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Batchelor, David 1955-

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Works: 63 works in 130 publications in 4 languages and 2,867 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: N6494.R4, 709.041
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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars by Briony Fer ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,023 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 )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auth: Royal College of Art, London, Co-published with Tate Gallery
Gary Hume : British Pavilion, XLVIII Venice Biennale, 13 June-7 Novermer 1999 by Gary Hume ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spiral city & other vicarious pleasures by Melanie Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob law : a retrospective by Bob Law ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of things to come : new sculpture by Saatchi Gallery ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minimalisme by David Batchelor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschouwing over het minimalisme als kunststroming
Max Ernst and the Surrealist revolution ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 43 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 )
4 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachel Whiteread : plaster sculptures by Rachel Whiteread ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linda Besemer by Linda Besemer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mondrian ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program discusses the abstract art of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Mondrian's painting is conventionally understood as clinical, calculated art from which all traces of life have been expunged by a process of rigorous purification. It is also among the best known of all abstract art owing to its bright colours and large simple shapes
La peur de la couleur by David Batchelor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrealism by Open University ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chromaphobia : ancient and modern, and a few notable exceptions by David Batchelor ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dali and surrealism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Discusses Dali's techniques and the symbolism he employed in his art. Also examines the surrealist movement and Dali's place within it
Mondrian presented by David Batchelor ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piet Mondrian's geometric shapes are his contribution to 20th-century abstract art. This program focuses on his works from 1915 to 1921
Cromofobias by David Batchelor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chromophobia by David Batchelor ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 6 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
Gary Hume [at] Whitechapel Art Gallery by Gary Hume ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Batchelor, D. 1955-
David Batchelor
Languages
English (82)
Spanish (5)
French (2)
Dutch (1)
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