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Krauss, Rosalind E.

Works: 285 works in 954 publications in 6 languages and 21,385 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Artists' books  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Translator, zxx, Editor, Author of introduction, Arranger, Adapter, Other, Interviewee, Redactor, Secretary, Curator, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: N6490, 730.924
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Most widely held works by Rosalind E Krauss
Passages in modern sculpture by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

79 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not long ago the respectable Tate Gallery in London came under heavy public attack for purchasing a sculpture by the young American Carl Andre, because it seemed to be no more that a double layer of old bricks. Critics defended the work, but the public continued to believe that it was a "put-on" and failed to accept it as art. In doing so, they were enacting a familiar drama of modern art, whereby something that is difficult to grasp is thought of as fraudulent. For this public, Rodin's sculpture would constitute a standard of clarity and accessibility, while the other works of artists such as Andre, Robert Smithson, and Michael Heizer are rejected as meaningless. But it can be argued that Rodin's work itself defined by the same attitudes toward the body and its movement that were proposed a century later by these young artists. In this brilliant study of modern sculpture from Rodin to the present, Rosalind Krauss examines major works in the light of different approaches to general sculptural issues in order to illuminate the connections between them. By focusing clearly on such different examples as Brancusi's Bird in Space, Picasso's Construction in Metal Wire, David Smith's Tanktotem I, and Robert Morris's Columns, the author allows us to observe and understand the logical progression from the figurative works of the nineteenth century to the range of abstract styles of the 1970s. The book is illustrated with many fine photographs of the works discussed, several made especially for this book. Since one of the most difficult problems involved in a sensible and clear analysis of sculpture is the photographing of works themselves, this book is a valuable contribution to the literature on visual grounds as well as on critical and historical levels." -- Publisher's description
The optical unconscious by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Optical Unconscious is a pointed protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred commandments and self-fulfilling truths. The account of modernism presented here challenges the vaunted principle of "vision itself." And it is a very different story than we have ever read, not only because its insurgent plot and characters rise from below the calm surface of the known and law-like field of modernist painting, but because the voice is unlike anything we have heard before. Just as the artists of the optical unconscious assaulted the idea of autonomy and visual mastery, Rosalind Krauss abandons the historian's voice of objective detachment and forges a new style of writing in this book: art history that insinuates diary and art theory, and that has the gait and tone of fiction. The Optical Unconscious will be deeply vexing to modernism's standard-bearers, and to readers who have accepted the foundational principles on which their aesthetic is based. Krauss also gives us the story that Alfred Barr, Meyer Shapiro, and Clement Greenberg repressed, the story of a small, disparate group of artists who defied modernism's most cherished self-descriptions, giving rise to an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s and continues to disrupt it today."--The publisher's description
The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this challenging collection of fifteen essays, most of which originally appeared in October, she explores the ways in which the break in style that produced postmodernism has forced a change in our various understandings of twentieth-century art, beginning with the almost mythic idea of the avant-garde. Krauss uses the analytical tools of semiology, structuralism, and poststructuralism to reveal new meanings in the visual arts and to critique the way other prominent practitioners of art and literary history write about art. In two sections, "Modernist Myths" and "Toward Postmodernism," her essays range from the problem of the grid in painting and the unity of Giacometti's sculpture to the works of Jackson Pollock, Sol Lewitt, and Richard Serra, and observations about major trends in contemporary literary criticism."--MIT Press
L'amour fou : photography & surrealism by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Amour Fou was the first book to study the crucial role photography played in the Surrealist movement. Traditional criticism had viewed surrealist photography as a pale imitation of authentic surrealist work
Terminal iron works; the sculpture of David Smith by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Picasso papers by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author addresses questions concerning Picasso's talents and originality and suggests "that modernism itself is a hall of mirrors in which 'counterfeit' and 'genuine' are two sides of the same condition. ... Picasso's pastiche of other artists is brilliantly brought into focus as the 'sublimated' underbelly of Cubism itself, refashioned in the bright, clean style of the master's neo-classicism, a defense that is its own form of practicing the forbidden."--Jacket
Bachelors by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays on nine women artists - gathered as Bachelors - are framed by the question, born of feminism, "What evaluative criteria can be applied to women's art?"
Richard Serra : sculpture by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Sherman, 1975-1993 by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first presentation of the artist's complete work, leading contemporary art historian Rosalind Krauss reviews Cindy Sherman's remarkable series of photographic works - in which the artist has notoriously assumed various roles, from B-movie starlet to Old Master model - and the enormous influence these works have had on feminist thinking and on current dialogues about the strategies of contemporary art in general. Almost perversely, Krauss argues, Sherman's unsettling attempts to dissect the formation and perception of images have turned her artworks - and herself - into icons for feminists' and others' agendas. Krauss explores in depth the various approaches to Sherman's work taken by philosophers and art historians and asks if they have not often lost sight of the imagery itself - or, more specifically, the way the images are constructed." "In a further essay, Norman Bryson, internationally known for his pioneering theories on the semiotics of looking, explores Sherman's most recent, horror-show images of mannequins (known as the Sex Pictures) and identifies their place in her continued out-of-body investigations. Along with a bibliography and chronology, more than 200 illustrations (140 in color), including numerous unpublished works, represent Sherman's complete career to date."--Jacket
Formless : a user's guide by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss convincingly introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production
Beverly Pepper : sculpture in place by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes Martin by Barbara Haskell( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den amerikanske kunstner, Agnes Martin, født 1912
A voyage on the North Sea : art in the age of the post-medium condition by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1999 Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, this book uses the work of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers to argue that the specifity of mediums, even modernist ones, can never be simply collapsed into the physicality of their support
The sculpture of David Smith : a catalogue raisonné by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under blue cup by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relation of aesthetic mediums to memory and discusses the work of such artists as Ed Ruscha, William Kentridge, Sophie Calle, and James Coleman
Perpetual inventory by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of essays -- spanning three decades -- of the writings of American art critic and theorist Rosalind E. Krauss (b. 1941). Krauss is a leading voice among modern art historians, prominent in the field of deconstructionist, feminist, and psychoanalytical art criticism. Krauss examines what she has come to call the "post-medium condition"--The abandonment by contemporary art of the modernist emphasis on the medium as the source of artistic significance. Krauss maintains that master narrative of contemporary art ended when conceptual art and other contemporary practices jettisoned the specific medium in order to juxtapose image and written text in the same work
Houses of cards by Peter Eisenman( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith : a centennial by David Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October : the first decade, 1976-1986 by Rosalind E Krauss( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brings together a selection of some of the most important and representative texts ... that ha appeared in one of the foremost journals in art criticism and theory"--Cover
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The optical unconscious
Alternative Names
Krauss, R. E.

Krauss, Rosalind.

Krauss Rosalind 1940-....

Krauss, Rosalind 1941-

Krauss, Rosalind E.

Rosalind E. Krauss Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Rosalind Krauss

Rosalind Krauss critica d'arte statunitense

Rosalind Krauss US-amerikanische Kunstkritikerin und -theoretikerin, Professorin und Kuratorin

Краусс, Розалинда

רוזלינד קראוס

روزالید کراوس

크라우스, 로잘린드

크라우스, 로잘린드 E

クラウス, ロザリンド・E


English (309)

French (44)

German (16)

Spanish (16)

Italian (15)

Japanese (3)

The optical unconsciousThe originality of the avant-garde and other modernist mythsL'amour fou : photography & surrealismThe Picasso papersBachelorsFormless : a user's guideBeverly Pepper : sculpture in placeA voyage on the North Sea : art in the age of the post-medium condition