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Ashton, Dore

Works: 737 works in 1,575 publications in 6 languages and 27,268 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, zxx, Creator, Adapter, Arranger, Commentator for written text, Curator, Compiler
Classifications: ND237.M852, 759.13
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American art since 1945 by Dore Ashton( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The route from Abstract Expressionism - one of the most revolutionary movements in modern art - to other forms of abstraction, to minimal art, to conceptualist art, Pop art, to art which seems to defy art, and even back to a more traditional realistic and representational art, is traced by Ashton. She indicates each of the transitions, the motivations, the reactions, and sets them within the general cultural background of contemporary society. This is a masterly discussion of art in context, in which due attention is given not only to the recognized masters, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, but also to many lesser and yet significant creators who have helped to make the United States the most vital and productive centre for art of all kinds."--BOOK JACKET
The New York school; a cultural reckoning by Dore Ashton( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,122 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 )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,060 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 )

18 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Motherwell by Robert Motherwell( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American sculpture by Dore Ashton( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century artists on art( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 889 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."--Page 4 of cover
Noguchi east and west by Dore Ashton( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life land work of Japanese-American scuptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) ; a biography and critical study
A critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 748 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 )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fable of modern art by Dore Ashton( )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 675 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
Robert Motherwell by H. H Arnason( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Robert Motherwell', New and Released, is a unique contribution to the literature on the work of the great contemporary artist. An up-to-date chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and index further document this full-scale study of an artist who has profoundly affected the course of modern American art
Yes, but ... : a critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Lindner by Richard Lindner( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Robert Motherwell by Robert Motherwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 496 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
The sculpture of Ursula von Rydingsvard by Ursula Von Rydingsvärd( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sculpture of Ursula von Rydingsvard includes texts by Dore Ashton, Marek Bartelik, and Matti Megged, along with an illustrated chronology, lists of solo exhibitions and public collections, bibliography, and index. It is illustrated with 27 color and 48 duotone illustrations, including many of the artist's dramatic indoor and outdoor installations
Architects draw by Sue Ferguson Gussow( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Architects Draw includes more than twenty exercises that explore the most unexpected subjects to train the architect's eye, hand, and mind - bell peppers and seashells as housing; paper bags to reveal architectural planes; shoes to define volume and void; frames and windows to consider problems of measurement and scale; and trees to explore gesture and the interpenetration of form and space - and is illustrated with more than two hundred inspirational student drawings and examples from postgraduate architectural practices. Architects Draw offers a clear, practical, and invaluable guide to access the classroom teachings that Gussow has developed throughout her career and made her a legend in the field."--Jacket
Picasso black and white by Carmen Giménez( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picasso Black and White: Examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white leitmotif through paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. Picasso continued the tradition of engaging the color black that had been employed throughout a centuries-long history of Spanish painting by fellow artists José de Ribera, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Francisco de Goya. Moreover, he made highly effective use of isolated black, white, and gray hues in a nod to monochromatic grisaille painting and to drawing, line, and form. As this volume attests, the recurrent motif of black and white appears throughout Picasso's oeuvre, including his blue and rose periods, his investigations into Cubism and Surrealism, his interpretations of historical subject studies for his celebrated painting 'Guernica', World War II, and an homage to old masters, as well as the powerful paintings of his last years. Featuring reproductions of more than 150 works, this book examines the extraordinary complexity and power of these expressive artworks, which purge color in order to highlight their formal structure. Including essays by leading Picasso scholars, this book is a unique and coherent perspective on one of the world's most innovative and influential artists."
Picasso on art : a selection of views by Pablo Picasso( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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About RothkoRobert MotherwellNoguchi east and westA critical study of Philip GustonA fable of modern artRobert MotherwellThe writings of Robert MotherwellThe sculpture of Ursula von Rydingsvard
Alternative Names
Dore Ashton

Dore Ashton Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Dore Ashton art critic

Shapiro, Dorothea

애쉬턴, 도어

アシュトン, ドリー

アシュトン, ドーレ