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O'Brian, John 1944-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 327 publications in 4 languages and 7,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Catalogs  Art  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, edc
Classifications: PN1997, 700
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John O'Brian
 
Most widely held works by John O'Brian
The collected essays and criticism by Clement Greenberg( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas to Matisse : the Maurice Wertheim Collection by Fogg Art Museum( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthless hedonism : the American reception of Matisse by John O'Brian( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intriguing, wide-ranging investigation of Matisse's self-promotion, America's uneasy embrace of modernism, and America's consumer culture and politics provides a rich context to Clement Greenberg's words published in the Nation in 1947."Matisse's cold hedonism and ruthless exclusion of everything but the concrete, immediate sensation will in the future, once we are away from the present Zeitgeist, be better understood as the most profound mood of the first half of the twentieth century."
Voices of fire : art, rage, power, and the state by Bruce Barber( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item contains cartoons, letters, articles, essays, etc resulting from the debate (or outcry) following the purchase of Barnett Newman's "Voice of fire" by National Gallery of Canada. Also includes papers from a symposium organised by the National Gallery of Canada
Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity and contemporary art by John O'Brian( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Milne watercolours : "painting toward the light" by David Milne( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography lesson : Canadian notes by Allan Sekula( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Co-pub. with the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, Exhibition catalog
Atomic postcards : radioactive messages from the Cold War by John O'Brian( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan and link the multilayered geographies of Atomic Age nationalism and tourism. From the unfailingly cheery slogans - 'Greetings from Los Alamos' - to blithe, handwritten notes and no-irony-intended 'Pray for Peace' postmarks ... With 150 reproductions of cards and handwritten messages dating from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the end of the Cold War, Atomic Postcards offers a fascination glimpse of a time when the end of the world seemed close at hand"--Page 4 of cover
David Milne and the modern tradition of painting by John O'Brian( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera atomica( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs have a crucial place in the representation of the atomic age and its anxieties. This book examines narratives beyond the technological sublime that dominates much nuclear photography, suppressing representations of the human form in favor of representations of B-52 bombers and mushroom clouds. The book proposes that the body is the site where the social environment interacts with the so-called atomic road: uranium mining and processing, radiation research, nuclear reactor construction and operation, and weapons testing. Co-published with the Art Gallery of Ontario to accompany a major exhibition there in 2014. Cameras have both recorded and - in certain instances - provided motivation for the production of nuclear events. Their histories and technological development are intimately intertwined: at McGill University in the early 1900s, for example, Ernest Rutherford employed photography to identify the properties of radioactive materials, winning a Nobel Prize for his research, and at Los Alamos in the mid-1940s, Julian E. Mack and Berlyn Brixner designed specialized cameras for measuring the blast yield of nuclear weapons
David Milne, the New York years, 1903-1916 by John O'Brian( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flat side of the landscape : the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops : essays( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert MacPherson by Robert MacPherson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathless days, 1959-1960( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking 1959-1960 as a pivotal cultural and political moment, the contributors to "Breathless Days" reframe postwar Western art history, examining the aesthetic and ideological alliances and tensions in art throughout Western Europe and the Americas. The collection provides a heterogeneous account of the intersections of the fine art world with literature, jazz, film, and theater in New York, Paris, Milan, Brazil, and Cuba. This reveals the knotty and multilayered connections among these divergent artistic milieus. Whether discussing Duchamp's With My Tongue in My Cheek, Brazilian abstraction, postrevolutionary Cuban art, Jean Tinguely's self-destroying machines, or Burroughs's Naked Lunch, the contributors show this brief period to be a key to the cultural and political development of Western Europe and the Americas during the Cold War
The collected essays and criticism by Clement Greenberg( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clement Greenberg, the collected essays and criticism by Clement Greenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All amazed : for Roy Kiyooka by Roy Kiyooka Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgements -- Introduction / John O'Brian and Scott Watson -- Transcript of Roy Kiyooka Conference / curated by Daphne Marlatt and Michael Ondaatje -- Unravelling Roy Kiyooka : a re-assessment amidst shifting boundaries / Roy Miki -- Art calling fool scold : the discursive pedagogy of Roy Kiyooka / Henry Tsang -- Roy Kiyooka " ... the sad and glad tidings of the floating world ..." / Sheryl Conkelton -- Un-ravelling StoneDGloves and the Haunt of the Hibakusha / Scott Toguri McFarlane -- Roy Kiyooka biography and bibliography -- Notes on contributors
The collected essays and criticism by Clement Greenberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gasoline, oil, and paper : the 1930's oil-on-paper paintings of Emily Carr by John O'Brian( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected essays and criticism by Clement Greenberg( Book )

in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected essays and criticism
Alternative Names
John O'Brian Canadian art historian

John O'Brian historien de l'art canadien

O'Brian, John

Languages
English (205)

German (3)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Ruthless hedonism : the American reception of MatisseBeyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity and contemporary artDavid Milne watercolours : "painting toward the light"Geography lesson : Canadian notesAtomic postcards : radioactive messages from the Cold WarThe collected essays and criticismClement Greenberg, the collected essays and criticismThe collected essays and criticismThe collected essays and criticism