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Bohm-Duchen, Monica

Works: 63 works in 209 publications in 6 languages and 5,405 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Art  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: ND699.C5, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Monica Bohm-Duchen
Art and the Second World War by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art and the Second World War is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive and detailed international overview of the complex and often disturbing relationship between war and the fine arts during this crucial period of modern history. This generously illustrated volume starts by examining the art produced in reaction to the Spanish Civil War (often viewed as "the first battle of World War II"), and then looks at painting, sculpture, prints, and drawing in each of the major combatant nations, including Japan and China. This ... publication places wartime art within its broader cultural, political, and military contexts while never losing sight of the power and significance of the individual image and the individual artist. Monica Bohm-Duchen's thought-provoking analysis ranges from iconic paintings such as Picasso's Guernica to unfamiliar works by little-known artists. She reinstates war art by major artists as an integral part of their oeuvres and examines neglected topics such as the art produced in the Japanese-American and British internment camps, by victims of the Holocaust, and in response to the dropping of the atom bomb in 1945. In so doing, Bohm-Duchen addresses a host of fundamental issues, including the relationship between art and propaganda and between art and atrocity, and the role of gender, religion, and censorship, both external and internal."--Publisher's description
Chagall by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the best-loved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is paradoxically one of the least understood. Although his colourful images of flying cows and floating lovers may seem naive, and he promoted a view of himself as an intuitive genius, he was in fact a complex and sophisticated individual."--BOOK JACKET. "In this book, Monica Bohm-Duchen places the artist firmly in his social, religious and cultural context, examining his prodigious output not only in painting but also in book illustration, theatre design, stained glass and poetry. She follows Chagall from his Russian-Jewish childhood, through his encounter with the Parisian avant-garde in the period prior to World War I and his activities in revolutionary Russia, to his later years in America and the South of France, where he died at the age of ninety-seven. The first survey of Chagall's work to take full advantage of new material available to the West since glasnost, the book encourages a critical reappraisal of all phases of the artist's long career."--Jacket
The private life of a masterpiece by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion volume to a BBC series of the same name delves into eight famous pieces of art
After Auschwitz : responses to the Holocaust in contemporary art by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

19 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senseless horror of the Holocaust continues to send shockwaves through history. Few would question its profound influence on post-war philosophy, morality, theological and political thinking. Yet the impact of the Holocaust on the Fine Arts, and in particular on contemporary art, has still not received the attention it deserves. This new publication accompanies a pioneering touring exhibition. It comprises a series of illustrated essays by leading experts, addressing: the art produced by victims of the Holocaust during the Holocaust; the influence of the Holocaust on artists who were not camp inmates, working during the war and in the post-war period; Holocaust memorials and their significance; and the work of a younger generation of artists, many of them non-Jews, whose relationship to the Holocaust is more oblique
Reading Charlotte Salomon( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlotte Salomon was born in Berlin in 1917 and was murdered at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-six. While in exile in the south of France from 1940 until her deportation in 1943, she created some 1,325 small gouaches using only the three primary colors plus white. From these she gathered nearly 800 into a work that she titled Life? or Theater? A Play with Music, which employs images, texts, and musical and cinematic references. The narrative, informed by Salomon's experiences as a talented, cultured, and assimilated German Jew, depicts a life lived in the shadow of Nazi persecution and a family history of suicide, but also reveals moments of intense happiness and hope. The tone of the gouaches becomes increasingly raw and urgent as Salomon is further enmeshed in grim personal as well as political events. The result is a deeply moving meditation on life, art, and death on the eve of the Holocaust."--Jacket
Understanding modern art by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Hungarian and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life - The artist's model - Politics & art - Propaganda & art - War & art - Art, architecture & design - Religion & art - Dreams & art - Short biographies - Carl Andre - Keith Arnatt - Francis Bacon - Giacomo Balla - Georg Baselitz - Peter Blume - Georges Braque - Marcel Breuer - Paul Cezanne - Marc Chagall - Judy Chicago - Tony Cragg - Salvador Dali - Willem de Kooning - Robert Delaunay - Theo Doesburg - Jean Dubuffet - Marchel Duchamp - Max Ernst - Paul Gauguin - Leon Golub - Walter Gropius - George Grosz - Frida Kahlo - Wassily Kandinsky - Wilhelm Lehmbruck - Percy Lewis - Roy Lichtenstein - El Lissitzky - Richard Long - Kasimir Malevich - Henri Matisse - Jean Miro - Piet Mondrian - Claude Monet - Dimitri Moor - Henry Moore - Emil Molde - Nam June Paik - Jackson Pollock - Paula Rego - Gerrit Rietveld - Bridget Riley - Aleksandr Rodchenko - Varvara Stepanova - William Wagenfeld - Andy Warhol - Wolf Willrich -Guernica (Pablo Picasso)
Chagall : modern master by Simonetta Fraquelli( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Chagall is one of the great artists of the last century. Bringing together more than 60 paintings and a selection of works on paper from across the world, this book takes a fresh look at this compelling artist who created some of the most poetic and enduring images of the 20th century
Thomas Lowinsky by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Chagall by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1887, in what is now Belarus, Marc Chagall is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. His combination of wistful, fantastical scenes and vibrant palette have ensured his enduring popularity, but he is also considered an important pioneer of modern art whose sense of colour was rivalled only by that of Matisse. Time spent studying in Russia and Paris developed what would embody Chagall's style for his entire career, drawing inspiration from his Jewish identity, folklore, nostalgia and religion. This, together with the influence of the fauvist, cubist and symbolist movements he experienced in Paris, created his distinct style that was accessible, but at the same time remote and other-worldly
Rubies & Rebels : Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art by Barbican Centre Concourse Gallery( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and life of Josef Herman : 'in labour my spirit finds itself' by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces Herman's life and work from his earliest years through to his mature work. It combines biographical detail, an analysis of individual artworks in a variety of media, and an assessment of his status within the history of 20th-century art
The nude by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world observed, 1940-2010 : photographs by Dorothy Bohm( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insiders outsiders : refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British visual culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insiders/Outsiders', published to accompany a UK-wide arts festival of the same name in 2019, examines the extraordinarily rich and pervasive contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education and art-world structures of the United Kingdom. In every field, emigres arriving from Europe in the 1930s - supported by a small number of like-minded individuals already resident in the UK - introduced a professionalism, internationalism and bold avant-gardism to a British art world not known for these attributes. At a time when the issue of immigration is much debated, the book serves as a reminder of the importance of cultural cross-fertilization and of the deep, long-lasting and wide-ranging contribution that refugees make to British life. Exhibition: Arts festival throughout Britain (May 2019 - May 2020)
Walls and windows : colour photography by Dorothy Bohm by Dorothy Bohm( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigismund's watch : a tiny catastrophe by Barbara Loftus( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Loftus's figurative paintings and works in other media are known for their exploration of the interface between personal memory and historical events. In her cycle of artworks, 'Sigismund's Watch', she reflects on the convergence of public and private life in a study of trans-generational memory
Daghani by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuang shi jie zuo de mi mi by Bo En Du Zhen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Frankfurther : paintings, lithographs and drawings by Eva Frankfurther( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nu by Monica Bohm-Duchen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.34 for Understand ... to 0.85 for Sigismund' ...)

Chagall Marc Chagall
The private life of a masterpieceReading Charlotte SalomonUnderstanding modern artMarc ChagallRubies & Rebels : Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British ArtThe art and life of Josef Herman : 'in labour my spirit finds itself'The nudeA world observed, 1940-2010 : photographs
Alternative Names
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