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Shiff, Richard

Overview
Works: 197 works in 459 publications in 3 languages and 14,361 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Terms and phrases  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Catalogs  Interviews  Biography  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Interviewer
Classifications: N34, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Shiff
Critical terms for art history ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Item consists of essays, each on a term (for example "gender", "representation", "avant-garde", "fetish", "gaze", "collecting/museums")
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather ( Book )
12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cézanne and the end of impressionism : a study of the theory, technique, and critical evaluation of modern art by Richard Shiff ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barnett Newman by Barnett Newman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most enduringly influential Abstract Expressionists, Barnett Newman (1905-1970) took the genre to a startling new sphere. His tough, spare, emotive paintings were misunderstood and reviled by most critics when they first appeared in 1950 but came to command wide respect and even veneration by the end of the 1960s. Seemingly simple on first viewing, the paintings are in fact richly complicated and unexpectedly diverse. Newman aspired to breadth and nobility in his works, infusing them with deep meaning and producing a powerful physical presence through his mastery of expansive spatial effects and evocative color. While pursuing his personal quest, he managed to challenge, and profoundly change, the parameters of painting." "This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of Barnett Newman's work in three decades. Two essays by prominent scholars survey Newman's career from his founding role in the New York School in the 1940s to his key influence on both Minimalism and conceptual art in the 1960s. Discussed at length are such Newman masterpieces as Onement I (1948), the series Stations of the Cross (1958-66), and the monumental sculpture Broken Obelisk (1967). Featuring 180 color illustrations of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, the book also includes a comprehensive chronology of the artist's life based on new documentation, a selected exhibition history, and a selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration by Terrie Sultan ( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chuck Close--a man who describes himself as "an artist looking for trouble"--has for three decades consistently but variously challenged the accepted boundaries of the printmaking tradition. Published to accompany a retrospective of his prints opening at Blaffer Gallery and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and several additional museums around the country, this is the first comprehensive survey of Close's revolutionary prints. Featuring exquisite reproductions of the prints together with essays on Close's career and in-depth interviews with the artist and his master printmakers, the volume blends words and images to give readers unique insight into the creative process. The text highlights the intensely collaborative nature of Close's project and looks into the challenges posed by the unprecedented huge scale he prefers. Close may labor on a single print for as long as two years, working out aesthetic problems that might involve the retrieval of a centuries-old European method on one day and the creation of an entirely new technique (such as applying sunscreen to block light) the next. "Prints have moved me in my unique work more than anything else has," Close says. "Prints change the way I think about things." From the artist's ambitious first mezzotint to his recent pulp-paper multiples, this book chronicles the genius of Chuck Close in the medium in which he has done his most exciting work. Taken together, these prints constitute a remarkable self-portrait of the creative drive, vision, and intellect of one of America's most important living artists
Cy Twombly : cycles and seasons by Cy Twombly ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cy Twombly (b.1928) is one of the leading figures from the generation of American artists that also included Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Unlike them, he left America early in his career to live and work in Italy where he drew inspiration from European literature and classical culture. He swiftly built an international reputation with his uniquely expressive abstract paintings, works on paper and sculpture." "Accompanying a major, touring retrospective spanning over fifty years of Twombly's work, this book provides a long-needed critical overview of his career, focusing on his paintings, drawings and sculpture. There is also a rare and wide-ranging interview with the artist and a newly commissioned text by the artist Tacita Dean, as well as an illustrated chronology and extensive bibliography." "Combining the latest scholarship with numerous colour illustrations, this will be the most thorough examination of the life and work of this artist for years to come."--BOOK JACKET
Barnett Newman : a catalogue raisonné by Richard Shiff ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The catalogue raisonne, compiled by independent scholar Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, includes a color reproduction of each of Newman's works, along with its provenance, its exhibition history, and its publication history. This information was gathered from a multitude of sources, including the documentation assembled by the artist's wife over a period of more than fifty years and now archived at The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York."--BOOK JACKET
Terry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004 by Richard Shiff ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Doig by Peter Doig ( Book )
18 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Peter Doig's highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide to international acclaim. In each work, Doig seeks to create an atmosphere that will draw the viewer into an intense and beguiling perceptual experience. Derived from photographic sources or quasi-memories, to form grand and magical tableaux, his pictorial world has also been shaped by the different places he has lived in. Born in Scotland, he was raised in Canada and spent two decades in London, before moving to Trinidad, where he now lives and works." "Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive account of Doig's practice over two decades of extraordinary achievement. With an essay by Richard Shiff, an introduction by Tate curator Judith Nesbitt and an illuminating conversation between Doig and his friend, the artist Chris Ofili, this is a thorough and up-to-date survey of one of the most influential painters at work today."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Mangold by Robert Mangold ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Mangold (b.1937) created large, gently curving paintings that are among the most majestically beautiful abstract works of the last 40 years. This is the first comprehensive assessment of Mangold's contribution to painting, with essays by some of the world's most distinguished writers on contemporary art. This book shows his subtle colours and soft, hand-drawn geometries that set his creations apart from the sober austerity of minimalism. This is a uniquely designed book that reflects the singularity of Mangold's work, which is collected and exhibited internationally. - Publisher
Picasso black and white by Carmen Giménez ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Picasso Black and White: Examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white leitmotif through paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. Picasso continued the tradition of engaging the color black that had been employed throughout a centuries-long history of Spanish painting by fellow artists José de Ribera, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Francisco de Goya. Moreover, he made highly effective use of isolated black, white, and gray hues in a nod to monochromatic grisaille painting and to drawing, line, and form. As this volume attests, the recurrent motif of black and white appears throughout Picasso's oeuvre, including his blue and rose periods, his investigations into Cubism and Surrealism, his interpretations of historical subject studies for his celebrated painting 'Guernica', World War II, and an homage to old masters, as well as the powerful paintings of his last years. Featuring reproductions of more than 150 works, this book examines the extraordinary complexity and power of these expressive artworks, which purge color in order to highlight their formal structure. Including essays by leading Picasso scholars, this book is a unique and coherent perspective on one of the world's most innovative and influential artists."
Camille Pissarro : impressions of city & country by Karen Levitov ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring a wide selection of paintings from private collections, many rarely seen, this title reveals the genius of Camille Pissarro, an artist keenly focused on his natural surroundings and the lives of common folk
Between sense and De Kooning by Richard Shiff ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The word Sense in this book's title carries a dual meaning - it is used here as both a sensation or feeling and as reason or direction. Employing both definitions, Shiff addresses the difficulty in interpreting de Kooning's work that has complicated its critical reception in the art and scholarly world. With detailed analysis of specific works from throughout de Kooning's career, many of which have never been published or studied before, Shiff discusses de Kooning's use of materials and his technical experimentation. He looks at the artist's painting processes, highlighting his tendency to transfer images, and even paint itself, from one work to another, and considers his creation of an exotica of the mundane. Between Sense and de Kooning provides a much-needed analysis and appreciation of de Kooning's complete œuvre and will appeal not only to art historians but to anyone curious to understand how such an independent and daring artist gained lasting recognition as one of the key figures of twentieth-century art."--Pub. desc
Doubt by Richard Shiff ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an age where art history's questions are now expected to receive answers, Richard Shiff presents a challenging alternative. In this essential new addition to James Elkins's series Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts, Richard Shiff embraces doubt as a critical tool and asks how particular histories of art have come to be. Shiff's turn to doubt is not a retreat to relativism, but rather an insistence on clear thinking about art. In particular, Shiff takes issue with the style of self-referential art writing seemingly 'licensed' by Roland Barthes. With an introduction by
Gauguin and the origins of symbolism by Paul Gauguin ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the mid-1880s until his departure for Tahiti in 1891, Gauguin moved beyond Impressionism to become the leading figure of the Symbolist movement in painting. This departure from Impressionism led him to question the entire 'naturalist' tradition of European art from the Renaissance onwards. He sacrificed all of painting's descriptive devices in favour of line and flat colour. His path towards Symbolism can also be characterised as a 'primitive' quest, developed both in iconography and style. On the iconographic level, this tendency starts from the use of a number of pastoral themes representing scenes of rural life. This spiritual return was accompanied by a stylistic regression, a leap from naturalism towards archaic modes of representation. The volume follows this process through a series of encounters between Gauguin and his masters, his contemporaries and his pupils."--BOOK JACKET
Abstraction : paths to abstraction, 1867-1917 by Art Gallery of New South Wales ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveying the art of 5 decades, from 1867 to 1917, this book follows the broad and diverse ways that artists and their public learnt to see and to judge works of art abstractly. It argues that abstraction arose directly from a tradition of speculation about the nature of art and of aesthetic experience
Peter Doig by Peter Doig ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most comprehensive monograph on Turner Prize-nominated artist Peter Doig. In every generation of artists, there are a few-or perhaps just one-who propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. Peter Doig is such an artist. While stories of painting's demise in the early 1990s deemed painters and their work quaintly anachronistic, Doig-looking ahead as much as back for inspiration-forged a new painterly language: an ironic mix of Romanticism and post-impressionism to create haunting and sometimes dreamlike landscape vistas. In this lavish new volume devoted to his entire career-which includes paintings, drawings, and reference material, such as found photographs-art historians Richard Shiff and Catherine Lampert mine the artist's rich and varied work. Doig's landscapes have been inspired by the many places the artist has lived-England, Canada, Trinidad. So, too, does memory, or the idea of memory, inform much of his production. This handsome slipcased volume is designed in close collaboration with the artist, with Doig specially creating the cover and various elements of the interior. Every facet of the painter's singular vision is explored, from his earliest paintings of the early 1990s to the most recent series of works. Published in association with Michael Werner Gallery.-- Product Description
Per Kirkeby by Per Kirkeby ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreword by Vicente Todolí. With an essay by Richard Shiff
Richard Serra : drawings : work comes out of work by Richard Serra ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donald Judd : late work : October 27-November 25, 2000, October 13-November 11, 2000 by Donald Judd ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shiff, Richard A.
Shiff, Richard Allen 1943-
シフ, リチャード
Languages
English (164)
German (12)
Chinese (1)
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