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Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)

Works: 355 works in 995 publications in 4 languages and 15,661 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Other, his, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, Contributor, Sponsor
Classifications: N6512, 709.7304
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)
American art in the 20th century : painting and sculpture, 1913-1993 by Germany) Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty by Tom Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a landmark exhibition of art on view at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides an accessible overview to one of the world's great art traditions. Africa is the birthplace of human civilization, and produced some of humankind's earliest art objects. This book presents masterworks organized into seven geographical areas - Ancient Egypt and Nubia, eastern Africa, southern Africa, central Africa, western Africa and the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and Northern Africa. Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone provide stunning proof of the aesthetic strength of African traditions, even in the case of utilitarian works that were not made to be "art". In some cases, the very concept of art was foreign to their makers, as Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in his essay. In an epic overview of Africa's earliest history, Ekpo Eyo makes a strong case for dispensing with the popular misconception that northern Africa, Northwestern Africa and Egypt - is somehow not an integral part of the African continent. Peter Mark addresses the religious and cultural interaction between northern and sub-Saharan Africa during the spread of Islam and Christianity. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the reception of African art in the West in the early part of this century, outlining how these works - like most everything from Africa - provoked "a certain anxiety" in the Western imagination. Suzanne Preston Blier elucidates the myths surrounding the art of Africa. And an international team of scholars explores the significance of each of the objects reproduced. The volume is rounded off with a selected bibliography
The age of modernism : art in the 20th century by Germany) Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om malerkunst og skulptur i 20. århundrede
Pacific standard time : Los Angeles art, 1945-1980( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. Grounded in more than a decade of research, Pacific Standard Time analyzes L.A.'s art scene from the end of World War II to the beginning of the 1980s, demonstrating the pioneering role Southern California artists played in the twentieth century's most influential art movements."--Page 4 of cover
German art : from Beckmann to Richter : images of a divided country by Eckhart Gillen( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

88 kunstneres værker - et retrospektiv blik på 60 års kunst. Den første samlede præsentation af kunstnerisk udvikling i Vesttyskland og Østtyskland. I værkets sidste del kunstnerbiografier
Preussen im Film : eine Retrospektive der Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek by Peter Brandt( Book )

33 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central European avant-gardes : exchange and transformation, 1910-1930 by Timothy O Benson( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolis : International Art Exhibition Berlin, 1991 by Internationale Kunstausstellung( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Sherman by Cindy Sherman( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since her earliest photographs in the 1970s, Cindy Sherman has established herself as one of the most respected contemporary artists. Sherman's work is playful and provocative, and immensely imaginative. It also addresses important issues such as the role and image of women, the question of identity, and the power of images to generate new narratives." "Organized chronologically, Cindy Sherman provides a comprehensive review of the artist's work, from the early Bus Riders, Murder Mystery, and Untitled Film Stills, to the most recent Clowns."--BOOK JACKET
Frida Kahlo : face to face by Judy Chicago( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). The authors present Kahlo's story through their interpretations of and their commentary about 100 of Kahlo's paintings. They explore Kahlo's many faces -- woman, artist, historical figure, and inspiration. The authors discuss how Kahlo's work fits in with some of the major themes of women's art throughout the 20th century, including gender, the body, relationships, the self, pain, pride, and culture
Bauhaus : a conceptual model by Bauhaus-Archiv (Berlin)( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Walter Gropius' guiding principles in founding the Bauhaus was that "design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society." As a result of this ethos, Bauhaus artists and designers experimented freely with everything from painting to furniture, producing countless masterpieces in many genres. This comprehensive volume takes stock of the Bauhaus' output by highlighting 68 projects, with a particular focus on neglected aspects of the school's legacy. A different author is assigned to respond to each work, creating an inventory of celebrated and lesser-known works that helps the reader to tangibly cohere the Bauhaus' daunting achievements. Marking the ninetieth anniversary of the school's founding, this comprehensive volume, with nearly 400 color illustrations, is made possible through the collaborative efforts of three institutions: the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design in Berlin, Dessau's Stiftung Bauhaus and the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar (Klassik Stiftung). Also featured are essays by the Director of the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar, Michael Siebenbrodt, and the artist and writer, Jeff Wall."--Jacket
Meret Oppenheim : retrospective by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work celebrates the 100th birthday of the key representative of French Surrealism, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985). With Breakfast in Fur (1936), a teacup covered in fur, the young woman became a legend and key protagonist of French Surrealism. Her multifaceted, independent oeuvre includes painting, sculpture, poetry, and design, and avoids any sort of stylistic categorization or strict lines of development. Themes determine her artistic work: the transformation of the genders, of man and animal, nature and culture, reality and imagination; dreams, myths, games, and literary material, such as the writings of C. G. Jung, serve as sources of inspiration. The publication illuminates her diverse body of work in an international context and demonstrates the influence this personality had on later generations of artists, for instance as a feminist role model." -- From the Publisher
Zeitgeist : international art exhibition, Berlin 1982 : Martin-Gropius-Bau by Christos M Joachimides( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Multiple languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Beuys by Joseph Beuys( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings put aside by the artist over the years, representing his selection of thinking forms in evolution over a period of time
Rebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first publication devoted to a previously largely overlooked group of works by the internationally acclaimed artist Rebecca Horn - her rich and diverse graphic oeuvre. The drawings completed by Rebecca Horn since the sixties include preliminary studies for sculptures, works produced in conjunction with her sculptures and installations, and entirely autonomous pieces. Many of these diagrams, scores, technical designs, and evidently spontaneous drawings are enriched with collaged objects, printed words, and lines of poetry
Christo and Jeanne-Claude : early works 1958-1969 ; [on the occasion of the exhibition "Christo and Jeanne-Claude, early works 1958-1969," organized by the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin] by Christo( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995 Christo and Jeanne-Claude completed the wrapping of the German Parliament - the Reichstag - after 24 years. This book and accompanying exhibition follows the 24-year project
László Moholy-Nagy : the art of light by László Moholy-Nagy( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bauhaus conflicts, 1919-2009 : controversies and counterparts( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only an idea has the power to spread so far." Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The Bauhaus, one of the icons of modernism, was controversial from the start--not only because of internal strife, but also due to critique or enmities from the outside. And the controversy did not end with the closure of the Bauhaus itself. Yet nothing else revealed Bauhaus ideas and ideology as well as these confrontations did. Through them, the basic issues of the modernist program became clear. It became obvious that there was no such thing as one kind of modernism, just as there was no ONE Bauhaus; instead, there were different, contradictory, and even oppositional movements and positions: the Bauhauses. Few cultural movements have been as politically instrumentalized as the Bauhaus has. These controversies reflect the relationship between politics and culture in the twentieth century, and hence, the history of the construction of German identity
Rebecca Horn : Bodylandscapes : drawings, sculptures, installations 1964-2004 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hokusai by Edmond de Goncourt( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katsushika Hokusai ist seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts der in der westlichen Welt wohl bekannteste japanische Künstler. Als künstlerischer Ausdruck einer isolierten Kultur hatten die Werke Hokusais großen Einfluss auf impressionistische sowie post-impressionistische Maler. Vincent van Gogh ist nur ein prominentes Beispiel. Hokusai fasziniert das Publikum mit der großen Vielfalt und Bedeutung seines Werks, das fast 90 Jahre umschließt. Mit seinem handlichen Format ist diese Mega Square Ausgabe das ideale Geschenk für alle Kunstliebhaber
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American art in the 20th century : painting and sculpture, 1913-1993
Alternative Names

Gropius-Bau Berlin

Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)

Gropius-Bau (Berlín, Německo)

Gropius-Bau (Berlīne, Vācija)


Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin.

Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Allemagne)

Martin-Gropius Bau Berlin, RFA

Мартин-Гропиус Бау (Berlīne, Vācija)



Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beautyThe age of modernism : art in the 20th centuryGerman art : from Beckmann to Richter : images of a divided countryCentral European avant-gardes : exchange and transformation, 1910-1930Cindy ShermanFrida Kahlo : face to faceBauhaus : a conceptual modelRebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006