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Baker, George (George Thomas) 1970-

Works: 39 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 4,790 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, win, Other, wat
Classifications: NB237.S5694, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George Baker
Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realities by Robert Smithson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Dadaist, Parisien surrealist, international portraitist & fashion photographer, this work considers how the career of Man Ray was shaped by his turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrant experience & his lifelong evasion of his past
The artwork caught by the tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris by George Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the way, Baker 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, Andri Breton, Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Art history has never looked like this before. But then again, Dada has never looked like art history."--BOOK JACKET
What is a photograph? by Carol Squiers( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member 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
Paul Thek : Diver, a retrospective by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member 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
Francis Picabia : our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction by Anne Umland( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the great modern artists of the past century, Picabia is one of the most elusive, given his extreme eclecticism and persistent acts of self-contradiction. Though known as a Dadaist, Picabia's ongoing stylistic shifts, from Impressionism to radical abstraction, from mechanical imagery to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based realism to art informel remain to be assessed in depth. Similarly, the breadth of his practice, which encompassed poetry, film and performance is under-recognized. Each makes him a figure relevant for contemporary artists, while the career as a whole challenges familiar narratives of modernism. Francis Picabia presents over 100 paintings, complemented by works on paper, publications, and film. Featuring some 500 illustrations and 14 essays, it examines the full range of Picabia's oeuvre
James Coleman by George Baker( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hawkins : third mind by Richard Hawkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member 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
The order of things : photography from the Walther Collection by Walther Collection( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Lawler and others by Louise Lawler( Book )

24 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Chan : selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Regen Projects 25 by Calif.) Regen Projects (Gallery : Los Angeles( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member 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 by Susanne Gaensheimer( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in German and Multiple languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Chan : the 7 lights by Paul Chan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walead Beshty : 33 texts : 93,614 words : 581,035 characters : selected writings (2003-2015) by Walead Beshty( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles–based artist Walead Beshty (born 1976) has long maintained an active writing career alongside his work in the visual arts. Writing on a variety of media, including essays on cinema, painting, sculpture and photography, and texts on artists such as Jay DeFeo, Sharon Lockhart, Kelley Walker, Luisa Lambri, Annette Kelm and Michael Asher, among others, Beshty has been widely published in both books and magazines. This book, the latest in JRP|Ringier’s Positions series copublished with Les presses du réel, gathers together a selection of these essays, often hard to find, in partially reedited forms. Together these texts appear as a parallel production to Beshty’s artistic work: they reflect on the conditions of the realization and circulation of images, undermining distinctions between media, abstraction and figuration, and proposing new aesthetic criteria for the works examined
Selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milena, Milena : a work in progress by Sharon Lockhart( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony McCall : film installations : April 21 - May 19, 2004( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost objects : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris, 1919-1924 by George Baker( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take it or leave it : institution, image, ideology by Anne Ellegood( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking exploration of appropriation and institutional critique assembles a wide variety of artists and mediums to offer new insight and make unprecedented connections. Exploring two parallel strands of post-conceptual art, Take It or Leave It highlights artists known for their use of appropriation and those who engage in "institutional critique." Focusing on American artists who emerged from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the book highlights dynamic practices in a variety of media: from performance to photography; video to installation; painting to writing. Artists as wide-ranging in approach as Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Robert Gober, Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Adrian Piper, Stephen Prina, and Fred Wilson are examined within the context of the larger culture--from the political landscape to design strategies in advertising. Essays by curators Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton as well as scholars George Baker, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Gavin Butt, and Darby English explore the historical and current terrain of appropriation and institutional critique, while pursuing topics including the downtown music scene in New York in the '80s, new strategies of painting, and theories of race after identity politics' heyday"--
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Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realities
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Baker, George (1970- ).

Baker, George (George Thomas), 1970-

Baker, George Thomas 1970-

Alias Man Ray : the art of reinventionThe artwork caught by the tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in ParisPaul Thek : Diver, a retrospectiveJames ColemanRichard Hawkins : third mindLouise Lawler and othersPaul Chan : the 7 lights