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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 ...

Dodge Commission

Dodge Commission   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

... 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 was headed by Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge , and its main conclusions were that lack of preparedness and bureaucratic inefficiency were to blame for supply shortages and failure to contain the outbreak of...

Dodge, Adee

Dodge, Adee (17 June 1912)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
332 words

...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...

Sampson, David

Sampson, David (26 Jan 1951)   Reference library

Jason S. Bergman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
158 words

...has received grants from the NEA, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Barlow Endowment, the Jerome Foundation, the Cary Trust, and the Dodge Foundation. Some of his more prominent works include Morning Music for brass quintet; Jersey Rain for baritone solo, chorus, and orchestra; Triptych for trumpet and orchestra; Breathing Lessons for saxophone quartet; and Dectet for mixed ensemble commissioned for the Chicago Chamber Musicians. He served as composer-in-residence for the Colonial Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2007 . Jason S....

Warland, Dale Eugene

Warland, Dale Eugene (14 April 1932)   Reference library

Mary K. Geston

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
254 words

...Dale Eugene ( b Fort Dodge, IA , 14 April 1932 ). Conductor , educator , and composer . He commissioned Jean Berger's first US composition while attending St. Olaf College (BA, 1954 ) and established a male chorus while serving at Scott Air Force Base ( 1954–6 ). Warland studied with dominick Argento at University of Minnesota (MA, theory/composition, 1960 ) and prepared Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem for Robert Shaw ( 1960 ). At University of Southern California (DMA, church music, 1965 ) he studied with charles Hirt (choral) and halsey...

Dodge, Charles

Dodge, Charles (5 June 1942)   Reference library

Jerome Rosen

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
745 words

...and Guggenheim Fellowships ( 1972 , 1975 ). He has received commissions from the Fromm Foundation, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the Arts Council of Great Britain, Swedish National Radio, Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges, and the Los Angeles PO. He has been president ( 1971–5 ) and chairman of the board of directors ( 1975–80 ) of the ACA, president ( 1979–82 ) of the AMC, and has held offices in numerous other professional organizations devoted to the work of 20th-century composers. Dodge became active as a composer of computer music in the...

Klein, Judy

Klein, Judy (14 April 1943)   Reference library

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
375 words

...[ Judith ] ( b Chicago, IL , 14 April 1943 ). Composer . She took the BA at the University of California, Berkeley ( 1967 ), a diploma at the conservatory in Basle ( 1977 ), and the MA at New York University ( 1987 ). Her principal teachers were reynold Weidenaar , Kessler, Dodge, Lilli Friedemann, and ruth Anderson . She has been an instructor and director at the computer music studios of New York University and created the Electro-Acoustic Music Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She has been guest composer and...

Shakespeare Head Press

Shakespeare Head Press   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
201 words

... 1907 when Bullen ’s financial ineptitude led to the Press’s ownership passing to Sidgwick ; Bullen continued to run it, however, as Sidgwick ’s tenant. Despite severe financial difficulties, circumvented by various dodges and loans, the Press published a series of reprints and new editions of English and classical texts, commissions from authors and publishers, and an edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats , with whom Bullen was friendly. Following Bullen ’s death in 1920 , the Press was acquired by a company formed by Basil *Blackwell , ...

Noguchi, Isamu

Noguchi, Isamu   Quick reference

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
205 words

...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

Noguchi, Isamu   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
334 words

...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.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
462 words

...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...

Hervig, Richard B(ilderback)

Hervig, Richard B(ilderback) (24 Nov 1917)   Reference library

J. Gottlieb and Christian Carey

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
479 words

...of the Center for New Music in 1966 . Upon his retirement in 1988 , he was appointed to a post at the Juilliard School, where he co-chaired the Literature & Materials of Music Department and taught until 2000 . His pupils have included charles Dodge and william Hibbard , among others. He has received commissions from the National Music Council, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and numerous performers. Hervig's compositions, most of which are instrumental and tonal, show a disciplined approach to standard forms and an exploration of timbral...

Richardson, Mary Curtis

Richardson, Mary Curtis (9 April 1848)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
474 words

...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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
413 words

... ( 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

Noguchi, Isamu (1904–88)   Quick reference

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
485 words

...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....

Kredel, Fritz

Kredel, Fritz   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
541 words

...in demand for numerous editions of fairy tales and fables, including those of Aesop , Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm , Hans Christian Andersen , Heinrich Hoffmann , and Berechiah ha- Nakdan ( Fables of a Jewish Aesop , 1967 ). Kredel's artwork was also commissioned for such classics as Mary Mapes Dodge 's Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates ( 1963 ), Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows ( 1966 ), and Clement Clarke Moore 's The Night Before Christmas ( 1968 ), and he was entrusted with coloring the illustrations of John Tenniel (for the ...

Fromm, Paul Jakob

Fromm, Paul Jakob (28 Sept 1906)   Reference library

Gary Galván

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
607 words

...as “Fromm Week.” Composer Ralph Shapey called Fromm the “Esterhazy of the 20th Century.” Fromm regularly consulted a wide variety of modern music figures to guide his philanthropic efforts. Advisors included such figures as John Adams, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Charles Dodge, John Eaton, Ben Johnston, Gunther Schuller, Roger Sessions, and Joan Tower. His devotion to musical pluralism and progress prompted him to withdraw funding from Princeton's Perspectives in Music in 1972 for their staunch serialist focus. When Schuller appeared to be avoiding...

de Véniard de Bourgmont, Étienne

de Véniard de Bourgmont, Étienne (1679–1725)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
578 words

...In 1722–1723 , Bourgmont and his men built Fort d'Orléans as a base on the Missouri some two hundred miles from its junction with the Mississippi. On June 25, 1724 , two parties of Frenchmen departed accompanied by a hundred Missouri and sixty-four Osage warriors. Disease dodged them along the way, but on August 25 a small advance party reached the Comanche villages with two Comanche prisoners who were returned as a good-will gesture. On October 5 , the French and delegates from the Oto, Comanche, and Missouri met near a Kansas village to agree to a...

Loy, Mina

Loy, Mina   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,868 words

...had afforded. The Anglo-Florentine community was composed of wealthy vacationers in rented villas and their celebrity guests. Loy and the American heiress Mabel Dodge became fast friends. The two read Freud and Henri Bergson together and experimented with alternative perspectives and practices, including Christian Science (Loy became a lifelong subscriber), Vedanta, yoga, and vegetarianism. Dodge's core literary entourage included Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas , the journalist John Reed , and the critic Carl Van Vechten . In 1913 Haweis...

legal services, demand and need for

legal services, demand and need for   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,055 words

...to do so, because of ‘want of adequate supply or quality’. In a major study published in 1999 ( Paths to Justice: What People Do and Think about Going to Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 1999 ), Professor Hazel Genn sought to avoid some of the earlier definitional pitfalls. She dodged many of these by claiming to measure only the incidence of ‘justiciable events’ and what people did about them. A justiciable event was defined as a matter ‘experienced by a respondent which raised legal issues, whether or not it was recognised by the respondent as being “legal”...

Hapgood, Hutchins

Hapgood, Hutchins   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,960 words

...his death in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on 26 November 1944 . Hapgood's literary legacy was born of a gift for cultivating intimate friendships—he was a social catalyst among the American intellectual elite. He entranced Mabel Dodge, whose Greenwich Village salon parties attracted scores of New York radicals and artists; Dodge often relied on him to furnish her salons with the most exciting intellectuals of the time. Radicals like Emma Goldman wrote to him as “My Dear Old Hutch,” echoing a nearly universal tone of affection one finds in his letters....

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