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Princenthal, Nancy

Works: 252 works in 428 publications in 2 languages and 7,637 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Biography  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Photobooks 
Roles: Author, zxx, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, wst, Creator, Interviewer, wat, Collaborator, Collector
Classifications: N8354, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Nancy Princenthal
Most widely held works by Nancy Princenthal
Agnes Martin : her life and art by Nancy Princenthal( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. Martin identified with the Abstract Expressionists but her commitment to linear geometry caused her to be associated in turn with Minimalist, feminist, and even outsider artists. She moved through some of the liveliest art communities of her time while maintaining a legendary reserve. "I paint with my back to the world," she says both at the beginning and at the conclusion of a documentary filmed when she was in her late eighties. When she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century. No substantial critical monograph exists on this acclaimed artist--the recipient of two career retrospectives as well as the National Medal of the Arts--who was championed by critics as diverse in their approaches as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. Furthermore, no attempt has been made to describe her extraordinary life. The whole engrossing story, told here for the first time, Agnes Martin is essential reading for anyone interested in abstract art or the history of women artists in America."--Publisher's website
The reckoning : women artists of the new millennium by Eleanor Heartney( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In After the Revolution, the authors concluded that 'The battles may not all have been won ... but barricades are gradually coming down, and work proceeds on all fronts in glorious profusion.' Now, with The Reckoning, authors Heartney, Posner, Princenthal, and Scott bring into focus the accomplishments of 24 acclaimed international women artists born since 1960 who have benefited from the groundbreaking efforts of their predecessors. The book is organized in four thematic sections: 'Bad Girls' profiles artists whose work represents an assault on conventional notions of gender and racial difference. 'History Lessons' offers reflections on the self in the context of history and globalization. 'Spellbound' focuses on women's embrace of the irrational, subjective, and surreal, while 'Domestic Disturbances' takes on women's conflicted relationship to home, family, and security. Written in lively prose and fully illustrated throughout, this book gives an informed account of the wonderful diversity of recent contemporary art by women"--Publisher description
A creative legacy : a history of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists' Fellowship Program, 1966-1995( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Creative Legacy presents a compelling insider account of this innovative government program-how its policies were determined, its panelists selected, and the artists evaluated. The 100 color and nearly 200 black-and-white illustrations showcase a significant sampling of work by both notable and less-recognized honorees; all recipients from 1965 to 1995 are listed in the extensive indices."--Jacket
Doris Salcedo by Doris Salcedo( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris Salcedo is a sculptor who lives and works in Bogotá. Her humanitarian & political commitment is reflected in her work that is made from found objects left in the abandoned homes of missing people in Colombia
The deconstructive impulse : women artists reconfigure the signs of power, 1973-1991( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features a diverse group of North American women whose transformative and often provocative work deals with gender, sexual, racial, ethnic and class-based inequalities
Hannah Wilke by Nancy Princenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Wilke's artwork frames a heroic story about formal invention & social activism, personal loyalties & individual freedom, &, above all, breathtaking risk. A defining presence in the emerging community of women artists in the 1960s & 70s, Wilke developed a controversial visual language in response to her own & women's experience
After the revolution : women who transformed contemporary art by Eleanor Heartney( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available in a revised and fully updated edition, this book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures. "Why have there been no great women artists?" asked the prominent art historian Linda Nochlin in an intentionally provocative 1971 essay. In this book, four prominent critics and curators describe the strides made by women artists since the advent of the feminist movement and assess the changes that have occurred in their critical reception, commercial appeal, and institutional support. Following a comprehensive essay that looks back at the recent history of women artists, the authors examine the careers of an international selection of artists--Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Ellen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Judy Pfaff, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero--considering each figure's accomplishments and her influence on contemporaries and younger artists
Rona Pondick : the metamorphosis of an object by Rona Pondick( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005 by Alfredo Jaar( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An architect interested in ephemeral structures, a photographer who has grown increasingly suspicious of pictures, Alfredo Jaar's most telling gesture is to relinquish the camera by placing it, figuratively and sometimes literally, in the public's hands. In other words, Jaar is a master of indirection. And no wonder. His work was shaped at the outset by the need to speak clearly and forcefully against murderous injustice, using language of the most lucid obliquity. Jaar's work declares that daring to connect and participate is our last, best hope."--Jacket
Jackie Ferrara sculpture : a retrospective by David Bourdon( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Rubins : drawing, sculpture, studies by Nancy Rubins( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring visually stunning works from one of today's most innovative sculptors, this comprehensive volume is the first critical survey of Nancy Rubins's entire career. Considered one of the most important sculptors working today, Nancy Rubins has been the subject of few scholarly or critical writings. This book fills that void as it considers the relationship between the artist's works on paper and her sculpture. Called the California genius of junk by critic Peter Schjeldahl, Rubins has a unique talent for transforming industrial materials into weightless, delicate objects. She incorporates pre-fabricated boat and plane parts, mattresses, discarded appliances and other recycled items into visually stunning, gravity-defying installations that encourage viewers to reconsider the pieces' original elements and how they should behave. Dazzling color illustrations explore these muscular yet graceful pieces while thoughtful essays consider previously unexamined aspects of Rubins' work, such as its relationship to that of other artists, its physiological and psychological impact on the viewer, and its feminist underpinnings
Louise Fishman by Louise Fishman( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long overdue, this monograph on Louise Fishman explores the artist's commitment to abstract painting across nearly five decades of boundary pushing work. Fishman is best known for her large-scale gestural absractions, which are at once energetic and orderly, technically masterful yet emotionally evocative. Accompanying the first-ever comprehensive museum survey of Fishman's paintings and drawings as well as a concurrent exhibition devoted to the artist's lesser-known work in small-scale painting and sculpture, this book presents the full story of the artist's roving explorations in abstraction, revealing the remarkable range of her material investigations."
Shirin Neshat by Sussan Babaie( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirin Neshat, an Iranian American artist living in New York City, is widely acclaimed for her extraordinary video installations and art photography. Through visual metaphor and compelling sound, Neshat confronts the complexities of identity, gender, and power to express her own vision that embraces the depth of Islamic tradition and Western concepts of individuality and liberty. This catalogue, which accompanies a mid-career retrospective at the Detroit Institute of Arts, includes insightful essays on her work and in-depth treatment of eight video installations and two series of art photography
Joyce Kozloff : co+ordinates by Nancy Princenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Co+Ordinates is a survey of Joyce Kozloff's art during the last decade. Throughout her forty-year career, she has fused a love for widespread artistic traditions with an activist temperament. Beginning in the 1970s with her work in the Pattern and Decoration Movement, she rejected the academic disdain for visual opulence; her dissident political understanding could be materialized only through ornament and richly textured imagery." "Co+Ordinates includes critical and historical essays by Nancy Princenthal and Phillip Earenfight, an interview with Joyce Kozloff, and an extensive selection of color plates. It examines her recent works while integrating them within the broader context of the artist's career."--BOOK JACKET
Full spectrum : paintings by Raimonds Staprans by Scott A Shields( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans' is the most extensive survey of the figures, landscapes and still lifes of Latvian-American painter Raimonds Staprans (born 1926). Published by the Crocker Art Museum, the book accompanies the museum's exhibition of the same name. Its superb reproductions reveal Staprans as a master of composition, color and existential nuance. Essayists include Scott A. Shields, Crocker Art Museum Associate Director and Chief Curator; Paul J. Karlstrom, art historian and former West Coast regional director of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art; David Pagel, art critic for the Los Angeles Times and Professor of Art Theory and History at Claremont Graduate University; author Nancy Princenthal; Ed Schad, Associate Curator at The Broad; and John Yau, art critic and poet. Exhibition: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (25.06.-08.10.2017) / San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA (02.02.-20.05.2018)
Petah Coyne : above and beneath the skin by Petah Coyne( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody knows... Elizabeth Murray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray. This film explores the relationship between Murray's family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verité footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murray's internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene."--Film website
Lynda Benglis by Lynda Benglis( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis has been celebrated for the free, ecstatic forms she has poured, thrown and molded in ceramic, latex, polyurethane and bronze. In her new work she turns to handmade paper, which she wraps around a chicken wire armature, often painting the sand-toned surface in bright, metallic colors offset by strokes of deep, coal-based black. At other times she leaves the paper virtually bare. These works reflect the environment in which they were made, the ?sere and windblown? landscape of Santa Fe, New Mexico, as Princenthal writes in her essay. ?It is possible to see the bleached bones of the land{u2014}its mesas and arroyos; its scatterings of shed snakeskins and animal skeletons{u2014}in the new sculptures{u2019} combination of strength and delicacy.? Simultaneously playful and visceral, the new works enter into a lively dialogue with Benglis{u2019}s previous explorations of materials and form, but with a raw immediacy inherent to the moist strips of paper she uses as their skin. Stretched, crimped and torn into richly organic shapes, the paper becomes both the sculpture{u2019}s shell and a repository of the artist{u2019}s touch."--Gallery website
Annabeth Rosen : fired, broken, gathered, heaped by Valerie Cassel Oliver( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formally trained in ceramics yet heavily influenced by painting, Rosen has expanded her practice into conceptually driven sculptural forms, exploring the temporal nature of the medium, melding performative aspects into both material and process. Her diminutive and occasionally monumental works composed through laborious, additive processes push the medium beyond spectacle and into conversations about endurance-based performance, feminist thought, contemporary painting and conceptual art. Rosen functions as an important link between such artists as Peter Voulkos, Jun Kaneko, Mary Heilman, Lynda Benglis and a new generation of artists working in the medium. 'Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped' is the artist's first major survey and covers 25 years of her work. Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA (19.08.-26.11.2017)
Gary Simmons : paradise by Gary Simmons( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After finishing graduate school, Gary Simmons set up his Manhattan studio in a former vocational school building where he found himself clearing away abandoned rolling chalkboards to make space for his sculptural works
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A creative legacy : a history of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists' Fellowship Program, 1966-1995
Doris SalcedoThe deconstructive impulse : women artists reconfigure the signs of power, 1973-1991Hannah WilkeRona Pondick : the metamorphosis of an objectAlfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005Jackie Ferrara sculpture : a retrospectiveJoyce Kozloff : co+ordinatesPetah Coyne : above and beneath the skin
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