WorldCat Identities

Esten, John 1935-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 91 publications in 4 languages and 3,596 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: TR679, 779.24092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Esten
Man Ray, bazaar years by John Esten( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion photographs by Man Ray during his years working at Harper's Bazaar
Unmentionables : a brief history of underwear by Elaine Benson( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmentionables traces the history of underwear from its earliest appearance around the frozen loins of a 5,30O-year-old Tyrolean iceman to its up-to-the-minute status as fashion's new outerwear. Using fine art, photography, film stills, cartoons, and advertisements to tell the story visually, Elaine Benson also goes on to describe the social history and psychological underpinnings of a subject that holds an incomparably powerful fascination for all of us. Tying the
John Singer Sargent : the male nudes by John Esten( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on occasion of the major Sargent retrospective traveling to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1999, John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes brings to light a fascinating portion of Sargent's work long hidden from the public eye. Beginning in his adolescence, and throughout his distinguished career, John Singer Sargent, the celebrated painter of patricians, produced a superbly rendered, uninhibited book of work that was rarely seen and never exhibited: the male nudes. Models were a significant aspect of the great painter's profession, whether they were commission-producing society "sitters" or professional models used as reference for his three Boston mural projects or works created for his private enjoyment--one young Italian model stayed in the artist's employ for nearly twenty-six years. Sargent's enduring subject was capturing the "human form divine" in portraits of the fashionable and famous and the absolute male. Over the last century, these little-known works have been dispersed to museum archives and private collections throughout the United States and Great Britain. John Esten has unearthed the most extraordinary of these images, ranging from vibrant watercolors and oil paintings to charcoal studies, published here for the first time in a single volume. -- from publisher description
Thomas Eakins : the absolute male by John Esten( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent : painting out-of-doors by John Esten( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning collection of the artist's work created on his annual holidays
Style in motion : Munkacsi photographs, 20s, 30s, 40s by Nancy White( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray in fashion by Man Ray( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great ironies in discussions of Man Ray's art is how seldome the word "fashion" appears. In the long list of his accomplishments as painter, photographer, object maker, filmmaker, Man Ray's role as a mediator of fashion invariably goes unmentioned.
Blue & white china : origins/Western influences by Rosalind Fischell( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine, if you can, actually seeing the first porcelains brought back from China by Marco Polo. There was nothing to compare them with--absolutely nothing. This was the beginning of the Western craze for porcelain. Popes collected it, princes tried to copy it, and Queen Elizabeth I gave it as a very special gifts. And what gifts--certainly they were considered more valuable than gold. The queen actually had her porcelain mounted with silver-gilt--a classic example of "gilding the lilies".--Preface
Manhattan style by John Esten( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampton style : houses, gardens, artists by John Esten( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides over 240 historical and new photographs of the Hamptons, including interior and exterior views of its houses, gardens, and beaches
Hamptons gardens : a 350-year legacy by John Esten( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardens have been planted and cultivated on the eastern end of Long Island for ten centuries before Columbus arrived in the New World. This work covers the history of the gardens in the Hamptons region, including Southampton (the oldest English settlement in New York State), Sag Harbor, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. From the oldest existing garden in North America at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island planted in 1653 to the contemporary garden installations at Long House." "John Esten, author of Hampton Style, has collected paintings, watercolors, and vintage photographs along with new photography by Evelene Wechler of gardens designed by Charles McKim, Marion Cruger Coffin, Alfonso Ossario, Robert Dash, Edward Albee, Jack Lenor Larsen that all exemplify the unique heritage of Hamptons Gardens."--Jacket
Diana Vreeland Bazaar years : including 100 audacious Why don't yous--? by John Esten( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than half a century, Diana Vreeland, doyenne of American fashion, beguiled, awed, astonished, and was adored by almost anyone who created or wore clothes. Irresistible and flamboyant, socialite Mrs. T. Reed Vreeland began her now legendary twenty-five-year tenure at Harper's Bazaar writing a column of audacious advice: extravagant ideas that helped redefine American women and twentieth-century fashion. Her commentary created a fashion frenzy when it began appearing in Harper's Bazaar in 1936. Her ideas were simultaneously stylish and outrageous, and have as much appeal today as they did decades ago. Here for the first time, John Esten has compiled one hundred of Mrs. Vreeland's kaleidoscopic "Why Don't You ...?" suggestions, and paired them with the breathtaking works of such renowned photographers and artists as Munkacsi, Dahl-Wolfe, Hoyningen-Heune, and Berard, which further capture the dazzling legacy of whimsy, elegance, and style of Mrs. Vreeland's Bazaar years
Man Ray in Harper's Bazaar 1934 - 1942 by Man Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childe Hassam : East Hampton summers by Childe Hassam( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray, les années Bazaar by Man Ray( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The male nudes by John Singer Sargent( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitmore's private Hampton gardens by Evelene Wechsler( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray, Bazaar years by John Esten( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Horticultural visionary for a budding nation by John Esten( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Man Ray In fashion by Man Ray( Book )

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

 
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Unmentionables : a brief history of underwear
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John Singer Sargent : the male nudesThomas Eakins : the absolute maleSargent : painting out-of-doorsHampton style : houses, gardens, artistsHamptons gardens : a 350-year legacyDiana Vreeland Bazaar years : including 100 audacious Why don't yous--?The male nudes
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