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Lowry, Glenn D.

Works: 139 works in 284 publications in 2 languages and 6,442 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photobooks  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor, Other, Editor, win, wac, Interviewee, wpr
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Glenn D Lowry
From concept to context : approaches to Asian and Islamic calligraphy by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jeweler's eye : Islamic arts of the book from the Vever Collection by Arthur M. Sackler Gallery( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sumptuous volume, based on an exhibit at the Smithsonian's new Sackler Gallery, perceptively describes the Islamic art holdings of the late Parisian jeweler and pioneering collector of Asian art, Henri Vever. The legendary collection of Persian and Arabic miniatures was thought lost during the Nazi occupation of France. A series of serendipitous events, dramatically told here, led to its recent discovery in New York and its subsequent acquisition by the Smithsonian. The 77 paintings, all of which were originally illustrations for Islamic manuscripts, are reproduced in brilliant color. Despite their great devotion to Asian art, Vever and his fellow collectors, illiterate in Persian and Arabic, were unable to appreciate the cultural context from which this art emerged. The authors (Lowry is a curator at the Sackler Gallery and Nemazee is a curatorial assistant) have restored the texts to their illustrations, thus returning these small masterpieces to the context from which they were torn. For both the connoisseur and the newcomer, poems, stories and scriptural references will further enhance the enjoyment of the splendid book."--PW
Timur and the princely vision : Persian art and culture in the fifteenth century by Thomas W Lentz( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract expressionism at the Museum of Modern Art : selections from the collection by Ann Temkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces a selection of more than one hundred paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures from the Museum's extensive collection of abstract expressionist works
Akbar's India : art from the Mughal City of Victory by Michael Brand( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand Mogul : imperial painting in India, 1600-1660 by Milo Cleveland Beach( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza art collection and plaza memorials by N.Y.) Empire State Plaza Art Collection (Albany( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process by Deborah Wye( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : ""Louise Bourgeois : An Unfolding Portrait" explores this celebrated artist's prints and books, a little known but highly significant part of Bourgeois's larger practice. Her copious production in these mediums - addressing themes that perennially occupied her, including memory, trauma, and the body - is examined here within the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois's creative process, which is uniquely and vividly apparent through the evolving states and variants of her prints ; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist's shoulder as she worked. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of modern art, this catalogue features an insightful essay by curator (and longtime friend of the artist) Deborah Wye, examining Bourgeois's involvement with these mediums alongside the developments of her long life and career. Interviews with three of the artist's close collaborators further illuminate her artistic practice and output, some three hundred examples of which are presented in this volume."
More real? : art in the age of truthiness by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij de gelijknamige tentoonstelling met essays over het begrip 'truthiness': het willen vasthouden aan voostellingen die niet met de werkelijkheid overeenkomen
The new Museum of Modern Art by Glenn D Lowry( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past few years, The Museum of Modern Art has been in the midst of the largest building project in its history. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the new museum will open in midtown Manhattan in November 2004 - 2005 to coincide with MoMA's 75th anniversary. The 630,000-square-foot complex is nearly twice the size of the former facility, with dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces for exhibitions, public programming, educational outreach, and scholarly research. In his initial proposal, Taniguchi explained that his goal was "to create an ideal environment for art and people through the imaginative and disciplined use of light, materials, and space." His stated vision of "a museum that preserves and reinforces MoMA's unique character as the repository of an incomparable collection of modern and contemporary art, as a pioneer of museums of modern art with a unique historical inheritance, and as an urban institution in a midtown Manhattan location" has been resoundingly implemented
Adrian Piper : a synthesis of intuitions, 1965-2016 by Christophe Cherix( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological and spiritual potential of conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today. Published in conjunction with the most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date, this catalog presents more than 280 artworks that encompass the full range of Piper's mediums: works on paper, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sound and photo-texts. Essays by curators and scholars examine her extensive research into altered states of consciousness; the introduction of the Mythic Being - her subversive masculine alter-ego; her media and installation works from after 1980, which reveal and challenge stereotypes of race and gender; and the global conditions that illuminate the significance of her art. Previously unpublished texts by the artist lay out significant events in her personal history and her deeply felt ideas about the relationship between viewer and art object. This publication expands our understanding of the conceptual and post-conceptual art movements and Piper's pivotal position among her peers and for later generations
A Japanese constellation : Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, Junya Ishigami by Museum of Modern Art (New York)( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A Japanese Constellation' showcases a group of contemporary architects who work in Japan but whose influence extends throughout the world. This book, published in conjunction with the first exhibition to feature three generations of practitioners orbiting Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates Toyo Ito and SANAA, moves beyond the limited framework of the architectural "star system" to illuminate how shared themes may spawn cross-generational lines of descent and influence. Highlighting forty-four designs realized since the year 2001, the volume reveals how structural invention, ceaseless experimentation, nonhierarchical thinking, and novel uses of transparency and lightness inform and strengthen the identity of linked local practices, even as their impact is global. With 336 illustrations as well as essays by Perdo Gadanho, Terunobu Fujimori, Taro Igarashi, and Julian Worrall."--Dust jacket
An annotated and illustrated checklist of the Vever Collection by Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Club 57 : Film, performance, and art in the East Village, 1978-1983( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978-83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff--film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson--to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition will present their accomplishments across a range of disciplines--from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s."--Provided by publisher
Doug Aitken : Electric earth by Doug Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the artist's first full-scale survey exhibition, this generously illustrated book explores Doug Aitken's work across mediums, disciplines, and themes. From photography to architecture, and from video to spoken word, Doug Aitken has delved into a variety of art forms to create a provocative body of work. This volume surveys the full scope and depth of Aitken's work: sound pieces, sculpture, architectural experiments, land art and happenings, which embrace a collaborative spirit across disciplines and beyond walls, to re-imagine the nature of what a work of art can be. Interspersed with hundreds of color illustrations, the book's essays examine the plethora of ideas the artist tackles from environmental decay to the end of linear time and explain how and why Aitken challenges many artistic barriers
Kai Althoff : and then leave me to the common swifts = und dann überlaßt mich den Mauerseglern by New York Museum of Modern Art( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kai Althoff' is one of the most consummate--and unpredictable--artists of his generation. A painter and a draftsman, he has experimented since the mid-1990s with combinations of unconventional mediums and exhibition formats to create all-encompassing environments that might include finely detailed drawings, collage, woven textiles, knitted fabric, soft sculpture, paintings, writing, video, fragrance and song. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this publication presents Althoff's work in all mediums made over a 25-year career. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the book features lavish color reproductions of Althoff's most significant works. Contributions by scholars, art professionals and friends of the artist offer multiple perspectives on Althoff's iconographically rich work" (viewed October 31, 2016)
Photography at MoMA by New York. Museum of Modern Art( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of photography has been told many times, but never before through the incomparable collection of photographs at The Museum of Modern Art. As the second volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works from MoMA's collection, this publication charts the medium during the height of the modernist period, from 1920 to 1960. Only one other volume--Looking at Photographs, published in 1973--highlights the photographic treasures of MoMA's collection; neither Beaumont Newhall's classic History of Photography nor John Szarkowski's Photography Until Now used the Museum collection as a springboard to approach photography's distinctive history. The Museum's significant role in the development of this history, and in the construction of a canon that championed photography as an art form (but also eclipsed certain alternative or unfamiliar practices) requires a reconsidered history for the 21st century. This publication offers a fresh critical lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise and influence, encouraging creative new readings. The book begins with an in-depth introduction followed by eight chapters of full-color plates, each introduced by a short essay
Fatehpur-Sikri by Michael Brand( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Museum of Modern Art in this century by Glenn D Lowry( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Museum of Modern Art's recent redesign--the largest and most comprehensive building program in the Museum's history--embraces the changing nature of the institution...The Museum of Modern Art in the 21st Century is an illustrated overview of an institution that is dedicated to accommodating the diversity of contemporary art and an increasingly complex and nuanced understanding of modern art. An essay by Museum director Glenn Lowry examines MoMA's current role in contemporary art...focusing on the building as a site where viewers actively experience art rather than passively receive it
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A jeweler's eye : Islamic arts of the book from the Vever Collection
Abstract expressionism at the Museum of Modern Art : selections from the collectionThe Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza art collection and plaza memorialsThe new Museum of Modern ArtThe Museum of Modern Art in this century
Alternative Names
Glenn D. Lowry

Glenn D. Lowry Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Glenn D. Lowry Art historian and museum director

Glenn D. Lowry US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Lowry, Glenn

Lowry, Glenn D.

Lowry, Glenn David 1954-

גלן ד. לורי היסטוריון של האמנות ומנהל מוזיאון

グレン・D. ロウリー

English (109)

French (2)