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Shahn, Ben 1898-1969

Overview
Works: 724 works in 1,461 publications in 5 languages and 28,107 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Poetry  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Artist, Costume designer, Designer, Set designer , Other, Honoree, Creator, Engraver
Classifications: ND237.S465, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Ben Shahn
The shape of content by Ben Shahn( Book )

61 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Mr. Shahn sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general… The book is highly controversial…also highly stimulating."
Ben Shahn by John D Morse( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This excellent overview of Shahn's complicated life and work is extensively illustrated with photographs and reproductions, in black-and-white and color, of work from all phases of his 50-year career. Pohl, the author of Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954 (LJ 8/89), details the early impact of the Sacco and Vanzetti case on Shahn's attitudes and examines the sociopolitical activism that continued throughout his life. Accompanying the illustrations are selections from Shahn's extensive writings on art and life, as well as an wide-ranging secondary source bibliography (compiled by Stephen Lee Taller) that includes writings by and interviews with the artist, exhibition reviews, and, most interestingly, a section on Shahn's illustrations. Recommended for collections of modern and American art. --Martin R. Kalfatovic, Natl. Museum of American Art/Natl. Portrait Gallery Lib., Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D.C
Ben Shahn, photographer : an album from the thirties by Ben Shahn( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ounce, dice, trice by Alastair Reid( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of old and new words, including those to be said in singing moods, words for times of day, and rude names for nitwits. Defines such words as gongoozler, tantony, and oosse
Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn by Susan Chevlowe( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) has long been renowned for his Social Realist paintings of Depression-era America. Equally striking, however, are Shahn's extraordinary later works, which reveal a more introspective style as well as the evolution of a new allegorical and mythical pictorial language. This book combines beautiful reproductions of Shahn's art with essays by leading experts on his life and career to present a survey of his powerful and engaging mature style. The volume is published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, to commemorate the centenary of Shahn's birth
The photographic eye of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over one hundred pictures selected from the collection of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard
The complete graphic works of Ben Shahn by Kenneth Wade Prescott( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn : an artist's life by Howard Greenfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn's presence as an artist through several decades of American life was as pervasive as that of any other painter of his time. Beginning in the thirties, he created bold and powerful paintings of often controversial subjects, and in particular his portraits of Sacco and Vanzetti caused a storm whenever they were exhibited. After working as an assistant to Diego Rivera on the ill-fated Rockefeller Center mural, he began creating his own arresting murals - in Washington, New York, and New Jersey - which are among the finest such works ever painted in this country. He also excelled as a photographer as one of the distinguished group known as the FSA photographers, which included Dorothea Lange and his close friend Walker Evans
November twenty-six, nineteen hundred sixty-three : poem by Wendell Berry( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem on the death of President Kennedy, lettered and illustrated by Ben Shahn
The alphabet of creation : an ancient legend from the Zohar by Ben Shahn( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1998 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy of Old Prague by Sulamith Ish-Kishor( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and German and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignorant, superstitious, devout, and fearful, the peasant boy Tomaś is sent to be a bond servant to a Jewish family living in 16th century Prague. Slowly Tomaś learns to overcome his prejudices, only to be confronted by grim reality when mass hatred is directed against the Jewish community
Love and joy about letters by Ben Shahn( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal statement of an artist's love for his work, including his mastering of lettering. Many illustrations
Ben Shahn by Frances K Pohl( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas story by Katherine Anne Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When martial arts teacher Ken Chan is murdered right before her eyes, ex-Manhattanite and Jewish deli owner Gwen Katz gets some help from an eccentric new-age entrepreneur to discover if a local hate-group is responsible for the crime
Ben Shahn by James Thrall Soby( Book )

13 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of Yiddish stories by Irving Howe( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, proverbs, and folk-tales, traditional and modern
Haggadah for Passover by Liturgy Jews( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Hebrew and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Kasrilevke by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiastes; or, the preacher by Ben Shahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shape of content
Alternative Names
Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn americký fotograf a umělec

Ben Shahn Amerikaans kunstschilder

Ben Shahn amerikansk fotograf

Ben Shahn pittore e fotografo statunitense

Ben Shahn US-amerikanischer Maler und Grafiker

Šan, Binyamin 1898-1969

Shahn, Ben

Shahn, Ben 1898-1969

Shahn, Benjamin.

Shahn, Benjamin 1898-1969

Shan, Benjamin.

Shan, Benjamin 1898-1969

Шан, Бен американский художник и фотограф

בן שאן אמן אמריקאי

שאן, בנימין 1898-1969

שן, בנימין 1898-1969

بن شان عکاس آمریکایی

벤 샨

シャーン, ベン

ベン・シャーン

Languages
English (380)

Japanese (21)

Italian (6)

German (4)

Hebrew (3)

Covers
Ounce, dice, triceCommon man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben ShahnBen Shahn : an artist's lifeA boy of Old PragueA treasury of Yiddish storiesPrints and posters of Ben Shahn : 102 graphics, including 32 in full colorBen Shahn and the passion of Sacco and Vanzetti