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Shahn, Ben 1898-1969

Works: 868 works in 1,699 publications in 5 languages and 28,907 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Fiction  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Illustrated works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Costume designer, Set designer , Designer, Contributor, Honoree, Engraver, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator
Classifications: ND237.S465, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Ben Shahn
The shape of content by Ben Shahn( Book )

67 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Shahn sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general... The book is highly controversial...also highly stimulating."
Ben Shahn, photographer : an album from the thirties by Ben Shahn( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn by John D Morse( Book )

19 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This excellent overview of Shahn's complicated life and work is extensively illustrated with photographs and reproductions, in black-and-white and color, of work from all phases of his 50-year career. Pohl, the author of Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954 (LJ 8/89), details the early impact of the Sacco and Vanzetti case on Shahn's attitudes and examines the sociopolitical activism that continued throughout his life. Accompanying the illustrations are selections from Shahn's extensive writings on art and life, as well as an wide-ranging secondary source bibliography (compiled by Stephen Lee Taller) that includes writings by and interviews with the artist, exhibition reviews, and, most interestingly, a section on Shahn's illustrations. Recommended for collections of modern and American art. --Martin R. Kalfatovic, Natl. Museum of American Art/Natl. Portrait Gallery Lib., Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D.C
Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn by Susan Chevlowe( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) has long been renowned for his Social Realist paintings of Depression-era America. Equally striking, however, are Shahn's extraordinary later works, which reveal a more introspective style as well as the evolution of a new allegorical and mythical pictorial language. This book combines beautiful reproductions of Shahn's art with essays by leading experts on his life and career to present a survey of his powerful and engaging mature style. The volume is published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, to commemorate the centenary of Shahn's birth
Ounce, dice, trice by Alastair Reid( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of old and new words, including those to be said in singing moods, words for times of day, and rude names for nitwits. Defines such words as gongoozler, tantony, and oosse
The photographic eye of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over one hundred pictures selected from the collection of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard
The complete graphic works of Ben Shahn by Kenneth W Prescott( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn : an artist's life by Howard Greenfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, he produced some of the most striking end effective propaganda posters, before returning again to painting, always choosing subjects that touched a nerve and were just as often politically powerful. Shahn also entered the world of advertising, but completely on his own terms, and was respected for it. His life was always involved directly with his times, and he was a member of the intellectual community throughout his career, as well as a courageous political activist. His unique, unforgettable work won him shows in museums all over America, including the Museum of Modern Art. Ben Shahn is the first complete life of the artist, and it is illustrated throughout with his photographs, pictures, and paintings
November twenty-six, nineteen hundred sixty-three : poem by Wendell Berry( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem on the death of President Kennedy, lettered and illustrated by Ben Shahn
The alphabet of creation : an ancient legend from the Zohar by Ben Shahn( Book )

27 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn by Frances K Pohl( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn by James Thrall Soby( Book )

15 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all." -- Verso
A Treasury of Yiddish stories by Collection (short story)( Book )

22 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Yiddish stories by the following authors: Mendele Mocher Sforim, I.L. Peretz, David Pinski, Mordecai Spector, Sholem Asch, Abraham Reisen, I.M. Weissenberg, Zalman Schneour, Lamed Shapiro, Moishe Kulbak, I.J. Singer, Jonah Rosenfeld, Isaac Bashevus Singer, Joseph Opatoshu, Moishe Nadir, Itzik Manger, David Bergelson, Isaac Metzker, Pesach Marcus, Jacob Glatstein, Isaiah Spiegel, and Chaim Grade. These are followed by five Yiddish folktales
Haggadah for Passover by Liturgy Jews( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Hebrew and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Ben Shahs' childhood memories, his time spent with the Jews of the island of Djerba off the Tunisian coast and his own mature artistic vision. Color illustrations with text in Hebrew and English with an English introduction and historical note by Cecil Roth on the significance of the ritual in Jewish culture and history
A Christmas story by Katherine Anne Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When martial arts teacher Ken Chan is murdered right before her eyes, ex-Manhattanite and Jewish deli owner Gwen Katz gets some help from an eccentric new-age entrepreneur to discover if a local hate-group is responsible for the crime
Inside Kasrilevke by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the stories Dos Naye Kasrilevke, Kasrilevke nisrofim, Kasrilevke Moshav Z'kenim, translated from the Yiddish by Isidore Goldstick."
Ecclesiastes; or, the preacher by Ben Shahn( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a hillbilly's view of the South. It undertakes to present a picture of certain phases of Southern civilization and to suggest a few points for a program of reconstruction"--P. 3
The plantation South, 1934-1937 by William C Holley( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love sonnets by Louis Untermeyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of seventeen sonnets with a short introduction giving the history and form of a sonnet, and a brief paragraph about each poet
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The shape of content
Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben ShahnOunce, dice, triceBen Shahn : an artist's lifeA Treasury of Yiddish storiesPrints and posters of Ben Shahn : 102 graphics, including 32 in full colorBen Shahn and the passion of Sacco and Vanzetti
Alternative Names
Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn American photographer and artist (1898-1969)

Ben Shahn americký fotograf a umělec

Ben Shahn Amerikaans kunstschilder

Ben Shahn amerikansk fotograf

Ben Shahn peintre et photographe américain

Ben Shahn pittore e fotografo statunitense

Ben Shahn US-amerikanischer Maler und Grafiker

Šan, Binyamin 1898-1969


Shahn, Ben

Shahn, Ben 1898-1969

Shahn, Benjamin.

Shahn, Benjamin 1898-1969

Shahn Benjamin Zwi

Shahnas Ben

Shan, Ben, 1898-1969

Shan, Benjamin.

Shan, Benjamin 1898-1969

Шан, Бен американский художник и фотограф

בן שאן אמן אמריקאי

שאהן, בנימין, 1898-1969

שאן, בן

שאן, בנימין 1898-1969

שן, בן, 1898-1969.

שן, בנימין 1898-1969

بن شان عکاس آمریکایی

بين شاهن

벤 샨

샨, 벤 1898-1969

シャーン, ベン



English (405)

Japanese (20)

German (4)

Italian (4)

Hebrew (3)