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Affron, Matthew 1963-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 3,914 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Contributor, Other, Arranger, Creator, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: N6494.A2, 704.03034073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Affron
Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 : how a radical idea changed modern art by Leah Dickerman( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. This richly illustrated publication covers a wide range of artistic production--including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, film, photography, sound poetry, atonal music and non-narrative dance--to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years. An introductory essay by Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Museum's Department of Painting and Sculpture, is followed by focused studies of key groups of works, events and critical issues in abstraction's early history by renowned scholars from a variety of fields
Exiles + emigrés : the flight of European artists from Hitler by Stephanie Barron( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on twenty-three refugee painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects, and explores the meaning and consequences of their displacement from Europe because of the rise of the Nazis and the receptions they received in their host countries
Fernand Léger by Fernand Léger( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fernand Leger is the only major modern artist to choose modernity itself as his subject. From his early series "Contrastes de formes," of 1913-14 - the first fully abstract works to emerge from Cubism - through his paintings of construction workers from the late 1940s and early 1950s, his enduring subject was the pulse and dynamism of everyday life. Leger saw the twentieth-century environment as "a state of contrasts," a condition that he translated into art through forceful juxtapositions of shape, color, and line. His attempt to reconcile the formal concerns of artmaking with issues of social responsibility continues to be relevant to the art world of today." "This book is published to accompany a retrospective exhibition appearing at The Museum of Modern Art in the winter and spring of 1998 - New York's first in-depth survey of Leger's work in over forty years. The essays include Carolyn Lanchner's account of Leger's experience of and interest in America (he visited the United States several times, and lived there during World War II), and also of America's interest in him. Jodi Hauptman explores refractions of Leger's interests in the work of more recent artists, and Matthew Affron discusses Leger's ambition to make an art reflecting the "new visual state" of modern life. The plate section reproduces over eighty of Leger's paintings and drawings, and is accompanied by a series of short essays tracing formal and thematic developments in his art."--Jacket
Fascist visions : art and ideology in France and Italy by Mark Antliff( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together studies by art historians, historians, and political scientists, Fascist Visions explores the themes and paradigms that pervaded protofascist and fascist aesthetic discourse, cultural policy, and artistic production in France and Italy. Whether traditionalist or innovative in idiom, art expressed fascism's ideological polarities: nihilism and idealism, modernism and antimodernism, revolution and reaction. This volume charts the unfolding of fascist aesthetics from its genesis in nationalist and antimaterialist ideologies before World War I to its full development during the interwar period and World War II. It also highlights the shared motivations of advocates of fascist aesthetics, including artists, art critics, political activists, and government officials, outside of Germany
Matisse, Picasso, and modern art in Paris : the T. Catesby Jones collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Virginia Art Museum by John B Ravenal( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New York lawyer with Virginia roots, T. Catesby Jones acquired an extraordinary collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by some sixty artists working in Paris during the early twentieth century. Jones's collection of almost three hundred works, divided between two Virginia institutions after his death, is reunited here in an illustrated catalogue with a full-color checklist accompanied by entries on twenty-four of the artists. Some are the best-known figures of this crucial era (Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Masson, Lipchitz); others are now less familiar (Lurcat, Bauchant, Marcoussis). Considered together, they provide a comprehensive view of modern art in Paris up to World War II and bring Jones's legacy to a wide audience for the first time."--B&N
Fernand Léger : contrasts of forms by Matthew Affron( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell and surrealism( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell (1903₆1972), the American pioneer of collage, montage, and assemblage art, is sometimes regarded as a solitary star within the constellation of great Surrealists. The essays in 'Joseph Cornell and Surrealism' consider connections between Cornell and the Surrealist group during the 1930s and 1940s, during Cornell₂s artistic development and the heyday of Surrealism in the United States. He shared with the Surrealists his basic conception of the visual image as the product of poetic juxtaposition. In his best-known works--the collages, small constructions of found objects, and classic shadow boxes--he took key Surrealist methods in new directions. The essays also examine Cornell₂s achievement in other formats, including his ground-breaking collage film and the open-ended and nonlinear archives of printed materials that he called ₃explorations, ₄ as well as the art, literature, music, and dance that nourished his unconventional artistic output.00The essays in this volume for the catalogue Joseph Cornell et les surréalistes à New York, published to accompany the exhibition of the same name that was co-organized by the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.00Translation of the French original edition from 2013: 9782754107273
Émilie Charmy by Matthew Affron( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell et les surréalistes à New York by Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Lyon)( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le présent ouvrage accompagne l'exposition "Joseph Cornell et les surréalistes à New York" présentée au musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, du 18 octobre 2013 au 10 février 2014. Bien que reconnu comme un des acteurs majeurs de l'art américain de la première moitié du XXe siècle, Joseph Cornell a souvent été présenté comme un satellite dans les recherches artistiques de son temps et notamment dans la constellation surréaliste. Depuis l'exposition itinérante organisée par le Museum of Modern Art de New York présentée en 1981 au musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, aucune exposition monographique ne lui a été consacrée en France par un musée alors que plusieurs galeries à Paris se sont intéressées à lui : galerie 1900-2000 ; Baudouin Lebon ; Karsten Greve ; Virginia Zabriskie
Fernand Léger : [exposition, Lyon, Musée des beaux-arts, 1er juillet-20 septembre 2004] by Fernand Léger( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette rétrospective s'est attachée à montrer le cheminement de Fernand Léger peintre : oeuvres de jeunesse, période cubiste, entre-deux-guerres caractérisé par la tension entre esthétique machiniste et tradition française, retour à la peinture d'histoire adaptée à la vie moderne après la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Avec des essais de quelques-uns des meilleurs spécialistes de l'oeuvre
Fernand Léger and the spectacle of objects by Matthew Affron( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waldemar George : a Parisian art critic on modernism and fascism by Matthew Affron( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and fascist ideology in France amd Italy : an introduction by Matthew Affron( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia Museum of Art : handbook by Philadelphia Museum of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully updated and beautifully redesigned handbook is the essential guide to the encyclopaedic collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Divided into four sections - Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Contemporary - the handbook features more than five hundred masterpieces from the museum's world-renowned holdings, each handsomely illustrated in colour and accompanied by a brief text written by the museum's curators. Each section integrates a wide variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, decorative arts, costumes and textiles, arms and armour, and photography. Expanded entries provide in-depth information on some of the most historically significant and beloved objects, such as a 16th-century Indian temple hall, Grace Kelly's wedding dress, and Marcel Duchamp's Etant donnes. Other passages discuss the contributions of several of the museum's most important donors, exploring the idea of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as "a collection of collections"
Inventing abstraction 1910-1925 : how a radical idea changed modern art : [The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 23, 2012-April 15, 2013] by Leah Dickerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's impact on modernity : Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian by Matthew Affron( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing a new Jewish identity : Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz by Matthew Affron( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Léger : exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, february 15-may 12, 1998 by Fernand Léger( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Exiles + emigrés : the flight of European artists from HitlerExiles + emigrés : the flight of European artists from Hitler : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 23-May 11, 1997 : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, June 19-September 7, 1997 : Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, October 9, 1997-January 4, 1998
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English (83)

German (13)

French (8)

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Fernand LégerFascist visions : art and ideology in France and ItalyMatisse, Picasso, and modern art in Paris : the T. Catesby Jones collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Virginia Art MuseumFernand Léger : contrasts of formsExiles + emigrés : the flight of European artists from Hitler : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 23-May 11, 1997 : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, June 19-September 7, 1997 : Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, October 9, 1997-January 4, 1998Fernand Léger : exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, february 15-may 12, 1998