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Nicholson, Ben 1894-1982

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Works: 500 works in 1,186 publications in 4 languages and 11,244 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Biographical films  Records and correspondence  Slides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Illustrator, Other, Honoree, Artist, Instrumentalist, Creator, Engraver
Classifications: ND497.N58, 759.2
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Circle; international survey of constructive art by Leslie Martin( Book )

29 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met essays van: Piet Mondriaan, Winifred Dacre, Herbert Read, Le Corbusier, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, J.D.Bernal, J.M. Richards, Maxwell Fry, Marcel Breuer, Richard J. Neutra, Alberto Sartoris, J.L. Martin, S. Giedion, Walter Gropius, Leonide Massine, L. Moholy-Nagy, Jan Tschichold, Karel Honzig, Lewis Mumford
Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic, classical, baroque, naive, primitive, abstract, surrealist, mechanistic, modernist, English and international are adjectives which have, at various times, been applied to the art of Ben Nicholson. The variety of expression he achieved throughout a long career stemmed from a lively and daring mind, which gave rise to an art of intense human interest as well as great sensitivity and precision. In the 1930s Nicholson was a pivotal figure in the Parisian and London avant-garde, and in the 1950s he was hailed by international critics and curators as one the leading artists of his generation. Friend of Braque, Helion, Gabo, Arp, Calder, Giacometti and Mondrian, Nicholson was the primary force behind the emergence of geometric abstraction in England and its alliance with contemporary architecture. His sense of structure, his response to the environment and his treatment of light and colour all had a far-reaching impact on British art. Nicholson is one of the greatest English artists of this century. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition of his work held at the Tate Gallery, sheds new light on his achievements and his life. All the works in the exhibition are described and analysed and there are ten essays on different aspects of Nicholson's art, each of which draws upon new material and brings a new understanding to his work. A detailed chronology charts the ups and downs of Nicholson's life and progress through two world wars and three marriages, while an extensive bibliography provides an invaluable tool for further research
Ben Nicholson : drawings and painted reliefs by Peter Khoroche( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though it gives an account of his entire career, this book is the first to focus on the works of Ben Nicholson's artistic maturity - the drawings and painted reliefs made between 1950 and 1975. Together with the white reliefs of 1934-9, these are the works by which he himself wished to be judged."--Jacket
Ben Nicholson by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson in England : a continuous line by Ben Nicholson( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was one of the most radical British artists of the twentieth century and the leader of the modern movement in Britain between the wars. Most famous for his abstract paintings and reliefs of the 1930s, Nicholson began as a figurative painter and had a deep and enduring relationship with the English landscape. Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book explores Nicholson's career from 1920 to when he left Britain to live in Switzerland in 1958. It concentrates on three periods and groups of work that have been neglected for many years: landscapes made in Cumberland and Cornwall in the late 1920S; landscapes, abstract paintings and reliefs made alongside each other in St. Ives during World War II; and the Cubist still-lifes made between 1945-58 that secured Nicholson's international reputation. Essays by leading critics and extensive illustrations cast both Nicholson and British art of the period in a new light."--Jacket
Ben Nicholson, the years of experiment, 1919-39 by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondrian/Nicholson : in parallel by Piet Mondrian( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book accompanies an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, that will be the first to offer a comprehensive account of the parallel artistic paths charted by Mondrian and Nicholson during this remarkable decade. It will bring together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aesthetic and spiritual power. Exhibition: Courtauld Gallery, London (02.-05.2012)
Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his experimental works of the 1920s to his celebrated relief carvings and later 'baroque' still lives, Ben Nicholson was a pioneering and influential figure, whose style combined clarity of vision with a sense of rhythm, tone and colour
Paintings, reliefs, drawings by Ben Nicholson( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by Ben Nicholson( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, reliefs, drawings by Ben Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1956 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arp, Bissier, Nicholson, Tobey by Galerie Beyeler( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by England) Helly Nahmad Gallery (London( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson : 1894-1982 by John Read( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life and work of this English artist. The influence he had on 20th century art are discussed by those who knew him and his work
Ben Nicholson : [Ausstellung] Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zürich, 3. Januar bis 7. Februar 1959 by Galerie Charles Lienhard( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson, drawings : June-July 1970 by Ben Nicholson( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson : twelve new works, June 1967. [Exhibition] Marlborough Fine Art, ltd., [and] Marlborough New London Gallery by Ben Nicholson( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Winifred : letters to Winifred and Ben Nicholson, 1926-1930 by Christopher Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friend of Diaghilev, Cocteau and Picasso, Christopher Wood was a darling of the English modernist movement. He was a friend of Ben Nicholson and with him 'discovered' the primitive painter Alfred Wallis. His suicide at the age of 29 robbed the art world of a rising star. Wood's extensive correspondence with Winifred Nicholson forms one of the most important elements in an understanding of the man and his art during the last, and most productive, years of his brief life. With an intensity which matches the pace of work in his last four years, Wood's words present both an extraordinary self portrait, and that of a deep and supportive friendship. Winifred's replies have not survived, but the scope, honesty and freshness of Wood's writing clearly reflects the inestimable importance of both Winifred and Ben Nicholson to his life and art in the late 1920s."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson British painter

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Ben Nicholson englischer Maler und Objektkünstler

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Ben Nikolson

Nicholson, Ben 1894-

Nicholson Benjamin

Nicholson, Benjamin, 1894-1982

Nicholson Benjamin Lauder

Nicholson, Benjamin Lauder, 1894-1982

Николсон, Бен

בן ניקולסון

בן ניקולסון צייר בריטי

ニコルソン, ベン

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English (283)

German (13)

French (1)

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