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Als, Hilton

Works: 132 works in 279 publications in 2 languages and 10,121 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short stories  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, wat, Collector, Bibliographic antecedent, win, wst, Curator, Other
Classifications: ML3551, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Hilton Als
Most widely held works by Hilton Als
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights by David Margolick( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of 'Strange Fruit' from its genesis at the hands of Abel Meeropol to its popularization by Billie Holliday to its enduring power and appeal today. The author chronicles its effect on those who experienced it firsthand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students, budding activists, even the waitressess and bartenders who worked the clubs. This is the story of a song that foretold the Civil Rights Movement and the lady who ared to sing it
The early stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A little boy meets his dream dog in Central Park. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. Best friends discuss the theoretical murder of husbands. In these never-before-published stories, written by Truman Capote when he was in his teens and twenties, Capote-the-Writer is already recognizable. His prose: witty, poignant, and crystal-clear. His characters: solitary, observant young children; charming and naïve young women whom you could imagine befriending Holly Golightly; aging urban sophisticates worn down by cynicism. His settings: the rural South of his childhood and the cosmopolitan New York of the 1940s. This splendid collection offers readers to opportunity to see the confident first steps of one of the 20th century's most-acclaimed writers onto the path that would lead to his most beloved works"--
Lorna Simpson by Lorna Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorna Simpson, which accompanies a major mid-career retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts, offers a comprehensive examination of this artist's remarkable achievement over a period of more than twenty years of production. The works featured include examples of the artist's earliest photograph and text works, in which she introduces the basic elements of combining a figure whose body is often cropped or whose face is hidden from view with fragments of text that confound the viewer's expectations of narrative and identity. Simpson's illustrious career is charted up to the present with film and video installations from 1997 to 2004, as well as the artist's most recent photographs."--Jacket
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once an aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East Hampton home, and never left again. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and rehash their pasts behind the walls of their decaying mansion, Grey Gardens
The women by Hilton Als( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als submits both racial and sexual stereotypes to his inimitable scrutiny with relentless humor and sympathy. The results are exhilarating. The Women is that rarest of books: a memorable work of self-investigation that creates a form all its own
The Warhol look : glamour, style, fashion by Mark Francis( Book )

17 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition: Whitney Museum of American Art 11/8/ 97-1/18/98
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
Small wars by An-My Lê( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An-My Le was born in Vietnam in 1960 and came to the United States as a political refugee at age fifteen. She returned to Vietnam several times in 1994-98, creating stunning large-format, black-and-white photographs, expertly printed in a middle-gray scale reminiscent of Robert Adams. These images do not address the war specifically, but rather represent Le's attempt to reconcile memories of her childhood home with the contemporary landscape that now confronted her. The war haunts the images in eerie metaphors: dozens of kites double as dive-bombing planes; crop fires and construction sites recall napalm and mass graves." "In 1999 Le began working with Vietnam War reenactors in Virginia who restage battles as well as the training and daily life of soldiers - both Viet Cong and American GIs. For four summers, she not only photographed but participated in battles of the Vietnam War restaged on her adopted American soil. Relating to both documentary and staged photography, the work is both aesthetically rigorous and conceptually challenging. Soldiers at rest give themselves up to portraiture, while battle compositions recognizable from classic war photojournalism possess the qualities of a dream. Most recently, Le has photographed exercises performed by the U.S. military in the American desert in preparation for maneuvers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Small Wars collects these three eloquent series in one volume."--BOOK JACKET
Glenn Ligon : America by Scott Rothkopf( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American artist Glenn Ligon (born 1960) is best known for his landmark body of text-based paintings, made since the late 1980s, which appropriate the writings of African-American authors such as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and Zora Neale Hurston. This title presents his art, including paintings, photography, sculptural installations, and prints
Fashion climbing by William J Cunningham( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iconic "New York Times" photographer presents a sophisticated, visual account of his early education in New York City's high-fashion circles. For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he'd stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters
Robert Gober : the heart Is not a metaphor by Robert Gober( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with the first large-scale survey exhibition of Robert Gober's art in the United States and prepared in close collaboration with him, Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor traces the development of his work, highlighting themes and motifs to which he has returned throughout the decades. The book features an essay by Hilton Als--a text both wide-ranging and personal--and an in-depth narrative of Gober's life. The rich selection of images illustrates every phase of the artist's career, and includes previously unpublished photographs from his own archive."--Publisher's description
Peter Doig : no foreign lands by Peter Doig( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No Foreign Lands" is the first publication to examine in depth the conceptual underpinnings of Doig's oeuvre. Particular attention is given to the importance of motifs, themes and variations in his work, explored in over 200 paintings and works on paper from the past 13 years, among them new works never before published
All that jazz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preternaturally gifted director and choreographer Bob Fosse turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative, self-excoriating musical masterpiece. Roy Scheider gives the performance of his career as Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule-mounting a Broadway production by day and editing his latest movie at night; and routine of amphetamines, booze, and sex are putting his health at serious risk
Sally Mann : a thousand crossings by Sally Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work--portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies--is that it is all "bred of a place," the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions--about history, identity, race, and religion--that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections--Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains--and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann's artistic achievements."--
Our town : images and stories from the Museum of the City of New York by Robert R Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Town is published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Museum of the City of New York and the centennial of the consolidation of the city's five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Its illustrations, many of which have never before been published, reproduce paintings, etchings, lithographs, and photographs by such artists as Rembrandt Peale, Edward Moran, and Reginald Marsh, as well as clothing, theatrical costumes, and a wide range of decorative objects from the museum's unparalleled holdings
White noise : the Eminem collection( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings on hip-hop star covers such topics as his controversial activities and belief systems, achievements as a white star in a predominantly black genre, relationships with fellow performers, and film career
Alice Neel, uptown by Alice Neel( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Neel, Uptown' explores Neel's interest in the extraordinary diversity of twentieth century New York City and the people amongst whom she lived. The selected portraits include cultural and political figures admired by Neel, among them playwright, actor, and author Alice Childress; the sociologist Horace R. Cayton, Jr., whose 1945 Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City is among the key academic studies of the African American urban experience in the early twentieth century; the community activist and cultural advocate Mercedes Arroyo; and the academic Harold Cruse, known for known for his widely-published academic book The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967) and for teaching at LeRoi Jones's Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School in Harlem. Other figures include neighbors and acquaintances, such as a ballet dancer; a young art student; a taxi driver; a traveling businessman; a local boy (Georgie Arce) who ran errands for Neel and who sat for her on several occasions; and other children and their families
Rosalyn Drexler : who does she think she is? by Rosalyn Drexler( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosalyn Drexler has always moved between worlds. In the late 1950s and early '60s, she showed sculpture at New York Reuben Gallery, a gathering place for artists like Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg who combined installation and performance with traditional media. Drexler took part in Happenings at Reuben Gallery and at Judson Church (years after her own quasi-performance as a female wrestler, memorialized by Andy Warhol in the 1962 series Album of a Mat Queen). Drexler collages and large-format paintings of the 1960s open the category of Pop art to technology and politics in a way that feels contemporary today, crossing hard-edge painting with depictions of sex, violence, race and gender role-playing in film and media. Her writing also crosses high and low genres, comprising novels both experimental and popular, avant-garde theater and writing for television (including an Emmy-winning Lily Tomlin special). In addition to a comprehensive selection of Drexler's major paintings, Who Does She Think She Is? also recovers the artist's early sculptures, recently rediscovered and not exhibited since 1960. Documentation of Drexler's performances and theatrical work, photographs evoking her role in the downtown New York scene and a selection of her books and other archival materials present her work across multiple mediums, offering a comprehensive look at Drexler varied career."--Publisher's description
White girls by Hilton Als( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls," as Als dubs them--an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time
Jennie C. Jones : compilation by Valerie Cassel Oliver( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights
Lorna SimpsonThe womenThe Warhol look : glamour, style, fashionSmall warsGlenn Ligon : AmericaOur town : images and stories from the Museum of the City of New YorkWhite noise : the Eminem collection
Alternative Names
Hilton Als Amerikaans journalist (1961-)

Hilton Als skrywer, kritikus

Хилтон Элс

English (98)

German (2)