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Novak, Barbara

Works: 564 works in 865 publications in 3 languages and 14,672 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  Feminist fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, win, Interviewee, Collector, Scientific advisor
Classifications: ND1351.5, 759.13
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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 )

75 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,743 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 )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,593 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
Voyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literature by Barbara Novak( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Novak is one of America's premier art historians, the author of the seminal books American Painting of the Nineteenth Century and Nature and Culture, the latter of which was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Now, with Voyages of the Self, this esteemed critic completes the trilogy begun with the two earlier works, offering once again an exhilarating exploration of American art and culture. In this book, Novak explores several inspired pairings of key writers and painters, drawing insightful parallels between such masters as John Singleton Copley and Jonathan Edwards, Winslow Homer and William James, Frederic Edwin Church and Walt Whitman, and Jackson Pollock and Charles Olson. Through these and other groupings, Novak tracks the varied meanings of the self in America, in which the most salient characteristics of each artist or writer is shown to draw from--and in turn influence--the larger map of American life. Two major threads weaving through the book are the American preoccupation with the "object" and our continuing return to pragmatism. Novak notes for instance how Copley's art mirrors the puritan denial of self found in Jonathan Edwards and how as colonial scientists they share an interest in sensation and observation. She sees Winslow Homer and William James as practitioners of a pragmatic self grounded in an immediate experience that looks for concrete results. Through such fruitful comparisons--whether between Copley and Edwards, or Lane and Emerson, or Ryder and Dickinson--Novak sheds unmatched light on our nation's artistic heritage. Wonderfully illustrated with dozens of black-and-white pictures and sixteen full-color plates, here is a stunning work that yields a wealth of insight into American art and culture--and concludes Novak's landmark trilogy
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum by Lisa Mintz Messinger( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 1,290 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."--Publisher's description
Nineteenth-century American paintings by Barbara Novak( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 509 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 226 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
Dreams and shadows : Thomas H. Hotchkiss in nineteenth-century Italy by Barbara Novak( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's neck by Barbara Novak( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 137 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
The American landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) by A. B Durand( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Krasner : recent work : March 20-18 April, 1981 by Lee Krasner( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural paradise : painting in America, 1800-1950 : [exhibition], the Museum of Modern Art, New York by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1976 in English and held by 64 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 59 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopper's silence by Whitney Museum of American Art( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on American painter Edward Hopper that brings together rare footage of the artist, comments by his friends, and his thoughts as expressed in letters to the filmmaker
William Scharf : blue is by William Scharf( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Voyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literature
Nature and culture : American landscape and painting, 1825-1875Voyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literatureThe Georgia O'Keeffe MuseumNineteenth-century American paintingsMartin 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)
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