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Adams, Henry 1949-

Works: 127 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 12,797 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Art  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, wst, wat, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: ND237.B47, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Henry Adams
Most widely held works by Henry Adams
Eakins revealed : the secret life of an American artist by Henry Adams( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins is widely considered one of the great American painters, an artist whose uncompromising realism helped move American art from the Victorian era into the modern age. He is also acclaimed as a paragon of integrity, one who stood up for his artistic beliefs even when they brought him personal and professional difficulty - as when he was fired from the Pennsylvania Academy of Art for removing a model's loincloth in a drawing class." "Yet beneath the surface of Eakins's pictures is a sense of brooding unease and latent violence - a discomfort voiced by one of his sitters who said his portrait "decapitated" her. In Eakins Revealed, art historian Henry Adams examines the dark side of Eakins's life and work, in a new biography that will change our understanding of this American icon. Based on close study of Eakins's work and new research in the Bregler papers, a major collection never fully mined by scholars, this volume shows Eakins was not merely uncompromising, but harsh and brutal both in his personal life and in his painting. Adams uncovers the bitter personal feuds and family tragedies surrounding Eakins - his mother died insane and his niece committed suicide amid allegations that Eakins had seduced her - and documents the artist's tendency toward psychological abuse and sexual harassment of those around him. This book not only unveils new facts about Eakins's life; more important, it makes sense, for the first time, of the enigmas of his work."--Jacket
Thomas Hart Benton : an American original by Henry Adams( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reproductions of Benton's works which expressed his deepest feelings about American life and history. Includes discussion of his life and works
Lorado Taft : the Chicago years by Allen S Weller( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculptor Lorado Taft helped build Chicago's worldwide reputation as the epicenter of the City Beautiful Movement. In this new biography, art historian Allen Stuart Weller picks up where his earlier book Lorado in Paris left off, drawing on the sculptor's papers to generate a fascinating account of the most productive and influential years of Taft's long career. Returning to Chicago from France, Taft established a bustling studio and began a twenty-one-year career as an instructor at the Art Institute, succeeded by three decades as head of the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago. This triumphant era included: ephemeral sculpture for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; a prolific turn-of-the-century period marked by the gold-medal-winning The Solitude of the Soul; the 1913 Fountain of the Great Lakes; the 1929 Alma Mater at the University of Illinois; and large-scale projects such as his ambitious program for Chicago's Midway with the monumental Fountain of Time. In addition, the book charts Taft's mentoring of women artists, including the so-called White Rabbits at the World's Fair, many of whom went on to achieve artistic success. Lavishly illustrated with color images of Taft's most celebrated works, Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years completes the first major study of a great American artist
John La Farge : essays by Henry Adams( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and Jack : the intertwined lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock by Henry Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the influences, especially that of Thomas Hart Benton, which culminated in the great abstract, drip paintings by Jackson Pollock
Thomas Hart Benton : drawing from life by Henry Adams( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steuart Curry : inventing the Middle West by Patricia A Junker( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West is the first comprehensive study in more than fifty years of this member of the great triumvirate of American Regionalists: Thomas Hart Benton, Curry, and Grant Wood. It revives the reputation of one of the most important and controversial artists of the first half of the twentieth century, whose paintings of farm life in his native Kansas (including baptisms and tornados), of the circus, of American history, and of the American scene in general were dramatically eclipsed by the ascendancy of abstract art and the New York School at midcentury
Andrew Wyeth : master drawings from the artist's collection by Henry Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: This book presents drawings that Andrew Wyeth retained for his own collection-many preliminary to well-known paintings. Created over more than five decades, from 1951 to 2005, they range from portraits of family members and friends to vibrant depictions of objects, landscapes, and buildings in and around the artist's homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. These works reflect the insight, emotion, and technique that are uniquely his. They demonstrate Wyeth's extraordinary skill as a draftsman and the accuracy with which he sees light and dark, enabling him to model forms while suggesting the very substance and texture of what he sees
Made in America : ten centuries of American art by Henry Adams( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five great American museums have pooled their outstanding works to create an unequaled survey of art in the United States from prehistory to the present day, a glorious treasury of American creativity. It follows many of the strands that have been woven into the pattern of American society, its cultural richness springing from the diversity of its citizenry. Here are masterpieces of painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, and the decorative arts from The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; The Saint Louis Art Museum; and The Toledo Museum of Art. Here is the finest of Native American pottery, basketry, and beadwork. Here is silver by Paul Revere II, a Baltimore album quilt, glass by Tiffany Studios, and furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright. Here are paintings by George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Romare Bearden, Andrew Wyeth, Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly, and Andy Warhol. Here are sculptures by Frederic Remington, Paul Manship, David Smith, and Alexander Calder. Here are photographs by Timothy O'Sullivan, Edward Steichen, Gertrude Kasebier, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis W. Hine, James Van Der Zee, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Frank, and Diane Arbus. Here, in 162 full-color plates, is the wonderful panorama of American art in a richly produced presentation certain to appeal to all lovers of art and Americana. Its eight sections are introduced by brief essays that provide a succinct view of the social and artistic context for the works of art. Made in America: Ten Centuries of American Art was written by twenty-seven authorities from the curatorial staffs of the participating museums, each of which is hosting the two-year touring exhibition of the same works
American drawings and watercolors in the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute by Carnegie Institute( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2013 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates art as play, experimentation and dissonance, welcoming difference as an alternative to the standardization of cultural production. A major exhibition of new international art, the survey also encompasses an experimental playground project, a display and examination of the museum's permanent collection of postwar art, and a pioneering engagement with the city of Pittsburgh, putting the 2013 Carnegie International at the forefront of contemporary art and thinking
Albert Bloch : the American Blue Rider by Albert Bloch( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed to the first Blue Rider exhibition, with illustrations of all his key works in color. An extensive anthology includes his correspondence with Kandinsky, Marc and other well-known contemporaries, as well as the texts of the lectures he gave after he returned to America in 1923 to teach. These include the 'Denver Lecture' in which he provides a unique perspective from within the times and talents of the Blue Rider artists. To preserve the literary style and
Viktor Schreckengost and 20th-century design by Henry Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Britain Museum of American Art : highlights of the collection by New Britain Museum of American Art( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American drawings and watercolors from the Kansas City Region by Henry Adams( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hart Benton : discoveries and interpretations by Henry Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hart Benton, arguably the single most controversial figure in the history of American art, played a major role in shaping three separate movements in American art: the early American modernism of the 1910s and '20s; the Reigonalism of the 1930s (a movement he led in partnership with Grant Wood); and finally (through his influence on his pupil Jackson Pollock) the Abstract Expressionism of the 1940s. Benton was also a notable writer, whose autobiography, An Artist in America, became a best seller. He was a gifted musician who collected folk tunes, devised a new form of musical notation for the harmonica (which is still widely used by music publishers), and performed with his son on a record produced by Decca records, Saturday Night at Tom Benton's. No other American artist has generated so many myths - or so many misunderstandings. This new book of essays by Henry Adams - who organized a major retrospective of Benton's work in 1989 on the centennial of the artist's birth, worked on a documentary about Benton with Ken Burns, and compiled a catalogue raisonné of his paintings - is selected from twenty-five years of writing on Benton and the controversies about his work. Varied in their approaches, these essays form an intimate biography of Benton in a series of close-up snapshots that hone in on key questions about his work. -- from dust jacket
From Vienna to Pittsburgh : the art of Henry Koerner by Gail Stavitsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris Hunt, a memorial exhibition by Martha J Hoppin( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's American about American art? : a gallery tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art by Henry Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What's American about American art? Author Henry Adams examines 60 important works from the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, and comes up with some surprising answers. This prominent art historian finds unexpected diversity in a discussion that ranges from Native American artifacts to the work of Jackson Pollock. Profusely illustrated with more than 80 pages of color plates, many iconic images from this collection of American art are explored, from the works of John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer, to the art of George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among many others."--Publisher's description
Intimatexpressions : two centuries of American drawings by Georgia Museum of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Centuries of American Drawings contains essays on landscapes, portraits, and still lifes by Thomas Hart Benton, Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, and Charles Burchfield, among others. The essays highlight emotionally charged pieces by Jasper F. Cropsey as well as other modernist landscapes and introspective images
Handbook of American paintings by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eakins revealed : the secret life of an American artist
Tom and Jack : the intertwined lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson PollockThomas Hart Benton : drawing from lifeJohn Steuart Curry : inventing the Middle WestAndrew Wyeth : master drawings from the artist's collectionViktor Schreckengost and 20th-century designNew Britain Museum of American Art : highlights of the collectionWhat's American about American art? : a gallery tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art
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Henry Adams

Henry Adams birth/death: 1949- affiliation: Case Western Reserve University VIAF[72582865] LCAuth[n79149993]

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