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Chicago Cultural Center

Works: 121 works in 159 publications in 3 languages and 3,031 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Photobooks  Interviews  Art  Essays  Illustrated works  Software 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: NB497.D83, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Chicago Cultural Center
Ruth Duckworth : Modernist sculptor by Jo Lauria( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a career spanning more than six decades, Ruth Duckworth has created an immense and important body of work. Her ambition, intensity, and defiance of convention have governed her personal journey - fleeing from Nazi Germany to England at the outset of World War II, and settling in the United States in the mid-1960s - as well as her prodigious artistic output. Although Duckworth started out sculpting in stone, and has created both intimate and large-scale artworks in bronze and other materials, she has since the early 1960s predominantly worked in clay. It is for her work in this medium that she is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and significant sculptors. A true alchemist of abstraction, Duckworth has consistently produced barrier-bending art that is elegant yet at the same time buoyant, visionary works of seductive refinement, austere power, and radiant immediacy that masterfully continue the aesthetics of modernism into the twenty-first-century." "This volume, which accompanies a major touring exhibition provides a long-overdue assessment of Duckworth's significance. It reveals the conceptual and iconographic foundations that Duckworth's work shares with other important modernist sculptors."--Jacket
Procession : the art of Norman Lewis by Norman Lewis( Book )

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

Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis (1909-1979), is the first comprehensive museum overview of this influential artist, who explored multiple styles and whose extraordinary work spanned several decades of the 20th century. Norman Lewis was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovative contributor to Abstract Expressionism, and a politically-conscious activist. Bringing together works from major international public and private collections, the exhibition is organized with the full support of Lewis' family. It includes approximately 90 paintings and works on paper dating from the early 1930s through the late 1970s, as well as archival materials from the artist's estate. The exhibition highlights the diverse visual apparatus Lewis explored in parallel groups of works over the course of his career.The "procession" in the exhibition's title evokes Lewis' intriguing painterly process and highlights a prominent thread that runs through his oeuvre: the procession ritual. Processions were both celebratory and terrifying for Lewis, equally carrying allusions to carnevale and Ku Klux Klan marches. Such duality was at the heart of his artistic practice, which consistently employed modes of representation and abstraction; geometric and organic form; and emotional content ranging from joy to rage.Procession considers the complexity of Lewis' art in its entirety: It examines the role of figuration within Abstract Expressionism, considers how Lewis integrated social issues with abstraction, and highlights the surprising and expressive palette the artist championed throughout his career. -- Text from PAFA's website (see link)
Irish art now : from the poetic to the political by Declan Mac Gonagle( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavily illustrated, Irish Art Now presents a rounded perspective on Irish art and artists working in the 1990s. The media covered include video, photography and installations as well as orthodox painting and sculpture
Archibald Motley : jazz age modernist by Archibald John Motley( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring more than 140 colour illustrations, this catalogue accompanies the first full-scale survey in 20 years of the work of Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981), a master colourist and radical interpreter of urban culture. Motley's brilliant yet idiosyncratic paintings - simultaneously expressionist and social realist - have captured worldwide attention with their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions. The catalogue includes the artist's depictions of African American life in early-twentieth-century Chicago, as well as his portraits and archetypes, portrayals of African American life in Jazz Age Paris, and renderings of 1950s Mexico--
Material difference : soft sculpture and wall works by Polly Ullrich( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated in these pages are abstract sculptures as well as representations of the human form constructed of materials both usual and unusual, from threads and beads to sticks and cantaloupe skins. The artists represented have mined (and modified) traditional techniques from many fields outside conventional painting and sculpture, especially the textile arts. Critic and curator Polly Ullrich cites the historical precedents and reveals the meanings of these works, all produced since the mid-20th century by 116 distinguished international creators."--Jacket
Global citizen : the architecture of Moshe Safdie by Donald Albrecht( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegantly designed book features new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation
The Zhou Brothers : 30 years of collaboration by Zhou Brothers( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New narratives : contemporary art from India by Betty Seid( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalog; includes reproduction of the original paintings by various painters with their brief biodata
Barbara Crane : challenging vision by Barbara Crane( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Chanel Abney : royal flush by Nina Chanel Abney( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition 'Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush', a ten-year survey of one of the most provocative and iconoclastic artists working today. Abney is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful story-teller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Her works are informed as much by mainstream news media as they are by animated cartoons, video games, hip-hop culture, celebrity websites, and tabloid magazines. She draws on these sources to make paintings replete with figures, numbers, and words that appear to have tumbled onto the canvas with the stream-of-consciousness immediacy of text messages, pop-up windows, a Twitter feed, or the scrolling headlines of an incessant twenty-four-hour news cycle. By engaging loaded topics and controversial issues with irreverence, humor, and lampooning satire, Abney's works are both pointed contemporary genre scenes as well as scathing commentaries on social attitudes and inequities.Abney's first solo museum exhibition, Royal Flush will be comprised of the artist's large-scale paintings, along with smaller collages and watercolors. While her work has strong ties to important modernist forebears such as Robert Colescott, Stuart Davis, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold, among others, its distinct and arresting visual articulation of the human condition is inherently suited to the rapid-fire and unceasing quality of the Digital Age. Her dense and colorful iconography, a skillful engagement with serious issues, and the provocative way in which she addresses them has brought this young artist increasing critical acclaim in the contemporary art world." -- Publisher's description
Roger Brown, a different dimension by Roger Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis Rockman : the Great Lakes cycle by Dana Friis-Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexis Rockman synthesizes human history, natural science, and landscape painting to create visual vistas that reveal unexpected relationships across time and space. Since the mid-1980s, Rockman has created a dramatic and distinct body of epic-scale paintings and works on paper that draw from his deft artistic skills, rich visual inventiveness, deep scientific awareness, broad art historical knowledge, and passionate concern for the earth's ecological future."
Everson Ceramic National 2000 : the 30th Ceramic National Exhibition by Everson Museum of Art( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of sixty-six ceramic artists ... Featuring large, full color illustrations and extensive biographies"--Cover
The great debate( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs, graphics, video clips, and original essays concerning issues of debate in political and popular culture in the United States during the 1960s
Jin Soo Kim : twenty years, 1983-2003 by Jin Soo Kim( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo de Miquel = Miquel's world by Miquel Navarro( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane Simpson : sculpture + drawings 1978-2009 by Diane Simpson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Wirsum : Winsome works (some) by Karl Wirsum( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Flemming : flying carpets : February 26th to May 1st 2005 by Alex Flemming( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ruth Duckworth : Modernist sculptor
Irish art now : from the poetic to the politicalMaterial difference : soft sculpture and wall worksGlobal citizen : the architecture of Moshe SafdieThe Zhou Brothers : 30 years of collaborationNew narratives : contemporary art from IndiaBarbara Crane : challenging visionSlightly unbalanced : Alex Bag, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Beth Campbell, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Sarah Hobbs, Mike Kelley, Sean Landers, Cary Leibowitz, Dave McKenzie, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Danica Phelps, William Pope. L, Aïda Ruilova, Ward Shelley and Douglas Paulson, Cindy Sherman, David Shrigley
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