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Addison Gallery of American Art

Works: 450 works in 852 publications in 3 languages and 20,248 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Interviews  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Portraits  Biography 
Roles: Other, Editor, 475, Publisher
Classifications: N6538.N5, 759.13
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To conserve a legacy : American art from historically Black colleges and universities by Richard J Powell( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book serves as the catalogue for a major exhibition and conservation project organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, in association with the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and the six participating HBCUs."--Jacket
Layman's guide to modern art : painting for a scientific age by Mary Chalmers Rathbun( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1962 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Dove : a retrospective by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American artist Arthur Dove (1880-1946), purportedly the first artist to have produced an abstract painting, has always occupied a central place in writings on early American modernism. This book accompanies the first major exhibition on Dove since 1974. The exhibition, organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Phillips Collection, covers the period from 1908, the year after Dove took up painting, through 1946, the year of his death. It is comprised of approximately eighty paintings, collages, pastels, and charcoal drawings."--Jacket
Portraits of a people : picturing African Americans in the nineteenth century by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the American Revolution through the Civil War and on into the Gilded Age, American artists created dynamic images of black sitters. Many of these portraits illuminate the search for a self-possessed identity as well as cultural stereotypes and practices. Portraits of a People looks critically at images made of and by African Americans. They range from a 1773 engraving of the African-born poet Phillis Wheatley purportedly drawn by her friend, the slave Scipio Moorhead, to an 1897 portrait of the artist's mother painted by the expatriate Henry O. Tanner while visiting from Paris." "Portraits of a People features color reproductions of more than 100 important portraits in various media, drawn from museum and historical collections across the United States. The biographies of individual sitters, artists, or histories of the works are discussed in short texts. Essays consider various issues of how the self was fashioned pictorially and the development of unique identities through the formal portraiture of freeborn and previously enslaved African American artists and sitters."--Jacket
Search for the real : and other essays by Hans Hofmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature ;translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium. The picture should be alive, the statue should be alive and every work of art should be alive." Thus Hans Hofmann wrote nearly half a century ago. He left the Old World ;Germany ;for the New, at the age of 50. In 1948 when the retrospective exhibition was held at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Hofmann was 68; he had been in the United States for 18 years, a citizen for seven years. Yet he was scarcely recognized in Europe or America as an artist of significance and had never had a full-scale retrospective exhibition of his work. Beginning with a group exhibition in Germany in 1909, he had been given 12 one-man shows and had been included in four group exhibitions before the exhibit at Andover. Subsequently, he was to have 33 one-man shows and to be in over 60 group exhibitions, including the 1960 Venice Biennale, in which he was one of the four artists chosen to represent America. The catalogue of the 1948 retrospective at the Addison Gallery incorporated Hofmann's writings, all originally written in German, some pieces translated fluently, others awkwardly paraphrasing the original. He had written them over a period of 40 years for periodicals journals, or his own teaching purposes; occasionally they overlapped; there was no sequence of development. In the original volume of Search for the Real, published in 1948, it was felt desirable to edit his writing as little as possible, nevertheless to present the essays in the most lucid English true to his meaning, printed only with his approval. "The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts," "Sculpture," and "Painting and Culture" were all printed in full. The section "Excerpts from the Teaching of Hans Hofmann" Was composed of selections from his essays "On the Aims of Art," and "Plastic Creation." The last brief section, "Terms," was gleaned from the other essays, lectures, diagrams, notes, and cryptic memoranda written to himself; headed by one of Hoffman's diagrams. It was a further distillation of his own definitions in the nature of a vocabulary. In the last 18 years of his life recognition was his ;nationally and internationally ;in proportion to the originality and depth of his thinking, his versatility and comprehensiveness, his productivity and vigor. His was a prophetic visual expression of action in a three-dimensional world on a vibrating two-dimensional surface. He was a dynamic teacher; the wide range of his influence is to be seen in the list of artists comprising an exhibition "Hans Hofmann and His Students," circulated in America and abroad during the three years before his death in 1966. Among the 32 painters and sculptors in this exhibition were students as varied in their developed personal idioms as Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Louise Nevelson, Richard Stankiewicz, and Alan Kaprow. Running simultaneously and also shown in South America and Europe as well as in the United States, a one-man show of 40 major works initiated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is a testimony to the words of the "dean of the New York School of Abstract-Expressionist Painting."
Terry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004 by Richard Shiff( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the recent work of Terry Winters, whose diverse and creative output continues to challenge and surprise the art world. Terry Winters's work of the past decade weaves disparate strains of idea, object, and physical operations into the primary logic of his art. His art contains an astonishing array of forms and demonstrates the equally surprising breadth of his artistic language. This retrospective volume continues where the mid-career survey (1992) at the Whitney Museum concluded, presenting the past decade of Winters's innovative work in paintings, prints, drawings, and artists' books. Terry Winters presents the ways in which the artist creates sets and subsets of distinctive works that interact with bodies of previous and current work. Also included are images by the artist that have not previously been exhibited or published. Winters's work is frequently included in conversations and studies relating to the interplay of art and science, and his recent paintings, drawings, and prints reflect his engagement with scientific and computational systems of thought and presentations of information. For Winters, abstract art has become a vehicle not for "reproducing and inventing form but for harnessing forces." By utilizing expressive means, "data becomes pictorial and spatial." This superbly illustrated volume displays the full range of Winters's newest works and the complex relationships that link them to one another
Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s by William C Agee( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture progressed from provincial status to international prominence, and American art transitioned from figurative depictions of the particular to abstract interpretation of universal ideals. This book chronicles this complex century of maturation through a selection of paintings from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover Massachusetts."--Dust jacket
Trisha Brown--dance and art in dialogue, 1961-2001 by Addison Gallery of American Art( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1962, at the age of twenty-six, Trisha Brown became one of the original members of the experimental Judson Church Dance Theater in New York, and in 1970 she cofounded The Grand Union. The dancers of these radical groups, such as Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton, embraced improvisation and the use of everyday movements not usually associated with legitimate choreography. To bring her dance into the real world of objects and unpredictable events, Brown performed much of her early work outdoors. The book recalls the richness of those times, when poets, musicians, painters, and sculptors joined with dancers and choreographers in questioning the hierarchies and boundaries of their disciplines." "In this book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, historians, critics, choreographers, dancers, and visual artists explore the dialogue between dance and the visual arts in Brown's work. The contributors include Guillaume Bernardi, Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Marianne Goldberg, Deborah Jowitt, Klaus Kertess, Laurence Louppe, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Charles Stainback, Hendel Teicher, and Adam D. Weinberg."--Jacket
Love and loss : American portrait and mourning miniatures by Robin Jaffee Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait miniatures, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, are unique among works of art for their highly personal associations. At the height of their American popularity, from 1760 to about 1840, these cherished portraits were frequently commissioned as a way to hold on to absent loved ones. This illustrated book reproduces and discusses some 100 portrait and mourning miniatures. Robin Jaffee Frank examines the miniatures in detail, offering new insights into their role in American art and social history. Through painstaking detective work, she uncovers the stories of the people who sat for them and the people who treasured them, restoring to these intimate tokens their power to move us."
William Wegman : funney/strange by Joan Simon( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of William Wegman and how he transposes images of daily life to reflect both beauty and absurdity
American vanguards : Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, and their circle, 1927-1942 by William C Agee( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new examination of the art and influence of artist John Graham and his circle, whose works and ideas contributed to the advancement of American modernism in the interwar period
Sheila Hicks : 50 years by Joan Simon( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheila Hicks (born 1934) is a pioneering artist noted for objects & public commissions whose structures are built of colour & fibre. This volume accompanies the first major retrospective of Hicks's work. It documents the divergent scale of her textiles as well as her distinctive use, & surprising range, of materials
Raised by wolves by Jim Goldberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldberg followed a pair of young runaways, Tweeky Dave and Echo, through their journeys and their encounters with government, police, social agencies, and other street people, and produced an exhibit of photographs and commentary, mostly in the form of recorded conversations
Revolution of the eye : modern art and the birth of American television by Maurice Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aesthetics and concepts of modern art have influenced American television ever since its inception in the 1930s. In return, early television introduced the public to the latest trends in art and design. This engaging catalogue comprehensively examines the way avant-garde art shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the 1940s through the mid-1970s. It also addresses the larger cultural and social context of television. Artists, fascinated with the new medium and its technological possibilities, contributed to network programs and design campaigns, appeared on television to promote modern art, and explored, critiqued, or absorbed the new medium in their work. More than 150 illustrations reveal both sides of the dialogue between high art and television through a selection of graphic designs, ephemera, and stills from important television programs--from The Twilight Zone to Batman to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and more--as well as works by artists including Salvador Dalí, Lee Friedlander, Agnes Martin, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, and many others. Revolution of the Eye uncovers the cultural history of a medium whose powerful influence on our lives remains pervasive."--Publisher description
Birth of the cool : California art, design, and culture at midcentury by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning : drawing seeing/seeing drawing by Willem De Kooning( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series tekeningen uit de periode 1958-1980 van de abstract expressionistische schilder (1904-1997)
Miracle in the scrap heap : the sculpture of Richard Stankiewicz by Richard Stankiewicz( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first comprehensive survey of the art of Richard Stankiewicz (1922-83) and reassesses its place in the art of his time. Stankiewicz's welded sculpture of rusted iron and cast-off steel played an important role in the redefinition of art in New York during the 1950s. Yet, as is the case of several artists who figured significantly in the heady decade when the New York School came to international prominence, the full range of Stankiewicz's art has not been fully appreciated. This publication - accompanying an internationally touring exhibition organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts - provides the first overview of his pioneering "junk sculpture" of the 1950s within the context of the artist's thirty-year career. Although Stankiewicz has been included in important group exhibitions of Assemblage, Neo-Dada, and Abstract Expressionist sculpture, his art has eluded conclusive critical identification." "Following an introduction by Addison Gallery Director Adam D. Weinberg, is an extended critical look at Stankiewicz, his life, and his achievement by Emmie Donadio, who wrote her 1996 doctoral dissertation on the artist. The artist is placed within the twentieth-century European avant-garde tradition in an essay by Jon Wood. Martin Friedman's "Putting It All Together" positions Stankiewicz's work in relation to that of his contemporaries in 1950s New York. The book also includes a narrative chronology, a bibliography, and generous illustrations of key sculptures by the artist."--Jacket
John La Farge's second paradise : voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891 by Elisabeth Hodermarsky( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1890, John La Farge (1835-1910) embarked on a journey to the islands of the South Pacific, where the artist experienced a period of great creative output. This book showcases many of the most important oils, watercolours, and sketches to come out of La Farge's two-year voyage to the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
Language of the print; a selection from the Donald H. Karshan Collection by Bowdoin College( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To conserve a legacy : American art from historically Black colleges and universities
Arthur Dove : a retrospectivePortraits of a people : picturing African Americans in the nineteenth centurySearch for the real : and other essaysTerry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950sTrisha Brown--dance and art in dialogue, 1961-2001Love and loss : American portrait and mourning miniaturesWilliam Wegman : funney/strange
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Addison gallery Andover, Mass.

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Andover (Mass.) Addison Gallery of American Art

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Phillips Academy (Andover). Addison Gallery of American Art.

Phillips academy Andover, Mass. Addison gallery of American art


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