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Sylvester, David

Overview
Works: 587 works in 1,298 publications in 4 languages and 17,707 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Other, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Interviewee, Compiler, Publishing director, Contributor, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: ND497.B16, 730.924
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  David Sylvester Publications by David Sylvester
posthumous Publications by David Sylvester, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Sylvester
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather ( Book )
16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking at Giacometti by David Sylvester ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giacometti was one of the greatest sculptors and painters of the 20th century. This book is a criticism that fully engages with the working processes and most intimate ideas of the artist. It is also a powerful study of the nature of art itself
Henry Moore by Henry Moore ( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uitvoerig, rijk geïllustreerd overzicht van leven en werk van de Engelse beeldhouwer (geb. 1898)
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
39 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews med den irskfødte engelske maler Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Interviews with American artists by David Sylvester ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Sylvester was one of the world's finest writers on modern art. From the decades after 1945, he proved himself to be a true and dedicated champion of new painting and sculpture. With his expertise, sympathy, and provocative style, Sylvester was unique in his ability to talk freely with influential artists. This seminal book includes 21 interviews -- recorded over the past forty years -- with leading American artists. Together they chronicle and illuminate all the great developments in American art of the twentieth century. Conversations from the 1960s vividly conjure up the New York art scene immediately after the war, when the newly arrived Europeans met the Americans, their different traditions colliding and fusing as they began to work together. Others, like those with Carl Andre, Cy Twombly, Alex Katz, and Jeff Koons, speak straight from today. No one but Sylvester could have produced this intricate collage, this chorus of voices that blend to create one of the most revealing and unusual histories of American art in the twentieth century
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester ( Book )
16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking back at Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Looking back at Francis Bacon, eminent writer and curator David Sylvester provides the definitive account of the career of an artist whose friend and collaborator he was for more than forty years. Drawing on his unparalleled personal knowledge of Bacon's inspirations and intentions, he first offers a critical overview of the work's development from 1933 to the early 1990s, and then addresses its crucial aspects. He also reproduces previously unpublished extracts from his celebrated conversations with Bacon in which the artist speaks about himself, modern painters and the art of the past. Finally, Sylvester gives a brief account of Bacon's life, correcting errors that elsewhere have been presented as facts."--BOOK JACKET
Magritte : the silence of the world by David Sylvester ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this book, written in conjunction with the Magritte catalogue raisonné, is to look at the artist and his art in ways which lie outside the scope of that publication ... It discusses the long-term development of images and ideas' and it ventures opinions about events and patterns in the artist's life"--Page [7]
Magritte by David Sylvester ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... offers 40 chapters of critical insights and clues to Magritte's puzzles"--Publisher description
Modern art, from Fauvism to abstract expressionism by David Sylvester ( Book )
16 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history and development of modern art with an emphasis on significant paintings, drawings, and sculptures that illustrate this movement
Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magritte by David Sylvester ( Book )
12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Morris [catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Tate Gallery, 28 April - 6 June 1971 by Robert Morris ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About modern art : critical essays, 1948-1997 by David Sylvester ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Sylvester's writings about many of the century's major artists are exhibited here in a brilliant and witty retrospective that reveals the authors' personal involvement with painting and sculpture over a fifty-year period. Like modern art itself, the essays isolate experience, while also opening a window into the minds and methods of contemporary masters. David Sylvester, as curator and critic, wrote about many of the works as the artists were creating them, enabling us to observe the development of a perspective on modern art that is the result of an intense professional and personal involvement. His sustained investigations into the artists' social and intellectual lives offer piercing insights into the works and the artists themselves
René Magritte, catalogue raisonné by René Magritte ( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
About modern art by David Sylvester ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex Katz : twenty five years of painting from the Saatchi Collection by Alex Katz ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The paintings of William Coldstream, 1908-1987 by William Coldstream ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with Francis Bacon, 1962-1979 by David Sylvester ( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Heron by Patrick Heron ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Silʹvestr, Dėvid
Sylvester, A. D. B.
Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard.
Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard 1924-
Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard 1924-2001
Sylvester, David 1924-
シルヴェスター, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (271)
German (4)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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