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Weber, Nicholas Fox 1947-

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Most widely held works by Nicholas Fox Weber
The Bauhaus group : six masters of modernism by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s.--From publisher description
Le Corbusier : a life by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, this is the first full-scale life of Le Corbusier, one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the twentieth century, heralded is a prophet in his lifetime, revered as a god after his death. He was a leader of the modernist movement that sought to create better living conditions and a better society through housing concepts. He predicted the city of the future with its large, white apartment buildings in parklike settings; a move away from the turn-of-the-century industrial city, which he saw as too fussy and suffocating and believed should be torn down, including most of Paris. Irascible and caustic, tender and enthusiastic, more than a mercurial innovator, Le Corbusier was considered to be the very conscience of modern architecture. In this first biography of the man, the author writes about Le Corbusier the precise, mathematical, practical-minded artist whose idealism, vibrant, poetic, imaginative; discipline; and sensualism were reflected in his iconic designs and pioneering theories of architecture and urban planning. He writes about Le Corbusier's training; his coming to live and work in Paris; the ties he formed with Nehru, Brassai, Malraux who championed Le Corbusier's work and commissioned a major new museum for art to be built on the outskirts of Paris, Einstein, Matisse, the Steins, Picasso, Walter Gropius, and others. We see how Le Corbusier, who appreciated governments only for the possibility of obtaining architectural commissions, was drawn to the new Soviet Union and extolled the merits of communism he never joined the party; and in 1928, as the possible architect of a major new building, went to Moscow, where he was hailed by Trotsky and was received at the Kremlin. Le Corbusier praised the ideas of Mussolini and worked for two years under the Vichy government, hoping to oversee new construction and urbanism throughout France. Le Corbusier believed that Hitler and Vichy rule would bring about a marvelous transformation of society, then renounced the doomed regime and went to work for Charles de Gaulle and his provisional government. Also included are Le Corbusier's fraught relationships with women: he remained celibate until the age of twenty-four and then often went to prostitutes; his twenty-seven-year-long marriage to a woman who had no interest in architecture and forbade it being discussed at the dinner table; his numerous love affairs during his marriage, including his shipboard romance with the twenty-three-year-old Josephine Baker, already a legend in Paris, whom he saw as a pure and guileless soul. She saw him as irresistibly funny. What a shame you're an architect, she wrote. You'd have made such a good partner. A brilliant revelation of this single-minded, elusive genius, of his extraordinary achievements and the age in which he lived
Balthus : a biography by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time - the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola - whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art." "In 1934 his first exhibition, in Paris, stunned the art world. The seven canvases drew attention to his extraordinary technique - a mix of tradition and imagination informed by the work of Piero della Francesca, Courbet, and Joseph Reinhardt, but unique to the twenty-six-year-old artist - and to their provocative content; one of the paintings, The Guitar Lesson, was so powerful in its sadomasochistic imagery that it was deemed necessary to remove it from public display." "Continuously since then, Balthus's work has provoked both great opprobrium and profound admiration - as has the artist himself, whether collaborating with Antonin Artaud on his Theater of Cruelty, transforming the Villa Medici into the social center of Fellini's Rome in the 1950s, or competing for the artistic limelight with his friends Picasso and Andre Derain." "The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its particular immediacy from Weber's long and intense conversations with Balthus - who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer - as well as his interviews with the painter's closest friends, members of his family, and many of the subjects of his controversial canvases."--Jacket
Josef Albers : a retrospective by Josef Albers( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of texts reconsiders Albers in a larger art historical context and uncovers his vibrancy and independence from traditional modes of abstraction. The catalogue accompanied a posthumous exhibition of Albers work and boasts a wealth of literature as well as over 200 color and black-and-white images from throughout Albers's entire oeuvre. Accompanying these stunning images are essays by Neal Benezra, Mary Emma Harris, Charles E. Rickart, and Nicholas Fox Weber. The catalogue also includes a selected exhibition history, bibliography of works on and by the artist, and a chronology with photographs of the Albers at various stages of life [Publisher description]
Patron saints : five rebels who opened America to a new art, 1928-1943 by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of cultural history ; follows the lives of five pioneering art patrons who, in the late 1920s and the 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America
Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, Anni Albers was a central figure of the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus in prewar Germany. Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains full-color reproductions of Albers's most important weavings, drapery materials and wall coverings, as well as scores of her highly influential commercial textile designs. Anni Albers had an enormous effect on the design of yard materials worldwide."--Amazon
The Clarks of Cooperstown : their Singer sewing machine fortune, their great and influential art collections, their forty-year feud by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark, two of America's greatest art collectors, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune, and for decades bitter enemies. Includes the story of the two generations that preceded theirs, providing an intimate portrait of one of the least known of America's richest families. The story includes the founding of the Baseball Hall of Fame and New York's Museum of Modern Art, and a bizarre attempted coup against Franklin D. Roosevelt.--From publisher description
The woven and graphic art of Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Babar : the work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His tales translated into 17 languages, Babar the elephant fled the jungle and entered Western civilization in 1931 in a book by the de Brunhoffs. Here, for the first time, is a fascinating look at the story behind Babar and his creators
The drawings of Josef Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

19 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after Josef Albers's death in 1976, a scarcely known and surprising segment of his work was discovered: the representational drawings he made before going to the Bauhaus in 1920. These early works-- self-portraits, portraits of friends and relatives, views of houses and public buildings in his native Westphalia, sketches of animals, travel scenes, nudes, caricatures of his students-- reveal a playful and informal side of Albers's character, as well as the root of his fascination with the interplay of two- and three-dimensional space. Presented in conjunction with some of his later abstract drawings, which are characterized by the familiar geometry of his work from the Bauhaus on, they round out our sense of the complex but consistent themes that shaped his evolution as a pioneer painter, teacher, and color theorist"--Publisher's description
Josef and Anni Albers : designs for living by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living is the first book to examine the Alberses' little-known but pioneering creations for the home. During their time at the renowned Bauhaus school in the 1920s and early 1930s, and throughout their distinguished careers in America, the Alberses produced an astonishing array of innovative furniture, textiles, and household objects. From colorful glass-topped tables, fruit bowls, and album covers to abstract wall hangings, greetings cards, and jewelry made from such ordinary materials as paperclips and sink strainers, this book covers their most inventive domestic objects, some of which have never previously been published. These works bear witness to the Alberses' endless creativity and, above all, to their conviction that everyday life can be enhanced and enriched through design."--Jacket
Cleve Gray by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, Gray was offered a commission that resulted in what is considered his most dazzling work, a huge multi-paneled mural for the enormous central gallery in the Philip Johnson-designed Neuberger Museum on the campus of the State University of New York at Purchase. Gray's Threnody, a brooding, passionate response to the horrors of the Vietnam War, was characterized by Emily Genauer in the New York Post as "the most moving and beautiful mural project in the country." Cleve Gray has also been a diligent and accomplished writer for many years. He has been a contributing editor for Art in America magazine, an essayist and editor of three volumes on the work of the artists David Smith, John Marin, and Hans Richter, and the translator of Marcel Duchamp's A l'Infinitif
On weaving by Anni Albers( Book )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Her lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of rare and extraordinary images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work. Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of On Weaving updates the book's original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career
Leland Bell by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas de Staël in America by Eliza E Rathbone( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anni Albers by Anni Albers( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers's most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right. Featured works--from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career--include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers's practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers's skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity
Warren Brandt by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opulent still lifes, landscapes, studio interiors, nudes, and self-portraits of an artist whose works are characterized by warmth, clarity, intense color, and complexity of composition are discussed and featured in a survey of Brandt's work
The spirit of the Bauhaus by Raphaèle Billé( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Architects, sculptors, painters, we all must return to the crafts!' declared architect Walter Gropius in his Bauhaus manifesto. Founded in 1919 as an art school in Weimar, the Bauhaus established itself as a major influence on twentieth- century art and design. Bauhaus students were taught by some of the most celebrated artists of the time, including Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky. Having moved to Berlin in 1932 under architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it was forced to close for good by the Gestapo in 1933. Uncovering the sources of inspiration that brought the Bauhaus into existence, from medieval cathedrals of Europe and Hokusai prints to William Morris and Arts and Crafts, The Spirit of the Bauhaus explores workshops and courses in detail, illustrating the extraordinary wealth of experimentation in every medium: ceramics, wood and metalwork, textiles, glass- painting, sculpture, mural, printing and binding, theater, architecture, and photography. This essential and accessible guide to the Bauhaus, published in time for the 100th anniversary of the school in 2019, celebrates a school that continues to be recognized as the most durable and influential source of modern ideas about art, design, and craft."--Publisher's description
Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky : friends in exile, a decade of correspondence, 1929-1939 by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers were colleagues at the Bauhaus school in Dessau, Germany. Their correspondence, covering the period from 1929 to 1940, provides a perspective on this tumultuous period in history and in art. This book translates into English the correspondence between artists Wissily Kandinsky and Josef Albers
Marc Klionsky by Elie Wiesel( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Bauhaus group : six masters of modernism
Le Corbusier : a lifeBalthus : a biographyJosef Albers : a retrospectivePatron saints : five rebels who opened America to a new art, 1928-1943Anni AlbersThe Clarks of Cooperstown : their Singer sewing machine fortune, their great and influential art collections, their forty-year feudThe art of Babar : the work of Jean and Laurent de BrunhoffJosef and Anni Albers : designs for living
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Fox, Nicholas Weber 1947-

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