOK JACKET
Mark Lombardi : global networks by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, an FBI agent called the Whitney Museum of American Art and asked to see a drawing on exhibit there. The piece was by Mark Lombardi, an artist who had committed suicide the year before. Using just a pencil and a huge sheet of paper, Lombardi had created an intricate pattern of curves and arcs to illustrate the links between global finance and international terrorism. In other drawings, Lombardi explored subjects ranging from the collapse of the Vatican bank to the Iran-Contra scandal. The results are not only detailed slices of history, but also works of art - some looking like constellations of stars on a dark night, others swirling clouds of abstract lines and points."
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Edward Hopper
Lee KrasnerMilton AveryAlice Aycock : sculpture and projectsMilton Avery : the late paintingsLee KrasnerRichard Pousette-DartYinka Shonibare, MBEMark Lombardi : global networks
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