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Karlstrom, Paul J.

Overview
Works: 204 works in 297 publications in 1 language and 6,388 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Art  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: N6538.A83, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul J Karlstrom
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Most widely held works by Paul J Karlstrom
Asian American art, a history 1850-1970( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 is the first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of artists of Asian ancestry active in the United States before 1970. The publication features original essays by 10 leading scholars, biographies of more than 150 artists, and over 400 reproductions of artwork, ephemera, and images of the artists."--Jacket
On the edge of America : California modernist art, 1900-1950( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many, California's social and cultural identity has set it apart from the rest of the nation. Identified almost exclusively with Hollywood and popular culture, the entire region has been denied a meaningful relationship to mainstream twentieth-century modernism. This groundbreaking collection emphatically challenges that assumption. In essays about California art during the first half of the century, the contributors evoke a culture, now recognizable as modernist, that reflects the actual circumstances of contemporary West Coast artistic experience in all its richness. The subjects include painting, murals, sculpture, film, photography, and architecture. The issue of regionalism is central to this remarkable collection. How do we build a cultural portrait of an area that reveals its distinctive character while recognizing its participation in the larger art historical framework? Through the essays runs the theme of an alternative culture that transformed modernism to suit its own regional imperatives. Compelled by a sense of distance and the need for reinvention, California artists created traditions for a new cultural landscape and society. On the Edge of America is an enlightening and visually exciting addition to the growing literature on California art and culture. Through its fresh and expanded view of modernism, it is also well suited to the formulation of a truly national cultural narrative, one that embraces the edges as well as the center of American creative life. Publishers's description
Louis Michel Eilshemius by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Benton by Edward Lucie-Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Værker af den amerikanske kunstner Fletcher Benton (f. 1931)
Turning the tide : early Los Angeles modernists, 1920-1956 by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Los Angeles in the international modernist movement
Peter Selz : sketches of a life in art by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing biography, often conveyed through Peter Selz's own words, traces the journey of a Jewish-German immigrant from Hitler's Munich to the United States and on to an important career as a pioneer historian of modern art. Paul J. Karlstrom illuminates key historical and cultural events of the twentieth-century as he describes Selz's extraordinary career-from Chicago's Institute of Design (New Bauhaus), to New York's Museum of Modern Art during the transformative 1960s, and as founding director of the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley. Karlstrom sheds light on the controversial view
Raimonds Staprans : art of tranquility & turbulence by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1947 the young Raimonds Staprans emigrated with his family from Latvia to America and for the past half century has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Raimonds Staprans: Art of Tranquility and Turbulence, Paul Karlstrom investigates the realism and abstraction in Staprans' work, focusing on the more edgy and self-revealing paintings by bringing the artist's life experience and personal psychology prominently into the equation. Karlstrom recognizes that the meaning of Staprans' work cannot be understood solely in terms of the painterly skill and aesthetic beauty that characterize the landscapes, marines, and still lifes. Neither can it be fully appreciated in the minimalist abstraction with which he qualifies his realism. Rather, the key to understanding is hidden in the secret life and philosophical preoccupation that emerged in the author's interviews with the artist."--BOOK JACKET
The spirit in the stone : the visionary art of James W. Washington, Jr. by James W Washington( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hassel Smith : paintings 1937-1997 by Petra Giloy-Hirtz( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on the Abstract Expressionist painter Hassel Smith illustrates all periods of the artist's many-faceted career. Considered by critics as a "West Coast underground legend," Hassel Smith was an influential member of the experimental school of artists that emerged from post-World War II California. Together with Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and Richard Diebenkorn, Smith made his name at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and from 1950 until the mid-1960s with successful exhibitions in Europe and on both coasts of the US. While his breakthrough paintings are characterized by their wildly vibrant brushstrokes and explosions of color, Smith was equally adept in a more restrained style, producing in later years the magisterial sequence of "measured" abstractions. As an initial burst of fame subsided, Smith continued to paint with unwavering energy. The result is a robust and dynamic body of work that reflects Smith's persistent curiosity and the breadth of his inquiry into the possibilities of painting. Long awaited by followers of the innovative art of the American Far West, this volume presents a full appreciation of Smith's achievement"--Publisher's description
Louis M. Eilshemius : selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coastline to skyline : the Philip H. Greene gift of California watercolors, 1930-1960 by Barbara J MacAdam( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full spectrum : paintings by Raimonds Staprans by Scott A Shields( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans' is the most extensive survey of the figures, landscapes and still lifes of Latvian-American painter Raimonds Staprans (born 1926). Published by the Crocker Art Museum, the book accompanies the museum's exhibition of the same name. Its superb reproductions reveal Staprans as a master of composition, color and existential nuance. Essayists include Scott A. Shields, Crocker Art Museum Associate Director and Chief Curator; Paul J. Karlstrom, art historian and former West Coast regional director of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art; David Pagel, art critic for the Los Angeles Times and Professor of Art Theory and History at Claremont Graduate University; author Nancy Princenthal; Ed Schad, Associate Curator at The Broad; and John Yau, art critic and poet. Exhibition: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (25.06.-08.10.2017) / San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA (02.02.-20.05.2018)
An exhibition of views of Venice in the graphic arts from the late 15th through 18th century by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romanticism of Eilshemius : [exhibition catalog], April 3-28, 1973 by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire and flux : an undaunted vision : the art of Charles Strong by Charles Strong( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis M. Eilshemius (1864-1941) : an independent spirit by Steven O'L Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Petersen : early paintings 1958-1969 by Roland Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-currents in modern art : a tribute to Peter Selz( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Buck, American symbolist, 1890-1974 by Paul J Karlstrom( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New tropical classics : Hawaiian homes by Shay Zak by Shay Zak( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tropical homes designed by San Francisco-based architect Shay Zak perfectly capture the spirit and culture of the islands. Subtleties of proportion, celebration of light, and thoughtful framing of views are delicately balanced to create exceptional homes that are perfectly suited to their dramatic oceanside sites. Constructed of natural materials that are beautiful to the eye and pleasant to the touch, the structures mesh seamlessly with the landscape and age with grace. New Tropical Classics: Hawaiian Homes by Shay Zak features color photography, site plans, and descriptions of eight extraordinary residences that both embrace the traditional elements of tropical architecture and push it in exciting new directions
 
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Asian American art, a history 1850-1970
Alternative Names
Karlstrom, Paul

Karlstrom, Paul Johnson 1941-

Languages
English (99)

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On the edge of America : California modernist art, 1900-1950Fletcher BentonPeter Selz : sketches of a life in artRaimonds Staprans : art of tranquility & turbulenceCoastline to skyline : the Philip H. Greene gift of California watercolors, 1930-1960Fire and flux : an undaunted vision : the art of Charles StrongNew tropical classics : Hawaiian homes by Shay Zak