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Karlstrom, Paul J.

Overview
Works: 201 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 5,467 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  History  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: N6530.C2, 709.79409041
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On the edge of America : California modernist art, 1900-1950 ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,053 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
Peter Selz Sketches of a Life in Art by Paul J Karlstrom ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 839 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
Asian American art : a history,1850-1970 ( Book )
6 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."--Book jacket
Louis Michel Eilshemius by Paul J Karlstrom ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fletcher Benton by Edward Lucie-Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 405 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 )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of Los Angeles in the international modernist movement
Raimonds Staprans : art of tranquility & turbulence by Paul J Karlstrom ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit in the stone : the visionary art of James W. Washington, Jr. by James W Washington ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis M. Eilshemius : selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Paul J Karlstrom ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hassel Smith : paintings 1937-1997 by Petra Giloy-Hirts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 131 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
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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exhibition of views of Venice in the graphic arts from the late 15th through 18th century by Paul J Karlstrom ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 96 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The romanticism of Eilshemius : [exhibition catalog], April 3-28, 1973 by Paul J Karlstrom ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 71 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cross-currents in modern art : a tribute to Peter Selz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 28 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 )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The romanticism of Eilshemius by Bernard Danenberg Galleries ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
California painting : the essential modernist framework : an exhibition ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Karlstrom, Paul
Karlstrom, Paul Johnson 1941-
Languages
English (70)
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