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Balken, Debra Bricker

Overview
Works: 77 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 7,281 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Debra Bricker Balken
Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976 by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 800 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."--Jacket
Arthur Dove : a retrospective by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 757 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."--Jacket
Debating American modernism : Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York avant-garde by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

23 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 505 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."--Jacket
Abstract expressionism by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 465 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 )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 441 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."--Jacket
The Park Avenue cubists : Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and Shaw( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston's Poor Richard by Philip Guston( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, the artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) created this series of caricatures of Richard Nixon, now available for the first time in book form. Produced two years before Watergate and three years before Nixon's resignation, these provocative, searing condemnations of a corrupt head of state are both a remarkable, prescient political satire and an aesthetic landmark - one of few instances of an artist in the late twentieth century engaging caricature in his work. -- from back cover
After many springs : regionalism, modernism, & the Midwest by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Many Springs is the title of a Thomas Hart Benton painting that evokes nostalgia for a fertile, creative time gone by. This new book - taking the name of this work by Benton - examines the intersections between Regionalist and Modernist paintings, photography, and film during the Great Depression, a period when the two approaches to art making were perhaps at their zenith." "It is commonly believed that Regionalist artists Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood reacted to the economic and social devastation of their era by harking back in tranquil bucolic paintings to a departed utopia. However, this volume compares their work to that of photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn and filmmakers such as Josef von Sternberg - all of whom documented the desolation of the Depression - and finds surprising commonalities. The book also notes intriguing connections between Regionalist artists and Modernists Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston, countering prevailing assumptions that Regionalism was an anathema to these New York School painters and showing their shared fascination with the Midwest."--BOOK JACKET
Philip Guston's poem-pictures by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimitri Hadzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Marin : Modernism at midcentury by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Jones : radical painter of the American scene by Joe Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A long-overdue consideration of the life and work of Joe Jones (1909-1963), an American scene painter and social realist from St. Louis"--Publisher description
Alfredo Jaar : lament of the images by Alfredo Jaar( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Storrs : machine-age modernist by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Lanyon : transformations, selected works from 1971-1999 by Ellen Lanyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Graves : painting, sculpture, drawing, 1980-1985 by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy-to-read, lyrical text tells how cautious Thomas gives a ride to a judge who is in a big hurry to get to a train show
Suzy Frelinghuysen & George L.K. Morris : American abstract artists, aspects of their work & collection by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Andrade by Edna Andrade( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Andrade is the first book-length study of the aesthetic influences, creative development, and enduring legacy of this dynamic twentieth-century American artist, tracing her career from her early surrealist landscapes, through decades of the geometric patterns of Op Art to her late-life studies of the Atlantic coastline
Mark Tobey : threading light by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the foremost American artists to emerge from the 1940s, a decade that saw the rise of Abstract Expressionism, Tobey (1890--1976) is now recognized as a vanguard figure whose work anticipated the formal innovations of New York School artists such as Jackson Pollock. Tobey's small tempera paintings composed of intricate, pale webs of delicate lines generated much interest for their daring 'all-over compositions. Tobey's unique form of abstraction was the synthesis of his living both in Seattle and New York, his extensive trips to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kyoto, and Europe, and his conversion to the Baha'i faith. His subtle calligraphic renderings are composed of a lyrical integration of both Eastern and Western visual histories and philosophies and pan-cultural references to abstract traditions that range from Chinese scroll painting to European Cubism."--Review from Amazon.com site
Albert Eugene Gallatin and his circle by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976
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Arthur Dove : a retrospectiveDebating American modernism : Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York avant-gardeAbstract expressionismDove/O'Keeffe : circles of influenceThe Park Avenue cubists : Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and ShawPhilip Guston's Poor RichardAfter many springs : regionalism, modernism, & the MidwestDimitri Hadzi
Alternative Names
Balken, Debra B.

Bricker Balken, Debra.

Bricker Balken, Debra 1954-

Bricker Balken, Debra 19XX-

발켄, 데브라 브리커

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English (140)