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Hofmann, Werner 1928-

Overview
Works: 849 works in 1,936 publications in 4 languages and 21,851 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Compiler, Redactor, Curator, Publishing director, Adapter, Illustrator, Interviewee
Classifications: NE650.B58, 759.36
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posthumous Publications by Werner Hofmann, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Werner Hofmann
 
Most widely held works by Werner Hofmann
Gustav Klimt by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Georges Braque: his graphic work by Georges Braque ( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turning points in twentieth-century art: 1890-1917 by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
18 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caspar David Friedrich by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An appraisal of Caspar David Friedrich, the leading 19th-century German Romantic, whose work has undergone a steady rise in appreciation over the past three decades. This volume features his paintings, watercolours and drawings, and also explores the critical judgements of his contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET
Degas : a dialogue of difference by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a comprehensive overview of the pioneering work of Edgar Degas. Packed with over 200 illustrations, it explores the pictorial world of the man whose formal innovations, commitment to realism and the exploration of both the light and dark sides of contemporary society foreshadowed the art of the 20th century, with Hofmann bringing his own surprising new insights to many of Degas's best-known works. Degas regularly took part in the Impressionists' group exhibitions but followed his own path from the start. In contrast to the sense of harmony pursued by his fellow painters, he produced images of the social world, charged with tension. He depicted the brittle nature of bourgeois life and relationships, and explored the marginal areas of society, where his artistic gaze fell predominantly upon female subjects: washerwomen and seamstresses, dancers and prostitutes. Degas portrayed these women at work and at rest, with others and alone, with a striking focus on the female body in all its forms: decorated, desired, bought and sold, and--only occasionally--liberated. This interest in human isolation and alienation led to formal experiments in which Degas broke with the strict rules of central perspective to create a sense of unbalance and unease. Werner Hofmann's penetrating analysis is interspersed with insights into Degas's bourgeois background, and his artistic trajectory is placed within the context of the major currents of 19th-century art, with David, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet and the Impressionists among the key points of reference. In this way, we see not only the traditions that influenced him but also his striking individuality and spirit of innovation, which forged a new artistic path into the 20th century
Goya : to every story there belongs another by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Werner Hofmann places Goya's paintings, drawings and prints in an historical context, revealing the specific character of each phase of the artist's life and work. He discusses 'the glory and the pain of faith' evinced by Goya's early work, the artist's parabolic representation of the threat posed by the French Revolution, his dramatic documentation of the French occupation of Spain, his variations on cruelty in the Horrors of War etchings, and the faith in art apparent in his late work. Hofmann also relates the artist and his work to contemporary intellectual developments, drawing comparisons with writers, critics and philosophers from Goethe to William Blake and the Marquis de Sade."--BOOK JACKET
Modern architecture in color by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expressionist watercolors, 1905-1920 by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The earthly paradise; art in the nineteenth century by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
7 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sculpture of Henri Laurens by Henri Laurens ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caricature from Leonardo to Picasso by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
6 editions published in 1957 in English and German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of caricature from the 16th to the 20th century. Includes 112 illustrations
Henry Fuseli, 1741-1825 : [essay, catalogue entries and biographical outline by Gert Schiff ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kurt Kranz : early form sequences, 1927-1932 = Kurt Kranz : frühe Form-Reihen, 1927-1932 by Kurt Kranz ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840 : [Ausstellung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 14. Sept.-3. Nov. 1974 : Katalog] by Caspar David Friedrich ( Book )
23 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in German and Germanic and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luther und die Folgen für die Kunst by Martin Luther ( Book )
16 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zahlr. Darst. zu Luthers Leben
Art in the nineteenth century by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
6 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Runge in seiner Zeit : [Ausstellung] Hamburger Kunsthalle [21. Oktober 1977 bis 8. Januar 1978 : Katalog by Philipp Otto Runge ( Book )
19 editions published in 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamburger Kunsthalle 21. Oktober 1977 bis 8. Januar 1978
Grundlagen der modernen Kunst. Eine Einführung in ihre symbolischen Formen by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
31 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741-1825 : [Ausstellung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 4. Dez. 1974-19. Jan. 1975 by Henry Fuseli ( Book )
11 editions published in 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katalog til udstilling i Hamburger Kunsthalle 4/12 1974 til 19/1 1975
Inside the sight by Max Ernst ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chofman, Verner 1928-2013
Gofmann, Verner, 1928-
Gofmann, Verner, 1928-2013
Hofman, Werner 1928-2013
Hofmann, W. (Werner), 1928-
ホフマン, ウェルナー
Languages
English (111)
German (104)
French (6)
Germanic (1)
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