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Léger, Fernand 1881-1955

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Functions of painting by Fernand Léger( Book )

64 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, written between 1920 and 1953, by an influential, modern painter on the purpose of art in modern life
Leger and the avant-garde by Christopher Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrated on the period 1909-1927
Avant-garde : experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s by Bret Wood( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
Fernand Léger : a painter in the city by Serge Fauchereau( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Leger (1881-1955) is one of the 20th century's most influential painters. He was associated with the Cubist movement, although he disagreed with the analytical method of the Cubists and supported the Section d'Or group's emphasis on movement and colour. This interest can be seen in Leger's early work while his later art focuses on industrial objects and landscapes. This volume presents a collection of Fernand Leger's most influential work - from the sharp draughtsmanship of his early years, to the aggressive, unidealized industrial forms of his later work. The text outlines the progression of the artist's career and assesses his impact on the history of modern art
Picasso, Braque, Léger, and the Cubist spirit, 1919-1939 by Kenneth Wayne( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents art and design in France during the years between the two World Wars, in an effort to dispel the perception that Cubism was only a pre-World War I phenomenon. After the war, Cubist painting became more varied, colorful, and accessible, and began to affect other media such as furniture, fashion, cinema and architecture. What had begun as a rarefied pictorial style became a popular language. The first essay addresses Picasso's abundant and varied cubist painting. The second essay treats the art of three major Cubists -- Picasso, Braque, and Leger -- in the context of the various cubist idioms that developed. The third essay, also broad in scope, examines the significant relationship between Cubism and the decorative arts in France
Fernand Léger by Werner Schmalenbach( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Léger : the monumental art by Yvonne Brunhammer( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'intéresse à la dimension murale et architecturale de l'oeuvre du peinture. F. Léger, à la faveur d'amitié avec des architectes comme Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand ou Wallace Harrison, a réalisé des panneaux muraux conçus pour animer le mur plutôt que le décorer, lui apporter une signification. Ce livre est publié à l'occasion d'une exposition à Toulouse en 2005
Unseen cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1924 and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIGHT RHYTHMS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Music originally composed for it, the film's aggressive Dada spirit also becomes clear. The original score, full of player pianos and mechanical sounds, was so radical it could not be performed. A later concert version was never synchronized with the film. Only modern technology and Paul Lehrman's 1999 reconstruction of the initial score made it possible to recapture the makers' original intentions. --DEKE DUSINBERRE The music is scored for eight percussionists, two pianists, bells, siren, airplane propellers, and sixteen player pianos. It eschews conventional forms, instead creating a unique "soundscape." Due to technical limitations related to synchronization, this complex composition was never played in its original instrumentation, alone or with the film. --PAUL D. LEHRMAN A pioneer of cubism and abstract art, Fernand Léger emerged from the First World War enamored of the so-called machine aesthetic wherein the visual spectacle of modern life was the essential subject for modern painting. He also wrote about cinema, and in "Ballet mécanique", used rapid editing and the close-up to find visual drama and formal beauty in machine parts and functional objects. --MATTHEW AFFRON Boston-born Dudley Murphy was an engineering student, World War I pilot, and movie set decorator before launching his directing career with a series of evocative short films including the first American avant-garde film to be screened in New York City, "The Song of the Cypress" (1921). These musically driven experiments culminated in the jazz-infused Ballet Mecanique, and influenced his later Hollywood and independent features, including "The Emperor Jones" (1933). --SUSAN DELSON American composer-performer George Antheil went to Europe from New Jersey in 1922. His outrageous piano concerts featuring his avant-garde compositions made him "the toast of Paris." However, a failed New York performance of "Ballet mécanique" in 1927 ruined his reputation. After 1935, he emerged as a respected composer for Hollywood films. --PAUL D. LEHRMAN Alternate titles: "Ballet mécanique", "Images Mobiles". 35mm 1.33:1 black and white color tints silent with music 20fps 17 minutes. Camera: Dudley Murphy, Man Ray, Ezra Pound
Picasso, Braque, Léger : masterpieces from Swiss collections( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current exhibition had its genesis in casual conversation several years ago with Ernst Beyeler of Basel, Switzerland, and his American liaison, Kurt Delbanco. The proposal was advanced that Beyeler might be willing to lend a selection of works for exhibition in the United States. Originally some two dozen paintings by Picasso were selected by the museums, but this past summer, as enthusiasm for the exhibition mounted, the number of works increased dramatically. Braque and Léger were added both to complement and contrast with the works by Picasso, and several private Swiss collectors were persuaded to lend works to help fill in certain gaps. The final result was a selection of eighty-three works that well represented the diverse careers of Picasso, Braque and Léger." -- Foreword
Léger. [Catalogue of the exhibition organized by] the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York [and] the San Francisco Museum of Art by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léger : œuvres de Fernand Léger, 1881-1955 : catalogue by Claude Laugier( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met biografie en bibliografie
Fernand Léger : contrasts of forms by Matthew Affron( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1912 and 1914, Fernand Léger executed a large cycle of works known as the Contrasts of Forms. The series embraces the genres of landscape, still life, and figure, but at its core are numerous arresting compositions that sweep aside observation to focus on formal principles. The common denominator is a complex vocabulary of mingled cones, cylinders, cubes, and planes, vigorously outlined and scrubbed with color (in the paintings) or with black ink and white gouache (in the works on paper). The Contrasts of Forms are essential to two great chapters in the history of modern art in the years before the First World War: first, the development of cubism, and second, the emergence of abstract art
Hommage à F. Léger by Fernand Léger( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of surreal cinema( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La coquille et le clergyman: "Obsessed with a general's wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, while struggling against his own eroticism"--Container
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Fernand Léger : œuvres de 1905 à 1952 by Christian Zervos( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unseen Cinema 3 : Light rhythms : music and abstraction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926), and Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934) are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievements made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch and Slavko Vorkapich. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound. 26 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Alexander Alexeieff, Oswell Blakeston, Rutherford Boyd, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Marcel Duchamp, W.J. Ganz Studio, Dwinell Grant, John Hoffman, Francis Lee, Fernand Léger, Looney Lens, Ernst Lubitsch, George Morris, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Claire Parker, Rrose Selavy, Ralph Steiner, Slavko Vorkapich, Melville Webber. Curated by Bruce Posner and produced by David Shepard. "Rich with inventive and curious experiments."--LA Weekly. "There's a certain American impulse to be cherished here - irascible, restless, and vibrant. The sense of possibility, of play, of discovering the possibilities of the form, is palpable in Unseen Cinema." - City Pages, Twin Cities. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Fernand Léger : the mechanic = Le mécanicien by John Golding( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris ma ville by Blaise Cendrars( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in French and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Léger 1911-1924 : der Rhythmus des modernen Lebens by Fernand Léger( Book )

17 editions published in 1994 in German and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Picasso, Braque, Léger, and the Cubist spirit, 1919-1939
Fernand Léger : the monumental artFernand Léger : contrasts of formsFernand Léger 1911-1924 : der Rhythmus des modernen LebensFernand LégerCubism : the Leonard A. Lauder CollectionFernand Léger, 1911-1924 : the rhythm of modern lifeLéger : modern art and the metropolis
Alternative Names
Fernan Leže

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger francia festő

Fernand Léger francouzský malíř

Fernand Léger francuski malarz

Fernand Léger Frans kunstschilder

Fernand Léger franséische Moler

Fernand Léger fransk konstnär

Fernand Léger fransk maler

Fernand Léger französischer Maler, Grafiker und Keramiker

Fernand Léger French painter

Fernand Léger French painter (1881-1955)

Fernand Léger malarz francuski

Fernand Léger peintre, créateur de tapisseries et de vitraux, décorateur, céramiste sculpteur, dessinateur et sculpteur français

Fernand Léger pictor francez

Fernand Léger piktor francez

Fernand Léger pintor francês

Fernand Léger pintor franses

Fernand Léger pittore francese

Fernandus Léger

Fernāns Ležē


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Léger, Fernand 1881-1955

Léger, Joseph F. 1881-1955

Léger, Joseph Fernand Henri 1881-1955

Léger Jules-Fernand-Henri

Léger, Jules Fernand Henri 1881-1955

Lez’eh, Fernan 1881-1955

Ležē, F. (Fernāns), 1881-1955

Leže, Fernan 1881-1955

Leže Fernanas

Lezeh, Fernan

Leze̕h, Fernan 1881-1955

Lezhe, Fernan

Lezhe, Fernan 1881-1955

Reje, Ferunan

Reje, Ferunan 1881-1955

Φερνάν Λεζέ Γάλλος ζωγράφος και γλύπτης

Леже Фернан

Леже, Фернан, 1881-1955.

Леже, Фернан французский художник-модернист, основоположник тубизма

Фернан Леже

Фернан Леже французский художник-модернист, основоположник тубизма

Фернан Лежэ

Фэрнан Лежэ

Ֆեռնան Լեժե ֆրանսիացի նկարիչ

לז'ה, פרנאן

לז'ה, פרנן, 1881-1955

פרנאן לז'ה

פרנאן לז'ה צייר צרפתי

فرنان لژه مجسمه‌ساز، نقاش، و کارگردان فرانسوی

فرناند ليجيه

فرناند ليجيه رسام فرنسي

레제, 페르낭 1881-1955

페르낭 레제


フェルナン・レジェ 1881-1955, フランスの画家


レジェ, フェルナン


レジエフエルナン 1881-1955


费尔南·莱热 法國立體派藝術家

費爾南·雷捷 法國藝術家