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Ashton, Dore

Works: 756 works in 1,759 publications in 5 languages and 32,951 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, zxx, Creator, Adapter, Interviewee, Arranger, Compiler, Commentator for written text, Curator
Classifications: N6490, 759.13
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American art since 1945 by Dore Ashton( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The route from Abstract Expressionism - one of the most revolutionary movements in modern art - to other forms of abstraction, to minimal art, to conceptualist art, Pop art, to art which seems to defy art, and even back to a more traditional realistic and representational art, is traced by Ashton. She indicates each of the transitions, the motivations, the reactions, and sets them within the general cultural background of contemporary society. This is a masterly discussion of art in context, in which due attention is given not only to the recognized masters, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, but also to many lesser and yet significant creators who have helped to make the United States the most vital and productive centre for art of all kinds."--BOOK JACKET
The New York school; a cultural reckoning by Dore Ashton( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, the attention of the international art world turned from Paris to New York. Dore Ashton captures the vitality of the cultural milieu in which the New York School artists worked and argued and critiqued each other's work from the 1930s to the 1950s. Working from unsifted archives, from contemporary newspapers and books, and from extensive conversations with the men and women who participated in the rise of the New York School, Ashton provides a rich cultural and intellectual history of this period. In examining the complex sources of this important movement--from the WPA program of the 1930s and the influx of European ideas to the recognition in the 1950s of American painting on an international scale--she conveys the concerns of an extraordinary group of artists including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, Barnett Newman, Arshile Gorky, and many others. Rare documentary photographs illustrate Ashton's classic appraisal of the New York School scene
About Rothko by Dore Ashton( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a critical biography of Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970). Rothko's works were considered to be in the abstract expressionist style, whose canvasses articulated many of the ideas and feelings of modern art, particularly the New York school. The author concentrates on Rothko's influences -- the poets, philosophers, world events, and other artists who helped shape his imagery. The author uses interviews, Rothko's own writing, and her conversations with the artist to portray the complexity of his genius and the scope of an artist's working life
Rosa Bonheur : a life and a legend by Dore Ashton( Book )

19 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Motherwell by Robert Motherwell( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American sculpture by Dore Ashton( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century artists on art( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sequel to Goldwater and Treves's classic Artists on Art ... lets us see modern art through the eyes of those who created it. Ashton brings together statements by over two hundred of the foremost modern artists from all over the Western world, describing their views of art and their own work."--Back cover
Abstract expressionist painting in America by William Chapin Seitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Joseph Cornell album by Dore Ashton( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noguchi east and west by Dore Ashton( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life land work of Japanese-American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) ; a biography and critical study
A critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dore Ashton has updated the bibliography and added a new concluding chapter to her classic study of the paintings and drawings of Philip Guston, the only study of his work completely authorized by the artist. Philip Guston (1913-1980) was one of the most independent of the painters whose work was loosely linked by the term "abstract expressionism" during the 1950s, and he baffled admirers of his lushly beautiful abstract expressionist paintings by moving abruptly in mid-career to gritty figurative paintings in an almost cartoon-like style. One of the few critics who saw this at the time as a progressive development in his work was Dore Ashton, who here analyzes Guston's paintings and drawings in the context of the cultural milieu in which he worked, illuminating the dilemma facing artists who try to live with, understand, and express both the ideals of art and the reality of the world
Fragonard in the universe of painting by Dore Ashton( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Franse schilder (1732-1806)
The unknown shore: a view of contemporary art by Dore Ashton( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of contemporary art criticism emphasizing developments since World War 2, both in the U.S. and Europe
A fable of modern art by Dore Ashton( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fable of modern art by Dore Ashton( )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac's literary biographers scarcely mention The Unknown Masterpiece . From 1831, when it first appeared, throughout the rest of the century, there were scores of illustrations of characters in Balzac's works, but in all the voluminous archives of prints, there appears to be no embodiment of Frenhofer. For countless artists, nonetheless, Frenhofer was and remains legendary. That paradoxical word 'legendary' is suitable in the case of Frenhofer's renown among artists: it emerges only partway from its root - to read - and then flies off into its opposite. The fact is that many artists who found in themselves the image of Frenhofer were not altogether familiar with Balzac's text
Arshile Gorky : the breakthrough years by Dore Ashton( Book )

19 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) is recognized as one of the most crucial and intriguing figures in the early shaping of Abstract Expressionism. Gorky pioneered a complex vocabulary of forms by fusing landscapes remembered from his childhood home in Armenia with surrealist imagery and abstract plumes of color. In so doing, he helped create a distinctly new vision for painting, leading American art into one of the most experimental periods in its history. Gorky's most important paintings and drawings were executed from 1940 through 1947, powerfully expansive years that many regard as his breakthrough period. His rich, mature work of these years is the focus of this illuminating volume, the most comprehensive book on the subject
Picasso and the age of iron by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

21 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstelling over de invloed van de schilder Picasso en zijn œuvre op het werk van verschillende prominente beeldhouwers. Tentoongesteld werd werk van 5 beeldhouwers
Robert Motherwell by H. H Arnason( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Robert Motherwell', New and Released, is a unique contribution to the literature on the work of the great contemporary artist. An up-to-date chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and index further document this full-scale study of an artist who has profoundly affected the course of modern American art
Yes, but ... : a critical study of Philip Guston by Dore Ashton( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Abstract expressionist painting in America
About RothkoRobert MotherwellAbstract expressionist painting in AmericaA Joseph Cornell albumNoguchi east and westA critical study of Philip GustonA fable of modern artRobert Motherwell
Alternative Names
Dore Ashton

Dore Ashton Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Dore Ashton art critic

Shapiro, Dorothea

애쉬턴, 도어

アシュトン, ドリー

アシュトン, ドーレ