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Rubin, William 1927-2006

Works: 215 works in 915 publications in 7 languages and 23,146 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, zxx, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Director, Secretary, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: N6853.P5, 709.04
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Pablo Picasso, a retrospective by Pablo Picasso( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand captioned photographs of works by the artist
Frank Stella by William Rubin( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations include: Moroccan series -- Transitional paintings -- Black series -- Aluminum series -- Copper series -- Concentric squares and mitered mazes series -- Purple series -- Darmouth series -- Notched V series -- Running V series -- Irregular polygon series -- Protractor series -- Saskatchewan series
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

50 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial influence of the tribal arts--especially those of Africa and Oceania--on modern painters and sculptors has long been recognized. Yet surprisingly, this book is the first comprehensive scholarly treatment of the subject in half a century, and the first ever to illustrate and discuss tribal works collected by vanguard artists. In this visually stunning and intellectually provocative work, nineteen heavily illustrated essays by fifteen scholars confront complex aesthetic, art-historical, and sociological problems posed by this dramatic chapter in the history of modern art. The long introductory essay by William Rubin, while defining the parameters of modernist primitivism, sketches the history of western attitudes toward primitive peoples and, in particular, toward their art, raising fundamental questions and correcting widespread misconceptions. Succeeding background chapters by historians of primitive art trace the arrival and dissemination of African, Oceanic, American Indian, and Eskimo art in the West. In 1906 tribal sculpture was "discovered" by twentieth century artists; these objects had suddenly become relevant because of the changes in the nature of modern art itself. The main body of the book contains a series of essays on primitivism in the works of Gauguin, the Fauves, Picasso, Brancusi, the German Expressionists, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Klee, Giacometti, Moore, the Surrealists, Abstract Expressionists. It concludes with a discussion of primitivist contemporary artists, including those involved in earthworks, shamanism, and ritual -inspired performances. More than a thousand illustrations juxtapose on the pages of these volumes specific Primitive works with those of modernist masters, exploring their underlying affinities and illuminating intricate problems of influence and rapport. The tribal works illustrated include not only a variety of masterpieces pertinent to modernist interests, but other objects vital to the history of primitivism." -- Publisher's description
Dada, Surrealism, and their heritage by William Rubin( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition tracing the history of the Dada and Surrealist movements
Cézanne : the late work : essays by Paul Cézanne( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada and surrealist art by William Rubin( Book )

63 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Caro by William Rubin( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso and Braque : pioneering cubism by William Rubin( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso and Braque, the movement's two principal pioneers, together sought to redefine the nature of visual thinking. The dialogue between them endured through either meetings or letters from 1907 to 1914
Picasso and portraiture : representation and transformation by Pablo Picasso( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portraiture has managed to flourish in modern painting in spite of the popularization of photography, the decline of traditional patronage, and modernism's increasing emphasis on abstraction. However problematic modern styles have been for representational art, painters have continued to discover new possibilities in the imaging of the human face. This book explores the challenge of the modernist portrait through the multiple solutions proposed by its foremost protagonist and, in so doing, becomes the first volume ever published on the subject of Picasso and portraiture. The hundreds of works reproduced here - most of them unfamiliar, some virtually unknown - demonstrate the remarkable range of Picasso's experimentation in all its stylistic and psychological diversity." "The book opens with an authoritative, broad-ranging essay by William Rubin; the nine essays that follow - all by major contemporary scholars and critics - examine different periods and aspects of Picasso's career and clarify personal relationships between the artist and his subjects. It closes with an essay by Mr. Rubin on the late portraits. Numerous photographs, some never before published and many by outstanding photographers, present the portrait subjects as seen through the eye of the camera." "This book, published to accompany a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, opening in April 1996, no doubt will long remain the definitive work on its subject."--Jacket
Andre Masson by William Rubin( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern sacred art and the church of Assy by William Rubin( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The William S. Paley collection by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William S. Paley, founder and guiding spirit of CBS, Inc. was a committed and enthusiastic collector and patron of the arts of this century. This volume illustrates and catalogues a highly personal collection of eighty-four paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings bequeathed to The Museum of Modern Art, and constitutes one of the most important transfers of privately owned art to a public institution in recent years
Picasso and Braque, a symposium by William Rubin( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proceedings of a symposium held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 10-15, 1989, in conjunction with the exhibition 'Picasso and Braque: pioneering Cubism, ' shown September 24, 1989--January 16, 1990"--T.p. verso./ Includes bibliographical references
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene ... De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplement the film."--Container
The paintings of Gerald Murphy by William Rubin( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curator's quest : building the collection of painting and sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art, 1967-1988 by William Rubin( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The distinguished curator, critic, collector, art historian, and teacher William Rubin was a forceful presence for over two decades at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from the late 1960s through the 1980s. He was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950 and Picasso's 1914 sheet-metal Guitar. The exhibitions he mounted as Chief Curator and later Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum-among them the unprecedented Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective-set a standard of curatorial excellence. A Curator's Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern's unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period. A Curator's Quest begins with Rubin's account of his life in art, including early influences, his arrival at the Museum to work with its founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and recollections of the challenges and accomplishments during his tenure. Rubin writes about his notable exhibitions such as Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage; Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism; and "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art (organized with Kirk Varnedoe, who would become Rubin's successor). With a distinctive style, he provides rare insights into his acquisitions, including Klimt's Hope II, Klee's Mask of Fear, and Miro's Birth of the World, and into his relationships with such distinguished collectors as Sidney Janis, Florene May Schoenborn, William S. Paley, David Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, the architect Gordon Bunschaft, Ben Heller, and Ronald S. Lauder. The heart of the book is magnificent plate section with full-color images of nearly 250 of Rubin's major acquisitions. From Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Mondrian, Pollock, de Kooning, and Rothko to Lichtenstein and Warhol, the range and depth of the works acquired made an undeniable impact on the Museum and the world of modern art. Rubin's considerable expansion of MoMA's collection of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism was enhanced by important works by the next generation of artists, such as Rauschenberg, Johns, Serra, and Stella. The book concludes with Rubin's series of art history lectures, "The Pioneers of Modernism," presented at Sotheby's in 1997 and 1998"--Jacket
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"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern
Alternative Names
Rubin, W.

Rubin, William.

Rubin, William, 1927-

Rubin, William 1927-2006

Rubin, William S.‏

Rubin, William S. 1927-2006

Rubin, William S. (William Stanley)

Rubin, William S. (William Stanley), 1927-2006

Rubin, William Stanley

Rubin, William (William Stanley)

William Rubin Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1927-2006)

William Rubin Art curator

William Rubin US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker und Kurator am Museum of Modern Art

Уильям Рубин

വില്ല്യം റൂബിൻ

ルービン, ウィリアム

English (368)

German (23)

French (15)

Italian (7)

Spanish (6)

Japanese (2)

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"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modernPicasso and portraiture : representation and transformationPicasso and Braque, a symposiumA curator's quest : building the collection of painting and sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art, 1967-1988