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Schapiro, Meyer 1904-1996

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Modern art, 19th & 20th centuries by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Cezanne by Paul Cézanne( Book )

65 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how Cezanne's life and paintings represented a return to classicism
Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

47 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a single decade, between his twenty-seventh and thirty-seventh years, Dutch-born Vincent van Gogh created one of the most important legacies of painting ever to enrich the world. His striking use of color--much of it pure color, and thick-layered--exalted and even immortalized what he chose to depict: cypresses, orchards, wheat fields, and swirling clouds all ablaze under the scalding sun of Provence; a cafe in Arles crowned by a star-dappled evening sky; sunflowers and oleanders almost palable in their brilliance; and the hardworking peasants of the low countries and France, for whom he had a deep, almost religious feeling. Van Gogh's paintings, we are reminded by Meyer Schapiro, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, 'are the first brightly colored paintings of the nineteenth century.' In his introduction, this world-renowned art historian sees absolute color as Van Gogh's 'carrier of his own passionateness and vitality.' Schapiro traces the painter's developing technique, as well as his travels in France and Belgium, his stormy relations with painter Paul Gauguin, and his periods of confinement in a hospital and an asylum--where he continued to paint. He analyzes with great sympathy and astuteness the reflection in Van Gogh's work of the artist's high aspirations and the defeats that life dealt him. Quotations from Van Gogh's letters to his beloved brother Theo, reflections on his own approaching death, and his portraits of friends as well as himself further our understanding of this tormented genius. Forty-nine dazzling colorplates, each with a commentary that is informative about both the painter and his art, are supplemented by twenty black-and-white reproductions. Together, illustrations and text give a profoundly stirring account of a master who came out of Holland and transfigured the art of painting forever."--Jacket
Romanesque art by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

60 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late antique, early Christian and mediaeval art by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism : reflections and perceptions by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revision of the late Columbia University art historian's lectures given at Indiana University in 1961
Theory and philosophy of art : style, artist, and society by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schapiro's highly lucid arguments, graceful prose, and extraordinary erudition guide readers through a rich variety of fields and issues: the roles in society of the artist and art, of the critic and criticism; the relationships between patron and artist, psychoanalysis and art, and philosophy and art
The Romanesque sculpture of Moissac by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

20 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van het Romaanse beeldhouwwerk in de zuid-Franse abdij
The unity of Picasso's art by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the final essay, Schapiro shows that, although the greatest political work of art of the twentieth century, Guemica nevertheless embodies many of Picasso's artistic obsessions. Painted in the course of one month (May 1937) to memorialize the bombing of a rural town during the Spanish Civil War, Guemica reflects Picasso's fantasies of himself and his family; it contains analogues of his own rage, anxiety, and feelings about death, as well as his awareness of the place of the work in the history of art."--Jacket
Israel : ancient mosaics by Unesco( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den hollandske maler Vincent van Goghs (1853-1890) grafiske arbejder og akvareller
Words and pictures. On the literal and the symbolic in the illustration of a text by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and German and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words, script, and pictures : semiotics of visual language by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second text, "Script in Pictures: Semiotics of Visual Language," is published here for the first time. For generations, medieval book art served as a prime field for the invention of styles of art and as the expression of individual sensibilities. Against this background, Schapiro elaborates on the intricate ways in which medieval artists transformed writing and images in their books, often integrating them to convey, in highly concise formats, their powerful messages. In some cases, a physical bond with language even determined pictorial factors. While Professor Schapiro focuses on medieval examples, he extends his investigation to modern art by analyzing script in the works of Goya, Picasso, Homer, and Manet
The language of forms : lectures on Insular manuscript art by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parma Ildefonsus: a Romanesque illuminated manuscript from Cluny, and related works by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondrian : on the humanity of abstract painting by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "On the Humanity of Abstract Painting," Schapiro systematically dismantles the criticism of abstraction as cold, detached, and inartistic. Instead, he proves that this art form is capable of great expressive and intellectual power, endowed with lyricism and grace. He proposes new ways of viewing and thinking about abstraction, in the end establishes it as "an obvious and necessary enrichment of our lives." With "Mondrian: Order and Randomness in Abstract Painting," Schapiro analyses many of the painter's most important works, from The Red Mill to Broadway Boogie-Woogie. He articulates the subtleties of Mondrian's formal strategies and his innate lyricism. He proceeds to map Mondrian's relation to his predecessors, and shows that this archetypal abstractionist was in fact indebted to the formal compositional strategies of such leading late nineteenth century artists as Degas, Monet, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec
Meyer Schapiro : his painting, drawing, and sculpture by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A preface by well-known author and New York Times art critic John Russell sets the stage for this unprecedented opportunity to view the art of a major art historian, and an introduction by Dr. Lillian Milgram Schapiro, his widow, offers insights into Meyer Schapiro's early art education." "The main portion of the book consists of over 200 of Meyer Schapiro's own artworks, reproduced in both color and black-and-white, that have been carefully selected by Dr. Lillian Milgram Schapiro, with the assistance of her nephew, Daniel Esterman."--Jacket
Meyer Schapiro e i metodi della storia dell'arte by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyer Schapiro abroad : letters to Lillian and travel notebooks by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Schapiro's letters to his future wife, Lillian Milgram, were written in 1926 and 1927, while he was a graduate student touring the artistic monuments of Europe and the Near East. Bearing intimate witness to this formative journey, they augment the visual and factual details he so painstakingly recorded in his notebooks with impassioned reflections on art and lively accounts of his encounters with an older generation of art historians."--Back cover
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Modern art, 19th & 20th centuries
Alternative Names
Mejeris Šapiro

Meyer Schapiro

Meyer Schapiro, .. 1904-1996

Meyer Schapiro Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1904-1996)

Meyer Schapiro historiador estadounidense

Meyer Schapiro historiador estatunidenc

Meyer Schapiro historien américain

Meyer Schapiro storico dell'arte statunitense

Meyer Schapiro US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Schapiro, Lillian Milgram 1904-1996

Schapiro, Meir

Schapiro, Meyer

Schapiro, Meyer 1904-

Shapiro Meyer 1904-1996

Шапиро, Мейер

מאיר שפירו היסטוריון אמריקאי

שאפירא, מאיר 1904-

שפירו, מאיר 1904-1994

シャピロ, マイヤー

シャピロ, メイヤー


Paul CezanneVincent van GoghImpressionism : reflections and perceptionsTheory and philosophy of art : style, artist, and societyThe unity of Picasso's artWords, script, and pictures : semiotics of visual languageThe language of forms : lectures on Insular manuscript artMondrian : on the humanity of abstract painting