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Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Works: 230 works in 560 publications in 3 languages and 25,801 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: NB237.B65, 709.2
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Publications about Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Most widely held works by Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cindy Sherman : retrospective by Cindy Sherman( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,090 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 Hammer Museum( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,010 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 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."--BOOK JACKET
Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 923 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."--P. [4] of cover
Louis I. Kahn : in the realm of architecture by David Bruce Brownlee( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
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Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
WACK! : art and the feminist revolution ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 809 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
Individuals : a selected history of contemporary art, 1945-1986 by Kate Linker( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Automobile and culture ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 757 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
Richard Serra : sculpture, 1985-1998 by Richard Serra( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Hand-painted pop : American art in transition, 1955-62 by Donna M De Salvo( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Contains American Pop art from 1955 to 1962 that includes masterpieces and rarely seen early works
Louise Bourgeois by Marie-Laure Bernadac( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
"Developed in close collaboration with the artist and accompanying a major retrospective exhibition that is touring internationally, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Bourgeois's entire career. Designed as an illustrated glossary to her life and work it covers everything from A for Abandonment to W for Words, via F for Family, Father Figures, and Feminism and S for Sexuality, Studio, and Suicide. Also included are selected writings by Bourgeois herself and a full chronology making it the most thorough and up-to-date publication on the artist available."--Jacket
Ad Reinhardt by Ad Reinhardt( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
John Baldessari by Coosje van Bruggen( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Visual music : synaesthesia in art and music since 1900 by Olivia Mattis( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 617 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
Arata Isozaki : architecture, 1960-1990 by Arata Isozaki( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Kienholz, a retrospective by Edward Kienholz( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
The tableaux, environments, and conceptual pieces of Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz are direct, powerful, and uncompromising. The works span four decades, beginning with Edward's pieces from the 1950s and continuing with those produced jointly with Nancy Reddin Kienholz from 1972 until Edward's death in 1994. Emerging from the Beat aesthetic of the early 1950s, the Kienholz oeuvre embraces the honest spontaneity of jazz, the emotional intensity of Abstract
© Murakami by Takashi Murakami( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 528 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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)
Geffen Contemporary (Museum : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Geffen Contemporary (muzeum : Los Angeles, Kalifornie)
Los Angeles (Calif.) Museum of contemporary art
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Calif.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Califòrnia, Estats Units d'Amèrica)
Temporary Contemporary.
Temporary Contemporary (Museu : Los Angeles, Califòrnia)
Temporary Contemporary (Museum : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temporary Contemporary (muzeum : Los Angeles, Kalifornie)
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