Category: Biographies Of Artists Architects Photographers

Künstlerische Berufung und sozialer Status: Otto Ludwig by Hans P. Baumeister

By Hans P. Baumeister

Am Beispiel Otto Ludwigs kommt eine wesentliche Schwäche heutiger Diskussionen über literarische Theorien ans Tageslicht: die mangelnde historische Fixierung poetologischer Programme. Damit ist nicht nur der genaue Zeitpunkt des Entstehens gemeint, vielmehr soll mit Fixierung das geschichtliche Diskussionsergebnis - als welches sich eine Theorie immer darstellt - umrissen werden. Bei Ludwig würde sich zeigen, dass seine Theorie - in ihren historischen Zusammenhang gestellt - mit Belanglosigkeiten durchsetzt ist, sodass guy von einem ästhetischen Programm kaum reden kann. In dem Buch wird zu verdeutlichen versucht, dass seine Aufzeichnungen zur Literatur allenfalls von Interesse sind, wenn guy sie sozialwissenschaftlich aufarbeitet und sie dann in Beziehung zu seiner persönlichen und literarischen Umwelt setzt.

Dann erscheint Otto Ludwig als Kleinbürger, der inspiriert wird vom zeitgenössischen photograph des Schriftstellers, der sich speedy ausschließlich von der Autorität der im Kulturleben Etablierten leiten lässt und dessen Licht zu Lebzeiten einzig in die heimatliche Provinz leuchtet.

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A north light: Twenty-five years in a municipal art gallery by John Hewitt,Frank Ferguson,Kathryn White

By John Hewitt,Frank Ferguson,Kathryn White

A North mild – John Hewitt’s personal account of his existence in Northern eire from his early years till his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957 – offers a desirable glimpse into his organization with key figures from the literary and paintings international, together with W.B. Yeats, George Orwell, Brendan Behan, Colin Middleton and John Luke.

It information Hewitt’s occupation within the Belfast Museum and artwork Gallery; the evolution of his serious and literary pondering; his quest for identification and inventive house; and it voices his maverick political beliefs on his homeland.

This hitherto-unpublished textual content, essentially the most expected Irish memoirs of the 20 th century, can be priceless to these attracted to Hewitt’s success, paintings and legacy and to these wishing to realize an perception into Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Frank Ferguson and Kathryn White are either teachers within the college of English and heritage on the college of Ulster and are either concerned with the Ulster Poetry Project.

‘A North mild offers attention-grabbing perception into the lifestyles and critiques of John Hewitt and his time operating on the Ulster Museum’, John Montague, Irish instances (January 2014).

‘The booklet of John Hewitt’s autobiography is a reason for party … the textual content offers a few interesting, and infrequently recorded, insights into the cultural panorama of Northern eire within the first half the 20 th century … the tone is uncensored and reflective … For lovers of Irish artwork, the textual content confirms Hewitt’s function because the such a lot influential Northern curator and critic of the Modernist interval … finally, this e-book is important since it is helping to verify that Hewitt’s impression used to be no longer simply literary. right here, he is taking his position along Thomas MacGreevey and James White as one of many few severe commentators on Irish art', Riann Coulter, Irish Arts overview (Autumn 2013).
‘A beneficial and well timed perception … this ebook, edited with meticulous care by way of Frank Ferguson and Kathryn White, essentially indicates Hewitt himself as a much-travelled, well-read, enthusiastic paintings lover with an self sufficient spirit and feel of dissent that brings a few shock in its wake … Hewitt’s poetry and prose, together with this most vital account of his specialist lifestyles as a curator and poet, justifies the declare made by means of Frank Ormsby and Michael Longley, editors of his chosen Poems, that Hewitt was once the forerunner, “the prophetic predecessor of the so-called Ulster Renaissance”', Gerald Dawe, Dublin assessment of Books (April 2014).

‘A North mild isn’t as regards to doings and dealings in a municipal artwork gallery (Belfast), as its subtitle implies, yet provides as much as an educated remark on cultural, social and political opinions within the North of eire through the heart a part of the 20th century … it truly is ample in insights into the modus operandi of a benign, free-thinking and proficient person, in situations now not conducive to any form of cultural efflorescence', Patricia Craig, TLS (December 2013).

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The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (Dover Fine Art, History of by Salvador Dali

By Salvador Dali

Painter, clothier, and filmmaker Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) used to be essentially the most colourful and debatable figures in 20th-century paintings. A pioneer of Surrealism, he was once either praised and reviled for the unconscious imagery he projected into his work, which he occasionally known as "hand-painted dream photographs."
This early autobiography, which takes him via his past due thirties, is as startling and unpredictable as his paintings. it really is beautifully illustrated with over eighty images of Dalí and his works, and ratings of Dalí drawings and sketches. On its first e-book, the reviewer of Books saw: "It is very unlikely to not appreciate this painter as author. As a complete, he . . . communicates the snobbishness, self-adoration, comedy, seriousness, fanaticism, briefly the concept that of lifestyles and the whole photograph of himself he units out to portray."
Dalí's flamboyant self-portrait starts off together with his earliest memories and ends on the top of his earliest successes. His tantalizing bankruptcy titles and headnotes — between them "Intra-Uterine Memories," "Apprenticeship to Glory," "Permanent Expulsion from the college of good Arts," "Dandyism and Prison," "I am Disowned by way of my Family," "My Participation and my place within the Surrealist Revolution," and "Discovery of the gear for Photographing suggestion" — merely trace on the compelling revelations to come.
Here are interesting glimpses of the bright, bold, and relentlessly self-promoting artist who designed theater units, store interiors, and jewellery as with no trouble as he made surrealistic work and flicks. here's the brain that can envision and create with nice technical virtuosity photographs of serene Raphaelesque attractiveness one second and nightmarish landscapes of sentimental watches, burning giraffes, and fly-covered carcasses the following. For a person drawn to 20th-century artwork and one among its such a lot talented and charismatic figures, The mystery lifetime of Salvador Dalí is needs to reading.

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A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter by Wayne Larsen

By Wayne Larsen

Alexander younger Jackson (1882-1974) is a reputation that immediately evokes pictures of our rugged northern panorama and the arguable workforce of 7. this is often the first-ever full-length biography of 1 of Canada’s so much liked characters, and the 1st to envision in a single e-book the artist, outdoorsman, soldier, instructor, debater, author, and outspoken defender of recent paintings.

Jackson spent approximately seventy years traveling Canada on a lifelong quest to, rendering his impressions of its various personality on canvas and selling a colourful, uniquely Canadian sort of portray. From southern Alberta to Ellesmere Island, from Newfoundland to Northern British Columbia, he lined extra floor than the other artist – scoffing at harsh climate and antagonistic feedback alongside the best way.

A.Y. Jackson takes readers on a trip via Jackson’s struggles and triumphs, from his adolescence in Victorian-era Montreal via his ultimate years as a dwelling legend of Canadian paintings who suggestion not anything of camping out in a tent on Baffin Island at age eighty two.

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning by Elizabeth Partridge,Dorothea Lange

By Elizabeth Partridge,Dorothea Lange

this pretty quantity celebrates one of many 20th century's most crucial photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by way of an authoritative biographical essay via Elizabeth Partridge (Lange's goddaughter), the e-book is going directly to show off Lange's paintings in over 100 excellent plates. Dorothea Lange is the single career-spanning monograph of this significant photographer's oeuvre in print, and lines pictures starting from her iconic Depression-era photo "Migrant mom" to lesser-known photographs from her international travels later in lifestyles. offered because the significant other ebook to a PBS American Masters episode that would air in 2014, this gorgeous publication bargains an intimate and exceptional view into the existence and paintings of 1 of our so much loved documentary photographers.

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Auf Freiheit zugeschnitten: Emilie Flöge: Modeschöpferin und by Margret Greiner

By Margret Greiner

15 Jahre vor Coco Chanel befreite Emilie Flöge die Frauen von Korsett und Mieder. Gemeinsam mit ihren zwei Schwestern betrieb sie den "Salon Flöge“ in Wien: Wer gesellschaftlich etwas auf sich hielt, ließ sich ein Haus von Josef Hoffmann bauen und einrichten, die Dame des Hauses von Klimt malen und von Emilie Flöge einkleiden. Adele Bloch-Bauer, Margarete Wittgenstein-Stonborough, Berta Zuckerkandl und Clarisse Rothschild liebten ihren bahnbrechenden neuen Stil.
In shape eines spannenden Romans erzählt Margret Greiner das Leben der Emilie Flöge, die Gustav Klimt als junges Mädchen kennenlernte und die dem schwierigen und extravaganten Künstler bis zu seinem Tod eine verlässliche Gefährtin jenseits einer konventionellen Liebesbeziehung struggle. Die Biografie zeichnet vor allem das Bild einer Frau, die unbeirrt ihren Weg ging und, beruflich äußerst erfolgreich, einen völlig neuen, "secessionistischen“ Mode-Stil kreierte.
Ihre für die damalige Zeit ungewöhnliche finanzielle Unabhängigkeit ermöglichte ihr auch eine selbstbestimmte Gestaltung ihres Privatlebens. Sie heiratete nie, blieb in freier Entscheidung kinderlos, verweigerte sich allen Rollenklischees.
Das Buch basiert auf den Erkenntnissen der gegenwärtigen Forschung, geht aber über das rein Faktische hinaus und zeichnet in einer Mischform aus Roman und Dokumentarbericht das Lebensbild dieser außergewöhnlichen Frau.

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Stefan Lorant: Godfather of Photojournalism by Michael Hallett

By Michael Hallett

Hungarian-born Stefan Lorant's paintings as a visible and literary editor allowed him to pioneer and boost the genré of picture-based journalism at a interval that observed the emergence of contemporary mass communications. Lorant grew to become a guiding strength on a global scale, disseminating his rules and political wisdom all through Europe within the late-twenties and thirties by way of operating in Hungary, Germany, and England. His cutting edge layouts, his "exclusive" interviews and his thirst for wisdom grew to become a well-known a part of hundreds of thousands of daily lives, principally in the course of the pages of his personal creations and particularly the mythical Picture Post. finally his sphere of impression unfold to the USA the place he brought the concept that of the pictorial biography. His imaginative and prescient of images as a documentary medium encouraged Life and Look magazines and prepared the ground for the eventual emergence of the tv documentary. For this he has develop into famous as "the godfather" of photojournalism.

Lorant's paintings enlightened the area - but his personal international used to be shrouded with darkness. His mystery earlier, hidden all through his lifetime, unearths the altering perspective of sexual politics because it advanced in the course of the century. His serial womanizing and scandalous amorous affairs offer perception into the sad alliance among his sexual success and highbrow frustration, his looking out in others for what he couldn't locate inside himself.

Michael Hallett first interviewed Stefan Lorant in overdue 1990 and spent the next years discovering and interviewing his topic. Hallett examines Lorant's public photograph, his large ego, his manipulative nature, and his devious love of subterfuge and confusion. Hallett additionally finds Lorant's heat, his generosity, his callousness, his passions and his notable humanity. This biography encompasses the 20 th century, whereas concentrating on the emergence of recent mass communications all through Europe and the U.S.. also there's a small yet key part that highlights Lorant's pl

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Humphrey Jennings (British Film Makers MUP) by Keith Beattie

By Keith Beattie

Humphrey Jennings has been defined because the basically genuine poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary movies are awesome files of england at peace and conflict, and his diversity of representational methods transcended approved notions of wartime propaganda and revised the stern codes of British documentary movie of the Nineteen Thirties and 1940s.

Poet, propagandist, surrealist and documentary filmmaker - Jennings' paintings embodies a good mixture of startling apprehension, own expression and representational innovation. This publication rigorously examines and expertly explains the important elements of Jennings' most vital movies, and considers the relevance of his filmmaking to British cinema and modern experience.

Films analysed contain 'Spare Time', 'Words for Battle',' hearken to Britain', 'Fires have been Started', 'The Silent Village', 'A Diary for Timothy' and 'Family Portrait'.

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Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz by Cynthia Carr

By Cynthia Carr

"[Fire within the Belly is] unimprovable as a biography-thorough, measured, superbly written, loving yet no longer uncritical-as a focused background of his occasions, and as a memorial.” -Luc Sante, Bookforum

David Wojnarowicz was once an abused baby, a youngster runaway who slightly comprehensive highschool, yet he emerged as probably the most vital voices of his new release. He chanced on his tribe in New York's East Village, a local famous within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s for medicines, blight, and a burgeoning paintings scene. His creativity spilled out in work, photos, motion pictures, texts, installations, and in his existence and its recounting-creating a kind of mythos round himself. His circle of East Village artists moved into the nationwide highlight simply because the AIDS plague begun its devastating strengthen, and as right-wing tradition warriors reared their heads. As Wojnarowicz's popularity as an artist grew, so did his attractiveness as an agitator-because he dealt so overtly together with his homosexuality, so angrily together with his situations as somebody With AIDS, and so fiercely along with his would-be censors.

Fire within the Belly is the untold tale of a polarizing determine at a pivotal second in American culture-and probably the most hugely acclaimed biographies of the year.

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