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Scuffil, Michael

Overview
Works: 123 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 3,201 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Classifications: ND212.5.A25, 599.883
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Scuffil
Experiments in comparative intonation : a case-study of English and German by Michael Scuffil( )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Cambridge
Thinkers of the jungle by Gerd Schuster( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into the lives of orangutans in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, including their mental development, the mother-child relationship, and efforts to continue protecting them from death for profit
Masterpieces in detail : early Netherlandish art from van Eyck to Bosch by Till Borchert( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forty works by early Netherlandish masters from van Eyck to Bosch--reproduced in exquisite detail--are the subject of this breathtaking book that leads readers deep into the paintings to reveal each artist's astonishing technique and brilliant application of color. The longer we gaze at the paintings of the old masters, the more we appreciate the subtlety and artistry of the painters who created them. This beautiful book offers readers an opportunity to learn and study the art of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and many other masters of this period and region. It also explores their influence on later artists from the Baroque period. Each of the works is briefly presented along with its historical and contextual background and importance. Then in a series of full-page illustrations, specific details are enlarged to guide the reader carefully and thoughtfully through the piece's nuances and often overlooked features. The result is the next best thing to a private viewing at a museum--a truly sensuous and emotional experience that will engage both the novice and the expert. Till-Holger Borchert's texts are informative and engaging as he shares his singular passion for these great works in a magnificent book that will inspire viewers to form their own opinions and exercise their own powers of observation within the context of this important period in art history." -- Publisher's description
Abstract expressionism by Barbara Hess( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered the first art movement originating in the Americas to have a worldwide influence, abstract expressionism spawned two very different sub-categories: action painting (exemplified by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock) and color field painting, made most famous by Mark Rothko. Abstract expressionists strove to express emotions and ideas directly on canvas via color, form and texture, the quality of brushstrokes and other marks, the dripping of paint, for example while embracing accident and chance, and celebrating the very act of painting. Featured artists: William Baziotes, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walter Tomlin
Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980 by Gilles Néret( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van de Art-Deco-kunstenares
Oskar Schlemmer : visions of a new world by Oskar Schlemmer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943) was one of the most versatile all-rounders of the last century and as unusual as a painter as he was as a sculptor, draughtsman, graphic artist, stage designer, wall designer, creator of epochal dance projects and author. His vision was the new man living in functional architecture, thinking clearly and acting clearly in the modern age which would never again sink into the chaos of war. The catalogue includes the seven original costumes of the Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) together with rare documents of the time. The connection between the all-encompassing attempts at reform of the Bauhaus are discussed as well as Schlemmer's vain attempts to reconcile his unpolitical art with the Nazi dictatorship's ideas of state-controlled art. The focus will be directed towards Schlemmer's lofty ethical demands, which always regarded man, typified as a Kunstfigur (artistic figure) as the measure of all things
Egon Schiele by Egon Schiele( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is considered to be one of the pioneers of Austrian modernism together with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. This volume approaches Schiele's fascinating works from a new perspective and introduces a paradigm change in the interpretation of his oeuvre. Inspiration from his private circumstances as well as from the art of antiquity, the Byzantine period and even the age of the Baroque provide the key to understanding Schiele's pictorial allegories, which have remained enigmatic to this day."
Rubens : the power of transformation by Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative study of the important works of his predecessors and contemporaries occupied Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) throughout his life and left its mark on the works he produced over a period of fifty years. The comparison of his works with sculptures from Antiquity and the Renaissance, paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio and prints by Raimondi and Goltzius reveals a fascinating view of Rubens's surprising transformation of subjects, his new presentation of familiar pictorial themes and his skilled search for the right format. Only thus does the exceptional talent of this great master become tangible. Rubens's works continue to enchant the present-day viewer as directly as they did during his lifetime
Keys to a passion by France) Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful and authoritative book brings together a number of exceptional works of art whose audacity disrupted the course of art history at the beginning of the 20th century. Major artists including Monet, Mondrian, Malevich, Rothko, Bonnard, Picasso, Munch, Giacometti, Bacon, Leger, Picabia, Matisse, Kupka, and Kandinsky are each represented by a key piece from their oeuvre. The text comprises 20 essays on the individual artists by a team of internationally renowned experts. Additional essays grapple with important questions and current debates within the art world, such as which artists are now making art history, and what gives a work lasting iconic status. The book focuses on well-known, landmark works that are models of the passionate creation of art as well as staples of scholarship on art history
Anselm Kiefer : Johannis-Nacht by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Baldessari : picture in a frame by John Baldessari( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extensive oeuvre John Baldessari (b. National City, Calif., 1931; lives and works in Santa Monica) has built over more than six decades defies conventional classification. In honor of his achievements, the City of Goslar has now awarded him the 2012 Kaiserring. Yet despite these major recognitions of his art, he has, in Europe, remained an "artist's artist."
Feast of color : the Merzbacher-Mayer Collection ; Kunsthaus Zürich, [10 February to 14 May 2006] by Tobia Bezzola( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasily Kandinsky by Hajo Düchting( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh by Klaus Fussmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese Mischung von Farbe ist für mich etwas Neues und bringt mich ganz außer mir geben Aufschluss über sein maler isches Werk und gelten nicht umsonst unter Kunsthistorikern als eine der wichtigsten Quellen für ihre Forschung. Die in diesem Band zitierten Briefauszüge sind häufig dramatische Momentaufnahmen. Sie ermöglichen den Lesern einen leichten Zugang zu der Künstlerpersönlichkeit Van Gogh und seinem Werk 0und mögen sogar den einen oder anderen Kunstkenner überraschen. Zum Teil doppelseitige Farbabbildungen, Van Goghs vollständige Biografie sowie ein Essay, der die neuesten Erkenntnisse über den Künstler berücksichtigt, machen aus diesem Band ein ganz besonderes Geschenk für jeden Van Gogh-Verehrer. Die Reihe Junge Kunst, die von 1919 bis 1933 mit rund 60 Bänden erschien, versammelte große Namen. Heute sind diese Bände kunsthistorische Kleinode, die durch "Selbstbiografien", Briefwechsel und Aufsätze der jeweiligen Künstler einen authentischen Blick auf die Kunstszene des letzten Jahrhunderts ermöglichen
The marriage of colours by Max Mannheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Mannheimer (1920) survived the Holocaust as a Jew in a concentration camp. His moving life history has been published in several books in different languages. However, few people are aware of his paintings, which were created under his Hebrew name "ben jakov". This volume assembles a selection of 70 of his works
From Istanbul to Yokohama : the camera meets Asia 1839-1900 = Von Istanbul bis Yokohama : die Reise der Kamera nach Asien 1839-1900 by Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst der Stadt Köln( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monika Fioreschy : interwoven energy by Monika Fioreschy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Beykirch : paper dances by Maria Beykirch( Book )

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

Inspiriert durch ihren langjährigen Lehrer, den österreichischen Künstler Giselbert Hoke, entstand die spezielle Gouache-Mischtechnik für die oft vielschichtigen Darstellungen. In den teils kontemplativen, teils sehr bewegten, gestischen Bildern zeigen sich Spuren von erlebten Orten, Ereignissen und Begegnungen der Künstlerin. Gerade auch Maria Beykirchs Tanzausbildung findet sich in ihrem Oeuvre wieder, das ihre überbordende Freude am Tanz zum Ausdruck bringt. Gleichzeitig vermitteln die Werke ihre große Sehnsucht nach Ruhe in der Meditation. Maria Beykirch lebt und arbeitet in München und im Chiemgau, wo sie sich mit ihren Ausstellungen bereits einen Namen gemacht hat.0
Vladimír Houdek : Levitationen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé en 4ème de couverture: "The crucial thing is the act of painting itself. I am very critical with respect to my work, or let's say, decidedly destructive. As a result, more layers of paint have gradually come to be applied to my paintings, wich are actually leftlovers from previous paintings that didn't work out. Either I didn't like the composition, or the brushwork wasn't right, so that I would intensively overpaint the first, or third, or sometimes even the fifth attemps. As a result, the previous layers became full-fledged elements of the work. They are in a sense torsi and momentos. Through the process of overpainting and destruction, I become aware of the substance and the content of what I'm painting." Vladimír Houdek
 
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Thinkers of the jungle
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Abstract expressionismTamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980Feast of color : the Merzbacher-Mayer Collection ; Kunsthaus Zürich, [10 February to 14 May 2006]
Alternative Names
Scuffi, Michael

Scuffil, M.

Scuffil, M. (Michael)

Languages
English (51)

German (13)