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Anfam, David

Works: 113 works in 279 publications in 4 languages and 7,150 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Adapter, Creator, Collaborator, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: NB1010.K28, 759.13
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Most widely held works by David Anfam
American art in the 20th century : painting and sculpture, 1913-1993 by Christos M Joachimides ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract expressionism by David Anfam ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of Abstract Expressionism, and examines its political implications and the cultural context in which it developed
Mark Rothko : the works on canvas : catalogue raisonné by Mark Rothko ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue raisonné
Edward Hopper by Edward Hopper ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elation of sunlight/ Sheena Wagstaff -- Rothko's Hopper: a strange wholeness/ David Anfam -- Hopper's melancholic gaze/ Margaret Iversen -- Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper/ Peter Wollen -- Hopper's look/ Brian O'Doherty
Anish Kapoor : past, present, future by Anish Kapoor ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume serves as a record of Anish Kapoor's installation for Tate Modern, documenting the creative process through conversations with the artist and photographs of his sketches, maquettes and studio
No limits, just edges : Jackson Pollock paintings on paper by Margaret Holben Ellis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Techniques of the great masters of art ( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume examines the methods of 77 of the Western world's greatest painters, and over 100 of their finest works. This book focuses on individual paintings and describes the techniques associated in the creation of it. It shows the development of painting techniques from the frescoes of Giotto to the acrylic paintings of David Hockney, revealing how the changes in painting technique and the evolution of artists' material went hand in hand. It examines topics such as the palettes, the strokes and the preparation of the canvas, allowing the reader to utilize similar practices in a step by step technical instruction
Mark Rothko : the decisive decade, 1940-1950 by Mark Rothko ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first publication dedicated exclusively to Mark Rothko's art during the critical formative period of the 1940s. Examining the development and artistic exploration of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, this unprecedented volume presents the works of American artist Mark Rothko from the 1940s, a time when his most essential development as a painter occurred, dramatically and in a very compact space of time. During this period, Rothko moved from expressive figurative and surrealist canvases to more abstract multiform subjects and finally to his signature abstractions--luminous rectangles of color suspended in space. Richly illustrated with works by Rothko and his contemporaries, and with essays by prominent Rothko scholars, this important new book deepens our understanding of Rothko's art during this vital period, and that of the mature works that emerged from it."--Publisher's website
Clyfford Still : the artist's museum by Dean Sobel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beckmann & America by Max Beckmann ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Den tyske kunstner Max Beckmanns værker fra hans tid i USA fra 1947 til hans død i 1950. Værkerne ledsages af kommentarer
Dorothea Rockburne : in my mind's eye by Alicia Grant Longwell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born and raised in Montreal, Rockburne first studied at the city's École des Beaux-Arts with Paris-trained painters Paul-Émile Borduas and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Beginning in 1950, she attended the legendary Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina, where classes with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and, perhaps most significantly, the mathematician Max Dehn, had a seminal influence on her work. With fellow students Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and John Chamberlain, she thrived in the unique cross-disciplinary curriculum at Black Mountain and brought this sense of exchange and collaboration when she moved to New York, working in dance and performance in renowned early pieces with Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, and Carolee Schneemann, among many others. Rockburne's work, with the use of materials such as cardboard, sheet metal, and crude oil, began to gain wide attention in New York in the 1960s; in 1971 she had her first solo exhibition at the famed Bykert Gallery. From this early minimalist vocabulary, Rockburne has expanded the discourse to include investigations of, among other themes, the Golden Section, the solar system, and the writings of Pascal, all seamlessly joined in an ongoing synthesis of rigorous intellect and ardent pursuit. This first career retrospective will be accompanied by a 160-page catalogue with 52 full-color illustrations, published by the Museum and distributed by ARTBOOK -- D.A.P. Essayists include the curator, Alicia Longwell, who will provide an overview of the artist's profound engagement with the history of art. Three additional contributors will investigate salient aspects of Rockburne's career: Stéphane Aquin, Curator of Contemporary Art, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, will write about Rockburne's early years in Montreal and the cultural and artistic climate that shaped her future development as an artist; art historian David Anfam will examine Rockburne's work within the context of art world movements and strategies of the 1960s, 70s and 80s; and Robert Lawlor, author of Scared Geometry: Philosophy & Practice, will probe the artist's lifelong engagement with ancient knowledge. The catalogue will also include a selected chronology of life and work with artist's statements."--Publisher's website
Franz Kline : black & white, 1950-1961 by David Anfam ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff collection, 1945 to 1995 by Mark Rosenthal ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract expressionism : a world elsewhere by David Anfam ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garden in Delft : Willem de Kooning landscapes 1928-88 by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythos : Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, Douglas Gordon, Cy Twombly by Uwe M Schneede ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pousette-Dart : predominantly white paintings by David Anfam ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kienholz by Edward Kienholz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Hopper : [anlässlich der Ausstellung Edward Hopper, Tate Modern, London, 27. Mai bis 5. September 2004, Museum Ludwig, Köln, 9. Oktober 2004 bis 9. Januar 2005] by Edward Hopper ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Catalogue publié à l'occasion de l'exposition "Edward Hopper" présentée à la Tate Modern de Londres et au Museum Ludwig de Cologne. Retrace l'oeuvre de Hopper à travers l'analyse de ses thèmes de prédilection et de ses influences (cinéma, théâtre, architecture...), faisant également le parallèle entre son travail et celui de son contemporain Rothko
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Alternative Names
Anfam, David A.
Anfam David A. 1955-....
English (127)
German (7)
French (4)
Polish (1)