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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi  

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(b Los Angeles, 17 Nov. 1904; d New York, 30 Dec. 1988).American sculptor and designer, the son of a Japanese father and an American mother, both of whom were writers. He grew up in Japan and often ...
Dodge, Adee

Dodge, Adee (17 June 1912)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...are thrilling and awe-inspiring. Dodge only sold paintings to those he felt appreciated the importance and significance of his artwork. His work was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Arizona State University, Tempe, commissioned him to paint several Administration Building murals. Bibliography D. Dunn : American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas (Albuquerque, NM, 1968) R. Henkes : Native American Painters of the Twentieth Century: The Works of 61 Artists (Jefferson, NC, 1995) P. Lester : “Adee Dodge,” The Biographical Directory of...

Noguchi, Isamu

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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...well as its expressive use of organic shapes. After the Second World War he became recognized as one of the leading sculptors of the day and from the 1960s he had many major commissions for public spaces that allowed him to fulfil his long-held ambition to combine Western modernism with Eastern traditions of contemplative art. A notable example is Hart Plaza, Detroit, with its huge Dodge Memorial Fountain ( 1972–9 ) in stainless steel and granite. Noguchi also had a distinguished career as a stage designer. There is a museum of his work in New...

Noguchi, Isamu

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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...Martha Graham. After the Second World War he became recognized internationally as one of the leading sculptors of the day and from the 1960s he had many major commissions for public spaces that allowed him to fulfil his long-held ambition to combine Western modernism with Eastern traditions of contemplative art. A notable example is Hart Plaza, Detroit ( 1975 ), with its huge Dodge Memorial Fountain in stainless steel and granite. Throughout his career he often returned to Japan and his work is regarded as a successful marriage of East and West. He...

Sterne, Maurice

Sterne, Maurice (1878–1957)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...sculpture, he traveled on to Egypt, India, Burma, and, finally, to Bali. Following his return to New York in 1915 , his Balinese paintings made his reputation and attracted the attention of Mabel Dodge (later Luhan ), to whom he found himself uneasily married in 1917 . Soon Sterne moved (alone) to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to paint indigenous Indians. After Dodge arrived at the end of that year to colonize New Mexico with her bohemian friends, she and Sterne quickly parted ways. (They divorced a few years later.) Later Sterne worked for long periods in Anticoli...

Richardson, Mary Curtis

Richardson, Mary Curtis (9 April 1848)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...Academy of Design (others followed in 1894 , 1910 and 1911 ), she received the Norman Dodge Prize for the best work by a woman artist. Among her other exhibitions were those of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago ( 1893 ) and the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco ( 1915 ), where she won a silver medal. Richardson, who came to be known as the “Mary Cassatt of the West,” traveled widely to execute many of her portrait commissions, but her permanent residence remained in the Bay Area—for many years in Oakland and then, from...

Sterne, Maurice

Sterne, Maurice (13 July 1878)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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... ( 1913–14 ; New York, Whitney). Through his brief marriage to patron Mabel Dodge ( 1879–1962 ) and his association with New York dealer Stephan Bourgeois ( 1881–1961 ), he sustained contact with avant-garde developments. After 1920 , however, his style moderated and his practice broadened to include monumental sculpture, such as the Rogers–Kennedy Memorial (stone with carved relief and bronze figures, h. c . 10 m, incl. base, 1929 ; Worcester, MA) and public mural commissions, for example Man's Struggle for Justice ( 1935 ; Washington, DC, US Dept...

Noguchi, Isamu

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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...of the day and from the 1960s he had many major commissions for public spaces that allowed him to fulfil his long-held ambition to combine Western modernism with Eastern traditions of contemplative art (he had begun designing sculptural gardens—as well as children's playgrounds—in the 1930s, but he had not had the opportunity to put them into practice). Examples of this type of work are the Water Garden at Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza, New York ( 1963 ), and Hart Plaza, Detroit ( 1975 ), with its huge Dodge Memorial Fountain in stainless steel and granite....

Gill, Irving

Gill, Irving (26 April 1870)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...have been erected piecemeal, for example the Fulford House, San Diego ( 1910 ). Yet neither size nor use determines expression. In this respect a complex such as the Bishop's School, La Jolla ( 1909–10 , 1916 ), is analogous with such substantial residences as the Walter Luther Dodge House, Los Angeles ( 1914–16 ), or with Gill's numerous experiments in low-cost housing, for instance Buena Vista Terrace, Sierra Madre ( 1910 ). Eschewing a hierarchy based on class or function was seen by Gill as a commitment to democratic values. At a time when the use of...

French art as objects of patronage and collecting

French art as objects of patronage and collecting   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...Royale, administering government commissions and controlling the Salon. After the iconoclasm of the Revolution there were many altarpieces and public monuments to be replaced, as well as scenes from ancien régime history to take the place of the Napoleonic decors in public buildings. State-sponsored works remained the mainstay of many painters until the end of the Second Empire. Such schemes as the Galerie des Batailles, commissioned by Louis-Philippe for Versailles, or the ceiling decorations for the Senate, commissioned by Napoleon III , were expensive...

Fuller, R. Buckminster

Fuller, R. Buckminster (12 July 1895)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...design continued until 1948 when he published designs for a car developed a few years earlier for the Kaiser Corporation. The Dymaxion bathroom ( 1937 ), a prefabricated pressed metal combined unit, begun at the Pierce Foundation, was not developed until he joined the Phelps Dodge Corporation as Assistant Director of Research ( 1936–8 ). A year studying world economic and material resources as a consultant to Fortune magazine followed before he set up the second Dymaxion company in 1941 and produced the Dymaxion Deployment Units in association with the...

Architecture

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...in this field was Albert Kahn, admired by Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier , designing concrete-frame factories for car manufacturers in Detroit, such as the Packard and Ford plants of 1905 and 1908–10 . Kahn pioneered new methods such as wide-span steel trusses in his Dodge Half-Ton Truck Plant ( 1937 ), Detroit. During the Depression of the 1930s, functional utilitarianism was also employed in public works projects, such as the Kentucky Dam ( 1938–44 ), designed by Roland Wank . Bringing disparate elements together, Bertram Goodhue designed the...

United States of America

United States of America   Reference library

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The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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...of individuals; they are not in fact portraits. Rather, their purpose as scientific documents was to contribute to a typology of human beings, a project that reduced the sitters to bodies representative of racial types. And yet the images fall short of this function as well. Dodging both the conventions of portraiture and the requirements of scientific evidence, Zealy's daguerreotypes manage to capture something more than the appearance of specific men and women by documenting aspects of the power relationship that characterized American slavery. In the...

Native North American art

Native North American art   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...of American Indian art as she was the daughter of Pablita Velarde , a well‐known artist who had worked with Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian School, often referred to as “The Studio,” where she produced an artistic style much like that created by Harrison Begay and Adee Dodge that presented scenes of native life, ceremony and folk tale using a flat painting technique with few figures against a solid background. This style duplicated in many ways the frescoes used for ceremonial use found within ceremonial enclosures in pueblo communities referred to...

Roman Republic and Empire

Roman Republic and Empire   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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...xli (1951), pp. 89–104 J. B. Ward-Perkins : The Marble Trade and its Organisation: Evidence from Nicomedia , Mem. Amer. Acad. Rome , xxxvi (1980), pp. 325–38 J. B. Ward-Perkins : Nicomedia and the Marble Trade , Pap. Brit. Sch. Rome , n. s., xxxv (1980), pp. 23–69 H. Dodge : Notes on Luxury Building Stones in Asia Minor , Yayla , iv (1981), pp. 8–11 R. Duncan-Jones : The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies (Cambridge, 1982) H. Walda and S. Walker : The Art and Architecture of Lepcis Magna: Marble Origins by Isotopic Analysis...

Calligraphy

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
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...(Déroche group E) seem to approach cursive. Early Abbasid scripts differed considerably from the scripts used in daily life and were difficult for the untrain-ed to read, so old forms began to be replaced by cursive ones. al-Nadim: Fihrist [Index] (987–8); Eng. trans., ed. B. Dodge as The Fihrist of al-Nadīm: A Tenth-century Survey of Muslim Culture, 2 vols. (New York, 1970) M. Amari : “Bibliographie primitive du Coran,” annotated by H. Dérembourg , Centenario della nascita di M. Amari , i (Palermo, 1910), pp. 5–22 G. Bergsträsser : “ Zur ältesten...

Rome

Rome   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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...Rodriguez-Almeida : Forma urbis marmorea: Aggiornamento generale , 2 vols (Rome, 1980) J. B. Ward-Perkins : Roman Imperial Architecture , Pelican Hist. A. (Harmondsworth, 1981) E. B. MacDougall : Ancient Roman Villa Gardens (Washington, DC, 1987) P. Connolly and H. Dodge : The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens & Rome (Oxford, 1998) A. Gabucci , S. Peccatori and S. Zuffi : Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture and History (Los Angeles, 2002) B. Ward-Perkins : The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization (Oxford, 2005) III. Art life and...

Architecture

Architecture   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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...1986), pp. 285–429 G. Brodribb : Roman Brick and Tile (Gloucester, 1987) C. F. Giuliani : L’Edilizia nell’antichità (Rome, 1990) M. Waelkens , N. Herz and L. Moens : Ancient Stone: Quarrying, Trade and Provenance , Acta Archaeol. Louvan (1991), no. 4 H. Dodge and B. Ward-Perkins , eds: Marble in Antiquity: Collected Papers of J. B. Ward-Perkins , British School at Rome Archaeological Monographs, 6 (London, 1992) J. C. Fant : Ideology, Gift and Trade: A Distribution Model for the Roman Imperial Marbles , The Inscribed Economy , ed...

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