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Sawin, Martica

Overview
Works: 80 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 3,846 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Other, zxx
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Most widely held works by Martica Sawin
Surrealism in exile and the beginning of the New York school by Martica Sawin( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French/European story of Surrealism has been written; the story of abstract expressionism has been told. But the connection between them, how one acted as a catalyst for the other, has been a long-missing chapter in the history of art. Martica Sawin finally provides it
Wolf Kahn, landscape painter by Martica Sawin( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically examines the work of the German-born American painter whose landscapes feature a unique blend of realism and abstraction
Nell Blaine : her art and life by Martica Sawin( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Blaine was an important member of the second generation of the New York School, her work representing a dialogue between abstract principles and her sensory responses to the visible world. Her oils and watercolors of gardens, landscapes, and flower-filled still lifes display her commitment to the pleasure principle, her delight in vision, combined with a gift for improvisation and rhythm learned from the jazz greats of the 1940s
Alan Gussow : a painter's nature by Martica Sawin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Pace by Martica Sawin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical and biographical text summarize the artist's life and art from his early forceful abstract expressionist canvases to the luminous representational paintings of recent decades. Recollections of Depression-era farm life and vignettes of coastal Maine display Pace's radiant colour and agile capacity to distill the essence of a subject in succinct and telling strokes. - Publisher
Brian Rutenberg by Brian Rutenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The landscape, complex in its layers, has guided abstract painter Brian Rutenberg's approach to composition and color for the entire development of his career. He draws on the landscape that he remembers from childhood, growing up between Pawleys Island and Charleston, South Carolina, where the rivers and lakes join the ocean. He adds to this a strong influence from the music of Glenn Gould and Celtic culture, as well as the painters Joan Mitchell and Hans Hofman. The resulting work elicits a profoundly visceral experience as he reinvents abstraction with a sense of spirituality." "This volume is the most comprehensive presentation of his work to date; it includes more than 90 illustrations of his paintings and drawings."--Jacket
Mary Frank : experiences by Mary Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Kelly : an American Surrealist by Leon Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first major monograph on the American painter Leon Kelly (1901-1982). Due to an innately reclusive disposition, Kelly died in comparative obscurity, but he was recognized in the 1940s for a style of painting that virtually defined Surrealism for an unknowing, yet curious and admiring American public. His visual flights of fancy - birds, insects and extraterrestrial beings - were rendered in a style so elaborate and precise that viewers could easily believe these magical creatures actually existed. His talent for drawing earned him a scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy and a traveling fellowship for study in Europe, where he copied old-master paintings in the Louvre and developed the academic techniques he would carryover to his more experimental, modernist work. During the 1930s he exhibited frequently in Philadelphia and was part of the avant-garde group that fanned around the painter Arthur B. Carles." "A crucial event for Kelly was his discovery by Julien Levy, a prominent art dealer in New York who became a strong supporter, showing his work in his gallery and providing a monthly stipend in exchange for work. Kelly's closest aesthetic affiliation lies with the European Surrealists he encountered at the Julien Levy Gallery: Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Pavel Tchelitchew and Eugene Berman," "The book concludes with a detailed chronology of Kelly's life, featuring transcriptions from an unpublished autobiographical account, as well as photographs and exhibition reviews from Kelly's private scrapbook."
James Marston Fitch : selected writings 1933-1997 by James Marston Fitch( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revered as the father of historic preservation in the United States, architect James Marston Fitch was hailed by the New York Times at the time of his death in 2000 as "an architect whose writings and teachings helped transform historic preservation from a dilettante's pastime into a vigorous, broadly based cultural movement." In this anthology of his writings, spanning over sixty years of his professional career, Fitch's incisive ideas and observations on a range of subjects are brought to light in a single, readable volume. Whether a lament of the loss of functionalism in the wake of modernism, a celebration of the architectural perfection embodied in the University of Virginia campus, or an appeal to architects to heed factors of climate and environment in their designs, Fitch's essays are both provocative and pragmatic and always deeply rooted in the human element. In the face of contemporary concerns such as suburban sprawl, energy expenditure, and environmental degradation, Fitch's writings resonate today more than ever."--Publisher's website
Thomas Cornell : paintings : the birth of nature by Thomas Cornell( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Tanguy by René Le Bihan( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on architecture, preservation, and the built environment by James Marston Fitch( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Marston Fitch was hailed by the New York Times at the time of his death in 2000 as "an architect whose writings and teachings helped transform historic preservation from a dilettante's pastime into a vigorous, broadly based cultural movement." In this anthology of his writings, spanning over sixty years of his professional career, Fitch's incisive ideas and observations on a range of subjects are brought to light in a single volume. Whether a lament of the loss of functionalism in the wake of modernism, a celebration of the architectural perfection embodied in the University of Virginia campus, or an appeal to architects to heed factors of climate and environment in their designs, Fitch's essays are both provocative and pragmatic and always deeply rooted in the human element
Seymour Lipton : abstract expressionist sculptor by Seymour Lipton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism in America during the 1930s and 1940s : selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matta in the 1950s and 1960s by Matta( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matta, born in Santiago, Chile in 1911, is a seminal figure in the canon of modern art. He was invited to join the Surrealists in 1937 by André Breton, who credited Matta for his discovery of new regions of space previously unseen in the field of art. With the onset of World War II, Matta left Europe for New York, where his introduction of automatist methods was influential to the development of Abstract Expressionism. His early works, referred to as "psychological morphologies" explore states of the human subconscious. Matta's reinvention of pictorial space was fueled by a deep interest in architecture and science, especially physics. He rejected a fixed vantage point in order to interpret the fluctuating energy in the universe, and sought to transform the traditional understanding of time and space. The exhibition will present a selection of paintings and drawings from the 1950s and 1960s, when Matta was entering the very international second half of his life, living first in Rome and later in Paris. In the 1960s, Matta visited Cuba amidst the early optimism of its revolution, and traveled to his native Chile, where he painted a mural for Santiago's Universidad Técnica. At this time in his career, Matta was moving away from a purely introspective focus and creating works that include aspects of the external world and postwar society. In 1957, Matta was commissioned by UNESCO to create a large painting at their world headquarters in Paris. The mural, Les doutes des trois mondes, was painted in 1958 and uses scattered planes to convey expanding space, a compositional device first seen in Matta's works of the late 1940s. Included in the exhibition is L'Impensable, a sculpture that Matta designed at the time of the UNESCO mural and created in 1959. The cast bronze sculpture speaks to the artist's ability to work fluidly across diverse media. Exhibition: Pace Gallery, New York, USA (06.11.2015-09.01.2016)
Confronting nature : Icelandic art of the 20th century( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matta : five decades of painting : works from the collections of Federica Matta and Ramuntcho Matta by Matta( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Pousette-Dart : the centennial by Richard Pousette-Dart( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his career, Pousette-Dart created a lexicon of biomorphic and totemic forms that provided rich visual and symbolic sources that he would explore throughout his long career in a multitude of painterly approaches" --Publisher's website
Paintings, 1949-1960 by John Konstantin Hansegger( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Surrealism in exile and the beginning of the New York school
Alternative Names
Martica Sawin American academic

Martica Sawin Amerikaans journaliste

ソーウィン, マーティカ

Languages
English (59)

French (5)

Breton (1)

Covers
Nell Blaine : her art and lifeAlan Gussow : a painter's natureStephen PaceBrian RutenbergLeon Kelly : an American SurrealistJames Marston Fitch : selected writings 1933-1997Selected writings on architecture, preservation, and the built environment