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Crow, Thomas E. 1948-

Works: 281 works in 849 publications in 8 languages and 18,166 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Allegories  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor, Collector, Author of introduction, con, Creator, Interviewer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, wst, 070
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Nineteenth century art : a critical history by Stephen Eisenman( Book )

53 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 2,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a radical reconsideration of the origins of modern painting and sculpture in Europe and North America. In art, as in nearly every other field, the nineteenth century was a time of questioning, experimentation, discovery and modernization. Artists divined and portrayed, as never before, the crucial connections between seeing and knowing, vision and society. From Goya to Blake, from Courbet to Eakins, from Cassatt to Cezanne, from Van Gogh to Ensor, they challenged the prevailing definitions of art and the social order. Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History embraces many aspects of the so-called "new" art history - attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism - while emphasizing the remarkable vitality, salience and subversiveness of the era's best art. Indeed, the authors insist that there is a profound sympathy between these new methods and the art under examination. For it was nineteenth-century artists who first addressed the issues that preoccupy audiences and scholars today: the relation between popular and elite culture, the legacy of the Enlightenment, the question of the canon, and the representation of women and non-European peoples. This rich and diverse volume suggests that nineteenth-century art remains compelling today because its critical insights have rarely been surpassed. It will prove of interest not only to the specialist, but to anyone fascinated by the art, history and culture of this unique era
Painters and public life in eighteenth-century Paris by Thomas E Crow( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original book examines how the ambitions of artists in eighteenth-century France were affected by public opinions about the arts--the tastes of the art critics, of the state, and of the crowds who visited art salons. Among the many artists whose work is discussed and portrayed are Watteau, Greuze, and David." --
Modern art in the common culture by Thomas E Crow( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Must avant-garde art hold itself apart from the values and beliefs widely held in the common culture? Must advanced artists always be the symbolic adversaries of the ordinary citizen? These questions have dominated, even paralyzed the modern art world, particularly in recent years when perceived elitism and imposed canons of taste have come under fire from all sides. In this stimulating book, a prominent art historian shows that the links between advanced art and modern mass culture have always been robust, indeed necessary to both. Thomas Crow focuses on the continual interdependence between the two phenomena, providing examples that range from Paris in the mid-nineteenth century to the latest revivals of Conceptual art in the 1990s
The rise of the sixties : American and European art in the era of dissent by Thomas E Crow( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from New York to Paris, from Hollywood to Dusseldorf to London, Crow traces the emergence of a new aesthetic climate that challenged established notions of content, style, medium, and audience. In Happenings, in the Situationist International, in the Fluxus group, artists worked together in novel ways, inventing new forms of collaboration and erasing distinctions between performance and visual art. As the 1960s progressed, artists responded in many ways to the decade's pressures; internalizing the divisive issues raised by the politics of protest, they rethought the role of the artist in society, reexamined the notion of an art of personal "identity", discover celebrity, devised visual languages of provocation and dissent, and attacked the institutions of cultural power - figuratively and sometimes literally. Crow sees the art of the 1960s as a reconfiguration of the concept of art itself, still cited today by conservative critics as the wellspring of all contemporary scandals, and by those of the left as rare instance of successful aesthetic radicalism. He expertly follows the myriad expressions of this new aesthetic, weaving together the European and American experiences, and pausing to consider in detail many individual works of art with his always perceptive critical eye. Both synthesis and critical study, this book reopens the 1960s to a fresh analysis
Emulation : making artists for revolutionary France by Thomas E Crow( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and French and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating and important book puts the life of the artist at the centre of innovative art history, narrating a biography of five painters at the heart of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his extraordinarily precocious pupils Drouais, Girodet, Gérard, and Gros"--Jacket
Robert Rauschenberg : combines by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

21 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these mixed-media works of art, Rauschenberg reinvented collage, changing it from a medium that presses commonplace materials to serve illusion into something very different: a process that undermines both illusion and the idea that a work of art has a unitary meaning. Appearing as either wall-hung works or as freestanding objects, the combines are composed as syncopated grids that draw on materials from everyday life and the history of art. - Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book focuses on the works created roughly between 1954 and 1964, the most important decade in the artist's 50-year career, and constitutes the most complete survey of the Combines ever presented, as well as the most rigorous analysis of their political, social, autobiographical, and aesthetic significance. An introductory essay by exhibition curator Paul Schimmel titled "Reading Rauschenberg" offers an iconographic analysis of the earlier Combines, based on in-depth conversations with the artist. Other texts help to contextualize the Combines, such as Thomas Crow's essay that calls them the major artistic statement of their time. - Publisher
No idols : the missing theology of art by Thomas E Crow( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art turns away from contemporary cultural theories to face a pervading blindspot in today's art-historical inquiry: religion. Crow pursues a perhaps unpopular notion of Christianity's continued presence in modern abstract art and in the process makes a case for art's own terrain of theology: one that eschews idolatry by means of abstraction. Tracking the original anti-idolatry controversy of the Jansenists, anchored in a humble still life by Chardin, No Idols sets the scene for the development of an art of reflection rather than representation, and divinity without doctrine. Crow's reinstatement of the metaphysical is made through the work of New Zealand artist Colin McCahon and American artists Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson, James Turrell, and Sister Mary Corita Kent. While a tightly selected group of artists, in their collective statute the author explores the proposal that spiritual art, as opposed to a simulacrum of one, is conceivable for our own time
Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself."--Jacket
The intelligence of art by Thomas E Crow( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses writings by each of Meyer Shapiro, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Michael Baxandall
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons : four decades of art from the Broad collections by Stephanie Barron( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is the first large-scale exhibition of the Broads' achievement, presenting more than 100 works of art from these two significant collections. The show highlights American artists whose paintings, sculptures, and photographs the Broads have acquired in depth, among them Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, and Cy Twombly, Johns, Koons, and the Los Angeles artists John Baldessari, Sharon Lockhart, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Therrien. German artists such as George Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer are also represented. Together, these works form an invaluable record of the artistic achievements of the past forty years." "This catalogue, published in conjunction with the exhibition, illustrates the objects in the exhibition as well as several related works from the Broad collections. The accompanying texts include an interview with Eli and Edythe Broad by exhibition curators Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky, as well as essays by art historians Thomas Crow, Sabine Eckmann, Joanne Heyler, and Pepe Karmel, which place the works in critical and historical context."--Jacket
The long march of pop : art, music, and design, 1930-1995 by Thomas E Crow( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Crow's paradigm-changing book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger cultural tides. While American Pop was indebted to its British predecessor's insistence that any creative pursuit is worthy of aesthetic consideration, Crow demonstrates that this inclusive attitude also had strong American roots. Folk becomes Crow's starting point in the advance of Pop. The folk revival occurred chiefly in the sphere of music during the 1930s and '40s, while folk art surfaced a decade later in the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Crow eloquently examines the subsequent explosion of commercial imagery in visual art, alongside its repercussions in popular music and graphic design. Pop's practitioners become defined as artists whose distillation of the vernacular is able to capture the feelings stirring among a broad public, beginning with young participants in the politicized 1960s counterculture. Woody Guthrie and Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Ed Ruscha and the Byrds, Pauline Boty and the Beatles, the Who and Damien Hirst are all considered together with key graphic designers such as Milton Glaser and Rick Griffin in this engaging book."--
Seeing Rothko by Mark Rothko( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the profound and varied responses elicited by Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko's (1903-1970) most compelling creations. Rothko was classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter". Throughout his career, Rothko was concerned with what other people experienced when they looked at his canvases. As his work shifted from figurative imagery to luminous fields of color, his concern expanded to the setting in which his paintings were exhibited. In a series of analytic, personal, and even poetic essays by contemporary scholars, Rothko's works are analyzed. This volume also reproduces a "Scribble Book," in which Rothko jotted down his ideas on teaching art to children, and a sketchbook, both dating to the early years of the artist's career
Gordon Matta-Clark by Gordon Matta-Clark( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After studying architecture at Cornell University, Matta-Clark developed more interest in buildings about to be destroyed than in the ones about to be built. He first forced his way into abandoned apartment buildings in the Bronx, and using a chain saw, would act as an architecture pirate, cutting pieces of walls and floors, only to leave behind the remains of what once was architecture. From pieces of walls his work shifted, in 1974, to the scale of a whole suburban house. "Splitting", probably his most popular work, was made by cutting a vertical line through the entire width of the house, and transforming the cut into a yawn, after lowering the foundations on both sides of the house. Erasing the boundaries between architecture, sculpture, and even drawing (his cuts have often been refered to as drawings in space); his building-cuts can also be understood as a social critique of the standardized suburban architecture that flourished during the postwar decades. The book provides insight into the career of the artist, from his childhood spent between New York and Paris, to his premature death in 1978 at the age of 35. The essays span the multi-faceted practice of Gordon Matta-Clark, with a particular emphasis on his building-cuts, the group of works he is most renowned for and that compose the most important part of his career. The book also includes a "Documents" section, composed of original interviews, articles, and documents compiled by editor Corinne Diserens. Several interviews, some of them never published before, allow the reader to understand more fully, and through Matta-Clark's own voice, the more pragmatic, technical, and physical dimensions related to the creation of his building-cuts
Ross Bleckner by Ross Bleckner( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph, the first devoted to the important New York-based painter Ross Bleckner, is published on the occasion of a mid-career retrospective organized by the Guggenheim Museum. In the 1980s, Bleckner emerged as a central figure in the revival of American painting, a position he has solidified in the 1990s. Through various subjects and motifs - optically dizzying stripes, nocturnal landscapes, funerary urns, memorial imagery, chandeliers, abstract domes, and constellations - Bleckner evokes memory, desire, and irony in order to examine the uncertainty of the human condition, while simultaneously celebrating the transcendent principles of nature and the cosmos." "Produced in collaboration with the artist, this book captures the beauty and presence of Bleckner's paintings through oversized, vividly realized reproductions. It also provides the first major scholarly appreciation of the artist's work."--Jacket
The rise of the sixties : American and European art in the era of dissent, 1955-69 by Thomas E Crow( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines artists from Europe and America who worked through the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam war and the general social crises of the time
Emulation : David, Drouais, and Girodet in the art of revolutionary France by Thomas E Crow( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Thomas Crow tells the story of three painters at the centre of events in revolutionary France - Jacques Louis David, Drouais and Girodet
Sherrie Levine : mayhem by Johanna Burton( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the American photographer and conceptual artist Sherrie Levine has been the subject of much critical discourse for the 30 years, she has not been the subject of a comprehensive survey, until now. This volume contains 150 colour images that cover the full range of Levine's practice
Artists respond : American art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 by Melissa Ho( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the late 1960s, the United States was in a pitched conflict in Vietnam, against a foreign enemy, and at home--between Americans for and against the war and the status quo. This powerful book showcases how American artists responded to the war, spanning the period from Lyndon B. Johnson's fateful decision to deploy US Marines to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Saigon ten years later. Artists Respond brings together works by many of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period, including Asco, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Corita Kent, Leon Golub, David Hammons, Yoko Ono, and Nancy Spero. It explores how the moral urgency of the Vietnam War galvanized American artists in unprecedented ways, challenging them to reimagine the purpose and uses of art and compelling them to become politically engaged on other fronts, such as feminism and civil rights. The book presents an era in which artists struggled to synthesize the turbulent times and participated in a process of free and open questioning inherent to American civic life. Illustrated in color throughout, Artists Respond features a broad range of art, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and body art, installation, documentary cinema and photography, and conceptualism"
Christopher Wool by Christopher Wool( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the first survey of Wool's work at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art from July to October 1998, this book features all of this artist's work to date. Drawn from sources in everyday or vernacular culture, Wool's imagery has ranged from the rolled "wallpaper" images of flowers, vines, or dots, to using rubber-stamps, stencils, or silkscreens. Working with language as image since the late 1980s, Wool has restructured words ("prankster", "adversary", "comedian", "paranoic", "riot", "fool") or common phrases ("cats in the bag", "the show is over", "run dog run") into all-over compositions of stencilled block letters that traverse or grid the picture plane while maintaining the integritiy of their meaning. Recently, Wool has turned from the techniques of image construction to exploring methods of image destruction in the silkscreened, overpainted, and spraypainted works of the mid-1990s
Late thoughts : reflections on artists and composers at work by Karen Painter( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects nine essays that discusses the creativity of influential artists, as well as the legacy of their work following their deaths, and covers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piet Mondrian, Frank Gehry, and others
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Painters and public life in eighteenth-century Paris
Painters and public life in eighteenth-century ParisModern art in the common cultureThe rise of the sixties : American and European art in the era of dissentEmulation : making artists for revolutionary FranceRobert Rauschenberg : combinesNo idols : the missing theology of artRobert SmithsonThe intelligence of art
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Thomas E. Crow Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

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Thomas Eugene Crow

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English (367)

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