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Ashton, Dore

Works: 521 works in 1,224 publications in 5 languages and 20,866 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, zxx, Arranger, Curator, Creator, Compiler, Commentator for written text
Classifications: N6490, 759.13
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Yes, but ... : a critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 1,341 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
American art since 1945 by Dore Ashton( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,251 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 )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,067 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
A reading of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century artists on art( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 898 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
Noguchi east and west by Dore Ashton( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life land work of Japanese-American scuptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) ; a biography and critical study
Robert Motherwell by H. H Arnason( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 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
The writings of Robert Motherwell by Robert Motherwell( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 521 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 487 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( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 394 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 )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 394 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 )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baudelaire's voyages : the poet and his painters by Jeffrey Coven( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Baudelaire was not only a visionary poet, but also modern art's first critic. It is not surprising, then, that he produced some of the most visually evocative poems of his time. Drawing inspiration from Bruegel, Rembrandt, Goya, Delacroix, and other painters, and in turn inspiring such artists as Manet, Redon, Bonnard, Munch and Baziotes, his poetry links together an extraordinary range of artworks. Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York, Baudelaire's Voyages is an in-depth examination of a number of Baudelaire's poems and the art that reflected his remarkable vision. The introductory essay by Dore Ashton and the text by Jeffrey Conven reveal the correlations between the work of this extraordinary poet and the painters who influenced him - such as the seventeenth-century Dutch artists de Witte and Vermeer, whose ordered yet quietly sensuous interiors appealed to him enormously, and Goya, in whose darker visions he spied a kindred spirit - as well as those who came after. Cézanne, Matisse, and Motherwell, among others, all painted works titled after poems by Baudelaire. With its lavish illustrations, insightful text, and the inclusion of some of Baudelaire's most loved poetry in the original French and in ENglish, Baudelaire's Voyages is a fascinating exploration of the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and its effect on the world of art. -- from dust jacket
Out of the whirlwind : three decades of arts commentary by Dore Ashton( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence La Noue by Dore Ashton( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence La Noue is one of the outstanding talents of the youngest generation of American abstract artists. Nearly three decades of work are represented, demonstrating both a remarkably varied body of work as well as its inherent continuity. Numerous details, immense gatefolds, and a description of La Noue's unique studio technique permit a true understanding of his beautiful and influential work
Marisol : sculptures and works on paper by Marina Pacini( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Paris-born, Venezuelan artist Marisol (b. 1930) burst onto the 1960s New York art scene with large figural sculptures in a wild amalgam of mixed media. Often satirical, Marisol's art is inspired by sources as diverse as Pre-Columbian art, folk art, Cubism, and Surrealism. For the past several decades, however, Marisol has shunned the spotlight and her artwork has been overlooked as a result. Accompanying the first retrospective of Marisol's work in more than a decade, this long-awaited and beautifully illustrated volume offers a much-needed corrective, reestablishing her role as a major figure in postwar American art. Essays by leading scholars of Latin American and 20th-century art explore all facets of her work including her influences, the theme of family, American politics and pop culture, Native American rights and poverty, her role as a female artist, and her relationship to Latin America and Latin American art"
The Mosaics of Jeanne Reynal by Jeanne Reynal( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract art before Columbus by Dore Ashton( Book )

13 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecily Brown by Cecily Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cecily Brown creates lush, visceral canvases based on a combination of figuration and abstraction. Her technical proficiency has earned her comparisons to Lucian Freud, Willem de Kooning, and Francis Bacon, yet it is her unique ability to convey the pleasurable and fleeting aspects of sensation that drive her work." "Cecily Brown rapidly rose to success in the late 1990's, and was credited with having contributed to the resurgence of painting at the turn of the millennium. With a visual repertoire indebted as much to the classical themes of the old masters as to porn magazines and Hollywood films, Brown's paintings challenge traditional interpretations and compel us to reconsider the act of painting from a decidedly feminine viewpoint."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
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