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Hammacher, Abraham Marie 1897-2002

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Most widely held works by Abraham Marie Hammacher
René Magritte by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

41 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Magritte's position in 20th century art, his method of working, his interest in language in relation to his art, and his fascination with the ideas and subject matter of Edgar Allen Poe
The evolution of modern sculpture : tradition and innovation by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art of the twentieth century, according to A.M. Hammacher, will ultimately be judge chiefly on the basis of its sculptural achievements. Writing with the perspective afforded by the second half of our century, Professor Hammacher proposes modern sculpture as a vast body of work that not only merits, but demands, comparison with the masterpieces of earlier periods. The author discusses the enormously varied, rich, and diverse sculptural styles that, from earliest times, have nourished our recent sculpture, revivifying this art and giving new direction, new purpose, new conviction. And also, new daring, Some developments, such as the work of Futurists and Constructivists, come close to being sculpture without historical precedent. They left their mark on architecture; and the author discusses the new and growing rapport between architecture and sculpture, and between sculpture and our outdoor environment. After analyzing the contribution of the past to the formative stages of modern sculptural development, the book examines the divided artistic loyalties of our age, provocatively evident in the presentation of between-the-wars sculptors-- Gonzalez, Arp, Moore, Marini, Richier, Giacometti, Hepworth, Wotruba. The sweep of international sculpture at mid-century is then outlined. Scrutinizing recent European work, the author gives extended attention to England, whose sculptural renaissance has come to exert worldwide influence. He also sketches the twofold advance of kinetic sculpture--the purist development through Moholy-Nagy to Op, and the Dada development through Calder to moving Pop. Essentially the aim of the book is 'to trace the seeds that had brought about the rich and complex flowering of sculpture of the twentieth century.'" -- Publisher's description
Van Gogh, a documentary biography by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Nederlandse kunstenaar Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890)
The works of Vincent van Gogh: his paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Lipchitz: his sculpture by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse beeldhouwster (1903-1975)
Modern English sculpture by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Lipchitz by Jacques Lipchitz( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Lipchitz was one of the giants of twentieth-century sculpture. He drew his themes from the mythologies of many lands, from the Bible, and from personal experiences which his fertile imagination transformed into metaphors for universal human experiences. Love, pathos, violence, death, and above all, struggle, are the subjects of Lipchit'z work from the thirties onward, reflecting his eloquent response to the great events of the time: the scourge of Nazism, the holocaust of World War II, the birth of Israel. Arriving in Paris from his native Lithuania in 1909, Lipchitz at the age of eighteen found himself in the midst of what Gertrude Stein called "the heroic age of Cubism." Within a few years he became not only an accomplished sculptor, but the first artist to succeed in translating Cubist principles into three-dimensional form. Lipchitz's innovative Cubist sculptures of 1913-15 alone entitle him to a lasting place in modern art. Yet, with indefatigable energy and invention, he went on to forge a continually evolving and intensely personal style. From the 1920s on, his oeuvre manifests a dual nature, improvisational on the one hand, and heroic on the other. Like many European artists and intellectuals, Lipchitz took refuge in the United States during World War II. The freedom and energy of the New World had a liberating effect on this veteran of the Parisian avant-garde, and it was in America, during the postwar decades, that his mature style reached its final definition. The author, Dr A M Hammacher, is former director of the Kroller-Muller Museum in the Netherlands. He re-creates the intellectual milieu which the young Lipchitz found in Paris and examines in detail the sculptor's encounters with Cubists, Futurists, Surrealists, Dadaists, the Russian avant-garde, and the circle of experimental poets whose influence on Lipchitz has hitherto been unappreciated. With discerning scholarship, he reveals Lipchitz not only as a prime exponent of modernism but as an artist whose baroque sensibilities link him with the older traditions of Western European art. His close personal friendship with the artist has enabled him to write with deep understanding of the creative procedures of this master of modern sculpture. A biographical outline, a list of major exhibitions, and a bibliography complement the text. The broad selection of illustrations includes not only all of Lipchitz's major sculptures, but also a group of representative drawings and paintings, documentary photographs, and a number of Cubist sculptures by other artists
Marino Marini: sculpture, painting, drawing by Marino Marini( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantoms of the imagination : fantasy in art and literature from Blake to Dali by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Barbara Hepworth by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius and disaster; the ten creative years of Vincent van Gogh by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern sculpture : tradition and innovation by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde studie over de ontwikkeling van de 20e-eeuwse beeldhouwkunst, waarbij aandacht wordt geschonken aan diverse moderne stromingen zoals het kubisme en dadaïsme
René Magritte by René Magritte( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Swedish and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of Rene Magritte have assumed an influential and important place in 20th century art among the surrealists
Flemish and Dutch art by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and development of Flemish art with an emphasis on significatn paintings, drawings, and sculptures that highlight this style of art
The sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz : a catalogue raisonné by Alan G Wilkinson( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
Vincent van Gogh by Marc Edo Tralbaut( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading world authority on Van Gogh presents an intensely moving and revealing account of his life and work, his crises and defeats, his doubts and accomplishments....presenting material drawn from a vast body of old records, documents, and photographs, many of them hitherto unpublished -- from book jacket
Barbara Hepworth by Barbara Hepworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Dutch and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Dutch Bibliography: p 233-234
Vincent Van Gogh : Genius and Disaster by Abraham Marie Hammacher( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honderd zwart-witte reprodukties en vier in kleur van tekeningen van de Nederlandse schilder (1853-1890)
 
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Alternative Names
A. M. Hammacher

A. M. Hammacher Dutch art critic and art historian

Hammacher, A. M.

Hammacher, A. M. 1897-2002

Hammacher, A. M. (Abraham Marie), 1897-2002

Hammacher, A. M. W. J. 1897-2002

Hammacher, A. M. W. J. (Abraham Marie Wilhelmus Jacobus), 1897-2002

Hammacher, Abraham M.

Hammacher, Abraham M. 1897-2002

Hammacher, Abraham Marie 1897-

Hammacher, Abraham Marie Wilhelmus Jacobus

Hammacher, Abraham Marie Wilhelmus Jacobus 1897-

Hammacher Abraham Marie Wilhelmus Jacobus 1897-2002

Hammacher, Bram

Hammacher Bram 1897-2002

ハマハー, A. M

ハンマーヘル, A. M

Languages
English (283)

Dutch (14)

German (13)

French (8)

Swedish (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Van Gogh, a documentary biographyBarbara HepworthRené MagritteThe sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz : a catalogue raisonné