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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Works: 736 works in 1,749 publications in 2 languages and 54,010 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Organizer of meeting, Editor, Other, his, isb, Publisher, 475, Host, Collector
Classifications: N6487.W3, 759.13
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The golden door : artist-immigrants of America, 1876-1976 by Cynthia Jaffee McCabe( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visit 204 works by 67 foreign-born painters, sculptors, architects and photographers celebrating the fact that in the past century, the U.S. offered sanctuary to the world's immigrants and refugees, and that, in turn, the artist-immigrants made major contributions to our cultural heritage
Dalí's optical illusions by Salvador Dalí( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on a central but relatively unexamined aspect of the work of Salvador Dali: his fascination with optical effects and visual perception. The book examines Dali's use of various pictorial techniques, photography, and holograms to further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Wardsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh."--Jacket
The Avant-garde in Russia, 1910-1930 : new perspectives : Los Angeles County Museum of Art [and] Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. by Los Angeles County Museum of Art( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstilling Los Angeles County Museum of Art 8. juli - 28. september 1980 & Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution by Abram Lerner( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German expressionist sculpture by Stephanie Barron( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume presents a survey of German expressionist sculpture. Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. The term is sometimes suggestive of emotional angst. The Expressionist emphasis on individual perspective has been characterized as a reaction to positivism and other artistic styles such as naturalism and impressionism. This work contains more than one hundred and twenty examples of German Expressionist sculpture by thirty-three artists. Included are sculptures by artists recognized for their work in this medium -- Ernst Barlach, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Georg Kolbe, Renee Sintenis, Gerhard Marcks -- as well as sculpture by such figures as Kathe Kollwitz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, Egon Schiele, and Otto Freundlich, whose reputations are based on their painting and graphic oeuvres. A significant number of works by lesser-known artists, who belonged to the second generation of Expressionism in the twenties among them Herbert Garbe, Conrad Felixmuller, Paul Rudolf Henning, William Wauer, and Christoph Vollare also examined. Included in the catalog are examples of the artists' varied writings as well as evaluations by contemporary critics, scholars, writers, and poets. Seven essays and excerpts from contemporary texts, published in translation for the first time, highlight the German Expressionists' concern with particular materials and their attraction to African and Oceanic art
David Smith, painter, sculptor, draftsman by Edward F Fry( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the development of the work of the distinguished American artist."--GoogleBooks
Morris Louis : the Museum of Modern Art, New York by John Elderfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Elderfield closely analyzes Louis's major series: the two groups of ... Veils of 1954 and 1958-59, the ... Unfurleds of 1960-61, and ... Stripes of 1961-62, as well a transitional pictures"--Page 4 of cover
Miró, selected paintings by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog accompanying a jajor retrospective exhibition in celebration of the artist's eightieth birthday, this volume surveys Bacon's work since 1945, emphasizing his paintings from his mature period
Dreams and nightmares : utopian visions in modern art by Valerie J Fletcher( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters such as Nathan Oliveira, Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner in the move away from abstraction and toward figurative subject matter. When artists such as Bruce McGaw, Manuel Neri, and Joan Brown emerged as a second generation of figurative artists, the momentum grew for a powerful new development in American painting. The achievement of Bay Area Figurative painters and sculptors has become directly relevant to current debates regarding abstraction and representation, as well as to discourses on modernism and postmodernism. Indeed, the historical phenomenon of the movement is an important case study in the evolution of modernism in America, serving as an early example of rupture in the formalist "mainstream." Bay Area Figurative Art 1950-1965 was written to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Based on extensive archival research and interviews, it is the first study of the movement as a whole and is the broadest and most accurate account of the careers and interactions of ten Bay Area artists who worked in this new style
Willem de Kooning : from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection by Judith Zilczer( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works from the 1950s as Two Woman in the Country, in which de Kooning merged themes of figure and landscape, as well as the first and most ferocious of his paintings on door panels, Woman Sag Harbor, from the 1960s. Rounding out the collection are bronzes from the early 1970s and lyrical abstractions from the 1980s. In addition, Hirshhorn's prescient collection of de Kooning's pastel, ink, and charcoal drawings allows us to see the artist's creative process from early
Fernando Botero : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution by Fernando Botero( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966 by Valerie J Fletcher( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei : according to what? by Weiwei Ai( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist
Probing the earth : contemporary land projects by John Beardsley( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The noble buyer" : John Quinn, patron of the avant-garde by Judith Zilczer( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“This book about the collector of modern art, John Quinn, was published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens in 1978. Quinn was a New York attorney and among the foremost of modern art patrons. He amassed a large collection, including more than fifty paintings by Pablo Picasso, sculpture by Contantin Brancusi and numerous examples of the most important post-Impressionists, Cubists, Fauves, etc. Full catalog entries.”--Publisher's description
Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963 : paintings, sculptures, assemblages : an exhibition by Jean Dubuffet( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book also includes several essays on the artist and his work, and numerous quotes from Dubuffet's writings are in the catalogue section. Susan J. Cooke discusses the artist's portraits from 1946 to 1947, noting their continuing ability to startle, disturb, and amuse. Jean Planque reminisces about his long relationship with the artist, describing Dubuffet as a man of extremes - spontaneous, impatient, discreetly generous, with a love of contradiction and an extraordinary capacity for work. Peter Schjeldahl provides a succinct overview of Dubuffet's work and identifies Dubuffet's career as a long explosion that, as the artist said it would, defied the mainstream tradition of Western painting still in touch with the pictorial genres and aesthetic ideals inherited from the Renaissance. In addition to more than ninety full-page color plates of Dubuffet's works, a select bibliography and chronology are included
Visual music : synaesthesia in art and music since 1900 by Calif.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book and the exhibition it accompanies trace the history of a revolutionary idea: that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music. Over the past one hundred years adventurous modern and contemporary artists have explored unorthodox means to invent a kinetic, nonrepresentational art modeled upon pure instrumental music." "Music has inspired some of the most progressive art of our time - from the abstract painting of Wassily Kandinsky and Frantisek Kupka to the mid-century experimental films of Oskar Fischinger and Harry Smith to the contemporary installations of Jennifer Steinkamp and Jim Hodges. While early abstract paintings tended to approach music metonymically, the color organs, films, light shows, and installations from the mid-twentieth century to the present day engage a range of perceptual faculties simultaneously to create a plethora of sensations in the viewer." "The most complete examination of this phenomenon to date, Visual Music features ninety major works of art plus related documentation, focusing on abstract and mixed-media art forms and their connections to musical forms as varied as classical, jazz, and electronica. The book includes an introduction by Jeremy Strick; three scholarly essays, each discussing a distinct art-historical period in depth; and an additional essay by Olivia Mattis that approaches the subject from a musicologist's perspective, as well as a chronology, artist biographies, and a selected bibliography."--Jacket
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Dalí's optical illusions
Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963 : paintings, sculptures, assemblages : an exhibitionVisual music : synaesthesia in art and music since 1900Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden : 150 works of artPanza : the Panza collection : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenLittle man in a big hurry : the life of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, uranium king and art collector
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