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Naumann, Francis M.

Works: 131 works in 343 publications in 3 languages and 7,624 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Other, wat, Contributor, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: N6853.D8, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Francis M Naumann
Most widely held works by Francis M Naumann
Marcel Duchamp : the art of making art in the age of mechanical reproduction by Francis M Naumann( Book )

27 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how appropriation and replication were essential to Duchamp's art and disscusses the significance of the many replicas that he created or authorized
Marcel Duchamp : artist of the century by Rudolf Kuenzli( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years after his birth, Marcel Duchamp remains an enigma; no other artist, perhaps, has produced so varied a group of masterpieces in so short a span of time. These eleven illustrated essays explore the structure and meaning of Duchamp's work as part of an ongoing critical enterprise that has just begun. Ranging from the Munich period and the development of the ready-mades to the last work, Etant donnés, they present the latest thinking on Duchamp and his ideas.Rudolf Kuenzli is curator of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa, editor of the journal Dada/Surrealism, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. Francis M. Naumann teaches at the Parsons School of Design and has written or numerous arts journals."--Amazon
Making mischief : Dada invades New York by Francis M Naumann( Book )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York, the catalogue for the landmark exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996, proposes that Dada was not only important to the growth of American modernism, but that the ferment of New York played a critical role in the continuing photographs, and related documentary material records the achievements of the French emigres Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, the American expatriate Man Ray, as well as American artists Charles Demuth, Katherine Dreier, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Florine Stettheimer, Clara Tice, and Beatrice Wood."--BOOK JACKET
New York Dada, 1915-23 by Francis M Naumann( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For about ten years, beginning with the Armory Show in 1913, New York City was host to the odd-sounding accents and queerer-looking paintings and constructions of a mixed bag of European and American avant-gardists. Besides the inscrutable figure of artist Marcel Duchamp, the European contingent included such iconoclastic visitors as the playboy painter Francis Picabia, the composer Edgard Varese, the diplomat Henri-Pierre Roche (author of Jules et Jim and adviser to the extraordinary collector John Quinn), and painters Albert Gleizes and Jean Crotti. Among the Americans were the photographer/painter/constructor Man Ray, the Precisionist painter and Fortune photographer Charles Sheeler, the Futurist Joseph Stella, and the Pennsylvania artists Charles Demuth and Morton Schamberg." "New York Dada is the first comprehensive study devoted exclusively to the accomplishments of these vanguard artists in America in the period 1915-23 - among the most underappraised, though most influential periods in the history of American art. Within months after the word "Dada" was discovered by a group of refugee artists and writers living in Switzerland, news of the movement reached artists in New York, who, by then, had already made works of art and engaged in activities that were similar in spirit to those produced by their European counterparts." "For this groundbreaking book, Francis M. Naumann has interviewed virtually all the survivors and has amassed a wealth of rare photographs and newspaper clippings, including pictures of early installations of modern art in homes and exhibitions, to capture the spirit of New York Dada in a work that is both informative and captivating. In view of the current trend to investigate the potential of a conceptually oriented approach to art and to the art-making process, it is perhaps no coincidence that New York Dada is now finally recognized for the important role it played in the formative phases of a modernist aesthetic."--Jacket
Inventing Marcel Duchamp : the dynamics of portraiture by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp was a master of self-invention who carefully regulated the image he projected through self-portraiture and through his collaboration with those who portrayed him. During his long career, Duchamp recast accepted modes for assembling and describing identity, indelibly altering the terrain of portraiture. This groundbreaking book (which accompanies a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery) demonstrates the ways in which Duchamp willfully manipulated the techniques of portraiture both to secure his reputation as an iconoclast and to establish himself as a major figure in the art world. Although scholars have explored Duchamp's use of aliases, little attention has been paid to how this work played into, and against, existing portrait conventions. Nor has any study yet compared these explicitly self-constructed projects with the large body of portraits of Duchamp by others. This book showcases approximately one hundred never-before-assembled portraits and self-portraits of Duchamp. The (broadly defined) self-portraits and self-representations include the famous autobiographical suitcase Boîte-en-Valise and Self-Portrait in Profile, a torn silhouette that became very influential for future generations of artists. The portraits by other artists include works by Duchamp's contemporaries Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia, Beatrice Wood, and Florine Stettheimer as well as portraits by more recent generations of artists, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Sturtevant, Yasumasa Morimura, David Hammons, and Douglas Gordon. Since the mid-twentieth century, as abstraction assumed a position of dominance in fine art, portraiture has been often derided as an art form; the images and essays in Inventing Marcel Duchamp counter this, and invite us to rethink the role of portraiture in modern and contemporary art
How, when, and why modern art came to New York by Marius de Zayas( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), a Mexican artist and writer whose witty caricatures of New York's theater, dance, and social elite brought him to the attention of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle at "291," was among the most dedicated and effective propagandists of modern art during the early years of this century. His writings were the first to provide the American public with an intellectual basis upon which to understand and eventually appreciate the newest artistic developments. How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New York, originally written in the 1940s, is a fascinating chronicle assembled from de Zayas's personal archive of photographs and from newspaper reviews of the exhibitions he discusses, beginning with those held at the Stieglitz gallery and including important shows mounted in his own galleries: the Modern Gallery (1915-1918) and the De Zayas Gallery (1919-1921)
Conversion to modernism : the early work of Man Ray by Francis M Naumann( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conversion to Modernism highlights Man Ray's production from 1907 to 1917. This book is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated work to examine this artist's seminal years, beginning with his high school years in Brooklyn, his studies at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York, and the time he spent in life drawing classes at the more progressive Ferrer Center."--Jacket
The Mary and William Sisler collection by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Putnam 1899-1989 by Francis M Naumann( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Naumann's text in this survey of Putnam's career traces the artist's life and offers an analysis of his work. Illustrating this book are not only 225 reproductions but also many portraits and informal snapshots made by Putnam's wife, the important photographer Consuelo Kanaga. She documented the evolution of many of his works as well as moments in their private lives in New York City and at their Westchester home, a converted icehouse in Yorktown Heights." "Collectors, students of American art of the twentieth century, and all those interested in the cultural scene of New York at mid-century will find valuable information here on the life and work of a heretofore little-known artist of significance and importance."--Jacket
Affectionately, Marcel : the selected correspondence of Marcel Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcel Duchamp left behind a large volume of correspondence, more than a thousand documents forming a valuable archive of primary source materials on one the 20th Century's most important cultural figures. In his letters, Duchmap writes about his latest plans, works in progress, concepts such as the "ready-made," his passion for chess, the mundane details of life, as well as extraordinary ideas. The letters are reproduced in their entirety along with chronological and biographical data illumintaing the circumstances behind the letters."--Amazon
Dada: art and anti-art by Hans Richter( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of this movement from its birth in 1916 to its alleged end in 1922
Marcel Duchamp, the art of chess by Francis M Naumann( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcel Duchamp was the playful magus of modern art, the inveterate gamester who turned old truths inside out and made us rethink what art was, or could be. We all knew that one of the fulcrums of his thinking was the game of chess. Now, for the first time, we have a book that shows just how deeply chess shaped and defined Duchamp's own thinking, as well as his art. Lively, surprising and very readable, this is a brilliant example of art scholarship at its highest and most original (i.e. Duchampian) level"--Calvin Tomkins
The artist, the censor, and the nude : a tale of morality and appropriation by Glenn Harcourt( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hybrid book examines the art and politics of 'The Nude' in various cultural contexts, featuring books of canonical western art pirated and either digitally- or hand-censored in Iran by anonymous government workers. Author Glenn Harcourt uses several case studies brought to the fore by American painter Pamela Joseph in her recent "Censored" series. Harcourt's rigorous, culturally-measured and art historical approach complements Joseph's appropriation of these censored images as feminist critique. Harcourt argues that her work serves as a window toward larger questions in art. These include an examination of the evolution of abstraction; the role of women in western society, as seen through the history of painting the body; the effects of western art on cultures outside the west (sometimes referred to in Iran as 'west-toxication'); and how artists in non-western countries, specifically those in Iran living under rules of censorship that specifically prohibit representation of the body, engage with the history of western art found in the censored books
Affect/Marcel : the selected correspondence of Marcel Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duchamp left 1000 letters in which he talks of his plans and works in progress. This volume contains his letters in their original language with translations where appropriate. The editor focuses on the historical content and introduces each
Jasper Johns : according to what & watchman by Francis M Naumann( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrice Wood : a centennial tribute( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftershock : the legacy of the readymade in post-war and contemporary American art( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrice Wood retrospective : February 5-March 3, 1983, the Main Gallery, Visual Arts Center by Beatrice Wood( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some aesthetic decisions : a centennial celebration of Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" by Bonnie Clearwater( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Aesthetic Decisions is an exhibition featuring works by artists that explore issues of beauty, value, and judgment. One hundred years ago, Dada artist Marcel Duchamp forever changed the nature of art by anonymously submitting Fountain in 1917, a porcelain urinal signed 'R. Mutt'as an artwork to the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York. The show organizers' rejection of Fountain ignited a controversy that persists today about the definition of art and who gets to pass judgment. The NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida marks this centenary by organizing 'Some Aesthetic Decisions', a show of artworks by Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Duchamp, Judy Fiskin, Claire Fontaine, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Jorge Pardo, Andy Warhol, and others
The recurrent, haunting ghost : essays on the art, life and legacy of Marcel Duchamp by Francis M Naumann( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading about Marcel Duchamp can be hard work, unless the writer has Francis Naumann's ability to leaven imaginitive scholarship with clarity, candor, insight, and high spirits. The most influential artist of the last century caught Naumann's attention more than forty years ago, when he saw a reproduction of Duchamp's bicucle wheel mounted on a kitchen stool, and asked himself how this could be art. The question has pursued him ever since, and his consistently fresh approaches to Duchamp's work and Duchamp's life, set down in agile and jargon-free prose, make these collected essays the single most informative book you will find on the endlessly fascinating artist."--Calvin Tomkins
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Marcel Duchamp : artist of the century
Marcel Duchamp : artist of the centuryMaking mischief : Dada invades New YorkNew York Dada, 1915-23Inventing Marcel Duchamp : the dynamics of portraitureHow, when, and why modern art came to New YorkConversion to modernism : the early work of Man RayWallace Putnam 1899-1989Affectionately, Marcel : the selected correspondence of Marcel Duchamp
Alternative Names
Fulanxisi Naoman

Naumann Francis

ナウマン, フランシス・M




English (171)

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