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Husslein-Arco, Agnes

Works: 315 works in 1,172 publications in 5 languages and 9,340 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author, Contributor, Publishing director, Creator, Author of introduction, wat, Speaker, wpr, Curator, zxx, Compiler, Translator, Collector, Director, Redactor, Inscriber
Classifications: N6811.5.K55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Agnes Husslein-Arco
Alphonse Mucha by Alphonse Mucha( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfonse Mucha is known largely for having originated Art Nouveau, when his poster of the actress Sarah Bernhardt became a legendary icon of the movement. Mucha went on to design hundreds of pieces in the decorative arts field, but later distanced himself from the style he pioneered, devoting his time and energy to painting. This book presents the full array of Mucha's artistic contributions-not only his posters and jewelry designs but also his design for the pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 1900 World's Fair. The book also includes his works on canvas, which include pastels and frescoes, and his magnum opus, The Slavic Epic, a series of 20 paintings depicting the history of his native people. A stunning selection of 700 color illustrations is accompanied with essays that explore Mucha's style and inspirations, his transition away from the decorative arts, and his forays into photography..."--Publisher description
Egon Schiele : self-portraits and portraits by Egon Schiele( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is one of the most important Austrian artists of the twentieth century. This publication, produced to accompany an exhibition in the Belvedere, Vienna, is the first to focus on his portraits and self-portraits. Schiele was influenced by Gustav Klimt during his early career but soon discovered his own mode of expression. By the time of his premature death he had created an impressive oeuvre that concentrates on the depiction of the human figure. In his portraits, Schiele tried to portray his models' state of mind in visual terms, thereby following contemporary developments in psychoanalysis. His numerous self-portraits attest to the fact that the artist embarked on his exploration of human emotions by observing his own personality. Some 100 portraits and self-portraits document Schiele's artistic development and his extraordinary accomplishments as a portraitist. Confrontational and often explicitly erotic, they repeatedly provoked protest by testing the boundaries of traditional portraiture. Largely devoid of props or scenery, they reflect the artist's intensive study of the portrayal of emotional states. Schiele's examination of the self began with his own person: his self-portraits are fascinating glimpses inside the mind of an extraordinarily gifted artist as well as seminal works of originality and deep empathy with the human condition
Jean Dubuffet : Spur eines Abenteuers = trace of an adventure by Jean Dubuffet( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de Franse beeldend kunstenaar (1901-1985); catalogus bij een tentoonstelling
Gustav Klimt - Josef Hoffmann : pioneers of modernism by Jane Rogoyska( Book )

19 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus van tentoonstellingsprojecten die voortkwamen uit de samenwerking tussen de Weense schilder Klimt (1862-1918) en de Weense architect Hoffmann, oprichter van de Wiener Werksta"tte
Les grands spectacles : 120 Jahre Kunst und Massenkultur = 120 years of art and mass culture by Agnes Husslein-Arco( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the tendency to turn everything into an event. An exploration of the spectacle in modern and contemporary art. Even though the so-called fun society was declared over and done with a while ago, the guidelines of event culture are still valid. Ever more insistently, artists are forced to conceive their exhibitions as events, to use their works as material for large affairs aimed at the masses. This highly current publication, featuring works by over one hundred artists, shows how art has understood the social significance of the sensational or tragic over the past 120 years, and explored, expanded, altered or destroyed the stuff of which spectacles are made. It begins with the invention of film at the end of the nineteenth century, moves on to the modernization and expansion of mass media after World War II, and finally leads to the situation art finds itself in at the beginning of the new millennium, where every little occasion is required to display its theatrical qualities, and every intimate movement of the individual can become entertainment for the masses. The featured artists (selection): Antonin Artaud, Matthew Barney, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, James Ensor, Nan Goldin, Richard Hamilton, Teresa Hubbard und Alexander Birchler, Martin Kippenberger, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Michael Light, E.-J. Marey, Paul McCarthy + Jason Rhoades, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Jean Tinguely, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol" (résumé éditeur)
Valie Export : Zeit und Gegenzeit = Time and countertime by Valie Export( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having quickly tired of life as an editor and extra in the Austrian film industry, in 1967 Waltraud Hollinger changed her name to Valie Export and plunged into the violent and often blood-soaked world of Viennese performance art and the extremist "Actions" of Hermann Nitsch, Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Like them, Export subjected her body to pain, but where their work was inevitably drawn towards a religious idea of catharsis, Export politicized the inscription of women's bodies in terms of media representation, declaring her project as explicitly feminist. Export soon turned to video to record her performances and began to remove her person from her work, as in her now-famous 1971 video "Facing a Family." Today, across more than four decades of activity, Export has built a large and rigorous oeuvre comprising performance, photography, film and media installations. This volume surveys her career
Gold( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest days of human history, gold has stirred powerful passions in all who have beheld it. Its rarity, its brilliance and natural beauty, and its enduring associations with might and wealth have all ensured that it remains among the most treasured metals on earth. It should come as no surprise, then, that the path through art history is also often paved with gold. This opulently designed volume takes readers on a tour of gold in art from the second century to the present. Beginning with a gilded mummy portrait and series of religious-themed gold leaf backgrounds from late Antiquity, the book moves on to the use of gold in medieval art. From the Renaissance, the book presents exemplary interior and decorative arts. But the most extensive focus is on the use of gold in twentieth and twentieth-first-century art with a wide selection of works from, among many others, Willi Baumeister, Georg Baselitz, Victor Vasarely, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Max Weiler, Sylvie Fleury, Franz West, and George Condo. Together, the works demonstrate that, in contemporary art, the use of gold is not limited by theme, form, or style
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller 1793-1865 by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller( Book )

24 editions published in 2009 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce grand peintre autrichien de la première moitié du XIXe siècle s'illustre dans le genre naturaliste : par une observation minutieuse du détail, ses oeuvres célèbrent le raffinement et la vie feutrée de l'aristocratie et de la bourgeoisie viennoises
Awakening the night : art from Romanticism to the present by Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing volume explores how artists have expressed their fascination with the night and its mysteries over two centuries. Delving deep into the subjects of philosophy, psychology, and astronomy, this beautifully illustrated and wide-ranging volume offers a chronological approach to understanding how artists of all kinds have dealt with the subject of nighttime. It opens with the early 19th century, focusing on the tension between romanticism and enlightenment, idealism and realism, beauty and science. It then goes on to explore the introduction of electricity, the subsequent illumination of urban spaces, and light pollution. Finally, it investigates contemporary images of places that come alive in the darkness: subways, mines, theaters, movie houses, and nightclubs. Filled with the work of renowned painters, photographers, sculptors, and filmmakers, the volume is enhanced by a series of insightful essays that help us understand how artists' depictions of nighttime have evolved in tandem with developments in technology, science, and philosophy
Lovis Corinth : a feast of painting by Lovis Corinth( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna - Berlin : the art of two cities( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De overeenkomst, verschillen en samenwerking in de beeldende kunst in Wenen en Berlijn tussen 1900 en 1940
Rodin and Vienna by Auguste Rodin( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundertwasser, Japan and the avant-garde by Friedensreich Hundertwasser( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many European artists in the 1950s who perceived the Far East as a new reference point for a more open concept of art, Hundertwasser sought inspiration from Taoism and Zen Buddhism. He was also fascinated by the Japanese woodcuts of Hiroshige and Hokusai
Emil Nolde : in radiance and color by Emil Nolde( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the earliest German expressionists and a member of the prolific yet short-lived secessionist movement Die Brücke, Emil Nolde produced many colorful paintings across his career, including portraits, religious tableaus, and landscapes depicting seasides and bustling Berlin street scenes. His work has been exhibited at major museums worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art. With more than one hundred full-color reproductions and informative essays by Katharina Lovecky, Manfred Reuther, Andreas Fluck, Christian Ring, Stefan Koja, and Agnes Husslein-Arco, this book traces the development of Nolde’s distinctive style and technique. From his ..." --Publisher description
Makart : painter of the senses by Hans Makart( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Makart left his mark on his age like no other artist of the nineteenth century. He became the symbol of his time, which has gone down in history as the Makart Era. summoned to Vienna by the emperor as a talented young artist, his painting were popular among the rising bourgeoisie and were ultimately regarded as the measure of social recognition and reputation. Makart's free painterly use of color and light derives from French art, especially that of Eugene Delacroix. At the same time as Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, and Gustave Moreau he cultivated color as one of the core elements in his art. Through the accentuation of sensuality--of taste, eroticism, and a robust joie-de-vivre--he also struck the chord of decline and is thus a typical representative of the Age of Decadence. Makart was skilled in using the possibilities offered by new reproduction techniques to popularize his works and his own specific aesthetic. His images and theme became trademarks and reflections of his age and aroused national and international attention. Makart's artistic approach was open to experiment; it was evidenced in his intensive study of Richard Wagner's 'Ring de Nibelungen' and the architecture of Gottfried Semper, and it expressed itself in large-format painterly interpretations of the operas and in visionary architectural fantasies. Makart was highly respected internationally when he died in 1884 at the age of 44"--Jacket
The women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early twentieth century, the traditional relationship between the sexes was challenged by a number of social, economic, and philosophical changes. It was above all the incipient development towards gender equality and sexual liberation that upset the restrictive moral conventions of the nineteenth century. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka--then the three most outstanding painters of Viennese Modernism--approached the subject matter generally referred to as 'the woman question' from slightly different perspectives"--Jacket
Orient & Occident : travelling 19th century Austrian painters( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 19th century, Austrian painters were drawn to faraway countries for their inspiration. Initially, they documented scenes and motifs. Later, the visual allure of foreign places, the transformation of landscapes and buildings by sunlight, the depiction of heat and the exotic surroundings also began to find expression in their paintings and drawings. One of the most important Austrian painters to visit the Orient was Leopold Carl Müller, who produced many market scenes and figures over the course of nine winters in Egypt. Other Austrian painters, such as Alois Schonn, Alphons Mielich and Bernhard Fiedler, also travelled to the Orient, and Rudolf Swoboda and Hermann von Königsbrunn even reached India and Ceylon. August von Pettenkofen, Otto von Thoren and Johann Gualbert Raffalt looked for inspiration closer to home, in neighboring Hungary. This publication brings together the impressions of these artists of Hungary, the Balkan, Greece and Constantinople, Egypt and the Holy Land, as well as India, Ceylon and the Indian Ocean."--Publisher's website
Vision einer Sammlung : das Museum der Moderne Salzburg stellt sich vor by Salzburger Landessammlungen Rupertinum( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Léger : l'esprit moderne : Rupertinum Museum moderner Kunst Salzburg, 27. Juli-20. Oktober 2002 by Fernand Léger( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt und die Kunstschau 1908 by Gustav Klimt( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agnes Husslein-Arco Austrian art historian

Agnes Husslein kunsthistorica uit Oostenrijk

Arco, Agnes 1954-

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Egon Schiele : self-portraits and portraitsJean Dubuffet : Spur eines Abenteuers = trace of an adventureLes grands spectacles : 120 Jahre Kunst und Massenkultur = 120 years of art and mass cultureValie Export : Zeit und Gegenzeit = Time and countertimeLovis Corinth : a feast of paintingRodin and ViennaMakart : painter of the sensesVision einer Sammlung : das Museum der Moderne Salzburg stellt sich vor