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Fondation Beyeler

Works: 240 works in 742 publications in 5 languages and 14,291 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Designs and plans  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, his, Publisher, Other, Contributor, isb, sht, 475
Classifications: NB237.C28, 709.2
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Calder/Miró by Alexander Calder( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and painter Joan Miro (1893-1983) became lifelong friends after their first meeting in Paris in 1928. This book and the exhibition it accompanies are about their extraordinary friendship and the early years of their careers." "The charming correspondence between Calder and Miro is published here for the first time. It begins in 1928 with Calder's letter introducing himself to Miro and continues after Calder's death with Miro's poetic homage to his old friend. Rare photographs of the two men together and of the gifts of artwork they exchanged document the friendship. An extensive chronology highlights the intersecting lives of the two artists and, with the correspondence, opens a window into the personal and professional lives of these two giants of artistic invention." "Calder and Miro shared many artistic interests, and the catalogue is organized around common themes such as the circus, bestiary, universe, and constellations. The artists shared an ambition to create monumental works for public spaces, but while waiting for those opportunities their unique approach to their work allowed them to achieve monumentality on a reduced scale. Miro's small Constellations evoke the tradition of Romanesque frescoes, while Calder's earliest stabiles and mobiles occupy space in a way that transcends their size, paving the way for later monumental works. The editors, in their two essays and in their organization of the color plates, focus on the first two decades of the artists' careers, culminating in the monumental public commissions that Calder and Miro received for the decoration of the Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, in 1947"--Jacket
Mark Rothko : Fondation Beyeler : exhibition, 18 February-29 April 2001 by Mark Rothko( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art by Markus Brüderlin( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an in-depth study of this major theme in 20th century art history. It begins with the innovative pictorial conception of Philipp Otto Runge, whose early 19th century paintings featured the last genuine form in the history of ornament, the arabesque. The arabesque had an influence via Symbolism (Maurice Denis, Paul Gauguin) and Art Nouveau (Henry van de Velde, Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann) on painting's move towards abstraction (Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Adolf Hoelzel), which resulted on the one hand in a non-figurative, geometric structure of lines (Mondrian), and on the other, in the swirls of Matisse and Jackson Pollock. Side by side with the "royal way" of Cubism, arabesque abstraction therefore opens up a second doorway to the world of non-figurative art." "Significant influences also result from the modern artists' preoccupation with the ornamentation found in distant cultures, such as Matisse with the Orient and Oceania, Ad Reinhardt with Asian culture, and American painting with pre-Columbian ornament (Josef Albers, Barnett Newman). Referring also to Minimalism, new media, digital technology, the Renaissance and the Rococo, the book celebrates the impact of ornament on abstract art, as well as showcasing a remarkable array of masterpieces."--Jacket
Edvard Munch : signs of modern art by Edvard Munch( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Though he is more often viewed as a semi-lunatic Symbolist or proto-Expressionist, the great Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was in fact a forerunner of much Modern art. His works concentrate on the human dramas of love and death, and on contemporary conditions of claustrophobia and alienation-or what he called "the modern life of the soul"--Frequently deploying contemporary effects to depict this condition. He worked in paint, printmaking and photography (though he once wrote that "the camera cannot compete with a brush and canvas, as long as it can't be used in heaven and hell"). Edvard Munch: Signs of Modern Art assesses the significance of Munch's oeuvre as a highly independent contribution to Modern art, drawing on more than 100 paintings, as well as 60 drawings and prints. In flouting the boundaries between the genres of painting and printmaking, in his work with photography and film, and through his emphasis on process-for example exposing his paintings to outdoor weather-Munch opened up a turn-of-the-century view of the future
Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) quickly became one of art history's most luminescent personalities; his friendships with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Madonna, as well as his tragic death at the age of twenty-seven, are the stuff of legend. This retrospective publication traces the artist's unique career and pinpoints his important position in art history. Basquiat's works are marked by the kind of intensity and energy that also determined the course of his brief life. In just eight years--comparable to the career of Egon Schiele--Basquiat not only managed to create an extensive oeuvre, but also to establish new figurative and expressive elements alongside Conceptual and Minimal Art. At the age of twenty-one, he became the youngest artist ever to be invited to the documenta, while his work also anticipated that of Germany's Junge Wilde movement and the art of the nineties."--Publisher's website
Francis Bacon and the tradition of art by Wilfried Seipel( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenny Holzer by Jenny Holzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over thirty years, Jenny Holzer's work has paired the use of text and the centrality of installation to exaimen emotional and societal realities. Her choice of forms and media brings a sensate experience to the multiple voices, opinions, and attitudes that shape everyday life. With a turn in practice towards a greater visual and environmental presence, Holzer joins political bravura and formal beauty, sensitivity, and power. This publication centers on Jenny Holzer's work from 1990 to the present."--Jacket
Vienna 1900 : Klimt, Schiele, and their times : a total work of art by Barbara Steffen( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This opulent production on Viennese modernism features epoch-making paintings and precious objects from the most important artists, architects, furniture designers and craftspeople
Renzo Piano : Fondation Beyeler : a home for art by Markus Brüderlin( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Fondation Beyeler building opened in Riehen, Switzerland in 1997. It was designed to house the collection privately built up by Ernst and Hildy Beyeler until 1982. Both before and after 1982 parts of the collection were viewable in the couple's own Galerie Beyeler [also located in Riehen]. Between 1982 and 1997 [when the Galerie closed] the collection was administered by the Fondation Beyeler [betwen 1982 and 1997 an administrative body only]. From 1997 the Fondation Beyeler became the name of both the administrative body and the new building
Marlene Dumas : the image as burden by Marlene Dumas( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent and influential painters working today. In an era dominated by the mass media and a proliferation of images, her work is a testament to the meaning and potency of painting. Dumas draws on her expansive visual archive and the nuances of language to create intense, psychologically charged works which explore themes such as sexuality, love, death and guilt, often referencing art history and current affairs. Her paintings and drawings are characterized by their extraordinary expressiveness and sometimes controversial subject matter. This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanies a major exhibition at the Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum and the Fondation Beyeler. Surveying the artist's oeuvre from the mid-70s to the present, it features over 100 of her most important paintings and drawings alongside lesser-known works from the early period of her career. The Image as Burden also includes a new interview with the artist; extracts from previously published but lesser-known texts (some available in English for the first time); and a new short story from prize-winning author Colm Tóibín written in response to the paintings. Essays and texts from a wide range of contributors examine the key themes and motifs in her work and reflect on Dumas' entire career
The surrealist Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume - the first reference book devoted to the surrealist work of the artist - analyses Picasso's creative activity during and alongside the surrealist movement. Thematic texts reveal the extraordinary wealth of Picasso's oeuvre during this time, and a dictionary of poetic imagery explores the various possibilities of meaning in his writing. Finally, a detailed chronology places this crucial period within its intellectual and historical context."--Jacket
Anselm Kiefer : the seven heavenly palaces, 1973-2001 by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Austrian writer Christoph Ransmayr has contributed an inspired literary investigation of the work and life of this artist living near the French village of Barjac. He takes us through La Ribaute, the artist's studio compound, past glass houses and leaden installations, through poppy fields and dense scrub, through underground passages and containers filled with pictures and sculptures. Meanwhile, the photographer Thomas Flechtner has captured fleeting visual impressions of this creative terrain. Markus Bruderlin, Mark Rosenthal and Katharina Schmidt, each with a deep knowledge of Anselm Kiefer's work, have provided illuminating introductions to the individual chapters that go to make up this detailed compendium which, focusing on four major areas of Anselm Kiefer's work, offers the reader an insight into the specific emblematics used by this artist as well as into the process of his pictorial production and the many-faceted nature of his artistic output."--Jacket
Action painting : Jackson Pollock by Jackson Pollock( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The trend of individual expression has gathered momentum in the course of the history of modern painting, with artistic works becoming evermore representative of their creator's personality. Although a relatively constant development since Realism and Impressionism, the popularity of this concept peaked with the gestural painting of the post-World War II period, particularly in the works of Jackson Pollock. His pioneering "drip" technique introduced the notion of Action Painting; the canvas became a space with which the artist would actively engage." "Featuring works by twenty-seven major representatives, this publication is devoted to the fundamental aspects of gestural abstraction from 1945 to 1965, examining the common traits as well as the differences in painting methods between America and Europe. Essays by acclaimed specialists, alongside introductions to all of the featured artists, make this volume an enlightening presentation of one of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century, "--Jacket
Fernand Léger by Fernand Léger( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over en beeldend overzicht van het schilderwerk van de Franse beeldend kunstenaar (1881-1955), waarin met name de Amerikaanse dimensie in zijn werk aan de orde komt
Edgar Degas : the late work by Edgar Degas( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In light of the popular, "beautiful" paintings of his Impressionist phase, it is easy to lose sight of the complexity of the oeuvre of Edgar Degas (1834-1917). All his life, the artist experimented with printing techniques and drawing as well as photography and sculpture. In his late work (1890-1910/12), the delicate, detailed painting of his mature period yields to a unique pleasure in technical experimentation and an obsessive creativity, which increasingly liberated the means of depiction from its reproductive function. As if in a dreamlike state, the present and past, things seen and remembered, are united, resulting in nude studies, ballet scenes, landscapes, and portraits. This is the first publication to present a comprehensive view of the technical diversity and wide range of themes in Degas' oeuvre."--Publisher's website
Max Ernst retrospective by Max Ernst( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Ernst (1891-1976) is one of the most versatile artists of the modern era. Starting out as a Dadaist in Cologne, he soon became one of the pioneers of Surrealism in Paris. In his persistent discovery of new figures, forms, and techniques, Ernst continued to reorient himself throughout his life, creating a unique body of work whose development was influenced by his eventful life and changing domiciles in Europe and America. The ingenuity in his treatment of the sources of his paintings and inspiration, the different stages of his work, and the changing themes are stunning. The publication shows the wealth of the artist's oeuvre in an exemplary selection of around 170 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures, making it possible to experience his approach, which involved drawing on the past, the current political events of the day, and a prophetic, visionary view of the future."--Publisher's website
Surrealism in Paris by Philippe Büttner( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Courbet by Ulf Küster( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) gilt als Vorkämpfer der sozial engagierten Malerei, er ist der wichtigste Vertreter des Realismus. Diese der schonungslosen Darstellung der Wahrheit verpflichtete Kunstrichtung stellte die von der Akademie geprägte, idealisierende Malerei infrage und schockierte die Pariser Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhunderts. Courbet wurde zu einer Leitfigur der aufrührerischen Künstlerboheme und pflegte regen Austausch mit tonangebenden Dichtern und Künstlern. Er war aber keineswegs nur Bürgerschreck, sondern vor allem ein großer Revolutionär der Landschaftsmalerei. Das Buch führt anhand von sieben Essays zu ausgewählten Aspekten in das Leben und Werk des Künstlers ein, dessen Gemälde auch diejenigen begeistern, die sich nicht täglich mit Kunst beschäftigen. Courbets ungeheuer reichhaltiges Schaffen und sein aufregendes Leben lohnen es, immer wieder neu entdeckt zu werden
Serra, Brancusi : Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra : a handbook of possibilities by Constantin Brancusi( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The starting point for this book is the work of Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), as expressed in his reduction of volume to tease out formal essence. Some thirty-five exemplary works by Brancusi, among them 'The Kiss' and the 'Column of the Infinite', thus initiate a line of inquiry into the essence and the possibilities of sculpture, the discussion of which continues with a selection of works from different periods by Richard Serra (born 1939), whose art opens up new 'ways of seeing' to his viewers. The resulting juxtaposition of Brancusi's sensuous modeling of marble, bronze, wood, and plaster with Serra's minimalist steel sculptures set in motion a fascinating dialogue. The essays by Friedrich Teja Bach, Alfred Pacquement, Oliver Wick, and others conspire with the concentrated selection of works to underscore not only the contrasts between these two pioneering artists, but also their common ground enabling the reader to experience anew the universal power of sculpture."--Jacket
Ellsworth Kelly : Zwischen-Räume : Werke 1956-2002 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Beyeler Collection.

Beyeler Fondation.

Beyeler Foundation

Beyeler Foundation (Riehen, Suisse)


Beyeler Museum AG

Beyeler-Museum Riehen

Beyeler Museum (Riehen, Suisse)


Fondation Beyeler (Basilea)

Fondation Beyeler museum

Fondation Beyeler Museum im Berowerpark

Fondation Beyeler (Riehen, Basilea, Suïssa)

Fondation Beyeler (Riehen, Suïssa)

Fondazione Beyeler

Foundation Beyeler Museum im Berowerpark

Fundación Beyeler

Fundația Beyeler

Galerie Beyeler (Riehen, Suisse)

Musée Beyeler

Musée de la Fondation Beyeler

Museum Beyeler

Museum der Fondation Beyeler

Museum Ernst Beyeler

Museum Fondation Beyeler.

Museum Fondation Beyeler Riehen

Museum im Berowerpark.

Museum im Berowerpark Riehen

Museum of the Beyeler Foundation

Riehen (Suisse)

Sammlung Beyeler

Sammlung Beyeler (Riehen, Suisse)

Sammlung Ernst Beyeler

Stiftung Beyeler.

Stiftung Beyeler (Riehen, Suisse)


English (160)

German (49)

French (9)

Italian (7)

Spanish (2)

Mark Rothko : Fondation Beyeler : exhibition, 18 February-29 April 2001Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary artEdvard Munch : signs of modern artBasquiatFrancis Bacon and the tradition of artJenny HolzerVienna 1900 : Klimt, Schiele, and their times : a total work of artRenzo Piano : Fondation Beyeler : a home for art