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Gopnik, Adam

Overview
Works: 158 works in 499 publications in 7 languages and 17,452 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Creative nonfiction  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Records and correspondence  Action and adventure fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, win, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, zxx, Contributor, Narrator
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Most widely held works by Adam Gopnik
Angels and ages : a short book about Darwin, Lincoln, and modern life by Adam Gopnik( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 12, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. Each would see his life's work inspire a stark change in mankind's understanding of itself. In this bicentennial twin portrait, Adam Gopnik shows how these two giants, who never met, altered the way we think about death and time--about the very nature of earthly existence
High & low : modern art, popular culture by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om moderne kunst og den påvirkning graffiti, plakater, annoncer m.m. har haft på "etablerede" kunstnere
Wayne Thiebaud : a paintings retrospective by Steven A Nash( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published on the occasion of the artist's eightieth birthday and accompanying a major retrospective exhibition, this book brings together 120 of Thiebaud's most important paintings, watercolors, and pastels. Essays by Steven A. Nash and Adam Gopnik trace the course of his career from the 1950s, when he first began to emerge as a significant national artist. They assess Thiebaud's role in the history of American modernism and his place in the tradition of realism, and examine the surprisingly wide variety of art historical sources to which his paintings refer, including Chardin, Sargent, Hopper, Mondrian, Morandi, and Diebenkorn."--Jacket
Americans in Paris : a literary anthology( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the earliest years of the American republic, Paris has provoked an extraordinary American literary response. An almost inevitable destination for writers and thinkers, Paris has been many things to many Americans: a bastion of old-world traditionalism, a hot-bed of revolutionary ideologies in politics and art, and above all a space in which to cultivate an openness to life and love impossible at home. Through stories, letters, memoirs, poems and journalism, Americans in Paris distills three centuries of vigorous, glittering, and powerfully emotional writing about the place that Henry James called "the most brilliant city in the world" and that Ernest Hemingway characterized as "a moveable feast.""--Jacket
Evidence, 1944-1994 by Richard Avedon( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the photographer, Richard Avedon, which covers the last 50 years of his life and career
The king in the window by Adam Gopnik( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Oliver, an American boy residing in Paris, discovers, much to his astonishment, that phantoms live within the windowpanes and have selected Oliver to lead a war against the "soul-stealers" that inhabit mirrors
The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food by Adam Gopnik( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of Paris to the Moon--one man's quest for the meaning of food in a time obsessed with what to eat. Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, even our moralizing--"You still eat meat?" How could the land of Chef Boyardee have come so far overnight? And where can we possibly go from here? Locating the roots of our foodways in France, Adam Gopnik traces our rapid evolution from commendable awareness to manic compulsion and how, on the way, we lost sight of a timeless truth: what goes on around the table--families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board--is always more important than what we put on the table. Gently satirizing the entire human comedy of the comestible, The Table Comes First seeks to liberate us from the twin clutches of puritanical guilt and cable TV glitz. It is the delightful beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now"--
Modern art and popular culture : readings in high & low by High and low( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met reg. Verschenen t.g.v. de tentoonstelling 'High & Low' in het MOMA, New York van 7 oktober 1990- 15 januari 1991. A collection of essays on the various styles of popular art. From Bernini's caricatures to the art of the Russian avant-garde, from the music halls of Paris in the Belle Epoque to the sunlit studios of Los Angeles in the sixties
The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes by Robert Hughes( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection of the best writing by the most important--and thunderously outspoken--art and culture critic of our time, including approximately 125 never-before-seen pages from the unfinished second volume of his memoir, which he was working on at the time of his death in 2012. With an introduction by Adam Gopnik"--
The steps across the water by Adam Gopnik( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Rose discovers magical glass steps in New York's Central Park that lead to the fantastic city of U Nork, whose residents have been awaiting the arrival of the only person who can save them
Winter : five windows on the season by Adam Gopnik( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A taste for winter, a love of winter--'a mind for winter'--is for many a part of the modern condition. International bestselling author Adam Gopnik takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists, and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. Here we learn how a poem by William Cowper heralds the arrival of the middle class; how snow science leads to existential questions of God and our place in the world; how the race to the poles makes the human drive to imprint meaning on a blank space. Gopnik's kaleidoscopic work ends in the present day, when he traverses the underground city in Montreal, pondering the future of northern culture."--Page 4 of cover
The best American essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The moth by H. G Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997
Picasso and Chicago : 100 years, 100 works by Stephanie D'Alessandro( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art Institute of Chicago was the first American museum to exhibit works by Pablo Picasso when it hosted the Armory Show in February 1913. Published to commemorate this landmark event in the history of avant-garde European art, this book will also accompany the Art Institute's first large-scale Picasso exhibition in almost 30 years. The artworks survey Picasso's extensive material experimentations, and subjects that are emblematic of the artist
Angels and ages : [a short book about Darwin, Lincoln, and modern life] by Adam Gopnik( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 12, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. Each would see his life's work inspire a stark change in mankind's understanding of itself. In this bicentennial twin portrait, Adam Gopnik shows how these two giants, who never met, altered the way we think about death and time--about the very nature of earthly existence
Letters of Marcel Proust. by Marcel Proust( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wonderful collection of Marcel Proust's letters, selected and translated by Mina Curtiss, is both a revelatory introduction to the great writer and a treasure trove for those readers more familiar with his -- la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Mina Curtiss especially chose these letters as apt illustrations of Proust's growing sensibility and intellectual power during the gestation of the novel. Indeed, many of the characters in the book are drawn from the men and women we meet here. The letters are also exciting as an unfolding panorama of the Belle -poque and for their superb insights into literature, art, and music"--Publisher website (November 2006)
The table comes first : [family, France, and the meaning of food] by Adam Gopnik( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gopnik charts America's transformation from being simply aware of what they eat to being obsessive about it. This culinary journey will transport listeners from 18th-century France and the origin of America's popular modern tastes to the kitchens of the White House and beyond
Parisians by Peter Turnley( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As his images of Paris and Parisians make evident, Peter Turnley is a descendant of such master French photographers as Brassai, Henry Carter-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, and Edouard Boubat. That Turnley's work has been inspired by these earlier influences comes as no surprise, for as a young photographer he worked as Doisneau's assistant, and he subsequently became a close friend of Boubat, meeting him "at least once a week for an afternoon glass of rogue and warm conversation."" "Turnley's work is nonethless uniquely his own, rooted in his twenty-five-year affair of the heart with the most beautiful city in the world. It is a city that offers him not only beauty but also a cherished haven from the wrenching horrors of war and upheaval that he documents in the course of his career as a photojournalist. His photos give us seductive glimpses of Paris life as lived on the street, in the Metro, and at countless neighborhood cafes - an intimate Paris that outsiders rarely see."--Jacket
Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Stettner : Penn Station, New York by Louis Stettner( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography. His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time. The series is less a portrait of now-vanished building, though the station makes itself felt by its shadowy spaces and glowing surfaces, than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension. For Stettner, it was a spacious and dramatic arena where people in the act of travelling went through a mixture of excitement, a silent patience for waiting, and an honest fatigue, and he found the project exhilarating. However, when completed, the photographs werent deemed newsworthy enough for publication. But with time and distance their significance has deepened, and this body of work has become recognized as a major work of art
 
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High & low : modern art, popular culture
Alternative Names
Adam Gopnik Amerikaans schrijver

Adam Gopnik journaliste américain

Adam Gopnik journaliste canado-américain

Adam Gopnik kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Essayist und Kommentator

Adam Gopnik periodista estadounidense

Adam Gopnik US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Essayist und Kommentator

Адам Гопник

גופניק, אדם

גופניק, אדם עיתונאי אמריקאי

고프닉, 애덤

ゴプニク, アダム

亞當·戈普尼克

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High & low : modern art, popular cultureWayne Thiebaud : a paintings retrospectiveAmericans in Paris : a literary anthologyEvidence, 1944-1994The king in the windowThe table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of foodModern art and popular culture : readings in high & lowThe steps across the water