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Epstein, Jacob 1880-1959

Overview
Works: 364 works in 859 publications in 2 languages and 12,120 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Catalogs  Fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ2191, 841.8
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Wild oats by Jacob Epstein( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Epstein : with a complete catalogue by Evelyn Silber( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), though born in New York, was the most important British sculptor of the early twentieth century. Henry Moore is one among many who have acknowledged the positive role he played in their careers. Yet few artists have roused such passionate controversy over their work or suffered so many vociferous attacks from public and critics alike: charges ranged from obscenity and barbarism to belated romanticism. As Moore neatly put it, 'He took the brickbats . . . and as far as sculpture in this century is concerned, he took them first.' Epstein was a modern pioneer of direct carving and one of the first to collect and appreciate the function and form of primitive sculpture. However, as the author demonstrates in her introduction to Epstein's artistic career, critical hostility and the lack of public commissions made carving and collecting increasingly private obsessions, while his income and fame rested on portraiture. At a period when his traditional, humanistic approach was being superseded by new philosophies and new material, Epstein came to be regarded as one of the few sculptors capable of creating a portrait which was far more than a mere likeness. This is the first major critical study and documented catalogue of Epstein's sculpture. His whole output of more than 500 sculptures is described, with supporting information on first exhibitions, provenances, and bibliography. Whenever possible, each entry is accompanied by at least one illustration for reference, while 50 full-page plates evoke the profound spirit of Epstein's best work." -- Publisher's description
Jacob Epstein: a catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman by Jacob Epstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Epstein by Richard Cork( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) was a pioneer of modern sculpture in Britain. Yet he always felt an outsider in his adopted country, subjected as he was to relentless attacks and vilification. With his determination to break the taboos surrounding the depiction of sexuality, and his use of expressive distortion of the figure in a manner modeled more on non-Western art than the classical ideal, he aroused hostility throughout his career. Such controversy has meant that considerable attention is paid to certain aspects of Epstein's long and productive career, while in other respects the true nature of his overall achievement has been overlooked. This book intends to redress the balance. It provides a fascinating account of a sculptor who had a profound influence on successive generations of artists--not only for his carving but also for his courage."--Publisher's description
Wild thing : Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill by Richard Cork( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epstein, Gill and Gaudier-Brzeska were pioneers of modern Bristish sculpture. In a burst of daring creativity before World War I, they revolutionized their field. The three artists produced sculpture whose sexual explicitness and boldness of form shocked contemporary viewers. Examples of their works illustrate this text, including Epstein's robotic masterpiece, 'Rock Drill', Gill's 'Ecstasy' and Gudier-Brzaeska's 'Birds Erect'.--Publisher
The spirit of the ghetto; studies of the Jewish quarter of New York by Hutchins Hapgood( Book )

16 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculptor speaks : Jacob Epstein to Arnold L. Haskell : a series of conversations on art by Jacob Epstein( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demons and angels : a life of Jacob Epstein by June Rose( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of controversial sculptor, Jacob Epstein. Epstein was born in 1880 in the Jewish ghetto of New York, but by his death in 1959 he had met almost everybody of importance in the art world. This work contains an account of his tangled private life and its resonance in his work
Les fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetic masterpiece of the great nineteenth-century writer Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil is one of the most frequently read and studied works in the French language. In this compelling new translation of Baudelaire's most famous collection, Keith Waldrop recasts the poet's original French alexandrines and other poetic arrangements into versets, a form that hovers between poetry and prose. Maintaining Baudelaire's complex view of sound and structure, Waldrop's translation mirrors the intricacy of the original without attempting to replicate its inimitable verse. The result is a powerful new re-imagining, one that is, almost paradoxically, closer to Baudelaire's own poetry than any previous English translation. Including the six poems banned from the first edition, this Flowers of Evil preserves the complexity, eloquence, and dark humor of its author. Brought here to new life, it is hypnotic, frank, and forceful."--Publisher's website
The spirit of the ghetto by Hutchins Hapgood( Book )

6 editions published between 1902 and 1967 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproduced by photo-offset from a copy of the original edition of 1902 [published by Funk & Wagnalls Co., New York]."
The book of affinity by Mosheh Oved( Book )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1935 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epstein collection of tribal and exotic sculpture by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be sculpture : the autobiography of Jacob Epstein by Jacob Epstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epstein : Edinburgh Festival Society memorial exhibition, Waverly Market, August 19-September 18 by Edinburgh Festival Society( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Undetermined and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculations; essays on humanism and the philosophy of art by T. E Hulme( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Four poets of the ghetto by Hutchins Hapgood( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epstein: an autobiography by Jacob Epstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epstein, an autobiography by Jacob Epstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be sculpture by Jacob Epstein( Book )

20 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to sculpture from around the world, including chapters on New York 1880-1902, the thirty years war, the tomb of Oscar Wilde, the Hudson memorial and much more. Sir Jacob Epstein, (1880-1959) was an American-born British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture. He was born in the States, and moved over to Europe in 1902, and became a British citizen in 1911. He regularly produced controversial works which challenged taboos on what was appropriate subject matter for public art
Jacob Epstein, the rock drill period : [exhibition] 16 October to 9 November 1973 by Anthony d'Offay (Firm)( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jacob Epstein
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Wild thing : Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, GillDemons and angels : a life of Jacob EpsteinThe spirit of the ghettoSpeculations; essays on humanism and the philosophy of artLet there be sculptureLet there be sculptureThe Vorticists : manifesto for a modern world
Alternative Names
Epshṭayn, Yaʻaḳov 1880-1959

ʾEpšṭayn, Yaʿaqob 1880-1959

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אפסטין, יעקב 1880־1959

אפשטיין, ג׳ייקוב.

אפשטיין ג'ייקוב 1880-1959

אפשטיין, יעקב 1880-1959

אפשטין, ג'יקוב

אפשטין, ג'יקוב, 1880-1959

אפשטין יעקב 1880-1959

יעקב אפשטיין פסל בריטי יהודי

עפשטיין, יעקב 1880-1959

עפשטין, יעקב 1880-1959

جاکوب اپستاین مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی

جيكوب إبستين

ジェイコブ・エプスタイン

雅各布·愛潑斯坦

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English (329)

Hebrew (4)