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National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

Overview
Works: 535 works in 1,164 publications in 1 language and 52,420 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Biography  Portraits  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: TR680, 759.13
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Most widely held works about National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
 
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Most widely held works by National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Abroad in America : visitors to the new nation, 1776-1914( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red, hot & blue : a Smithsonian salute to the American musical by Amy Henderson( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the Hollywood and Broadway musical from vaudeville to today's major revivals
VanDerZee, photographer, 1886-1983 by Deborah Willis( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James VanDerZee photographed the people and places of his Harlem neighborhood from the time he open a studio in 1912 until near his death in 1986
Facing the light : historic American portrait daguerreotypes : an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, September 22, 1978-January 15, 1979 by Harold Francis Pfister( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1846 : portrait of the nation by Margaret C. S Christman( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institution dedicated to the "increase and diffusion of knowledge." Marking the Smithsonian Institution's 150th anniversary, 1846 evokes the texture of American daily life, thought, and politics during a single influential year. In a narrative accompanied by nearly two hundred illustrations, Margaret Christman revisits a capital dominated by Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and James K. Polk and follows the westward journeys of Brigham Young, Francis Parkman, and the
American characters : selections from the National Portrait Gallery, accompanied by literary portraits by R. W. B Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing visual and verbal portraits that illuminate their place in American life. Includes statesmen and outlaws, artists and athletes, and writers and performers
Fifty American faces from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery by Margaret C. S Christman( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathew Brady and the image of history by Mary Panzer( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking advantage of emerging photographic paper printing techniques to create large-format, classically posed portraits, Brady also collaborated with painters such as G.P.A. Healy and Alonzo Chappel, who used his photographs to complete their own heroically scaled images. Contending that Brady's photographs contribute to an ongoing national interest in the Civil War, Panzer concludes that they continue to function as Brady hoped they would, constructing an idealized history in which fact and memory are intertwined
Picturing Hemingway : a writer in his time by Frederick Voss( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows the full range of Hemingway's travels, moods, and adventures throughout his life
Benjamin West and his American students by Dorinda Evans( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Sully, portrait painter : the works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) by Monroe H Fabian( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraiture by Jonathan D Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new interpretation of modern American portraiture based on the history of sexual difference. This companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism."--Jacket
American portrait drawings by Marvin S Sadik( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurous pursuits : Americans and the China trade, 1784-1844 by Margaret C. S Christman( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II by Frederick Voss( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a pantheon of talent including Ernie Pyle, Edward R. Murrow, Helen Kirkpatrick, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Bill Mauldin, and Ernest Hemingway, the Fourth Estate's reporting of World War II surpassed all previous war coverage. For the first time, new technologies enabled almost instantaneous transmission to a waiting audience back home. Radio listeners heard the voice of Edward R. Murrow, speaking from a London rooftop during a German air raid, and newspapers ran stories and pictures of battles in the Pacific and Europe, sometimes only hours after the reporters witnessed the scenes. And for the first time women covered the war, earning the respect of their male colleagues for insightful, accurate reporting
The spirit of fact : the daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, 1843-1862 by Robert A Sobieszek( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces from Versailles : three centuries of French portraiture by Alden R Gordon( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Wright, American artist, 1756-1793 by Monroe H Fabian( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Cornelius, portraits from the dawn of photography : an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, October 20, 1983 to January 22, 1984 by William F Stapp( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing Marcel Duchamp : the dynamics of portraiture by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp was a master of self-invention who carefully regulated the image he projected through self-portraiture and through his collaboration with those who portrayed him. During his long career, Duchamp recast accepted modes for assembling and describing identity, indelibly altering the terrain of portraiture. This groundbreaking book (which accompanies a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery) demonstrates the ways in which Duchamp willfully manipulated the techniques of portraiture both to secure his reputation as an iconoclast and to establish himself as a major figure in the art world. Although scholars have explored Duchamp's use of aliases, little attention has been paid to how this work played into, and against, existing portrait conventions. Nor has any study yet compared these explicitly self-constructed projects with the large body of portraits of Duchamp by others. This book showcases approximately one hundred never-before-assembled portraits and self-portraits of Duchamp. The (broadly defined) self-portraits and self-representations include the famous autobiographical suitcase Boîte-en-Valise and Self-Portrait in Profile, a torn silhouette that became very influential for future generations of artists. The portraits by other artists include works by Duchamp's contemporaries Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia, Beatrice Wood, and Florine Stettheimer as well as portraits by more recent generations of artists, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Sturtevant, Yasumasa Morimura, David Hammons, and Douglas Gordon. Since the mid-twentieth century, as abstraction assumed a position of dominance in fine art, portraiture has been often derided as an art form; the images and essays in Inventing Marcel Duchamp counter this, and invite us to rethink the role of portraiture in modern and contemporary art
 
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Red, hot & blue : a Smithsonian salute to the American musical
Alternative Names
Galería Nacional de Retratos (Washington)

Nacia Portreta Galerio

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery (États-Unis)

National Portrait Gallery w Waszyngtonie

National Portrait Gallery Washington

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

NPG

Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery Washington, DC, National Portrait Gallery

Smithosnian Institution. National Portrait Gallery.

Smithsonian institution National portrait gallery

Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D. C.)

Smithsonian Institution National Protrait Gallery

Smithsonian Institution Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

United States. National Portrait Gallery

Washington (D.C.)

Washington (D.C.) National Portrait Gallery

Washington. National Portrait Gallery

Национальная портретная галерея

Національна портретна галерея США

גלריית הדיוקנאות הלאומית (וושינגטון)

آمریکا پرتره ملی موزه

نیشنل پورٹریٹ گیلری

국립 초상화 미술관

美國國家肖像畫廊

Languages
English (217)

Covers
VanDerZee, photographer, 1886-1983American characters : selections from the National Portrait Gallery, accompanied by literary portraitsMathew Brady and the image of historyPicturing Hemingway : a writer in his timeHide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraitureReporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War IIInventing Marcel Duchamp : the dynamics of portraiture