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Oakland Museum of California

Works: 149 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 7,897 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: N6537.B783, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Oakland Museum of California
The art of Joan Brown by Karen Tsujimoto( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first book to fully explore Joan Brown's artistic career, Karen Tsujimoto provides an overview of Brown's life, from her San Francisco childhood to her years as a mature artist and teacher. Jacquelynn Baas focuses on Brown's use of universal and personal symbolism by analyzing one of her most celebrated paintings, The Bride. In addition to many fine reproductions of her work and personal photographs from her family's collection, the authors have included material from extensive interviews with Joan Brown that allow her to speak for herself about art and the creative process
Elmer Bischoff : the ethics of paint by Susan Landauer( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 624 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
What's going on? : California and the Vietnam era( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The war in Vietnam - a turning point in twentieth-century American history - affected every aspect of life in this country. A case study of the political passions, spiritual pain, and cultural divisions produced by the wars, What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era provides for the first time a balanced and personal look at the Vietnam years in California." "Conceived in tandem with the Oakland Museum of California's innovative national touring exhibition of the same title, this collection of essays captures the essence of a unique time and place. The exhibition itself centers on events between 1965 and 1975 and examines the legacy of those years in the state today through some five hundred historical artifacts - documents, new accounts, photographs, film clips, musical excerpts, and personal stories, presented in multiple formats. These accompanying essays delve deeper into the themes raised by the exhibition, looking into such topics as the relationship between cold war politics, the Vietnam War, and California's economy; social activism from the Right and the Left; the rise of the feminist, African American, Chicano, and veterans' movements; Vietnamese refugees: and media images of the war."--Jacket
Dorothea Lange's Ireland by Dorothea Lange( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Dorothea Lange's Ireland" showcases some of her finest work--as well as some of her least well-known. Accompanying the photographs are text by Gerry Mullins which describes Lange's motivation to go to Ireland, her travels there, and the subjects of her photographs, and an essay by Lange's son, Daniel Dixon, who traveled with her."--Amazon
Birth of the cool : California art, design, and culture at midcentury by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and imagination : the legacy of Maidu Indian artist Frank Day by Rebecca J Dobkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of David Ireland : the way things are by Karen Tsujimoto( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying the first full-scale retrospective of David Ireland's work, this book provides an insightful overview of over thirty years of the artist's accomplishments, from his drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations to his remarkable series of architectural transformations, including his well-known house at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco. Chronicling Ireland's circuitous route to his calling, curator and author Karen Tsujimoto explores how key life experiences have influenced his artistic perspective - from his early art-student days, through his years as an African importer and safari guide to his long standing interest in Eastern, and particularly Zen, philosophy and his connections to the Bay Area art community. An illuminating essay by Jennifer R. Gross helps to place Ireland's work in relationship to the work of other conceptual artists and especially considers his art in terms of historical materialism - assessing his use of neglected materials and artifacts as a process of cultural preservation." "With over 140 color and black-and-white images, as well as a detailed chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history, this volume offers the first thorough exploration of Ireland's visually and intellectually provocative work."--Jacket
Summoning ghosts : the art of Hung Liu by Hung Liu( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany the major retrospective exhibition on Hung Liu, Summoning Ghosts is a comprehensive look at the work of this extraordinary Chinese-American artist. A pioneer in Chinese contemporary art before the Chinese avant-garde came into being, Lui's life spanned two centuries and bridged two totally different economic situations. The wide-ranging essays in this book, which features 140 color illustrations, reflect on how Hung Liu's evocative art is inextricably bound to her equally rich and complex life. While considering the artist's primary work as a painter, the contributors also celebrate her murals, permanent and temporary installations, photography, and video."--Publisher's website
Sculpture by Bruce Beasley : a 45-year retrospective : Oakland Museum of California, April 16-July 31, 2005 by Bruce Beasley( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver & gold : cased images of the California gold rush( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by John Wood, poet and founding president of the Daguerreian Society; Peter Palmquist, independent scholar and curator in the field of photography; and Drew Johnson and Marcia Eymann, co-curators of the Oakland Museum exhibition that complements this volume, enhance these striking early images. In addition, annotations on the back of the photographs and written accounts of the experiences they record provide glimpses into the intentions of the photographers
El corazón de la muerte : altars and offerings for days of the dead( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En lado a lado español y el texto inglés, El Corazón de la Muerte ofrece a los lectores una mirada al interior de los rituales antiguos y nuevas expresiones que reclaman la tradición en la época contemporánea, con deslumbrantes fotografías a todo color de los altares y de las propias celebraciones. Con reverencia y el humor, la fiesta y la pérdida, este libro de arte ejemplifica las mismas tradiciones relata
Beth Van Hoesen : catalogue raisonné of limited-edition prints, books, and portfolios by Beth Van Hoesen( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California design : the legacy of the West Coast craft and style by Jo Lauria( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasingly receptive world, and showcased objects that still influence craft and design today. Book jacket
All of us or none : social justice posters of the San Francisco Bay area by Lincoln Cushing( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael C. McMillen : train of thought by Michael C McMillen( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the highly original and influential artist Michael C. McMillen is reproduced in this book which represents his fascinating walk-through installations, films, paintings, and sculptures
Remember your relations : the Elsie Allen baskets, family & friends by Suzanne Abel-Vidor( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressions in wood : masterworks from the Wornick collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired by ideals : Arequipa pottery and the arts and crafts movement by Suzanne Baizerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists of invention : a century of CCA by California College of the Arts( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of dogs and other people : the art of Roy De Forest by Susan Landauer( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 120 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"--
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The art of Joan Brown
Elmer Bischoff : the ethics of paintWhat's going on? : California and the Vietnam eraDorothea Lange's IrelandBirth of the cool : California art, design, and culture at midcenturyMemory and imagination : the legacy of Maidu Indian artist Frank DayThe art of David Ireland : the way things areSilver & gold : cased images of the California gold rushEl corazón de la muerte : altars and offerings for days of the dead
Alternative Names

controlled identityOakland Museum

Oakland (Calif.)

Oakland museum

Оклендский музей Калифорнии

오클랜드 박물관

オークランド博物館 (カリフォルニア州)

English (95)

German (1)