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Works: 101 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 6,317 library holdings
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Classifications: ND237.L29, 759.13
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Painting Harlem modern : the art of Jacob Lawrence by Patricia Hills( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. Painting Harlem Modern is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision'--Publisher website
Enchanted lives, enchanted objects : American women collectors and the making of culture, 1800-1940 by Dianne Sachko Macleod( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first feminist analysis of the phenomenon of women art collectors in America. Dianne Sachko Macleod brings a surprising paradox to light, showing that collecting, which provided wealthy women with a private sense of solace, also liberated them to venture into the public sphere and make a lasting contribution to the emerging American culture. Beginning in the antebellum period, continuing through the Gilded Age, and reaching well into the twentieth century, Macleod shows how elite women enlisted the objets d'art and avant-garde paintings in their collections in causes ranging from the founding of modern museums to the campaign for women's suffrage."--Jacket
True to life : twenty-five years of conversations with David Hockney by Lawrence Weschler( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence Weschler's portrait of David Hockney is intimate, playful, and intellectually provocative. Beginning with an essay on Hockney's complex and ravishing photo collages, Weschler chronicles the artist's protean production and speculations: his scenic designs for opera, his homemade xerographic prints, his exploration of physics and its relation to Chinese landscape painting, his gripping investigations of the possibility that the old masters deployed optical devices - cameras - in their painting, his taking up of watercolor, and then, in what may be his most sumptuously productive phase yet, his spectacular return to oil painting, about 2004, with a series of vivid landscapes of the East Yorkshire countryside of his youth. These conversations provide an astonishing record of what has been Hockney's grand endeavor, nothing less than an extended exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself."--Jacket
Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 by Kellie Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees chronicles three decades of extraordinary conversation between Weschler and Light and Space master Irwin, taking us into the heart of what it can mean to be an artist." "The original dialogues extend from the surf and cars of Irwin's L.A. youth through his passion for abstract expressionism, past his decision to abandon studio work altogether, up to and including the 1977 Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective. This lavishly expanded new edition surveys many of Irwin's subsequent site-conditioned projects - in particular the spectacularly realized Central Garden at the Getty Museum (the subject of an epic battle with the site's principal architect, Richard Meier) and the path-breaking design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's stellar new Beacon campus - enhancing what many had already considered the best-ever book on an artist."--Jacket
On Alexander Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War by Anthony W Lee( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soon after Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketch Bookwas published, in 1866, it became the Civil War's best-known visual record and helped define how viewers, then and in subsequent generations, would come to know the war. Gardner's classic also became foundational in the history of American photography, combining, for the first time, words and images in a sophisticated and moving account. This book, written by the art historian Anthony W. Lee and the literary scholar Elizabeth Young, interprets the story of the war as told by Gardner, unraveling his careful choice of words and images and the complicated play between them, and understanding them against the backdrop of the literary and photographic cultures of the American antebellum and Reconstruction eras. This book presents a unique study of a pivotal American historical document, approaching it from the perspective of visual studies as well as American literature and history."
Archive style : photographs & illustrations for U.S. surveys, 1850-1890 by Robin Kelsey( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This imaginative study of American visual culture reveals how the political predicaments of a few small bureaucracies once fostered pictures of an extraordinary style. U.S. geographical and geological surveys of the late nineteenth century produced photographs and drawings of topography, American Indians, geologic features, botanical specimens, and specialists at work in the field. Some of these pictures have long been celebrated for their anticipation of a modernist aesthetic, but Robin Kelsey, in this abundantly illustrated volume, traces their modernistic qualities to archival ingenuity." "The technical and promotional needs of surveys, Kelsey argues, fostered the emergence of a taut, graphic pictorial style that imitated the informational clarity of diagrams and maps. As this book demonstrates, these pictures became sites of struggle as well as innovation when three brilliant survey artists and photographers subtly resisted the programs they were hired to serve. Discovering a politics of style behind the modernist look of survey pictures, Kelsey offers a fresh interpretation of canonical western expedition photographs by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and introduces two exceptional but largely forgotten sets of pictures: views of the U.S.-Mexico boundary from the 1850s by Arthur Schott and photographs of the Charleston earthquake of 1886 by C.C. Jones."--Jacket
Temple decoration and cultural identity in the archaic Greek world : the metopes of Selinus by Clemente Marconi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Clemente Marconi provides a new interpretation for the use of figural decoration in Greek temples of the archaic period, through a study of the archaic metopes at the temple of Selinus
Family fictions in Roman art by Natalie Kampen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livia as widow: complicated kinship -- Trajan as father: depicting the pater patriae -- Polydeukion as Trophimus: domus and emotion -- Among the rich and famous -- Severan brothers: doubled value -- Tetrarchs and fictive kinship -- Stilicho's troubled kinship: late families
L.A. raw : abject expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, from Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy by Michael Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carefree California : Cliff May and the romance of the ranch house by Jocelyn Gibbs( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This landmark volume is an authoritative, richly illustrated examination of the origins, evolution, and influence of the California ranch house. Carefree California looks at a legendary figure in Southern California design, Cliff May, and the ubiquitous domestic icon his name evokes, the ranch house. We also see how other architects--from George Washington Smith to Rudolph Schindler--pursued different paths toward the same kind of relaxed domesticity exemplified by the ranch house. By the late '50s, much of the world was fascinated with California living and with the ranch house in particular, which derived from architects' evocation and reworking of distinctive regional traditions, allied with the pervasive romance and myths of the California frontier, and from the cultivation of a domestic architecture that could serve distinctively Californian ways of carefree living. By uncovering patterns for living that suited the automobile age among the almost archaic forms and rhythms of mission and pioneer dwellings, an extraordinary range of modernism emerged that was at once grounded in history and soaring into the space age."--Publisher's website
Revolution and ritual : the photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero by Mary Davis MacNaughton( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographs by three Mexican women explore notions of identity in works that range from the documentary to the poetic. Sara Castrejón was one of the few women photographers of the Mexican Revolution and the one who most thoroughly documented the struggle. Graciela Iturbide sheds light on Mexico's indigenous cultures. And Tatiana Parcero spliced images of her body with cosmological maps and Aztec codices. Bringing their work into conversation, Revolution and Ritual reveals how Mexican photography has been transformed over the past century. Bringing their work into conversation, Revolution and Ritual reveals how Mexican photography has been transformed over the past century"--Back cover
Everything loose will land : 1970s art and architecture in Los Angeles( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name organized by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House, May 9-August 4, 2013, as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A
From Latin America to Hollywood : Latino film culture in Los Angeles, 1967-2017 by Cari Beauchamp( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017 explores the intersections, inspirations, and creative intentions of a wide-ranging group of Latino and Latin American filmmakers through the gathering, and close reading, of their oral histories, by an acclaimed group of scholars and writers. From the earliest days of Hollywood, through the transition to sound and the expansion of national cinemas, this volume examines such themes as the cinematic influences of Cinema Novo and the evolution of the Chicano Film Movement, the educational impact of Latino-made films, visions of "Hollywood" by Latin American directors, the ever-evolving role of women in the profession, the impact and limitations of film festival exposure, and what the future may hold for emerging filmmakers from the region
Beatrice Wood : career woman : drawings, paintings, vessels and objects by Elsa Weiner Longhauser( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aztlán to Magulandia : the journey of Chicano artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján by Gilbert Luján( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of this important sculptor, spokesperson, and teacher is seen from a variety of cultural perspectives in this book, which draws upon the artist's entire oeuvre and places well-known works alongside unpublished drawings, paintings, sculptures, notebooks, and statements. Designed in a large format to complement Magu's bold use of color, the book includes essays addressing such topics as the concept of emplacement, gender and the imagery of lowriders, and Magu as a social artist. Exhibition: University Art Galleries, University of California, Irvine, USA (12.09.-16.12.2017)
Prometheus 2017 : four artists from Mexico revisit Orozco, Isa Carillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de Leon, Naomi Rincon-Gallardo by Rebecca McGrew( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"José Clemente Orozco’s 1930 mural Prometheus, created for the Pomona College campus, is a dramatic and gripping examination of heroism. This thoughtful exhibition catalogue examines the multiple ways Orozco’s vision resonates with four artists working in Mexico today. Isa Carrillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de León, and Naomi Rincón- Gallardo share Orozco’s interest in history, justice, social protest, storytelling, and power yet approach these topics from their own twenty-first-century sensibilities. These artists activate Orozco’s mural by reinvigorating Prometheus for a contemporary audience. This gorgeous volume presents substantial new scholarship connecting Mexican muralism with contemporary art practices. Three new essays address different aspects of Orozco, Prometheus, and the connections between Los Angeles and Mexico. The contributors take on a broad range of topics, from murals as public art to how Orozco’s work fits into contemporary frameworks of aesthetic theory. The book also includes a chronology, vibrant reproductions, and critical essays focused on the con-temporary artists. This volume is published to accompany an exhibition on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art August 29 through December 16, 2017. Prometheus 2017 is part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Major support for this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Rebecca McGrew is senior curator at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Terri Geis is director of education and interpretation at the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles"--Publisher's website
¡Murales rebeldes! : L.A. Chicana/Chicano murals under siege by Erin M Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murals are as Chicano as corn tortillas and guacamole. They are a vivid living part of our culture that expresses our sorrow and our hope, our dreams and our despair. Many of our greatest Chicano and Chicana artists got their start by painting on the walls of gas stations and schools, residential fences, and community centers. Bringing the murals in this book back to life and telling the story of their births and deaths makes an important contribution to the study of Chicana/o art as a serious and uniquely American art form."--Cheech Marin, art advocate and entertainer. "Showcasing the creative spirit and truths that must be told, [this book] features murals that were censored, whitewashed, neglected, and even destroyed. Histories of works by Barbara Carrasco, Roberto Chavez, Ernesto de la Loza, Yreina Cervántez, Alma López, Willie Herrón, Sergio O'Cadiz, and East Los Streetscapers David Botello, Wayne Healy, and George Yepes reveal the power of urban art."--Back cover
Museum handbook : Part I, Museum Collections by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common ground : ceramics in Southern California, 1945-1975( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A broad survey of more than fifty ceramic artists who worked in the Los Angeles area in the decades following World War II, Common ground, as a book and exhibition, celebrates the art that is central to the mission of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA. The artists selected for Common ground all had a direct connection to Millard Sheets, an artist, art educator, arts administrator, and designer, whose activities and ideology had an enormous impact on Southern California in the middle of the twentieth century. The essays take different perspectives on the region's dynamics, together presenting an in-depth analysis of the complex and diverse factors that created a fertile ground for ceramics."--Dust jacket flap
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Painting Harlem modern : the art of Jacob Lawrence
Enchanted lives, enchanted objects : American women collectors and the making of culture, 1800-1940True to life : twenty-five years of conversations with David HockneyNow dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert IrwinOn Alexander Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil WarArchive style : photographs & illustrations for U.S. surveys, 1850-1890Temple decoration and cultural identity in the archaic Greek world : the metopes of SelinusFamily fictions in Roman art
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