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Leiris, Michel 1901-1990

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Works: 747 works in 2,568 publications in 9 languages and 26,298 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Humor  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Interviews 
Subject Headings: Authors, French 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Other, Collaborator, Honoree, Commentator, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Scientific advisor, Author of dialog, Inscriber
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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African art by Michel Leiris( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
"Our knowledge of the arts of Africa, and of the circumstances in which they have been practised, is still very incomplete. Created over a period of several millennia in a vast range of techniques and materials , and extending to every field of human activity, African artefacts are newaly all essentially functional, but at the same time they can stand as pure works of art in their own right. The great dance masks of the secret societies, the carved ancestor figures, the beautiful bronze heads from Benin and the terracottas from Ife, the steatite bird-man from Zimbabwe - all these have a precise magico-religious function which in no way impairs their aesthetic value. In this book the authors have provided a detailed historical and aesthetic study fo the rich and varied panorama of African art. The first part of the book sets in context the historical relationship between the African and Western cultures, the aesthetic outlook of the African peoples and the place of Africa in the history of art generally. The second and third parts form a detailed account of the arts of Africa, considered first according to category, and then region by region. "--Amazon
Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )
40 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 745 libraries worldwide
"The painting of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) defines the shattered self-image of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and his wracked human figures are now basic to the twentieth century's visual lexicon. Clearing away all moral scaffolding, Bacon made room for what he called "the brutality of fact" to implode onto his canvases, paring back his subjects to animal function and bloodlust. In Bacon the figure is almost always isolated and pitched against an unforgiving interior lit only by a bare light bulb (one could write an interesting history of the light bulb in art, tracking its trajectory from, say, Van Gogh to Vuillard's lamplight, to the desolate hanging bulbs of Bacon and Philip Guston). Francis Bacon had few better critics of his work than himself - as witnessed in this superb statement of intent to David Sylvester: "What I want to do is distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance." But one of the few writers whose sensibility he trusted was the French author Michel Leiris. Leiris shared Bacon's feel for nerve-end acuity in art, as his great autobiography Manhood attests, and with Bacon's sanction, wrote the essay for Poligrafa's landmark monograph of 1987, which also included a selection of 240 key paintings made by Bacon himself. That volume, an essential text for Bacon fans and scholars, is here revised and reprinted for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )
31 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Race and culture by Michel Leiris( Book )
25 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and French and held by 509 libraries worldwide
La règle du jeu by Michel Leiris( Book )
48 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in French and Multiple languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
A travers ces textes réunis dans ce volume, M. Leiris livre quelques-uns de ses souvenirs et tente d'y voir plus clair en lui-même. Ils sont accompagnés d'un choix d'écrits divers (essais, entretiens, etc.) d'une chronologie, de notices et de notes
Mots sans mémoire. Simulacre. Le Point cardinal. Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses. Bagatelles végétales. Marrons sculptés pour Miró by Michel Leiris( Book )
46 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Publié en 1969, rassemble des textes écrits entre 1925 et 1961, parmi lesquels figure le célèbre "Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses", et révèle la nature du travail poétique de Leiris, attaché à définir le langage comme révélation de soi-même et des autres
Wifredo Lam by Max-Pol Fouchet( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Cinq études d'ethnologie by Michel Leiris( Book )
45 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in French and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Regard vers Alfred Métraux (p. 129-137)
Contacts de civilisations en Martinique et en Guadeloupe by Michel Leiris( Book )
32 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Le ruban au cou d'Olympia by Michel Leiris( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Langage tangage, ou, Ce que les mots me disent by Michel Leiris( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in French and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Deux parties : la première, intitulée Souple mantique et simples tics de glotte, est constituée de jeux de mots en formes de définitions de dictionnaire ; la seconde, Musique en texte et musique antitexte, où l'auteur explique sa passion de l'écriture
Aurora; roman by Michel Leiris( Book )
44 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Un roman de poète. L'oeuvre, publiée en 1946, appartient à la veine surréaliste de l'auteur, lequel a écrit en 1967 que la poésie était son "intérêt majeur"
L'Age d'homme. Précédé de De la littérature considérée comme une tauromachie by Michel Leiris( Book )
81 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Dans la période de grande licence qui suivit les hostilités, le jazz fut un signe de ralliement, un étendard orgiaque aux couleurs du moment. Il agissait magiquement et son mode d'influence peut être comparé à une possession. C'était le meilleur élément pour donner leur vrai sens à ces fêtes, un sens religieux, avec communion par la danse, l'érotisme latent ou manifesté, et la boisson, moyen le plus efficace de niveler le fossé qui sépare les individus les uns des autres dans toute espèce de réunion. " La prose de Leiris est une des plus belles qui soient aujourd'hui et il aura laissé quelques-unes des pages d'anthologie les plus solides que l'on puisse trouver chez les contemporains " (Roger Borderie)
Brisées by Michel Leiris( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )
16 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Catalog of a comprehensive exhibition of Glacometti's work organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965
Brisées = Broken branches by Michel Leiris( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Haut mal, suivi de Autres lancers by Michel Leiris( Book )
30 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in French and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Afrique noire, la création plastique by Michel Leiris( Book )
12 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 250 libraries worldwide
A cor et à cri by Michel Leiris( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in French and Undetermined and held by 244 libraries worldwide
La langue secrète des Dogons de Sanga (Soudan français) by Michel Leiris( Book )
22 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Leiris
Leiris, M. (Michel), 1901-1990
Leiris, Michel
レリス, ミシェル
Languages
French (563)
English (134)
Italian (15)
German (9)
Spanish (8)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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