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National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)

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Works: 797 works in 1,504 publications in 4 languages and 40,028 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies  Art  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: N6505, 759.13
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America as art by Joshua C Taylor( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Rauschenberg, long the enfant terrible of avant-garde art, is perhaps the most influential American artist now active in the field of contemporary American art. Although his witty and provocative works of art have frequently outraged his critics, these works are now represented in collections throughout the world. This handsome volume, prepared by the National Collection of Fine Arts in conjunction with the first comprehensive exhibition of Rauschenberg's oeuvre since 1963, provides a full account of his major work from 1949 to 1976. Rauschenberg's career has been marked by a persistent creative exuberance that has the happy effect of invalidating conventional notions about the definition and purpose of art, thus freeing the viewer to find beauty and meaning where he might least expect to find them. In addition to creating paintings, collages, "combines" that incorporate found objects with more conventional media, and posters, he has extended his restless, fertile talent to many other areas, including graphics, film, ballet, and highly original theatrical performances. The unique and varied ways in which Rauschenberg has expressed his creative impulses are examined in the 257 illustrations (19 of them in color) included in this book. In addition to illustrations of 190 of Rauschenberg's works of art, there is an appreciative essay by critic Lawrence Alloway that traces Rauschenberg's development from his early "White Paintings" through his recent prints and fabric constructions. Two sections, one a chronology prepared with Rauschenberg's help and the other a compilation of his activities in experimental dance and theater, are profusely illustrated with photographs of the artist and his circle. A comprehensive bibliography is also included
The paintings of Charles Bird King (1785-1862) by Andrew J Cosentino( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American art in the Barbizon mood by Peter Bermingham( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Sheeler by Charles Sheeler( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To see is to think : looking at American art by Joshua C Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To look at a work of art is to think. In encountering a work of art, the first question should not be about how the work can be described in someone else's language or be fitted into a preexisting order, but about how differently the mind works because of the encounter. The viewer should first question himself, not the expert. Sometimes specific historical information about the original content of the work is necessary in order to penetrate beyond the limits of our own perception, but schemes and external situations, fascinating as they are, can never substitute for the direct intercourse between the viewer and the work of art. It is with that relationships these essays are concerned. -- From preface
Images of an era : the American poster, 1945-75 : [exhibition] by National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archipenko; international visionary by Alexander Archipenko( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Touring Companions" are a new series of guidebooks and maps to areas within the UK meant to complement Ordance Survey maps and provide useful information on specific areas. Written by a series of experts, the guides are priced at less than the maps themselves
Mary Cassatt, pastels and color prints by Mary Cassatt( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emanuel Leutze, 1816-1868 : freedom is the only king by Barbara S Groseclose( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865) by David Gilmour Blythe( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to Mark Tobey; [catalog of the exhibition] by Mark Tobey( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Morris Louis by Morris Louis( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Bacon, personalities and places : [exhibition at the] National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., December 5, 1975-February 8, 1976 by Peggy Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilly Martin Spencer, 1822-1902 : the joys of sentiment by Robin Bolton-Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Robus, 1885-1964 by Roberta K Tarbell( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seymour Lipton, aspects of sculpture by Harry Rand( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Tibet by Pratapaditya Pal( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of Tibet has been determined to a large extent both by her geographical situation and by her environment. Sandwiched between China in the north and the east, and India in the south, and tied to both by inexorable bonds through Buddhism, she has absorbed traits from the ancient civilizations of both her neighbors. While the influence from India has been primarily religious and intellectual, China has left lasting impressions on Tibet's politics and administration. -- Introduction
São Paulo 9, United States of America : Edward Hopper ; Environment U.S.A., 1957-1967 = meio-natural U.S.A., 1957-1967 by William C Seitz( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityNational Gallery of Art (U.S.)

controlled identityNational Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)

controlled identityNational Museum of American Art (U.S.)

Národní sbírka výtvarného umĕní (U.S.)

National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution

National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution

National gallery of art Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian institution National collection of fine arts

Smithsonian Institution. National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.). National Collection of Fine Arts

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