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Sylvester, David

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Most widely held works by David Sylvester
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather( Book )

19 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse kunstenaar van Nederlandse origine (1904- )
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

64 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews med den irskfødte engelske maler Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Henry Moore by Henry Moore( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Moore's work has a universal audience. Exhibitions all round the world have given to millions of admirers the image of an art as human as it is great
Looking at Giacometti by David Sylvester( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was one of the century's greatest sculptors and painters. Famous in the 1930s for his surrealist works, he suddenly isolated himself in the mid-1940s and began obsessively to make and remake sculptures and paintings (sometimes entirely demolishing and rebuilding a sculpture several times in a day), wrestling with complex problems of perception and representation. By the mid-1950s he had established a reputation as one of the most startlingly original artists of the twentieth century." "Written over a period of forty years - from David Sylvester's first visits to Giacometti's studio in the late 1940s to the author's prolonged sitting for Giacometti's portrait of him in 1960 to the meditations on the artist's completed oeuvre after his death - Looking at Giacometti is a profound response to Giacometti's art. A compelling mixture of biography and criticism, it casts a bright light on twentieth-century art and thought. An interview with Giacometti - published here in its entirety for the first time - rounds out this original and valuable book."--BOOK JACKET
Magritte : the silence of the world by David Sylvester( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book, written in conjunction with the Magritte catalogue raisonné, is to look at the artist and his art in ways which lie outside the scope of that publication ... It discusses the long-term development of images and ideas' and it ventures opinions about events and patterns in the artist's life"--Page [7]
Interviews with American artists by David Sylvester( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Sylvester was one of the world's finest writers on modern art. From the decades after 1945, he proved himself to be a true and dedicated champion of new painting and sculpture. With his expertise, sympathy, and provocative style, Sylvester was unique in his ability to talk freely with influential artists. This seminal book includes 21 interviews -- recorded over the past forty years -- with leading American artists. Together they chronicle and illuminate all the great developments in American art of the twentieth century. Conversations from the 1960s vividly conjure up the New York art scene immediately after the war, when the newly arrived Europeans met the Americans, their different traditions colliding and fusing as they began to work together. Others, like those with Carl Andre, Cy Twombly, Alex Katz, and Jeff Koons, speak straight from today. No one but Sylvester could have produced this intricate collage, this chorus of voices that blend to create one of the most revealing and unusual histories of American art in the twentieth century
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magritte by David Sylvester( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... offers 40 chapters of critical insights and clues to Magritte's puzzles"--Publisher description
Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art, from Fauvism to abstract expressionism by David Sylvester( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and development of modern art with an emphasis on significant paintings, drawings, and sculptures that illustrate this movement
Robert Morris [catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Tate Gallery, 28 April - 6 June 1971 by Robert Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Magritte, catalogue raisonné by René Magritte( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
About modern art : critical essays, 1948-1997 by David Sylvester( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Sylvester's writings about many of the century's major artists are exhibited here in a brilliant and witty retrospective that reveals the authors' personal involvement with painting and sculpture over a fifty-year period. Like modern art itself, the essays isolate experience, while also opening a window into the minds and methods of contemporary masters. David Sylvester, as curator and critic, wrote about many of the works as the artists were creating them, enabling us to observe the development of a perspective on modern art that is the result of an intense professional and personal involvement. His sustained investigations into the artists' social and intellectual lives offer piercing insights into the works and the artists themselves
About modern art by David Sylvester( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz : twenty five years of painting from the Saatchi Collection by Alex Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of William Coldstream, 1908-1987 by William Coldstream( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Francis Bacon, 1962-1979 by David Sylvester( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Heron by Patrick Heron( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Moore by Henry Moore( Book )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisch overzicht van leven en werk van de Engelse beeldhouwer (1898-1986), voorzien van verbindende teksten door de kunstenaar zelf
Jeff Koons : easyfun - ethereal by Jeff Koons( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Willem de Kooning : paintings
Alternative Names
David Sylvester British art critic

David Sylvester Brits kunsthistoricus (1924-2001)

David Sylvester englischer Autor, Kunstkritiker und Kurator

Silʹvestr, Dėvid

Sylvester, A. D. B.

Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard.

Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard 1924-

Sylvester, Anthony David Bernard 1924-2001

Sylvester, David 1924-

Дэвид Сильвестр

シルヴェスター, デイヴィッド

Languages
English (312)

German (22)

French (22)

Italian (4)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Interviews with Francis BaconLooking at GiacomettiMagritte : the silence of the worldInterviews with American artistsFrancis Bacon : the human bodyMagritteRené Magritte, catalogue raisonnéAbout modern art : critical essays, 1948-1997