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Johns, Jasper 1930-

Works: 1,063 works in 2,236 publications in 5 languages and 40,312 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Designer, Engraver, Other, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Collector, Set designer , Creator, Speaker, Lithographer, Performer
Classifications: N6537.J6, 709.2
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Jasper Johns : a retrospective by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1996-97, Jasper Johns: A Retrospective contains 264 color plates illustrating Johns's work in all its facets - paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. An introductory essay by Kirk Varnedoe, the exhibition's curator, looks back through the layers of memory in Johns's recent work to review the essential themes that have engaged the artist since his epoch-making Flag and Target paintings of the mid-1950s. In the book's second essay, Roberta Bernstein analyzes a crucial tactic in Johns's art: his many methods of referring to predecessor artists ranging from Leonardo and Grunewald to Cezanne, Duchamp, and Picasso. The illustrations for Bernstein's essay include a fourteen-page section reproducing the images she discusses - a striking visual demonstration of the variety of the art that Johns's work gathers together and transforms. Varnedoe then takes the opposite approach to Bernstein's, exploring how Johns's art has been interpreted by the artists of his and our own time: from the Pop, Minimal and Conceptual movements of the 1960s through to the new art of today, his work has proved rich enough to have a fundamentally influential impact on an extraordinarily diverse array of artists. The plates in Jasper Johns: A Retrospective are arranged in sections according to the stages of Johns's career, allowing comparison of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from each period of his art as it has developed and changed. This comprehensive selection of reproductions is interwoven with an illustrated chronology tracing Johns's life and work with unprecedented accuracy and thoroughness
Jasper Johns : a print retrospective by Riva Castleman( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-illustrated exhibition catalogue; over 100 illustrations, many in color. Though Johns is perhaps better known as a painter, he has also contributed more than any other living artist to the printed form of art."--Amazon
Jasper Johns by Richard Francis( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the works of American artist Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns : work since 1974 by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Multiple languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : an allegory of painting, 1955-1965 by Jeffrey S Weiss( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of the works of American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking, Jasper Johns (b. 1930). In the late 1950's, Johns emerged as force in the American art scene. His richly worked paintings of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism toward a new emphasis on the concrete. Johns laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibition of works depicted in this book was held at the National Gallery in Washington, concentrating on the pivotal decade 1955-1965 when Johns produced his most famous works. Alongside the full color reproductions of Johns' works are analysis of various diverse aspects of these early years of his career that established him as one of the great figures in modern art and stimulated much in art created by others
The drawings of Jasper Johns by Nan Rosenthal( Book )

19 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the artists and their work, as influenced by the concept of American art per se
Jasper Johns : gray by James Rondeau( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns drawings, 1954-1984 by David Shapiro( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : 35 years [with] Leo Castelli by Leo Castelli( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foirades/Fizzles : echo and allusion in the art of Jasper Johns by Jasper Johns( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past things and present : Jasper Johns since 1983 by Joan Rothfuss( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cage Cunningham by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival material and eight years of world tour footage to document the 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham
Who gets to call it art? : the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
North by Tony Towle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch : inspiration and transformation by John B Ravenal( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an exhibition catalog exploring the relationship between artists Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch"--
Jasper Johns by Catherine Craft( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume displays American contemporary painter Jasper Johns's tremendous catalog of artworks and discusses both his influence within the art of the 1960s and later, and his personal and artistic relationships with other major artists from the period. Offering at once a retrospective of Johns's art and a portrait of the American artistic landscape over the past sixty years, this study allows the reader to experience both the historical and contemporary significance of the artist
The target : Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jasper Johns by Ben Stoltzfus( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stoltzfus's essay discusses Johns's art and Robbe-Grillet's metafiction in a postmodern context. Both men subvert cultural stereotypes and realism in art. Their works are self-reflexive and they call attention to themselves and to the language of art. Autopoiesis, that is, the internal recursive loops of the system - the artwork - is one of the many features that they share. In addressing these features the essay deals with chaos theory, strange attractors, psychoanalysis, play theory, the role of the observer(s), and the social function of art." "An appendix to the book describes the rings of Johns's Target and their relationship to the nine objects and nine numbers that Robbe-Grillet assigns to them."--Jacket
Jasper Johns : "the business of the eye" by Barbara Hess( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the life and works of Jasper Johns (b. 1930). Johns is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking. His work is often described as a Neo-Dadaist, as opposed to Pop Art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture. Using wax-based paint, plaster relief, collage, and even commonplace objects such as brooms and rulers in his paintings, Johns achieves a sculptural texture in his work. He is arguably most known for his flag paintings of the 1950s, though other themes, including targets, numbers, letters, and maps, are also famously recurrent. Johns is widely considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. The author has included a chronological summary of Johns' life and work, covering his cultural and historical importance, with some 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions
Jasper Johns : Flag, 1954-55, encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood : Museum of Modern Art, New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Henry Jasper Johns' "Flag," completed in 1955 and housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York
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Johns, J. 1930-

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