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Gooding, Mel

Overview
Works: 297 works in 563 publications in 5 languages and 8,086 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Designs and plans  Portraits  Popular works  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Redactor, Collaborator
Classifications: N6494.A2, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mel Gooding
Abstract art by Mel Gooding ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 637 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."--BOOK JACKET
Patrick Heron by Mel Gooding ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 452 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
Artists, land, nature by Mel Gooding ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 379 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."--BOOK JACKET
Public--art--space : a decade of Public Art Commissions Agency, 1987-1997 by Mel Gooding ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 357 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 )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billedværk med gengivelser af modernistiske alfabeter og skrifttyper fra første halvdel af det 20. århundrede
Speaking of art : four decades of art in conversation by William Furlong ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 293 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
Alphabets & other signs ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruce McLean by Mel Gooding ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den engelske kunstner Bruce McLean f.1946
William Alsop : buildings and projects by Mel Gooding ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Hoyland by Mel Gooding ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the career of the renowned contemporary artist, John Hoyland. Hoyland emerged as Britain's leading abstract painter in the 1960s, exhibiting with both the influential Situation group in 1960 and '61 and the young New Generation artists in 1965. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991
Gillian Ayres by Mel Gooding ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
F.E. McWilliam : sculpture, 1932-1989 by Mel Gooding ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playful eye ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visuele of optische grapjes en spelletjes uit de negentiende en begin twintigste eeuw
Song of the earth by Mel Gooding ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Song of the Earth' showcases the work of six important contemporary artists who work in the landscape and make use of the materials and processes of nature
National and University Library, Ljubljana : Jože Plečnik by Mel Gooding ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 194 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
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 183 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 183 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
Painter as critic : Patrick Heron, selected writings by Patrick Heron ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artists by Gautier Deblonde ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ceri Richards by Mel Gooding ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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