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Baker, George (George Thomas) 1970-

Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 3,986 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, zxx, Author of introduction
Classifications: NB237.S5694, 709.2
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Most widely held works by George Baker
Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realities by Lynne Cooke( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
"Thirty years after his untimely death, Robert Smithson (1938-1973) remains one of the most influential artists of his generation. His complex ideas took root in many forms, including drawings, projects, proposals, sculpture, earthworks, films, and critical writings. Although made in a brief span from the mid-sixties to the early seventies, Smithson's provocative works redefined the language of sculpture. Several months after being included in the seminal exhibition "Primary Structures" at New York's Jewish Museum in 1966, he had his first significant solo exhibition at Dwan Gallery, where he would later curate the exhibition "Earthworks" (1968). His iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty was built at Rozel Point, in the Great Salt Lake in April 1970. Constituted of black basalt rocks and earth, Spiral Jetty forms a coil fifteen-hundred-feet long and fifteen-feet wide, that stretches out counter-clockwise into the lake's viscous red water. Smithson's film Spiral Jetty was completed later that year, and the third component in this ensemble, an essay also titled "The Spiral Jetty" was published in 1972. In 1999, the Estate of Robert Smithson donated the sculpture to Dia Art Foundation, New York."--Jacket
Alias Man Ray : the art of reinvention by Mason Klein( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
The artwork caught by the tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris by George Baker( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
This volume presents a study of the French artist and writer Francis Picabia (1879-1953). The author focuses on Picabia's work in Paris during the Dada years. He describes a series of nearly forgotten objects and events, from the almost lunatic range of the Paris Dada "manifestations" to Picabia's polemical writings; from a lost work by Picabia in the form of a hole (called, suggestively, The Young Girl) to his "painting" Cacodylic Eye, covered in autographs by luminaries ranging from Ezra Pound to Fatty Arbuckle. Baker ends with readymades in prose: a vast interweaving of citations and quotations that converge to create a heated conversation among Picabia, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and others
Paul Thek : Diver, a retrospective by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
An American sculptor, painter, & installation artist, Paul Thek (1933-1988) is primarily known for hyper-realistic works of human body parts executed in fleshlike beeswax & for his strongly symbolic, room-size installations constructed from transitory materials. This title deals with the artist's influence on the art world
What is a photograph? by Carol Squiers( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, 'What Is a Photograph?' explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically, and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself - from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject. 'What Is a Photograph?' brings together these artists, who reinvented photography
James Coleman by George Baker( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Richard Hawkins : third mind by Richard Hawkins( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
This stunning book offers an important mid-career retrospective of the work of American artist Richard Hawkins (born 1961), whose paintings, collages, and mixed-media pieces are making a crucial contribution to the contemporary art scene. Color plates present approximately 80 of Hawkins's works, representing each stage of his career and including pieces never before published. Based in Los Angeles, Hawkins addresses numerous contemporary issues in his art, especially those related to gender and identity and their connections to classical antiquity. The authors of the catalogue provide informative essays on aspects of Hawkins's work, the development of his vision, and his unique place in the contemporary art world
Louise Lawler and others by Louise Lawler( Book )
22 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Paul Chan : selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The work of Paul Chan (b. 1973) has charted a course in contemporary art as unpredictable and wide ranging as the thinking that grounds his practice. This book collects the critical essays and artist’s texts that first appeared in Artforum, October, Texte zur Kunst, and Frieze, among other publications, as well as never before published speeches and language-based works. From the comedy of artistic freedom in Duchamp to the contradictions that bind aesthetics and politics, Chan’s writings revel in the paradoxes that make the experience of art both vexing and pleasurable. He lays bare the ideas and personalities that motivate his work by reflecting on artists as diverse as Henry Darger, Chris Marker, Sigmar Polke, and Paul Sharits. He grapples with writers and thinkers who have played decisive roles in his practice, including Theodor W. Adorno, Samuel Beckett, and Marquis de Sade. Along the way, Chan forges an understanding of the role of art in a host of broader social and political arenas beyond galleries and museums, where the potential of art is tested and renewed
The order of things : photography from the Walther Collection ( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Regen Projects 25 by Calif.) Regen Projects (Gallery : Los Angeles( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Founded by Stuart Regen in 1989 and directed by Shaun Caley Regen for the last quarter-century, Regen Projects has launched careers with its innovative and critically acclaimed exhibition program, earning a reputation for incisive vision in its representation of emergent as well as established artists worldwide. This illustrated volume presents the full run of exhibitions and projects spanning 25 years, together with archival material documenting the cultural context in which the gallery has operated, a foreword by George Baker and essays by Ann Goldstein and Michael Maltzan. An afterword by Shaun Caley Regen rounds out this tribute to a gallery, which has become an institution, playing a transformative role in the evolving cultural landscape of Los Angeles and remaining at the forefront of artistic advocacy and discovery. Published in association with Regen Projects, Los Angeles
James Coleman : drei Filmarbeiten by James Coleman( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in German and Multiple languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Paul Chan : the 7 lights by Paul Chan( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Andrea Fraser : works, 1984 to 2003 by Andrea Fraser( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Anthony McCall : film installations : April 21 - May 19, 2004 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Richard Hawkins by Lisa Dorin( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Lost objects : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris, 1919-1924 by George Baker( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Sharawadgi : Felsenvilla by Austria) Felsenvilla (Baden( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Cornerstones by Juan A Gaitán( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Which artists have laid the foundations for contemporary cultural production? Between 2008 and 2009, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art held a monthly lecture series, posing this question to leading art historians and critics, each of whom was asked to speak on the work of an artist of their choosing--From publisher's website
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