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Ackley, Clifford S.

Overview
Works: 122 works in 324 publications in 2 languages and 6,027 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Interviews  Biographies  History  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Curator, Author of introduction, Composer, Collector, Interviewee, Publishing director, Adapter, Redactor, wst
Classifications: N6537.M87, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Clifford S Ackley
 
Most widely held works by Clifford S Ackley
Elizabeth Murray : paintings and drawings by Elizabeth Murray( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printmaking in the age of Rembrandt : [exhibition catalogue] by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

19 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rembrandt's Journey : Painter, Draftsman, Etcher by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

26 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated with some 200 works in all these media, this book traces the remarkable evolution of Rembrandt's art over four decades, from the robust physical energy of his early productions to the breadth, simplicity, and meditative beauty of this later works. It establishes new and important connections among these works and among the three media that the artist explored throughout his career. It encompasses the wide range of his vision, from the tragic and spiritual to the earthy and comic. And it gives full due to Rembrandt's narrative sensibilities, showing how he endowed his figures (particularly in biblical scenes) with unprecedented psychological nuance and vividness. Published to accompany the first comprehensive American survey of this work in decades, Rembrandt's Journey offers a fresh, authoritative view of this endlessly familiar, yet still unknown, artist."--Jacket
Goya : order & disorder by Francisco Goya( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, and an astute observer of the human condition in all its complexity. The many-layered and shifting meanings of his work have made him one of the most studied artists in the world. Few, however, have made the ambitious attempt to explore his work as a painter, printmaker and draftsman across media and the timeline of his life. This book does just that, presenting a comprehensive and integrated view of Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings through the themes and imagery that continually challenged or preoccupied the artist. They reveal how he strove relentlessly to understand and describe human behavior and emotional states, even at their most orderly or disorderly extremes, in elegant and incisive portraits, dramatic and monumental history paintings, and series of prints and drawings of a satirical, disturbing and surreal nature. Derived from the research for the largest Goya art exhibition in North America in a quarter-century, this book takes a fresh look at one of the greatest artists in history by examining the fertile territory between the two poles that defined the range of his boundlessly creative personality."--Jacket
The prints of Michael Mazur with a catalogue raisonné 1956-1999 by T. Victoria Hansen( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Mazur is unique among contemporary artists, equally gifted as a painter and graphic artist. Steeped in the history of printmaking, he has balanced in his work graphic experimentation and innovation, technical virtuosity, and a wealth of unforgettable images. Mazur is a humanist, all his imagery rooted in the natural world. He has also played a leading role in the contemporary revival of the monotype, a major means of expression that occupies a central place in his own work." "This volume brings together essays by four leading authorities, covering various aspects of Mazur's life and career."--Jacket
Jim Dine : printmaker : leaving my tracks by Jim Dine( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythms of modern life : British prints, 1914-1939 by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rhythms of Modern Life examines the impact of avant-garde Continental influences on British printmaking in the years stretching from the First World War to the outbreak of the second. Highlighting works by thirteen artists, it focuses in particular on the dynamic energy of C.R.W. Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, and David Bomberg (early followers of Italian Futurism and British Vorticism) and on the works of Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power, and Lill Tschudi. The book features more than one hundred lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and linocuts, ranging from radical geometric abstractions to forceful impressions of the first fully mechanized war to colorful Jazz Age images of sporting events, speed trials, and other contemporary diversions. Clifford S. Ackley's introduction takes stock of the art historical moment and is followed by lively thematic discussions of the prints, an overview of the history and technique of the modern linocut, and short biographies of the artists. Though largely unknown, especially in America, the images produced by these innovative printmakers powerfully embody the era's preoccupations with speed, machines, urbanism, and other exciting new facets of modern life."--Jacket
The modern art of the print : selections from the collection of Lois and Michael Torf by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nolde : the painter's prints by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Emil Nolde's ætsninger, træsnit og litografier
Holland on paper in the age of Art Nouveau by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of over one hundred posters, decorative calendars, and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. These innovative works of graphic design reveal the progressive Dutch artists' conscious reaction against the past, their inspiration in natural forms and exotic cultures, and their embrace of the principle that art should transform everyday life. It also shows how the New Art, Nieuwe Kunst in Dutch, coexisted and sometimes intertwined in the Netherlands with other artistic strands, including persistent realist trends, Symbolism, and the emergence of modernism. With text by Clifford S. Ackley, one of the leading specialists on Dutch prints and drawings, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau provides a fascinating and visually rewarding introduction to a rich and creative artistic era"--Provided by publisher
Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection by Horace W Brock( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection of the prominent American economist Dr. Horace Woody" Brock spans from the decorative arts (most notably French and English objects from the eighteenth century) to Old Master drawings and paintings. Brock's interests encompass the philosophy of science, moral philosophy and aesthetics - concerns that directly inform his personal collecting strategy. Virtually every object in this volume has been selected according to Brock's highly original theory of beauty in design, which is brilliantly elucidated here. Splendor and Elegance celebrates Brock's particular vision of European art, showcasing some 150 objects in a variety of media. Highlights include a spectacular Flemish turtleshell cabinet-on-stand; one of the earliest long-case clocks by Andre-Charles Boulle; major examples of Chelsea, Meissen and Sevres porcelain; a powerful anatomical study by Peter Paul Rubens; and a fine group of eighteenth-century Venetian drawings, including Tiepolo's dramatic "Resurrection of Christ." An essay by antiques specialist Martin P. Levy identifies themes running through the decorative-arts collection, while MFA Boston curator Clifford S. Ackley highlights the collection's most remarkable drawings and paintings.""--Jacket
Nancy outside in July by Jim Dine( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British prints from the machine age : rhythms of modern life 1914-1939 by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalogue examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of the First World War to the beginning of the Second World War
Terry Winters : prints & sequences( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographic viewpoints : selections from the collection by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This picture book presents a selection from the museum's expanding collection that ranges from the works of celebrated photographers to those of anonymous and amateur photographers. The selection is intended to reflect the collection in its balance between familiar and unfamiliar images by photographers of established reputation. The pictures are presented in pairs in a carefully considered sequence in order to provoke thought about what photographers working with certain motifs or themes share or do not share in viewpoint."--Page3
From Michelangelo to Rembrandt : master drawings from the Teyler Museum by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printed portraits by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PhotoImage : printmaking 60s to 90s : Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 7-September 27, 1998 ; Des Moines Art Center, March 5-May 9, 1999 by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PhotoImage explores the use of photographic and photoreproductive imagery in creative printmaking, from Robert Rauschenberg's first lithographs of 1962 to the present. An international cast of some 70 artists - notably Rauschenberg, Richard Hamilton, Gerhardt Richter and Andy Warhol - is represented by prints and books in a great diversity of styles, viewpoints, and media. Clifford Ackley's introductory essay presents a detailed history of each work. Illustrated with 32 color plates and 36 duotones
Nolde, watercolors in America by Clifford S Ackley( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British prints from the machine age : rhythms of modern life 1914-1939( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalogue examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of the First World War to the beginning of the Second World War
 
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Rembrandt's Journey : Painter, Draftsman, Etcher
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Goya : order & disorderThe prints of Michael Mazur with a catalogue raisonné 1956-1999Jim Dine : printmaker : leaving my tracksRhythms of modern life : British prints, 1914-1939Holland on paper in the age of Art NouveauSplendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock CollectionBritish prints from the machine age : rhythms of modern life 1914-1939Terry Winters : prints & sequencesBritish prints from the machine age : rhythms of modern life 1914-1939
Alternative Names
Ackley, Cliff

Ackley, Clifford

Languages
English (171)

German (3)