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Greenberg, Jan 1942-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 22,821 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.G8275, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Greenberg
Andy Warhol : prince of pop by Jan Greenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol, the Pittsburgh-bred son of Eastern European immigrants, is well known for his Pop Art masterpieces. But there is more to Warhol than that: he also made films, launched 'Interview' magazine, and forsaw the convergence of art, Hollywood fashion and business as the trend of the future. "In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes." The Campbell's Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art, ensuring Warhol a fame that has far outlasted the 15 minutes he predicted for everyone else. His very name is synonymous with the 1960s American art movement known as Pop. But Warhol's oeuvre was the sum of many parts. He not only produced iconic art that blended high and popular culture; he also made controversial films, starring his entourage of the beautiful and outrageous; he launched Interview, a slick magazine that continues to sell today; and he reveled in leading the vanguard of New York's hipster lifestyle. The Factory, Warhol's studio and den of social happenings, was the place to be. Who would have predicted that this eccentric boy, the Pittsburgh-bred son of Eastern European immigrants, would catapult himself into media superstardom? Warhol's rise, from poverty to wealth, from obscurity to status as a Pop icon, is an absorbing tale-one in which the American dream of fame and fortune is played out in all of its success and its excess. No artist of the late 20th century took the pulse of his time-and ours-better than Andy Warhol. Praise for Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist: "This outstanding, well-researched biography is fascinating reading."
Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses
Vincent Van Gogh : portrait of an artist by Jan Greenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh₆one of the 19th century's most brilliant artists will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who cut off his ear. But this incident only underscores the passion that consumed him a passion that, when he took up painting at age 27, infused his work. Whether painting a portrait, a landscape, or a still life, Van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. It didn't matter that others found his work too unconventional. Van Gogh persevered. And as he moved from the cold climate of Holland to balmy southern France, he pioneered a new technique and style. In a career spanning only a decade, Van Gogh painted many great works, yet fame eluded him. This lack of recognition increased his self-doubts and bitter disappointments. Today, however, Van Gogh stands as a giant among artists. Grade 5 and up
Ballet for Martha : making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story behind the creation of "Appalachian Spring," describing Aaron Copland's composition, Martha Graham's intense choreography and Isamu Noguchi's set design
Heart to heart : new poems inspired by twentieth-century American art( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of poems by Americans writing about American art in the twentieth century, including such writers as Nancy Willard, Jane Yolen, and X.J. Kennedy
Chuck Close, up close by Jan Greenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the revisionist artist who achieved prominence in the late 1960s for enormous, photographically realistic, black and white portraits of himself and his friends
The mad potter : George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true
The painter's eye : learning to look at contemporary American art by Jan Greenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces ways of seeing, experiencing, and appreciating art through the examination of contemporary American works. Beautifully designed, organized, reasoned, and presented, an outstanding, mind-expanding book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age
Frank O. Gehry : outside in by Jan Greenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jordan and Greenberg make the ideas of this provocative architect accessible and inspiring to young readers in a biography of Gehry that shows his deepest influences. Full-color photos, interactive sidebars and a Glossary complete the picture of this master builder
Runaway girl : the artist Louise Bourgeois by Jan Greenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the life of renowned modern artist Louise Bourgeois, who is known primarily for her sculptures
The American eye : eleven artists of the twentieth century by Jan Greenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In the twentieth century, American artists freed themselves from the conventions of European art. As diverse as the U.S. itself, the works of artists like Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe, Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol brought America to the forefront of the international art scene and combined to create an artistic declaration of independence. In lively, lucid prose Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan look at the lives and works of eleven artists who shaped America's vision of itself in the twentieth century, and whose legacy will be felt well into the twenty-first century
Christo and Jeanne-Claude : through the Gates and beyond by Jan Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the early life and career of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and then a focus on their 2005 installation in Central Park of over seven thousand saffron panels
The sculptor's eye : looking at contemporary American art by Jan Greenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature, subject matter, and techniques of modern sculpture and presents such contemporary artists as Red Grooms, Viola Frey, and George Segal
Romare Bearden : collage of memories by Jan Greenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the twentieth-century African-American collage artist who used his southern childhood, New York City, jazz, and Paris to influence his bold and meaningful art
The pig-out blues by Jan Greenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slightly overweight, broke, and bored fifteen-year-old slowly learns to handle her two major problems--her eating habits and her mother
No dragons to slay by Jan Greenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school senior with cancer learns some new perceptions from his friendship with a beautiful young archaeologist
The iceberg and its shadow by Jan Greenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anabeth' s ideas about friendship begin to change shortly after Mindy Gottfried joins the sixth grade at Skokie Elementary School
Side by side : new poems inspired by art from around the world( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features children's poems from all over the world that were inspired by works of art
A season in-between by Jan Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when her life is consumed by the exhausting task of growing up, Carrie's stable home life is drastically altered
Just the two of us by Jan Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Holly's mother announces her move to Iowa, Holly convinces her mother to let her stay in New York with her best friend's family. This is just the beginning of her exciting future in New York
 
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Andy Warhol : prince of pop
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Action JacksonVincent Van Gogh : portrait of an artistBallet for Martha : making Appalachian SpringHeart to heart : new poems inspired by twentieth-century American artChuck Close, up closeFrank O. Gehry : outside inRunaway girl : the artist Louise BourgeoisThe American eye : eleven artists of the twentieth century