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Nicholson, Ben 1894-1982

Overview
Works: 512 works in 991 publications in 9 languages and 10,852 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Designs and plans  History  Biography  Humor  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Creator, Engraver, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: ND497.N58, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Ben Nicholson
Ben Nicholson by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
93 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic, classical, baroque, naive, primitive, abstract, surrealist, mechanistic, modernist, English and international are adjectives which have, at various times, been applied to the art of Ben Nicholson. The variety of expression he achieved throughout a long career stemmed from a lively and daring mind, which gave rise to an art of intense human interest as well as great sensitivity and precision. In the 1930s Nicholson was a pivotal figure in the Parisian and London avant-garde, and in the 1950s he was hailed by international critics and curators as one the leading artists of his generation. Friend of Braque, Helion, Gabo, Arp, Calder, Giacometti and Mondrian, Nicholson was the primary force behind the emergence of geometric abstraction in England and its alliance with contemporary architecture. His sense of structure, his response to the environment and his treatment of light and colour all had a far-reaching impact on British art. Nicholson is one of the greatest English artists of this century. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition of his work held at the Tate Gallery, sheds new light on his achievements and his life. All the works in the exhibition are described and analysed and there are ten essays on different aspects of Nicholson's art, each of which draws upon new material and brings a new understanding to his work. A detailed chronology charts the ups and downs of Nicholson's life and progress through two world wars and three marriages, while an extensive bibliography provides an invaluable tool for further research
Circle; international survey of constructive art by Leslie Martin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson : drawings and painted reliefs by Peter Khoroche ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though it gives an account of his entire career, this book is the first to focus on the works of Ben Nicholson's artistic maturity - the drawings and painted reliefs made between 1950 and 1975. Together with the white reliefs of 1934-9, these are the works by which he himself wished to be judged."--BOOK JACKET
Ben Nicholson in England : a continuous line ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was one of the most radical British artists of the twentieth century and the leader of the modern movement in Britain between the wars. Most famous for his abstract paintings and reliefs of the 1930s, Nicholson began as a figurative painter and had a deep and enduring relationship with the English landscape. Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book explores Nicholson's career from 1920 to when he left Britain to live in Switzerland in 1958. It concentrates on three periods and groups of work that have been neglected for many years: landscapes made in Cumberland and Cornwall in the late 1920S; landscapes, abstract paintings and reliefs made alongside each other in St. Ives during World War II; and the Cubist still-lifes made between 1945-58 that secured Nicholson's international reputation. Essays by leading critics and extensive illustrations cast both Nicholson and British art of the period in a new light."--BOOK JACKET
Ben Nicholson, the years of experiment, 1919-39 by Jeremy Lewison ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paintings, reliefs, drawings by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1948 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regular or super ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, Regular or super illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings, combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members
Mondrian/Nicholson : in parallel by Piet Mondrian ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book accompanies an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, that will be the first to offer a comprehensive account of the parallel artistic paths charted by Mondrian and Nicholson durings this remarkable decade. It will bring together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aesthetic and spiritual power.0Exhibition: Courtauld Gallery, London (02.-05.2012)
Arp, Bissier, Nicholson, Tobey by Galerie Beyeler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world : who wants it? by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson, 1894-1982 by Patrick Heron ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks back on the life work of the man who, during the 1930s, jolted British art out of the doldrums. With his abstract style, Nicholson brought his country's tradition back into the mainstream of international development
Ben Nicholson : [Ausstellung] Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zürich, 3. Januar bis 7. Februar 1959 by Galerie Charles Lienhard ( Book )
2 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in German and Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Nicholson, Ben] ( Book )
in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson : viaggi in Toscana by Giandomenico Semeraro ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson, drawings : June-July 1970 by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appliance House by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson, Zeichnungen, Gemälde, Reliefs : 1911 - 1968 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ben Nicholson
Nicholson, Ben, 1894-
ニコルソン, ベン
Languages
English (266)
German (21)
French (6)
Italian (6)
Dutch (4)
Portuguese (3)
Spanish (3)
Multiple languages (1)
Catalan (1)
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