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Meryman, Richard 1926-2015

Overview
Works: 30 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 8,763 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Juvenile works  Case studies  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ND237.W93, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Meryman
Andrew Wyeth : a secret life by Richard Meryman( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its most fundamental level, this stunning and unique biography describes a distinguished painter's enterprise of transmitting emotion onto a flat surface. It explores all the factors that have combined to create Andrew Wyeth -- his childhood in a hothouse of creativity; his hypersensitivity; his formidable wife; his identification with people marginalized and misunderstood -- all which have made him an American icon. In the process, his realist works in watercolor and tempera, including the famous "Christina's World," have gained him a special and secure niche in the history of American art
Andrew Wyeth by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This oversize out-of-print book is a must for Wyeth fans and collectors of fine art publications. The reproductions are the finest I have seen in any Wyeth art books, and perhaps the finest I've come across in any art publication. To quote from the dust jacket, "the paintings to be reproduced (almost the entire body of his major work [in 1968]) were photographed directly from the originals .... Those paintings most difficult to reproduce, about half of them, were then reproduced directly from the photographic negative by screenless collotype - the most accurate of reproduction processes. Each picture was proofed, corrected, and proofed again until it satisfied the artist. So that the pressman might have the near equivalent of the original painting before him these prints were then used as guides for the regular run of the work, which was done only six pictures at a time on an intaglio press over a period of more than eight months. Next to the collotype process itself, which calls for painstaking impressions made from sheets of aluminum, intaglio printing is most suited to the reproduction of fine works of art by reason of its free-flowing ink and consequent depth of impression. The intaglio plates were proofed, corrected from the collotype impressions, and proofed again until they, too, were satisfactory. Only then was the full edition run. The binding of so large a book presented a unique problem requiring the setting up of special machinery and much careful handwork. No comparable effort on so large a scale in the field of fine printing has been made in this country." The results are staggering and are the closest I have ever seen in approaching the originals
Enter talking by Joan Rivers( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the comedian's childhood, apprentice years, and her professional career
Still talking by Joan Rivers( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular entertainer and talk-show host offers a candid account of her life in the aftermath of a series of professional and personal tragedies--the suicide of her husband and firing by Fox--and recovery
Andrew Wyeth by Richard Meryman( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of the popular American artist
Broken promises, mended dreams by Richard Meryman( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mank : the wit, world, and life of Herman Mankiewicz by Richard Meryman( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth : a spoken self-portrait by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) while on the job as a Life magazine editor in 1964. For Meryman, this unique friendship yielded more than four decades of recorded conversations with Wyeth, his family, friends and neighbors in Wyeth's homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. Meryman notes that, whether during formal interviews, shared meals, car rides or long walks, "Wyeth applied to himself the same sensitive understandings that fueled his art. A lifelong realist who swam against the art world tide of modernism, he showed himself to be fundamentally a painter of emotion--of people and objects that somehow embodied his memories and imagination, triggering feelings inexpressible in words, but recognized by viewers." In five skillfully crafted monologues composed by Meryman around key themes in Wyeth's work, we hear the voices of not only the artist but also his subjects, neighbors, relatives and critics. The book includes reproductions of the works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words
Louis Armstrong--a self-portrait : the interview by Richard Meryman by Louis Armstrong( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of an interview, a major portion of which was first published in Life magazine on 15 April 1966. Includes black and white photographs
Hope : a loss survived by Richard Meryman( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter talking by Joan Rivers( Recording )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades Joan Rivers was known as America's top female comedian ... her brash unsparing style and truly tenacious spirit inspired both her fellow comedians and her millions of fans. In her own voice, she recounts her personal story from the inside out - her anguish, her anger, her insight, her inspiration - from her gags to riches stuggle on the hard way to the top, to the breakthrough act which not only changed her world but also changed the world of stand-up comedy
Still talking by Joan Rivers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, Rivers speaks frankly on her husband's suicide, her daughter's grief, the real story behind her firing by Fox and much more. With her trademark combination of biting humor and fragility, tough-minded ambition and traditional values, Rivers tells a blockbuster story of tragedy and triumph
Carolyn Wyeth, artist : the exhibition, January 13, through May 20, 1979, Brandywine River Museum of the Brandywine Conservancy : an interview with Carolyn Wyeth by Carolyn Wyeth( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth : her room : an exhibition by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth : a spoken self-portrait. Selected and arranged by Richard Meryman from recorded conversations with the artist, 1964-2007 by Richard Meryman( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) while on the job as a Life magazine editor in 1964. For Meryman, this unique friendship yielded more than four decades of recorded conversations with Wyeth, his family, friends and neighbors in Wyeth's homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. Meryman notes that, whether during formal interviews, shared meals, car rides or long walks, "Wyeth applied to himself the same sensitive understandings that fueled his art. A lifelong realist who swam against the art world tide of modernism, he showed himself to be fundamentally a painter of emotion--of people and objects that somehow embodied his memories and imagination, triggering feelings inexpressible in words, but recognized by viewers." In five skillfully crafted monologues composed by Meryman around key themes in Wyeth's work, we hear the voices of not only the artist but also his subjects, neighbors, relatives and critics. The book includes reproductions of the works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words
The art of Andrew Wyeth by Wanda M Corn( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Monroe by Richard Meryman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great interviews of the 20th century by Richard Meryman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dublin Lake Club : a centennial history by Richard Meryman( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Andrew Wyeth : a secret life
Alternative Names
Merryman, Richard 1926-

Merryman, Richard 1926-2015

Meryman, Richard 1926-2015 Jr

Meryman, Richard, Jr., 1926-2015

Richard Meryman American journalist

Richard Meryman Amerikaans journalist (1926-2015)

Richard Meryman journaliste américain

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Languages
English (94)

Covers
Andrew Wyeth