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Childs, Elizabeth C.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 135 publications in 4 languages and 4,539 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Essays  Illustrated works  Portraits  Catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Collector, Creator, wst
Classifications: N72.P5, 701.05
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth C Childs
Suspended license : censorship and the visual arts by Elizabeth C Childs( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspended License offers a wide-ranging approach to censorship of the visual arts over the centuries and in a variety of cultural contexts, seeking to elucidate the range of political, social, and artistic circumstances in which censorship has occurred. Using examples from sixteenth-century Germany and Italy, late-eighteenth-century Spain, nineteenth-century France, and twentieth-century Germany, China, and America, leading art historians examine what these various experiences reveal historically and what light they shed on current dilemmas and controversies
Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard by Cornelia Homburg( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people think of van Gogh as a tortured loner, but the engrossing Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard makes plain his great desire to be part of the art world of his time. Focusing on the years between 1886 (when he came to Paris) and 1890 (the year of his death), four art historians examine the competitive spirit of young radical painters who searched for ways to express their reactions to an industrialized world increasingly remote from the idealized values of peasant life. The painters (who included Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac, and Émile Bernard) were vastly different from one another in style and temperament. Yet van Gogh embraced them all as "painters of the petit boulevard"--Fellow unrecognized artists toiling in out-of-the-way studios and showing their work in cafés rather than in swank galleries. Dreaming of founding a colony of like-minded painters he called "The Studio of the South," van Gogh decamped to Arles in 1888. But the only artist who joined him, for two stressful months, was Gauguin. Both were loners, and differences loomed large. While van Gogh worked from nature, conveying his physical engagement with thick marks on canvas, Gauguin looked inward, abstracting objects with a thin application of paint. Even on a personal level, Gauguin's swaggering ease with the local women magnified van Gogh's insecurities. Each essay illuminates a different aspect of the complex personal, social, and artistic motivations that fueled each "petit boulevard" artist's search for a personal artistic identity. Lavishly illustrated and fluidly written, this book is the catalog for an exhibition of the same name at the St. Louis Art Museum (through May 13, 2001) and the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (June 8-September 2, 2001)."
Gauguin : metamorphoses by Paul Gauguin( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the remarkable relationship between Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and his better-known paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic. Created in several discrete bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin's experiments with a range of media, from radically "primitive" woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolor monotypes and large mysterious transfer drawings. Gauguin's creative process often involved repeating and recombining key motifs from one image to another, allowing them to metamorphose over time and across mediums. Printmaking in particular provided him with many new and fertile possibilities for transposing his imagery. Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this publication reveals a lesser-known but arguably even more innovative aspect of his practice. Richly illustrated with more than 200 works, Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the artist's radically experimental approach to techniques and demonstrates how his engagement with media other than painting--including sculpture, printmaking and drawing--ignited his creativity."--Back cover
John La Farge's second paradise : voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891 by Elisabeth Hodermarsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1890, John La Farge (1835-1910) embarked on a journey to the islands of the South Pacific, where the artist experienced a period of great creative output. This book showcases many of the most important oils, watercolours, and sketches to come out of La Farge's two-year voyage to the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
Vanishing paradise : art and exoticism in colonial Tahiti by Elizabeth C Childs( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth century Tahiti embodied Western ideas of an earthly Paradise, a primitive utopia distant geographically and culturally from the Gilded Age or Belle Epoque. Stimulated by fin de siecle longings for the exotic, a few adventurous artists sought out this Eden on the South Seas - but what they found did not always live up to the Eden of their imagination. Bringing three of these figures together in comparative perspective for the first time, "Vanishing Paradise" offers a fresh take on the modernist primitivism of the French painter Paul Gauguin, the nostalgic exoticism of the American John LaFarge, and the elite tourism of the American writer Henry Adams. Drawing on archives throughout Europe, America, and the South Pacific, Childs explores how these artists, lured by romantic ideas about travel and exploration, wrestled with the elusiveness of paradise and portrayed colonial Tahiti in ways both mythic and modern
Femmes d'esprit : women in Daumier's caricature by Kirsten Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honoré Daumier, a thematic guide to the oeuvre by Louis Provost( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daumier and exoticism : satirizing the French and the foreign by Elizabeth C Childs( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known as a satirist of Parisian politics and daily life, Honore Daumier (1808-1879) was a prolific caricaturist. This book is the first to examine the role of exoticism in his art, and to offer a detailed history of the journal Le Charivari in which the lithographs appeared. These satires of China, Haiti, the United States, Africa, and the Middle East not only target the theater of international politics, but also draw on a broad range of physical stereotypes supported by contemporary ideas about race and cultural difference. In an art of comic inversion, Daumier used the exotic to expose the foibles and pretensions of the Parisian bourgeoisie. A pacifist and a Republican, Daumier also satirized the non-European world in order to covertly attack the imperialism of Napoleon III in an age of press censorship. Idealistic as well as pragmatic, he used humor to stage political critique as well as to envision a more unified and compassionate world."--Jacket
Gauguin : portraits by Cornelia Homburg( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) broke with accepted conventions and challenged audiences to expand their understanding of visual expression. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in his portraits, a genre he remained engaged with throughout all phases of his career. Bringing together more than 60 of Gauguin's portraits in a wide variety of media that includes painting, works on paper, and sculpture, this handsomely illustrated volume is the first focused investigation of the multifaceted ways the artist approached the subject. Essays by a group of international experts consider how the artist's conception of portraiture evolved as he moved between Brittany and Polynesia. They also examine how Gauguin infused his work with symbolic meaning by taking on different roles like the Christ figure and the savage in his self-portraits and by placing his models in suggestive settings with alluring attributes. This welcome addition to the scholarship on one of the 19th century's most innovative and controversial artists reveals fascinating insights into the crucial role that portraiture played in Gauguin's overall artistic practice
Spectacle and leisure in Paris : Degas to Mucha by Elizabeth C Childs( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the lens of seven scholars, this book examines fine art and commercial design as they both reflected and helped create the vibrant culture of public spectacle in late nineteenth-century Paris. Posters and prints circulated across the city, as the new art form of cinema flourished, all part of a diverse urban climate of leisure that was particularly French. These rich visual materials served to promote the careers and talents of such celebrities as Jane Avril, Loie Fuller, and Sarah Bernhardt. Alphonse Mucha and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec developed the potential of color lithography to meet the demands of these stars, while fine artists ranging from Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet to Pablo Picasso and Edouard Vuillard focused on such spectacles as the racetrack, ballet, cafe-concert, theater, and opera, asserting them as defining elements of Parisian modernity in this image-saturated milieu
Handbook, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection by Peggy Guggenheim Collection( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauguin, Metamorphosen : [anlässlich der Ausstellung Gauguin - Metamorphoses, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 8. März - 8. Juni 2014] by Paul Gauguin( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guida, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim by Peggy Guggenheim Collection( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honoré Daumier and the exotic vision : studies in French culture and caricature, 1830-1870 by Elizabeth C Childs( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim : guida by Peggy Guggenheim Collection( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body impolitic : censorship and the caricature of honoré Daumier by Elizabeth C Childs( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Elizabeth C Childs( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist and the camera : Degas to Picasso by Dorothy M Kosinski( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artists continued to discover and explore the artistic and practical applications of photography at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. This book explores the highly individual ways some of the most influential artists of the turn of the century put this "wondrous new medium" to use in their painting and sculpture and shows how they enfolded photographs into their creative processes."--Jacket
[Rezension von:] Laughton, Bruce: Honoré Daumier. - New Haven : Yale University Press, 1996 by Elizabeth C Childs( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard
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Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevardJohn La Farge's second paradise : voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891Daumier and exoticism : satirizing the French and the foreignThe artist and the camera : Degas to Picasso
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Childs, Elizabeth Catherine 1954-

차일즈, 엘리자베스 C

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