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Berger, Maurice 1956-

Works: 59 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 10,786 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND623.M67, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Maurice Berger
Most widely held works by Maurice Berger
Modigliani : beyond the myth by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is one of the best known - and most misunderstood - artists of the twentieth century. His incisive portraits, erotically charged nudes, elegant drawings of caryatids, and primitivistic sculpture have been admired for decades. Modigliani's work, however, has typically been examined in the limited context of his so-called bohemian, anti-intellectual lifestyle. This book revises this approach toward Modigliani's art, presenting a revisionist examination of the unique historical, social, religious, and cultural significance of his oeuvre." "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth looks at the artist and his art from a variety of important perspectives: his proud heritage as a Sephardic Jew, whose spirituality embraced non-Western, classical, and Christian iconography while retaining its own ethnic identity; his critical engagement and melding of tribal and ethnographic art with Judaism in his portraiture; the representation of the female nude in his works from a feminist cultural perspective; the remarkable reception of his work in Italy after his death, and the failure of traditional art history to account for or analyze these important aspects of his life and work."--Jacket
Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976 ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 757 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
For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights by Maurice Berger( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1955, shortly after Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists in Mississippi, his grieving mother distributed to the press a gruesome photograph of his mutilated corpse. Asked why she would do this, she explained that by witnessing with their own eyes the brutality of segregation and racism, Americans would be more likely to support the cause of racial justice. "Let the world see what I've seen," was her reply. The publication of the photograph inspired a generation of activists to join the civil rights movement. Despite this extraordinary episode, the story of visual culture's role in the modern civil rights movement is rarely included in its history. This is the first comprehensive examination of the ways images mattered in the struggle, and it investigates a broad range of media including photography, television, film, magazines, newspapers, and advertising. These images were ever present and diverse: the startling footage of southern white aggression and black suffering that appeared night after night on television news programs; the photographs of black achievers and martyrs in Negro periodicals; the humble snapshot, no less powerful in its ability to edify and motivate. In each case, the war against racism was waged through pictures, millions of points of light, millions of potent weapons that forever changed a nation. This book allows us to see and understand the crucial role that visual culture played in forever changing a nation
Eva Hesse : a retrospective by Eva Hesse( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) has long been recognized by artists and critics as a sculptor of exceptional talent and prodigious influence. The public has rarely seen her work, however, because its fragility has made it difficult to exhibit. This richly illustrated and critically interpretive book enables a wide audience to appreciate the magnitude of her achievement and the legacy of her art. Hesse was an expressionist in an age of minimalism. Against the predominantly impersonal visual modes of the sixties, she insisted on the subjective qualities of her art. She opened up new frontiers in sculpture--in form, content, and material--and helped to change the way artists, critics, and viewers look at art. Hesse's career also coincided with the incubation period of modern feminism, and her art stands as a courageous and complex effort to articulate a female identity. The book includes essays by five noted authorities: Linda Norden discusses Hesse's early career in New York following her years as a student of Josef Albers; Maria Kreutzer writes on Hesse's work in Germany in the mid-sixties, when she moved from two to three dimensions; Robert Storr places Hesse in relation to the central American artistic concerns of the 1960s, focusing on her links to such artists as Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, and Claes Oldenburg; Anna Chave analyzes Hesse's mature work in light of contemporary feminist theory on authorship and subjectivity; and Maurice Berger examines Hesse's radical and personal approach to the sculptural object following her rejection of painting. In addition, Helen Cooper draws on the artist's extensive diaries, notebooks, and correspondence for a chronology detailed as much as possible in Hesse's own words. This beautiful book, which brings together Hesse's most important sculptures, reliefs, and her rarely seen drawings and early paintings, is the catalogue for an exhibition of Hesse's work that opens at the Yale University Art Gallery in April 1992 and travels to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C
Constructing masculinity by Maurice Berger( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions
Labyrinths : Robert Morris, minimalism, and the 1960s by Maurice Berger( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den amerikanske billedhugger, som er en af de ledende repræsentanter for minimal art
Masterworks of the Jewish Museum by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Masterworks of The Jewish Museum begins with two complementary essays: a lively overview of the museum's history by Joan Rosenbaum, documenting the evolution of the collection and the key figures who founded the institution; and a provocative discussion by Maurice Berger of the museum's significance within the context of collecting and exhibiting practices over the past century. The book features a range of artworks grouped thematically into four categories: memory and history; spirituality and faith; society and politics; and portraiture and identity. Each work is accompanied by a short essay providing description and interpretation. Together the reproductions and informative text reveal how Jewish culture has evolved through the centuries and across continents."--BOOK JACKET
Trisha Brown--dance and art in dialogue, 1961-2001 by Roland Aeschlimann( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1962, at the age of twenty-six, Trisha Brown became one of the original members of the experimental Judson Church Dance Theater in New York, and in 1970 she cofounded The Grand Union. The dancers of these radical groups, such as Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton, embraced improvisation and the use of everyday movements not usually associated with legitimate choreography. To bring her dance into the real world of objects and unpredictable events, Brown performed much of her early work outdoors. The book recalls the richness of those times, when poets, musicians, painters, and sculptors joined with dancers and choreographers in questioning the hierarchies and boundaries of their disciplines." "In this book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, historians, critics, choreographers, dancers, and visual artists explore the dialogue between dance and the visual arts in Brown's work. The contributors include Guillaume Bernardi, Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Marianne Goldberg, Deborah Jowitt, Klaus Kertess, Laurence Louppe, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Charles Stainback, Hendel Teicher, and Adam D. Weinberg."--BOOK JACKET
How art becomes history : essays on art, society, and culture in post-New Deal America by Maurice Berger( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays on American art and culture explore overlapping social, political, cultural and aesthetic issues of post-New Deal America. The book discusses some of the pioneering developments in art history and cultural studies, from the dissolution of formalism in the late 1960s to the reemergence of Marxism in the 1970s and the infusion of semiotic, feminist, psychoanalytical and racial issues in the 1980s. Also covered is the expanding range of interest of art history into examinations of the social, aesthetic and political implications of popular culture. The subjects include the FSA photography project; the racial and cultural politics of the museum; the 1964 World's Fair; artists' representations of the Vietnam War; sexual liberation and avant-garde film of the 1960s; and the political function of artists' writings in the 1980s. Maurice Berger explains the very special nature of American culture from the 1930s to the present, centering on the way in which the 1960s witnessed both a culmination of the New Deal vision and a rejection of these older values in the form of a radical counterculture
The crisis of criticism ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adrian Piper : a retrospective by Adrian Piper( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Face value : American portraits by Donna M De Salvo( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with issues of identity. The catalogue also explores the seemingly quixotic rebirth of studied portraiture in an age of instant image-making; the philosophical difficulties inherent in capturing individual 'essence'; and why portraits of individuals have such cachet in mass-audience advertising."--Jacket
Modern art and society : an anthology of social and multicultural readings by Maurice Berger( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays by Cornel West, Linda Nochlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Kenneth E. Silver, Maud Lavin, Mason Klein, Jonathan Weinberg, Lawrence W. Levine, Ida Rodríguez-Prampolini, Ann Gibson, Maurice Berger, Andreas Huyssen, Douglas Crimp, and Lucy Lippard
Fred Wilson : objects and installations 1979-2000 by Maurice Berger( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neo-Dada : redefining art, 1958-1962 by Susan Hapgood( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White : whiteness and race in contemporary art by Maurice Berger( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transportation of place by Andrea Robbins( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs of "situations in which one limited or isolated place strongly resembles another distant one"--Dust jacket
Past imperfect : a museum looks at itself by Donna M De Salvo( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodernism : a virtual discussion ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transcript of an online symposium on the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum website, Oct. 1-14, 2001: The Modern/Postmodern Dialectic: American Art and Culture, 1965-2000. Intended to be a follow-up to the symposium, Defining American Modernism (1890-present), held in Santa Fe at the opening of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, July 12-14, 2001)
Deborah Kass, the Warhol project by Deborah Kass( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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