WorldCat Identities

Yau, John 1950-

Works: 654 works in 1,210 publications in 4 languages and 19,900 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Art  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Signer, Author of introduction, win, Editor, wst, Interviewer, wat, Illustrator, zxx
Classifications: PS3575.A9, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Yau
An anthology of fetish fiction( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Paschke by Neal David Benezra( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Butterfield by Robert Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deborah Butterfield transforms pieces of scrap metal and found wood into majestic, life-size horse sculptures that are, as art historian Wayne L. Roosa has written, "like ancient, noble archaeological remains, skeletal and grand." Her sculptures also may be the first works to explore the interior lives of horses - a long overdue answer to centuries of martial and monumental equine art." "This volume presents a retrospective look at this important American artist. At the core of the book are color photographs of the sculptures, installed in galleries, in the artist's studios, and at Walla Walla Foundry. An insightful essay by novelist and horsewoman Jane Smiley sensitively captures the depth of Butterfield's passion for horses both living and sculpted. John Yau, poet and art critic, adds a formal analysis of the artist's work. In a selection of poems, the late poet Vicki Hearne, a close friend of Butterfield's, translates this world of horse-human dialogue. Robert Gordon has followed the artist's career for a quarter century and brings unique insight and vision to her body of work."--Jacket
A thing among things : the art of Jasper Johns by John Yau( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author focuses his attention on how the artist's pioneering paintings relate to life as it is lived and on what they tell us about what it means to be mortal and alive in time. He clears a path through the tangle of narrowly self-reflexive interpretations that have plagued so much critical writing on Johns's work during the past half century, providing a fresh approach and opening our eyes to Johns's accomplishment in revealing ways.--P. 2 of dust jacket
A.R. Penck by John Yau( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den tyske maler og hans figurative kunst
Roger Brown by Roger Brown( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmaker Christopher Felver extols the work of Donald Judd and Tony Cragg to two unique documentaries which highlight the impassioned work of two imperious sculptors that define the dynamic nature and beauty of three dimensional art
Jane Freilicher : paintings by Jane Freilicher( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States of Jasper Johns by John Yau( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art critic and poet John Yau closely examines the identity and meaning behind Jasper Johns's recent paintings. Johns's work has earned a prominent place for itself in art history since it was first exhibited in 1958. Yau's brilliant analysis of two of Johns's best-known early works, Flag (1955), and Map (1963), provides us with unique insights into his latest paintings, two of which are reproduced here for the first time. Johns is considered both the founder of Pop Art
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective, which features 88 works from the 1960s to the present, is the first full-scale look at Wiley's long career and explores important themes and ideas expressed in his work
In the realm of appearances : the art of Andy Warhol by John Yau( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time he died in 1987, Andy Warhol's notoriety extended far beyond the rarified confines of the New York art world, beyond the fifteen minutes of fame he predicted for everyone's future, and into the vast realm of pop-culture. Warhol's public image was no less fascinating or controversial than his portraits of Campbell's soup cans, Brillo boxes, and movie stars. And the powerful mythology that surrounds both the man and his art continues to excite curiosity and demand attention." "Some critics have called Warhol an authentic visionary while others have branded him a charlatan. In this unique series of prose meditations, poet and art critic John Yau examines the artist's identity in the inseparable context of his work, bringing fresh insight both to "the surface" and what may in fact be "behind it"." "Yau balances the polarized opinions about Warhol by considering the general state of affairs in twentieth century visual art and placing him in the context of such artistic influences and compatriots as Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and composer John Cage. He also explores Warhol's creative energy in terms of cultural stereotypes and psychological factors such as voyeurism, vindictiveness, fear of intimacy and need for acceptance." "What emerges from these meditations is a clear-eyed portrait of the myriad forces, both internal and external, that shaped the most highly acclaimed postwar artist in America. Yau pinpoints and dissects the central irony of Andy Warhol's life and work: that "The artist who helped demystify art has, it seems, become an impenetrable mystery""--Jacket
Ed Moses : a retrospective of the paintings and drawings, 1951-1996 by Ed Moses( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Winsor by Dean Sobel( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden entries by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugimoto : architecture by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiant silhouette : new & selected work, 1974-1988 by John Yau( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Yau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on June 5, 1950. ... He is a Contributing Editor to ARTS Magazine, Contemporanea, Cover, and Sulfur, and teaches in the Graduate Program at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His publications include Crossing Canal Street, Sometimes, Broken Off by the Music, and Corpse and Mirror, which was chosen by John Ashbery to appear in the National Poetry Series. ... --Black Sparrow PressDonated by Barbara Einzig. Signed by the author
Edificio sayonara by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzling water, dazzling light by Pat Steir( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essay by John Yau, who sees Steir as motivated by the "desire to integrate mind and body, thinking and doing, seeing and making," and an interview with Pat Steir by Barbara Weidle complement the paintings to form an informative presentation of Steir's work and career."--Jacket
The passionate spectator : essays on art and poetry by John Yau( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian cowboys by John Yau( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories on people of mixed Asian and Caucasian origin. In the title story a man of Chinese-Dutch origin, who feels a foreigner wherever he goes, discovers the pleasure of feeling at home when on a visit to Hawaii people take him for a local resident. By the author of Crossing Canal Street
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Ed Paschke
Ed PaschkeDeborah ButterfieldA thing among things : the art of Jasper JohnsRoger BrownThe United States of Jasper JohnsWhat's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospectIn the realm of appearances : the art of Andy WarholEd Moses : a retrospective of the paintings and drawings, 1951-1996
Alternative Names
John Yau American poet

John Yau Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

John Yau amerikanischer Dichter, Essayist, Prosaautor und Kunstkritiker

John Yau amerikansk poet och manusförfattare

John Yau amerikansk poet og manusforfattar

John Yau amerikansk poet og manusforfatter

John Yau amerikansk poet og manuskriptforfatter

John Yau poeta estadounidense

Yau, John

English (151)

German (9)

Chinese (1)

French (1)