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Sussman, Elisabeth 1939-

Works: 146 works in 473 publications in 3 languages and 12,079 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Curator, Compiler, wat, Contributor, Interviewer, zxx, Adapter
Classifications: N6537.H4, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Elisabeth Sussman
Most widely held works by Elisabeth Sussman
Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Eggleston : democratic camera, photographs and video, 1961-2008 by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis's Graceland, a freezer stuffed with food, a Gulf gasoline sign standing in a deserted rural landscape, these are only a few of the iconic images captured by the "democratic camera" of photographer William Eggleston. Not only has he drawn upon images so telling of American culture, he has produced them with an intensity and balance of color that have helped elevate the entire field of color photography to a fine art, especially since his 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Drawing together Eggleston̕s famous and lesser known works, this lavishly illustrated catalogue is the first to examine both his photography and videos. Of particular relevance are his black and white images from the late 1950s and 1960s, which helped shape his color photography, as well as the relationship between his provocative video recordings of 1970s Memphis nightlife and his later work. Included are reproductions of newly restored prints, executed specifically for the exhibition. Filled with new and challenging contributions to scholarship and accompanying the first major U.S. survey of his work, this catalogue will prove the standard reference for Eggleston's photographs for years to come
Eva Hesse : sculpture by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the greatest American artists of the 1960s, continues to inspire and to endure in large part because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities. Her latex and fiberglass sculptures in particular have a resonance that transcends the boundaries of minimalist art in which she had her roots. Hesse's breakthrough solo exhibition - Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in New York in 1968 - was a turning point in postwar American art. "Eva Hesse: Sculpture" focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides a rare opportunity to look at Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in never-before-seen family diaries and photographs. Essays consider Hesse's art from a variety of angles: Elisabeth Sussman discusses the sculptures shown in the 1968 solo exhibition; Fred Wasserman delves into the Hesse family's life in Nazi Germany and in the German Jewish community in New York in the 1940s; Yve-Alain Bois examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s; and Mark Godfrey analyses the importance of Hesse's celebrated hanging sculptures of 1969-70. In addition to colour reproductions of the artist's sculpture, the book features a copiously illustrated chronology of the artist's life
Nan Goldin : I'll be your mirror by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

22 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nan Godin : I'll Be Your Mirror presents the first twenty-five years of the artist's work, beginning in the early 1970s with the party years in Boston and New York and moving on to the euphoria and espair of widespread drug abuse, the burgeoning AIDS crisis, the collective dwill to survive, and the inevitable passage of time. Goldin's compelling photographs, including her deep and complex midlife portraits, take us to the core of our human condition
Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was a highly experimental artist who continually challenged the conventions of her time. For Hesse, drawing played a unique role, providing the nexus between her works in all media. "Eva Hesse Drawing" is the first book to explore her drawing process, following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing. The book features important, recently rediscovered 'working drawings', providing an intimate look at Hesse's everyday practice and methodology. An accomplished draftswoman, Hesse began to develop her wandering, tentative line while studying at Yale University in the late 1950s. Her early 1960s works on paper engaged with visual vocabularies from geometry to biomorphic abstraction. In 1965, Hesse combined her tactile sensibility for materials with her stringlike line to achieve a breakthrough in her astonishing reliefs, bridging the space between two and three dimensions. Balancing the disembodiment of line with its intensified materialisation, Hesse went on to develop one of the most innovative oeuvres of the twentieth century, anticipating the hybridisation of media and crossing borderlines linking one impossible space to another
Keith Haring by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, mysterious chalk drawings of simple outline figures began appearing on unused advertising space in New York City's subway stations. Combining the appeal of Disney cartoons with the sophisticated "primitivism" of such artists as Jean Dubuffet, these underground artworks were bold, humorous, accessible, subversive--and unmistakably the work of one man, Keith Haring. This is the first look back at this singular talent. 325 illustrations, 175 in color
Rosemarie Trockel by Rosemarie Trockel( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florine Stettheimer : Manhattan fantastica by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Matta Clark : you are the measure by Gordon Matta-Clark( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive book incorporates important new information from the Matta-Clark archive, presenting a compelling reappraisal of the unique beauty and radical nature of Matta-Clark's punnings, plans, performances, and interventions evident in the many media in which he worked
On the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time : the Situationist International, 1957-1972( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of ambition : artists & New York, 1900-1960 by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

20 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of Ambition, published to accompany a Whitney Museum exhibition, takes its title from the famous 1910 Alfred Stieglitz photograph of New York's then-burgeoning skyline. Both the book and exhibition explore the creative ferment of the first half of the century, seeking to reveal and revel in the notion of ambition as an idealized source of energy and inspiration. Paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs by some of America's most renowned artist - Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Edward Hopper, Diane Arbus, Jackson Pollock, and many more - provide a broad overview of expressive interpretations. This magnificently illustrated catalogue includes a preface and introductions to each plate section by Whitney Museum curator Elisabeth Sussman and Corey Keller. In addition, the volume includes a selection of reprinted poems, excerpts, and lyrics by well-known writers, and a lively essay on New York and its artists by Brendan Gill
Mike Kelley : catholic tastes by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Thek : Diver, a retrospective by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sculptor, painter, & installation artist, Paul Thek (1933-1988) is primarily known for hyper-realistic works of human body parts executed in fleshlike beeswax & for his strongly symbolic, room-size installations constructed from transitory materials. This title deals with the artist's influence on the art world
Building with nature : roots of the San Francisco Bay region tradition by Leslie Mandelson Freudenheim( )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherrie Levine : mayhem by Johanna Burton( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the American photographer and conceptual artist Sherrie Levine has been the subject of much critical discourse for the 30 years, she has not been the subject of a comprehensive survey, until now. This volume contains 150 colour images that cover the full range of Levine's practice
An American index of the hidden and unfamiliar by Taryn Simon( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le visage sombre et décidé de cette jeune artiste américaine renferme un mystère que son exposition nommée An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar dévoile, sans pourtant en livrer le secret. Cette jeune trentenaire s'attache ici à montrer l'autre côté du miroir de l'Amérique, miroir brisé...Au fur et à mesure du visionnage, l'inquiétante étrangeté qui se dégage des clichés de Taryn Simon nous amène presque à appréhender l'arrivée du suivant.Est-ce que ce sont ces luminosités sombres qui effraient, comme un voile trouble que l'on jette sur la réalité ? Est-ce l'aspect sordide de ces teintes usées qui dérange ? Ou le contraste des couleurs, qui opère un glissement vers le surnaturel et donne le vertige ? Est-ce le discours qui accompagne chaque photo? Comme autant d'auscultations froides et détachées qui resituent la photographie dans une perspective sociopolitique affligeante. ¦La photographe livre des situations qui semblent si calmement documentées, un contexte si clairement énoncé, est-ce alors cette rigueur qui égare ?¦Il est clair que les thématiques choisis par Taryn Simon nous fragilisent. Son travail semble se situer à l'endroit des dérives obscènes des sociétés. L'endroit où celles-ci dégénèrent.Ce tigre blanc magnifique est issu d'un croisement. L'animal paie alors sa beauté du prix d'une consanguinité qui la rendu retardé et de fines déformations physiques qui l'empêchent entre autre de respirer normalement. Cette jeune palestinienne dont on ne voit que les jambes vient se racheter un hymen pour un prix monstrueux dans un contexte sordide, tout ça pour ne pas risquer un rejet de sa famille. Et cet endroit où l'on congèle les corps des hommes ou des animaux dans l'espoir qu'un jour on pourra les ramener à la vie. La photographe, qui expose maintenant ses clichés dans le monde entier, réalise des reportages très fouillés sur des sujets dérangeants. Sa précédente série de photographies The innocent rassemblait des portraits de personnes condamnées pour meurtre puis innocentées. Taryn Simon réfléchissait par ce biais au rôle que joue la photographie dans le dispositif judiciaire américain. Objet nécessaire au procédé d'identification et de condamnation, capable alors de transformer l'innocent en criminel. ¦La jeune femme s'est également intéressée à la C.I.A comme à Disney, et traque tout ce qui peut se cacher derrière chaque (apparamment) belle vitrine. Inquiétant? On ne sait pas pour qui finalement...¦
Whitney Biennial 2012 by Whitney Biennial( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its introduction in 1932, the Whitney Biennial--the Museum's signature exhibition and a highly anticipated event in the art world--has charted new developments in contemporary art. Inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, these biennial exhibitions have demonstrated the museum's commitment to supporting the development of 20th- and 21st-century American art. The 2012 Biennial features works by approximately 50 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, dance, and performance. Elisabeth Sussman (co-organizer of the influential, politically provocative 1993 Whitney Biennial) and Jay Sanders provide an insightful joint essay, and a group of art historians and critics contribute entries on common themes and ideas from the represented artists' techniques and influences. In addition, a significant portion of the catalogue is devoted to original contributions from each of the participating artists, in a unique effort to provide a more experiential understanding of the exhibition. For more information on the 2012 Whitney Biennial and its participating artists, visit"-
Diane Arbus : a chronology, 1923-1971 by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diane Arbus: A Chronology is the closest thing possible to a contemporaneous diary by one of the most daring, influential, and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Drawn primarily from Arbus's correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues; personal notebooks; and other unpublished writings, this beautifully produced volume exposes the astonishing vision of an artist with the courage to see things as they are and the grace to permit them simply to be. The Chronology also includes exhaustively researched footnotes, and biographies of fifty-five personalities, family members, friends, and colleagues, including Marvin Israel, Lisette Model, Weegee and August Sander."--Publisher's description
Remote viewing : invented worlds in recent painting and drawing by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New painting and drawing is the subject ofRemote Viewing, which accompanies an exhibition at the Whitney Museum. The book brings together eight artists, some well known, others emerging, all of whom create new worlds that exist somewhere between abstraction and representation. Each of the featured artists-Franz Ackermann, Steve DiBenedetto, Carroll Dunham, Ati Maier, Julie Mehretu, Matthew Ritchie, Alexander Ross, and Terry Winters -is part of a revitalization that has been seen in recent years in contemporary painting and drawing. Their work grapples with the overwhelming abundance of information now present in our lives, information that is historical, scientific, technological, geographical, visual, literary, hallucinogenic, mass-media, or otherwise, and shares a fascination with assertive color, invented form, and the construction of dynamic spaces. The book includes color illustrations of works in the exhibition as well as studio photography of each artist
El corazón sangrante = The bleeding heart by Olivier Debroise( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eva Hesse
William Eggleston : democratic camera, photographs and video, 1961-2008Eva Hesse : sculptureNan Goldin : I'll be your mirrorEva Hesse drawingKeith HaringFlorine Stettheimer : Manhattan fantasticaGordon Matta Clark : you are the measureCity of ambition : artists & New York, 1900-1960
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Sussman, Elisabeth

Sussman Elisabeth Sacks

Sussman, Elisabeth Sacks 1939-

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