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Selz, Peter 1919-

Works: 431 works in 963 publications in 5 languages and 29,104 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Interviews  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewer, Arranger, Interviewee
Classifications: N6490, 709.04
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Theories of modern art : a source book by artists and critics by Herschel Browning Chipp( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herschel B. Chipp's 'Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics' is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics - some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few - and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work
Art nouveau : art and design at the turn of the century by Peter Selz( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories and documents of contemporary art : a sourcebook of artists' writings by Kristine Stiles( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitious and interdisciplinary, this long-awaited collaboration is a landmark presentation of the writings of contemporary artists. These influential essays, interviews, and critical and theoretical comments provide bold and fertile insights into the construction of visual knowledge. Featuring a wide range of leading and emerging artists since 1945, the collection - while comprehensive and authoritative - offers the reader some eclectic surprises as well. Included here are texts that have become pivotal documents in contemporary art, along with writings that cover unfamiliar ground. Some are newly translated, others have never before been published. Together they address visual literacy, cultural studies, and the theoretical debates regarding modernism and postmodernism. The full panoply of visual media is represented, from painting and sculpture to environments, installations, performance, conceptual art, video, photography, and virtual reality. Thematic concerns range from figuration and process to popular culture, art and technology, and politics and the media. Contemporary issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality are also addressed. Kristine Stiles's general introduction is a succinct overview of artists' theories in the evolution of contemporary discourse around art. Introductions to each chapter provide synopses of the cultural contexts in which the texts originated and brief biographies of individual artists
German expressionist painting by Peter Selz( Book )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of Expressionism in Dresden, Munich, and Vienna between 1905 and 1914
Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of a comprehensive exhibition of Glacometti's work organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965
Art in our times : a pictorial history, 1890-1980 by Peter Selz( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed survey of the development of world architecture, sculpture, and painting from the turn of the century to the 1970's
New images of man by Peter Selz( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each period has its own view of the human figure. This book covers the 20th century view, reflecting the anxieties of the time
Max Beckmann by Peter Selz( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the artist's life and work, with chapters on technique and a chronology. The artisi was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism
The work of Jean Dubuffet by Peter Selz( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective exhibition of the French painter and sculptor whose idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so-called "low art."
Mark Rothko by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beckmann by Peter Selz( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even now, some forty-five years after his death, the works created by Max Beckmann exert an intense influence on contemporary art. His piercing self-portraits, his enigmatic yet compelling triptychs, his incisive prints all have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a creator of provocative work that is both emotionally and intellectually stimulating. Born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1884, Beckmann lived an international life, studying and working in Weimar, Frankfurt, Paris, and Berlin. Successful almost from his earliest days as a professional artist, he exhibited work to acclaim throughout Europe and America. With the Nazis' rise to power, his style and his subjects became dangerously out of fashion, and he was forced into exile - first to Amsterdam, where he spent World War II, and eventually to the United States, where he died, in New York, in 1950. Although some scholars have categorized Beckmann as a German Expressionist, he always resisted belonging to any group, asserting that "the greatest danger which threatens mankind is collectivization." He also resisted abstraction, remaining passionately committed to the figure throughout his long career. His paintings have much to say about sex, politics, and religion - which is no doubt why they so outraged the Nazis and no doubt why they have remained so absorbing to new generations of admirers
Barbara Chase-Riboud, sculptor by Peter Selz( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbara Chase-Riboud first captured the attention of the art world in the 1970s with elegant, powerful sculptures in which she merged the hardness of bronze with the lush softness of woven silk and wool. Her work is represented in major surveys of Western art and in important private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the sculptures and drawings of this talented artist. Two eminent art historians join forces to provide a critical evaluation of Chase-Riboud's thirty years of artistic creativity."--BOOK JACKET
Emil Nolde by Peter Selz( Book )

13 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Presidency in political cartoons, 1776-1976 by University of California( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Oliveira by Peter Selz( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nathan Oliveira's passion for continuing an inner-directed artistic tradition attached to the human subject has persisted throughout his more than forty years as a painter and master printmaker. His art represents an ongoing dialogue with artists from Rembrandt to Goya to Munch, Beckmann, Giacometti, and de Kooning - whom he recognizes for their insights into the human condition. The human touch, so often absent from contemporary work, is distinct in the mark of Oliveira's brush, the tactile quality of his paint, and the unique printed surfaces of his monotypes. Active in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oliveira is widely regarded as a key figure in American art, and his paintings, monoprints, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture have attracted an international audience. This book is the most comprehensive study to date of Oliveira's career as artist and teacher. Generously illustrated with 183 images, more than 100 in color, and including valuable, previously unpublished biographical and bibliographical information, Nathan Oliveira will accompany the major traveling exhibition of the same name." "Peter Selz's authoritative text weaves key moments in Oliveira's professional life together with compelling readings of the paintings themselves. Selz, who curated the exhibition, succeeds brilliantly in establishing a sense of where Oliveira came from, what inspired him, and how he thought of himself as an artist. He discusses Oliveira's beginnings as the son of Portuguese immigrants, his early exposure to Bay Area artists, and the formative experience of studying with Max Beckmann. Selz also traces the artist's affinity to his older European contemporaries, his search for an expressive relationship between form and space that found resonance in presentation of the single figure, and the exhibitions and collaborations that shaped his career."--Jacket
Beyond the mainstream : essays on modern and contemporary art by Peter Selz( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of essays by a prominent art historian, critic and curator of modern art examines the art and artists of the twentieth century who have operated outside the established art world. In a lucid and accessible style, Peter Selz explores modern art as it is reflected, and has had an impact on, the tremendous transformations of politics and culture, both in the United States and in Europe. An authoritative overview of a neglected phenomenon, his essays explore the complex relationship between art at the periphery and art at the putative center, and how marginal art has affected that of the mainstream. - Publisher
Sam Francis by Peter Selz( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in a turbulent era by Peter Selz( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chillida by Peter Selz( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Spaanse beeldhouwer
Art of engagement : visual politics in California and beyond by Peter Selz( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of Engagement takes the first comprehensive look at the key role of California's art and artists in politics and culture since 1945. Tracing the remarkably fertile confluence of political agitation and passionately engaged art, Peter Selz leads readers on a journey that begins with the Nazi death camps and moves through the Bay Area's Free Speech Movement of 1964, the birth of Beat and hippie countercultures, the Chicano labor movement in the San Joaquin Valley, the beginning of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, and some of the most radical manifestations of the women's movement, gay lib
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Theories of modern art : a source book by artists and critics
Alternative Names
Peter Howard Selz

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English (341)

Spanish (7)

German (2)

French (1)

Basque (1)

Theories and documents of contemporary art : a sourcebook of artists' writingsGerman expressionist paintingMax BeckmannBarbara Chase-Riboud, sculptorNathan OliveiraBeyond the mainstream : essays on modern and contemporary artArt of engagement : visual politics in California and beyond