WorldCat Identities

Matter, Herbert 1907-1984

Overview
Works: 140 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 2,210 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Filmed dance  Ethnographic films  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Cinematographer , Illustrator, Other, Photographer, Artist, Director
Classifications: N6853.G5, 709.24
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Alberto Giacometti by Herbert Matter( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollock matters( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pollock Matters explores, for the first time, the personal and artistic interrelationship between American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock and noted Swiss-born photographer and graphic designer Herbert Matter. Featuring visual and documentary evidence in over 100 illustrations, this book demonstrates a critically important chain of influence between these two creative individuals not considered in previous studies of their respective careers. The book reveals the crucial role that Herbert Matters' technical innovations played in Pollock's radical artistic conception of "energy made visible." Also presented, with scientific analyses of their paints, are a previously unknown body of small drip paintings labeled by Herbert Matter as "Jackson experimental (gift + purchase).""--Jacket
The Spirit moves : a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986 by Mura Dehn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950s: "Part 2 features footage of dancing by the general public ... [including] Al Minns and Leon James. Dances in Part 2 include Bebop, Lindy, Shim Sham, Charleston, and an aerial Lindy contest for the Harvest Moon Ball Championships"--Container
Homage to the book( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calder by Matter by Alexander Calder( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knoll au Louvre; catalog of the exhibition held at Pavillon de Marsan, Musée des arts décoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli, Paris, Jan. 12 to Mar. 12, 1972 by Inc Knoll International( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Matter : Foto-Grafiker, Sehformen der Zeit : das Werk der zwanziger und dreissiger Jahre by Herbert Matter( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanta Rao and her dancers of India : [souvenir program] with Kathakali dancers and musicians by Shanta Rao( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spirit moves( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a survey of 100 years of social dance created by Black Americans
Alberto Giacometti by Herbert Matter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spirit moves a history of Black social dance on film, 1900-1986( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950s: "Part 2 features footage of dancing by the general public... [including] Al Minns and Leon James. Dances in Part 2 include Bebop, Lindy, Shim Sham, Charleston, and an aerial Lindy contest for the Harvest Moon Ball Championships" -- Container
Vasily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : a retrospective exhibition by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of Calder( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation by Alexander Calder and Randy Matter of the works of Calder, suggesting an interconnection between movements in nature and the artist's mobiles
Alberto Giacometti photographié par Herbert Matter by Herbert Matter( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual language of Herbert Matter by Reto Caduff( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Matter designed a series of cutting-edge Swiss travel posters that won international acclaim for the pioneering use of photo-montage combined with type. Always striking a balance between fine art projects and commercial work, the taciturn designer found his own unique language. He was inspired by Russian constructivists and taught by artists in Paris in the late 20s. With his photography he was adept in documenting the early furniture of Charles and Ray Eames, creating covers for Vogue, as well as documenting his artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alberto Giacometti. As a filmmaker, he directed a critically acclaimed film "Works of Calder" about his good friend Alexander Calder, with music composed by John Cage. Later in life he was a professor for photography and graphic design at Yale University. In today's commercialized and oversaturated world, this documentary lets luminaries such as Robert Frank, Massimo Vignelli, Alvin Eisenman, Steven Heller, Elaine Lustig Cohen and others explain why Matter still matters. Through never-before-seen footage, personal photography and stunning graphic design work, the film explores the social and cultural impact of his personal visual language that influenced a whole generation of designer and artists
Herbert Matter : [Engelberg - Amerika, 1907-1984] by Georg Dufner( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakometti( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pollock matters
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Alternative Names
Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter American photographer and graphic designer

Herbert Matter Amerikaans fotograaf (1907-1984)

Herbert Matter schweizerisch-amerikanischer Fotograf und Grafikdesigner

هربرت ماتر

マッター, ハーバート

Languages
English (69)

German (27)

French (4)

Japanese (2)