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Indianapolis Museum of Art

Works: 1,708 works in 2,497 publications in 2 languages and 29,513 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographies  Periodicals  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Other, isb, Editor, his, Contributor, Publisher, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: N577, 709.8074013
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Art of the fantastic : Latin America, 1920-1987 by Holliday T Day( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African furniture and household objects by Roy Sieber( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary aim of this essay and the exhibition it accompanies is to whet the viewer's and reader's appetite with a sampling of traditional, utilitarian, often splendid but essentially modest objects
John Ruskin and the Victorian eye by John Ruskin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six essays gathered in this book present an engaging look at the art and ideas of Victorian art critic John Ruskin, considered by many to be the greatest tastemaker of his time. Ruskin first came to fame in the 1840s for his articulate, impassioned defense of the paintings of J.M.W. Turner; later he championed the efforts of Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddal. As a lecturer at the University of Oxford and founder of the Saint George's Museum in Sheffield, England, Ruskin strove to instill in his followers a respect for craftsmanship and reverence for historic monuments. He actively promoted art education for all classes of people and spoke out continually against the social ills of his day. Ruskin believed that an artist's true gift was the power to see and to communicate moral as well as physical realities, and that insistence on the "art of seeing" serves as a unifying thread throughout the essays in this book, each of which addresses a different aspect of the critic's art and thought. Robert Hewison, a Ruskin scholar and theater critic for the London Sunday Times, recounts pivotal moments in Ruskin's life that were motivated by his encounters with Renaissance artworks. George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art at Brown University, discusses Ruskin's writing style, describing his "word paintings" and the evangelical prose with which he urged his readers to develop their own perceptive abilities. As a former art dealer and expert in British Victorian art, Christopher Newall brings special insight into Ruskin's own distinctive drawings. Susan Phelps Gordon, Curator of European Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, relates Ruskin's critical reaction to the art of his time, including the infamous Whistler vs. Ruskin libel trial of 1878 as well as Ruskin's relationships with and aspirations for the artists he supported. Anthony Lacy Gully, Associate Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, explores Ruskin's fascination with the natural world and his clashes with the scientific community. Susan P. Casteras, Curator of Paintings at the Yale Center for British Art and a lecturer in art history at Yale College, looks at Ruskin's theories on museums and their installations as he applied them in his Saint George's Museum, which he founded for the education of the miners of Sheffield. Complementing the essays are 179 beautiful illustrations - 40 in color - of works by Turner, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Siddal, John Everett Millais, James Tissot, and many other artists; also included are a number of watercolors and drawings by Ruskin himself. A chronology of Ruskin's life, a bibliography, and an index round out this fascinating and very readable volume, which should remain a valuable resource for art lovers, Ruskin scholars, and Victoriana enthusiasts for many years to come
Ai Weiwei : according to what?( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist
A shared heritage : art by four African Americans by William E Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from Jade Terrace : Chinese women artists, 1300-1912 by Marsha Smith Weidner( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Views from Jade Terrace: Chinese Women Artists 1300-1912' is the first exhibition ever devoted to the painting of Chinese women artists. In the past two decades the role of women in the arts in general has been extensively, if not yet exhaustively, surveyed in many books and articles and in a number of important exhibitions. 'Views from Jade Terrace,' then, can be seen as a continuation of this process and a first attempt to place into proper context the contributions of women to the history of Chinese painting." -- Foreword
Sacred Spain : art and belief in the Spanish world( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art of Spain and Spanish America during the 17th century is overwhelmingly religious - it was intended to arouse wonder, devotion, and identification. Its forms and meanings are inextricably linked to the beliefs and religious practices of the people for whom it was made. In this groundbreaking book, scholars of art and religion look at new ways to understand the reception of use of these images in the practice of belief. As a result, the book argues for a fundamental reappraisal of the cultural role of the Church based on an analysis of the specific devotional and ritual contexts of Spanish art. Handsomely illustrated essays discuss paintings, polychrome sculptures, metalwork, and books. They call attention to the paradoxical nature of the most characteristic visual forms of Spanish Catholicism: material richness and external display as expressions of internal spirituality, strict doctrinal orthodoxy accompanied by artistic expression of surprising unconventionality, the calculated social projection of new devotional themes, and the divergence of popular religious practices from officially prescribed ones."--Jacket
International arts and crafts by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study traces the complexity of the Arts and Crafts Movement through the decades and across the globe. Written by experts in each field, it interweaves the general with the particular: the overarching ideology and its various strands with the ways in which it manifested itself in different regions and cultural traditions. Lavishly illustrated, extensively researched and published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V & A in London, this book presents a compelling reassessment of the Arts and Crafts Movement, an invaluable visual record of an ever-popular era of design."--Jacket
Richard Pousette-Dart by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Pousette-Dart, one of the founding members of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s, has been creating paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs, infused with an intense personal vision, for more than fifty years. This book presents the first comprehensive consideration of this major artist's multifaceted work."--from book jacket
The aura of neo-impressionism : the W.J. Holliday Collection by Ellen Wardwell Lee( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power : its myths and mores in American art, 1961-1991 by Holliday T Day( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition catalog includes essays by Day's coauthors, who present varied points of view as to whether artists can effectively criticize the existing power structure in society today when they themselves participate as the avant-garde within the same system. The volume represents 28 artists, spanning the pop and minimalist movements to the controversial art of the 1980s. They approach issues of power in diverse ways--at times questioning specific materials or production methods, at other times the literal reference an image projects, and often they are engaged with ideas based on context. These three themes form the configuration of the exhibition, eliciting questions with regard to gender, race, and class attitudes implicit in the visual images. The social implications of the artwork within the show are assessed by either an anthropological approach or a Western art-historical perspective
Seurat at Gravelines : the last landscapes by Ellen Wardwell Lee( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seen individually or as an ensemble, these compositions represent a culminating phase of Seurat's development, at once lucid, subtle, and strong ... In its clear focus upon an important aspect of Seurat's work, it nevertheless stands as a welcome addition to the literature on that preeminent master of Neo-Impressionism."--Choice
Gifts to the tsars, 1500-1700 : treasures of the Kremlin by Barry Shifman( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

María Magdalena Campos-Pons : everything is separated by water by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water is the first full-scale survey of the artist's career. The book's title, borrowed from one of her works, evokes the dangerous sea crossings faced by her enslaved ancestors from Africa and her Cuban contemporaries seeking greater freedom in America. The title also evokes a sense of dislocation felt when physical and geopolitical barriers divide family and friends, past and future." "Author Lisa D. Freiman considers how Campos-Pons's practice, which is predicated on concepts of separation, memory, and fragmentation, developed and transformed from her artistic training and early production in Cuba in the 1980s through her move to the United States in 1991 and her subsequent recognition as a major figure in the international art world. Okwui Enwezor interprets Campos-Pons's expressive materials - reassembled fragments of lost traditions and symbols, and memories of personal and collective history, religion, and mythology - within the context of post-colonial theory."--Jacket
The face of ancient America : the Wally and Brenda Zollman collection of Precolumbian art by Lee Allen Parsons( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snapshot : painters and photography, Bonnard to Vuillard( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The advent of the Kodak camera in 1888 made photography accessible to amateurs as well as to professionals. Artists were not immune to its allure, and many began experimenting with the camera as a means of capturing images as studies for final works and of observing the world and the people in it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Rivière, Félix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard. Although celebrated for their works on canvas and paper, these artists also made many personal and informal snapshots. Depicting interiors, city streets, nudes, and portraits, these photographs were kept private and never exhibited. As a result, most have never been published. Juxtaposing personal photographs with the related paintings and prints by these Post-Impressionist artists, Snapshot offers a new perspective on early photography and on the synthesis of painting and photography at the end of the 19th century"--
Painting in Spain in the age of enlightenment : Goya and his contemporaries by Ronda Kasl( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributed for Spanish Institute/Indianapolis Museum of Art, Exhibition catalog
The American discovery of ancient Egypt by Los Angeles County Museum of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904 by Jane Block( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-Impressionism, the style pioneered by Georges Seurat (1859-1891), has long been associated with landscapes and scenes of urban leisure. Yet the movement's use of dotted brushwork and color theory also produced portraits of unusual beauty and perception. The Neo-Impressionist Portrait is the first book to examine the portraits produced by the most important figures of Neo-Impressionism, including Seurat himself, Henri-Edmond Cross, Georges Lemmen, Maximilien Luce, Paul Signac, Henry van de Velde, Vincent van Gogh, and Théo van Rysselberghe. Essays by scholar Jane Block detail the emergence of portraiture as a genre within the Neo-Impressionist movement, first in France and then in Belgium, as well as the continuing artistic dialogues between the regions. More than one hundred color illustrations, biographies of seventeen Neo-Impressionist artists, and a catalogue of sixty paintings make up this book on a key chapter of the Post-Impressionist era
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ai Weiwei : according to what?
A shared heritage : art by four African AmericansSacred Spain : art and belief in the Spanish worldInternational arts and craftsRichard Pousette-DartPower : its myths and mores in American art, 1961-1991Seurat at Gravelines : the last landscapesGifts to the tsars, 1500-1700 : treasures of the KremlinMaría Magdalena Campos-Pons : everything is separated by water
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