New Release Books by Maurice Berger

Maurice Berger is the author of Revolution of the Eye (2014), For All the World to See (2010), Germany After the Armistice; A Report, Based on the Personal Testimony of Representative Germans, Co (2019), Intermarried (2014) and other 71 books.

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Revolution of the Eye

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Revolution of the Eye
An engaging exploration of the relationship between avant-garde art and American network television from the 1940s through the 1970s The aesthetics and concepts of modern art have influenced American television ever since its inception in the 1930s. In return, early television introduced the public to the latest trends in art and design. This engaging catalogue comprehensively examines the way avant-garde art shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the 1940s through the mid-1970s. It also addresses the larger cultural and social context of television. Artists, fascinated with the new medium and its technological possibilities, contributed to network programs and design campaigns, appeared on television to promote modern art, and explored, critiqued, or absorbed the new medium in their work. More than 150 illustrations reveal both sides of the dialogue between high art and television through a selection of graphic designs, ephemera, and stills from important television programs--from The Twilight Zone to Batman to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and more--as well as works by artists including Salvador Dalí, Lee Friedlander, Agnes Martin, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, and many others. Revolution of the Eye uncovers the cultural history of a medium whose powerful influence on our lives remains pervasive.

For All the World to See

release date: Apr 20, 2010
For All the World to See
"In collaboration with: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C."

Germany After the Armistice; A Report, Based on the Personal Testimony of Representative Germans, Co

release date: Mar 11, 2019
Germany After the Armistice; A Report, Based on the Personal Testimony of Representative Germans, Co
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Intermarried

release date: Jan 07, 2014
Intermarried
Following her award-winning monograph 5683 miles away, Yael Ben-Zion fixes her camera on another personal but politically charged theme: intermarriage. Ben-Zion initiated the project in 2009, inviting couples who define themselves as "mixed" to participate. Her own marriage "mixed," she was interested in the many challenges faced by couples who choose to share their lives regardless of their different origins, ethnicities, races, or religions. Through layered images and revealing texts--including excerpts from a questionnaire she asked her subjects to fill out--Intermarried weaves together fragments of reality to compose a subtle narrative that deals with the multifaceted issues posed by intermarriage.

Dana Hoey

release date: Jan 01, 2010

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher
"This exhibition and catalog present the first examination of the portrait photographs of Andrea Robbins and Max Becher. The artists' portraits - like their radical landscapes and city-scenes - are powerfully evocative, boldly subverting our expectations of the discipline of portraiture: Rather than "capturing" the visual essence of a sitter, they reveal identity to be multifarious, transitive, and culturally and historically bound. Robbins and Becher capture their subjects in ways that transform, enhance, and accentuate social and cultural meaning, They do so with the full complicity and respect of the people they photograph. They spend weeks living with each community they document. They immerse themselves in the stories of its citizens and history. They interview its residents and participate in their rituals and customs. They photograph them in various, active stages of work, play, and home life. Most important, they allow their subjects to represent themselves not only as they would like to be seen, but also in ways that illuminate the complexity of their humanity. By seeing identity as volatile, mutable, and contingent, these improbable portraits remind us that who we are is as much a matter of choice as destiny."--BOOK JACKET.

Gary Simmons

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Gary Simmons
Essays by Thelma Golden, Maurice Berger. Interview by Franklin Sirmans.

Kusho

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Kusho
Shinichi Maruyama exemplifies the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi-the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. In his work, he captures the underlying principle of energetic interactions between forms. The artist first started halting the passage of time through images of suspended liquids forms intending to collide in mid-air. In his series Nudes, Maruyama has more recently collaborated with dancers to create a sense of motion in a single photograph, through layering different frames. In its spatial illusionism and meticulous details, he inevitably points to a vortex of visual forms and sensations, where spontaneity and control stand in perfect balance. The artist's status lies in his ability to create a new abstract visual language that generates motion and stillness in perpetuum.

White Lies

release date: Apr 28, 2000

Action/abstraction

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Action/abstraction
The abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Lee Krasner, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, and others revolutionized the art world in the 1940s and 1950s and continue to inspire passionate arguments to this day. What were these artists trying to achieve? Who were the critical voices of the time that rallied public interest in Abstract Expressionism and sparked rancorous debate? Drawing on recent critical, historical, and biographical work, this lavishly illustrated book offers a sharp new focus on a pivotal art movement. It also presents an extensive commentary on the two most influential critics of postwar American art—Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg—whose powerful views shaped perceptions of Abstract Expressionism and other contemporary art movements. In one essay, Norman L. Kleeblatt traces the influence of Abstract Expressionism into the mid-1970s and examines its connection to subsequent art styles. Other essays range from the literary and intellectual culture of New York during that period and an analysis of sculpture and representation to a discussion of Jewish issues in relation to postwar American Art. In addition, the book features a magisterial essay by eminent critic Irving Sandler and a copiously illustrated cultural timeline by Maurice Berger.

The Transportation of Place

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Transportation of Place
Essays by Maurice Berger and Lucy Lippard.

Fred Wilson

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Fred Wilson
Edited by John Alan Farmer and Antonia Gardner. Essays by Maurice Berger, Jennifer Gonzalez.

Modigliani

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Modigliani
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is one of the best known - and most misunderstood - artists of the twentieth century. His incisive portraits, erotically charged nudes, elegant drawings of caryatids, and primitivistic sculpture have been admired for decades. Modigliani's work, however, has typically been examined in the limited context of his so-called bohemian, anti-intellectual lifestyle. This book revises this approach toward Modigliani's art, presenting a revisionist examination of the unique historical, social, religious, and cultural significance of his oeuvre. Modigliani: Beyond the Myth looks at the artist and his art from a variety of important perspectives: his proud heritage as a Sephardic Jew, whose spirituality embraced non-Western, classical, and Christian iconography while retaining its own ethnic identity; his critical engagement and melding of tribal and ethnographic art with Judaism in his portraiture; the representation of the female nude in his works from a feminist cultural perspective; the remarkable reception of his work in Italy after his death, and the failure of traditional art history to account for or analyze these important aspects of his life and work.

Alexis Rockman

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman's Manifest Destiny translates into haunting yet inspiring simplicity the environmental crisis of global warming. In conjunction with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion in April 2004, the distinguished American artist Rockman (born 1962) was commissioned to paint a visionary 8-by-24-foot mural about the distant future boroughs. Rockman's project suggests what geological, botanical and zoological changes might transpire in the ecosystem of the area thousands or even millions of years ahead. Believing that the past provides clues to the future, Rockman drew from the museum's historical paintings collection for source material, including such works as Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), a monumental Hudson River School landscape. The artist is also not without humor--humans may have drowned Brooklyn, but the world survives, and here and there, life's indomitable spirit prevails. On top of a floating oil drum, its antennae rapt with attention, is that ineradicable symbol of eternity--the cockroach. This book looks at preliminary drawings and research by the artist for Manifest Destiny and contains a full-color foldout image of the mural.

Masterworks of the Jewish Museum

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Masterworks of the Jewish Museum
Yale University Press is pleased to announce a new exclusive publishing agreement with The Jewish Museum. This beautifully illustrated book explores the culture, history, and beliefs of the Jewish people by presenting an extraordinary selection of works from the collection of The Jewish Museum, New York. Ranging from antiquity to the present day, these artworks and ritual objects include a fourth-century glass vessel and ancient burial plaques; exquisite Torah decorations and marriage contracts; stunningly ornate Hanukkah lamps and spice containers; beautiful paintings and prints by such artists as Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Marc Chagall, and Ben Shahn; striking contemporary works by Leonard Baskin, Sol LeWitt, George Segal, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and many others; and selections of video and still images from television and film, ranging from documentaries and dramas to situation comedies. Museum, followed by a superb range of artworks grouped thematically in categories such as memory and history; spirituality and faith; society, politics, and community; text and representation; and television and culture. Each work is accompanied by a short essay providing description and interpretation. Together the reproductions and lively text tell the fascinating story of how Jewish culture has evolved through the centuries and across continents.

Civil Rights Now

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Face Value

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Face Value
"What is a portrait today?" is the defining question of this volume. Essays by such leading scholars and critics as Maurice Berger, Kenneth E. Silver, Max Kozloff, and Michele Wallace propose fascinating answers, framing portraiture through its age-old kinship with status and wealth; its employ in fashion, politics, and advertising; and its current association with issues of identity. The catalogue also explores the seemingly quixotic rebirth of studied portraiture in an age of instant image-making; the philosophical difficulties inherent in capturing individual 'essence'; and why portraits of individuals have such cachet in mass-audience advertising.

Andy Warhol

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Andy Warhol
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., June 17 through September 21, 2000.

Deborah Kass, the Warhol Project

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Deborah Kass, the Warhol Project
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-102).

Minimal Politics

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Notes in Time

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Notes in Time
Artwork by Leon Golub, Nancy Spero. Edited by Maurice Berger. Text by Jo Anna Isaak.

Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965
Published on the occasion of exhibition of same name.

Neo-Dada

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Neo-Dada
The ironic wit, the challenging images, and the experimental methods of the renegade artists of the late 1950s and early 1960s are closely examined, offering a fresh view of the many manifestations of the art that was once considered a movement. The works of the original Dadaists, Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters, are introduced as the main influences on the younger artists' own readymades, found objects, detritus, environmental, and performance pieces. The diverse works of Arman, Jasper Johns, Allan Kaprow, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely, among others, are discussed, linking the previously unconnected movements of Pop Art, Fluxus, and Nouveau Realisme in the first catalogue to focus on this powerful and provocative phenomenon.

How Art Becomes History

release date: May 12, 1992
How Art Becomes History
"These essays on American art and culture explore overlapping social, political, cultural and aesthetic issues of post-New Deal America. The book discusses some of the pioneering developments in art history and cultural studies, from the dissolution of formalism in the late 1960s to the reemergence of Marxism in the 1970s and the infusion of semiotic, feminist, psychoanalytical and racial issues in the 1980s. Also covered is the expanding range of interest of art history into examinations of the social, aesthetic and political implications of popular culture." "The subjects include the FSA photography project; the racial and cultural politics of the museum; the 1964 World's Fair; artists' representations of the Vietnam War; sexual liberation and avant-garde film of the 1960s; and the political function of artists' writings in the 1980s." "Maurice Berger explains the very special nature of American culture from the 1930s to the present, centering on the way in which the 1960s witnessed both a culmination of the New Deal vision and a rejection of these older values in the form of a radical counterculture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sociology Biographcl Appr 2e

Sociology Biographcl Appr 2e
Basic sociological concepts and perspectives are emphasized while examining key stages of social development in an individual

Izhar Patkin the Making of the Black Paintings

release date: Apr 18, 2020
Izhar Patkin the Making of the Black Paintings
Izhar Patkin: The Making of The Black Paintings is an exhibition catalog that explores three early bodies of work by artist Izhar Patkin: "The Blacking Paintings" (1985-86), "The Meta Bride" (1982-83), and "Norman: The Average American Male" (1981). Patkin's virtuosic "The Black Paintings," a painterly adaption of a play by Jean Genet, is one of the most significant and inventive works to come out of the East Village in the 80s. An immersive room-size piece painted on black neoprene-rubber curtains, it expands upon the conventions of painting itself and also upon narrative, metaphor, installation art, and theatricality. The catalog concentrates on the development of Patkin's visual vocabulary culminating in the painting. The Museum of Modern Art acquired The Black Paintings in 1988, and they were shown at the Whitney Biennial in 1987 and last exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in 1990.

Labyrinths

release date: May 01, 1990
Labyrinths
Traces the career of the American sculptor, discusses the philosophical foundations of the work, and presents examples of his sculptures, installations, and environments
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