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Moorhouse, Paul

Works: 111 works in 352 publications in 2 languages and 6,175 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Art  Portraits  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, wst, Creator, Other
Classifications: NB497.C35, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Moorhouse
Pop art portraits by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

26 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pop Art Portraits is the first publication to explore the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Conceived as a visual dialogue between American and British Pop, it brings together key works by major Pop artists working on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. The book examines the shared preoccupation of these artists with depicting the famous, using images taken from popular culture - advertising, pop music, the cinema, magazines and newspapers. And it shows how Pop Art shattered the conventions of portraiture, creating a new genre of fantasy portraits. Pop Art elevated portraiture to a new, pre-eminent position. Blurring the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, it focused on the individual, creating an art with genuine popular appeal." "Curator and author Paul Moorhouse explores Pop Art's complex and enormously creative engagement with portraiture from the early 1950s to its heyday and maturity in the 1960s. He shows how British and American Pop were closely linked, and also how they differed in terms of context, character and their treatment of imagery. The focus on Marilyn Monroe by artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Pauline Boty, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Indiana and Claes Oldenburg underscores one of the book's principal themes: the way in which Pop Art portraits transformed familiar images to create works of art of technical virtuosity, striking originality and enduring fascination."--Jacket
Bridget Riley by Bridget Riley( Book )

19 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bridget Riley is one of Britain's most celebrated artists, and her career has been distinguished by a series of remarkable innovations. She first attracted critical attention with the dazzling black-and-white paintings she began to make in 1961. Her participation in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965 and her triumph at the Venice Biennale in 1968 - when she became the first living British painter to win the International Prize for painting - established her as an artist of the first rank." "Bridget Riley surveys the artist's entire career and includes key examples of all phases of her work. It offers the opportunity both to review many early, celebrated paintings and to see these afresh in the context of recent works in which light, colour, movement and space are drawn into fresh and unexpected relationships. Numerous preparatory working studies are reproduced to illuminate the artist's complex and fascinating working processes." "Essays from Paul Moorhouse, Richard Shiff and Robert Kudielka provide an overview of her art and career, along with new insights into the relation of Riley's work to theories of aesthetics and perception."--Jacket
Salvador Dalí : eccentric and genius by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the art and life of Salvador Dali
Gerhard Richter portraits : painting appearances by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

23 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Caro by Anthony Caro( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Kossoff by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

20 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Sherman by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book introduces the key achievements of Sherman's career."
Anthony Caro : sculpture towards architecture by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Virtue : London paintings by John Virtue( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Long : a moving world by Richard Long( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to offer a clear and insightful commentary on Richard Long's practice and motivations in the light of the works exhibited at Tate St Ives. The exhibition features new work specially created for the gallery
Anthony Caro : presence by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book surveys Caro's free-standing, floor-based, constructed, abstract sculptures from 1960 to the present. The unifying theme of these works is that they answer Caro's imperative 'to make something that was as important in a room as a person'. The author explores the idea of presence in Caro's sculpture, focusing on the way that in order to invest sculpture with an independent existence and self-contained reality, it was necessary for Caro to purge it of figurative references. As a result, Caro has created sculptures that are 'in the world' but not 'of the world': they have their own individual character, but they exist at a remove, purely for the purpose of contemplation and employing a language of abstract, expressive shape." "Paul Moorhouse's text surveys the development of this central and defining strand of Caro's work, following its successive phases with a focus on distinct themes, including: the idea of presence, the break with 'pretence' and figuration, expression without description, the connection with the human body, the relationship with painting and music, the articulation of space, the connectedness of parts, the denial of mass and the illusion of weightlessness, the idea of place as presence, balance and extension, containment, the use of found material, and, more recently, the admission of semi-figural, allusive elements." "The book outlines the scope and significance of Caro's achievement in liberating and extending the language of sculpture in the late 20th and early 21st century, and in establishing new realities for sculpture for generations to come."--Jaquette
Michael Andrews by Michael Andrews( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen : art & images by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Hundreds of painted and photographic images exist of Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her reign, she has inspired photographers and painters not only to embrace tradition but also to extend the genre of royal portraiture. To coincide with her Diamond Jubilee, this book presents portraits and images by artists including Dorothy Wilding, Cecil Beaton, Pietro Annigoni, Gerhard Richter, Patrick Lichfield, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Annie Leibovitz, that collectively chart the changing portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, and the different ways in which her image has been appropriated and manipulated by artists as well as the mass-media. Over the last sixty years, the Queen's image has provided a fruitful and evocative area for investigation by a range of contemporary artists. Author Paul Moorhouse explores the complex evolution of these representations. Beginning with formal royal portraits, he probes the dialogue between traditional portraiture and a progressive informality in the mass-media. The author shows how this interaction has produced a new iconography that has profoundly extended the idea of the royal portrait and influenced the modern perception of monarchy. The author demonstrates that the broad range of artworks illustrated in the book provide a fascinating lens through which her reign may be viewed, evoking a wider artistic, social and historical context. The result is an inspirational book that sheds new light on the changing face of royal portraiture
Giacometti : pure presence by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Auerbach : London building sites 1952-1962 by Frank Auerbach( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Caro by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The abstract constructions that Anthony Caro began to make in 1960 heralded a revolution in sculpture. Abandoning conventional methods and materials, Caro bolted and welded together pieces of scrap steel, and then painted them in bright colours. No longer confined on a plinth, as if occupying an imaginary space, Caro's work stood directly on the ground. These developments were highly influential, overturning ideas regarding the subject, materials, appearance and potential of sculpture. Here [author] provides an accessbile introduction to a career spanning over fifty years, in which Caro has continued to innovate."--Back cover
Bridget Riley : the stripe paintings 1961-2014 by David Zwirner (Gallery)( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Irvin : life to painting by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great war in portraits by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In viewing the Great War through the portraits of those involved, Paul Moorhouse looks at the bitter-sweet nature of a conflict in which valour and selfless endeavour were qualified by disaster and suffering, and examines the notion of identity how various individuals associated with the war were represented and perceived. The narrative is structured chronologically, with thematic sections devoted to conflicting pairs Royalty and the Assassin, Leaders and Followers, The Valiant and the Damned which reveal the radical differences between those caught up in the conflict in terms of their respective roles, aspirations, experiences, and, ultimately, their destinies. Leaders and Followers, for example, examines the dichotomy between the representation of senior military leaders such as Blumer, Foch, Haig and Hindenburg, who were responsible for directing the war, and that of the ordinary soldiers charged with executing it. While portraits of the generals emphasise their personal profile, gallantry and the trappings of military power, paintings of the rank and file are characterised by a tendency to anonymity, in which individual identity was subsumed with the impression of types. Claude Rogerss imposing painting Gassed, for instance, presented the individual soldier as a kind of cipher, a depersonalised embodiment of common, degraded experience. Illustrated throughout with images both well known and less familiar, the book concludes with a section entitled Tradition and the Avant-Garde, which focuses on the struggle artists faced in finding an appropriate language in which to depict those who had experienced the unimaginable horror at the front: either by resorting to the steadying hand of tradition or a radical visual language of expressive distortion. -- Provided by publisher
Bridget Riley : die Streifenbilder = the stripe paintings, 1961-2012 by Bridget Riley( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bridget RileySalvador Dalí : eccentric and geniusGerhard Richter portraits : painting appearancesAnthony CaroLeon KossoffJohn Virtue : London paintingsRichard Long : a moving worldAnthony Caro : presence