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Shahn, Ben 1898-1969

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Works: 704 works in 1,417 publications in 6 languages and 28,053 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Poetry  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Costume designer, Set designer, Designer, Other, Honoree, Creator, Engraver
Classifications: ND237.S465, 759.13
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The shape of content by Ben Shahn( Book )
61 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
“Mr. Shahn sets forth his views on both the practice and the purposes of art with a clarity, cogency, and incisiveness that any professional writer might envy, and he manages to interweave with this a good deal of interesting material about his own development as an artist, as well as a running summary of his opinions on contemporary painting in general… The book is highly controversial…also highly stimulating."
Ben Shahn by John D Morse( Book )
16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
This excellent overview of Shahn's complicated life and work is extensively illustrated with photographs and reproductions, in black-and-white and color, of work from all phases of his 50-year career. Pohl, the author of Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954 ( LJ 8/89), details the early impact of the Sacco and Vanzetti case on Shahn's attitudes and examines the sociopolitical activism that continued throughout his life. Accompanying the illustrations are selections from Shahn's extensive writings on art and life, as well as an wide-ranging secondary source bibliography (compiled by Stephen Lee Taller) that includes writings by and interviews with the artist, exhibition reviews, and, most interestingly, a section on Shahn's illustrations. Recommended for collections of modern and American art. --Martin R. Kalfatovic, Natl. Museum of American Art/Natl. Portrait Gallery Lib., Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D.C
Ben Shahn, photographer : an album from the thirties by Ben Shahn( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn by Susan Chevlowe( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) has long been renowned for his Social Realist paintings of Depression-era America. Equally striking, however, are Shahn's extraordinary later works, which reveal a more introspective style as well as the evolution of a new allegorical and mythical pictorial language. This book combines beautiful reproductions of Shahn's art with essays by leading experts on his life and career to present a survey of his powerful and engaging mature style. The volume is published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, to commemorate the centenary of Shahn's birth
The photographic eye of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Over one hundred pictures selected from the collection of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard
The complete graphic works of Ben Shahn by Kenneth Wade Prescott( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Ben Shahn : an artist's life by Howard Greenfeld( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
During World War II, he produced some of the most striking end effective propaganda posters, before returning again to painting, always choosing subjects that touched a nerve and were just as often politically powerful. Shahn also entered the world of advertising, but completely on his own terms, and was respected for it. His life was always involved directly with his times, and he was a member of the intellectual community throughout his career, as well as a courageous political activist. His unique, unforgettable work won him shows in museums all over America, including the Museum of Modern Art. Ben Shahn is the first complete life of the artist, and it is illustrated throughout with his photographs, pictures, and paintings
November twenty-six, nineteen hundred sixty-three : poem by Wendell Berry( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Poem on the death of President Kennedy, lettered and illustrated by Ben Shahn
A boy of Old Prague by Sulamith Ish-Kishor( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Ignorant, superstitious, devout, and fearful, the peasant boy Tomaś is sent to be a bond servant to a Jewish family living in 16th century Prague. Slowly Tomaś learns to overcome his prejudices, only to be confronted by grim reality when mass hatred is directed against the Jewish community
Love and joy about letters by Ben Shahn( Book )
21 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Personal statement of an artist's love for his work, including his mastering of lettering. Many illustrations
Ben Shahn by Frances K Pohl( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 472 libraries worldwide
A Christmas story by Katherine Anne Porter( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Ben Shahn by James Thrall Soby( Book )
13 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Haggadah for Passover by Haggadah( Book )
11 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Hebrew and held by 423 libraries worldwide
A treasury of Yiddish stories by Irving Howe( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Short stories, proverbs, and folk-tales, traditional and modern
Inside Kasrilevke by Sholem Aleichem( Book )
6 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Ecclesiastes; or, the preacher by Ben Shahn( Book )
8 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )
2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
The biography of a painting by Ben Shahn( Book )
8 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Original text for Shahn's Charles Eliot Norton lecture for 1956
Prints and posters of Ben Shahn : 102 graphics, including 32 in full color by Ben Shahn( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A collection of over 100 graphics, which offer a comprehensive view of Shahn's prolific output
 
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Alternative Names
Ben Shahn
Ben Shahn americký fotograf a umělec
Ben Shahn Amerikaans kunstschilder
Ben Shahn amerikansk fotograf
Ben Shahn pittore e fotografo statunitense
Ben Shahn US-amerikanischer Maler und Grafiker
Šan, Binyamin 1898-1969
Shahn, Ben
Shahn, Ben 1898-1969
Shahn, Benjamin.
Shahn, Benjamin 1898-1969
Shan, Benjamin.
Shan, Benjamin 1898-1969
Шан, Бен американский художник и фотограф
בן שאן אמן אמריקאי
שאן, בנימין 1898-1969
שן, בנימין 1898-1969
بن شان عکاس آمریکایی
벤 샨
シャーン, ベン
ベン・シャーン
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