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Zurier, Rebecca

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Works: 19 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 3,039 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Zurier
Metropolitan lives : the Ashcan artists and their New York by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York at the turn of the century was a city in transition. At the junction of steamship lines from Europe and railroads from the interior, it was the hub of shipping, manufacturing, and corporate activity, as well as the leading port of entry for immigrants. This was the New York of the Ashcan artists. Fascinated with the contrasts and nuances of urban change, George Bellows, William Glackens, Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan sought out the human drama of New York's streets - from life in immigrant neighborhoods, backlot football games, boxing matches, and bars to city parks where bums shared space with fashionably dressed young women. If their work contrasted with the genteel subjects typical of art in the 1890s, their subjects were familiar territory to those who turned to contemporary newspaper articles, illustrated magazines, even the vaudeville stage, interpretations of contemporary life. Like journalists, the Ashcan artists captured the breaking trends of their day. This book presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints by the six artists whose earthy, urban subjects led critics to call them the "Ashcan School," along with reproductions of contemporary postcards, sheet music, advertisements, newspaper clippings, and magazine illustrations that show how clearly the artists reflected the current events of their times. The authors discuss the relationship between the artworks and changing social concerns and explain meanings that contemporary viewers understood but that are lost to us today. Robert Snyder examines the complex geographic and social transformations that made New York the symbol of early twentieth-century America. Rebecca Zurier describes the lives of the six artists, tracing the way each forged a distinctive vision that related art to "real life." Together Zurier and Snyder link the work of the Ashcan artists to pressing social concerns of the time - from the changes in urban geography that transformed the nature of neighborhoods and city parks to the changing roles of men and women. Virginia Mecklenburg examines the reactions of Ashcan-era critics to the artists' work and finds a greater degree of acceptance than has often been realized
Art for the Masses : a radical magazine and its graphics, 1911-1917 by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American firehouse : an architectural and social history by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the city : urban vision and the Ashcan School by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picturing the City takes a look at the group of urban realists known as the Ashcan School and at the booming cultures of vision and representation in early-twentieth-century New York. Offering insights into the development of modern cities and modern art in America, Rebecca Zurier considers what it meant to live in a city where strangers habitually watched each other and public life seemed to consist of continual display, as new classes of immigrants and working women claimed their places in the metropolis. Through her study of six artists - George Bellows, William Glackens, Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan - Zurier illuminates the quest for new forms of realism to describe changes in urban life, commercial culture, and codes of social conduct in the early 1900s."--Jacket
Art for the Masses, (1911-1917) : a radical magazine and its graphics by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firehouse : an architectural and social history by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the city : New York in the press and the art of the Ashcan school, 1890-1917 by Rebecca Zurier( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance and Baroque drawings from the collections of John and Alice Steiner by Ann J Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home in th year 2000 : Edward Bellamy, John Pickering Putnam, and "Architecture under nationalism" by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the early chronology of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione : a study in stylistic development by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Newness, flatness, and other myths : looking for national identity in European (and a few British) histories of American art by Rebecca Zurier( )

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

Art for The Masses 1911-1917( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Art for the masses]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rebecca Zurier discusses concepts from her book The Art for The Masses
Art for The Masses, 1911-1917 : a radical magazine and its graphics( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Metropolitan : the Ashcan artitsts and their New York by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pi in the sky : an investigation into the possibly astronomical uses of some Chinese jades in the Fogg by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ashcan artists' urban vision by Rebecca Zurier( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Blick auf die Stadt : von der Ashcan School zu Edward Hopper by Rebecca Zurier( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hey kids : children in the comics & the art of George Bellows by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Art for the Masses : a radical magazine and its graphics, 1911-1917Picturing the city : urban vision and the Ashcan SchoolMetropolitan : the Ashcan artitsts and their New York