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Weber, Nicholas Fox 1947-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 273 publications in 3 languages and 10,906 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrations  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: N6888.A48, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Fox Weber
The Bauhaus group : six masters of modernism by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s.--From publisher description
Le Corbusier : a life by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, this is the first full-scale life of Le Corbusier, one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the twentieth century, heralded is a prophet in his lifetime, revered as a god after his death. He was a leader of the modernist movement that sought to create better living conditions and a better society through housing concepts. He predicted the city of the future with its large, white apartment buildings in parklike settings; a move away from the turn-of-the-century industrial city, which he saw as too fussy and suffocating and believed should be torn down, including most of Paris. Irascible and caustic, tender and enthusiastic, more than a mercurial innovator, Le Corbusier was considered to be the very conscience of modern architecture. In this first biography of the man, the author writes about Le Corbusier the precise, mathematical, practical-minded artist whose idealism, vibrant, poetic, imaginative; discipline; and sensualism were reflected in his iconic designs and pioneering theories of architecture and urban planning. He writes about Le Corbusier's training; his coming to live and work in Paris; the ties he formed with Nehru, Brassai, Malraux who championed Le Corbusier's work and commissioned a major new museum for art to be built on the outskirts of Paris, Einstein, Matisse, the Steins, Picasso, Walter Gropius, and others. We see how Le Corbusier, who appreciated goverments only for the possibility of obtaining architectural commissions, was drawn to the new Soviet Union and extolled the merits of communism he never joined the party; and in 1928, as the possible architect of a major new building, went to Moscow, where he was hailed by Trotsky and was received at the Kremlin. Le Corbusier praised the ideas of Mussolini and worked for two years under the Vichy government, hoping to oversee new construction and urbanism throughout France. Le Corbusier believed that Hitler and Vichy rule would bring about a marvelous transformation of society, then renounced the doomed regime and went to work for Charles de Gaulle and his provisional government. Also included are Le Corbusier's fraught relationships with women he remained celibate until the age of twenty-four and then often went to prostitutes; his twenty-seven-year-long marriage to a woman who had no interest in architecture and forbade it being discussed at the dinner table; his numerous love affairs during his marriage, including his shipboard romance with the twenty-three-year-old Josephine Baker, already a legend in Paris, whom he saw as a pure and guileless soul. She saw him as irresistibly funny. What a shame you're an architect, she wrote. You'd have made such a good partner. A brilliant revelation of this single-minded, elusive genius, of his extraordinary achivements and the age in which he lived
Balthus : a biography by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time - the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola - whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art." "In 1934 his first exhibition, in Paris, stunned the art world. The seven canvases drew attention to his extraordinary technique - a mix of tradition and imagination informed by the work of Piero della Francesca, Courbet, and Joseph Reinhardt, but unique to the twenty-six-year-old artist - and to their provocative content; one of the paintings, The Guitar Lesson, was so powerful in its sadomasochistic imagery that it was deemed necessary to remove it from public display." "Continuously since then, Balthus's work has provoked both great opprobrium and profound admiration - as has the artist himself, whether collaborating with Antonin Artaud on his Theater of Cruelty, transforming the Villa Medici into the social center of Fellini's Rome in the 1950s, or competing for the artistic limelight with his friends Picasso and Andre Derain." "The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its particular immediacy from Weber's long and intense conversations with Balthus - who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer - as well as his interviews with the painter's closest friends, members of his family, and many of the subjects of his controversial canvases."--BOOK JACKET
Josef Albers : a retrospective by Josef Albers ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Press kit consists of press release, dated March 24, 1988 (4 leaves), exhibition brochure (1 folded sheet ([10] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 50 cm. folded to 23 x 11 cm.)), and three photo sheets of works by Albers
Patron saints : five rebels who opened America to a new art, 1928-1943 by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Clarks of Cooperstown : their Singer sewing machine fortune, their great and influential art collections, their forty-year feud by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark, two of America's greatest art collectors, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune, and for decades bitter enemies. Includes the story of the two generations that preceded theirs, providing an intimate portrait of one of the least known of America's richest families. The story includes the founding of the Baseball Hall of Fame and New York's Museum of Modern Art, and a bizarre attempted coup against Franklin D. Roosevelt.--From publisher description
The art of Babar : the work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woven and graphic art of Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ausstellungskatalog ; Dt.Text: Anni Albers : Retrospektive zum 100 Geb.tag (58 S.)
The drawings of Josef Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef and Anni Albers : designs for living by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living is the first book to examine the Alberses' little-known but pioneering creations for the home. During their time at the renowned Bauhaus school in the 1920s and early 1930s, and throughout their distinguished careers in America, the Alberses produced an astonishing array of innovative furniture, textiles, and household objects. From colorful glass-topped tables, fruit bowls, and album covers to abstract wall hangings, greetings cards, and jewelry made from such ordinary materials as paperclips and sink strainers, this book covers their most inventive domestic objects, some of which have never previously been published. These works bear witness to the Alberses' endless creativity and, above all, to their conviction that everyday life can be enhanced and enriched through design."--Jacket
Cleve Gray by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1972, Gray was offered a commission that resulted in what is considered his most dazzling work, a huge multi-paneled mural for the enormous central gallery in the Philip Johnson-designed Neuberger Museum on the campus of the State University of New York at Purchase. Gray's Threnody, a brooding, passionate response to the horrors of the Vietnam War, was characterized by Emily Genauer in the New York Post as "the most moving and beautiful mural project in the country." Cleve Gray has also been a diligent and accomplished writer for many years. He has been a contributing editor for Art in America magazine, an essayist and editor of three volumes on the work of the artists David Smith, John Marin, and Hans Richter, and the translator of Marcel Duchamp's A l'Infinitif
Leland Bell by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicolas de Staël in America by Eliza E Rathbone ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warren Brandt by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marc Klionsky by Elie Wiesel ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky : friends in exile, a decade of correspondence, 1929-1939 by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prints of Anni Albers : a catalogue raisonné, 1963-1984 by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef Albers : spiritualità e rigore = spirituality and rigor by Josef Albers ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yale collects Yale : Yale University Art Gallery, 30 April through 31 July 1993 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fox, Nicholas Weber, 1947-
Fox Weber, Nicholas.
Fox Weber, Nicholas 1947-
Weber, Nicholas F. 1947-
Languages
English (141)
Italian (5)
French (2)
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