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Nemerov, Alexander

Works: 55 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 7,465 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, wat, Author of introduction, Performer, wst, Creator
Classifications: ND237.R36, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Alexander Nemerov
Frederic Remington : the color of night by Nancy K Anderson( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction/ Nancy K. Anderson -- What's out there? Frederic Remington's art of darkness/ William C. Sharpe -- Dark, disquiet: Remington's late nocturnes/ Nancy Anderson -- Burning daylight: Remington, electricity, and flash photography/ Alexander Nemerov -- Nocturnes: a catalogue -- Appendix: Notes on conservation/ Ross Merrill, Thomas J. Branchick, Perry Huston, Norman E. Muller, Robert G. Proctor, Jr., Jill Whitten
Frederic Remington & turn-of-the-century America by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most enduringly popular American artists, Frederic Remington created romantic images of the Old West that inspire a nostalgic longing for a simpler era. Despite his popularity - or perhaps because of it - Remington's work is rarely treated seriously by art critics: it has been both dismissed as cliched and condemned for its frank and unrepentant racist themes. This engrossing book by Alexander Nemerov will change perceptions of Remington and open new fields of investigation in the study of American art. Nemerov treats Remington's paintings and sculptures not as mere illustrations of the frontier experience but as complex, imaginative inventions, and he argues that Remington's politics and aesthetics are intrinsically related. Drawing on the methods of literary theory, psychoanalysis, and material culture studies, as well as art history, Nemerov places Remington's art in the context of the cultural and ideological currents of his times: social evolution; imperialism (specifically the Spanish-American War); widespread immigration and the resulting crisis of Anglo-Saxon identity; concerns about memory, telepathy, and the recovery of the past; and doubts about the mimetic powers of painting and writing. Nemerov neither celebrates Remington nor debunks him; rather, he succeeds in restoring his art to its centrally important place, largely forgotten now, in turn-of-the-century American culture
The body of Raphaelle Peale : still life and selfhood, 1812-1824 by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Body of Raphaelle Peale is a close reading not just of Raphaelle's paintings but also of the visual and intellectual culture of early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia to which they intimately relate. More broadly, the book presents a reading of romanticism in the American visual arts. Above all, it is an argument about selfhood in Raphaelle's era. Raphaelle focused - in paintings both playful and morbid - on the pleasures and horrors of being a mere body, of being less than a self."--Jacket
Icons of grief : Val Lewton's home front pictures by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Numerov's study looks at the melancholic horror films Val Lewton made between 1942 and 1946 and finds them to be powerful commentaries on the American home front during World War II
Acting in the night : Macbeth and the places of the Civil War by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can the performance of a single play on one specific night tell us about the world this event inhabited so briefly? Alexander Nemerov takes a performance of Macbeth in Washington, DC on October 17, 1863--with Abraham Lincoln in attendance--to explore this question and illuminate American art, politics, technology, and life as it was being lived. Nemerov's inspiration is Wallace Stevens and his poem "Anecdote of the Jar," in which a single object organizes the wilderness around it in the consciousness of the poet. For Nemerov, that evening's performance of Macbeth reached across the tragedy
To make a world : George Ault and 1940s America by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American painter usually associated with the Precisionist movement, George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) created works that provide a unique window on to the uncertainty and despair of the Second World War. This book features nearly twenty of Ault's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth
Hotel Texas : an art exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy by Olivier Meslay( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The events associated with John F. Kennedy's death are etched into our nation's memory. This fascinating book tells a less familiar part of the story, about a special art exhibition organized by a group of Fort Worth citizens. On November 21, 1963, the Kennedys arrived in Fort Worth around midnight, making their way to Suite 850 of the Hotel Texas. There, installed in their honor, was an intimate exhibition that included works by Monet, Van Gogh, Marin, Eakins, Feininger, and Picasso. Due to the late hour, it was not until the following morning that the couple viewed the exhibition and phoned one of the principal organizers, Ruth Carter Johnson, to offer thanks. Mrs. Kennedy indicated that she wished she could stay longer to admire the beautiful works. The couple was due to depart for Dallas, and the rest is history. This volume reunites the works in this exhibition for the first time and features some previously unpublished images of the hotel room. Essays examine this exhibition from several angles: anecdotal, analytical, cultural, and historical, and include discussions of what the local citizens wished to convey to their distinguished viewers"
Cathedral of the pines by Gregory Crewdson( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson's first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson's classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery. This body of work marks a time of transition for the artist, including the end of his marriage and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts--a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails, deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts, the site where he found the inspiration to make these new pictures. It was there that he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity. The photographs are accompanied by an essay by Alexander Nemerov, who addresses the work in relation to the American past, focusing in particular on the way the images draw space and time down to ceremonial points, in which "all that ever happened in these places seems crystallized in his tableaux, as if the quiet melancholy of Crewdson's scenes gathered the unruly sorrows and other little-guessed feelings of people long-gone who once stood on those spots." -- Publisher's description
Soulmaker : the times of Lewis Hine by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1908 and 1917, the American photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine (1874–1940) took some of the most memorable pictures of child workers ever made. Traveling around the United States while working for the National Child Labor Committee, he photographed children in textile mills, coal mines, and factories from Vermont and Massachusetts to Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri. Using his camera as a tool of social activism, Hine had a major influence on the development of documentary photography. But many of his pictures transcend their original purpose. Concentrating on these photographs, Alexander Nemerov reveals the special eeriness of Hine's beautiful and disturbing work as never before. Richly illustrated, the book also includes arresting contemporary photographs by Jason Francisco of the places Hine documented.Soulmaker is a striking new meditation on Hine's photographs. It explores how Hine's children lived in time, even how they might continue to live for all time. Thinking about what the mill would be like after he was gone, after the children were gone, Hine intuited what lives and dies in the second a photograph is made. His photographs seek the beauty, fragility, and terror of moments on earth
Grandma Moses : American modern by Moses( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-overdue reexamination of beloved American artist Grandma Moses, restoring her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Art. One of the best-known artists of her time, and a true American legend, Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860 1961) was often marginalized as a latter-day "folk" painter or a phenomenon of popular media. Accompanying a traveling exhibition, this new book looks closely at the paintings themselves and the artist's compelling biography to reassert her role in the development of a culture of modernist art at mid-century. Presenting fresh research, several scholars examine Moses's name, public persona, painted world, and wildly popular place in American pop culture; address the myth of the self-taught artist; and contextualize her work alongside such contemporaries as Horace Pippin, Elie Nadelman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Morris Hirshfield
Wyeth vertigo( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword and acknowledgments / Thomas Denenberg -- Wyeth vertigo : on land and sea, in the air, and at the dinner table / Joyce Hill Stoner -- The glitter of Night hauling : Andrew Wyeth in the 1940s / Alexander Nemerov -- Soaring : art and anxiety in midcentury America / Thomas Denenberg -- Works in the exhibition
Silent dialogues : Diane Arbus & Howard Nemerov by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Eggleston : the Democratic forest : selected works by William Eggleston( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eggleston has said, ?I am at war with the obvious.? His photographs transform the ordinary into distinctive, poetic images that eschew fixed meaning. Though criticized at the time, his now legendary 1976 solo exhibition, organized by the visionary curator John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art, New York?the first presentation of color photography at the museum?heralded an important moment in the medium?s acceptance within the art-historical canon and solidified Eggleston?s position in the pantheon of the greats alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans. 00Exhibition: David Zwirner Gallery, New York City, United States (27.10-17.12.2016)
American made : highlights from the Huntington Art Collections by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world’s great cultural and research centers, The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, is home to a remarkable library, art collection, and botanical gardens. Until now, no book has been dedicated to the institution’s important collection of American art from Copley to Warhol. Coinciding with the American gallery’s thirtieth anniversary, this innovatively designed book features paintings, sculptures, decorative and graphic arts. Accompanied by thoughtful historical essays, 'American Made' celebrates a collection that has grown from fifty paintings to more than 12,000 objects, making The Huntington one of the finest repositories of American art in the US
Frederic Remington and the American Civil War : a ghost story by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guest curator and art historian Alexander Nemerov, of Yale University, investigates the impact of Civil War photography on Remington's work in a groungbreaking exhibition that presents this artist in an entirely new light"--Page 2 of cover
Ralph Eugene Meatyard : American mystic by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary, mysterious photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925?72) lived in Lexington, Kentucky, working in a close-knit community of artists and writers while making his living as an optician. 'Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic', by esteemed art historian Alexander Nemerov, is a groundbreaking study of Meatyard?s work, creative thinking and sources of inspiration. Given rare access to the personal library in which Meatyard had tellingly annotated works of fiction, poetry and other pages of personal significance, Nemerov examines the artist?s process of creating characters and staging dreamlike scenes. American Mystic also considers the artists and writers whose work influenced Meatyard, such as William Blake, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Thomas Merton
Patricia Cronin : all is not lost by Patricia Cronin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Rothko : paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington by Mark Rothko( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammoth scale : the anatomical sculptures of William Rush by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Frederic Remington : the color of night
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Alexander Nemerov Art historian

Frederic Remington & turn-of-the-century AmericaThe body of Raphaelle Peale : still life and selfhood, 1812-1824Icons of grief : Val Lewton's home front picturesActing in the night : Macbeth and the places of the Civil WarTo make a world : George Ault and 1940s America