WorldCat Identities

O'Doherty, Brian

Works: 84 works in 324 publications in 8 languages and 6,609 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Other, Contributor, Producer, Artist, Collector
Classifications: ND212, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian O'Doherty
American masters : the voice and the myth by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about "eight American artists, each of whom stands for certain aspects of American art and tradition. The book's underlining - and hitherto unexamined - theme between an artist's work - his "voice" and its reception by the public, which tends to comprehend the artist and his work as a "myth," and so provides itself with a special armature whereby the artist's image and body of work become stabilized and accessible."--BOOK JACKET excerpt
Inside the white cube : the ideology of the gallery space by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"O'Doherty was the first to explicitly confront a particular crisis in postwar art as he sought to examine the assumptions on which the modern commercial and museum gallery were based. Concerned with the complex and sophisticated relationship between economics, social context, and aesthetics as represented in the contested space of the art gallery, he raises the question of how artists must construe their work in relation to the gallery space and system." "These essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the history and issues of postwar art in Europe and the United States."--Jacket
The deposition of Father McGreevy by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country priest in Ireland fights a bishop's order to close his depopulated parish. Father McGreevy claims his supervision is needed more than ever, a lack of women having sent men to buggery with sheep
Studio and cube : on the relationship between where art is made and where art is displayed by Brian O'Doherty( )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features photographs of the studios of such artists as Lucas Samaras, Vito Acconci, Jackson Pollock, Lowell Nesbitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Constantin Brancusi
The strange case of Mademoiselle P. : a novel by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk roman om Wien på Mozarts tid
Object and idea; an art critic's journal, 1961-1967 by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christo and Jeanne-Claude : remembering the Running fence by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dynamic partnership of Christo and Jeanne-Claude spans more than four decades, and their enormous outdoor art installations are known the world over ... from 1972 to 1976, Christo and Jeanne-Claude conceived, planned, and created the Running Fence, an eighteen-foot-high white nylon fence that stretched more than twenty-four miles across Marin and Sonoma counties in northern California. ... It was a landmark event in contemporary art. [book title] revisits the ephemeral splendor of this remarkable outdoor installation and celebrates the Smithsonian American Art Museum's recent acquisition of the complete documentation exhibition for Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-1976, an archive of more than 350 individual items, including fifty original preparatory works by Christo, a sixty-eight-foot-long scale model, more than 240 documentary photographs by Wolfgang Volz and Gianfranco Gorgoni, and fence materials from the original installation"--Inside cover
White cube, green maze : new art landscapes by Raymund Ryan( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces "new art landscapes" that fuse architecture, the reuse of found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. Through words and pictures, readers explore six institutions--Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA; Raketenstation Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany; Benesse Art Site in Naoshima, Japan; Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Jardín Botánico, Culiacán, Mexico; and Grand Traiano Art Complex, Grottaferrata, Italy--dedicated to the experience of culture and nature. Integrating vegetation and non-linear sequences of spaces, the sites offer multiple experiences enticing the visitor to circulate between and within buildings. Iwan Baan, one of today's most influential architectural photographers, thoughtfully documents each project. In addition to his stunning images, the sites are depicted with architects' plans and sketches, historical photographs, and maquettes and sketches by key installation artists. Raymund Ryan's insightful essay discusses important historical precedents and considers the defining characteristics of "new art landscapes" through descriptions of each of the projects. Brian O'Doherty offers an artist's critical perspective, while Marc Treib situates the projects in the history of landscape design Architects under consideration include such established masters as Tadao Ando and Álvaro Siza Vieira as well as emerging practices such as Tatiana Bilbao and Johnston Marklee
Edward Hopper : paintings & ledger book drawings by Edward Hopper( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his ledger books, Edward Hopper recorded paintings made and sold, accountings made and payments received, materials used and subjects considered. Juxtaposing selected ledger pages with reproductions of the respective paintings, this original Schirmer/Mosel publication documents the making of and fate of Hopper's most revered works
John Chamberlain : recent sculpture : September 17-October 15, 1994, Pace Gallery by John Chamberlain( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopper's silence by Whitney Museum of American Art( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on American painter Edward Hopper with rare television footage of the artist, who seldom gave interviews. Director Brian O'Doherty compares Hopper's paintings to the locations that inspired them to suggest the connection between style and subject. The combination of observation and interview footage provide surprising insight and information
Brian O'Doherty : collected essays by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This long-awaited volume brings together much of Brian O'Doherty's most eloquent and influential writing, including essays on major figures such as Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol and a substantial follow-up to his iconic Inside the White Cube. New pieces specifically authored for this collection include a meditation on O'Doherty's various alternate personae--most notably Patrick Ireland--and a reflection on his seminal "Highway to Las Vegas" from 1972, penned after a return visit in 2012. The beautifully written texts, many of which have been unavailable in print, are complemented by forty-five color illustrations that present artwork discussed in the essays as well as documentary photographs of O'Doherty and other major art world figures. Adventurous, original, and essentially O'Doherty, this book is an insightful contribution to the fields of writing, art history, and culture writ large"--Provided by publisher
William Scharf : paintings, 1984-2000 : the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. November 18, 2000-January 21, 2001 by William Scharf( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst in Amerika : Maler unserer Zeit by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atelier und Galerie by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welches Verhältnis besteht zwischen Künstler, Kunstwerk und dem Raum, in dem es entsteht? Was passiert, wenn das Atelier zum Ausstellungsraum, was, wenn es selbst zum Kunstwerk wird? Und wie lässt sich das Atelier innerhalb des „White Cube" als „Medium der Transformation" verorten? Diesen und ähnlichen Fragen geht Brian O`Doherty in seinem neuen Essay nach. Mit „Studio and Cube" legt er die lang erwartete Folgestudie zu dem 1999 erschienenen Essayband „Inside the White Cube" vor. Dabei knüpft er an seine Überlegungen zum „White Cube" an und verlagert den Focus hin zum Künstleratelier. O`Doherty untersucht die Entwicklung des Verhältnisses von Künstler, Kunstwerk und Atelier durch die verschiedenen Epochen und Gattungen hindurch, von Vermeer, Courbet und Delacroix, hin zu Rothko, Bacon und Warhol. Er liest die Ateliers als Texte und belegt, dass sie genauso aufschlussreich sind wie die Kunstwerke selbst. Weit von reiner Werkästhetik entfernt, verbindet O`Dohertys Essay Kunstinterpretation mit einer Philosophie des Raumes
Post-war American art : the Novak/O'Doherty collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crossdresser's secret by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eighteenth century was an era of violent contrasts and radical change, intellectual brilliance and war, spies and diplomatic intrigue, elegance and cruelty. One of the century?s most mysterious figures was the Chevalier d?Eon, who lived as both man and woman, French spy and European celebrity. Written from the perspective of this historical figure, the novel by Brian O?Doherty - artist and author of, among others, the critical milestone Inside the White Cube and the Booker Prize-shortlisted The Deposition of Father McGreevy - reveals d?Eon?s radical modernity, certified by his attitudes to gender and his examination of his own nature. He ponders the social determinants of sexual identity and studies the manners and conventions governing discourse between the sexes. At the same time, as diplomat and spy, he is involved in the power politics of nations. The novel holds close to historical facts and reproduces some of d?Eon?s comments as recorded in his voluminous journals. Apparently his life did not become real to him until he had rehearsed it in writing."--Publisher's website
Joseph Cornell : December 5, 1986-January 31, 1987, the Pace Gallery by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Richter : art, 1905-1967 : January 31 through February 24, 1968 by Hans Richter( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hopper - Gemälde und Ledger-Book-Zeichnungen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hopper führte akribisch Buch über jedes einzelne seiner Werke. In Heften, die sich heute im reichen Hopper-Fundus des Whitney Museum of American Art in New York befinden, verzeichnete er, begleitet von Skizzen der ausgeführten oder noch in Betracht kommenden Motive, welche Bilder er gemalt, welche er verkauft hatte, den Eingang von An- bzw. Bezahlungen, die benutzten Malmaterialien und sonstige Sachvermerke. Das Buch stellt ausgewählte Seiten aus Hoppers "Hauptbuch" den betreffenden Gemälden gegenüber
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Studio and cube : on the relationship between where art is made and where art is displayed
The deposition of Father McGreevyStudio and cube : on the relationship between where art is made and where art is displayedThe strange case of Mademoiselle P. : a novelChristo and Jeanne-Claude : remembering the Running fence
Alternative Names

controlled identityIreland, Patrick

Ireland, Patrick 1934-