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Balken, Debra Bricker

Overview
Works: 80 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 6,212 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Art 
Roles: Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: N6512.5.A25, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Debra Bricker Balken
Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976 ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Lee Krasner, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, and others revolutionized the art world in the 1940s and 1950s and continue to inspire passionate arguments to this day. What were these artists trying to achieve? Who were the critical voices of the time that rallied public interest in Abstract Expressionism and sparked rancorous debate?" "Drawing on recent critical, historical, and biographical work, this lavishly illustrated book offers a sharp new focus on a pivotal art movement. It also presents an extensive commentary on the two most influential critics of postwar American art - Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg - whose powerful views shaped perceptions of Abstract Expressionism and other contemporary art movements. In one essay, Norman L. Kleeblatt traces the influence of Abstract Expressionism into the mid-1970s and examines its connection to subsequent art styles. Other essays range from the literary and intellectual culture of New York during that period and an analysis of sculpture and representation to a discussion of Jewish issues in relation to postwar American Art. In addition, the book features a magisterial essay by eminent critic Irving Sandler and a copiously illustrated cultural timeline by Maurice Berger."--BOOK JACKET
Arthur Dove : a retrospective by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The American artist Arthur Dove (1880-1946), purportedly the first artist to have produced an abstract painting, has always occupied a central place in writings on early American modernism. This book accompanies the first major exhibition on Dove since 1974. The exhibition, organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Phillips Collection, covers the period from 1908, the year after Dove took up painting, through 1946, the year of his death. It is comprised of approximately eighty paintings, collages, pastels, and charcoal drawings."--BOOK JACKET
Debating American modernism : Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York avant-garde by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the crossfire between Marcel Duchamp and Alfred Stieglitz and their respective circles there emerged what Debra Bricker Balken calls "a critical reformulation of modernism, one that imprinted the direction of subsequent American art." Balken traces the fascinating threads of the debate between Duchamp and Stieglitz and their respective camps through the 1910s and '20s, and also addresses the sexualized imagery that appears in nearly all of these artists' works, a phenomenon that ironically unifies the two seemingly opposed factions. Jay Bochner provides an absorbing analysis of the artists' respective violations of American expectations about art." "Debating American Modernism includes reproductions of work by artists from both factions, from Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Paul Strand to Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and Marsden Hartley, as well as by a group who melded the concerns of each, among them, Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler, John Storrs, and Stuart Davis."--BOOK JACKET
Abstract expressionism by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this incisive study, the curator and writer Debra Bricker Balken examines the work of the leading artists associated with Abstract Expressionism, including Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. At the same time she examines the myths surrounding the movement, the variation in the motivation and practice of artists grouped by art historians under the same heading, and the role played by critics in the movement's reception, both at the time and up to the present day." "Of equal value to the general reader and the art historical scholar alike, Balken's text is a valuable addition to the literature on one of the most influential of all twentieth-century art movements."--Jacket
Dove/O'Keeffe : circles of influence by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the outset of her career, Georgia O'Keeffe credited her introduction to modernism as deriving in part from a reproduction of a pastel by Arthur Dove she saw around 1913. By this time Dove was well established as the foremost modernist artist in America, yet O'Keeffe herself would later become a source of renewal for his work." "In this book, author Debra Bricker Balken provides the first investigation into the interrelationship between these two great artists. She shows that while Dove's sensual evocations of landscape - his abstractions of nature's undulating rhythms and forms - offered inspiration for O'Keeffe, the influence of O'Keeffe's work on Dove was equally significant. After 1930, Dove turned to O'Keeffe's early works for renewed aesthetic inspiration. mining, as he put it, her "burning watercolors."" "Beyond examining the impact of these mutual influences, this beautifully illustrated publication situates Dove and O'Keeffe within the circle of Alfred Stieglitz, and brings them into a fuller context within the modernist scene of the 1920s and 1930s, What emerges is a fascinating look at the first pivotal moment of modernism in America."--BOOK JACKET
The Park Avenue cubists : Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and Shaw ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip Guston's Poor Richard by Philip Guston ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dimitri Hadzi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After many springs : regionalism, modernism, & the Midwest by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip Guston's poem-pictures by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Marin : Modernism at midcentury by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfredo Jaar : lament of the images by Alfredo Jaar ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Storrs : machine-age modernist by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ellen Lanyon : transformations, selected works from 1971-1999 by Ellen Lanyon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Graves, painting, sculpture, drawing, 1980-1985 by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suzy Frelinghuysen & George L.K. Morris : American abstract artists, aspects of their work & collection by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Eugene Gallatin and his circle by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edna Andrade : optical paintings, 1963-1986 by Edna Andrade ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patricia Johanson : drawings and models for environmental projects, 1969-1986 by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muntadas : between the frames : the forum by Debra Bricker Balken ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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