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Sawin, Martica

Overview
Works: 74 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 3,812 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, zxx
Classifications: N6848.5.S96, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 854 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. In this fascinating, detailed account of what was happening within Surrealism during the crucial years 1938-1947, Sawin documents the cultural transfer that took place when the greater part of the prewar Surrealist group was transplanted to the Western Hemisphere. Sawin's year-by-year narrative pieces together when and how the refugees arrived and their various points of contact with the future abstract expressionists. It documents conclusively the roots of the New York School - a hybrid of startling vigor that brought world attention to the new American art for the first time - the evolution of the artworks involved, and the last brilliant flowering of Surrealist art. Interwoven with the text are 250 photographs of people, places, and artworks
Wolf Kahn, landscape painter by Martica Sawin( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Blaine : her art and life by Martica Sawin( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 442 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 233 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 143 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."--BOOK JACKET
Mary Frank : experiences by Mary Frank( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 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 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 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
Yves Tanguy by René Le Bihan( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seymour Lipton : abstract expressionist sculptor by Seymour Lipton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 69 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

Confronting nature : Icelandic art of the 20th century( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 50 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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 48 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)
Paintings, 1949-1960 by John Konstantin Hansegger( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 33 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 (63)

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 environmentJames Marston Fitch : selected writings on architecture, preservation, and the built environment