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Bird, Jon

Works: 54 works in 146 publications in 3 languages and 3,785 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, zxx, Author of introduction, Curator
Classifications: ND237.G6113, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jon Bird
Nancy Spero by Nancy Spero( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalog, Incl. pieces by Jo Anna Isaak, Jon Bird, Stanley Kubrick et al
Mapping the futures : local cultures, global change by John Bird( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How may we understand new experiences of such things as space and time, or reality and spectacle? This collection aims to bring together cultural theorists from different disciplines who offer radical reformulations of cultural theory in response to political, economic and technological change
Hans Haacke by Jon Bird( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book forms part of a series that presents a critical appraisal of some of the most innovative and controversial contemporary artists in the world. Each book contains an art historical appreciation of the artist's work and a substantial new interview with each artist
House by Rachel Whiteread( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by various authors commissioned to write about the controversial exhibition held in the autumn of 1994 at 193 Grove Road, London
Leon Golub : echoes of the real by Jon Bird( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leon Golub is a leading exponent of history painting - painting as a narrative, symbolic expression of global social and political relations and of the realities of power. In this book, published to accompany a major travelling retrospective exhibition in Ireland, England and the United States, Jon Bird examines the artist's work from the classically influenced early paintings through depictions of conflict and masculine aggression to compelling images of the last two decades. Despite the widespread critical attention his work has received, the range and extent of his practice and its complex interweaving of the iconographic traditions of both high and popular art have not been properly examined. As a history painter, Golub is acutely aware of the antecedents to his own imagery and symbolism: part of Jon Bird's critical project is to track and define the artist's relationship to modernism. Making a case for Golub's practice of 'critical realism' that also takes account of the unconscious, Bird focuses on two themes that dominate Golub's work: how his art figures the body as a sign for social and psychic identity, and what might be termed the symbolic expression of social space."--Jacket
Rewriting conceptual art by Michael Newman( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating and documenting the histories, theories and forms of Conceptual Art, this timely book, including both established writers and a new generation of art historians, shows that Conceptual Art was a broad movement encompassing a range of artistic tendencies
Leon Golub : echoes of the real by Leon Golub( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was one of postwar America's most politically engaged artists. His frieze-like figurations of human cruelty and the crimes of warfare kept political painting alive throughout the countless changings of the avant garde of the 1960s and 70s, and his vocal ethical stance and intransigent emphasis on content remains refreshing today. Golub addressed events as they unfurled, from Vietnam to South Africa to Iraq and Afghanistan, confronting chilling acts of brutality head-on, in a weathered, scratchy style synthesized from sources as various as Etruscan and Roman art, French history painting, pornography and sports photographs. This attractively designed full Golub overview accompanies a 2011 retrospective exhibition at Reina Sofía. Including 150 color plates, it surveys paintings from the 1950s to the present, giving Golub's heroic life work its full due
Beach & disco : Massimo Vitali by Massimo Vitali( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis le 2 août 1994, date de l'élection de Berlusconi, le photographe italien photographie sans relâche les Italiens, à la plage, dans les discothèques, les aéroports et sur les places des villes
Leon Golub : powerplay : the political portraits by Jon Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) is best known for his iconic history paintings of mercenaries, interrogations, torture and riots of the 1980s and early '90s. He increasingly explored the effects of power upon the body through facial expression, gesture and pose, investing his dramatic pictorial scenes with psychological tension and depth through the visual exchange between depicted characters and the viewer. Golub's source material always derived from media representations: of how the look of power is mediated through the camera lens, a process which is inflected by the interests of elite cultures, whether political, military or social. It was during the 1970s that the 'look of power' became dominant in his series of political portraits of heads of state, corporate, military and religious leaders. Golub produced around 80 roughly life-size portraits, often depicting an individual at various stages of his public office - all visual narratives of arrogance and venality traced across the visage of powerful men. Gallery
Raffaela Mariniello by Raffaela Mariniello( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gradiva project by William Cobbing( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Spero by Jon Bird( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Haacke : 4 decades( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Haacke is a key figure in contemporary art whose work intersects with conceptual, pop, minimal and land art. The artist is particularly known for his research into the hidden economies and politics of the art world and the repressed histories of places and peoples. Haacke's strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures. His works have often caused considerable controversies. Haacke visits his retrospectives taking place simultaneously in Berlin and Hamburg with art historian Jon Bird. The work in these long awaited, non-chronologically arranged exhibitions reveals Haacke's strong convictions and desire for justice for all. 'All art is political' is his credo."
The Effects of Acid Rain and Air Pollution in Northern Europe : proceedings of a scientific seminar by Effects of Acid Rain and Air Pollution in Northern Europe( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Golub : echoes of the real by Jon Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Burgin : Office at night and Danaïdes/dames by John Howett( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Whiteread - house by Rachel Whiteread( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FutureNatural : nature, science, culture by Jon Bird( Book )

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

Futurenatural brings together leading theorists of culture and science to discuss the concept of 'nature'. Recent developments in biotechnologies, electronic media and ecological politics are discussed
Travellers' tales : narratives of home and displacement by George Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us, at various moments in our lives, either adopt a tourist' identity of are framed within another's tourist experience. Travellers' Tales investigates the future for travelling in a world whose boundaries are shifting and dissolving. The contributors bring together popular and critical discourses of travel to explore questions of identity and politics; history and narration; collecting and representing other cultures, and tourism. Travellers' Tales oscillate between the thrill of novel experiences and unexpected pleasures, and the alienation and loneliness of exile in a strange land. The contributions review recent work on the discourses of tourism, travel and cultural politics; the effects of global interactions and local resistances, and the ways in which records, memorials and signs have all been used to describe the experience of encountering the other'
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Nancy SperoNancy Spero
English (102)

French (2)

German (1)

Mapping the futures : local cultures, global changeHans HaackeHouseLeon Golub : echoes of the realRewriting conceptual artLeon Golub : echoes of the realBeach & disco : Massimo VitaliRaffaela Mariniello