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Novak, Barbara

Overview
Works: 40 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 12,550 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  Feminist fiction  Educational films  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Editor, Author of introduction, win, Interviewee, Collector
Classifications: ND210, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Novak
American painting of the nineteenth century : realism, idealism, and the American experience by Barbara Novak( Book )

72 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this distinguished work, which Hilton Kramer in The New York Times Book Review called "surely the best book ever written on the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what is essentially American about American art. She highlights not only those aspects that appear indigenously in our art works, but also those features that consistently reappear over time. Novak examines the paintings of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She draws provocative and original conclusions about the role in American art of spiritualism and mathematics, conceptualism and the object, and Transcendentalism and the fact. She analyzes not only the paintings but nineteenth-century aesthetics as well, achieving a unique synthesis of art and literature."--Amazon
Nature and culture : American landscape and painting, 1825-1875 by Barbara Novak( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studies the work of the Hudson River School artists, the Luminists and other mid-nineteenth century painters of the American landscape, setting the work of these artists into the broadest cultural context."--Amazon
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum by Lisa Mintz Messinger( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), a pioneer of modernism, was unlike most of her contemporaries in that all her training and much of her subject matter were purely American. Still vigorously productive in her nineties, O'Keeffe always responded to the new in her own unique fashion. In this volume, eighty-six works from every period of her life, many never before published, are reproduced in large scale and in full color. Several are shown in lavish gatefolds." "More than a dozen photographs of the artist, including a number taken by Alfred Stieglitz, document the various stages of her life. A bibliography and full index add to the scholarly value of this handsome volume."--Jacket
Voyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literature by Barbara Novak( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through reading paintings and texts from the same period against each other, the author shows how the meaning of self has influenced and changed through American identity and culture from the late 18th to the 20th century
Next to nature : landscape paintings from the National Academy of Design by National Academy of Design (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The outstanding selection of 82 landscapes reflects American attitudes to nature."--Amazon
Martin Johnson Heade : a survey, 1840-1900 by Barbara Novak( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Margaret-ghost : a novel by Barbara Novak( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel by Barbara Novak blends scrupulous scholarship and compelling fiction writing as it follows the lives of two women, one the subject of the other's research. Tenure-track professor Angelica Bookbinder is researching a book on the woman Henry James called "the Margaret-ghost," the brilliant New England feminist Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), a friend and contemporary to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Horace Greeley. From her desk in Houghton Library in 20th century Boston, Angelica follows Margaret as she travels to 19th century Europe, meeting George Sand and seeking advice from the revolutionary heroes, Mickiewicz and Mazzini. In Italy, Margaret meets the near-illiterate Marquese who becomes her fatal companion." "In the attempt to capture Fuller's "mystery," Angelica examines Margaret's bisexual love liaisons, discovering that Margaret's emotional life was dominated by a frustrated quest for love as she tried to balance her intellectual strengths with her emotional needs. As she pursues her subject, Angelica, aware that she is straying from the academic straight and narrow, finds her own romantic dilemmas beginning to echo Fuller's. Moving between nineteenth- and twentieth-century Boston, Angelica follows her research with an almost carnal obsession, simultaneously resisting the advances of a female colleague and welcoming a lover who is a fellow scholar studying Herman Melville. Although he appreciates Angelica's intellect - when it does not challenge his own - he seems to prefer the body of someone Angelica contemptuously calls "the Baywatch girl." Nineteenth-century high culture and contemporary pop references are juxtaposed with often hilarious results as Novak probes the nature of male-female relationships, questioning if certain patterns transcend time."--Jacket
Alice's neck by Barbara Novak( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home and abroad : the transcendental landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892) by Nancy Stula( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) by A. B Durand( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cole : the artist as architect by Annette Blaugrund( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of his career as the leader of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting, Thomas Cole listed himself in the New York City Directory as an architect. Why would this renowned painter, who had never before designed a building, advertise himself as such? The importance of Cole's paintings and the significance of his essays, poems, and philosophy are well established, yet an analysis of his architectural endeavors and their impact on his painting has not been undertaken--until now. In celebration of the recreation of the artist's self-designed Italianate studio at Cedar Grove in Catskill, New York, now the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, this book focuses on Cole's architectural interests through architectural elements found in his paintings and drawings as well as in his realized and visionary projects, expanding our understanding of the breadth of his talents and interests. An essay by noted art historian Annette Blaugrund and a contribution by Franklin Kelly, illustrated with Cole's famous works, sketches, and architectural renderings, reveal an unexplored, yet fascinating, aspect of the career of this beloved artist--and thus, a crucial moment in the development of the Hudson River School and American art."--Publisher's description
Lee Krasner : recent work : March 20-18 April, 1981 by Lee Krasner( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accountability revolution : achieving breakthrough results in half the time! by Mark Samuel( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate friends : Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant by Ella M Foshay( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyssen-Bornemisza collection of nineteenth-century American landscapes by David B Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopper's silence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on American painter Edward Hopper with rare television footage of the artist, who seldom gave interviews. Director Brian O'Doherty compares Hopper's paintings to the locations that inspired them to suggest the connection between style and subject. The combination of observation and interview footage provide surprising insight and information
William Scharf : blue is by William Scharf( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-war American art : the Novak/O'Doherty collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down with love by Barbara Novak( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American light : the luminist movement, 1850-1875( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends photography of New England and its coastline with scenes of the same sites depicted in the landscape paintings of Fitz Hugh Lane, John Frederick Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, and others. With commentary by Rosamond Bernier, Barbara Novak, and John Wilmerding
 
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The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (188)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Nature and culture : American landscape and painting, 1825-1875The Georgia O'Keeffe MuseumVoyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literatureMartin Johnson Heade : a survey, 1840-1900The Margaret-ghost : a novelAt home and abroad : the transcendental landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892)The American landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1886)The accountability revolution : achieving breakthrough results in half the time!