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Ashton, Dore

Works: 536 works in 1,461 publications in 7 languages and 30,939 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Adapter, Arranger, Compiler, Commentator for written text
Classifications: N6490, B
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American art since 1945 by Dore Ashton( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York school; a cultural reckoning by Dore Ashton( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, the attention of the international art world turned from Paris to New York. Dore Ashton captures the vitality of the cultural milieu in which the New York School artists worked and argued and critiqued each other's work from the 1930s to the 1950s. Working from unsifted archives, from contemporary newspapers and books, and from extensive conversations with the men and women who participated in the rise of the New York School, Ashton provides a rich cultural and intellectual history of this period. In examining the complex sources of this important movement--from the WPA program of the 1930s and the influx of European ideas to the recognition in the 1950s of American painting on an international scale--she conveys the concerns of an extraordinary group of artists including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, Barnett Newman, Arshile Gorky, and many others. Rare documentary photographs illustrate Ashton's classic appraisal of the New York School scene
About Rothko by Dore Ashton( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a critical biography of Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970). Rothko's works were considered to be in the abstract expressionist style, whose canvasses articulated many of the ideas and feelings of modern art, particularly the New York school. The author concentrates on Rothko's influences -- the poets, philosophers, world events, and other artists who helped shape his imagery. The author uses interviews, Rothko's own writing, and her conversations with the artist to portray the complexity of his genius and the scope of an artist's working life
Rosa Bonheur : a life and a legend by Dore Ashton( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes, but ... : a critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dore Ashton has updated the bibliography and added a new concluding chapter to her classic study of the paintings and drawings of Philip Guston, the only study of his work completely authorized by the artist. Philip Guston (1913-1980) was one of the most independent of the painters whose work was loosely linked by the term "abstract expressionism" during the 1950s, and he baffled admirers of his lushly beautiful abstract expressionist paintings by moving abruptly in mid-career to gritty figurative paintings in an almost cartoon-like style. One of the few critics who saw this at the time as a progressive development in his work was Dore Ashton, who here analyzes Guston's paintings and drawings in the context of the cultural milieu in which he worked, illuminating the dilemma facing artists who try to live with, understand, and express both the ideals of art and the reality of the world
A fable of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac's literary biographers scarcely mention The Unknown Masterpiece . From 1831, when it first appeared, throughout the rest of the century, there were scores of illustrations of characters in Balzac's works, but in all the voluminous archives of prints, there appears to be no embodiment of Frenhofer. For countless artists, nonetheless, Frenhofer was and remains legendary. That paradoxical word 'legendary' is suitable in the case of Frenhofer's renown among artists: it emerges only partway from its root - to read - and then flies off into its opposite. The fact is that many artists who found in themselves the image of Frenhofer were not altogether familiar with Balzac's text
A reading of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American sculpture by Dore Ashton( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in English and Italian and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century artists on art( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sequel to Goldwater and Treves's classic Artists on Art ... lets us see modern art through the eyes of those who created it. Ashton brings together statements by over two hundred of the foremost modern artists from all over the Western world, describing their views of art and their own work."--Back cover
New York, culture capital of the world, 1940-1965 by Dore Ashton( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Joseph Cornell album by Dore Ashton( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noguchi east and west by Dore Ashton( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life land work of Japanese-American scuptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) ; a biography and critical study
Richard Lindner by Richard Lindner( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical rather than a critical study of the German-born and trained artist who became an American citizen in 1948
Fragonard in the universe of painting by Dore Ashton( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Franse schilder (1732-1806)
The unknown shore : a view of contemporary art by Dore Ashton( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of contemporary art criticism emphasizing developments since World War 2, both in the U.S. and Europe
Arshile Gorky : the breakthrough years by Dore Ashton( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Auping's valuable text provides an introduction to the life and art of Arshile Gorky as well as an insightful consideration of the grand psychological landscape The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944, a work pivotal to the development of Gorky's style. Dore Ashton writes a lucid account of this artist who tends to resist classification, contributing an art historical overview of Gorky's appreciation of such modern innovators of abstraction and Surrealism as Miro and Kandinsky. Matthew Spender provides biographical details of Gorky's early years, while a selection of Gorky's personal letters further sheds an intimate light on the artist and his achievements
Robert Motherwell by H. Harvard Arnason( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso and the age of iron by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstelling over de invloed van de schilder Picasso en zijn œuvre op het werk van verschillende prominente beeldhouwers. Tentoongesteld werd werk van 5 beeldhouwers
The writings of Robert Motherwell by Robert Motherwell( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), one of the leading American Abstract Expressionist painters, was also a theorist and exponent of the movement. His writing articulated the intent of the New York school --Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, and others--during a period when their work was often reviled for its departure from traditional representation. As founder of the Documents of Modern Art series (later renamed the Documents of Twentieth-Century Art), Motherwell gave modern artists a voice at a time when very few people understood their theories or work. This authoritative new edition of the artist's writings about art includes public lectures, essays, and interviews. Impeccably edited, with an informative introductory essay and rigorous annotation, it is illustrated with black-and-white images that elucidate Motherwell's writings
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Dore Ashton Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Dore Ashton art critic

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アシュトン, ドリー

アシュトン, ドーレ

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About RothkoYes, but ... : a critical study of Philip GustonA fable of modern artA Joseph Cornell albumNoguchi east and westRobert MotherwellThe writings of Robert Motherwell