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Bird, Jon

Works: 49 works in 146 publications in 4 languages and 4,010 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews  History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Curator
Classifications: N6537.S648, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jon Bird
Nancy Spero by Nancy Spero( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 743 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 573 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 Hans Haacke( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 457 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 )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 448 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 )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 428 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 )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 415 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
Otherworlds : the art of Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith by Jon Bird( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The specially commissioned essays in Other Worlds explore thematic connections in their work - the female body, myth and fantasy, the sacred and profane, the decorative - in the context of post-Second World War American art and social movements, and feminist and cultural theories." "Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith are prominent artists from different generations who have turned vulnerability into strength. They make art that represents the body, but in forms that avoid objectification or narcissism and that speak to the universal without idealization or reduction. Working with and against the signs of meaning that constitute art's language, they trace the disposition and expressivity of the body across imaginative visual worlds of emancipation and desire."--BOOK JACKET
Leon Golub by Leon Golub( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 166 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
Leon Golub : echoes of the real by Jon Bird( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beach & disco : Massimo Vitali by Massimo Vitali( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 86 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
Raffaela Mariniello by Raffaela Mariniello( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Spero : Bilder 1958-1990 by Nancy Spero( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Haacke 4 decades ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 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." --
Gradiva project by William Cobbing( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Spero ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 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
Leon Golub : echoes of the real by Jon Bird( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Block reader in visual culture by BLOCK( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Block Reader brings together classic writings by leading cultural theorists and artists which were first published in the journal, to provide an invaluable resource for the teaching and study of art and design history and theory and cultural studies
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 )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bird, Jon 1945-...
English (100)
Spanish (7)
German (4)
French (2)