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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Works: 62 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 4,745 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photobooks  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: his, Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, isb, 475
Classifications: N6538.N5, 700.8996073
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Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power by Tate Modern (Londres)( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? This significant new publication, accompanying an exhibition at Tate Modern, surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams and Frank Bowling. This book features substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively. It will also explore the art historical and social contexts with subjects including black feminism; AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups; the role of museums in the debates of the period; and where visual art sat in relation to the Black Arts Movement
Stuart Davis : in full swing by Stuart Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as a precursor of both pop art and contemporary abstraction, Stuart Davis captured the energy of mass culture and modern life. Beginning in 1921, a series of breakthroughs led him to develop a more abstract approach. Fusing American urban experience with European modernism, his style evolved over the next four decades to become a dominant force in postwar art. The book features some 100 works, from his 1921 paintings of tobacco packages to his abstract Egg Beater series of the late twenties, the ambitious WPA murals of the thirties, and the bold works of his last two decades, in which jagged shapes and bright colors tangle with vigorous calligraphy. The volume pays special attention to his transformative recycling of earlier works; and a chronology-drawing on previously unpublished sources-represents the most complete biography to date, painting a vivid picture of economic hardship, political activism, personal struggle, and eventual triumph"--
Nature's nation : American art and environment by Karl Kusserow( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment offers a compelling new vision of American art, examining for the first time how artists have both reflected and shaped environmental understanding while contributing to the development of modern ecological thought. Reframing more than three centuries of diverse artistic practice in North America, this timely volume traces evolving ideas about the environment - and our place in it - from colonial encounters between Indigenous beliefs and European natural theology through nineteenth-century notions of progress and Manifest Destiny to the emergence of contemporary ecological ethics. Far-reaching and multidisciplinary in its interpretive approach, Nature's Nation looks at works of art across genres and media - including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, decorative arts, and video - revealing important new discoveries about creative encounters with environmental history and politics through materials, techniques, subjects, and ideas, With essays and commentary by both scholars and artists, the book offers the first broad ecocritical review of American art and features work by more than one hundred artists, from Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Cole, and Winslow Homer to Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith"--Book jacket flap
Dance : American art, 1830-1960 by Thomas F DeFrantz( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an enduring wellspring of creativity for many artists throughout history, dance has provided a visual language to express such themes as the bonds of community, the allure of the exotic, and the pleasures of the body. This book is the first major investigation of the visual arts related to American dance, offering an unprecedented, interdisciplinary overview of dance-inspired works from 1830 to 1960. Fourteen essays by renowned historians of art and dance analyze the ways dance influenced many of America’s most prominent artists, including George Caleb Bingham, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Cecilia Beaux, Isamu Noguchi, Aaron Douglas, Malvina Hoffman, Edward Steichen, Arthur Davies, William Johnson, and Joseph Cornell. The artists did not merely represent dance, they were inspired to think about how Americans move, present themselves to one another, and experience time. Their artwork, in turn, affords insights into the cultural, social, and political moments in which it was created. For some artists, dance informed even the way they applied paint to canvas, carved a sculpture, or framed a photograph. Richly illustrated, the book includes depictions of Irish-American jigs, African-American cakewalkers, and Spanish-American fandangos, among others, and demonstrates how dance offers a means for communicating through an aesthetic, static form. -- Provided by publisher
Picturing the Americas : landscape painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue is brilliantly illustrated with 260 color images, including works by U.S. artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Canadian artists Joseph Légaré, Frances Anne Hopkins, and Lawren Harris; Mexico's José María Velasco, Uruguay's Joaquín Torres-García, and Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral, among many others. Leading scholars offer a Pan-American perspective on these landscape traditions: essays consider the emergence of modernism, as well as how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of the peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas of the two continents."--
Jamie Wyeth by Jamie Wyeth( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As famous, and sometimes famously controversial, as the three generations of Wyeth artists have been, the artistic vision of Jamie Wyeth (born 1946), considered separate from the context of his family, remains surprisingly little known. This retrospective, the first in more than 30 years, presents a full range of work from his earliest virtuoso portraits to his most current mysteriously symbolic seascapes. Jamie Wyeth's early exposure to painting in his father Andrew Wyeth's studio, his youthful immersion in Andy Warhol's Factory and the New York art scene of the 1970s, and his continuing dialogue with artists past and present combine with his artistic imagination to create an elusive, hybrid form of realism that ranges from sharply observed portraits of historical and cultural figures, to personified animals and animated landscapes, to a vision of an inferno set on Maine's Monhegan Island. By exploring the themes and subjects central to Jamie Wyeth's vision, the authors place him in the context of his own distinguished artistic heritage as well as the long tradition of American realist painting and its contemporary revival. The more than 100 paintings, works on paper and multimedia assemblages lavishly reproduced in this book invite us to explore the world of a prodigiously gifted, adamantly individualistic American artist
Border cantos by Richard Misrach( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Richard Misrach] saw the border, [Guillermo Galindo] heard it, and by coming together across that line of artistic practice, they've now created these 'border cantos.' Misrach has been using the canto literary structure, borrowed from Dante and Ezra Pound, as a way of organizing his long-term photographic project, Desert cantos (1979 to present). But here the canto also moves off the page and into sound, opening up into Galindo's practice. In Italian, canto means 'song'; in Spanish, 'singing' and 'chant.' In this sense, all cantos are part eye and part ear, able to bee seen and heard at once."--Page 10
Global citizen : the architecture of Moshe Safdie by Donald Albrecht( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegantly designed book features new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation
Nick Cave : Until by Nick Cave( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents Cave's most extensive work to date, turning his art inside out. Cave takes us inside the belly of one of his iconic sculptures with an immersive environment populated by a dazzling array of found objects, echoing some of Cave's and America's most confounding dilemmas: gun violence, racial inequality, injustice within our cities' police departments, and death. An installation diary and numerous images reveal how an idea becomes reality. Until also incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer/ songwriters, and poets, as well as community forums, and opportunities for public debate and engagement. Transcripts of the first of these events accompany the book's illustrations
Hank Willis Thomas : all things being equal ... by Hank Willis Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal presents a survey of the artist's prolific and extraordinary interdisciplinary career, incorporating all aspects of his art, with a particular focus on the work's relationship to the photographic image and to issues of representation and perception. At the core of his practice, is his ability to parse and critically dissect the flow of images that comprises American culture, and to do so with particular attention to race, gender, and cultural identity. Other powerful themes include the commodification of identity through popular media, sports, and advertising. In the ten years since his first publication, Pitch Blackness, Thomas has established himself as a significant voice in contemporary art, equally at home with collaborative, trans-media projects such as Question Bridge, Philly Block, and For Freedoms as he is with high-profile, international solo exhibitions. This extensive presentation of his work contextualizes the material with incisive essays from Portland Art Museum curators Julia Dolan and Sara Krajewski and art historian Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and an in-depth interview between Dr. Kellie Jones and the artist that elaborates on Thomas's influences and inspirations.--from the Publisher
Angels & tomboys : girlhood in nineteenth-century American art by Holly Pyne Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the myriad ways artists portrayed young girls, from the sentimental, innocent stereotype to the freespirited individual. Works by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins, together with those by leading women artists, such as Cecilia Beaux and Mary Cassatt, reveal a new, provocative psychological element not found in early Victorian portraiture, while the mischievous tomboys in Lilly Martin Spencer's paintings and the pure angels in the works of Abbot Handerson Thayer underscore the complexity of girlhood--and of representing that evanescent phase. Essays ... consider the historical, social, and literary contexts of the artworks, drawing on sources as varied as etiquette books, poems, censuses, and the histories of medicine and economics. With more than 130 illustrations--including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs ..."--Publisher description
Art for a new understanding : native voices, 1950s to now by Mindy N Besaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that opened in October 2018, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts. This accompanying book documents and expands on the histories and themes of this exciting exhibition. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings--from the 1950s onward--by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large." -- Publisher's description
Men of steel, women of wonder : modern American superheroes in contemporary art by Alejo Bentti( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warhol's nature by Dustin Chad Alligood( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore Andy Warhol's surprising, lifelong engagement with nature as subject matter for his artistic practice. While he was well known for his responsiveness to popular culture and advertising, Warhol simultaneously engaged with the natural world through his work, depicting landscapes, flora, and fauna in innovative and surprising ways
American encounters : the simple pleasures of still life by Stephanie Mayer Heydt( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life celebrates the commonplace. But in these simple objects we invest meaning meaning that can be culturally specific but also universal. From the seventeenth century onward in Europe, a shared visual language developed around the practice of still life painting. In early nineteenth century America, artists adapted established formats to suit new circumstances. Drawing examples from three American and one French museum, this catalogue traces the development of American still life painting and its European precedents. American Enounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life is the final installment of the series, a collaborative project between Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art investigating four key genres in nineteenth century American art: landscape, genre, portraiture, and still life. --
American encounters : Anglo-American portraiture in an era of revolution by Kevin M Murphy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of steel, women of wonder : modern American superheroes in contemporary art by Alejo Benedetti( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Linda DeBerry( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954, the Bachman-Wilson House now resides, fully restored, in the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is an example of what Wright called Usonian architecture, a distinctly American and democratic style of residential architecture he developed during the Great Depression to be within the reach of the average middle-class family, without sacrificing quality. The house was originally situated in New Jersey but, after being threatened by repeated flooding, the entire structure was dismantled and transported to Crystal Bridges. Meticulously reconstructed from the original plans, the house opened to the public in the autumn of 2015. This fully illustrated publication highlights this classic structure, and further cements the architectural legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright."--
Amy Sherald by Amy Sherald( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cole : the Cross in the Wilderness( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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