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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Works: 291 works in 983 publications in 2 languages and 55,968 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  Photographs 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Director, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: TR647, 709.2
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The "wild beasts" : Fauvism and its affinities by John Elderfield ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diane Arbus : revelations by Diane Arbus ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,087 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artist's eldest daughter, illustrated by more than three hundred additional images and composed mainly of previously unpublished excerpts from the artist's letters, notebooks, and other writings, amounts to a kind of autobiography.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 )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,083 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
Ansel Adams at 100 by John Szarkowski ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,024 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
Japanese art after 1945 : scream against the sky by Alexandra Munroe ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Images of America : precisionist painting and modern photography by Karen Tsujimoto ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wayne Thiebaud by Karen Tsujimoto ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia Margaret Cameron's women by Sylvia Wolf ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 978 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."--BOOK JACKET
Picasso and American art by Michael C FitzGerald ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 971 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."--BOOK JACKET
Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse ( Book )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indlæg af: Elisabeth Sussman, Renate Petzinger, James Meyer, Briony Fer, Gioia Timpanelli, Julian Bryan-Wilson, Robin Clark, Scott Rothkopf, Michelle Barger og Jill Sterrett
Alexander Calder, 1898-1976 by Marla Prather ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 889 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 )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 886 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
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 828 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
Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 816 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
Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sol LeWitt : a retrospective by Sol LeWitt ( Book )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 770 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."--BOOK JACKET
Dorothea Lange : American photographs by Therese Thau Heyman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ansel Adams : an American Place, 1936 by Andrea Gray Stillman ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Steins collect : Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian avant-garde ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As American expatriates living in Paris, the writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were absolutely pivotal in shaping the city's vibrant cultural life in the early 20th century. They hosted Saturday evening salons at which the brightest artists, writers, musicians, and collectors convened to discuss the latest developments. They aggressively promoted and collected emerging painters and sculptors, particularly their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. And along the way they developed unparalleled holdings in modernist work by such figures as Paul Cézanne, Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Lavishly produced and featuring more than 600 images, The Steins Collect is the first comprehensive exploration of the Steins' extraordinary collections and their enduring cultural influence. The book explores the Steins' impact on art-making and collecting practices in Europe and the United States; the intense sibling rivalries that developed around key artists and ideas; the roots of Leo's aesthetic theories in the thought of William James and Bernard Berenson; Sarah and Michael's role in founding the Académie Matisse; Gertrude's complex relationship with Picasso and their artistic influence on each other; Le Corbusier's radical villa design for the family; and much more. The Steins Collect not only reveals the artistic prescience of this innovative family and their important patronage, but also traces how they created a new international standard of taste for modern art."--Publisher's description
The San Francisco school of abstract expressionism by Susan Landauer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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controlled identity San Francisco Museum of Art

Museum of Art (San Francisco)
Museum of modern art
Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco)
Museum of modern art (San Francisco, Calif)
San Francisco (Calif.) Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco (Kalifornie) Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco museum of art
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