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Altshuler, Bruce

Overview
Works: 42 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 5,667 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Collaborator
Classifications: NB237.N6, 709.04
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The avant-garde in exhibition : new art in the 20th century by Bruce Altshuler ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The avant-garde is a twentieth-century phenomenon. By the turn of the nineteenth century, artists were beginning to address a far larger audience than ever before, and it was one on whose understanding they could no longer depend. Aesthetic concerns, too, had shifted from representing visual phenomena to reconfiguring the visible world in new and complicated ways. The public was rarely amused. Indeed, as these newer forms of art were presented in now famous exhibitions, derision and anger were the customary responses of the public and the critics. Artists formed more or less cohesive groups of like-thinking individuals who styled themselves the "avant-garde," really a military term for those pathfinders who first venture into unknown or enemy territory. Through photographs of personalities, installations, and works of art, and in a lively text that recounts the artistic thinking and the gossip that surrounded each new movement, The Avant-Garde in Exhibition: New Art in the 20th Century traces this phenomenon from its beginnings in the Fauvist Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1905 through such notorious events as the exhibitions of the Section d'Or (Paris) and the Blue Rider (Munich), the Armory Show (New York), the Futurist 0-10 exhibition (Petrograd), the Dada Fair (Berlin), the Nazi's Degenerate Art Exhibition (Munich), the First Papers of Surrealism (New York), Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century (New York), the Ninth Street Show (New York), the Gutai Art Association (Japan), Le Vide (Paris), Full-Up (Paris), the New Realists (New York), Primary Structures (New York), and When Attitudes Become Form (Bern)
Isamu Noguchi by Sam Hunter ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man of inexhaustible energy and invention, the sculptor Isamu Noguchi was always in motion. Ranging across the century and filled with engaging persons and places, Noguchi's story is a compelling one. This book includes little-known documentary photographs from the artist's own archives and striking full-color images from every aspect of his multifaceted career.--[book cover]
Isamu Noguchi and modern Japanese ceramics : a close embrace of the earth by Louise Allison Cort ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics scholars illuminate the overlooked zone of interaction between conceptions of art and craft by focusing on the work of ceramic artists who believed themselves centrally engaged with modernism, surrealism, and other issues of concern to an international art world. Bert Winther-Tamaki considers issues of identity that shaped Noguchi's "embrace" of the Japanese earth as a medium of modern sculpture and design. An essay by Niimi Ryu examines the broader discursive milieu of Japanese ceramics in the early postwar years. Louise Allison Cort focuses on postwar Japanese ceramic artists ranging from traditionalists such as Kitaoji Rosanjin and the "Living National Treasure" designates, to primitivists exemplified by Okamoto Taro and Tsuji Shindo, to avant-garde experimentalists led by the Sodeisha group. Bruce Altshuler's essay reviews the ways in which the American reception of Noguchi's ceramic work displayed particular attitudes toward art-making and national identity. Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics will appeal to scholars, contemporary sculpture enthusiasts, and all those interested in Japanese ceramics and sculpture."--BOOK JACKET
Collecting the new : museums and contemporary art by Bruce Altshuler ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value. By acquiring such art, museums gamble on the future. In addition, new technologies and alternative conceptions of the artwork have created special problems of conservation, while social, political, and aesthetic changes have generated new categories of works to be collected. Following Bruce Altshuler's introduction on the European and American history of museum collecting of art by living artists, the book comprises newly commissioned essays by twelve distinguished curators representing a wide range of museums. First considered are general issues including the acquisition process, and collecting by universal survey museums and museums that focus on modern and contemporary art. Following are groups of essays that address collecting in particular media, including prints and drawings, new (digital) media, and film and video; and national- and ethnic-specific collecting (contemporary art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and African-American art). The closing essay examines the conservation problems created by contemporary works--for example, what is to be done when deterioration is the artist's intent?" -- Book jacket
Yes Yoko Ono by Alexandra Munroe ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This illustrated book is the first full survey of the artist's career to include work in all media, including film and music. An introductory essay by Alexandra Munroe explores Ono's life, her relationship to international avant-garde movements in America and Japan, and the aspects of her art and thought that have guided her prolific production over four decades. Jon Hendrick's study of Ono and Fluxus offers new insights into her contributions to one of the most radical collectives in the history of modern art. Essays by Murray Sayle, David Ross, and Jann S. Wenner enrich our understanding of Ono's complex role as one of the most public icons of the late twentieth century"--Bk. jacket
Isamu Noguchi : essays and conversations by Isamu Noguchi ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exhibitions that made art history ( Book )
in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive reference book on contemporary art group exhibitions. Coverage includes the development of modern art, shown through all of the most influential group exhibitions in history. This is intended to be a two-volume set, with the second volume intended for publication in 2009. Volume 1 opens with the revolutionary first Salon des Refušs in Paris of 1863 and concludes with the multi-locational international exhibition 'The New American Painting', organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 195859. This work includes a wealth of rare documentary material and ephemera, such as installation photographs, publications and reviews of the period. This is an exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century art, exhibition design or curatorial practice. - Publisher
Biennials and beyond : exhibitions that made art history, 1962-2002 by Bruce Altshuler ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the past decade, the history of art exhibitions has become an important area of academic and critical inquiry. Exhibitions are hubs of interaction within the art world, the places where artists, dealers, critics, and collectors come together, and where the newest art first comes before the public. This is the first book to position a range of contemporary exhibitions in the context of art history, providing installation photographs, exhibition floor plans and critical texts from the time, as well as an expansive account of recent exhibition history. This book documents 25 of the most significant and pioneering exhibitions that took place between 1962 and 2002. Some shows have been selected for their innovative installation, others for the impact they had on the reception of contemporary art either globally or in a given country, and yet others for the role they played in advancing significant trends in recent art. Together they form an exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in contemporary art, the history of exhibitions and curatorial practice
Salon to biennial : exhibitions that made art history by Bruce Altshuler ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title provides a look into the production and reception of exhibitions that made art history through documents and images. Volume one documents 24 of the most groundbreaking international exhibitions from 1863-1959
Do it ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Do it" began in 1993 with a discussion among Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier and Hans-Ulrich Obist in the Café Select in Paris. From this encounter arose the idea of an exhibition of do-it-yourself descriptions or procedural instructions for art. In 1993, in cooperation with the AFAA (Association Française d'Action Artistique) twelve original do it texts were translated into eight languages and sent as a diplomatic dispatch to each country with which France maintains diplomatic relations. The first do it took place in September 1994 at the Ritter Kunsthalle In Klagenfurt, Austria
A manual for the 21st century art institution ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salon to Biennial : exhibitions that made art history by Bruce Altshuler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miró & Noguchi : selections from the Martin Z. Margulies collection : [exhibition] September 8-October 11, 1995 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salon to Biennial : exhibitions that made art history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salon to Biennial : exhibitions that made art history by Phaidon Press ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isamu Noguchi, early abstraction : April 21-June 19, 1994 by Isamu Noguchi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isamu Noguchi : early abstraction by Isamu Noguchi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isamu Noguchi : Fundación Juan March, 16 de abril-26 de junio, 1994 by Isamu Noguchi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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