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Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Works: 598 works in 1,307 publications in 2 languages and 49,859 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: N6490, 759.13
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High & low : modern art, popular culture by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Om moderne kunst og den påvirkning graffiti, plakater, annoncer m.m. har haft på "etablerede" kunstnere
Cindy Sherman : retrospective by Cindy Sherman( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive catalogue traces the career of Cindy Sherman, examining her achievements as one of the leading American artists of our time. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism. Essayists Amada Cruz, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, and Amelia Jones offer keen insight and observations from several distinct vantage points, demonstrating that Sherman's work is a lens through which to view contemporary art and its ongoing concern with the profound issues of the structures of the self. More than 200 images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits, as well as photographs influenced by surrealist artists. Also included are intriguing excerpts from Sherman's notebooks, selections from her contact sheets, and numerous Polaroid studies, all of which shed light on the artist's process
Masters of American comics by Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th-century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists, ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organised chronologically, Masters of 20th-Century American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century. Featuring a wide selection of original drawings as well as progressive proofs, vintage printed Sunday pages and comic books themselves, the authors also look at how the art of comics was transformed by artistic innovation as well as by changes in popular taste, economics and printing conventions. First appearing in newspaper Sunday supplements, the comic strip became immediately successful and created the largest audience of any medium of its time. subsequently established the mass popularity of superheroes in the 1940s and 1950s before it matured as a vehicle for independent personal expression in the underground comic books and graphic novels of the 1960s. Artists featured in Masters of 20th-Century American Comics: Winsor McCay 'Little Nemo', Lyonel Feininger 'Kin-der-Kids' and 'Wee Willie Winkie', George Herriman 'Krazy Kat', E. C. Segar 'Thimble Theatre starring Popeye', Frank King 'Gasoline Alley', Chester Gould 'Dick Tracy', Milton Caniff 'Terry and the Pirates', Charles Schulz 'Peanuts', Will Eisner 'The Spirit', Jack Kirby 'Captain America' and 'Fantastic Four', Harvey Kurtzman Mad Magazine, R. Crumb Zap Comix, Art Spiegelman Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers, Gary Panter 'Jimbo', Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
At the end of the century : one hundred years of architecture by Museum of contempory art (Los Angeles)( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 libraries worldwide
"The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of twentieth-century architecture ever published, this volume presents a global perspective on some of the most significant works, ideas, and directions over the past one hundred years. With more than three hundred illustrations covering the major landmarks and architects of the century, it will appeal to a wide audience. Exploring cutting-edge ideas, the book also offers the sophisticated professional reader fresh viewpoints."--BOOK JACKET. "The broad focus of the book is the complex relationship between innovation and tradition and the profound impact of technology on architecture and urbanism throughout the twentieth century. It explores the house and the city; the grand international movements and regional vernacular styles; the forces that built this century and thoughts about where the next one will take us."--Jacket
Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
"Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later. Basquiat quickly became a notable figure on the international art scene, mixing with dealers and artists. Among these was Andy Warhol, with whom he established a close working relationship." "Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is both shrewdly observed and biting. Characterized by their intensely personal nature and the raw, almost aggressive handling of paint, these works have an enduring power to move and to confound." "Viewing the heady world of the 1980s art scene from the beginning of a new century, we are able to look at Basquiat's achievements with increasing objectivity. Rather than explore his persona, this book aims to demonstrate the lasting quality of Basquiat's work itself, as well as its uniqueness within modern art. It strives not only to reevaluate his principal works, but also to explain Basquiat's continuing interest as a major painter."--BOOK JACKET
Louis I. Kahn : in the realm of architecture by David Bruce Brownlee( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
WACK! : art and the feminist revolution ( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Written entries on each artist offer key biographical and descriptive information and accompanying essays by leading critics, art historians, and scholars offer new perspectives on feminist art practice. The topics provide a broad social context for the artworks themselves
Roy Lichtenstein by Diane Waldman( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
Briefly describes Lichtenstein's life and career, shows his major paintings, and includes comments on their composition
Willem de Kooning : tracing the figure by Willem De Kooning( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Robert Rauschenberg : combines by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
With these mixed-media works of art, Rauschenberg reinvented collage, changing it from a medium that presses commonplace materials to serve illusion into something very different: a process that undermines both illusion and the idea that a work of art has a unitary meaning. Appearing as either wall-hung works or as freestanding objects, the combines are composed as syncopated grids that draw on materials from everyday life and the history of art. - Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book focuses on the works created roughly between 1954 and 1964, the most important decade in the artist's 50-year career, and constitutes the most complete survey of the Combines ever presented, as well as the most rigorous analysis of their political, social, autobiographical, and aesthetic significance. An introductory essay by exhibition curator Paul Schimmel titled "Reading Rauschenberg" offers an iconographic analysis of the earlier Combines, based on in-depth conversations with the artist. Other texts help to contextualize the Combines, such as Thomas Crow's essay that calls them the major artistic statement of their time. - Publisher
Arshile Gorky : a retrospective by Arshile Gorky( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Arshile Gorky was one of the central figures in American art's shift toward abstraction during the first half of the twentieth century. Accompanying the first major retrospective of his work in almost thirty years, this book traces the evolution of Gorky's arresting visual style. Nearly two hundred paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from all phases of his career--an number of them never before published or exhibited--are beautifully reproduced, including a large figurative painting from 1927 known previously only through its preparatory studies. Throughout the volume, some of Gorky's best-known and most powerful paintings are paired with related pieces and meticulous preliminary studies, shedding new light on his artistic process. Illustrated essays incorporating recently discovered biographical information and photographs examine his experience of the Armenian Genocide, his collaboration with the Works Progress Administration, and his explorations of abstraction and Surrealism, providing important reassessments of his life and career. Admired by many of his contemporaries and hugely influential for subsequent generations of artists, Gorky created a complex and deeply moving body of work that encompasses styles ranging from Impressionism to Cubism, Surrealism, and the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism
Individuals : a selected history of contemporary art, 1945-1986 by Kate Linker( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
"This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself."--BOOK JACKET
Automobile and culture by Gerald Silk( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Richard Serra : sculpture, 1985-1998 by Richard Serra( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Hand-painted pop : American art in transition, 1955-62 by Donna M De Salvo( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Contains American Pop art from 1955 to 1962 that includes masterpieces and rarely seen early works
Ad Reinhardt by Ad Reinhardt( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Michael Corris examines Ad Reinhardt's life and work, charting the development of his entire oeuvre - from abstract paintings, to graphic artwork, to illustrations and cartoons
John Baldessari by Coosje van Bruggen( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Om den amerikanske conceptual art-kunstner John Baldessari, f. 1931
Visual music : synaesthesia in art and music since 1900 by Olivia Mattis( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
"This new book and the exhibition it accompanies trace the history of a revolutionary idea: that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music. Over the past one hundred years adventurous modern and contemporary artists have explored unorthodox means to invent a kinetic, nonrepresentational art modeled upon pure instrumental music." "Music has inspired some of the most progressive art of our time - from the abstract painting of Wassily Kandinsky and Frantisek Kupka to the mid-century experimental films of Oskar Fischinger and Harry Smith to the contemporary installations of Jennifer Steinkamp and Jim Hodges. While early abstract paintings tended to approach music metonymically, the color organs, films, light shows, and installations from the mid-twentieth century to the present day engage a range of perceptual faculties simultaneously to create a plethora of sensations in the viewer." "The most complete examination of this phenomenon to date, Visual Music features ninety major works of art plus related documentation, focusing on abstract and mixed-media art forms and their connections to musical forms as varied as classical, jazz, and electronica. The book includes an introduction by Jeremy Strick; three scholarly essays, each discussing a distinct art-historical period in depth; and an additional essay by Olivia Mattis that approaches the subject from a musicologist's perspective, as well as a chronology, artist biographies, and a selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
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Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Califòrnia)
Geffen Contemporary (Museu : Los Angeles, Califòrnia)
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