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Batchelor, David 1955-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 297 publications in 11 languages and 5,356 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  History  Filmed interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  Slides 
Roles: Author, zxx, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Artist, pre
Classifications: N6494.R4, 709.041
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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars by Briony Fer( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third in a series of four books about art and its interpretation from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. The books seek to explain the most important issues confronting any study of modern art, without attempting exhaustive coverage. They present a range of approaches characteristic of current art-historical debates. The authors of the present book address debates in, and about, the avant-garde in the years between the two world wars. The first chapter, '"This liberty and this order": art in France after the First World War', considers responses by artists, primarily in France, to the First World War. The emergence of a 'School of Paris', and the competing avant-gardes of Purism, Dada and early Surrealism, is related to the wider social conditions existing in the wake of both devastation and victory. However, there is also a concern to indicate ways in which art can achieve independence from its framing conditions. Chapter 2, 'The language of construction', looks at the emergence of a concept of construction art. The focus is the post-revolutionary Soviet Union, though work in France and Weimar Germany is also considered. There is an examination of why construction proved so powerful a metaphor for artists at this time, and this leads to a consideration of ideas of utility and decoration in art and design. Chapter 3, 'Surrealism, myth and psychoanalysis', considers aspects of Surrealism, with an emphasis on questions of sexual difference. It looks at Surrealism's use of the legacy of Freud, and studies a wide range of textual and photographic sources in addition to paintings. In particular, there is a review of Surrealist magazines and the contribution of Georges Bataille. The final chapter, 'Realisms and realities', addresses the widespread debate over the question of Realism in art. For many, Realism represented an alternative to what was seen as the isolation or even elitism of the avant-garde, a viewpoint that gained support from the adoption of Socialist Realism as the official art form of the Soviet Union. However, other voices insisted that the avant-garde had a role to play in the development of a modern realism adequate to the conditions of the twentieth century
Minimalism by David Batchelor( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auth: Royal College of Art, London, Co-published with Tate Gallery
Chromophobia by David Batchelor( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batchelor coins the term "chromophobia"--A fear of corruption or contamination through color--in a meditation on color in western culture. Batchelor analyzes the history of, and the motivations behind, chromophobia, from its beginnings through examples of nineteenth-century literature, twentieth-century architecture and film to Pop art, minimalism and the art and architecture of the present day. He argues that there is a tradition of resistance to colour in the West, exemplified by many attempts to purge color from art, literature and architecture. Batchelor seeks to analyze the motivations behind chromophobia, considering the work of writers and philosophers who have used color as a significant motif, and offering new interpretations of familiar texts and works of art
Colour by David Batchelor( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists surveyed include: Joseph Albers, Mel Bochner, Daniel Buren, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Jimmie Durham, Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Gauguin, Donald Judd, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Yves Klein, Kazimir Malevich, Piero Manzoni, Henri Matisse, Henri Michaux, Beatriz Milhazes, Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Helio Oiticica, Paul Signac, Ad Reinhardt, Gerhard Richter, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Bridget Riley, Mark Rothko, Yinka Shonibare, Jessica Stockholder, Theo van Doesburg, Vincent van Gogh, Victor Vasarely, Rachel Whiteread. Writers include: Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Charles Baudelaire, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Charles Blanc, Jacques Derrida, Thierry de Duve, Umberto Eco, Victoria Finlay, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Johannes Itten, Julia Kristeva, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, John Ruskin, Adrian Stokes, Ludwig Wittgenstein
Tony Cragg by Tony Cragg( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Katrine Dolven by David Batchelor( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Hume : British Pavilion, XLVIII Venice Biennale, 13 June-7 Novermer 1999 by Gary Hume( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Tilbury? by David Batchelor( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob law : a retrospective by Bob Law( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiral city & other vicarious pleasures by Melanie Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children in the dark by David Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of things to come : new sculpture by Lupe Núñez-Fernández( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys international trends over the last 10 years - a return to figuration, exploration of scale, the dissolution of the very boundaries of traditional sculpture - in works by 20 artists
Max Ernst and the Surrealist revolution by David Batchelor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surrealist manifestos often used the term 'revolution, ' so why do the paintings contain hardly anything explicitly political? Presented by art historian David Batchelor, this program looks at the relationship between Surrealism's stated political commitments and examples of Max Ernst's works produced under its tenets. Batchelor, along with Professor Dawn Ades of the University of Essex and Dr. Sarah Wilson of the Courtauld Institute of Art, closely examine a number of canvases exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1991. A 1961 BBC interview with Ernst rounds out this program."--Container
Realismo, racionalismo, surrealismo : el arte de entreguerras by Briony Fer( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The October colouring-in book by David Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Batchelor's latest series of drawings (2012-13) disrupts October's orderly monochromatic universe with circles, triangles and rectangles of brilliant transparent colour and planes of opaque black. Drawn over every page of October No. 1 (summer 1976), his varied abstract compositions interrupt the intended 'textual clarity' of the journal with a carnivalesque play of form and colour
Brogan & sons by David Batchelor( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dislocated man by David Batchelor( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Whiteread : plaster sculptures by Rachel Whiteread( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peur de la couleur by David Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondrian : from naturalism to abstraction by Piet Mondrian( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is conventionally understood as clinical, calculated art from which all traces of life have been expunged. With its bright colors and large, simple shapes it is frequently "quoted"in interior and product design. Mondrian's own writings lend weight to this image of his art as rational and almost mechanically pure, yet in this program David Batchelor argues that this perspective does scant justice to Mondrian's actural paintings
 
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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars
Alternative Names
Batchelor, D. 1955-

David Batchelor

David Batchelor artista británico

David Batchelor British artist

David Batchelor Brits kunstenaar

David Batchelor schottischer Künstler und Autor

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MinimalismChromophobiaColourBob law : a retrospectiveSpiral city & other vicarious pleasuresThe shape of things to come : new sculptureRealismo, racionalismo, surrealismo : el arte de entreguerras