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Cuno, James B.

Works: 96 works in 279 publications in 3 languages and 7,678 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Designs and plans  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Secretary, Author of introduction, zxx, Compiler, Other, Interviewer, Speaker
Classifications: CC135, 930.1074
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Most widely held works by James B Cuno
Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage by James B Cuno( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists, and academics. Maintaining that the acquisition of undocumented antiquities by museums encourages the looting of archaeological sites, countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and China have claimed ancient artifacts as state property, called for their return from museums around the world, and passed laws against their future export. But in Who Owns Antiquity?, one of the world's leading museum directors vigorously challenges this nationalistic position, arguing that it is damaging and often disingenuous ... Cuno argues that nationalistic retention and reclamation policies impede common access to this common heritage and encourage a dubious and dangerous politicization of antiquities--and of culture itself. Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics."--Jacket
Whose muse? : art museums and the public trust by Philippe De Montebello( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust brings together six directors of leading American and British art museums who offer forward-looking alternatives to such prevailing views. While their approaches differ, certain themes recur: As museums have become increasingly complex and costly to manage, and as government support has waned, the temptation is great to follow policies driven not by a mission but by the market. However, the directors concur that public trust can be upheld only if museums continue to see their core mission as building collections that reflect a nation's artistic legacy and providing informed and unfettered access to them." "The book, based on a lecture series of the same title held by the Harvard Program for Art Museum Directors, also includes an introduction by Cuno and a fascinating - and surprisingly frank - round table discussion among the participating directors. A rare collection of sustained reflections by prominent museum directors on the current state of affairs in their profession, this book is without equal. It will be read widely not only by museum professionals, trustees, critics, and scholars, but also by the art-loving public."--Jacket
Whose culture? : the promise of museums and the debate over antiquities by James B Cuno( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity?, James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture?, Cuno assembles preeminent museum directors, curators, and scholars to explain for themselves what's at stake in this struggle - and why the museums' critics couldn't be more wrong. Defending the principles of art as the legacy of all humankind and museums as instruments of inquiry and tolerance, Whose Culture? brings reasoned argument to an issue that for too long has been distorted by politics and emotionalism."--Jacket
Harvard's art museums : 100 years of collecting by Harvard University( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the three Harvard art museum collections providing an overview of the collection and discusses technical information and historical interpretation
Museums matter : in praise of the encyclopedic museum by James B Cuno( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society's growing belief that the spread of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual inquiry were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. But in recent years, museums have been under attack, with critics arguing that they are little more than relics and promoters of imperialism. Could it be that the encyclopedic museum has outlived its usefulness? With Museums Matter, James Cuno, president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, replies with a resounding "No!" He takes us
Master paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, has grown from an outpost of culture on the midwestern prairie to one of America's most outstanding museums. This volume presents 149 of the Art Institute's finest European and American paintings, from the Renaissance to 2003. It marks the 2009 opening of Renzo Piano's Modern Wing, the stunning new home for a number of works featured here." "The quality and variety of the selection presented here reflect the scope of the Art Institute's painting collection. Each of the works is illustrated in full color and accompanied by a brief, informative text. An introduction describes the origins of the museum and the growth of its collection."--Jacket
The modern wing : Renzo Piano and the Art Institute of Chicago by James B Cuno( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume celebrates the construction of the largest expansion in the history of the Art Institute of Chicago. Designed by Renzo Piano, principal of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, with offices in Paris and Genoa, the Modern Wing adds a bold new Modernist structure to Chicago's downtown lakefront area, directly across the street from the successful Millennium Park and its major feature, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry." "The story of the Modern Wing - from its commissioning in 1999, to its groundbreaking in 2005, to its dedication in May 2009 - is told in this volume by the Art Institute's president and directory, James Cuno. In addition, well-known architecture critic Paul Goldberger places the Modern Wing in the context of the Art Institute's existing buildings and its many additions through the years. Throughout this book, the many remarkable features of the Modern Wing - its galleries and grand spaces, its "flying carpet" and its enclosed garden - are celebrated in the photographs of Paul Warchol."--Jacket
Three American sculptors and the female nude : Lachaise, Nadelman, Archipenko by Jeanne L Wasserman( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject(s) : prints and multiples by Jonathan Borofsky, 1982-1991 by Jonathan Borofsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : printed symbols by Jasper Johns( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Silk Road and beyond : travel, trade, and transformation( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that extended from Asia to the Mediterranean Sea, linking powerful civilizations such as Rome and China. Featuring over forty intriguing objects—both ancient and modern—from the Art Institute's collection, this volume explores the Silk Road's fascinating historical and contemporary significance. Ranging from ancient Chinese tomb figures to works by such contemporary artists as Lalla Essaydi, the selections reflect an intense exchange between cultures and provide new ways of looking at and thinking about Eastern and Western art. With an essay that explores how the Silk Road fostered an exchange of goods, styles, and ideas between East and West, the book also includes a conversation between James Cuno, the museum's director, and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They discuss the Silk Road as a metaphor for the continuous circulation of visualand musicalmotifs and ideas between cultures today"--Publisher's description
Zero gravity : the Art Institute, Renzo Piano, building for a new century by James B Cuno( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manet : Face to face by Édouard Manet( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt : the drawings by Gustav Klimt( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?I am not interested in myself as a subject for painting, but in others, particularly women ...?Beautiful, sensuous and above all erotic, Gustav Klimt's paintings speak of a world of opulence and leisure, which seems aeons away from the harsh, post-modern environment we live in now. The subjects he treats - allegories, portraits, landscapes and erotic figures - contain virtually no reference to external events, but strive rather to create a world where beauty, above everything else, is dominant. His use of colour and pattern was profoundly influenced by the art of Japan, ancient Egypt, and Byzantium. Ravenne, the flat, two-dimensional perspective of his paintings, and the frequently stylised quality of his images form an oeuvre imbued with a profound sensuality and one where the figure of woman, above all, reigns supreme. Klimt's very first works brought him success at an unusually young age. Gustav, born in 1862, obtained a state grant to study at Kunstgewerbeschule (the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts) at the age of fourteen. His talents as a draughtsman and painter were quickly noticed, and in 1879 he formed the Künstlercompagnie (Artists' Company) with his brother Ernst and another student, Franz Matsch. The latter part of the nineteenth century was a period of great architectural activity in Vienna. In 1857, the Emperor Franz Joseph had ordered the destruction of the fortifications that had surrounded the medieval city centre. The Ringstrasse was the result, a budding new district with magnificent buildings and beautiful parks, all paid for by public expenses. Therefore the young Klimt and his partners had ample opportunities to show off their talents, and they received early commissions to contribute to the decorations for the pageant organised to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of the Emperor Franz Joseph and the Empress Elisabeth. In 1894, Matsch moved out of their communal studio, and in 1897 Klimt, together with his closest friends, resigned from the Künstlerhausgenossenschaft (the Cooperative Society of Austrian Artists) to form a new movement known as the Secession, of which he was immediately elected president. The Secession was a great success, holding both a first and second exhibition in 1898. The movement made enough money to commission its very own building, designed for it by the architect Joseph Maria Olbrich. Above the entrance was its motto:?To each age its art, to art its freedom.? From around 1897 onward, Klimt spent almost every summer on the Attersee with the Flöge family. These were periods of peace and tranquillity in which he produced the landscape paintings constituting almost a quarter of his entire oeuvre. Klimt made sketches for virtually everything he did. Sometimes there were over a hundred drawings for one painting, each showing a different detail - a piece of clothing or jewellery, or a simple gesture. Just how exceptional Gustav Klimt was is perhaps reflected in the fact that he had no predecessors and no real followers. He admired Rodin and Whistler without slavishly copying them, and was admired in turn by the younger Viennese painters Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, both of whom were greatly influenced by Klimt
Charles Philipon and La Maison Aubert : the business, politics, and public of caricature in Paris, 1820-1840 by James B Cuno( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constructive vision : Latin American abstract art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by James B Cuno( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : prints, 1987-2001 by Jasper Johns( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage
Alternative Names
Bash Cuno, James

Cuno, James.

Cuno, James B.

Cuno, James B. 1951-

Cuno, James Bash 1951-

James Cuno American museum director

James Cuno Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

クノー, ジェイムズ


English (155)

German (18)

French (3)

Whose muse? : art museums and the public trustWhose culture? : the promise of museums and the debate over antiquitiesHarvard's art museums : 100 years of collectingMuseums matter : in praise of the encyclopedic museumMaster paintings in the Art Institute of ChicagoThe modern wing : Renzo Piano and the Art Institute of ChicagoThe Silk Road and beyond : travel, trade, and transformation