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Drawing Center (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 299 works in 732 publications in 2 languages and 16,522 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Architectural drawings  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Periodicals 
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Charles E. Burchfield : the sacred woods by Nancy Weekly( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burchfield was born in 1893 in Ashtabula, Ohio, and grew up in Salem, Ohio, which is depicted in youthful studies of nature, painted until he graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1916. His early work shares decorative compositional qualities with 19th century Japanese woodblock prints and reveals the influence of prevalent pantheistic philosophies and the literature of American authors, such as Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. During 1917, which Burchfield called his "golden year," he exaggerated nature's sounds and movements in synesthetic, animated fantasies and invented a highly personal set of symbols he called "Conventions for Abstract Thoughts" to represent dreaded human emotions such as fear and morbidness
Plains Indian drawings, 1865-1935 : pages from a visual history by Janet Catherine Berlo( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavish volume is the most comprehensive treatment to date of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Plains Indian drawings. It is published on the occasion of the first extensive exhibition of this material, organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and The American Federation of Arts. Featured are thirty-six artists from the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes, such as Black Hawk, Making Medicine, Wohaw, Little Shield, and White Bull. Many of the artists were previously unknown even to experts in the field, and dozens of the drawings are published here for the first time. The eight essays, four artist statements, and catalogue entries on 153 works provide a wealth of information on Plains Indian culture, religion, and individual artists during the reservation era
Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was a highly experimental artist who continually challenged the conventions of her time. For Hesse, drawing played a unique role, providing the nexus between her works in all media. "Eva Hesse Drawing" is the first book to explore her drawing process, following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing. The book features important, recently rediscovered 'working drawings', providing an intimate look at Hesse's everyday practice and methodology. An accomplished draftswoman, Hesse began to develop her wandering, tentative line while studying at Yale University in the late 1950s. Her early 1960s works on paper engaged with visual vocabularies from geometry to biomorphic abstraction. In 1965, Hesse combined her tactile sensibility for materials with her stringlike line to achieve a breakthrough in her astonishing reliefs, bridging the space between two and three dimensions. Balancing the disembodiment of line with its intensified materialisation, Hesse went on to develop one of the most innovative oeuvres of the twentieth century, anticipating the hybridisation of media and crossing borderlines linking one impossible space to another
Reading drawings : an introduction to looking at drawings by Susan Lambert( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visionary drawings of architecture and planning : 20th century through the 1960s : developed for travel and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) by George R Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the catalog for a 1979 exhibition at New York's Drawing Center developed for travel and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). It presents a wide range of illustrations notable for their style and subject-personal glimpses of theory, speculation, and fantasy of what should or might be the future of our built environment. Collins has written an introduction which defines visionary architecture and which comments on the historical position of those represented in the exhibit. Thirty-eight designers are represented by a brief biography followed by a few annotated examples of the individual's work. The exhibition--a striking example of internationalism--is reduced by the catalog to a hurried look at individuals and their creativity which should, however, encourage readers into further exploration of this field
Picasso's parade : from street to stage : ballet by Jean Cocteau ; score by Erik Satie ; choreography by Léonide Massine by Deborah Menaker Rothschild( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inigo Jones : complete architectural drawings by John Harris( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Bourgeois : drawings & observations by Louise Bourgeois( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though known primarily for her sculpture, Louise Bourgeois has displayed a lifelong passion for drawing and considers it to be essential to her oeuvre. This exceptional book is the first to combine over fifty years of the artist's drawings with her own observations. Not merely preparatory studies for her sculptures, Bourgeois's drawings are fully realized, independent works of art that rank as some of her most powerful and emotive creations. In the text accompanying the illustrations, Bourgeois, a highly autobiographical artist, describes and explains the sources for each work - and in the process provides fascinating insights into her life and art
Creative copies : interpretative drawings from Michelangelo to Picasso by Egbert Haverkamp Begemann( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus van 71 tekeningen waarop bekende kunstenaars (o.a. Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso) oudere kunstwerken niet alleen kopieëerden, maar ook interpreteerden vanuit hun eigentijdse visie
The art of drawing in France, 1400-1900 : drawings from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm by Per Bjurström( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 x abstraction : new methods of drawing, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Agnes Martin by Hilma af Klint( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"3 X abstraction presents the extraordinary work of three artists from different generation who have approached non-objectivity and abstraction not as formalism, but as a means of structuring philosophical, scientific, and transcendental ideas. Using line, geometry, and the grid, Hilma af Klint (Sweden, 1862-1944), Emma Kunz (Switzerland, 1892-1963), and Agnes Martin (Canada/U.S., 1912-2004) developed methods of drawing relationships between the phenomenal world and the ideal world in support of the belief that art is fundamentally linked to the forces and processes of life." "This catalogue gathers in its pages the rarely reproduced compositions made by Hilma of Klint between 1895 and 1920; the complex geometrical line tracings of Emma Kunz, exhibited in the United States for the first time; and contemplative early works by Agnes Martin from the 1960s and 1970s. By considering collectively the works of these three artists, 3 x Abstraction presents the work of af Klint and Kunz, eclipsed for so long, and revisits the work of Martin from a new perspective to highlight the pioneering position those artists assumed in the history of modern abstraction."--Jacket
Willem de Kooning drawings by Willem De Kooning( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series tekeningen uit de periode 1958-1980 van de abstract expressionistische schilder (1904-1997)
The stage of drawing--gesture and act : selected from the Tate collection by Tate Gallery( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the current re-focusing among contemporary artists on primary art practices, drawing is once again assuming its position as fundamental to the vocabulary of art. This title presents a selection of over 100 important works from the Tate Collection, from William Blake to Andy Warhol
Alternative art, New York, 1965-1985 : a cultural politics book for the Social Text Collective by Julie Ault( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra recoge los trabajos realizados por el grupo "Social Text Collective", surgido en la década de los años sesenta como alternativa marginal al "establishment" artístico neoyorkino. En el marco del mundo del arte y su contexto social y político, los autores descifran las cambiantes configuraciones del poder cultural en dicho periodo y las complejas relaciones entre la corriente principal y la marginal
Drawings from Venice : masterworks from the Museo Correr, Venice by Terisio Pignatti( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gego : entre la transparencia y lo invisible = Gego : between transparency and the invisible by Gego( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between street and mirror : the drawings of James Ensor by James Ensor( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early in his career, Belgian painter James Ensor (1860-1949) broke away from Impressionism, rejecting its prettiness in favor of an original, highly dramatic style. Incorporating elements of satire, caricature, masquerade, and the grotesque, Ensor was a sharp observer of his social and political milieu and a skilled controversialist. Bridging the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and not easily fitting into one particular movement or group, his drawings are increasingly valued for their innovative subjects and techniques, as well as the strong social criticism at their heart. This volume, published to accompany the first major New York exhibition of Ensor's drawings, includes more than one hundred plates, most of them in color. Essays by Susan M. Canning (College of New Rochelle), Marcel De Maeyer (University of Ghent), and Robert Hoozee (Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent), along with a chronology by Xavier Tricot, serve to place Ensor's drawings in the context of both artistic and historical developments of his time and his oeuvre."--Jacket
The Northern landscape : Flemish, Dutch, and British drawings from the Courtauld Collections by Dennis Farr( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The activist drawing : retracing situationist architectures from Constant's New Babylon to beyond by M. Catherine de Zegher( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows of a hand : the drawings of Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plains Indian drawings, 1865-1935 : pages from a visual history
Plains Indian drawings, 1865-1935 : pages from a visual historyEva Hesse drawingInigo Jones : complete architectural drawingsLouise Bourgeois : drawings & observations3 x abstraction : new methods of drawing, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Agnes MartinWillem de Kooning drawingsThe stage of drawing--gesture and act : selected from the Tate collectionAlternative art, New York, 1965-1985 : a cultural politics book for the Social Text Collective
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Drawing Center, New York.

Drawing Center (Nova York)

The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center, New York

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Spanish (5)