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Selsdon, Esther

Overview
Works: 42 works in 121 publications in 8 languages and 3,926 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: N6811.5.S34, 759.36
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Most widely held works by Esther Selsdon
Schiele, 1890-1918 by Esther Selsdon( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele's work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation of line, above all, lent a taut expressivity to all his work. Profoundly convinced of his own significance as an artist, Schiele achieved more in his abruptly curtailed youth than many other artists achieved in a full lifetime. His roots were in the Jugendstil of the Viennese Secession movement. Like a whole generation, he came under the overwhelming influence of Vienna's most charismatic and celebrated artist, Gustav Klimt. In turn, Klimt recognised Schiele's outstanding talent and supported the young artist, who within just a couple of years, was already breaking away from his mentor's decorative sensuality. Beginning with an intense period of creativity around 1910, Schiele embarked on an unflinching exposé of the human form - not the least his own - so penetrating that it is clear he was examining an anatomy more psychological, spiritual and emotional than physical. He painted many townscapes, landscapes, formal portraits and allegorical subjects, but it was his extremely candid works on paper, which are sometimes overtly erotic, together with his penchant for using under-age models that made Schiele vulnerable to censorious morality. In 1912, he was imprisoned on suspicion of a series of offences including kidnapping, rape and public immorality. The most serious charges (all but that of public immorality) were dropped, but Schiele spent around three despairing weeks in prison. Expressionist circles in Germany gave a lukewarm reception to Schiele's work. His compatriot, Kokoschka, fared much better there. While he admired the Munich artists of Der Blaue Reiter, for example, they rebuffed him. Later, during the First World War, his work became better known and in 1916 he was featured in an issue of the left-wing, Berlin-based Expressionist magazine Die Aktion. Schiele was an acquired taste. From an early stage he was regarded as a genius. This won him the support of a small group of long-suffering collectors and admirers but, nonetheless, for several years of his life his finances were precarious. He was often in debt and sometimes he was forced to use cheap materials, painting on brown wrapping paper or cardboard instead of artists' paper or canvas. It was only in 1918 that he enjoyed his first substantial public success in Vienna. Tragically, a short time later, he and his wife Edith were struck down by the massive influenza epidemic of 1918 that had just killed Klimt and millions of other victims, and they died within days of one another. Schiele was just twenty-eight years old
Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon( )

11 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is one of the great Expressionist painters. He was taught by Gustav Klimt, and at a very early age, like his Viennese Secession predecessors broke with the traditions of official Austrian art. His numerous self portraits and nude models remained consistent throughout his career in keeping with his erotic, sensual and tormented visions of art. The paintings and text included in this book bring the extraordinary talent of this artist who, sadly, died of Spanish influenza at the age of 28 in Vienna."--Back cover
The life and times of Fidel Castro by Esther Selsdon( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and times of the man who has been the leader of Cuba since 1959
Letter writing by Esther Selsdon( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Russian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele by Egon Schiele( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and art of early-twentieth-century Austrian painter Egon Schiele, presenting and describing many of his works
Collins letter writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only guide you'll ever need to help you write better letters, whether for business or pleasure. The world gets smaller and contacts get faster but whether it's by computer or with pen-and-ink, the need to be able to communicate effectively in writing remains as important as ever. So whether you want to get in touch with a pen-pal, an e-pal, your bank manager, the editor of a newspaper, to make a complaint or declare your undying love, this guide will show you how to make the most of your correspondence. Direct and very accessible, this invaluable book will show you the general rules of good letter writing and will also provide specific advice on letters for specific occasions. Practical advice on the techniques of good letter writing Helps with finding something to say and in planning your letter, for those tricky occasions as well as more ordinary ones Provides guidelines for letters for all occasions, both formal and informal Offers help with grammar and punctuation so your letter is faultless Includes forms of address and legal matters, and a section all about e-mail If you only ever buy one book on letter writing, this should be it!
Leonor Fini by Esther Selsdon( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins complete guide letter writing : how to get results by Esther Selsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's theater( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsustainable positions by Esther Selsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De lotgevallen van drie Londense vriendinnen van in de dertig
New York by Esther Selsdon( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele's work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation of line, above all, lent a taut expressivity to all his work. Profoundly convinced of his own significance as an artist, Schiele achieved more in his abruptly curtailed youth than many other artists achieved in a full lifetime. His roots were in the Jugendstil of the Viennese Secession movement. Like a whole generation, he came under the overwhelming influence of Vienna's most charismatic and celebrated artist, Gustav Klimt. In turn, Klimt recognised Schiele's outstanding talent and supported the young artist, who within just a couple of years, was already breaking away from his mentor's decorative sensuality. Beginning with an intense period of creativity around 1910, Schiele embarked on an unflinching expos ̌of the human form - not the least his own - so penetrating that it is clear he was examining an anatomy more psychological, spiritual and emotional than physical. He painted many townscapes, landscapes, formal portraits and allegorical subjects, but it was his extremely candid works on paper, which are sometimes overtly erotic, together with his penchant for using under-age models that made Schiele vulnerable to censorious morality. In 1912, he was imprisoned on suspicion of a series of offences including kidnapping, rape and public immorality. The most serious charges (all but that of public immorality) were dropped, but Schiele spent around three despairing weeks in prison. Expressionist circles in Germany gave a lukewarm reception to Schiele's work. His compatriot, Kokoschka, fared much better there. While he admired the Munich artists of Der Blaue Reiter, for example, they rebuffed him. Later, during the First World War, his work became better known and in 1916 he was featured in an issue of the left-wing, Berlin-based Expressionist magazine Die Aktion. Schiele was an acquired taste. From an early stage he was regarded as a genius. This won him the support of a small group of long-suffering collectors and admirers but, nonetheless, for several years of his life his finances were precarious. He was often in debt and sometimes he was forced to use cheap materials, painting on brown wrapping paper or cardboard instead of artists' paper or canvas. It was only in 1918 that he enjoyed his first substantial public success in Vienna. Tragically, a short time later, he and his wife Edith were struck down by the massive influenza epidemic of 1918 that had just killed Klimt and millions of other victims, and they died within days of one another. Schiele was just twenty-eight years old
Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon( )

5 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is one of the great Expressionist painters. He was taught by Gustav Klimt and, at a very early age, like his Viennese Secession predecessors, broke with the traditions of official Austrian art. His numerous selfportraits and nude models remained consistent throughout his career and reflected his erotic, sensual and tormented vision of art. This title presents a biography of the artist and a commentary that enable us to learn about his controversial works
The silly little book of practical jokes( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's theatre( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome by Esther Selsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything you need to know about letter writing by Esther Selsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carma sutra : the auto-erotic handbook : a manual of sex positions for in-car entertainment by Alexander Games( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prague by Esther Selsdon( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life and times of Fidel Castro
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The life and times of Fidel CastroLetter writingEgon SchieleCollins letter writingLeonor FiniCollins complete guide letter writing : how to get resultsEgon SchieleThe silly little book of practical jokes
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English (57)

French (12)

German (8)

Spanish (3)

Russian (2)

Turkish (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)