WorldCat Identities

MacKown, Diana

Overview
Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 890 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: NB237.N43, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Diana MacKown
Dawns + dusks : taped conversations with Diana MacKown by Louise Nevelson( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Nevelson has one subject: herself. Talking about her childhood discomfiture in Rockland, Maine, her abrupt marriage into New York's Russian-Jewish haute bourgeoisie, her own insistence on being a creator, not an audience, and the 30 years' work without a sale, she is totally, exasperatingly self-absorbed--to the point where these taped ruminations seem to place her among those artists better seen than heard. On art she exfoliates like an unkempt Gertrude Stein (the tone of much of this). Picasso's Guernica touches her because of the color, ""Black, gray, white. And then the way he used form. The horses, and what he did with them. How he reconstructed a world. So if you look at it, you realize that the visual universe changed if you look at that picture."" Her remarks about her own work are hardly more focused--they have none of the precision and clarity of Georgia O'Keefe's, for instance--but little by little one comes to see what those black- and white- and gold-painted wooden structures mean to her; how she arrived at ""environments""; why she took up industrial materials like Cor-ten steel and Plexiglas and moved outdoors. The life of work insinuates itself, the absorption and deliberation: ""a personal empire of recognition."" (She does not eat raisins by the bunch, she confirms, but singly, selectively: ""when I put a raisin in my mouth I know what I'm doing."") It never occurred to her, she tells a questioner, that she would not be great. The many photos of Nevelson, her family and friends, her work (since high school) in various media, her studios and homes, will charm her following; they also serve to confirm the portrait of the artist--Nevelson or another--as ego triumphant. -- KIRKUS REVIEW
Aubes et crepuscules : conversations enregistrees avec Diana MacKown by Louise Nevelson( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in French and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friend remembers, Louise Nevelson : work by Louise Nevelson from the collection of Diana MacKown by Louise Nevelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the harmony of Maine (Supply Belcher) : for organist and three assistants by John Cage( )

2 editions published in 1978 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawns + dusks : taped conversations with Diana MacKown by Louise Nevelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Nevelson: Dawns + Dusks. Conversations with Diana MacKown( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

About the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diamonstein interviews Nevelson concerning the influences on her work and her work; Diamonstein interviews MacKown about her book, Dawns + dusks, which is about Nevelson
Dawns + dusks Louise Nevelson by Diana MacKown( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Louise Nevelson by Louise Nevelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.31 for Dawns + du ... to 0.99 for Dawns + du ...)

Languages
English (16)

French (5)