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Summary: Sculptor Allan Houser won international recognition for his depiction of the stoic, powerful figures of his Chiricahua Apache and Navajo families in wood, stone, and metal. This program follows Houser-also acclaimed for his murals and paintings-from quarry to studio, where he sculpts a face in marble, and to the Shidoni Foundry, where he casts a bronze head. The art of Houser, whose father was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Charles Loloma was one of the first Native American jewelers to use gold instead of silver and diamonds and other precious gems in addition to turquoise, coral, and shell. His innovative designs, so sculptural in quality, were internationally acclaimed. And his clients included celebrities, monarchs, and presidents. This program examines the work of Charles Loloma-and how the visionary behind...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program is a timeless retrospective on the life and career of Isamu Noguchi, whose binational heritage sent him back and forth between Japan and America seeking a new artistic synthesis. He started his career in Paris as Constantin Brancusi's apprentice. He made his name in New York. And, after World War II, he brought a fresh modernist wind to Japan, putting his mark on Japanese ceramics,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The word "YES" morphs into "NO." A man with a hat becomes a rabbit. A human face doubles as the space between two other faces. These are some of the visual challenges at the core of Markus Raetz's art-tricks that call into question the viewer's fundamental assumptions about reality, movement, and change. In this program, the Swiss artist allows cameras into his studio to record his creative...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Wichmann, Siegfried

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Lane 1985

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.034 WIC

Summary: This program examines the pottery of Grace Medicine Flower and her brother Joseph Lone Wolf, members of the renowned Tafoya family of Santa Clara Pueblo. They revived and expanded the traditional forms and techniques of their pre-Columbian ancestors, the Mimbres, to create exquisite works featuring abstract designs and emphasizing sgraffito and polychrome techniques. Together with their father,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The abstract geometric paintings of Helen Hardin beautifully illustrate the artist's struggle to depict aspects of her native heritage yet depart from the Santa Fe/Dorothy Dunn model of her predecessors-including her mother, the acclaimed Pablita Velarde. This program takes a close look at the work of a gifted Santa Clara painter and printmaker who acted almost as if she knew that her time to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Contents: 1. Painting / by Karl Ruhrberg. -- 2. Sculpture / by Manfred Schneckenburger -- New media / by Christiane Fricke -- Photography/ by Klaus Honnef.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taschen 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 ART 1

Summary: This text examines the collection of feminist art in the Museum of Modern Art. It features essays presenting a range of generational and cultural perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Museum of Modern Art 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 MOD

Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra.

Summary: The Musee d'Orsay contains one of the most magnificent collections of 19th- and early 20th-century art in the world. Limited to the years between 1848 and 1914, the collection showcases Impressionist and Postimpressionist favorites by Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Seurat, and Signac. In addition, Realist, Nabis, Symbolist, and Fauvist movements are represented in works by Millet, Gauguin,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barnes & Noble 2003

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709 BON

Summary: Its influences include comic books, B-movies, rock 'n' roll, surfing, hot rods, and Cold War imagery. Art historians call it Pop Surrealism; practitioners call it Lowbrow. With dozens of artist and gallery curator interviews, along with hundreds of examples, this program chronicles Lowbrow's evolution, its iconoclasm and often antagonistic relation to abstract expressionism, as well as the rise...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: From the immense golden sun of The Weather Project at the Tate Modern to his New York Waterfalls, Olafur Eliasson has created large-scale installations that situate viewers in the ambiguous zones between communal and individual awareness. Filmed over a period of five years, this program follows the Danish-Icelandic artist's work in locations around the world. English-language interviews with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Charming, Mercuria. Mystifying, Overpowering, the list of adjectives used to describe Anish Kapoor's installations and public sculptures seems endless. And yet, as varied as the responses to his work are, Kapoor has precise goals in mind for each piece, and his creative outlook, while certainly wide-ranging, is enriched by specific influences and traditions. This program follows the Indian-born...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Unconventional and "paradoxical" are two of the more common words people use to describe R. C. Gorman, an award-winning Navajo painter and printmaker who treats Native American subjects ranging from geometrics to nudes with a distinctly Mexican artistic sensibility. This program films the man The New York Times dubbed "The Picasso of American Indian Art" as he works, capturing his fascination...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga's influence on Japanese life as illustrated by cosplay bars, where people dress up as their favorite characters; manga kissa, 24/7 manga cafes; and Comicket, the twice-annual comics market that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The program also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: A quarter-century following the death of Abstract Expressionist firebrand Jackson Pollock, renowned critic Clement Greenberg and art historian T. J. Clark sat down to discuss the legendary painter's career, working methods, and legacy. This program documents their talk, focusing on Pollock's work from the mid-1940s onward and highlighting Greenberg's firsthand observations of the artist in his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg has played a role in the transformation of China's art world since the 1970s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHI

Summary: Promoted in its time as a celebration—or at least a fully informed study—of foreign ethnicities and customs, the 1900 World’s Fair is recognized today as a spectacle of Eurocentric myopia. This program lays bare that conceit as it interweaves archival photographs, film clips, and posters from the Fair with commentary from renowned art historians. Offerings from museum collections across the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Described as "the artful dodger meets Einstein meets an explosion in a sequin factory," public artist Martin Firrell specializes in large-scale digital projections onto iconic architecture-text messages that raise questions about faith, human rights, cultural diversity, and other subjects. Marking the first time that Firrell has allowed cameras into his creative process, this program follows...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Concerned primarily with the sociopolitical history of art, scholar T. J. Clark has, in the past, come into conflict with critic Michael Fried, a proponent of aesthetically based views of painting and sculpture. This program documents a discussion of two Jackson Pollock works in which Clark and Fried strive for common ground. Studying Lavender Mist, both commentators remark on the compressed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Professor Fred Orton of the University of Leeds has a long and distinguished history as an interpreter of Jasper Johns' work. In this program, Orton looks at Flag, the mid-1950s painting that established Johns as a central figure on the postmodern art landscape; he also closely examines one of the artist's most recent paintings, Catenary (Jacob's Ladder) Through his exploration of these works,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Ades, Dawn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Art Institute 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 ADE

Barnes, Julian

Summary: "An extraordinary collection--hawk-eyed and understanding--from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that...great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting....But it is a rare picture that stuns,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knope 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 709.03 BAR

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