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Gooding, Mel

Works: 294 works in 651 publications in 6 languages and 7,629 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Biography  Designs and plans  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx, Other, Redactor, Contributor, win
Classifications: N6494.A2, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mel Gooding
Abstract art by Mel Gooding( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Abstraction' in its many forms has been a dominant presence in art for the best part of a century. Yet despite being the subject of countless exhibitions and a central focus of critical debate and of art historical investigation, abstract art continues to perplex many viewers." "In a new approach to the subject, Mel Gooding rejects the widely accepted notion that the story of abstraction can be traced as a succession of stylistic trends each set within its own art historical context. He offers instead readings of specific works by artists as diverse as Kasimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Naum Gabo, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning and Lucio Fontana, treating them as exemplary of particular tendencies within the overlapping histories of abstraction. In doing so, he defines distinctions between types of abstract art that may seem similar and discovers underlying correspondences between those that may seem different."--Jacket
Artists, land, nature by Mel Gooding( Book )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past four decades, an increasingly important trend in contemporary art has established itself that of artists who have embraced the context and inspiration offered by nature, though in a spirit distinctly different from traditional landscape painting. Artists, Land, Nature showcases the work of five important contemporary artists who work in the landscape and make use of the materials and processes of nature in their art. Their methods favor observation, collecting, and forms of manipulation that are more reflective than assertive, resulting in beautiful, sometimes ephemeral, work." "Chris Drury, herman de vries, Nikolaus Lang, Richard Long, and Giuseppe Penone do not belong to a particular school, but they are united by their empathy for nature and their decision to work outside the urban contexts of much modernist art. Interviews with the artists, conducted by William Furlong, reveal both widely differing motivation in their approaches to their work and striking similarities in their underlying concerns, and, sometimes, in their working methods. The introductory essay by Mel Gooding places these artists in both historical and contemporary contexts, as well as discussing other artists, including Roger Ackling, Sjoerd Buisman, Susan Derges, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Hutchinson, and David Nash."--Jacket
Patrick Heron by Mel Gooding( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features Patrick Heron, born in 1920, and one of the leading artists of his generation and a key figure in abstract art. He was associated with the St Ives group, and has been obsessed by colour and light in a long succession of paintings reviewed here
Public--art--space : a decade of Public Art Commissions Agency, 1987-1997 by Mel Gooding( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally thought of as a way to satisfy the ego of heads of businesses or public sector organisations, works of art seen in public spaces are now enjoying mounting popularity as younger artists see their creation as an opportunity to make a mark
ABZ by Mel Gooding( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ABZ more alphabets and other signs is a wonder book of complete alphabets, applied typography, and delightful emblems and logos culled from avant-garde modernist periodicals and other curious sources. Most of this rare and beautiful material is reproduced here for the first time since its original publication. Capricious and unpredictable, ABZ is an idiosyncratic reference and inspiration for lovers of eccentric graphic and type design."--Jacket
Speaking of art : four decades of art in conversation by William Furlong( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begun in 1973, Audio Arts is a one-of-a-kind venture: an audio magazine of new interviews with the world's most important contemporary artists. Distributed in cassette format until 2002 and on CD from 2003-07, the interviews in Audio Arts have never before been published. Speaking of Art collects the c. 50 best interviews from the Audio Arts archive. These range from towering figures in art history (Joseph Beuys, Frank Stella, John Cage) to the current stars of the contemporary scene (Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Demand, Mike Nelson). At a future date all c. 350 interview transcripts from the Audio Arts archive will be unveiled on the Phaidon web site, creating an unparalleled online resource that will be a trove for artists, students, researchers and art fans everywhere
Bruce McLean by Mel Gooding( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske kunstner Bruce McLean f.1946
William Alsop : buildings and projects by Mel Gooding( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National and University Library, Ljubljana : Jože Plečnik by Mel Gooding( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where Plecnik spent the latter part of his life, is the backdrop for some of his most ambitious schemes. Of these, the most monumental is the National and University Library
The playful eye( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visuele of optische grapjes en spelletjes uit de negentiende en begin twintigste eeuw
City of objects : designs on Berlin : William Alsop, Bruce McLean, Jan Störmer by Will Alsop( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentation of an entry in the Potsdamer Platz/Leipziger Platz competition
Mary Fedden by Mel Gooding( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this book traces Fedden's development from neo-Romantic beginnings in the 1940s, through to her discovery of the principal elements of her own mature style in the early 1970s. The second part concentrates on her later work, and describes her approach to still life painting, with its emphasis upon the presentation of a particular repertoire of subjects, its distinctive 'staging' of objects, its brilliantly effective uses of decorative colour and
Artists by Gautier Deblonde( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Carter by Christopher Yetton( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carter emerged in the 1960s as one of the New Generation artists. The simplicity of his abstract works disguises a subtlety that extends to their definition as painting or sculpture. Solid geometry and drawn and painted illusion coexist in a dialectic of shape and space. The shapes of planar Euclidean geometry in Carter's work cause us to ask, what is vertical? Parallel? A half? The roots of Carter's work lie in a clash between postwar American art and formal European abstraction. Pop art and the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel combined to influence his work. Yetton traces his development, from his formal interest in architecture and the imagery of commercial graphic art to the abstract universal geometry of more recent work. He places him in the context of European art and the postwar flowering of British art.--Dust jacket
The blind photographer by Julian Rothenstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind photographer "cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a child's rattle on a darkened floor, but the mind's eye is sharply focused. How do blind or partially sighted people capture such extraordinary images, of the kind inside this book? These ... photographs suggest a deeper truth: that blindness is itself a kind of seeing, and that those who can see are often blind to the strangeness and beauty of the world around them"--Page 4 of cover
Frank Bowling by Mel Gooding( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first comprehensive monograph on the art of Frank Bowling. Mel Gooding explores Bowling's unique and virtuosic abstract style, his gorgeous use of color, and establishes him as one of the finest artists of his generation in a book that spans his entire 40-year career. Born in Guyana in 1936, Bowling arrived in England in his late teens, studied at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney, and by the early 1960s had established himself as an original force in the vibrant London art scene. A move to New York exposed Bowling to his American contemporaries and his work was shown in the 1971 Whitney Biennial. Today, Bowling shows regularly at major galleries and museums worldwide, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Tate in London."
Herman de Vries : chance and change by Mel Gooding( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman de Vries is one of the greatest living artists working with nature. 'My poetry is the world', he writes, and the aptness of this statement becomes more and more clear as you contemplate his extraordinary work. He offers no representation of landscape or of nature, of light, of air or of perspective. His aim is quite simply to present nature as itself. The intelligence that lies behind his work is subtle, ingenious, reflective and steeped in knowledge of both eastern and western philosophies. De Vries's early training as a botanist broadens his frame of reference still further." "De Vries's art springs from his conviction that a proper contemplation and experience of nature is essential to living in any meaningful sense, from a profound awareness of the present disjunction between people and their natural environment, and an intuitive certainty that the careful persuasion and prompts embodied in his work will nudge us in the right direction." "Here, the distinguished writer on art Mel Gooding contributes a critical overview of de Vries's work setting it in an art historical context and appraising it as an important reflection of the cultural consciousness of the late twentieth and early twenty-first Centuries."--BOOK JACKET
An alphabet by Peter Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2007 by paul stolper and Coriander Studio to coincide with an exhibition of limited edition prints at the paul stolper gallery, London
Ben Johnson : Foster in view by Ben Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than thirty years Ben Johnson has been documenting the work of one of today's most acclaimed architects in photographs that have served as source material for his own neo-realist paintings. Included in this intimate volume are nearly all of Foster's most celebrated projects, such the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the restoration of the Reichstag, Hong Kong and Beijing Airports; and the Great Court at the British Museum"--Prestel WWW site
The book of Shrigley by David Shrigley( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop artist David Shrigley's work is immediate, sometimes rude, and very funny, "like a psychotic version of Matt Groening's 'Life in Hell' cartoons" (The Guardian). His darkly brilliant, addictively hilarious scrawls from the subconscious have already made him a star in the UK, with a growing legion of fans around the globe. The Book of Shrigley is the most extensive and the first widely available showcase of his edgy but accessible off-kilter vision. Here are bad-tempered pets, strange attractions, work, S-E-X, knitting, wrestling, and a host of other everyday activities, dangers, and amusements laid bare in Shrigley's urgently illustrated panels and wickedly mischievous punch lines. Made up of almost entirely new work and bursting with color and unsettlingly funny truths, The Book of Shrigley is the ideal introduction to this comic genius and the book fans have been waiting for
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Abstract art
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Gooding, Mel Professor

English (188)

German (6)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Artists, land, naturePatrick HeronPublic--art--space : a decade of Public Art Commissions Agency, 1987-1997ABZSpeaking of art : four decades of art in conversationWilliam Alsop : buildings and projectsNational and University Library, Ljubljana : Jože PlečnikThe playful eye