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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Works: 2,601 works in 4,276 publications in 2 languages and 114,804 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Juvenile works  Diaries  Interviews 
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Classifications: ND553.C33, 759.4
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Marcel Duchamp by Anne D'Harnoncourt ( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and French and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Genius, anti-artist, charlatan, guru, impostor? Since 1914 Marcel Duchamp has been called all these. No artist of the twentieth century has aroused more passion and controversy, nor exerted a greater influence on art, whose very nature Duchamp challenged and redefined as concept rather than product by questioning its traditionally privileged optical nature. At the same time, he never ceased to be engaged, openly or secretly, in provocative activities and works which transformed artmaking procedures. Written with the enthusiastic support of Duchamp's widow, this is one of the most original books ever written on this enigmatic artist, and challenges received ideas, misunderstanding and misinformation."--BOOK JACKET
Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957 by Friedrich Teja Bach ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and French and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In twentieth-century sculpture, one name towers above all others: Romanian-born Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957). This book accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of Brancusi's sculpture, drawings, and photographs, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Profusely illustrated throughout, with photographs by the artist and images culled from a wide range of archival sources, it is the most definitive work yet published on this influential artist. The authors provide a detailed reassessment of Brancusi's work, incorporating and extending the profound revisions in scholarship that have been taking place since the last major retrospective in 1969-70
Thomas Eakins by Lloyd Goodrich ( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 copies of Thomas Eakins best and most popular works
Cézanne : a biography by Paul Cézanne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1934 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The veneration surrounding the French painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) for nearly a century has, paradoxically, contributed to the mystery of his genius. His work has been extensively analyzed, but in fundamental respects it remains incompletely understood. As such it is ripe for the reexamination provided by this volume, published on the centenary of the artist's first one-man exhibition, which was mounted in Paris by Ambroise Vollard. More than 240 large colorplates, illuminated by thoughtful commentaries, and 262 black-and-white illustrations of paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sketchbook pages represent all aspects of Cezanne's oeuvre. The book traces the full range of his stylistic evolution: dark and violent canvases of his early period, luminous works in which he came to grips with Impressionism, and the paintings of his maturity that broke entirely new ground. Also explored here is the artist's preoccupation with several themes and motifs - Mont Sainte-Victoire, bathers, and still lifes. Unprecedented in the literature on Cezanne is this volume's comprehensive review of the critical response that the artist's work has evoked, both in his lifetime and afterward. Francoise Cachin, Director of the Musees de France, discusses the years from 1865 to the artist's death in 1906, and Joseph J. Rishel, Curator of European Painting before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, writes on the years from 1907 to the present. Their extensive quotations from newspaper reviews, monographs, and journal articles by writers from Emile Zola to Meyer Schapiro offer readers the means to evaluate for themselves the many contradictory interpretations of Cezanne's legacy that have been put forth over the last century. Representing the latest scholarship on Cezanne, the book provides a concordance to the numbering system of John Rewald's forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the paintings. Cezanne also includes the painter's own statements about art and other artists, a fully documented, illustrated chronology by Isabelle Cahn, and an annotated glossary of the collectors who acquired the work of Cezanne, prepared by Walter Feilchenfeldt
Andrew Wyeth : memory & magic by Anne Classen Knutson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a collection of over one hundred fifty paintings, watercolors, and drawings by twentieth century American artist Andrew Wyeth along with an examination of his life and career
Chagall by Marc Chagall ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work of the celebrated expressionist
Anselm Kiefer by Mark Rosenthal ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Van Gogh face to face : the portraits by Vincent van Gogh ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book brings together for the first time the great portraits from all periods of the painter's life. The story begins with the relatively unknown body of vivid, carefully executed drawings of orphans and paupers produced in The Hague when he was a young man. It continues with van Gogh's time in Paris, where the influence of Impressionism, Japanese art, and contemporaries like Gauguin and Bernard led him to produce some of his most famous images." "Each work is reproduced and set in context by leading scholars. Individually, their essays focus on particular groups of work, shedding new light on van Gogh's aims and methods. Collectively, they establish the centrality of portraiture to his oeuvre."--BOOK JACKET
American sculpture of the sixties by Maurice Tuchman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas and the dance by Jill DeVonyar ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about Degas's highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century
Tina Modotti : photographs by Sarah M Lowe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first serious art-historical study of the photographic achievement of Tina Modotti (1896-1942). Modotti's photographic career spanned a brief but intense seven years (1923-30) when she lived in Mexico and became committed to revolutionary Communism. The beautifully reproduced duotone images in this book include portraits, still lifes (among them, Modotti's memorable "revolutionary icons" incorporating an ear of dried corn, a bandolier, a sickle, and a guitar), Mexican workers, folk art, street photographs, architectural studies, and flowers and plants. They have been selected to represent the full range of Modotti's esthetic imagination, and nearly half have rarely or never been reproduced before. In an informative biographical and critical essay based on exhaustive research, Sarah M. Lowe, curator, art historian, author of a book about Frida Kahlo, and contributor to Abrams' The Diary of Frida Kahlo, explores the forces that shaped Modotti's early family influences in Italy; her formative experiences in the bohemian communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 1910s; the relationship with legendary American photographer Edward Weston that provided her with her first photographic training; and the artistic and political circles she entered in Mexico. Lowe casts new light on Modotti's Mexican years, describing her relationships with a constellation of powerful artists, critics, activists, and journalists. Tina Modotti: Photographs is the catalogue of the first comprehensive exhibition of Modotti's work, organized on the occasion of the centennial of her birth by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Henry Ossawa Tanner by Dewey F Mosby ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jasper Johns : work since 1974 by Mark Rosenthal ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Face of China as seen by photographers & travelers, 1860-1912 by Philadelphia Museum of Art ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Let truth be the prejudice : W. Eugene Smith, his life and photographs by Ben Maddow ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Let Truth Be The Prejudice documents the life and work of W. Eugene Smith, a man whose work expanded the range and depth of photography, bringing new aesthetic and moral power to the photo essay. Smith was born in 1918 in Wichita, Kansas, and raised according to traditional American values, believing in the nobility of America and the injustice of war. He began taking pictures with his mother's camera while still a boy and continued this practice throughout his schooling. In 1937 his burning ambition took him to New York City, where his rise as a professional photographer was meteoric."--Amazon
The arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis I. Kahn : in the realm of architecture by David Bruce Brownlee ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Sir Edwin Landseer by Richard Ormond ( Book )
13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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