WorldCat Identities

Nauman, Bruce 1941-

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bruce Nauman
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Bruce Nauman
A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most innovative, provocative, and influential of America's contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman spent his formative years in Northern California. This text explores Nauman's relationship to the place where he created his earliest and most strikingly original works during the mid to late 1960s
Elusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with light by Joseph D Ketner( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intrigued and inspired by the neon beer signs on shopfronts in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman created his first neon piece, Window or Wall Sign, in 1967. He wanted, he said, to achieve "an art that would kind of disappear--that was supposed to not quite look like art." Light offered Nauman a medium both elusive and effervescent, but one that could also aggressively convey a message. Over the first three decades of his career, Nauman used the medium of light to explore the twists and turns of perception, logic, and meaning with the earnest playfulness that characterizes all his art. Elusive Signs focuses on the discrete body of Nauman's work that uses neon and fluorescent light in signs and room installations, and includes images of nearly all Nauman's work with light. After Window or Wall Sign, Nauman embarked on a series of neons that grappled with the semiotics of body and identity, and with My Name as Though it Were Written on the Surface of the Moon (1968), he forces the viewer to contemplate the role of naming in forming identity. Language--signs and symbols--plays an important role in Nauman's art. His later neon works emphasize the neon as a sign, presenting provocative twists of language and offering harsh and humorous sociopolitical commentary in such pieces as Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972). This series culminates in the monumental, billboard-size One Hundred Live and Die (1984), which employs overwhelming scale to bombard the viewer with sardonic aphorisms. In incisive essays that accompany the images of Nauman's work, Joseph Ketner II of the Milwaukee Art Museum (which originated the exhibit this book accompanies) and critics Janet Kraynak and Gregory Volk analyze the works in light both as a body of work and as an access point to Nauman's entire career
Bruce Nauman : topological gardens by Carlos Basualdo( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work includes texts on the organization of an exhibition on Nauman in 2008 which was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It explores the interconnections among several specific themes that have recurred throughout the decades of Nauman's work
Bruce Nauman : the true artist by Peter Plagens( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) is one of the most innovative, provocative and influential artists working today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, sound, video and installations--always questioning the role of the artist--have broken new ground and inspired innumerable artists' careers. Confronted with what to do in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Exploring Nauman's relationship to the place where he creates his strikingly original works, this book retraces back to the artist's youth in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his graduate work at the University of California, Davis, through to the present day. Nauman's continual search for new means and sources of expression have led him to experiment with a very wide variety of medium (photography, performance, sculpture, installations, video, neon sign, and sound) as well as to explore the relationship between words and images. Nauman's apotheosis as one of the world's most highly lauded artists came as he was ranked No. 1 in the world by in 2006, and he was the sole US representative in the American Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale
Bruce Nauman, neons by Brenda Richardson( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Bruce Nauman : make me think by Heinz Peter Schwerfel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 60 works of art from Bruce Nauman's career, including early film projections and video installations
Please pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviews by Bruce Nauman( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where relevant, the texts are accompanied by illustrations of the artworks for which they were composed. In the critical essay that serves as the book's introduction, the editor investigates Nauman's art in relation to the linguistic turn in art practices of the 1960s - understanding language through the speech-act - and its legacy in contemporary ad."--Jacket
Bruce Nauman, 25 years by Bruce Nauman( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman : image/text 1966-1996 by Bruce Nauman( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacometti-Nauman by Thierry Dufrêne( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei Künstler, zwei Generationen und eine denkbar unterschiedliche Herkunft: Die SCHIRN widmet den überraschenden und bislang weitgehend übersehenen Verbindungen im Werk von Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) und Bruce Nauman (*1941) eine umfassende Ausstellung. Zeichnungen, Fotografien, Videos, Skulpturen und raumgreifende Installationen des US-amerikanischen Multimediakünstlers treten mit ausgewählten Skulpturen und Gemälden des Schweizer Bildhauers in einen spannungsvollen Dialog. 00Exhibition: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (28.10.2016-22.01.2017)
Art: 21 : art in the twenty-first century by Susan Sollins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words ... 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman : international new media art by Gary Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LA air by Bruce Nauman( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complementing and extending on the artists' earlier book CLEA RSKY (1968-69), L A AIR features glossy reproductions of 10 photographs of the polluted air of late 1960s Los Angeles
Bruce Nauman : disappearing acts by Bruce Nauman( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art, and the stringent questioning of values --both aesthetic and moral-- that has long sustained his project remains urgent today. For more than fifty years, Nauman has explored how mutable experiences of time, space, sound, movement, and language provide an insecure foundation for our understanding of our place in the world. This richly illustrated catalogue, which includes rare and previously unpublished images, offers a comprehensive view of the artist's work in all media --including drawings; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking neons; and a recent 3-D video that harks back to one of Nauman's earliest performances. A wide range of authors --artists, curators, and historians of art, architecture, and film-- focus on topics that have been largely neglected, such as the architectural structures that posit real or imaginary spaces as models for ethical inquiry and mechanisms of control. Curator Kathy Halbreich's introductory essay explores Nauman's many acts of disappearance, withdrawal, and deflection as revelatory of his central formal and intellectual concerns. Eighteen further contributions tease out the various themes that run through this protean and elusive artist's work
Bruce Nauman by Bruce Nauman( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews 1967 - 1988 by Bruce Nauman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman : theaters of experience by Bruce Nauman( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.07 for The Art:21 ... to 0.91 for Bruce Naum ...)

A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s
Elusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with lightBruce Nauman : topological gardensNaumann, Kruger, Jaar : Daros exhibitions, 26. Oktober 2001 bis 3. März 2002 ; eine Auswahl aus der Daros Collection und Daros Latin America = Daros Exhibitions, October 26, 2001, through March 3, 2002 : a selection from the Daros Collection and Daros Latin AmericaPlease pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviewsBruce Nauman : theaters of experienceNegotiating rapture : the power of art to transform livesBruce Nauman
Alternative Names
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman americký výtvarný umělec

Bruce Nauman Amerikaans beeldhouwer

Bruce Nauman artist amerikan

Bruce Nauman artista conceptual estadounidense

Bruce Nauman artista estatunidenc

Bruce Nauman artiste vidéaste, artiste installationniste

Bruce Nauman artysta amerykański, fotografik, filmowiec

Bruce Nauman ealaíontóir Meiriceánach

Bruce Nauman scultore e fotografo statunitense

Bruce Nauman US-amerikanischer Konzeptkünstler

Nauman 1941-

Nauman, B. 1941-

Nauman, Bruce

Naumann, Bruce 1941-

Μπρους Νάουμαν

Науман, Брюс

Науман, Брюс современный американский художник

Բրյուս Նաուման ամերիկացի նկարիչ

ברוס נאומן

ברוס נאומן אמן אמריקאי

נאומן, ברוס

נאומן, ברוס 1941-

بروس نومان

بروس نومان فنان أمريكي

بروس نومان مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی



English (251)

German (48)

French (5)

Spanish (1)