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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Works: 18,061 works in 18,444 publications in 1 language and 57,372 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Publisher
Classifications: ND547.5.I4, 707.4013
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The Vatican collections : the papacy and art : by Robert Bianchi ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nearly three hundred illustrations and a text reveal the entire range of the Vatican's artistic holdings, replete with priceless masterworks from all periods
Wayne Thiebaud : a paintings retrospective by Steven A Nash ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Published on the occasion of the artist's eightieth birthday and accompanying a major retrospective exhibition, this book brings together 120 of Thiebaud's most important paintings, watercolors, and pastels. Essays by Steven A. Nash and Adam Gopnik trace the course of his career from the 1950s, when he first began to emerge as a significant national artist. They assess Thiebaud's role in the history of American modernism and his place in the tradition of realism, and examine the surprisingly wide variety of art historical sources to which his paintings refer, including Chardin, Sargent, Hopper, Mondrian, Morandi, and Diebenkorn."--BOOK JACKET
Henry Moore, sculpting the 20th century by Dorothy M Kosinski ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impressionists in winter : effets de neige by Impressionists in winter: effets de neige (Exhibition) ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the technical, stylistic, and thematic evolution of snowscapes and winter scenes in the paintings of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other Impressionist artists
Winslow Homer : paintings of the Civil War by Marc Simpson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume has been published on the occasion of the first monographic exhibition uniting the majority of the Civil War paintings of Winslow Homer ... The essays and related materials that inform this book offer a close reading of Homer's paintings in the cultural context of the Civil War period and the critical responses with which the works were originially received ... accompanied by a diverse array of period media illustrations and cartoons, as well as Homer's sketches"--Dustjacket
Courtly art of the ancient Maya by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written by leading authorities and including thirteen personal accounts of the latest ground-breaking research, Courtly Arts of the Ancient Maya examines the royal courts and their art in unprecedented depth. Color photographs and specially commissioned drawings reveal a dazzling array of objects that still have the power to engage and astonish observers centuries after their creation." "The book investigates the rise in the importance of the court, its mythical backdrop, the role of women and the place of warfare. The works of artists and scribes - ceramic censers, stucco heads, jade masks, terracotta figurines, stone boxes, and great carved limestone lintels - bring alive the form, texture, and color of their vanished world."--BOOK JACKET
William M. Harnett by William Michael Harnett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his short but productive career, William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) became the great American master of trompe-l'oeil still-life painting. His works, popular with the public long before they were appreciated by the art critics, "fool the eye" with their convincing, sharp-edged definition of form and careful rendering of materials. This volume provides the first thorough examination of Harnett's career and its significance for the history of American art. Twenty-two essays by a roster of leading scholars examine three major areas: Harnett's relationship to his contemporaries, among them painters, patrons, critics, and the general public; his formative training and experiences; and the meaning of his themes for the audience that supported him. These essays discuss not only Harnett's own technical skill and artistic development, but also the aesthetic issues of illusionism and trompe l'oeil, Harnett's relationship to other painters working in a similar vein, and the implications of his subject matter. Ultimately, the essays help to resolve the question of how Harnett's technically skillful imitations of real objects fit the definition of "art" and what his popularity says about the culture in which he worked and lived. Each of the editors has written an essay for this volume; other contributors include Henry Adams, Maria Chamberlin-Hellman, Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Elizabeth Jane Connell, William H. Gerdts, Elizabeth Johns, Judy L. Larson, David M. Lubin, Chad Mandeles, Roxana Robinson, and Paul J. Staiti. The forty-nine works reproduced in full color and arranged chronologically provide the first comprehensive survey of Harnett's work. A bibliography, chronology, and thorough index add to the reference value of this handsome volume
Masters of light : Dutch painters in Utrecht during the golden age by Joaneath A Spicer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a comprehensive treatment of the achievements of the school of the Dutch Golden Age. The volume is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; and the National Gallery, London, (May-July 1998)
Teotihuacan : art from the city of the gods by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picasso and the war years, 1937-1945 by Pablo Picasso ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book draws upon new research and works that, in some cases, were held out of public view in Picasso's own collection to explore the critically important - but still under-studiedperiod of his life from the time of the Spanish Civil War through World War II and the Nazi occupation of France. This span of years is marked by some of the most intensely personal and expressive work of his long and diverse career." "This book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It traces Picasso's responses to the cataclysm of war as manifested in a lengthy series of figure paintings, still lifes, portraits, and cityscapes, amplified by prints, drawings, and photographs, drawn from collections all around the world."--BOOK JACKET
John Steuart Curry : inventing the Middle West by Patricia A Junker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West is the first comprehensive study in more than fifty years of this member of the great triumvirate of American Regionalists: Thomas Hart Benton, Curry, and Grant Wood. It revives the reputation of one of the most important and controversial artists of the first half of the twentieth century, whose paintings of farm life in his native Kansas (including baptisms and tornados), of the circus, of American history, and of the American scene in general were dramatically eclipsed by the ascendancy of abstract art and the New York School at midcentury
Art of the Huichol Indians by Kathleen Berrin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olmec : colossal masterworks of ancient Mexico by Kathleen Berrin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International arts and crafts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study traces the complexity of the Arts and Crafts Movement through the decades and across the globe. Written by experts in each field, it interweaves the general with the particular: the overarching ideology and its various strands with the ways in which it manifested itself in different regions and cultural traditions. Lavishly illustrated, extensively researched and published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V&A in London, this book presents a compelling reassessment of the Arts and Crafts Movement, an invaluable visual record of an ever-popular era of design."--BOOK JACKET
Fabergé in America by Géza von Habsburg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-five years at Crown Point Press : making prints, doing art by Karin Breuer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crown Point Press, under the direction of Kathan Brown, is renowned for its use of the oldest, most traditional printmaking processes, etching and woodcut, in radically nontraditional ways. With painters, sculptors, and performance and conceptual artists - many of whom had never before made prints - the Press has produced works as varied as Tom Marioni's tracing of the sun's reflection on a copper plate and figurative images carved on woodblocks by traditional printmaking masters in Japan and China. During the past thirty-five years, Crown Point Press printed and published important Minimalist and Conceptual graphics as well as the significant prints of Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1991 brought the Archive of this great fine art publisher into its collection. Over 200 of these prints are illustrated in color in this book, which offers insight into the creative processes of the artists and candidly describes the development of the Press and the ways it helped transform the printmaking landscape of the twentieth century
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, photographer Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in 45 photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires, and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is a powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. Features an essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as "the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid."--Publisher description
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Alternative Names
FAMSF Abkuerzung
Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum San Francisco, Calif
Fine Arts Museums de San Francisco
Fine arts museums of San Francisco
Fine arts museums of San Francisco, M. H. de Young memorial museum & California palace of the Legion of honor
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Unveraenderte Form
San Francisco (Calif.). Fine Arts Museums
San Francisco. Fine Arts Museums
English (135)