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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

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Works: 61 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 3,470 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Periodicals  Catalogs  Art  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Publisher, sht
Classifications: NE625, 769.9409031
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Prints and the pursuit of knowledge in early modern Europe( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, far from merely illustrating the ideas of others, contributed to scientific investigations of their time. Hans Holbein, for instance, worked with cosmographers and instrument makers on some of the earliest sundial manuals published; Albrecht Durer produced the first printed maps of the constellations, which astronomers copied for over a century; and, Hendrick Goltzius' depiction of the muscle-bound Hercules served as a study aid for students of anatomy. "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical 'flap' prints; and, paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement. Among the 'do-it-yourself' paper instruments were sundials and astrolabes, and the book incorporates a facsimile of globe gores for the reader to cut out and assemble. -- Publisher description
The last expression : art and Auschwitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalog includes reproductions of some 300 artworks; each tells a piece of an incredible history. Each remnant of these personal journeys and individual travails contributes to our understanding of the victims of the Holocaust, their experiences, the nature and function of the camps, the strategies of the perpetrators, as well as the will and need to create art."--Jacket
Jim Dine, some drawings by Jim Dine( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casting a shadow : creating the Alfred Hitchcock film( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Alfred Hitchcock carefully cultivated his reputation as the solitary genius behind his films. In reality Hitchcock was a deeply collaborative artist, working intensely with actors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, editors, and production designers to create what the public knew as "an Alfred Hitchcock picture." This illustrated book presents multiple perspectives on Hitchcock as artist and provides a rare view into the working documents - sketches, production and costume designs, drawings, storyboards, and camera-angle diagrams - that helped shape his cinematic style." "With an introduction by Will Schmenner and four original essays from leading film scholars, this volume offers insight into Hitchcock's work and working methods. Scott Curtis examines Hitchcock's cinematic skills through a detailed categorization of the drawings from his productions. Tom Gunning explores Hitchcock the artist by looking at his use of the frame and the art of painting within his movies. Bill Krohn's close reading of I Confess reveals some of the thematic and ideological concerns that occupied Hitchcock. Jan Olsson addresses the strategies Hitchcock used to control his publicity. A combination of images and text, Casting a Shadow reconsiders director Alfred Hitchcock as the shepherd of a collective vision that shaped 20th-century art with some of the most memorable movies of our time."--Jacket
Wangechi Mutu : a fantastic journey by Wangechi Mutu( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly illustrated full-color catalog accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition and most comprehensive survey of the artist Wangechi Mutu's work, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from March 21, 2013, through July 21, 2013, before traveling to the Brooklyn Museum. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1972, and now based in Brooklyn, Mutu renders the complex global sensibility of the early twenty-first century through a distinctly hybrid aesthetic. She combines found materials and magazine cutouts with sculpture and painted imagery, sampling from sources and phenomena as diverse as African traditions, international politics, the fashion industry, and science fiction. In her work, Mutu marries poetic symbolism with sociopolitical critique to explore issues of gender, race, war, colonialism, and, particularly, the exoticization of the black female body. The many images included in Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey highlight the most important and iconic works that Mutu has created since the mid-1990s, as well as portray new collages, drawings, videos, and site-specific installations. The catalog also offers an intimate look into her sketchbooks and includes an interview with the artist conducted by the exhibition's curator, Trevor Schoonmaker. Essays by Schoonmaker, the art historian Kristine Stiles, and the critic, musician, and producer Greg Tate are paired with an illustrated chronology of Mutu's work."--Publisher's website
Design in the age of Darwin : from William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright by Stephen Eisenman( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript illumination in the modern age : recovery and reconstruction by Sandra Hindman( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Rowlandson : pleasures and pursuits in Georgian England by Patricia Phagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaging by numbers : a historical view of the computer print( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the development of computer programming as a medium for artistic expression in creating prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books; featuring works from 1952-2008 by 39 North American and European artists who use algorithmic processes and the concept of randomness to create computer prints
The brilliant line : following the early modern engraver, 1480-1650 by Emily J Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing the future : Chicago architecture on the international stage, 1900-1925 by David Van Zanten( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing the Future: Chicago Architecture on the International Stage, 1900-1925 is an illustrated catalog with companion essays for an exhibition of the same name at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. Drawing the Future explores the creative ferment among Chicago architects in the early twentieth century, coinciding with similar visions around the world. The essays focus on the highlights of the exhibition. David Van Zanten profiles Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, Chicago architects who created an influential, prize-winning plan for Canberra, the new capital of Australia. Ashley Dunn looks at the two exhibits at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, one devoted to the Griffins in 1914 and the other to the French architect Tony Garnier in 1925, demonstrating the impact of World War I on city planning and architecture. Leslie Coburn examines Chicago's Neighborhood Center Competition of 1914-15, which sought to redress gaps in Daniel Burnham's plan of 1909. The ambition and reach of Chicago architecture in this epoch would have lasting influence on cities of the future
Tseng Kwong Chi : performing for the camera by Amy L Brandt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi (1950--90), a revered photographer and performance artist of the 1980s. Reproducing more than 100 works by Tseng from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, and including archival materials from his commissions for the Soho Weekly News, the book presents Tseng's best-known self-portrait series, East Meets West, as well as lesser--known works, plus portraits of his friends Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, among others. 0Exhibition: Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA (21.04-11.07.2015) / The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA (18.08-13.12.2015) / Tufts University of Art Gallery, Medford, USA (21.01-22.05.2015) / Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, USA (17.09-11.12.2016)
Sixteenth-century Northern European drawings by Burton L Dunbar( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage présente 137 dessins d'artistes flamands, allemands, français, suisses et espagnols de la Renaissance, issus des collections d'art du Middle West américain
Prints by sculptors : the Rudolph H. and Fannia Weingartner Collection at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art by Rudolph H Weingartner( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Leffmann by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BlockPoints : the annual journal and report of the Mary and Leigh Block Gallery( )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feast of astonishments : Charlotte Moorman and the avant-garde, 1960s-1980s( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s,' Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, January 16-July 17, 2016; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 8-December 10, 2016; [and] Museum der Moderne Salzburg, March 4-June 18, 2017"--Title page verso
Vera Klement by Vera Klement( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polaroid years : instant photography and experimentation( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This journey through the years of the Polaroid era documents the evolution of instant photography. Hundreds of images celebrate the myriad ways in which Polaroid photographs have been used & ingeniously manipulated by Walker Evans, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras & many others
Pamela Bannos : imagining space by Pamela Bannos( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prints and the pursuit of knowledge in early modern Europe
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Jim Dine, some drawingsCasting a shadow : creating the Alfred Hitchcock filmDesign in the age of Darwin : from William Morris to Frank Lloyd WrightThomas Rowlandson : pleasures and pursuits in Georgian EnglandImaging by numbers : a historical view of the computer print