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Salvesen, Britt

Works: 76 works in 227 publications in 4 languages and 5,026 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Archives  Conference papers and proceedings  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Collector, Other, Interviewee, Interviewer, Creator
Classifications: ND653.G7, 759.9492
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Publications about Britt Salvesen
Publications by Britt Salvesen
Most widely held works by Britt Salvesen
Van Gogh and Gauguin : the studio of the south by Douglas W Druick( Book )
17 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
"The friendship of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin - including an intense, two-month collaboration in Aries, in the south of France - is one of the most revealing and dynamic relationships in the history of modern art. When they first met in Paris in late 1887, they were two of a number of artists seeking a way to move beyond impressionism. They found common ground in the belief that progressive art should be created at a distance from urban decadence, a conviction that led Gauguin to Brittany and van Gogh to Aries in the early months of 1888." "Published on the occasion of a landmark exhibition organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the book is a provocative study of influence and innovation. With a wealth of illustrations, it offers a new perspective on some of the best-known masterpieces of modern art, as well as fresh insight into two of its central personalities."--Jacket
Harry Callahan : the photographer at work by Britt Salvesen( Book )
15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
"This book focuses on Harry Callahan (1912-1999) through his work - both his day-to-day photographic explorations and his resulting sixty-year career as an artist. Drawing upon the rich contents of the Harry Callahan Archive at the Center for Creative Photography, the authors look at how Callahan expressed his visual ideas through deliberate and improvisational processes, and how such processes might be revealed in archival materials such as negatives, transparencies, proof prints, and contact sheets. This close investigation of Callahan's individual and experimental approach to materials in turn leads to a larger consideration of his relationship to seemingly contradictory strains in American visual culture of the twentieth century." "Reproducing a host of previously unpublished images and documents, this volume juxtaposes select artifacts - such as contact sheets and negatives - with final images to explicate Callahan's photographic achievement."--Jacket
Robert Mapplethorpe : the archive by Frances Terpak( Book )
12 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 338 libraries worldwide
"The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is rich and complicated, triggering controversy, polarizing critics, and providing inspiration for many artists who followed him. One of the most influential figures of his time, today Mapplethorpe stands as an example to emerging photographers who continue to experiment with the boundaries of acceptability and concepts of the beautiful. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs offers a timely and rewarding examination of his oeuvre and influence"--Publisher's website
Gauguin by Britt Salvesen( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 libraries worldwide
"Paul Gauguin is among one of the most popular artists of the Modern period. His lush, colorful works created a stir within the art world at the turn of the century and helped form the basis for Modern painting. Gauguin's unconventional lifestyle brought him to experience rural Brittany, Panama, Martinique, Tahiti, and later, the Marquesas Islands. His travels inspired some of the most exquisite and paradisiacal visions in painting."--Amazon
See the light : photography, perception, cognition : the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection by Los Angeles County Museum of Art( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"Examining the power of photography and the workings of perception, this groundbreaking book considers a major American photographic collection and proposes an important new thesis on the interaction of photography and perception. Encompassing works by 700 photographers, the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon collection dates back to the 1840s and the birth of the medium. In this volume Britt Salvesen has selected over 100 works from this massive collection and organized them sequentially in four categories that build upon and complement one another: descriptive naturalism, subjective naturalism, experimental modernism, and romantic modernism. This new arrangement of the Vernon collection allows us to understand the interconnection between photography and visual experience. Works by history's most acclaimed photographers and the author's thoughtful observations are accompanied by writings in the field of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and art history. As the art world is increasingly interconnected with science and technology, this book offers a much-needed meditation on how this synergy is played out in the area of photography"--
Guillermo del Toro : at home with monsters : inside his films, notebooks, and collections by Britt Salvesen( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The companion to a new exhibition on the visionary work and imagination of director Guillermo del Toro. The exhibition focuses on del Toro's creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively returns to in all his films, the journals in which he logs his ideas, and the vast and inspiring collection of art and pop culture ephemera that he has amassed at his private man cave, Bleak House. Filled with imagery from the exhibit, including favorite pieces of art that del Toro has chosen for the exhibit, and pertinent journal pages, the book will further delve further into the director's world through exclusive in-depth interviews and commentary from notable figures in the art world. An engrossing look into the mind of one of the great creative visionaries of our time
New topographics by Britt Salvesen( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Looks at Britt Salvesen's exhibition 'New Topographics', which was first held in 1975. Demonstrating the historical significance of the exhibition and its continuing relevance, the book presents selected works from the exhibition, installation views, contextual comparisons and an illustrated checklist of the show
The broad spectrum : studies in the materials, techniques, and conservation of color on paper by The Broad Spectrum( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Look at me : photographs from Mexico City by Jed Fielding( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
"Sight is central to the medium of photography. But what happens when the subjects of photographic portraits cannot look back at the photographer or even see their own image? An in-depth pictorial study of blind schoolchildren in Mexico, Look At Me draws attention to (and distinctions between) the activity of sight and the awareness of form." "Combining aspects of his acclaimed street work with an innovative approach to portraiture, Chicago-based photographer Jed Fielding has concentrated closely on these children's features and gestures, probing the enigmatic boundaries between surface and interior. Design, composition, and the play of light and shadow are central elements in these photographs, but the images are much more than formal experiments; they confront disability in a way that affirms life. Fielding's sightless subjects project a vitality that seems to extend beyond the limits of self-consciousness. In collaborative, joyful participation with the children, he has made pictures that reveal essential gestures of absorption and the basic expressions of our creatureliness. Fielding's work achieves what only great art, and particularly great portraiture can: it launches and then complicates a process of identification across the barriers that separate us from each other. Look At Me contains more than sixty arresting images from which we often want to look away, but into which we are nevertheless drawn by their deep humanity and palpable tenderness. This is a monograph of uncommon significance by an important American photographer."--Jacket
Stephen Shore : selected works 1973-1981 by Stephen Shore( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
" ... an international group of artists, curators, authors, and cultural figures have selected up to ten photographs apiece from Stephen Shore's Uncoming Places archive. None of the images appear in the current edition of his landmark book of the same name; most are published here for the first time. Each suite of photographs, chosen from over four hundred newly scanned or rediscovered negatives, offers an idiosyncratic commentary on Shore's distinctive vision of America and proposes new perspectives on this seminal body of work from the 1970s and early '80s"--Page 5
Sharon Lockhart /Noa Eshkol by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Foundation)( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Featuring the newest work by internationally renowned Los Angeles artist Sharon Lockhart, this book captures the artist's multimedia meditation on the achievements of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol
Occupied territory by Lynne Cohen( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Overview: In 1987 Aperture published Lynne Cohen's first monograph, Occupied Territory, an exploration of space as simulated experience--a sham reality, idealized and standardized. Now, Aperture is publishing a newly expanded and updated reissue of this classic monograph, making Cohen's pioneering work available to a contemporary audience and situating her within the lineage of Lewis Baltz, Stephen Shore and other celebrated New Topographics photographers. In the 20 years of work contained in the book, Cohen turns her view camera toward classrooms, science laboratories, testing facilities, waiting rooms and other interior spaces where function triumphs over aesthetics. What decorations the inhabitants might have added to these rooms to make them more inviting--mostly phony attempts at warmth or individualism--only serve to amplify their artifice and uniformity. In cool, functional offices, futuristic reception areas, lifeless party rooms, escapist motel rooms and haunting killing chambers, Cohen surveys a society of surface, contradiction and social engineering. In her hands, clouds peel off walls, forest glades invade indoor tennis courts and the awkward lives of furniture are revealed. Drawing on a background in sculpture, Cohen records the world's readymade sculptures, waiting to be framed by the photograph. This new edition of Occupied Territory includes unpublished images drawn from the time period in which the book was made, encouraging a reexamination of Cohen's deft exploration of Topographic seeing
W. Eugene Smith : more real than reality by W. Eugene Smith( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Letters to Ellsworth by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Songs on stone : James McNeill Whistler and the art of lithography by James McNeill Whistler( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 libraries worldwide
3D : double vision by Britt Salvesen( Book )
4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"Surveying more than 175 years of innovation and experimentation, this volume evokes the wonder and excitement of 3D media with over 200 illustrations of artworks, photographs, pop culture ephemera, and more. Each book includes a pair of anaglyph glasses and a stereo card viewer, allowing the reader to conjure amazing virtual images."--Publisher's description
Van Gogh en Gauguin : het atelier van het zuiden by Douglas W Druick( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van de negen weken in 1888 waarin Van Gogh (1853-1890) en Gauguin (1848-1903) in Arles intensief samenwerkten
You can't spell America without Eric : Eric Payson ; essay by Britt Salvesen by Eric Payson( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Seurat : a Sunday on La Grande Jatte ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
סלווסן, בריט
סלוסן, בריט
English (114)
French (12)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
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