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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Works: 4,010 works in 5,512 publications in 3 languages and 86,028 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Photobooks  Interviews  Periodicals  Portraits 
Roles: Other, isb, Editor, his, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, Adapter, Publishing director, Curator
Classifications: TR647, 709.2
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The "wild beasts" : Fauvism and its affinities by John Elderfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane Arbus : revelations by Diane Arbus( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book reproduces two hundred full-page duotones of Diane Arbus photographs spanning her entire career, many of them never before seen. It also includes an essay, "The Question of Belief," by Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and "In the Darkroom," a discussion of Arbus's printing techniques by Neil Selkirk, the only person authorized to print her photographs since her death. A 104-page Chronology by Elizabeth Sussman, guest curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art show, and Doon Arbus, the artist's eldest daughter, illustrated by more than three hundred additional images and composed mainly of previously unpublished excerpts from the artist's letters, notebooks, and other writings, amounts to a kind of autobiography. An Afterword by Doon Arbus precedes biographical entries on the photographer's friends and colleagues by Jeff I. Rosenheim, associate curator of photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These texts help illuminate the meaning of Diane Arbus's controversial and astonishing vision."--Jacket
Walker Evans by Walker Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares selected images from the American photographer's life's work, and analyzes a career that spanned more than four decades
The artist and the camera : Degas to Picasso by Dorothy M Kosinski( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artists continued to discover and explore the artistic and practical applications of photography at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. This book explores the highly individual ways some of the most influential artists of the turn of the century put this "wondrous new medium" to use in their painting and sculpture and shows how they enfolded photographs into their creative processes."--Jacket
Japanese art after 1945 : scream against the sky by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of numerous and diverse artists, working in everything from painting and sculpture to video, film and performance art
Images of America : precisionist painting and modern photography by Karen Tsujimoto( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... documents the parallel courses followed by American painting and photography from the years just preceding World War I through the forties, a time when a new direction in American painting, identified as Precisioniwsm, was emerging."--Page 4 of cover
Wayne Thiebaud by Karen Tsujimoto( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Thiebaud first captured the attention of the art world in the early sixties when he exhibited paintings of cakes, hot dogs and gumball machines. Initially identified, by the subject of these works, with American Pop artists, Thiebaud has since shifted his attention to other subjects ranging from the figure to landscape. He has established himself as a preeminent American realist exploring traditional subjects with a fresh and contemporary eye. This major monograph traces the development of several themes and styles that characterize Thiebaud's complex oeuvre. Lavish color and duotone illustrations document the major themes that have preoccupied Thiebaud for decades: still lifes, figure painting and the landscape, urban and rural. Both Thiebaud's classic paintings of modern taste delights and many recent still lifes are illustrated. A selection of paintings and drawings represent the little-known figurative work that Thiebaud has produced over the years. Finally, the book documents Thiebaud's early landscapes and his recent cityscapes. -- From publisher's description
Julia Margaret Cameron's women by Sylvia Wolf( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cameron is recognized as a pioneer of photography and one of the great portrait photographers of all time. The bulk of her work consists of portraits of women. This book is the first to concentrate on this central aspect of Cameron's work, providing new information and insights about one of photography's most visionary practitioners."--Jacket
Picasso and American art by Michael C FitzGerald( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picasso and American Art is a publication juxtaposing works by Picasso with the paintings, sculptures, and drawings created in response by an extremely diverse group of his contemporaries and successors, including Max Weber, Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns." "Based on extensive research, Michael FitzGerald's text provides valuable new information on the fundamental role that Picasso played in the development of modern American art - both through his friendships with individual artists and through the dissemination of his evolving work. This book also documents, for the first time, the accessibility of Picasso's work in the United States between 1910 and 1957 in exhibitions, collections, and publications through a comprehensive chronology."--Jacket
Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Fact Sheet
Ansel Adams at 100 by John Szarkowski( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorates the art of the late landscape photographer and accompanies an international exhibit by showcasing 114 photographic images complemented by a critical essay on Adams' contributions to modern art
Alexander Calder, 1898-1976 by Marla Prather( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of a centenary retrospective exhibition of 265 objects by Alexander Calder, including sculptures, paintings, drawings and jewelry. Text of the catalogue is divided into five chronological sections each of which is accompanied by a detailed chronology. The exhibition emphasizes the artist's early career into the 1940s when he created his first mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles. His monumental public scuptures from the last two-and-a-half decades of his career is the focus of the final section. The publication also includes an essay titled Staging Movement by Arnauld Pierre and a detailed exhibition history by Alexander S.C. Rower
An uncertain grace by Sebastião Salgado( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Brazilian mine where 50,000 mud-covered men haul heavy bags of dirt up and down slippery ladders in search of a stray nugget of gold, to a former lake in western Africa now swallowed by the encroaching desert, where emaciated, starving people walk over its surface of sand, photographer Sebastião Salgado explores the live of the planet's often ignored people with a critical eye and an empathetic heart
Tina Modotti : photographs by Sarah M Lowe( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first serious art-historical study of the photographic achievement of Tina Modotti (1896-1942). Modotti's photographic career spanned a brief but intense seven years (1923-30) when she lived in Mexico and became committed to revolutionary Communism. The beautifully reproduced duotone images in this book include portraits, still lifes (among them, Modotti's memorable "revolutionary icons" incorporating an ear of dried corn, a bandolier, a sickle, and a guitar), Mexican workers, folk art, street photographs, architectural studies, and flowers and plants. They have been selected to represent the full range of Modotti's esthetic imagination, and nearly half have rarely or never been reproduced before. In an informative biographical and critical essay based on exhaustive research, Sarah M. Lowe, curator, art historian, author of a book about Frida Kahlo, and contributor to Abrams' The Diary of Frida Kahlo, explores the forces that shaped Modotti's early family influences in Italy; her formative experiences in the bohemian communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 1910s; the relationship with legendary American photographer Edward Weston that provided her with her first photographic training; and the artistic and political circles she entered in Mexico. Lowe casts new light on Modotti's Mexican years, describing her relationships with a constellation of powerful artists, critics, activists, and journalists. Tina Modotti: Photographs is the catalogue of the first comprehensive exhibition of Modotti's work, organized on the occasion of the centennial of her birth by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frida Kahlo's paintings and person illustrate the inevitable intertwining of freedom and pain, embodying the heroic reclamation of self and the repudiation of social repression through the art-making process. She is a woman both of her time and ours. Born in 1907, on the cusp of a new century, she was a radical in imagining and then asserting a peculiarly adventuresome artistic, sexual, and political identity. In her paintings she blurred the realms of saints and shamans as well as the cosmological and the technological, often permitting shockingly personal depictions of her physical and psychological pain to bleed into the iconography of Mexico's Aztec, colonial, and revolutionary history. This overturning of traditional approaches to thinking, seeing, and fantasizing is clear in the fearless self-portraits Kahlo constructed as well as in the life she lived." "This richly illustrated catalogue features more than 80 of Kahlo's works, including the hauntingly seductive and often brutal self-portraits, as well as a selection of key portraits and still-lifes that span the years of her career, up to her death in 1954, New critical essays by Elizabeth Carpenter, Hayden Herrera, and Victor Zamudio-Taylor examine Kahlo's position within art history and visual culture. Also reproduced are more than 100 photographs that belonged to Kahlo and her husband, renowned Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, some taken by eminent photographers of the period such as Lola Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Gisele Freund, Tina Modotti, and Nickolas Muray. More personal snapshots show Kahlo with family and friends, among them luminaries Andre Breton and Leon Trotsky, and many carry graphic inscriptions and interventions by the artist. An illustrated timeline, bibliography, and exhibition history offer added context."--Jacket
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Chagall is one of the twentieth century's favorite artists, known and admired for his rich palette, his inventive approach, his accessible subjects, and the rich traditions behind his work. Combining fantasy, spirituality, and nostalgia with a distinctive modern painting style, Chagall's canvases are infused with a joyous, dreamlike simplicity. Even as styles shifted from Cubism to Suprematism to Surrealism, his work remained individual and idiosyncratic-sometimes harming his art world reputation, but never his popular appeal. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred and fifty color reproductions, Marc Chagall is the first full-scale survey of the artist's work in nearly twenty years. An introductory essay by exhibition curator Jean-Michel Foray contextualizes the Russian-born artist's work, while a heavily illustrated chronology of Chagall's life assembled by Meret Meyer Graber and Jakov Bruk details the many stages of his career. The work is organized into four sections, each with an introduction by Foray, to help make sense of the artist's prodigious oeuvre. This catalogue is published on the occasion of a major retrospective conceived by Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, with the Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, and co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Willem de Kooning : tracing the figure by Willem De Kooning( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Fact Sheet
Sol LeWitt : a retrospective by Sol LeWitt( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first retrospective of LeWitt's work in more than twenty years, fosters a deeper understanding of the artist's career and its significance to American art and thought." "Including essays by a number of curators and art historians, this volume charts the evolution of LeWitt's art from his work in Conceptualism during the early 1960s through his turn toward a more lyrical and sensual form of abstraction round 1980. With over 450 images, the book provides a visual survey of LeWitt's oeuvre from 1960 to the present, including wall drawings, three-dimensional structures, works on paper and photographs."--Jacket
Ceramic sculpture : six artists by Richard Marshall( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on the works of Peter Voulkos, John Mason, Kenneth Price, Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, Richard Shaw
Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 765 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
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Walker EvansThe artist and the camera : Degas to PicassoJapanese art after 1945 : scream against the skyJulia Margaret Cameron's womenPicasso and American artEva HesseAnsel Adams at 100Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
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