Best Selling Books by Maurice Berger

Maurice Berger is the author of For All the World to See (2010), How Art Becomes History (1992), White Lies (2000), the second trojan (1965) and other 20 books.

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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."

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

White Lies

release date: Apr 28, 2000

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.

Labyrinths

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Labyrinths
Om den amerikanske billedhugger, som er en af de ledende repræsentanter for minimal art

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
"Coinciding with 'The snow day's' 50th anniversary, this book features illustrations of Mr. Keats along with essays by Claudia J. Nahson and Maurice Berger discussing Keats' Jewish background, his advocacy of civil rights, his art and his influence"--Dust jacket flap.

Deborah Kass, the Warhol Project

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

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.

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.

The Transportation of Place

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

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.

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

Past Imperfect

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Past Imperfect
Museums are made to be looked at by others, but what happens when a museum looks at itself? Donna De Salvo has choreographed just such an event in Past Imperfect: A Museum Looks at Itself, an admirably ambitious exhibition that excavates the pictures, powers, objects, and objections that comprise and construct a cultural institution.

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.

Minimal Politics

release date: Jan 01, 1997

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.

Environmental Terror

release date: Jan 01, 1992

Masterworks of the Jewish Museum

release date: Jan 01, 2004

Modigliani

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Modigliani
- This book is the catalogue for a major exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York (May 21 to September 19, 2004); the Art Gallery of Ontario (October 23, 2004 to January 23, 2005); and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (February 19 to May 29, 2005).- Published in association with The Jewish Museum, New York
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