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Detroit Institute of Arts

Works: 2,886 works in 4,848 publications in 3 languages and 72,734 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Periodicals  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
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Classifications: N560, 759.9492
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"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial influence of the tribal arts--especially those of Africa and Oceania--on modern painters and sculptors has long been recognized. Yet surprisingly, this book is the first comprehensive scholarly treatment of the subject in half a century, and the first ever to illustrate and discuss tribal works collected by vanguard artists. In this visually stunning and intellectually provocative work, nineteen heavily illustrated essays by fifteen scholars confront complex aesthetic, art-historical, and sociological problems posed by this dramatic chapter in the history of modern art. The long introductory essay by William Rubin, while defining the parameters of modernist primitivism, sketches the history of western attitudes toward primitive peoples and, in particular, toward their art, raising fundamental questions and correcting widespread misconceptions. Succeeding background chapters by historians of primitive art trace the arrival and dissemination of African, Oceanic, American Indian, and Eskimo art in the West. In 1906 tribal sculpture was "discovered" by twentieth century artists; these objects had suddenly become relevant because of the changes in the nature of modern art itself. The main body of the book contains a series of essays on primitivism in the works of Gauguin, the Fauves, Picasso, Brancusi, the German Expressionists, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Klee, Giacometti, Moore, the Surrealists, Abstract Expressionists. It concludes with a discussion of primitivist contemporary artists, including those involved in earthworks, shamanism, and ritual -inspired performances. More than a thousand illustrations juxtapose on the pages of these volumes specific Primitive works with those of modernist masters, exploring their underlying affinities and illuminating intricate problems of influence and rapport. The tribal works illustrated include not only a variety of masterpieces pertinent to modernist interests, but other objects vital to the history of primitivism."--Publisher's description
Van Gogh face to face : the portraits by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book brings together for the first time the great portraits from all periods of the painter's life. The story begins with the relatively unknown body of vivid, carefully executed drawings of orphans and paupers produced in The Hague when he was a young man. It continues with van Gogh's time in Paris, where the influence of Impressionism, Japanese art, and contemporaries like Gauguin and Bernard led him to produce some of his most famous images." "Each work is reproduced and set in context by leading scholars. Individually, their essays focus on particular groups of work, shedding new light on van Gogh's aims and methods. Collectively, they establish the centrality of portraiture to his oeuvre."--Jacket
Diego Rivera : a retrospective by Diego Rivera( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstillingskatalog til udstilling udarbejdet af Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts and Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Secretaria de Education Publica and Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores of Mexico
Ancient art of the American Woodland Indians by David S Brose( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt Collection by David W Penney( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the many objects in the collection. Includes memoirs, essay and text
Design in America : the Cranbrook vision, 1925-1950 by Robert Judson Clark( Book )

16 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Matisse : paper cut-outs by Henri Matisse( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas and the dance by Jill DeVonyar( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about Degas's highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century
The Medici, Michelangelo, & the art of late Renaissance Florence by Cristina Acidini Luchinat( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publisdhed in conjuntion with the exhibition: Magnificenza! the Medici, Michelangelo, & the Art of Late Renaissance Florence (In Italy, L'Ombra del genio: Michelangelo e l'arte a Firenze, 1538-1631) ..."--Title page verso
Ars islamica by University of Michigan( )

in English and German and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn by Susan Chevlowe( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) has long been renowned for his Social Realist paintings of Depression-era America. Equally striking, however, are Shahn's extraordinary later works, which reveal a more introspective style as well as the evolution of a new allegorical and mythical pictorial language. This book combines beautiful reproductions of Shahn's art with essays by leading experts on his life and career to present a survey of his powerful and engaging mature style. The volume is published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, to commemorate the centenary of Shahn's birth
Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts by Detroit Institute of Arts( )

in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes annual reports of the Detroit Arts Commission and of the Detroit Museum of Art Founders Society
Degas to Matisse : impressionist and modern masterworks by Mich.) Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book accompanies an exhibition at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and presents nearly sixty key Impressionist and modernist paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from Tannahill's collection at The Detroit Institute of Arts alongside their counterparts from Duncan Phillips's collection. The artists represented include Cezanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Graves, Hartley, Ingres, Klee, Manet, Marc, Marin, Matisse, Modigliani, Moore, Picasso, Renoir, Rivera, Rouault, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec."--Jacket
The Art quarterly by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( )

in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between continents/between seas : Precolumbian art of Costa Rica( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

293 ceremonial, decorative, and utilitarian objects in gold, jade, terracotta, and volcanic stone were assembled. The works, which dated from c. 500 B.C. to the mid-16th century, were installed chronologically and geographically. Wall labels were provided in English and Spanish
From a mighty fortress : prints, drawings, and books in the age of Luther, 1483-1546 by Christiane Andersson( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flanders in the fifteenth century, art and civilization. Catalogue of the exhibition, Masterpieces of Flemish art: Van Eyck to Bosch, Oct.-Dec. 1960 by Detroit Institute of Arts( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard ter Borch by Arthur K Wheelock( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) was unequalled among his Dutch peers for capturing the elegance & grace of wealthy Dutch society in his portraiture. A major influence on Vermeer, ter Borch has not received the attention he deserves & this is the first major English language text about his work
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"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern
Van Gogh face to face : the portraitsDiego Rivera : a retrospectiveArt of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt CollectionDegas and the danceThe Medici, Michelangelo, & the art of late Renaissance FlorenceCommon man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben ShahnDegas to Matisse : impressionist and modern masterworksGerard ter Borch
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Detroit Arts Commission Detroit Institute of Arts

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detroit inst. of arts-founders society

Detroit Institute of Art

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Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Minnesota, Estats Units d'Amèrica)

Detroit Institute of Arts (Mich.)

Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit

Detroit (Mich.)

Detroit (Mich.) Arts Commission. Institute of Arts

Detroit (Mich.) Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit (Mich.) Institute of Arts

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detroit museum of art founders society

Detroit museum of arts

detroit museum of fine arts

Detroita (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis). Detroit Institute of Arts

Detrojta Instituto de Artoj


founders society, detroit institute of arts

Institut des arts de Détroit

Institute of Arts

Institute of Arts (Detroit)

Institute of arts (Detroit, Mich.)

Instituto de Artes de Detroit

Museum of Arts (Detroit)

Sefydliad Celfyddydau Detroit

Детроитски институт на уметностите

Детройтский институт искусств

Детройтський інститут мистецтв

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