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Jaffe, Irma B.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 9,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Art 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: ND237.T8, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irma B Jaffe
Joseph Stella by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and German and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Trumbull, patriot-artist of the American Revolution by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Italian presence in American art, 1760-1860 ( )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation
The Italian presence in American art, 1860-1920 ( )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like a magic potion, Italianita has seeped through the stream of American aesthetic consciousness ever since Benjamin West stepped onto Italian soil in 1760. The first period of this artistic phenomenon was investigated in The Italian Presence in American Art, 1760-1860 and the book at hand thus continues this intellectual exploration in its development during the following sixty years. Those decades between the Civil War and World War I brought to a climax the growing sense of American continental nationhood, and this strengthened perception of national identity was reflected in American art. A synthesis was achieved in which American values and images were fused with the great tradition flowing from its Italian source. Among the themes that arise from this examination of the role that Italy played in shaping American art is first and foremost the struggle to resolve the issue of what American art ought to express: our European heritage or our cultural independence. This question penetrates to the heart of the most widely debated topic in present-day American culture - multiculturalism. The reader may well find previously unconsidered relationships between our past and present, and may be led to reconsider problems posed by the conflicting needs of unity and diversity in our nation. Other themes that appear in these essays deal with the development of American wealth and its role in influencing the taste of the period, and with feminism. In these pages it will be noticed how very closely American art mirrors the American Experience. While all art reflects the cultural context in which it is created, the nature of American art, predominantly Romantic-Realism, makes the link between idea and image particularly visible. What becomes evident is that "the Italian presence" was almost never a simple matter of direct influence; rather it was an experience for American artists that afforded them, above all, insight and inspiration. Italy was America's muse
Baroque art: the Jesuit contribution by Per Bjurström ( Book )
15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Stella by John I. H Baur ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sculpture of Leonard Baskin by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trumbull : the Declaration of Independence by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zelotti's epic frescoes at Cataio the Obizzi saga by Irma B Jaffe ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The immense castle at Cataio, about thirty-five miles from Venice, was built between 1570-1573. Its six palatial rooms contain an extraordinary series of frescoes painted in 1572 by Battista Zelotti (ca. 1526-1578), a master whose work was often taken to be that of his near-contemporary, Veronese. For centuries, this artistic treasure, its creator, and the castle it graces, had all but fallen through the cracks of history; the castle itself was opened to visitors only a few years ago." "Now, art historian Irma B. Jaffe has peered through those cracks to help us discover the cycle of forty frescoes that record the heroic deeds of the Obizzi family from the middle ages to the beginning of the Renaissance." "In this first, full-color guide to the frescoes, Jaffe provides a fascinating study of their Mannerist compositions and iconography. Fresco by fresco, room by room, she also illuminates the meanings of the ceiling decorations that serve as brilliant visual metaphors of the events depicted in the frescoes on the walls below. This lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed book is an essential addition to the literature of Mannerist painting, and an invaluable resource for students, teachers and scholars."--Jacket
Shining eyes, cruel fortune : the lives and loves of Italian Renaissance women poets by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CD contains: Readings of selected poems from text
Joseph Stella's symbolism by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here are 35 of Stella's greatest works beautifully reproduced in color, showing the full diversity and expressive breadth of this great visionary painter
John Trumbull : a Founding Father of American Art by Daniel C Favata ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exhibition of the John Trumbull drawings from the Charles Allen Munn Collection, held by the Fordham University Libraries
Selections from the permanent collection of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation : text by Arkansas Arts Center Foundation ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American tapestries ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Stella, the tropics : [exhibition] October 1-29, 1988 by Joseph Stella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Trumbull : five paintings of the Revolution : [catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagining the New World : Columbian iconography ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Architettura e arte dei gesuiti by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Stella : the tropics : [exhibition] October 1-29, 1988, Richard York Gallery by Joseph Stella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Stella's Madonnas and related work : March 5-April 10, 1993 by Irma B Jaffe ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (109)
Italian (13)
German (1)
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