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Koerner, Joseph Leo

Works: 111 works in 342 publications in 5 languages and 7,071 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Self-portraits  History  Catalogs  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wat, wst, Collector, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND588.F75, 759.3
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Most widely held works about Joseph Leo Koerner
Most widely held works by Joseph Leo Koerner
Caspar David Friedrich and the subject of landscape by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

54 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the paintings of Casper David Friedrich
The reformation of the image by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his 95 Theses, Martin Luther advanced the radical notion that all Christians could enjoy a direct, personal relationship with God - shattering years of Catholic tradition and obviating the need for intermediaries like priests and saints between the individual believer and God. The text of the Bible, the Word of God itself, Luther argued, revealed the only true path to salvation- not priestly ritual and saintly iconography. But if words - not iconic images - showed the way to salvation, why didn't religious imagery during the Reformation disappear along with indulgences? The answer, according to Joseph Leo Koerner, lies in the paradoxical nature of Protestant religious imagery itself, which is at once both iconic and iconoclastic. Koerner masterfully demonstrates this point not only with a multitude of Lutheran images, many never before published, but also with a close reading of a single pivotal work - Lucas Cranach the Elder's altarpiece for the City Church in Wittenberg (Luther's parish). As Koerner shows, Cranach, breaking all the conventions of traditional Catholic iconography, created an entirely new aesthetic for the new Protestant ethos. In the Crucifixion scene of the altarpiece, for instance, Christ is alone and stripped of all his usual attendants - no Virgin Mary, no John the Baptist, no Mary Magdalene - with nothing separating him from Luther (preaching the Word) and his parishioners. And while the Holy Spirit is nowhere to be seen- representation of the divine being impossible - it is nonetheless dramatically present as the force animating Christ's drapery. According to Koerner, it is this "iconoclash" that animates the best Reformation art. -- Publisher
The moment of self-portraiture in German renaissance art by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The self-portrait has become a model of what art is: the artwork is the image of its maker, and understanding the work means recovering from it an original vision of the artist. In this ground-breaking work, Joseph Leo Koerner analyzes the historical origin of this model in the art of Albrecht Durer and Hans Baldung Grien, the first modern self-portraitist and his principal disciple. By doing so, he develops new approaches to the visual image and to its history in early modern European culture. Koerner establishes the character of German Renaissance art by considering how Durer's and Baldung's pictures register changes in the status of the self during the sixteenth century. He contends that Durer's self-portrait of 1500, modeled after icons of Christ, reinvented art for new conditions of piety, labor, patronage, and self-understanding at the eve of the Reformation. So foundational is this invention to modern aesthetics, Koerner argues, that interpreting it takes us to the limits of traditional art-historical method. Self-portraiture becomes legible less through a history leading up to it, or through a sum of contexts that occasion it, than through its historical sight-line to the present. After a thorough examination of Durer's startlingly new self-portraits, the author turns to the work of Baldung, Durer's most gifted pupil, and demonstrates how the apprentice willfully disfigured Durer's vision. Baldung replaced the master's self-portraits with some of the most obscene and bizarre pictures in the history of art. In images of nude witches, animated cadavers, and copulating horses, Baldung portrays the debased self of the viewer as the true subject of art. The Moment of Self-Portraiture thus unfolds as passages from teacher to student, artist to viewer, reception, all within a culture that at once deified and abhorred originality. Koerner writes a new, philosophical art history in which the visual image is both document of history and living vehicle of thought. He demonstrates the extent to which novel ideas about self and interpretation invented by Renaissance artists and Reformation thinkers informed modern hermeneutics and helped to found our deepest assumptions about art and its messages
Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Albrecht Dürer's career from his first work in the medieval tradition of Martin Schongauer, through his Italian education in the classical tradition, to his sophisticated development of the woodcut and engraving techniques that changed the history of printmaking
Bosch & Bruegel : from enemy painting to everyday life by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this visually stunning and much anticipated book, acclaimed art historian Joseph Leo Koerner casts the art of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in a completely new light, revealing how the painting of everyday life was born from what seems its opposite: depictions of a foe hellbent on destroying us. Probing deeply the visual cunning of these Renaissance masters, Koerner uncovers art history's unexplored underside: the visual image as enemy. An absorbing study of the dark paradoxes of human creativity, Bosch and Bruegel is also a timely account of how hatred can be converted into tolerance through art. Koerner guides readers through all the major paintings, drawings, and prints of these two towering artists, including Bosch's elusive Garden of Earthly Delights, which forms the mesmerizing center of the historical tour de force. Elegantly written and abundantly illustrated the book is based on Koerner's A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, a series given annually at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. -- Inside jacket flap
Paul Klee : legends of the sign by Rainer Crone( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self portrait : Renaissance to contemporary by Anthony Bond( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With 140 images from collections all over the world, from Van Eyck to Chuck Close, this book includes pioneering essays on self-portraiture by leading art historians as well as informative analyses of almost sixty major works. The artists are shown constructing their identity, setting the scene for their life and times and above all showing themselves as creative individuals often captured in the act of conjuring their own image in the studio
The printed world of Pieter Bruegel, the elder by Barbara Butts( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists in exile : expressions of loss and hope by Frauke Josenhans( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book offers a wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated study of exiled artists from the 19th century through the present day, with notable attention to individuals who have often been relegated to the margins of publications on exile in art history. The artworks featured here, including photographs, paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture, present an expanded view of the conditions of exile-forced or voluntary-as an agent for both trauma and ingenuity. The introduction outlines the history and perception of exile in art over the past 200 years, and the book's four sections explore its aesthetic impact through the themes of home and mobility, nostalgia, transfer and adjustment, and identity. Essays and catalogue entries in each section showcase diverse artists, including not only European ones-for example, Jacques-Louis David, Paul Gauguin, George Grosz, and Kurt Schwitters-but also female, African American, East Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern artists, such as Elizabeth Catlett, Harold Cousins, Mona Hatoum, Lotte Jacobi, An-My Le, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Mu Xin, and Shirin Neshat.00Exhibition: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, United States (01.09. -31.12.2017)
William Kentridge : smoke, ashes, fable by William Kentridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-known South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) has become famous for his time-lapse animation movies and installations, as well as his activities as an opera and theater director. This book offers a unique selection of Kentridge's work curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges--at 800 years one of Europe's oldest surviving hospital buildings--organized around the themes of trauma and healing. The book features an introduction by Margaret K. Koerner, and also includes essays by diverse distinguished contributors: Benjamin Buchloh considers Kentridge's alternate reception of the historical avant-garde from a perspective of exile; Joseph Leo Koerner explores the artist's work as a self-styled process of working in which the past simultaneously disfigures and redeems; and Harmon Siegel examines Kentridge's approach to film history
Albrecht Dürer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly consists of exhibition catalogue (p. 77-314)
William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland : conversations in letters and lines( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland are two of South Africa's foremost visual artists. Kentridge is a successful animated filmmaker, opera director, performer and draughtsman, while Koorland has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim as a painter, printmaker and maker of objects. Born in the 1950s, they first met as university students in the mid-1970s, and have been talking about art ever since. Their friendship of nearly forty years has been mutually enriching, as the art of each has inspired and informed the other. This significant volume brings together a diverse selection of works from each artist to explore the formal and thematic links between their different practices. It focuses on the role of writing in their work, the relationship between drawing, painting and animation, their interest in film, their understanding of lines, alphabets and letters and the relationship between the iconic and the abstract, and maps and mapping. The book is divided into four essays by Briony Fer, Griselda Pollock, Joseph Leo Koerner and Ed Krcma, each of which provides a fresh perspective on the artists and their work, as well as a conversation between the artists and curator Tamar Garb, exploring the themes highlighted by the exhibition. 00Exhibition: Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (19.11.2016-19.02.2017)
Self portrait : Renaissance to contemporary by Anthony Bond( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Neue Geschichte der deutschen Literatur( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee und Edward Ruscha : Projekt der Moderne Sprache und Bild by Rainer Crone( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and religious reform in early modern Europe by Bridget Heal( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The religious turmoil of the sixteenth century constituted a turning point in the history of Western Christian art. The essays presented in this volume investigate the ways in which both Protestant and Catholic reform stimulated the production of religious images, drawing on examples from across Europe and beyond"--
Die Suche nach dem Labyrinth : der Mythos von Dädalus und Ikarus by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unheimliche Heimat : Henry Koerner, 1915-1991 by Henry Koerner( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dürer's hands by Joseph Leo Koerner( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Dürer's drawings of his own body, as dictinct from his explicit self-portraits, and their meaning for the artist himself and for his place in Western European art
Le rituel du serpent : récit d'un voyage en pays pueblo by Aby Warburg( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spécialiste du Quattrocento, A. Warburg passa plusieur mois en Amérique à étudier les rituels indiens, en particulier ceux des Hopis. Cette incursion dans cet univers lui permit de dégager la dimension anthropologique de l'art et de contribuer au décloisonnement des savoirs. Son oeuvre est ici accompagnée d'un texte de son élève et successeur F. Saxl et d'un essai inédit de B. Cestelli Guidi
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Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist
The reformation of the imageThe moment of self-portraiture in German renaissance artAlbrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artistSelf portrait : Renaissance to contemporaryAlbrecht Dürer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artistSelf portrait : Renaissance to contemporary
Alternative Names
Joseph Koerner American art historian

Joseph Koerner Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Joseph Koerner historiador del arte estadounidense

Joseph Koerner historien de l'art américain

Joseph Leo Koerner

Koerner, J. L.

Koerner, Joseph L.

Koerner, Joseph L. 1958-

Кернер, Джозеф

ケーナー, J. L.

English (171)

German (34)

French (11)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)