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The Resource Untitled : the art of James Castle, Nicholas R. Bell and Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Alexander Nemerov

Untitled : the art of James Castle, Nicholas R. Bell and Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Alexander Nemerov

Label
Untitled : the art of James Castle
Title
Untitled
Title remainder
the art of James Castle
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas R. Bell and Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Alexander Nemerov
Creator
Contributor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Castle (1899-1977) spent his formative years in remote Garden Valley, Idaho and his adult life at locations near Boise, where, for nearly seven decades, he devoted himself daily to intensive art-making. Castle worked with materials that were immediately available, including a wide range of ephemera-advertisements, periodicals, and packaging-that he manipulated with soot, sticks, string and improvised colors to create an elaborate and unmistakable representation of his world. Subjects range from the farms of Garden Valley and interiors of homes, to family members, household objects, and snippets of popular culture. Other works move beyond the documentary to include invented words and symbols, fantastical calendars, and books with cryptic pictorial narratives. Since Castle's work first came to light in the 1950s, attention has focused primarily on the unusual circumstances of his life: Castle was born profoundly deaf, remained illiterate, and never acquired a conventional mode of communicating with others. He is often assumed to have lived a form of extreme isolation. This new volume seeks to move beyond such biography; the artworks themselves can be seen as 'windows' on his world and unique life. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Untitled (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1900-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bell, Nicholas R
  • Umberger, Leslie
  • Castle, James
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castle, James
  • Castle, James
  • ART / Individual Artists / General
  • ART / American / General
  • ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Permanent Collections
  • ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Label
Untitled : the art of James Castle, Nicholas R. Bell and Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Alexander Nemerov
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from September 26, 2014 through February 1, 2015."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Alexander Nemerov -- Being James Castle : experiencing place, time, and memory / Nicholas R. Bell -- James Castle : vanishing point / Leslie Umberger
Control code
882553536
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781907804625
Lccn
2014020867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Colby: Gift of Peter and Paula Lunder
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)882553536
Label
Untitled : the art of James Castle, Nicholas R. Bell and Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Alexander Nemerov
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from September 26, 2014 through February 1, 2015."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Alexander Nemerov -- Being James Castle : experiencing place, time, and memory / Nicholas R. Bell -- James Castle : vanishing point / Leslie Umberger
Control code
882553536
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781907804625
Lccn
2014020867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Colby: Gift of Peter and Paula Lunder
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)882553536

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