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Batchelor, David 1955-

Works: 80 works in 245 publications in 11 languages and 4,307 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, pre, Collaborator
Classifications: N6494.R4, 709.2
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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars by Briony Fer( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,045 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 )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 543 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
Chromophobia by David Batchelor( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 91 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
Anne Katrine Dolven by David Batchelor( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob law : a retrospective by Bob Law( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst and the Surrealist revolution( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 48 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Cragg by Tony Cragg( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Batchelor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview-based profile of the artist
La peur de la couleur by David Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Besemer by Linda Besemer( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 21 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

Robert Rauschenberg by Bernice Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre Pollock et Warhol, l'expressionnisme abstrait et le pop art, Rauschenberg occupe une place privilégiée. Il intégre le quotidien sous toutes ses formes, en même temps qu'il mêle les techniques de la peinture à la sculpture en passant par le happening. Ses oeuvres exposées ont été créées entre 1995 et 2002
Lawrence Weiner by Alexander Alberro( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence Weiner's art can appear painted across an entire building, floating inside a souvenir biro or sung as a lyric by a country and western band. One of the canonical conceptual artists of the 1960s, this American-born artist was among the first to 'dematerialize' the object of art into the realm of language and ideas. He composes texts which describe process, material and structure whilst evoking a poetic vision which unfolds in the reader's mind. They are also contingent on the geography, architecture or function of a particular site and the viewer's personal associations. Using a utilitarian yet elegant typeface, stark monochrome or vivid colours, his works have a striking formal beauty. Dedicated to the circulation of art and ideas, one statement can take the form of myriad media ranging from paint to stone to video, considering the issue of artistic possession as a cultural phenomenon." "This book is the first comprehensive survey of an internationally celebrated artist who continues to make new commissions around the world."--Jacket
Dali and surrealism( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 16 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
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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars
Alternative Names
Batchelor, D. 1955-

David Batchelor

David Batchelor British artist

David Batchelor Brits kunstenaar

David Batchelor schottischer Künstler und Autor

MinimalismColourChromophobiaSpiral city & other vicarious pleasuresBob law : a retrospectiveThe shape of things to come : new sculptureRealismo, racionalismo, surrealismo : el arte de entreguerrasLawrence Weiner