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Chicago Cultural Center

Works: 127 works in 164 publications in 3 languages and 3,354 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Biographies  Catalogs  Interviews  Photobooks  Art  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
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Classifications: N6789, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Chicago Cultural Center
Procession : the art of Norman Lewis by Norman Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 284 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 McGonagle( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 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 274 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--
Ruth Duckworth : Modernist sculptor by Jo Lauria( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 270 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
Material difference : soft sculpture and wall works by Polly Ullrich( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 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
Art and race matters : the career of Robert Colescott( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Colescott (1925-2009) was a trailblazing artist, whose august career was as unique as his singular artistic style. Known for figurative satirical paintings that exposed the ugly ironies of race in America from the 1970s through thate 1990s, his work was profoundly influential to the generations of artists that have followed him, such as Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and Henry Taylor, among many others. This volume--accompanying the largest retrospective of the artist's work ever mounted--surveys the entirety of Colescott's body of work, including early works which have rarely been seen. The book includes substantive essays by two of the curators of the exhibition, Lowery Stokes Sims and Matthew Weseley, as well as reminiscences and thought pieces by a variety of family, friends, collaborators, students, curators, dealers, and scholars on his work and a selection of writings by the artist himself. This collection of diverse essays, interviews, and personal remembrances presents perspectives and insights which allow for a richer understanding of the artist's work. Importantly, this catalogue provides detailed stylistic analyses of Colescott's politically inflected oeuvre, focusing on the artist's own consideration of his work in the context of the grand traditions of European painting and contemporary polemic. Relying on previously unpublished transcripts of lectures, reviews, and archival materials provided by institutions and individuals, the book offers a fuller story of the artist's important life and career."
Global citizen : the architecture of Moshe Safdie by Donald Albrecht( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegantly designed book features new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation
New narratives : contemporary art from India by Betty Seid( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalog; includes reproduction of the original paintings by various painters with their brief biodata
The Zhou Brothers : 30 years of collaboration by Zhou Brothers( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents a comprehensive selection of works by the brothers Zhou, Shan Zuo and Da Huang. Born in the autonomous Chinese region of Guangxi, they studied art in Shanghai and Beijing and became the best-known young painters of their generation in mainland China during the 1980s
Barbara Crane : challenging vision by Barbara Crane( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 148 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 92 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
... And other such stories by Chicago Architecture Biennial( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes the social context of architecture? What kind of stories can be told about how lived experiences across global communities, cities, territories, and ecologies resonate with architectural and space-making practices? The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial explores the implications of architecture and the built environment as they relate to land, memory, rights, and civic participation-drawing buildings, planning, art, policy making, education, and activism into new conversations at global and civic scales. Published in conjunction with the third iteration of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, ...and other such stories extends the exhibition's core questions through a range of essays, interviews, and visual dossiers, along with a section introducing the Biennial's contributors. It is structured by a series of curatorial frames: (1) No Land Beyond reflects on landscapes of belonging and sovereignty that challenge narrow definitions of land as property and commodity; (2) Appearances and Erasures explores both shared and contested memories in consideration of monuments, memorials, and social histories; (3) Rights and Reclamations foregrounds aspects of rights, advocacy, and civic purpose in architectural and spatial practices; and (4) Common Ground addresses practices invested in producing and intervening in public space within and beyond the field of architecture
The great debate( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 70 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Irish art now : from the poetic to the political
Ruth Duckworth : Modernist sculptorMaterial difference : soft sculpture and wall worksGlobal citizen : the architecture of Moshe SafdieNew narratives : contemporary art from IndiaThe Zhou Brothers : 30 years of collaborationBarbara 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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