Savage Messiah

A Biography of the Sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Author: H.S. Ede

Publisher: Pallas Athene (UK)

ISBN: 9781843680550

Category:

Page: 176

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The outstanding biography of the great sculptor Henri Gaudier Brzeska, and his muse Sophie Brzeska. Illustrated with photographs of sculptures and line drawings.
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Savage Messiah

A Biography of the Sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Author: Harold Stanley Ede

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905462346

Category: Modernism (Art)

Page: 319

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This new edition of the Savage Messiah, Jim Ede's biography of the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, contains a large amount of additional interpretative material, including footnotes, appendices about correspondence and Ede's omissions, and new introductory essays on the making and reception of Ede's book. This book comes out of collaborative research between the Henry Moore Institute and Kettle's Yard and has involved the work of its curators, Dr Jon Wood and Sebastiano Barassi, as well as that of Dr Evelyn Silber. The book is also lavishly illustrated with photographs of works and original drawings (many of which are not widely known) that were originally included in Ede's 1930 manuscript version of his book, now housed in the Henry Moore Institute archive. Published in 2011, it also marks the centenary of Gaudier-Brzeska's arrival in Britain, where he lived until he was killed in the trenches in 1915.
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Taking positions

figurative sculpture and the Third Reich

Author: Penelope Curtis,Ursel Berger,Josephine Gabler,Arie Hartog,Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, England),Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin,Gerhard Marcks-Haus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human figure in art

Page: 132

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British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Author: Anne Witchard

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748690972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 4986

This volume examines the ways in which an intellectual vogue for a mythic China was a constituent element of British modernism.
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Arshile Gorky

The Implications of Symbols

Author: Harry Rand,Arshile Gorky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063457

Category: Art

Page: 277

View: 7487

Harry Rand's critically acclaimed study of Gorky's brief, troubled life and artistic development is finally available in paperback. All of Gorky's major themes are touched on and his major paintings dealt with in some depth, with attention to the details of the individual works, and frequently to the drawings and preliminary studies from which the paintings evolved. The discussion centers on the images that united the pieces as they develop from work to work. Rand explores Gorky as well as possible sources and their relationship to the body of Gorky's art. A concluding chapter reassesses Gorky's impact on the New York School in light of a new understanding of his aims and methods. Through close study of Gorky's oeuvre, the author deciphers an iconography revealing the unexpected and systematic use of explicit ideas and symbols as well as commonplace objects, settings, and personas from the artist's life. Harry Rand's critically acclaimed study of Gorky's brief, troubled life and artistic development is finally available in paperback. All of Gorky's major themes are touched on and his major paintings dealt with in some depth, with attention to the details of the individual works, and frequently to the drawings and preliminary studies from which the paintings evolved. The discussion centers on the images that united the pieces as they develop from work to work. Rand explores Gorky as well as possible sources and their relationship to the body of Gorky's art. A concluding chapter reassesses Gorky's impact on the New York School in light of a new understanding of his aims and methods. Through close study of Gorky's oeuvre, the author deciphers an iconography revealing the unexpected and systematic use of explicit ideas and symbols as well as commonplace objects, settings, and personas from the artist's life.
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Art Books

A Basic Bibliography of Monographs on Artists

Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824033262

Category: Art

Page: 542

View: 448

This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Organized around the six needs of mourning that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace to find continued meaning in life and living, this book offers reflective passages for each need that help mourners work through their thoughts and feelings.
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Radio Corpse

Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound

Author: Daniel Tiffany

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674746626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 7891

Focusing on the necrophilic dimension of Pound's poetry and the inflections of materiality enabled by the modernist image, Tiffany finds a continuum between Decadent practice and the avant-garde, between the image's prehistory and its political afterlife, between the "corpse language" of Victorian poetry and a conception of the "radioactive" image
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ALTERED STATES

Author: Paddy Chayefsky

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3739675594

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Edward Jessup, ein junger Psychophysiologe, experimentiert mit verschiedenen Bewusstseinszuständen, besessen von der Sucht nach Wahrheit und Erkenntnis. Er injiziert sich psychedelische Drogen, liegt eingeschlossen in einem Isolationstank und erlebt alle Stadien vormenschlicher Bewusstseinsstufen, bis schließlich schreckliche Veränderungen mit ihm vorgehen: Jessup verwandelt sich auch physisch in ein vormenschliches Wesen. Sein Wissensdurst treibt ihn in immer neue, zunehmend unumkehrbare Verwandlungen hinein. Erst das Entsetzen, als sich sein Körper in reine Energie aufzulösen beginnt, bringt ihn zurück zu menschlichen Bindungen.Paddy Chayefsky, einer der bedeutendsten US-amerikanischen Dramatiker, schrieb mit seinem Debüt-Roman einen atemberaubenden, gleichsam philosophischen Schocker. Im Jahr 1980 verfilmte der britische Regisseur Ken Russell den Roman auf der Grundlage des Drehbuches von Paddy Chayefsky – in den Hauptrollen: William Hurt, Blair Brown und Drew Barrymore.
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Beyond Bloomsbury

designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Author: Alexandra Gerstein,Courtauld Institute Galleries

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 183

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Experiments in Design looks at the design process and working practices of the Bloomsbury Groups experimental design collective, the Omega Workshops, established by the art critic and painter Roger Fry in 1913. Initially set up to help struggling young artists make a living, theWorkshops were a laboratory of design ideas, creating a range of objects for the home, from rugs and linens to ceramics, furniture and clothing all boldly coloured and patterned with radical abstract designs. The artists, including Fry,Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, were not allowed to sign their work; everything produced by theWorkshops bore only the greek letter Ω. A small coterie of artistic patrons would visit the showroom in Fitzroy Square, interested in buying a Post-impressionist chair or a Futurist dinnerservice. The wider response was mixed, with the Daily Mail writing in November 1913, would you like your house fitted with post-impressionist furniture, carpets and hangings? and adding, under a picture of the main showroom, the warning: the kind of room in which you would live that is if your nerves could stand it.
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Framing Pictures

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 8062

Steven Jacobs' book provides a unique critical intervention into a relatively new area of scholarship - the multidisciplinary topic of film and the visual arts.
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Burning to speak

the life and art of Henri Gaudier Brzeska

Author: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska,Roger Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 141

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Filmfacts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 6887

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Masterplots II

Nonfiction Series-Vol 2

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem Press

ISBN: 9780893564803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1745

View: 402

318 works of important 20th century nonfiction receive the Masterplots treatment. This series includes contributions from authors worldwide in the areas of autobiography, memoirs, philosophy, anthropology, psychology and other subjects written for the non-specialist reader. Examples of titles include Richard Wright's Black Boy and Norman Mailer's Of a Fire on the Moon. As in all Masterplots II series, there is no duplication of title, within any other Masterplots collection.
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MFA Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 8547

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Chaim Gross, Sculptor

Author: Josef Vincent Lombardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 5827

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Henry Moore

Mutter und Kind

Author: Henry Moore,Julian Stallabrass,Angela Dyer,Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7158

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