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Harris, Mary Emma 1943-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 1,353 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: NX405.B55, 700.71175688
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Most widely held works about Mary Emma Harris
 
Most widely held works by Mary Emma Harris
The arts at Black Mountain College by Mary Emma Harris( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Launched in the depths of the Depression, Black Mountain College had fewer than 1300 pupils over its 24-year lifespan. Yet this haven of experimentation in the North Carolina hills counted among its students and faculty Franz Kline, Walter Gropius, Josef Albers, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert De Niro, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham and Willem de Kooning, among others. Based on some 300 interviews as well as primary sources, this revealing study by an art historian traces the school's evolution from a small, innovative liberal arts college with a general curriculum to a creative community of practicing artists. Despite bitter internal conflicts and a certain insularity, Black Mountain risked constant financial worries to maintain a democratic openness and willingness to ``let things happen.'' This attractively illustrated chronicle documents the gamut of creativity, from painting to weaving, ceramics, dance, graphic arts and photography."--Alibris
Fully Awake: Black Mountain College by Cathryn Davis Zommer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about the experimental college based in North Carolina from 1933-1957 and its enormous influence on community, collaboration, and American modern art. The film looks at the unique educational style and long term significance of Black Mountain College through interviews with students, teachers, historians, and current artists
Starting at zero : Black Mountain College, 1933-57 by Mary Emma Harris( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Mountain College was the place where Buckminster Fuller demonstrated the geodesic dome and performed in Erik Satie's The Ruse of Medusa with Elaine de Kooning, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and the young Ray Johnson. It was where poet Charles Olson, painter Ben Shahn, composer Lou Harrison and dancer Katherine Litz explored the idea of the 'glyph', Cage created 'the first happening' with Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Cunningham Dance Company was formed. In its last years it was the home to the Black Mountain poets, Robert Creeley and Jonathan Williams among them." "Conceived as an experiment in interdisciplinary education by a misfit classical academic, who drew on the ideas of A. N. Whitehead and John Dewey of encouraging learning through experience, it attracted the most remarkable roll-call of teachers and students. The first of these, Josef and Anni Albers, who arrived in 1933, virtually as refugees from Nazi Germany, became magnets for Bauhaus colleagues and then for a string of distinguished and emerging artists, writers, thinkers and musicians as a distinctively American avant-garde emerged in the wake of the Second World War." "Here five authors explore the history, the ideas and the impact of one of the most unlikely yet remarkable episodes in the arts of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Remembering Black Mountain College by Mary Emma Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proud heritage of Cleveland Heights, Ohio by Mary Emma Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sewell Sillman : pushing limits by Amanda C Burdan( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Mountain to Crooked Lake : poems, 1948-2010, with a memoir of Black Mountain College by Martha Treichler( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts at Black Mountain College, 1933-1957 by Mary Emma Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court in Bank, December Term, 1846. Daniel B. Webster, et al., vs. Mary E. Harris & Frances A. Cleveland. In Chancery ... Argument for respondents by Charles C CONVERS( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature observed : The landscapes of Joseph Fiore by David Dewey( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(From the resource): "Throughout most of Joseph Fiore's painting career, he was known as a landscape painter. However, to just label him a representational painter of nature does not complete the picture of his true creative motivations. The influence of eminent abstractionists Willem de Kooning, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Josef Albers during his years as a student from 1946 to 1948 at Black Mountain College set in motion the two modes of expressing the natural world that would [determine] the artistic path he would follow throughout his life as an artist: abstraction and representation. Essays by David Dewey, Mary Emma Harris, Roger F. Pasquier, Jessica May, Carl Little and Susan C. Larsen probe these two approaches of representing and interpreting nature in Nature Observed."
More about "The proud heritage" by Clay Hellwig( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagery in children : assessment and correlates by Mary Ellen Ross Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual arts at Black Mountain College, 1933-1949 by Mary Emma Harris( )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cage : Kunst als Grenzbeschreitung, John Cage und die Moderne by Ulrich Bischoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the air by Ruth Asawa( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The scope and stature of Ruth Asawa's work are brought into brilliant focus in this superb book, created to accompany the first complete retrospective of the artist's career. Beginning with her earliest works--drawings and paintings created in the 1940s while studying at Black Mountain College--this beautifully illustrated volume traces Asawa's trajectory as a pioneering modernist sculptor who is recognized nationally for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and activism in education and the arts. The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa establishes the importance of Asawa's work within the larger national context of artists who redefined art as a way of thinking and acting in the world rather than as merely a stylistic practice. A chronology and a collection of essays by noted scholars highlight Asawa's complex relationship to American art and Asian American history and provide engrossing biographical information. In her lifelong experimentations with wire, especially its capacity to balance open and closed forms, Asawa invented a powerful new vocabulary. Committed to enhancing the quality of daily life through art produced within the home, she contributed a unique perspective to the formal explorations of twentieth-century abstract sculpture. Working in a variety of non-traditional media, Asawa performed a series of uncanny metamorphoses, leading viewers into a deeper awareness of natural forms by revealing their structural properties. Through her artistic practice, Asawa reconnects with the Buddhist ethos of her parents, transforming the commonplace into metaphors for life processes themselves. Essays by Daniell Cornell, Emily Doman, Mary Emma Harris, Karin Higa, Jacqueline Hoefer, John Kriedler, Susan Stauter, and Sally Woodbridge Copub: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Our way of life begins by Ruth M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ray Johnson by William S Wilson( Book )

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

Selections from the Black Mountain College papers at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History by N.C.) Black Mountain College (Black Mountain( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wyoming cookin' : recipes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Court in bank, December term, 1846. : Daniel B. Webster, et al. vs. Mary E. Harris and Frances A. Cleveland. In Chancery. Reserved in the county of Athens. Argument for respondents by Charles Cleveland Convers( Book )

1 edition published in 1846 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The arts at Black Mountain College
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Alternative Names
Harris, Mary E. 1943-

Languages
English (53)

German (3)