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Munroe, Alexandra

Works: 98 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 5,076 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Contributor, wat, Moderator, Author of introduction, zxx, Editor, Curator, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandra Munroe
Japanese art after 1945 : scream against the sky by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of numerous and diverse artists, working in everything from painting and sculpture to video, film and performance art
Yes Yoko Ono by Alexandra Munroe( Recording )

21 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book is the first full survey of the artist's career to include work in all media, including film and music. An introductory essay by Alexandra Munroe explores Ono's life, her relationship to international avant-garde movements in America and Japan, and the aspects of her art and thought that have guided her prolific production over four decades. Jon Hendrick's study of Ono and Fluxus offers new insights into her contributions to one of the most radical collectives in the history of modern art. Essays by Murray Sayle, David Ross, and Jann S. Wenner enrich our understanding of Ono's complex role as one of the most public icons of the late twentieth century"--Bk. jacket
The third mind : American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asian art, literature and philosophy to American creative culture spanning the early modern through contemporary periods. It documents how the visual and conceptual langauge of American art evolved through a process of appropriation and integration that runs consistently from the 1860s to the 1980s, when globalization came to eclipse earlier, more deliberate modes of cultural transmission. Opening with the late nineteenth-century Aesthetic movement that arose from Boston's Transcendentalist circles, this chronological and thematic history reveals the Asian courses that also shaped abstract art, Conceptual art, Minimalism and the neo-avant-garde as they unfolded in New York and on the West Coast." "This illustrated catalogue features essays by leading scholars in art history, history, Asian studies, and postcolonial religions and cultural studies."--Jacket
Cai Guo-Qiang : I want to believe by Guoqiang Cai( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the innovative body of work by Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang - best known for his spectacular artworks using gunpowder. It presents a chronological and thematic survey that charts the artist's creation of a distinctive visual and conceptual language across four mediums: drawings made from gunpowder fuses and explosive powders laid on paper and ignited; explosion events, documented by videos, photographs, and preparatory drawings; large-scale installations; and social projects, wherein the artist works with local communities to create an art event or exhibitions site, documented by photographs. Featuring works from the 1980s to the present, this volume illuminates Cai's significant formal and conceptual contributions to contemporary international art practices and social activism. Generously illustrated with more than 230 images, this volume includes essays by Alexandra Munroe, David Joselit, Miwon Kwon, and Wang Hui - along with 54 documented plate entries. It is the defining scholarly publication of the artist thus far."--Jacket
The art of Mu Xin : landscape paintings and prison notes by Xin Mu( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mu Xin (b. 1927) is one of the leading artist-intellectuals of the Chinese diaspora. Now living in New York City, he is known for his complex writings and paintings. A formidable figure in the cultural and intellectual history of Chinese modernism, Mu Xin is admired for his unique synthesis of Chinese and Western aesthetic sensibilities and intellectual traditions. This beautifully illustrated catalogue focuses on a group of thirty-three landscape paintings that Mu Xin painted between 1977 and 1979, in the immediate aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. Many of these works have never been exhibited or published in the West. In addition, the book features Mu Xin's Prison Notes, sixty-six sheets that were written when the artist was in solitary confinement in China in 1971-72"--Jacket
Gutai : splendid playground by Ming Tiampo( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gutai Art Association was founded by Yoshihara Jiro in 1954 in the cosmopolite town of Ashiya, near Osaka. The group spanned two generations, totaling 59 artists and is one of the most radical movements in postwar Japanese art history. Published in conjunction with the first United States museum retrospective ever devoted to Gutai, exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, "Gutai: Splendid Playground" surveys the influential Japanese collective and artistic movement. This exhibition catalogue aims to demonstrate the range of bold and innovative creativity present in the avant-garde movement, to examine the aesthetic strategies in the cultural, social and political context of postwar Japan and the West, and to further establish Gutai in an expanded, transnational history and critical discourse of modern art."--Publisher description
The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art by Edward Fry( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daido Moriyama : stray dog by Sandra S Phillips( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Ufan : marking infinity by U-hwan Yi( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first North American museum retrospective devoted to artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan (b. 1936, Korea), Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity charts Lee's creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical language that has radicalized and expanded the possibilities for sculpture and painting. Deeply versed in modern philosophy, Lee is an influential writer on aesthetics and contemporary art and is recognized as the key theorist of Mono-ha, an antiformalist, materials-based art movement that developed in Tokyo in the late 1960s."--Jacket
Edmund de Waal by A. S Byatt( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring contributions from Emma Crichton-Miller, Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, AS Byatt, Alexandra Munroe, and Deborah Saunt. The first complete survey of de Waal's career to date, this groundbreaking monograph encompasses major exhibitions and installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Liverpool, and the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Stunning photography conveys the delicacy of de Waal's works and provides a rare glimpse into his studio practice. In addition to being one of the world's leading ceramicists, de Waal is also a renowned historian of the medium. His critical and personal essays and poetry are interspersed throughout the book, bringing to light the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives. Together, de Waal's art and writing speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the attendant history of their collection and display. Contributions to this monograph by novelists Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, and AS Byatt appear alongside critical essays by Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe, journalist Emma Crichton-Miller, and architect Deborah Saunt. Elegant papers and a tooled case make Edmund de Waal an exquisitely collectable object
New public architecture : recent projects( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Japanese art in America by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yayoi Kusama : the 1950s and 1960s : paintings, sculpture, works on paper by Yayoi Kusama( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Dansaekhwa( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese art after 1945 : scream against the sky by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om japansk kunst efter 1945
The third mind : American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1969( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores how the art, literature, and philosophical systems of "the East" have inspired experiential, contemplative, and process-oriented art and literature, defining seminal ideas that have given rise to abstract, Conceptual, Minimalist, and neo-avant-garde art movements in America."--Page 10
Max Gimblett by Max Gimblett( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three close friends of artist Max Gimblett bring together their talents to present a portrait of an artist in his fiftieth year of painting. Includes interviews on subjects such as Gimblett's spiritual beliefs, philosophy, and life as an artist
Alternative visions : greeting from the Gallery at Takashimaya = Tōmeina kuro no shi : Takashimaya Nyūyōku Gyararī kaisetsu ni yosete by Hiromitsu Morimoto( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Signs : zeitgenössische chinesische Kunst im Namen der Schrift( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and China after 1989 : theater of the world by Alexandra Munroe( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published on the occasion of the largest exhibition of contemporary art from China ever mounted in North America, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Art and China after 1989 : Theater of the World' explores recent experimental art from 1989 to 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history. Featuring over 150 iconic and lesser-known artworks by more than 70 artists and collectives, this catalog offers an interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art framed by the geopolitical dynamics attending the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization and the rise of China. Critical essays explore how Chinese artists have been both agents and skeptics of China's arrival as a global presence, while an extensive entry section offers detailed analysis on works made in a broad range of experimental mediums, including film and video, ink, installation, land art and performance, as well as painting and photography."--Résumé de l'éditeur
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Japanese art after 1945 : scream against the sky
Yes Yoko OnoThe third mind : American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989Cai Guo-Qiang : I want to believeThe art of Mu Xin : landscape paintings and prison notesDaido Moriyama : stray dogJapanese art after 1945 : scream against the skyThe third mind : American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1969
Alternative Names
먼로, 알렉산드라

孟璐, 亚历山德拉

English (124)

German (2)