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Freedberg, David

Works: 168 works in 492 publications in 7 languages and 8,164 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs and collections  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, zxx, Dedicatee, Contributor, Secretary
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Most widely held works by David Freedberg
The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history by David Freedberg( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Some years ago, David Freedberg opened a dusty cupboard at Windsor Castle and discovered hundreds of vividly colored, masterfully precise drawings of all sorts of plants and animals from the Old and New Worlds. Coming upon thousands more drawings like them across Europe, Freedberg finally traced them all back to a little-known scientific organization from seventeenth-century Italy called the Academy of Linceans (or Lynxes). Founded by Prince Federico Cesi in 1603, the Linceans took as their task nothing less than the documentation and classification of all of nature in pictorial form. In this first book-length study of the Linceans to appear in English, Freedberg focuses especially on their unprecedented use of drawings based on microscopic observation and other new techniques of visualization. Where previous thinkers had classified objects based mainly on similarities of external appearance, the Linceans instead turned increasingly to sectioning, dissection, and observation of internal structures. They applied their new research techniques to an incredible variety of subjects, from the objects in the heavens studied by their most famous (and infamous) member Galileo Galilei--whom they supported at the most critical moments of his career--to the flora and fauna of Mexico, bees, fossils, and the reproduction of plants and fungi. But by demonstrating the inadequacy of surface structures for ordering the world, the Linceans unwittingly planted the seeds for the demise of their own favorite method--visual description-as a mode of scientific classification. Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, Eye of the Lynx uncovers a crucial episode in the development of visual representation and natural history. And perhaps as important, it offers readers a dazzling array of early modern drawings, from magnificently depicted birds and flowers to frogs in amber, monstrously misshapen citrus fruits, and more
The power of images : studies in the history and theory of response by David Freedberg( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was ground-breaking for its time because of Freedberg's insistence on a new? approach to the study of images that focused on writing biographies of particular images which highlighted the historical and locally constructed responses, and what those responses could tell us about the psychology of the human response to images generally, rather than the more "traditional" art-historical aesthetic analysis approach. "Power of Images" is organized thematically with topics such as versimiltude, iconoclasm, and desire played out in front of the eyes of particular representative images. One of best aspects of this book is how clearly Freedberg takes seriously the notion of "presence" in images. The biggest limitation of this book is that it is almost completely bereft of information on non-pre-Enlightenment-European-Christian images. Rather than recusing himself from treating say Thai amulets, Freedberg overextends his conclusions in an unfortunately totalizing metanarrative. To be specific, I disagree with his brief rejoinder aimed at Stanley Tambiah's "Buddhist Saints of the Forest and the Cult of Amulets," and generally, I think many of Freedberg's conclusions would map poorly onto Tibetan or Japanese sacred statuary. In conclusion, I would still highly recommend this as a first-book for someone who wants to either learn about how to begin thinking about (religious) imagery and our responses to it, or someone who is looking for a wealth of short biographies and references to information on some of the most famous European Christian images
Art in history, history in art : studies in seventeenth-century Dutch culture by Jochen Becker( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in History/History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture considers the potential for a reciprocally illuminating relationship between art history and history in light of recent methodological developments in both fields. The volume opens with contributions from a historian and an art historian; they examine the weaknesses of an art history without a social or economic history and lay the groundwork for the ensuing discussions of how the procedures and methods of each discipline may serve the aims of the other. A wide critique of approaches to the interpretation of realism in Dutch pictures forms the second section of the book. Included are critical views of recent iconographic developments, as well as contributions by a plant taxonomist and a marine historian. In the volume's third section new statistical and numerical models for the study of Dutch art in Dutch society are presented by three economic historians. The concluding essay provides a constructive critique of existing methodologies within each field. Art in History/History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture offers the most secure basis to date for future work on the interaction between the two disciplines and between the content of pictures and the cultures that produce them
The play of the unmentionable : an installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum by Joseph Kosuth( Book )

20 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the controversy over government funding for "obscene" works of art, internationally renowned conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth created "The Brooklyn Museum Collection: The Play of the Unmentionable," an exhibit about censorship at The Brooklyn Museum. His installation, one of the best-attended, most widely reviewed (and most controversial) of the year, juxtaposed works of art from throughout history that had been deemed politically, religiously, or sexually objectionable, with statements about the role of art in society by writers as diverse as Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Using artworks drawn from the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum, "The Play of the Unmentionable" showed graphically how public and institutional ideas of obscenity and artistic value have changed throughout history - and continue to change today. This handsome book documents the exhibit with twenty-one pages of color and more than a hundred duotone photographs, and is designed to recapture the installation's juxtapositions of artworks and texts. In a major essay, art historian David Freedburg offers a detailed analysis of the installation, setting it in both the context of America's "culture wars" of the late 1980s, and of Kosuth's career. The Brooklyn Museum's director, Robert Buck, and its creator of contemporary art, Charlotta Kotik, also add critical perspectives; and Kosuth himself articulately describes his objectives in an interview. The result is a book that both represents the work of a major contemporary artist and boldly steps into the middle of the most controversial arguments about art and culture in America today. -- from dust jacket
Rubens : the life of Christ after the Passion by David Freedberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch landscape prints of the seventeenth century by David Freedberg( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titian and Rubens : power, politics, and style by Hilliard T Goldfarb( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconoclasts and their motives by David Freedberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancers by Philip Trager( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconoclasm and painting in the revolt of the Netherlands, 1566-1609 by David Freedberg( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citrus fruit by David Freedberg( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil woods and other geological specimens by Andrew C Scott( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenn Brown : three exhibitions by Glenn Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rembrandt's changing impressions by Robert Fucci( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) manipulated his copperplates in unprecedented ways to achieve printed images that were often in flux. That many of the different results were circulated as finished works in their own right marked a new moment in the appreciation of printmaking and the collecting of prints in the seventeenth century.0Rembrandt was the first artist to treat the print medium as a means of crafting visibly changing images. He was also the first printmaker to fully explore the use of newly available Asian papers for their aesthetic and technical effects. Many of these variations were the outcome of Rembrandt’s intense and restless search for results that satisfied his artistic sense. 'Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions' highlights 18 of the artist’s most notably intriguing or dramatically altered prints. It gathers together 52 impressions from 14 different U.S. collections to best show the images in their circulated iterations. 0This is the first time in over 40 years that such an exhibition has been undertaken, and the new scholarship contributes much to a reinvigorated discussion. This publication reproduces all the works in the exhibition.00Exhibition: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York (09.09.-12.12.2015)
Fungi by David Norman Pegler( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A catalogue raisonné; drawings and prints in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the Institut de France, and other collections"--Preliminary page
El poder de las imágenes : estudios sobre la historia y la teoría de la respuesta by David Freedberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediante el análisis de una amplia gama de imágenes y de tratados de estética, el autor establece la recurrencia de las respuestas humanas ante las imágenes a lo largo del tiempo
Peter Paul Rubens : oil paintings and oil sketches by David Freedberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaw Collection is in the Southwest Room
The prints of Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Pieter Bruegel( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fungi by David Norman Pegler( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prints of Pieter Bruegel the Edler by David Freedberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history
The power of images : studies in the history and theory of responseArt in history, history in art : studies in seventeenth-century Dutch cultureThe play of the unmentionable : an installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn MuseumTitian and Rubens : power, politics, and styleFossil woods and other geological specimensGlenn Brown : three exhibitionsFungiEl poder de las imágenes : estudios sobre la historia y la teoría de la respuestaFungi
Alternative Names
David Freedberg American art historian

David Freedberg Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

David Freedberg historiador del arte estadounidense

Freedberg D.

Freedberg, David Adrian

Freedberg, David Adrian 1948-

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