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Bois, Yve-Alain

Works: 287 works in 853 publications in 7 languages and 12,990 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  History  Catalogs  Interviews  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, Contributor, Creator, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: ND653.M76, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yve-Alain Bois
Matisse and Picasso by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Joachim Pissarro points out in the foreword of this volume, Matisse and Picasso's dense plot and rich narrative make this work read more like a suspense novel than a traditional art history treatise. Bois' thoroughly researched historical demonstration is supported by striking visual juxtapositions of works by the two artists brought together here for the first time, making this long-awaited study a major contribution to the history of twentieth-century art."--Jacket
Painting as model by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Informed by both structuralism and poststructuralism, these essays by art critic and historian Yve Alain Bois seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse. Warning against the uncritical adoption of theoretical fashions and equally against the a priori rejection of all theory, Bois argues that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem. The essays lucidly demonstrate the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts."--Amazon
Mondrian by John Milner( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois's major essay on the artist's career focuses especially on the invention and development of Mondrian's neoplastic style. In examining the parallel evolution of the artist's theory and his art, Bois supports the painter's own rejection of any interpretation of his abstract work as either geometric or symbolic, and demonstrates that far from constituting a formal exercise, neoplasticism offered an entirely new articulation of painting and thought. Bois pays particular attention to the late work and to the ways in which the artist conceived it as a critique of his earlier achievements. Hans Janssen explores the relationship between theory and practice in Mondrian's neoplasticism. From the early landscapes and throughout the mature career, he sees a fundamental continuity in the role of the symbolic
Eva Hesse : sculpture by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the greatest American artists of the 1960s, continues to inspire and to endure in large part because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities. Her latex and fiberglass sculptures in particular have a resonance that transcends the boundaries of minimalist art in which she had her roots. Hesse's breakthrough solo exhibition - Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in New York in 1968 - was a turning point in postwar American art. "Eva Hesse: Sculpture" focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides a rare opportunity to look at Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in never-before-seen family diaries and photographs. Essays consider Hesse's art from a variety of angles: Elisabeth Sussman discusses the sculptures shown in the 1968 solo exhibition; Fred Wasserman delves into the Hesse family's life in Nazi Germany and in the German Jewish community in New York in the 1940s; Yve-Alain Bois examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s; and Mark Godfrey analyses the importance of Hesse's celebrated hanging sculptures of 1969-70. In addition to colour reproductions of the artist's sculpture, the book features a copiously illustrated chronology of the artist's life
Formless : a user's guide by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss convincingly introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production
Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

33 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly emerged as a major figure in the vanguard of so-called "Hard Edge" New York abstraction. Noted for their articulate, sharply contoured planes, unified perspective, and shifting balances between foreground and background, Kelly's works expanded the language of both figuration and abstraction, establishing him as one of the leading postwar American artists. Earlier in his career, Kelly had spent six years in France, from 1948 to 1954, a time that proved decisive to the evolution of his art. Sponsored by the G. I. Bill, the artist closely studied contemporary and historical art, architecture and culture in Paris and various regions of France, as well as meeting with several other European and American artists. These were all critical stimuli at a time when Kelly was developing his distinct mature style. Published in connection with an exhibition co-organized by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this scintillating volume presents the first complete and accurate portrait of this pivotal stage in Kelly's career, drawing on previously unpublished work and observations by the artist. Excerpts from interviews and correspondence, and a chronicle of the artist's activities are included. The essays address the creative and interpretive issues of Kelly's work in relation to modern abstraction, his use of the "chance" and the modular grid, and the role of his photographs in recording motifs in nature. This volume reproduces for the first time all Kelly's paintings and low-relief sculpture of the period, as well as a selection of his earlier paintings done in New Jersey and Boston. A number of his photographs, drawings, sketchbooks, and collages are also featured. Comparative illustrations include portraits of his artist friends, photographs of Paris, and works by Matisse, Picasso, and others. Ironically, Kelly sold only one painting during his years in Paris although he participated in several avant-garde exhibitions. Yet the achievements of this period are recognized today as Kelly's first important works and have clearly established his international reputation
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by João Fernandes( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Serra by Richard Serra( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

21 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Amerikaanse beeldend kunstenaar (geb. 1923)
Negotiating rapture : the power of art to transform lives by Richard Francis( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sublime. Juxtaposed with a range of works by Old Masters and examples from architecture, literature, and anthropology, the works in Negotiating Rapture show how artists, as creators, move beyond common experience to a state approaching religious ecstasy and how we, as viewers, can in turn discover a deeper involvement in our own humanity. Major essays by Homi K. Bhabha, Georges Didi-Huberman, David Morgan and Lee Siegel, as well as a series of focused contributions by
Endgame : reference and simulation in recent painting and sculpture : September 25-November 30, 1986( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays der afspejler debatten blandt kunstnere, der er modstandere af kommercialiseringen af kunsten
Gabriel Orozco by Ann Temkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refuse and refuge / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- The sleep of wakefulness: Gabriel Orozco / Jean Fisher -- Gabriel Orozco: the sculpture of everyday life / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Between work and world: Gabriel Orozco / Guy Brett -- The tempest / Molly Nesbit -- Lecture / Gabriel Orozco -- Interview / Gabriel Orozco and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Spirograph: the circular ruins of drawing / Briony Fer -- Cosmic reifications: Gabriel Orozco's photographs / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Crazy about Saturn: interview / Gabriel Orozco and Briony Fer -- The tree and the knight / Yve-Alain Bois
Susan Hiller by Susan Hiller( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Hiller was born in the United States in 1940, and studied and worked as an anthropologist before becoming an artist and settling in London in the early 1970s. Hiller's startlingly original works are inspired by overlooked and unnoticed aspects of our culture, including postcards, dreams, automatic writing and first-hand accounts of encounters with alien life and near-death experiences. She has described her work as 'paraconceptual', situated at a meeting point between conceptual art and the paranormal. The results of her explorations are displayed in media as varied as artist's books, video, projections, drawings and large-scale installations. Comprehensive and extensively illustrated, accompanying a major solo exhibition, this book surveys the breadth of Hiller's long and fruitful career to date. Including a new conversation with the artist and contributions by leading critics, as well as a selection of previously published texts, this is the most thorough investigation of Hiller's achievements yet published."--Publisher's website
Edward Ruscha : romance with liquids: paintings 1966-1969 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso harlequin, 1917-1937 by Pablo Picasso( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstraction, gesture, ecriture : paintings from the Daros Collection by Daros Collection (Art)( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas by Charles Wylie( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the artistic achievements of artist Ellsworth Kelly, providing an overview of his career and relationship with the city of Dallas from his collection at the Dallas Museum of Art
Malevich and the American legacy by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Bois, Yve-Alain

Bois, Yve Alain 1952-

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Yve-Alain Bois

Yve-Alain Bois Algerian art historian

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Yve-Alain Bois storico dell'arte e critico d'arte algerino

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Painting as modelMondrianEva Hesse : sculptureFormless : a user's guideEllsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related piecesEllsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955Negotiating rapture : the power of art to transform lives