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Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)

Works: 449 works in 1,132 publications in 4 languages and 16,842 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, his, Organizer of meeting, Other, 475, Publisher, Contributor, Sponsor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Germany) Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin
American art in the 20th century : painting and sculpture, 1913-1993 by Germany) Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty by Ausstellung Afrika - die Kunst eines Kontinents( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a landmark exhibition of art on view at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides an accessible overview to one of the world's great art traditions. Africa is the birthplace of human civilization, and produced some of humankind's earliest art objects. This book presents masterworks organized into seven geographical areas - Ancient Egypt and Nubia, eastern Africa, southern Africa, central Africa, western Africa and the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and Northern Africa. Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone provide stunning proof of the aesthetic strength of African traditions, even in the case of utilitarian works that were not made to be "art". In some cases, the very concept of art was foreign to their makers, as Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in his essay. In an epic overview of Africa's earliest history, Ekpo Eyo makes a strong case for dispensing with the popular misconception that northern Africa, Northwestern Africa and Egypt - is somehow not an integral part of the African continent. Peter Mark addresses the religious and cultural interaction between northern and sub-Saharan Africa during the spread of Islam and Christianity. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the reception of African art in the West in the early part of this century, outlining how these works - like most everything from Africa - provoked "a certain anxiety" in the Western imagination. Suzanne Preston Blier elucidates the myths surrounding the art of Africa. And an international team of scholars explores the significance of each of the objects reproduced. The volume is rounded off with a selected bibliography
The age of modernism : art in the 20th century by Germany) Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om malerkunst og skulptur i 20. århundrede
Pacific standard time : Los Angeles art, 1945-1980( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. Grounded in more than a decade of research, Pacific Standard Time analyzes L.A.'s art scene from the end of World War II to the beginning of the 1980s, demonstrating the pioneering role Southern California artists played in the twentieth century's most influential art movements."--Page 4 of cover
German art : from Beckmann to Richter : images of a divided country by Eckhart Gillen( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought the division of Germany to an end. This book—a survey of German art between 1945 and 1990—compares how art mirrored the different political circumstances in the two German states during this period. It reveals for the first time how artists from East and West Germany responded to the Nazi dictatorship, the Holocaust and the world war, and various political developments, showing that the dividing line between East and West was much less strict than has been imagined.Authorities on German art discuss major works by such artists as Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Otto Dix, Josef Albers, Georg Baselitz, Eva Hesse, Gerhard Richter, Josef Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Hanne Darboven, and others. The book also includes biographies of the artists. -- Publisher's description
Central European avant-gardes : exchange and transformation, 1910-1930 by Timothy O Benson( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afbeeldingen en teksten over stromingen, figuren, publicaties, tentoonstellingen in Belgrado, Berlijn, Boekarest, Boedapest, Krakau, Dessau, Ljubljana, Lódz, Poznan, Praag, Wenen, Warschau, Weimar en Zagreb
Metropolis : International Art Exhibition Berlin, 1991 by Christos M Joachimides( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Sherman by Cindy Sherman( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since her earliest photographs in the 1970s, Cindy Sherman has established herself as one of the most respected contemporary artists. Sherman's work is playful and provocative, and immensely imaginative. It also addresses important issues such as the role and image of women, the question of identity, and the power of images to generate new narratives." "Organized chronologically, Cindy Sherman provides a comprehensive review of the artist's work, from the early Bus Riders, Murder Mystery, and Untitled Film Stills, to the most recent Clowns."--BOOK JACKET
Frida Kahlo : retrospective by Frida Kahlo( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist's private writings and the intense public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo's work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art
Bauhaus : a conceptual model by Bauhaus-Archiv (Berlin)( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Walter Gropius' guiding principles in founding the Bauhaus was that "design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society." As a result of this ethos, Bauhaus artists and designers experimented freely with everything from painting to furniture, producing countless masterpieces in many genres. This comprehensive volume takes stock of the Bauhaus' output by highlighting 68 projects, with a particular focus on neglected aspects of the school's legacy. A different author is assigned to respond to each work, creating an inventory of celebrated and lesser-known works that helps the reader to tangibly cohere the Bauhaus' daunting achievements. Marking the ninetieth anniversary of the school's founding, this comprehensive volume, with nearly 400 color illustrations, is made possible through the collaborative efforts of three institutions: the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design in Berlin, Dessau's Stiftung Bauhaus and the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar (Klassik Stiftung). Also featured are essays by the Director of the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar, Michael Siebenbrodt, and the artist and writer, Jeff Wall."--Jacket
Ai Weiwei : evidence by Weiwei Ai( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begleitband zur weltweit grössten Einzelausstellung des politischen Konzeptkünstlers Ai Weiwei in Berlin. Der eindrucksvolle und bestens bebilderte Band behandelt unter anderem die Ai Weiweis ästhetischen Widerstand, seinen Umgang mit der Tradition und seinen Blick auf die europäische Moderne
Meret Oppenheim : retrospective by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work celebrates the 100th birthday of the key representative of French Surrealism, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985). With Breakfast in Fur (1936), a teacup covered in fur, the young woman became a legend and key protagonist of French Surrealism. Her multifaceted, independent oeuvre includes painting, sculpture, poetry, and design, and avoids any sort of stylistic categorization or strict lines of development. Themes determine her artistic work: the transformation of the genders, of man and animal, nature and culture, reality and imagination; dreams, myths, games, and literary material, such as the writings of C.G. Jung, serve as sources of inspiration. The publication illuminates her diverse body of work in an international context and demonstrates the influence this personality had on later generations of artists, for instance as a feminist role model."--The Publisher
Zeitgeist : international art exhibition, Berlin 1982 : Martin-Gropius-Bau( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Multiple languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first publication devoted to a previously largely overlooked group of works by the internationally acclaimed artist Rebecca Horn - her rich and diverse graphic oeuvre. The drawings completed by Rebecca Horn since the sixties include preliminary studies for sculptures, works produced in conjunction with her sculptures and installations, and entirely autonomous pieces. Many of these diagrams, scores, technical designs, and evidently spontaneous drawings are enriched with collaged objects, printed words, and lines of poetry
Christo and Jeanne-Claude : early works 1958-1969 ; [on the occasion of the exhibition "Christo and Jeanne-Claude, early works 1958-1969," organized by the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin] by Christo( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this title the works of the early period (1958-1969) of artistic activities by Christo and Jeanne-Claude are united to show how their exceptional career developed. From the very early small packages to wrapped barrels and other wrapped objects like chairs, tables, typewriters, bottles, flowers and telephones to the period of storefronts - some of them life-size - and the first proposals to wrap entire buildings, the experience of this art-form is presented. Already in the sixties the artists moved their work out of the studio into open space to confront the general public with their art. Early examples like the "Dockside Packages" at Cologne Harbor in 1961, the "Iron Curtain-Wall of Oil Barrels" blocking the Rue Visconti in Paris in 1962 and the "Wrapped Fountain" and "Wrapped Medieval Tower" in Spoleto finally led to the "5,600 Cubicmeter Package, Documenta 4, Kassel" an Air Package 280 feet high and to the first wrapped buildings, the wrapping of the "Kunsthalle Bern" in 1968 and the "Wrapped Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago" in 1969. The book concludes with the work "Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, One million square feet, Sydney, Australia" when the wrapping of a whole coastline provided a taste of things to come in the following decade
László Moholy-Nagy : the art of light by László Moholy-Nagy( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bauhaus conflicts, 1919-2009 : controversies and counterparts( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only an idea has the power to spread so far." Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The Bauhaus, one of the icons of modernism, was controversial from the start--not only because of internal strife, but also due to critique or enmities from the outside. And the controversy did not end with the closure of the Bauhaus itself. Yet nothing else revealed Bauhaus ideas and ideology as well as these confrontations did. Through them, the basic issues of the modernist program became clear. It became obvious that there was no such thing as one kind of modernism, just as there was no ONE Bauhaus; instead, there were different, contradictory, and even oppositional movements and positions: the Bauhauses. Few cultural movements have been as politically instrumentalized as the Bauhaus has. These controversies reflect the relationship between politics and culture in the twentieth century, and hence, the history of the construction of German identity
Rebecca Horn : Bodylandscapes : drawings, sculptures, installations 1964-2004 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New German architecture : a reflexive modernism( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this portrait of contemporary architecture in Germany, well-known authors in the field describe 26 buildings and projects by German architects from 1990, from 11 architectural firms. It provides an overview of the most important movements in German architecture since 1975
Kaiser Augustus und die verlorene Republik : eine Ausstellung im Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 7. Juni-14. August 1988 by M Hofter( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
American art in the 20th century : painting and sculpture, 1913-1993
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beautyThe age of modernism : art in the 20th centuryGerman art : from Beckmann to Richter : images of a divided countryCentral European avant-gardes : exchange and transformation, 1910-1930Cindy ShermanFrida Kahlo : retrospectiveBauhaus : a conceptual modelRebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006
Alternative Names

Gropius-Bau Berlin

Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)

Gropius-Bau (Berlín, Německo)

Gropius-Bau (Berlīne, Vācija)


Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin.

Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Allemagne)

Martin-Gropius Bau Berlin, RFA

Мартин-Гропиус Бау (Berlīne, Vācija)