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Landauer, Susan

Works: 53 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 5,424 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Art  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: ND235.S27, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Landauer
Art of engagement : visual politics in California and beyond by Peter Howard Selz( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of Engagement takes the first comprehensive look at the key role of California's art and artists in politics and culture since 1945. Tracing the remarkably fertile confluence of political agitation and passionately engaged art, Peter Selz leads readers on a journey that begins with the Nazi death camps and moves through the Bay Area's Free Speech Movement of 1964, the birth of Beat and hippie countercultures, the Chicano labor movement in the San Joaquin Valley, the beginning of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, and some of the most radical manifestations of the women's movement, gay liberation, Red Power, and environmental activism. It also deals with artists' responses to critical issues such as censorship and capital punishment. Selz follows California's outpouring of political art into the present with responses to September 11 and the war in Iraq. In the process, Selz considers the work of artists such as Robert Arneson, Hans Burkhardt, Jerome (Caja), Enrique Chagoya, Judy Chicago, Llyn Foulkes, Rupert García, Helen and Newton Harrison, Wally Hedrick, Suzanne Lacy, Hung Liu, Peter Saul, Miriam Schapiro, Allan Sekula, Mark di Suvero, Masami Teraoka, and Carrie Mae Weems. Abundantly illustrated and beautifully produced, Art of Engagement showcases many types of media, including photographs, found objects, drawings and prints, murals, painting, sculpture, ceramics, installations, performance art, and collage. Readers will come away from the book with a historical sense of the significant role California has played in generating political art and also how the state has stimulated politically engaged art throughout the world
The San Francisco school of abstract expressionism by Susan Landauer( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elmer Bischoff : the ethics of paint by Susan Landauer( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) is generally regarded as one of the leaders among the artists in the San Francisco Bay Area who, after contributing to the local emergence of Abstract Expressionism during the 1940s and 50s, shifted the terms of their spectacularly sensual brushwork to recognizable imagery. Bill Berkson writes that if "David Park was the classicist of the founding triad of the Bay Area Figurative painters, and Richard Diebenkorn the modernist, Bischoff was the romantic." Designed to accompany a major retrospective of Bischoff's work, this volume is illustrated with duotones and color plates that faithfully capture the subtle variations in shade that characterize the painter's oeuvre. Berkson and Susan Landauer, both of whom knew Bischoff, provide the definitive view of the life, art, and teaching career of this important artist."--Jacket
California impressionists by Susan Landauer( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years around the turn of the century were a dynamic time in American art. Different and seemingly contradictory movements were evolving, and the dominant style that emerged during this period was Impressionism. Based in part on the broken brushwork and high-keyed palette of Claude Monet, it was a form especially suited to the dramatic landscape and shimmering light of California. American Impressionism grew in popularity as artists from across the nation migrated to the Golden State. There they created a remarkable style, often referred to as California plein-air painting, combining several aspects of American and European art and capturing the brilliant mix of color and light that defined California. This book celebrates forty Impressionist painters who worked in California from 1900 through the beginning of the Great Depression. A joint effort of The Irvine Museum and the Georgia Museum of Art, it includes widely recognized California artists such as Maurice Braun and Guy Rose, less well known artists such as Mary DeNeale Morgan and Donna Schuster, and eastern painters who worked briefly in the region, such as Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase. The contributors' essays examine the socioeconomic forces that shaped this art movement, as well as the ways in which the art reflected California's self-cultivated image as a healthful, sun-splashed arcadia. Beautifully illustrated, with 72 full-color plates, California Impressionists recreates the vibrant splendor of a unique period in American art
The not-so-still life : a century of California painting and sculpture by Susan Landauer( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In illustrated essays, as entertaining as they are informative, The Not-So-Still Life traces the great variety of media and forms these artists have engaged as they have moved the still life not just off the table, but off the wall and into three dimensions. Susan Landauer, William H. Gerdts, and Patricia Trenton investigate a range of forces and influences - whether historical, sociological, economic, psychological, or biographical - that have played into this evolution, from the plein-air Impressionism of the early twentieth century to the Synchromist bouquets of Stanton Macdonald-Wright, the revolving table settings of Charles Ray, and the electronic sculptures of Alan Rath. In doing so they deepen our understanding of American art over the last century." "Presenting, interpreting, and celebrating the world-renowned and the lesser-known California artists who have uniquely defined and redefined the still life, this volume offers an exploration of the sensual pleasures, the aesthetic challenges, and the intellectual and perceptual associations of a century of art through the prism of a single genre."--Jacket
Richard Diebenkorn : the Ocean Park series by Richard Diebenkorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. This stunning exhibition catalogue celebrates in-depth for the first time Richard Diebenkorn's seminal Ocean Park works, serving as a major reference and a source of new scholarship on the series. As he traversed the worlds of abstract expressionism and figurative painting, Diebenkorn became one of America's most beloved postwar artists. The Ocean Park series, begun in 1967and comprising works in a variety of media, is arguably the most celebrated of his illustrious career. This book features beautifully reproduced works that radiate with color, allowing readers to appreciate the artist's evolving palette as well as his brilliant geometric explorations. The paintings, prints, drawings, and collages that make up the series are examined from diverse perspectives in essays that bring to light new influences and conceptual frameworks that reposition the Ocean Park series, as well as the artist's role in the history of postwar art. The result is a timely re-examination of a major body of work that will excite the numerous fans of this quintessential California artist
Obata's Yosemite : the art and letters of Chiura Obata from his trip to the High Sierra in 1927 by Chiura Obata( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes 80 full-color reproductions of Obata's pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, and day-by-day narratives woven through his correspondences
Hassel Smith : paintings 1937-1997 by Petra Giloy-Hirtz( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on the Abstract Expressionist painter Hassel Smith illustrates all periods of the artist's many-faceted career. Considered by critics as a "West Coast underground legend," Hassel Smith was an influential member of the experimental school of artists that emerged from post-World War II California. Together with Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and Richard Diebenkorn, Smith made his name at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and from 1950 until the mid-1960s with successful exhibitions in Europe and on both coasts of the US. While his breakthrough paintings are characterized by their wildly vibrant brushstrokes and explosions of color, Smith was equally adept in a more restrained style, producing in later years the magisterial sequence of "measured" abstractions. As an initial burst of fame subsided, Smith continued to paint with unwavering energy. The result is a robust and dynamic body of work that reflects Smith's persistent curiosity and the breadth of his inquiry into the possibilities of painting. Long awaited by followers of the innovative art of the American Far West, this volume presents a full appreciation of Smith's achievement"--Publisher's description
Of dogs and other people : the art of Roy De Forest by SUSAN LANDAUER( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roy De Forest's brightly colored, crazy-quilted jungles dotted with nipples of paint and inhabited by a cast of characters uniquely his own (a perennial favorite being his wild-eyed, pointy-eared dogs) appeal to a broad spectrum of viewers from young to old, from the casual visitor to the most sophisticated art aficionado. OMCA's project aims to reassess De Forest's art-historical position, placing him in a national rather than solely regional/West Coast context. Landauer positions De Forest as part of a bicoastal alternative current of American art that has been poorly documented and deliberately ran counter to better publicized tendencies of the 1960s and 1970s, notably Pop, Minimalism, and post-painterly abstraction. Despite the playfulness of his work, close study of De Forest's art reveals deep layers of meaning. He was a fan of popular science fiction and adventure stories, but he was also well versed in Australian aboriginal art, ukiyo-e prints, poetry, literature, and the history of philosophy. He enjoyed secreting obscure art-historical references into his work: animals might assume postures found in Medieval or Renaissance art, or a drawing that appears to depict a comic-book character may in fact refer to Titian's triple-headed allegory of Prudence. This engaging publication presents gorgeous color reproductions of 150 of De Forest's finest artworks, plus a variety of figure illustrations that illuminate the artist's diverse sources and freewheeling social and creative milieu in Northern California"--
Tragic kingdom : the art of Camille Rose Garcia by Camille Rose Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections : the San Jose Museum of Art permanent collection by San Jose Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grillo : abstract expressionism : the formative years 1946-1948 by John Grillo( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1946 to 1947, Grillo played a seminal role in the San Francisco branch of a movement that would revolutionize American art. Today, Grillo is acknowledged as perhaps the first and the purest "Action Painter" on the west coast, and one of the most influential painters of San Francisco's school of abstract expressionism. What is not know is that Grillo's efforts paralleled and in some cases anticipated developments in the East [coast of the United States]. -- Publishers' description
Dream games : the art of Robert Schwartz by Susan Landauer( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Conover : alchemy of light by Mary Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper trails : San Francisco abstract expressionist prints, drawings, and watercolors( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lighter side of Bay Area figuration : Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art by Susan Landauer( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Corbett : a retrospective. by Susan Landauer( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Paul Jones : the pursuit of beauty's perfect proof by John Paul Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the earth--landscapes by Jack Stuppin by Jack Stuppin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to the Hudson River School : paintings by Jack Stuppin by Jack Stuppin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art of engagement : visual politics in California and beyond
The San Francisco school of abstract expressionismElmer Bischoff : the ethics of paintCalifornia impressionistsThe not-so-still life : a century of California painting and sculptureRichard Diebenkorn : the Ocean Park seriesObata's Yosemite : the art and letters of Chiura Obata from his trip to the High Sierra in 1927Tragic kingdom : the art of Camille Rose GarciaGrillo : abstract expressionism : the formative years 1946-1948Mary Conover : alchemy of light
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