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Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)

Works: 775 works in 1,538 publications in 1 language and 26,115 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Essays  Illustrated works  Interviews  Periodicals  Pictorial works 
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Montage and modern life, 1919-1942( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of photomontage techniques during the early 1920s and 1930s in the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union had a profound influence on contemporary art and mass media, Montage and Modern Life uncovers the roots of this complex relationship. Through unexpected juxtapositions and discontinuous images and through some of the most sophisticated and least cultivated examples of montage, it demonstrates the way a common set of social and cultural themes was broadly articulated
Fiber : sculpture 1960-present by Glenn Adamson( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present is the first exhibition in over forty years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations of the material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney spearheaded a revolutionary redefinition of fiber in the 1960s and '70s, showcasing radical, nonrepresentational forms. Fiber: Sculture 1960-present features artworks that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments. This book includes a range of texts on weavings associated with craft to off-loom sculptures aligned with mainstream art movements; a provocative investigation into the notion of softness in art; an examination of fiber art and its historical predecessor, tapestry, in relation to site-specificity; an account of the exhibitions and, finally, a section of concise essays that survey the distinctive contributions of individual practitioners. -- from dust jacket
Anish Kapoor : past, present, future by Anish Kapoor( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Anish Kapoor is one of a highly inventive generation of sculptors who emerged in London in the early 1980s. Since then he has created a remarkable body of work that blends a modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space. This book-the first major American publication on Kapoor's work-surveys his work since 1979, with a focus on sculptures and installations made since the early 1990s. With more than ninety color images of these ambitious and complex works, three original essays, an extended interview with Kapoor, and selections from his sketchbooks, this book confirms Anish Kapoor's place as one of the most remarkable sculptors working today. Kapoor's work has evolved into an abstract and perceptually complex elaboration of the sculptural object as at once monumental and evanescent, physical and ethereal-as in his famous Cloud Gate (2004) in Chicago's Millennium Park. The works in Anish Kapoor include such striking works as Past, Present, Future (2006), 1000 Names (1979-1980) and When I Am Pregnant (1992). This book, which accompanies an exhibition at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, offers American readers a long-overdue opportunity to consider the extraordinary clarity, subtlety, and power of Kapoor's art. Includes an interview with the artist by Nicholas Baume
Rosemarie Trockel by Rosemarie Trockel( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the visible : an elliptical traverse of 20th century art in, of, and from the feminine by M. Catherine de Zegher( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This will have been : art, love & politics in the 1980s by Helen Anne Molesworth( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'This will have been: art, love & politics in the 1980s' covers the period from 1979 to 1992. During this era, the political sphere was dominated by the ideas of former US President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the music scene was transformed by punk and the birth of hip-hop, and our everyday lives were radically altered by a host of technological developments, from the Sony Walkman and the ATM to the appearance of MTV and the first personal computers. In the United States, the decade opened with an enormous anti-nuclear protest in New York's Central Park and closed with mass demonstrations against the government's slow response to the AIDS crisis. This exhibition attempts to make sense of what happened to the visual arts in the United States during this tumultuous period. The artists represented in This Will Have Been belong to the first generation of artists to grow up with a television in the home. They came of age in a culture saturated with images designed to promote desire - desire for objects, for lifestyles, for fame, for conformity, for anti-conformity. So too the majority of these artists lived through the heady days of the 1970s feminist movement and witnessed that broad-based social movement's demands for equality in all areas of life - work, family, and intimate relationships. It became the task of the 1980s to assimilate these powerful social forces - the rise of television and movements for social justice - as they converged. For many of the artists represented in this exhibition that meant grappling with complex questions: In a world increasingly filled with mass-media images, what is the role of the visual arts? How can artists make images that either compete with or counter the powerful images produced by advertising and Hollywood? In a society struggling for increased equality, how do historically marginalized people - women, people of color, and gays and lesbians - find their public voice? Toward the end of the decade, as the rise of HIV/AIDS created a growing political and medical crisis in the United States, these questions increased in urgency. This Will Have Been features a wide range of artworks, made by a diverse group of nearly one hundred artists, demonstrating the decade's moments of contentious debate, raucous dialogue, erudite opinions, and joyful expression - all in the name of an expanded idea of freedom, long the promise of democratic societies--MOCA website
Mark Bradford by Christopher Bedford( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Bradford is best known for dazzling, large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class-, race-, and gender-based economies that structure urban society in the United States. Gathering carefully chosen found and salvaged materials from the area surrounding his studio in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Bradford engages in an intricate artistic process that involves both creation and destruction. His complex, fractured works address pressing political issues and the media's influence on contemporary society while cataloguing cultural change and the artist's personal responses to societal conditions. The first major book on this leading American artist, Mark Bradford features essays by distinguished authors who investigate how Bradford straddles the line between social critique and formal innovation, playing the two against one another to produce works of seduction and analysis. Topics include Bradford's debt to abstract expressionism, his relationship to the largely unknown history of twentieth-century abstraction by African American artists, his work as a public artist, and his interest in midcentury European collage and decollage practices. --Book Jacket
The sculpture of Elie Nadelman by Lincoln Kirsten( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leap before you look : Black Mountain College, 1933-1957 by Helen Anne Molesworth( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making the arts central to learning. Though it operated for only twenty-four years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught or studied there. Among the instructors were Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, R. Buckminster Fuller, Karen Karnes, Willem de Kooning, and M.C. Richards, and students included Ruth Asawa, John Chamberlain, Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. Leap Before You Look is a singular exploration of this legendary school and the work of the artists who spent time there. Scholars from a variety of fields contribute original essays about diverse aspects of the college--spanning everything from the college's farm program to the influence of the Bauhaus--and about the people and ideas that gave it such a lasting impact. Catalogue entries highlight selected works, including writings, musical compositions, visual arts, pottery, and weaving. The book's fresh approach and rich illustrations convey the atmosphere of creativity and experimentation unique to Black Mountain College that served as an inspiration to so many. This timely volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in art, radical pedagogy, and the enduring legacy of the college. -- Front jacket flap
On the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time : the Situationist International, 1957-1972( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the age of the Internet : 1989 to today( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring essays by leading curators, scholars, and critics, this book provides an in-depth look at how the internet has impacted visual art over the past three decades. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Black Lives Matter, the internet's promise to foster communication across borders and democratize information has evolved alongside its rapidly developing technologies. While it has introduced radical changes to how art is made, disseminated, and perceived, the internet has also inspired artists to create inventive and powerful work that addresses new conceptions of community and identity, modes of surveillance, and tactics for resistance. Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today traces the relationship between internet culture and artistic practice through the work of contemporary artists such as Ed Atkins, Camille Henrot, and Anicka Yi, and looks back to pre-internet pioneers including Nam June Paik and Lynn Hershman Leeson. Conversations between artists reveal how they have tackled similar issues using different technological tools. Touching on a variety of topics that range from emergent ideas of the body and human enhancement to the effects of digital modes of production on traditional media, and featuring more than 200 images of works including painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects, this volume is packed with insightful revelations about how the internet has affected the trajectory of contemporary art
Customized : art inspired by hot rods, low riders, and American car culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-five full-color plates and eight essays present and examine the mingling of American car culture and contemporary art, discussing such topics as the hot rod and low rider cultures, cars as symbols of individual freedom, and the styles of several artists whose works reflect a love of the machine
Endgame : reference and simulation in recent painting and sculpture : September 25-November 30, 1986( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christo : Oceanfront by Princeton University( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia post Utopia : configurations of nature and culture in recent sculpture and photography, January 29-March 27, 1988( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super vision : Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between spring and summer : Soviet conceptual art in the era of late communism by Between spring and summer : Soviet conceptual art in the era of late communism( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Sillman : one lump or two by Helen Anne Molesworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying a major museum retrospective of the acclaimed American painter, this book traces Amy Sillman's diverse body of work that includes drawings, cartoons, paintings, and animated videos produced on an iPhone. From her early small-scale cartoon figures to her later enormous abstract paintings, Amy Sillman's artistic vision shines through in this beautiful volume that covers the period from 1995 to the present. Filled with drawings, paintings, and 'zines, as well as stills from the artist's recent forays into animated films, the book traces the development of Sillman's work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette through her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and a growing concern with the bodily and erotic dimensions of paint. This book also examines the importance of drawing in Sillman's practice as well as the intensity with which she has embraced the dichotomy between figuration and abstraction. It celebrates her raw emotion, curiosity, erotic power, and humor"--Page 2 of cover
Tara Donovan by Tara Donovan( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Tara Donovan uses commonplace consumer materials--toothpicks, tape, pencils, buttons, paper plates, and the like--to create her dazzling sculptural installations. Often biomorphic or topographical in character, her large-scale abstract works utilize systematic arrangements of thousands or even millions of units. Visually evocative, her pieces are at once organic and highly structured. Donovan has been recognized for her commitment to process and her ability to discover how the inherent physical characteristics of an object might allow it to be transformed into art. Published in conjunction with a major studio exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, this book is the first to document Donovan's complete oeuvre, from her beginnings working in ink to her most recent pieces. Among the many works shown are Untitled (Plastic Cups), a 50-by-60-foot landscape of plastic cups; Haze, a 42-foot-long wall of over two million clear plastic drinking straws stacked like wood; and her three 40-inch cubes, one of steel pins, one of toothpicks, and one of shattered glass. An in-depth conversation between Donovan and Lawrence Weschler traces the artist's schooling, early career, and current work
Photographs from one year by Nicholas Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Montage and modern life, 1919-1942
Anish Kapoor : past, present, futureInside the visible : an elliptical traverse of 20th century art in, of, and from the feminineMark BradfordCustomized : art inspired by hot rods, low riders, and American car cultureSuper vision : Institute of Contemporary Art/BostonTara Donovan
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