WorldCat Identities

Torrence, Gaylord

Works: 9 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 1,287 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: E98.L4, 745.531097
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gaylord Torrence
The American Indian parfleche : a tradition of abstract painting by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These beautiful containers are most closely associated an probably originated with the peoples of the Great Plains, where they were integral to the nomadic way of life, providing a means to store and transport a family's food and possessions. They were made by women from more than forty tribes, and their richly associative and symbolic painted images gave visual expression to the artists' personal and cultural lives. The author writes: "These paintings were inseparable from the world view of their makers, formed from their collective experience and cultural role as women; from the details of their daily lives and the richness and love of family life and tribal associations; from the invisible spirit forces that filled their world and the profound religious traditions that sustained their inner lives; and from their intimate relationship with nature and the sweeping monumental landscapes and incomparable light of the American West which was their home
Art of the Red Earth People : the Mesquakie of Iowa by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky celebrates the extraordinary beauty, power, and spiritual resonance of Plains Indian art throughout time. Richly illustrated, this volume includes a wealth of masterworks from European and North American collections, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers are presented together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804-06, along with objects from the early reservation era and contemporary works based in traditional forms and ideas. The distinct Plains aesthetic -- intertwined with the natural world, ephemeral, and materially rich -- is revealed through an array of forms and mediums: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine quill and glass bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; and richly ornamented clothing and ceremonial objects. Many nations are represented -- Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Mesquakie, Kansa, and others. With newly researched texts by leading scholars, this book charts the continuum of centuries of artistic tradition and reflects the significant place that Plains Indian culture holds in European history and in the heritage of North America
Indiens des plaines [exposition, Paris, Musée du quai Branly, 8 avril-20 juillet 2014] : [exposition, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 19 septembre 2014-11 janvier 2015] : [exposition, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 mars-10 mai 2015] by Gaylord Torrence( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition présentée au musée du quai Branly, Paris, du 8 avril au 20 juillet 2014.00En 1699, se tient la première exposition de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture au Louvre. Presque simultanément, un artiste anonyme inoka (Illinois) de la haute vallée du Mississippi, à l'est des Grandes Plaines, crée une robe peinte magnifique. Acquise par des voyageurs français qui se trouvent alors dans la région, rapportée en Europe, elle fait aujourd'hui partie de la collection du musée du quai Branly. Elle est présentée dans l'exposition, qui célèbre la créativité de 135 artistes des Grandes Plaines d'Amérique du Nord, connus ou anonymes, de la période antérieure aux premiers contacts avec les Européens - au début du 16e siècle - jusqu'à nos jours
Living with American Indian art : the Hirschfield collection by Alan J Hirschfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains numerous masterworks, the great majority of which have never been published or exhibited. This book brings the collection into the scholarly domain as surely as any museum publication, making it accessible to the rest of the world for the first time. Alan Hirschfield built the collection primarily with an art-based view, focusing on pieces that he has found to be interesting and attractive. As a result, there is broad representation of many different tribes and regions, and includes textiles, leather pouches, war shirts, dresses, vests, cradleboards, beadwork, weaponry, pottery, toys, and basketry. Whether you are a collector, a scholar, or someone interested in decorating with American Indian art, inspiration will be found in Hirschfield's approach
A Mesquakie drawing by Gaylord Torrence( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Francis Ingham collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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English (20)

French (6)