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Crow, Thomas E. 1948-

Works: 177 works in 603 publications in 6 languages and 15,374 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Allegories  Biography  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Creator, con, zxx, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: N6450, 709.2
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The rise of the sixties : American and European art in the era of dissent by Thomas E Crow( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from New York to Paris, from Hollywood to Dusseldorf to London, Crow traces the emergence of a new aesthetic climate that challenged established notions of content, style, medium, and audience. In Happenings, in the Situationist International, in the Fluxus group, artists worked together in novel ways, inventing new forms of collaboration and erasing distinctions between performance and visual art. As the 1960s progressed, artists responded in many ways to the decade's pressures; internalizing the divisive issues raised by the politics of protest, they rethought the role of the artist in society, reexamined the notion of an art of personal "identity", discover celebrity, devised visual languages of provocation and dissent, and attacked the institutions of cultural power - figuratively and sometimes literally. Crow sees the art of the 1960s as a reconfiguration of the concept of art itself, still cited today by conservative critics as the wellspring of all contemporary scandals, and by those of the left as rare instance of successful aesthetic radicalism. He expertly follows the myriad expressions of this new aesthetic, weaving together the European and American experiences, and pausing to consider in detail many individual works of art with his always perceptive critical eye. Both synthesis and critical study, this book reopens the 1960s to a fresh analysis
Painters and public life in eighteenth-century Paris by Thomas E Crow( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art in the common culture by Thomas E Crow( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Must avant-garde art hold itself apart from the values and beliefs widely held in the common culture? Must advanced artists always be the symbolic adversaries of the ordinary citizen? These questions have dominated, even paralyzed the modern art world, particularly in recent years when perceived elitism and imposed canons of taste have come under fire from all sides. In this stimulating book, a prominent art historian shows that the links between advanced art and modern mass culture have always been robust, indeed necessary to both. Thomas Crow focuses on the continual interdependence between the two phenomena, providing examples that range from Paris in the mid-nineteenth century to the latest revivals of Conceptual art in the 1990s
Robert Rauschenberg : combines by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

22 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these mixed-media works of art, Rauschenberg reinvented collage, changing it from a medium that presses commonplace materials to serve illusion into something very different: a process that undermines both illusion and the idea that a work of art has a unitary meaning. Appearing as either wall-hung works or as freestanding objects, the combines are composed as syncopated grids that draw on materials from everyday life and the history of art. - Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book focuses on the works created roughly between 1954 and 1964, the most important decade in the artist's 50-year career, and constitutes the most complete survey of the Combines ever presented, as well as the most rigorous analysis of their political, social, autobiographical, and aesthetic significance. An introductory essay by exhibition curator Paul Schimmel titled "Reading Rauschenberg" offers an iconographic analysis of the earlier Combines, based on in-depth conversations with the artist. Other texts help to contextualize the Combines, such as Thomas Crow's essay that calls them the major artistic statement of their time. - Publisher
Emulation : making artists for revolutionary France by Thomas E Crow( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and French and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating and important book puts the life of the artist at the centre of innovative art history, narrating a biography of five painters at the heart of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his extraordinarily precocious pupils Drouais, Girodet, Gérard, and Gros"--Jacket
Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself."--Jacket
The intelligence of art by Thomas E Crow( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses writings by each of Meyer Shapiro, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Michael Baxandall
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons : four decades of art from the Broad collections by Stephanie Barron( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is the first large-scale exhibition of the Broads' achievement, presenting more than 100 works of art from these two significant collections. The show highlights American artists whose paintings, sculptures, and photographs the Broads have acquired in depth, among them Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, and Cy Twombly, Johns, Koons, and the Los Angeles artists John Baldessari, Sharon Lockhart, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Therrien. German artists such as George Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer are also represented. Together, these works form an invaluable record of the artistic achievements of the past forty years." "This catalogue, published in conjunction with the exhibition, illustrates the objects in the exhibition as well as several related works from the Broad collections. The accompanying texts include an interview with Eli and Edythe Broad by exhibition curators Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky, as well as essays by art historians Thomas Crow, Sabine Eckmann, Joanne Heyler, and Pepe Karmel, which place the works in critical and historical context."--Jacket
Gordon Matta-Clark by Gordon Matta-Clark( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matta-Clark (1943-1978) ist einer der Heroen des späten 20. Jahrhunderts, fast eine Kultfigur für die Generation der jüngeren Künstler. Sein Werk entzieht sich jeder Bewertung oder Schule. Dies ist die erste definitive Monographie, in der das Gesamtwerk des bereits im Alter von 35 Jahren gestorbenen Künstlers übersichtlich dargestellt und gewürdigt wird (Quelle:
The long march of pop : art, music, and design, 1930-1995 by Thomas E Crow( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Crow's paradigm-changing book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger cultural tides. While American Pop was indebted to its British predecessor's insistence that any creative pursuit is worthy of aesthetic consideration, Crow demonstrates that this inclusive attitude also had strong American roots. Folk becomes Crow's starting point in the advance of Pop. The folk revival occurred chiefly in the sphere of music during the 1930s and '40s, while folk art surfaced a decade later in the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Crow eloquently examines the subsequent explosion of commercial imagery in visual art, alongside its repercussions in popular music and graphic design. Pop's practitioners become defined as artists whose distillation of the vernacular is able to capture the feelings stirring among a broad public, beginning with young participants in the politicized 1960s counterculture. Woody Guthrie and Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Ed Ruscha and the Byrds, Pauline Boty and the Beatles, the Who and Damien Hirst are all considered together with key graphic designers such as Milton Glaser and Rick Griffin in this engaging book. " [Quatrième de couverture]
Seeing Rothko by Mark Rothko( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the profound and varied responses elicited by Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko's (1903-1970) most compelling creations. Rothko was classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter". Throughout his career, Rothko was concerned with what other people experienced when they looked at his canvases. As his work shifted from figurative imagery to luminous fields of color, his concern expanded to the setting in which his paintings were exhibited. In a series of analytic, personal, and even poetic essays by contemporary scholars, Rothko's works are analyzed. This volume also reproduces a "Scribble Book," in which Rothko jotted down his ideas on teaching art to children, and a sketchbook, both dating to the early years of the artist's career
Ross Bleckner by Ross Bleckner( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph, the first devoted to the important New York-based painter Ross Bleckner, is published on the occasion of a mid-career retrospective organized by the Guggenheim Museum. In the 1980s, Bleckner emerged as a central figure in the revival of American painting, a position he has solidified in the 1990s. Through various subjects and motifs - optically dizzying stripes, nocturnal landscapes, funerary urns, memorial imagery, chandeliers, abstract domes, and constellations - Bleckner evokes memory, desire, and irony in order to examine the uncertainty of the human condition, while simultaneously celebrating the transcendent principles of nature and the cosmos." "Produced in collaboration with the artist, this book captures the beauty and presence of Bleckner's paintings through oversized, vividly realized reproductions. It also provides the first major scholarly appreciation of the artist's work."--Jacket
Nineteenth century art : a critical history by Stephen Eisenman( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for students, specialists and anyone interested in the painting, sculpture and photography of the period, this text on 19th century art in Europe and America has been substantially updated and enlarged
Emulation : David, Drouais, and Girodet in the art of revolutionary France by Thomas E Crow( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherrie Levine : mayhem by Johanna Burton( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the American photographer and conceptual artist Sherrie Levine has been the subject of much critical discourse for the 30 years, she has not been the subject of a comprehensive survey, until now. This volume contains 150 colour images that cover the full range of Levine's practice
Christopher Wool by Christopher Wool( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late thoughts : reflections on artists and composers at work by Karen Painter( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects nine essays that discusses the creativity of influential artists, as well as the legacy of their work following their deaths, and covers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piet Mondrian, Frank Gehry, and others
Robert Indiana : new perspectives by Robert Indiana( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While best known for his iconic work LOVE, Robert Indiana (born,1928 in New Castle, Indiana) has created a major body of work over the past fifty years that, besides various genres, spans different art movements, such assemblage, hard edge, abstraction, and Pop Art. This book brings together recent scholarly insight into this important artist, who has referred to himself as an "American painter of signs." It addresses themes ranging from Indiana's politically engaged works, his formative years in the unique artistic community of Coenties Slip in downtown Manhattan, and his place within the Pop discourse to his allegorical depictions of gender and family. Thus, this book reassesses some of Indiana's most significant works and sheds light on his place in the history of art."--Publisher's description
Get there first, decide promptly : the Richard Brown Baker collection of postwar art by Jennifer Farrell( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbering over 1,600 works, the collection of Richard Brown Baker, begun in the 1940s and extending over five decades, stands as a time capsule of international postwar art. With essays on each decade of Baker's collecting and entries on such seminal artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean Dubuffet, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, this publication presents Baker as a key figure in the dynamic New York art scene of the day.--Back cover
Protest in Paris 1968 by Serge Hambourg( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Painters and public life in eighteenth-century ParisModern art in the common cultureRobert Rauschenberg : combinesEmulation : making artists for revolutionary FranceRobert SmithsonThe intelligence of artJasper Johns to Jeff Koons : four decades of art from the Broad collectionsGordon Matta-Clark