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Thompson, Jon 1936-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 168 publications in 6 languages and 3,115 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Redactor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NB497.D44, 730.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Thompson
How to read a modern painting : understanding and enjoying the modern masters by Jon Thompson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information. A natural companion to Abrams' "How to Read a Painting," this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history's most compelling periods
Richard Deacon by Jon Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Deacon by Richard Deacon( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Deacon has occupied the foreground of British sculpture since the 1980s. His virtuoso constructions in wood or metal range in scale from the domestic to the monumental, their structure recalling both engineering and anatomy. The forms he creates evoke the material world of everyday artefacts and the inner world of the body, as a site of sensuality, memory and language." "The survey by British writer and curator Jon Thompson traces the genealogy of Deacon's work in relation to language; the artist talks with Italian scholar Pier Luigi Tazzi, co-Director of Documenta IX, about the context of space and place; US art critic Peter Schjeldahl reveals the complexities of a single sculpture, Keeping the Faith (1992). Deacon's selected text, by renowned anthropologist Mary Douglas, is on dirt 'as matter out of place'. His own writings are on subjects ranging from Rilke's poetry to the car as public sculpture. This revised and expanded second edition includes over fifty additional pages documenting Deacon's work from 1995 to 2000. Deacon's recent writings - a key text, 'In Praise of Television', and an interview with critic Ian Tromp - accompany an update essay by Penelope Curtis, Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Curtis approaches Deacon's recent work through an examination of the links between his drawings and collages and the three-dimensional sculptures. She reveals the continuing experimental nature of Deacon's work, which despite being the subject of international public commissions, resists the formulaic and the monumental."--Jacket
Hunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576 by Jon Thompson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piero Manzoni by Piero Manzoni( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner worlds outside by Felix Andrada( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panamarenko : for clever scholars, astronomers, and doctors by Panamarenko( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de door vliegen gefascineerde Belgische beeldend kunstenaar (1940) aan de hand van een aantal van zijn bekendste bouwsels
The collected writings of Jon Thompson by Jon Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the collected writings of British artist, writer and professor Jon Thompson. As a teacher of artists, Thompson is credited as one of the most influential of his generation. He began writing in the late 1970s, and unlike much of the previous critical writings on academic art history, Thompson's careful research, depth of historical knowledge and insight into an artist's work and approach was quickly recognised as authoritative, fresh and exciting. Thompson taught at Goldsmiths College, London, Middlesex University and Jan van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands, writing influential essays on a wide range of artists including his former students Richard Deacon, Steve McQueen and Mark Wallinger
Towards a theory of the image by Towards a theory of the image( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van de moderne schilderkunst : van Courbet tot Warhol by Jon Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art school : Paul Winstanley by Paul Winstanley( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley's exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system's existence is more fraught than ever. In his latest series, Paul Winstanley documents undergraduate studio spaces from over 50 art colleges across the United Kingdom. These rough and ready, nearly neutral spaces are photographed as found: empty between school years. - Publisher's description
Mat Collishaw by Mat Collishaw( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panamarenko : for clever scholars, astronomers, and doctors by Panamarenko( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderne Malerei : die Bilder der Maler der Moderne entschlüsseln und verstehen( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mundos interiores al descubierto by Jon Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra reúne 145 piezas organizadas en cinco secciones: paisajes imaginarios y ciudades fantásticas; sueños fantásticos y cuentos de miedo; el cuerpo erótico; rostros y máscaras ; y la seducción del lenguaje. Su propósito es desmontar muchos de los mitos que rodean a los creadores marginales, sacando a la luz las afinidades entre el arte marginal y no marginal y el impacto de outsiders desconocidos en algunos reconocidos artistas del siglo XX, confrontando obras de Antoni Tàpies, Joan Miró o Paul Klee con piezas de artistas marginales como Adolf Wölfli, considerando que unos y otros son las dos caras de la misma tendencia moderna, partícipes de un discurso común que enlaza las artes visuales con las ciencias sociales, incluidas la antropología, la sociología, la psicología y el psicoanálisis
Panamarenko by Panamarenko( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van werk van de Belgische beeldend kunstenaar (1940), bevlogen bouwer van vlieg-, vaar- en duiktoestellen
A caccia in Paradiso : arte di corte nella Persia del Cinquecento( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve McQueen by Steve McQueen( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sens caché de la peinture moderne : de Courbet à Warhol by Jon Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and enjoying the modern masters by Jon Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide analyses more than 200 works of modern art, describing each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides biographical information to help the reader unlock the painting's meaning
 
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Alternative Names
Jon Thompson

Jon Thompson britischer Künstler, Kurator und Hochschullehrer

Thompson, J.

Tompson, Jon

جان تامپسون

トンプソン, ジョン

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Richard DeaconRichard DeaconHunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576Piero ManzoniInner worlds outsidePanamarenko : for clever scholars, astronomers, and doctorsThe collected writings of Jon ThompsonPanamarenko : for clever scholars, astronomers, and doctorsUnderstanding and enjoying the modern masters