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Rubin, William 1927-2006

Works: 262 works in 1,094 publications in 7 languages and 24,284 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, zxx, Adapter, Author of introduction, Other, Director, Secretary, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: N6853.P5, 759.4
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Frank Stella by William Rubin( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,434 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
Pablo Picasso, a retrospective by Pablo Picasso( Book )

44 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand captioned photographs of works by the artist
Dada, Surrealism, and their heritage by William Rubin( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition tracing the history of the Dada and Surrealist movements
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,706 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
Cézanne : the late work : essays by Paul Cézanne( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Reunion des musees nationaux, France, and shown also at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."
Dada and surrealist art by William Rubin( Book )

67 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Caro by William Rubin( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,113 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 )

30 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,039 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
Picasso in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, including remainder-interest and promised gifts by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miro in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, including remainder-interest and promised gifts by William Rubin( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by William Rubin( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, was painted in 1907 and is the most famous example of cubism painting. In this painting, Picasso abandoned all known form and representation of traditional art. He used distortion of female's body and geometric forms in an innovative way, which challenge the expectation that paintings will offer idealized representations of female beauty. It also shows the influence of African art on Picasso."
Andre Masson by William Rubin( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1992 in English and No Linguistic content 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
Giorgio de Chirico by James Thrall Soby( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

195 reproductions, including 10 in color, and extracts from the artist's own writings, which serve to illuminate the meaning underlying his work
Picasso and Braque, a symposium by William Rubin( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 520 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in 1972, Painters Painting is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters from 1940-1970. Interviews by Emile de Antonio, a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed the artists informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Matta by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of works by one of Chile's best-known painters and a seminal figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art
The paintings of Gerald Murphy by William Rubin( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modernPicasso and portraiture : representation and transformationLes Demoiselles d'AvignonPicasso and Braque, a symposium
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 Stanley 1927-2006

Rubin, William (William Stanley)

Rubin, William (William Stanley), 1927-2006

Rubin, Willian.

William Rubin Amerikaans kunsthistoricus (1927-2006)

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

Уильям Рубин

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