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Gruen, John

Works: 191 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 8,128 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Stories, plots, etc  Pictorial works  Interviews  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Cookbooks  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV1785.A1, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Gruen
Menotti : a biography by John Gruen( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the twentieth-century Italian composer, Gian-Carlo Menotti, founder of the Spoletto Festival and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his operas, The Consul and The Saint of Bleecker Street
The private world of Leonard Bernstein by John Gruen( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Conductor of the nation's premier orchestra, the New York Philharmonic; composer of concert music and scores for the popular musical theater; virtuoso pianist...[in this book] Mr. Bernstein is seen as only few have been privileged to see him: offstage among his family and friends, working, playing, contemplating his origins, dealing with the hectic present, speculating about the future...[the] author spent a summer in Italy with the vacationing Bernsteins, then observed the amazingly crowded routines of their life in New York and Connecticut...[offers] an intimate, offstage view of Leonard bernstein, his family, and his friends. With a playlet, monologues, dialogues, reflections, revelations, and predictions. Leonard Bernstein talks with charm, humor, unsparing honesty, and total recall about the phenomenon of Leonard Bernstein..."--inside flaps
Keith Haring : the authorized biography by John Gruen( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of artist Keith Haring's childhood, career in the art world, and his final battle with AIDS
The world's great ballets : La fille mal gardée to Davidsbündlertänze by John Gruen( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brief introduction to ballet history leads to the heart of the book: the descriptions of the ballets. For each, the scene is first set--the circumstances of its creation, the personalities involved (sometimes including intriguing backstage glimpses), its critical reception, and an analysis of its style. Presented next is simply what one sees on stage at a performance. So successfully recreated is the experience of viewing the ballet that the effect is second only to attending an actual performance."--Book jacket
The private world of ballet by John Gruen( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The party's over now; reminiscences of the fifties--New York's artists, writers, musicians, and their friends by John Gruen( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[S]uch painters as Larry Rivers, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Marisol, critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, composers Virgil Thomson and Ned Rorem, writers such as Jack Gelber and John Ashbery, and art dealers Sidney Janis and Betty Parsons all describe in ... interviews how they 'made the scene, ' with whom, and why. Poet Bill Berkson talks about his close friend Frank O'Hara, Lee Krasner recalls her life with Jackson Pollock, and the late William Flanagan, composer and music critic, describes the early days of Edward Albee."--Page 2 of cover
Erik Bruhn, danseur noble by John Gruen( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Bohemia; the combine generation by John Gruen( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the artistic movements in the East Village of New York in the early and mid 1960s, focusing on such individuals as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, and The Fugs
People who dance : 22 dancers tell their own stories by John Gruen( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love where you live : at home in the country by Joan Osofsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects ideas and real-life tips from design expert Joan Osofsky for stylish modern country living
The artist observed : 28 interviews with contemporary artists by John Gruen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close-up by John Gruen( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are some forty interviews with the famous in movies, theater, art and music and Mr. Gruen has indeed made a diversified selection ranging from King Fellini creating his Juliet of the Spirits to underground movie darling Mario Montez burbling away as Marilyn Monroe in a bubble bath. You'll discover that Candice Bergen plans to retire at twenty-five, Bette Davis plans to go on forever, Judy Garland has financial problems, Barbara Harris improvises interviews, George S. Kaufman had a huge assortment of mistresses, Robert Rauschenberg is painting in the dark, Charles Addams is a nice guy, and Leonard Bernstein is puzzled by his critics. There are candid postscripts to almost every piece and the author isn't afraid to be cheeky (he hated Alain Resnais ... was almost sued by Kaufman's daughter). Close-up--intimate and interesting (from Kirkus Reviews)
Decorative eggs by Candace Ord Manroe( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weekend sewing : more than 40 projects and ideas for inspired stitching by Heather Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, like the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby's Bloomers, take a few hours; others, like the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two--but all of them capture that weekend feeling
Entertaining in the country : love where you eat : festive table settings, favorite recipes, and design inspiration by Joan Osofsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the success of Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country, Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams serve up an array of inspiring seasonal parties hosted by food professionals and home cooks. These gatherings range from an intimate houseguest breakfast to a large harvest party. Carefully selected for their flair when it comes to entertaining, the hosts welcome the reader into their homes in New York's bucolic Hudson Valley and New England. Featured are food star Julia Turshen and Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, who give a neighborly supper; Dana Cowin of Food & Wine fame, who throws a garden cocktail party; and Erin French, the James Beard--nominated chef/owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, who prepares a lunch in the orchard from her vintage Airstream. The book includes menus with sixty easy-to-prepare dishes and drinks, such as a tantalizing rhubarb spritzer, falafel with dipping sauces, a savory chicken potpie, and ginger cookies. Throughout are ideas for setting festive tables, floral choices, and decorative touches, as well as how to create a functional kitchen and well-stocked pantry. A list of sources of regional markets carrying local products rounds out this go-to entertaining guide."--provided by publisher
Enrico Donati : a retrospective exhibition by John Gruen( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song cycles by John Gruen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Haring : de biografie by John Gruen( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse graffitikunstenaar (1958-1990)
Nassos Daphnis : biomorphic paintings, 1947-1948 by Nassos Daphnis( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Haring : la biografia by John Gruen( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Keith Haring : the authorized biography
Alternative Names
Gruen, John Jonas

Gruen, John Jonas 1926-

Grunberg, Jonas

John Gruen

グルーエン, ジョン

English (147)

Italian (9)

Danish (4)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

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