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Oakland Museum

Works: 352 works in 638 publications in 2 languages and 21,218 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Biographies 
Roles: Other, Organizer of meeting, Publisher
Classifications: HD1525, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Oakland Museum
Art of the gold rush by Janice Tolhurst Driesbach( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brochure of an exhibition of paintings and drawings about life in nineteenth century California shortly after the Gold Rush. With artist, title, date, dimensions, and owning museum
Westward to Promontory : building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains ; a pictorial documentary by Barry Combs( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of photographs made by A.J. Russell in 1868 and 1869 and now in the collection of the Oakland (Calif.) Museum, with introductory, explanatory, and connecting text
Objects of myth and memory : American Indian art at the Brooklyn Museum by Diana Fane( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first decade of the 20th century, the Brooklyn Museum set the standard for the acquisition and display of Native American art. In many ways, this book is a tribute to Stewart Culin, the museum's founding Curator of Ethnology, who remains legendary in the field for his enlightened acquisition of thousands of American Indian objects for Brooklyn's collection. The book's layout is excellent, beginning with an analysis and appreciation of the work of Culin and followed by examples and photographs of his early displays at the Brooklyn Museum. Four sections follow in a geographical breakdown of Indian art and the societies that produced it. The excellent Brooklyn collections are mostly in color and join the text in creating a fine catalog of Indian craft that is art. Recommended for academic, museum, and public library collections."--Library Journal viewed on June 24, 2020
The painters' America: rural and urban life, 1810-1910 by Patricia Hills( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Lange by Dorothea Lange( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing straight : the f.64 revolution in photography by Therese Thau Heyman( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing straight is the first extensive examination of f.64's contribution to photography - a pure, unencumbered technique that emphasized seeing rather than fancy printing--Inside cover
The arts and crafts movement in California : living the good life by Kenneth R Trapp( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensive artists' biographies and company histories that will be of particular interest to both scholars and collectors
An American exodus : a record of human erosion in the Thirties by Dorothea Lange( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1939, An American Exodus is one of the masterpieces of the documentary genre. Produced by incomparable documentary photographer Dorothea Lange with text by her husband, Paul Taylor, An American Exodus was taken in the early 1930s while the couple were working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) The book documents the rural poverty of the depression-era exodus that brought over 300,000 migrants to California in search of farmwork, a westward mass migration driven by economic deprivation as opposed to the Manifest Destiny of 19th century pioneers. This facsimile edition of the original volume reintroduces this sought-after work of art -- a pioneering book that was among the first to combine photographs with oral testimony -- to a contemporary audience, providing an insight into the struggles of the Depression as well as offering a profound and timeless look at the human condition
Carleton E. Watkins, photographer of the American West by Peter E Palmquist( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of the nineteenth century photographer who focused mainly on landscape photos, and Yosemite was a favorite subject of his. His photos of the valley significantly influenced the United States Congress' decision to preserve it as a National Park
The art of Peter Voulkos by Peter Voulkos( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Park by Richard Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing California : a century of photographic genius by Oakland Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the invention of photography, the world's best artists have been taking their cameras to California. "Picturing California" presents more than one hundred magnificent and dramatic images that have been selected from the nation's preeminent collection of California photography. Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, George Fiske, Carleton E. Watkins, Edward Curtis, Morley Baer, Dorothea Lange, Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, David Hockney, Man Ray, Diane Arbus, and Judy Dater are just some of the photographers featured in this elegant volume. The photographs in this book, taken from 1851 to 1987, capture the spectacular beauty of California's wilderness and the singularity of its urban landscapes. Presented in chronological order, they offer a unique picture of California and an insight into both the nature of photography and its evolution as an art form. -- From publisher's description
Celebrating a collection : the work of Dorothea Lange by Therese Thau Heyman( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Al Bengston : paintings of three decades by Billy Al Bengston( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful volume chronicles the ever-changing work of Billy Al Bengston - art that spans a period of thirty years, encompasses a variety of materials, and consistently defies stylistic classification. With colleagues Edward Kienholz, Edward Ruscha, and Kenneth Price, Bengston was a leader in the art revolution that transformed Los Angeles from art backwater to international art center beginning in the 1960s. His own widely acclaimed work has changed dramatically from decade to decade, reflecting the artist's independent spirit and firm belief in the open-endedness of the creative process. Bengston has said, "A work of art should never be predictable ... if each time you look at it you see something new, find that it means something more, something different, then you are on the track of art." Inspired by the various environments in which he has lived and worked - from California and Hawaii to London and Mexico - Bengston vibrantly evokes in his works the colors, lights, and patterns of these locales. This book visually chronicles the evolution of the artist's pictorial investigations, from his early paintings that conjure up the metallic and chrome-plated car culture of Los Angeles to the later Hawaiian images that opulently evoke this island paradise. Lavishly illustrated with sixty full-color plates of Bengston's paintings, collages, watercolors, screens, and banners, the book reveals the true radiance of his palette and his continual process of experimentation. Insightful essays by Henry T. Hopkins, Jane Livingston, Karen Tsujimoto, and Maurice Tuchman provide a welcome overview for admirers of Bengston's art and a splendid introduction for those as yet unfamiliar with it. This volume offers an illuminating appraisal of an artist of enormous originality, range, and achievement, whose glowing canvases reward the viewer with prolonged visual pleasure. -- from front cover flap
Pacific dreams : currents of surrealism and fantasy in California art, 1934-1957( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color & form, 1909-1914; the origin and evolution of abstract painting in futurism, orphism, rayonnism, synchromism, and the blue rider by Henry G Gardiner( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets, dialogues, revelations : the art of Betye and Alison Saar( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo Scanga, 1972-1985 by Paul Tomidy( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathews: masterpieces of the California decorative style by Harvey Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Weston's gifts to his sister by Kathy Kelsey Foley( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art of the gold rush
An American exodus : a record of human erosion in the Thirties
Alternative Names

controlled identityOakland Art Museum

controlled identityOakland Museum of California

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Oakland (Calif.) Oakland Museum

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