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Nemerov, Alexander

Works: 36 works in 95 publications in 2 languages and 5,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: E468.9, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Alexander Nemerov
Acting in the night Macbeth and the places of the Civil War by Alexander Nemerov( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,503 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
Frederic Remington : the color of night by Nancy K Anderson( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 803 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 )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 750 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
Icons of grief : Val Lewton's home front pictures by Alexander Nemerov( Book )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 528 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
Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s by Alexander Nemerov( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wartime Kiss is a personal meditation on the haunting power of American photographs and films from World War II and the later 1940s. Beautifully written and illustrated, Wartime Kiss vividly evokes a world in which Margaret Bourke-White could follow a heroic assignment photographing a B-17 bombing mission over Tunis with a job in Hollywood documenting the filming of a war movie. Ultimately this is a book about history as a sensuous experience, a work as mysterious, indescribable, and affecting as a novel by W. G. Sebald"--
The body of Raphaelle Peale : still life and selfhood, 1812-1824 by Alexander Nemerov( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 451 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
To make a world : George Ault and 1940s America by Alexander Nemerov( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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 178 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"--
Wyeth vertigo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 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
American made : highlights from the Huntington Art Collections by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 51 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"--P. 2 of cover
Patricia Cronin : all is not lost by Patricia Cronin( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Past knowing : Frederic Remington's old West by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haunted Supermasculinity Strength and Death in Carl Rungius's "Wary Game" by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The boy in bed : the scene of reading in N. C. Wyeth's 'Wreck of the "Covenant"' by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The boy in bed : the scene of reading in N. C. Wyeth's 'Wreck of the "Covenant"'] ; the author replies by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Leja, Michael: 'Looking Askance' : skepticism and American art from Eakins to Duchamp. - Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004 by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeing ghosts : "the turn of the screw" and art history by Alexander Nemerov( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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