Joan Mir

Author: Anne Umland
ISBN: 9780870707346
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Joan Mir from the Author: Anne Umland. In the late 1920s Joan Miro's attacks on the grand tradition of painting became more pronounced, and none was more notorious than the claim that he wanted to assassinate it. Just what he might have meant by this curiously aggressive salvo - and the radical changes his work underwent at that time - is investigated in Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting, 1927-1937, which explores twelve series of his works from that decade, along with the single painting that acts as its affecting coda. With close attention paid to the materials he used and to the political, biographical, and intellectual context in which he worked, Miro's paradoxical nature emerges: an artist of violence and resistance who - despite his assassination tactics - never cease to be a painter.

Hooked Rugs

Author: Cynthia Fowler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781409426141
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Hooked Rugs from the Author: Cynthia Fowler. Through a close look at the history of the modernist hooked rug, this book raises important questions about the broader history of American modernism in the first half of the twentieth century. Although hooked rugs are not generally associated with the avant-garde, this study demonstrates that they were a significant part of the artistic production of many artists engaged in modernist experimentation. Cynthia Fowler discusses the efforts of Ralph Pearson and of Zoltan and Rosa Hecht to establish modernist hooked rug industries in the 1920s, uncovering a previously undocumented history. The book includes a consideration of the rural workers used to create the modernist narrative of the hooked rug, as cottage industries were established throughout the rural Northeast and South to serve the ever increasing demand for hooked rugs by urban consumers. Fowler closely examines institutional enterprises that highlighted and engaged the modernist hooked rugs, such as key exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1930s and '40s. This study reveals the fluidity of boundaries among art, craft and design, and the profound efforts of a devoted group of modernists to introduce the general public to the value of modern art.

Leo And His Circle

Author: Annie Cohen-Solal
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307593045
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Leo And His Circle from the Author: Annie Cohen-Solal. Leo Castelli reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. Now Annie Cohen-Solal, author of the hugely acclaimed Sartre: A Life (“an intimate portrait of the man that possesses all the detail and resonance of fiction”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), recounts his incalculably influential and astonishing life in Leo and His Circle. After emigrating to New York in 1941, Castelli would not open a gallery for sixteen years, when he had reached the age of fifty. But as the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, Castelli emerged as a tastemaker overnight and fast came to champion a virtual Who’s Who of twentieth-century masters: Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly, to name a few. The secret of Leo’s success? Personal devotion to the artists, his “heroes”: by putting young talents on stipend and seeking placement in the ideal collection rather than with the top bidder, he transformed the way business was done, multiplying the capital, both cultural and financial, of those he represented. His enterprise, which by 1980 had expanded to an impressive network of satellite galleries in Europe and three locations in New York, thus became the unrivaled commercial institution in American art, producing a generation of acolytes, among them Mary Boone, Jeffrey Deitch, Larry Gagosian, and Tony Shafrazi. Leo and His Circle brilliantly narrates the course of one man’s power and influence. But Castelli had another secret, too: his life as an Italian Jew. Annie Cohen-Solal traces a family whose fortunes rose and fell for centuries before the Castellis fled European fascism. Never hidden but also never discussed, this experience would form the core of a guarded but magnetic character possessed of unfailing old-world charm and a refusal to look backward—traits that ensured Castelli’s visionary precedence in every major new movement from Pop to Conceptual and by which he fostered the worldwide enthusiasm for American contemporary art that is his greatest legacy. Drawing on her friendship with the subject, as well as an uncanny knack for archival excavation, Annie Cohen-Solal gives us in full the elegant, shrewd, irresistible, and enigmatic figure at the very center of postwar American art, bringing an utterly new understanding of its evolution. From the Hardcover edition.

Jackson Pollock

Author: Carolyn Lanchner
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707698
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Jackson Pollock from the Author: Carolyn Lanchner. Jackson Pollock, widely regarded as the most important painter of the second half of the twentieth century, was the first American artist to capture the public imagination. This book features eleven paintings by Pollock selected from The Museum of Modern Art's substantial collection of his work. His groundbreaking "drip" paintings of the late 1940s and early 1950s are here, along with early and late works demonstrating the fluid interaction between figuration and abstraction in his art and the direction of his painting at his untimely death. A lively essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in Pollock's own life.

Joan Mir

Author: Carolyn Lanchner
ISBN: 9780870707254
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Joan Mir from the Author: Carolyn Lanchner. Considers ten works by Miro selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection, accompanied by a critical essay for each work considering its significance, historical context, place in modern art, and its place in Miro's own life.

Orange Coast Magazine

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Orange Coast Magazine from the Author: . Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange CountyÂąs most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange CountyÂąs only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the countyÂąs luxe lifestyle.

Barcelona And Modernity

Author: William H. Robinson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300121067
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Barcelona And Modernity from the Author: William H. Robinson. During the years after the September Revolution of 1868, Barcelona experienced huge industrial growth and emerged as the most politically and culturally progressive city in Spain. This book examines this period, when Barcelona also reigned as one of the most dynamic centres of modernist art and architecture in Europe.

Hispanic New York

Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151977X
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Hispanic New York from the Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira. Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.