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Schapiro, Meyer 1904-1996

Overview
Works: 439 works in 1,243 publications in 6 languages and 22,748 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Illustrations  Catalogs  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Collector, Other, Adapter, Interviewee, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: ND653.G7, 709.04
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Paul Cezanne by Paul Cézanne( Book )

66 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions and text present critical commentary on the artist and his work
Modern art, 19th & 20th centuries by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

38 editions published between 1928 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 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 )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism : reflections and perceptions by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 868 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 809 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and French and held by 748 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 675 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 in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and pictures. On the literal and the symbolic in the illustration of a text by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in French and English and held by 565 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
Vincent Van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 40 color plates, each with an informative commentary about both the painter and his art, plus 27 black and white reproductions
The language of forms : lectures on Insular manuscript art by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldview in painting-Art and Society by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 379 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
The Parma Ildefonsus: a Romanesque illuminated manuscript from Cluny, and related works by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

8 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Van Gogh by Meyer Schapiro( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Mejeris Šapiro

Meyer Schapiro

Meyer Schapiro, .. 1904-1996

Meyer Schapiro storico dell'arte statunitense

Meyer Schapiro US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Schapiro, Lillian Milgram 1904-1996

Schapiro, Meir

Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-

Shapiro Meyer 1904-1996

Шапиро, Мейер

שאפירא, מאיר, 1904-

シャピロ, メイヤー

Languages
English (380)

Italian (31)

Spanish (22)

French (15)

German (6)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
Modern art, 19th & 20th centuriesVincent van GoghImpressionism : reflections and perceptionsTheory and philosophy of art : style, artist, and societyThe unity of Picasso's artWords, script, and pictures : semiotics of visual languageVincent Van GoghThe language of forms : lectures on Insular manuscript art