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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Works: 1,387 works in 2,359 publications in 1 language and 81,549 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works  Art  Biography  Periodicals  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Collaborator
Classifications: TR647, 759.13
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Cézanne : the late work : essays by Paul Cézanne ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masks : faces of culture by John W Nunley ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Transporting readers across centuries and continents, this volume presents masks from all over the world. 200 colorplates provide such stunning and diverse examples as an intricately carved coronation mask from Cameroon; an exquisite gold Egyptian mummy mask; colorful Mexican Day of the Dead masks; and breathtaking Noh theater masks from Japan." "Accompanying the photographs are essays tracing the functions of masks throughout history, written by scholars in the fields of art history, anthropology, decorative arts and design, and theater. John Nunley examines cross-cultural themes in his discussion of the origins of masks and their use in rituals. He also analyzes the phenomenon of men who "cross-dress" in masquerade, because women are not allowed to wear masks in many societies." "John Emigh and Lesley K. Ferris explore the role of masks in theater, whose roots lie in ritual performance. Cara McCarty looks at the ways in which masks are featured in the medium of film as well. But these artistic examples are not the only masks found in industrial societies. McCarty also discusses the proliferation of masks for physical protection, in areas such as military combat, sports competitions, and space exploration."--Jacket
The Art of photography, 1839-1989 by Houston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quilts of Gee's Bend by John Beardsley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world
Walker Evans by Walker Evans ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shares selected images from the American photographer's life's work, and analyzes a career that spanned more than four decades
Ancient art of the American Woodland Indians by David S Brose ( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lee Krasner : a retrospective by Barbara Rose ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later. Basquiat quickly became a notable figure on the international art scene, mixing with dealers and artists. Among these was Andy Warhol, with whom he established a close working relationship." "Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is both shrewdly observed and biting. Characterized by their intensely personal nature and the raw, almost aggressive handling of paint, these works have an enduring power to move and to confound." "Viewing the heady world of the 1980s art scene from the beginning of a new century, we are able to look at Basquiat's achievements with increasing objectivity. Rather than explore his persona, this book aims to demonstrate the lasting quality of Basquiat's work itself, as well as its uniqueness within modern art. It strives not only to reevaluate his principal works, but also to explain Basquiat's continuing interest as a major painter."--P. [4] of cover
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes by Art Institute of Chicago ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lavishly illustrated catalog of a traveling exhibition marking the Columbus quincentennial explores the common threads in fourteen pre-Columbian cultures, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec of Mexico and Guatemala through the Chavin culture (900-200 B.C.) of the Andes to the Moche, Chimu and the Inca empire, accompanied by essays from 26 scholars examining sacred geographies, myths and ancient beliefs as they are transmitted through visual arts and architecture
Hispanic art in the United States : thirty contemporary painters & sculptors by John Beardsley ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of John Biggers : view from the upper room by Alvia J Wardlaw ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalog of a traveling exhibition first held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 2-Aug. 28, 1995
American prospects : photographs by Joel Sternfeld ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasures of the Holy Land : ancient art from the Israel Museum by Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem) ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art and history of the Holy Land are presented here by distinguished members of the curatorial staff of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. A series of essays examines this land's rich complexity from prehistory through the Islamic conquest of A.D. 640, and almost two hundred works of art are discussed in texts that explore their cultural, historical, religious, and aesthetic significance. Maps, site photographs, and comparative illustrations add to the reader's appreciation of a land whose great intellectual force continues to mold today's world
Alice Neel : painted truths by Alice Neel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a survey of the works of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984). Neel became known for her oil on canvas portraits of friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. She was unique for her time because she was a portrait painter at a time when this was traditionally the role of a male artist. Although the book focuses on her portraits, it also covers the artist's early social realist paintings and cityscapes, tracing the evolution of Neel's style and examining themes that she revisited throughout her career
The golden age of Chinese archaeology : celebrated discoveries from the People's Republic of China by Brian Hogarth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the last fifty years, archaeological discoveries have altered traditional beliefs on the formation and development of the civilization of ancient China. This book and the exhibition that it accompanies cover the period from 5000 BCE to the 10th-century C.E. presenting more than 170 masterpieces in jade, stone, ivory bone, pottery, bronze, lacquer, bamboo, gold, and silver. Together these astonishing objects demonstrate that highly advanced artistic cultures originated in and flowered throughout a vast area. Earlier generations of scholars believed that a much smaller area, the Yellow River Valley, was the principal source and locus of Chinese civilization."--BOOK JACKET
The history of Japanese photography ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past 150 years, Japanese photographers have created an impressive body of work that ranges from dignified imperial portraits to sweeping urban panoramas, from early ethereal landscapes to modern urban mysteries. Despite the richness, significance, and variety of this work, however, it has largely been neglected in Western histories of photography. This gorgeous and groundbreaking book - the first comprehensive account of Japanese photography from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day - reveals to English-speaking audiences the importance and beauty of this art form."--BOOK JACKET
The painters' America: rural and urban life, 1810-1910 by Patricia Hills ( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Henry Bruce, American modernist : a catalogue raisonne by William C Agee ( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Frida Kahlo : the blue house by Frida Kahlo ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents paintings and drawings by Mexico's foremost woman artist, together with photographs of Kahlo, her husband, noted painter Diego Rivera, and their home, the "Blue House"; a selection of paintings by her friends and contemporaries; criticism of Kahlo's work; and a chronology of her life
The modern West : American landscapes, 1890-1950 by Emily Ballew Neff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Drawing extensively from various disciplines including ethnology, geography, geology, and environmental studies, this groundbreaking book addresses shifting concepts of time, history, and landscape in relation to the work of pioneering American artists during the first half of the 20th century. Paintings, watercolors, and photographs by renowned artists such as Frederic Remington, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Thomas Hart Benton, Dorothea Lange, and Jackson Pollock are considered alongside American Indian ledger drawings, tempuras, and Dineh sandpaintings. Taken together, these works document the quest to create a specifically American art in the decades prior to World War II. The Modern West begins with a captivating meditation on the relationship between human culture and the physical landscape by Barry Lopez, who traveled the West in the artists' footsteps. Emily Ballew Neff then describes the evolving importance of the West for American artists working out a radically new aesthetic response to space and place, from artist-explorers on the turn-of-the-century frontier, to visionaries of a Californian Arcadia, to desert luminaries who found in its stark topography a natural equivalent to abstraction. Beautifully illustrated and handsomely designed, this book is essential to anyone interested in the West and the history of modernism in American art
 
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Alternative Names
Houston Art Museum
Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Houston (Tex.)
Houston, Tex. Museum of Fine Arts
Houston (Texas). Museum of Fine Arts
MFAH
MFAH Abkuerzung
Museum of Fine Arts Houston nswd
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Tex.
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas)
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas, Estats Units d'Amèrica)
Museum of Fine Arts of Houston
Languages
English (200)
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