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Rousseau, Henri 1844-1910

Works: 917 works in 1,901 publications in 6 languages and 25,699 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Literature  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Editor, Creator, Composer, Dedicatee, Annotator, Engraver, Lithographer, Inventor
Classifications: ND553.R67, 759.4
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Henri Rousseau : essays by Roger Shattuck( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child's biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time
Henri Rousseau by Götz Adriani( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Rousseau, called 'Le Douanier' because of his early career with the French customs service, is one of the most important, fascinating and least studied of late nineteenth-century artists. His determined and unapologetic primitivism distanced his work from most of his contemporaries, but he was widely admired by Picasso, Apollinaire and Kandinsky, and is now seen as one of the pioneers of the modern movement. This book offers a detailed portrait of Rousseau's life and career as well as sensitive interpretations of his unusual, individualistic art."--Jacket
Henri Rousseau by Daniel Catton Rich( Book )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1946 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, nearly thirty million legal abortions have been performed in the United States. Every year hundreds of thousands of women choose to have abortions. Yet a veil of secrecy is drawn across abortion sites, disturbed only by protest demonstrations and violence outside clinics. For years the antichoice movement has loudly condemned the abortion procedure. Opponents use such words as "baby-killing," "murder," and "blood-dripping abortionists" to describe what goes on in an abortion clinic - highly charged words that are intended to frighten women who are facing one of the most important decisions of their lives. What does - and does not - go on inside an abortion clinic? Why do women seek this procedure? Why would a physician specialize in this service? Why I Am An Abortion Doctor provides a unique, firsthand look at the life and work of a leading abortion provider. With compassion and courage Dr. Suzanne T. Poppema shares the intimate details of her private and professional struggle - including a view from the abortion clinic operating room as well as a recollection of her own fifth-month abortion - to promote better understanding of the reality of abortion and the violent forces that threaten a woman's right to choose. Dr. Poppema's journey has led her from a Catholic upbringing in rural New Hampshire to professional training at Harvard Medical School, where she made a critical career decision to forgo the fame and fortune awaiting those who enter lucrative medical specialties in favor of becoming a family physician. She has traveled to some of the poorest places on earth, where she observed the expendability of human life and the subjugation of women. Dr. Poppema's work has brought her a world-wide reputation as an authority on abortion. She served as a member of an international panel in Paris to discuss the French abortion pill, RU 486. Her own clinic was chosen as one of the few U.S. test sites for this controversial drug. Why I Am An Abortion Doctor is a compelling, informative book for readers on both sides of the controversy. It is a groud-breaking work that puts a human face on abortion and tells precisely what the procedure involves, who it helps, and why women seek to terminate their pregnancies
Henri Rousseau by Ernest Lloyd Raboff( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of Henri Rousseau accompanies fifteen color reproductions and critical interpretations of his works
Henri Rousseau by Mike Venezia( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and work of the nineteenth-century French artist Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau : le Douanier by Carolyn Keay( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Rousseau, 1844-1910 by Cornelia Stabenow( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a clerk in the Paris customs service who dreamed of becoming a famous artist. At the age 49, he decided to give it a try. At first, Rousseau's bright, bold paintings of jungles and exotic flora and fauna were dismissed as childish and simplistic, but his unique and tenacious style soon won acclaim. After 1886, he exhibited regularly at Paris's prestigious Salon des Independants, and in 1908 he received a legendary banquet of honor, hosted by Picasso. Although best known for his tropical scenes, Rousseau, in fact, never left France, relying on books and magazines for inspiration, as well as trips to natural history museums and anecdotes from returning military acquaintances. Today, Rousseau's myth is well established in art history, garnering comparison with such other post-Impressionist masters as Cezanne, Matisse, and Gauguin. In this dependable TASCHEN introduction, we explore the makings of this late-blooming artist and his legacy as an unlikely hero of modernism."--
Rousseau : still voyages by Didier Grosjean( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is fascinated by the life and paintings of the French painter Rousseau. He discovers many things about the artist and how he painted the exotic but primitive pictures
Henri Rousseau by Dora Vallier( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in French and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and works of the great Primitive painter
Rousseau/Dufy by Henri Rousseau( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douanier Rousseau by Modest Morariu( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Rousseau : dreams of the jungle by Werner Schmalenbach( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rousseau's series of jungle paintings was and still continues to be the subject of controversy. This book answers many of the questions surrounding Rousseau's importance as an artist and examines his paintings in a wider art-historical context. As a self-taught artist who started painting at the age of 40 and worked in an unorthodox, naive style, Rousseau had to struggle to overcome the derision of his contemporaries. That Rousseau succeeded in silencing his critics, winning wide admiration, including that of Picasso, the Surrealists and Wasily Kandinsky, owes much to the jungle paintings."--Amazon
Dreaming with Rousseau by Julie Merberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of well-known works by the artist Henri Rousseau, rhyming text reveals a dream of the jungle and its inhabitants
Henri Rousseau by Jean Bouret( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post-impressionists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each DVD is a 50 minute program on an individual artist. Learn more about the artist's life, artistic style and techniques, explore the historical context of his life and work, and begin to understand his creative process. The program includes on-location footage and commentary by world renowned art experts
Rousseau : the dream by Ann Temkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A singular figure in the avant garde of the early twentieth century, Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a self-taught painter who turned to art after retiring as a customs inspector at the age of 49. Although he never left Paris, Rousseau painted a number of jungle scenes, drawing on images of the exotic as presented to the urban dweller through popular literature, colonial expositions and the Paris zoo. "The Dream" (1910) is the artist's last major work. Exhibited at the 1910 Salon des Independants a few months before Rousseau's death in September of that year, it exemplifies that surreal juxtaposition of the exotic and the domestic, realized with an uncanny exactitude, for which Rousseau is so beloved today. The poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire praised the work, countering his detractors: "The picture radiates beauty, that is indisputable. I believe nobody will laugh this year." In this volume, Ann Temkin, the Museum's Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, guides readers in deciphering this mysterious painting, illuminating its significance and placing it within the development of modern art and in Rousseau's own life"--Publisher description
La vengeance d'une orpheline russe by Henri Rousseau( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a primitive : the art of Henri Rousseau by Ronald Alley( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) is a strange figure in French 20th century art. He pursued his own simple untutored course throughout all the years when his contemporaries were experimenting with new styles and movements. Rousseau's simplicity and naivety were notorious and, always gullible, he often found himself the victim of practical jokers. But his own confidence in himself as an artist never wavered, even if others found it difficult to take him seriously. In some ways his paintings are very sophisticated, the design and colours worked out in rare and intricate detail. Their appeal lies at once in their directness and their depth."--Publisher's description
Henri Rousseau by Henri Rousseau( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicknamed Le Douanier ('the customs officer'), Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was in his early forties when he finally embraced his metier in painting, arriving with his independently achieved realism fully formed. Like Erik Satie, whom he resembles in what Roger Shattuck memorably called 'tranquil self-confidence, ' Rousseau straddles the Parisian avant gardes at the turn of the century, admired by Redon, Gauguin, Jarry and Degas at the outset of his career, and championed by Picasso, Apollinaire and Delaunay towards its close ... With 80 color illustrations, this book commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the artist's death, placing at its core Rousseau's fascination with the frictions between a domesticated West and an untamed imaginary natural world. Previously unpublished records of early encounters with his works dimensionalize Rousseau within the lively milieu of his time, and show him to have been, from the start, a much beloved artist."--Publisher's description
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Anri Ruso

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Анрі Руссо французький художник

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אנרי רוסו צייר צרפתי פוסט-אימפרסיוניסט (1844-1910)

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