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Stebbins, Theodore E.

Works: 174 works in 364 publications in 4 languages and 12,556 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Secretary, Curator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Redactor
Classifications: ND237.H39, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Theodore E Stebbins
American master drawings and watercolors : a history of works on paper from colonial times to the present by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The watercolors for the birds of America by John James Audubon( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion volume to The New-York Historical Society's exhibition of the paintings of John James Audubon features full-color reproductions of all 470 original watercolors created for The Birds of America
Masterpiece paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Catalogue sélectif de la collection de peinture du musée des Beaux Arts de Boston
Charles Sheeler, the photographs by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new world : masterpieces of American painting, 1760-1910 by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914 by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
15 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Artists have been inspired by Italy since the 1760s, when Benjamin West, the first American painter to travel there, was drawn to the ancient Roman ruins and magnificent Renaissance architecture, statuary, and frescoes. This intriguing, superbly illustrated book is the first to explore the fascination Italy held for the American artist from West's time to the eve of World War I. The unique sense of the past found in Italy, where tangible evidence exists of a continual civilization from antiquity to the present, lured countless American artists to its cities, towns, and countryside. Painters from West and Copley in the eighteenth century to Cole, Inness, Whistler, Sargent, and Prendergast in the nineteenth century were inspired to create many of their finest works in Italy, as were American sculptors such as Hiram Powers and Harriet Hosmer and writers from Washington Irving to Henry James. This in-depth study includes 319 illustrations, of which 113 are reproduced in full color, many of works that have not previously been published. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., John Moors Cabot Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Professor of Art History at Boston University, provides a broad overview of the American perception of Italy and the unique role that Italy played in the formation of American art. Further insights into this new area in the study and appreciation of American art are offered in four essays by such leading art historians as William H. Gerdts, City University of New York; Erica E. Hirshler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fred S. Licht, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, and Boston University; and William L. Vance, Boston University. Individual commentaries on each of the paintings, sculpture, and watercolors have been written by the curatorial staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lure of Italy accompanies a major exhibition of the same name, organized by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., and Erica E. Hirshler that opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and travels to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Martin Johnson Heade by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A man of genius" : the art of Washington Allston (1779-1843) by William H Gerdts( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Close observation : selected oil sketches by Frederick E. Church from the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design by Frederic Edwin Church( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and works of Martin Johnson Heade by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lane Collection : 20th-century paintings in the American tradition by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exhibition of 20th century American paintings
A book by Anselm Kiefer by Anselm Kiefer( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bogen indeholder en fotografisk gengivelse af Anselm Kiefers bog: Erotik im Fernen Osten oder: Transition from cool to warm
The life and work of Martin Johnson Heade : a critical analysis and catalogue raisonné by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Martin Johnson Heade was one of the most significant American painters of the nineteenth century, creator of portraits, history and genre pictures, still lifes, ornithological studies, landscapes and marines, and unique orchid and hummingbird compositions. This book brings a new perspective to Head and his works, presenting him as one of the most original and productive painters of his time."--Jacket
Weston's Westons : portraits and nudes by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The photography of Charles Sheeler : American modernist by Charles Sheeler( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This monograph presents the often-overlooked photographic work of Charles Sheeler. It opens with his Cubist-inspired architectural images of the 1910s, moves on to the highly abstract nude studies and dramatic New York City views from around 1920, and culminates in the series devoted to the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant in 1927, a project that established modern industrial iconography. Also featured are his stunning images of the Chartres cathedral done in 1929 and images of American industry made for Fortune magazine in 1939. Freely experimenting with the possibilities of the medium, Sheeler paved the way for other innovative photographers such as Walker Evans. This volume also investigates the links between the photographer and the painter Charles Sheeler - as he employed both media in the process of visual creation."--BOOK JACKET
Edward Weston : photography and modernism by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This third and culminating volume in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' outstanding series on Edward Weston (1886-1958) examines the greatest works of Weston's career, his stylistic development, and especially the ways in which he responded to contemporary modernists. Comparative illustrations of work by Picasso, Brancusi, O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Henrietta Shore, and other artists provide a better understanding of these influences. Following an introduction by Theodore Stebbins, three sections of photographs with accompanying essays demonstrate the entire range of Weston's work: his work as a pictorialist before 1920; experimental portraits, landscapes, and still lifes from the Mexican Period; his landmark still lifes of shells and peppers; small-format portraiture and fragmentary nudes; the classic "high modernist" series of nudes and dunes from the 1930s; and his late abstract landscapes. Included are brilliant prints of Weston's most famous images, including Pepper 30, Excusado, and Palma Cuernavaca, as well as numerous unfamiliar photographs that broaden our understanding of this great photographer."--Jacket
Weston's Westons : California and the West by Karen E Quinn( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Campagna romana : the countryside of ancient Rome by Joel Sternfeld( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From one of America's most acclaimed photographers: stunning images of an extraordinary and endangered landscape. The countryside south and east of Rome around the ruins of the Claudian Aqueduct is an artist's paradise. Its rare light, its evocations of ancient Roman civilization enchant the camera just as they attracted such painters as Claude, Turner, and Corot. Writers, too, have fallen under its spell - from Horace and Pliny the Elder to Goethe and Henry James. "Few other scenes on earth combine in one glance such a myriad of mighty associations," wrote one nineteenth-century chronicler. As for the great aqueduct, its "broken and disjointed arches" suggest "the vertebrae of some mighty monster." The rolling plain of the Campagna was only marginally occupied during the height of the Roman Empire: one lived either within the protective walls of Rome or in the cooler and more defendable hill towns a few miles away. After the fall of Rome, the countryside grew even more desolate. Except for a few castles and towers built in the Middle Ages and an occasional farmhouse built in the nineteenth century, the area remained barely populated for 1,400 years, haunted by its past. Then, in the late 1800s, after Italy became a nation and Rome its capital, the Campagna changed dramatically. Railroads began to weave in and out of the arches of aqueducts; suburbs began to intrude on the plain. Now the Campagna is increasingly threatened by rapid and uncontrolled urban sprawl. Sternfeld's magnificent color photographs capture poignant juxtapositions of past and present: ancient tombs, villas, arches, temples coexisting with apartment houses, malls, and the blight of the modern city. Much of the area that Sternfeld documents has been proposed as a large archaeological park, but unless legislation is enacted immediately, what little remains of the historic Campagna will be lost forever. Campagna Romana, the only modern photographic study of this legendary place, captures its wonders for all time and pleads for its preservation
Martin Johnson Heade; [exhibition, organized by the Art Dept., University of Maryland by Martin Johnson Heade( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American paintings at Harvard by Harvard Art Museums( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Stebbins, Theodore 1938-
Stebbins, Theodore E. Jr
English (165)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)