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Des Moines Art Center

Works: 371 works in 650 publications in 1 language and 12,959 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, his, Other, Publisher
Classifications: N6537.B233, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Des Moines Art Center
Jean-Michel Basquiat by Richard Marshall( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete survey of the work of JeanMichel Basquiat with more than 270 illustrations
Robert Arneson : a retrospective by Neal David Benezra( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Indian parfleche : a tradition of abstract painting by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These beautiful containers are most closely associated an probably originated with the peoples of the Great Plains, where they were integral to the nomadic way of life, providing a means to store and transport a family's food and possessions. They were made by women from more than forty tribes, and their richly associative and symbolic painted images gave visual expression to the artists' personal and cultural lives. The author writes: "These paintings were inseparable from the world view of their makers, formed from their collective experience and cultural role as women; from the details of their daily lives and the richness and love of family life and tribal associations; from the invisible spirit forces that filled their world and the profound religious traditions that sustained their inner lives; and from their intimate relationship with nature and the sweeping monumental landscapes and incomparable light of the American West which was their home
Fiber : sculpture 1960-present by Glenn Adamson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present is the first exhibition in over forty years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations of the material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney spearheaded a revolutionary redefinition of fiber in the 1960s and '70s, showcasing radical, nonrepresentational forms. Fiber: Sculture 1960-present features artworks that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments. This book includes a range of texts on weavings associated with craft to off-loom sculptures aligned with mainstream art movements; a provocative investigation into the notion of softness in art; an examination of fiber art and its historical predecessor, tapestry, in relation to site-specificity; an account of the exhibitions and, finally, a section of concise essays that survey the distinctive contributions of individual practitioners. -- from dust jacket
Debating American modernism : Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York avant-garde by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the crossfire between Marcel Duchamp and Alfred Stieglitz and their respective circles there emerged what Debra Bricker Balken calls "a critical reformulation of modernism, one that imprinted the direction of subsequent American art." Balken traces the fascinating threads of the debate between Duchamp and Stieglitz and their respective camps through the 1910s and '20s, and also addresses the sexualized imagery that appears in nearly all of these artists' works, a phenomenon that ironically unifies the two seemingly opposed factions. Jay Bochner provides an absorbing analysis of the artists' respective violations of American expectations about art." "Debating American Modernism includes reproductions of work by artists from both factions, from Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Paul Strand to Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and Marsden Hartley, as well as by a group who melded the concerns of each, among them, Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler, John Storrs, and Stuart Davis."--BOOK JACKET
Between spring and summer : Soviet conceptual art in the era of late communism by Between spring and summer : Soviet conceptual art in the era of late communism( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule without exception by Lewis Baltz( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loren MacIver, I. Rice Pereira by John I. H Baur( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work ethic by Helen Anne Molesworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By contrast, Helen Molesworth and her collaborators in Work Ethic set such activities in the context of the workplace and contend that they engage issues of management, production, and skill that accompanied the emergence of the information age. The result is a major breakthrough in understanding the structures and ambitions of a wide range of art-making. Work Ethic reproduces all the diverse material—Bruce Nauman videotapes to Roxy Paine’s painting machine—in the Baltimore exhibition and provides insightful discussion of each piece’s history, structure, and significance. Four essays introduce topics, like utopian fantasies of pleasurable work, that are of general relevance to setting the material into a postindustrial context. Throughout this catalogue, there is as well a lively dialogue on the museum’s relationship to art that questions the rules of both the workplace and the art world
Jenny Holzer : signs by Jenny Holzer( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erwin Wurm : I love my time, I don't like my time by Erwin Wurm( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artiste autrichien qui a forgé sa réputation internationale en bouleversant les notions traditionnelles de sculpture, photographie, performance et dessin. Ses classiques "one minute sculptures" invitaient les spectateurs à participer à la création de sculptures temporaires en associant leurs corps à une série d'objets ordinaires d'après les instructions dessinées par l'artiste. Cet ouvrage vient documenter plus de dix ans de travail, il a été publié à l'occasion de l'exposition "I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time", travaux récents d'Erwin Wurm, automne 2004-hiver 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts à San Francisco
Ellen Gallagher : preserve by Ellen Gallagher( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee: paintings and watercolors from the Bauhaus years, 1921-1931; [catalog of an exhibition] Des Moines Art Center, September 18-October 28, 1973 by Paul Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo Ann Callis : objects of reverie : selected photographs by Jo Ann Callis( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years of American painting, 1948-1973. [Exhibition held at] Des Moines Art Center, March 6-April 22, 1973 by Des Moines Art Center( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Berlin artists of the Weimar Era : Hannah Höch, Käthe Kollwitz, Jeanne Mammen by Louise R Noun( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.32 for Fiber : sc ... to 0.89 for 17th-centu ...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Debating American modernism : Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York avant-gardeWork ethicErwin Wurm : I love my time, I don't like my timeEllen Gallagher : preserve
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Art center

Art center Des Moines, Iowa

Демойнский центр искусства


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