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Nauman, Bruce 1941-

Overview
Works: 544 works in 971 publications in 3 languages and 13,261 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Self-portraits  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other, Engraver, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Producer, Contributor, Director
Classifications: N6537.N38, 700.92
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A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
De jaren zestig in de carrière van de veelzijdige Amerikaanse maker (geb. 1941) van o.a. performances, installaties, videokunst en sculptuur
Elusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with light by Joseph D Ketner( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Intrigued and inspired by the neon beer signs on shopfronts in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman created his first neon piece, Window or Wall Sign, in 1967. He wanted, he said, to achieve "an art that would kind of disappear--that was supposed to not quite look like art." Light offered Nauman a medium both elusive and effervescent, but one that could also aggressively convey a message. Over the first three decades of his career, Nauman used the medium of light to explore the twists and turns of perception, logic, and meaning with the earnest playfulness that characterizes all his art. Elusive Signs focuses on the discrete body of Nauman's work that uses neon and fluorescent light in signs and room installations, and includes images of nearly all Nauman's work with light. After Window or Wall Sign, Nauman embarked on a series of neons that grappled with the semiotics of body and identity, and with My Name as Though it Were Written on the Surface of the Moon (1968), he forces the viewer to contemplate the role of naming in forming identity. Language--signs and symbols--plays an important role in Nauman's art. His later neon works emphasize the neon as a sign, presenting provocative twists of language and offering harsh and humorous sociopolitical commentary in such pieces as Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972). This series culminates in the monumental, billboard-size One Hundred Live and Die (1984), which employs overwhelming scale to bombard the viewer with sardonic aphorisms. In incisive essays that accompany the images of Nauman's work, Joseph Ketner II of the Milwaukee Art Museum (which originated the exhibit this book accompanies) and critics Janet Kraynak and Gregory Volk analyze the works in light both as a body of work and as an access point to Nauman's entire career
Bruce Nauman : topological gardens by Carlos Basualdo( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Bruce Nauman, neons by Brenda Richardson( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Bruce Nauman make me think by Heinz Peter Schwerfel( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Features 60 works of art from Bruce Nauman's career, including early film projections and video installations
Bruce Nauman : the true artist by Peter Plagens( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) is one of the most innovative, provocative and influential artists working today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, sound, video and installations--always questioning the role of the artist--have broken new ground and inspired innumerable artists' careers. Confronted with what to do in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Exploring Nauman's relationship to the place where he creates his strikingly original works, this book retraces back to the artist's youth in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his graduate work at the University of California, Davis, through to the present day. Nauman's continual search for new means and sources of expression have led him to experiment with a very wide variety of medium (photography, performance, sculpture, installations, video, neon sign, and sound) as well as to explore the relationship between words and images. Nauman's apotheosis as one of the world's most highly lauded artists came as he was ranked No. 1 in the world by Artfacts.net in 2006, and he was the sole US representative in the American Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale
Please pay attention please Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviews by Bruce Nauman( file )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Where relevant, the texts are accompanied by illustrations of the artworks for which they were composed. In the critical essay that serves as the book's introduction, the editor investigates Nauman's art in relation to the linguistic turn in art practices of the 1960s - understanding language through the speech-act - and its legacy in contemporary ad."--BOOK JACKET
Bruce Nauman : 25 years [with] Leo Castelli by Susan Brundage( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... Seasons One and Two of this unique series presents 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
Bruce Nauman by Bruce Nauman( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman : international new media art by Gary Hill( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Art: 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words ... 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
Bruce Nauman : raw materials by Bruce Nauman( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition consacrée à l'artiste Bruce Nauman et présentée à la Tate Modern à Londres. Ses oeuvres les plus marquantes y sont rassemblées, en vidéo, sculpture, film, son et performance
"Sexy lies in videotapes" : künstlerische Selbstinszenierung im Video um 1970 bei Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas by Anja Osswald( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Bruce Nauman : image/text 1966-1996 by Bruce Nauman( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Bruce Nauman by Coosje van Bruggen( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Om den amerikanske conceptual art-kunstner Bruce Nauman, f. 1941
Bruce Nauman : exhibition catalogue and catalogue raisonné by Bruce Nauman( Book )
19 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
Bruce Nauman : Werke aus den Sammlungen Froehlich und FER, 5. Dezember 1999 bis 26. März 2000, Museum für Neue Kunst, zkm Karlsruhe by Bruce Nauman( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 48 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (170)
German (43)
French (2)
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