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Beuys, Joseph

Works: 2,342 works in 4,493 publications in 9 languages and 40,496 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Performer, Engraver, Instrumentalist, Director, Singer, Editor, Producer, Composer, Lithographer
Classifications: N6888.B463, 709.2
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The essential Joseph Beuys by Alain Borer( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Essential Joseph Beuys was inspired by the idea of an imaginary Beuys exhibition unhampered by the problems connected with actual exhibitions, e.g., those of geography, insurance, fragility, and the concerns of lenders. The book provides a definitive survey of the artist's work in every medium in which he worked - drawings and watercolors, sculptures and objects, environments and actions, and multiples and printed works. Arranged chronologically and covering the four decades he was active (1945-1985), the book reflects the changes in Beuys' choice of register, from the soliloquy of his early days to the dialogue of his period as a teacher to the powerful language of his public lectures to international audiences. In this introductory essay, "A Lament for Joseph Beuys," Alain Borer summarizes the artist's oeuvre, drawing out themes of great complexity and relating them to Beuys' artistic and social milieus
Joseph Beuys by Caroline Tisdall( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys : actions, vitrines, environments by Mark Rosenthal( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joseph Beuys (1921-86) - the German sculptor and performance artist - became one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic presence, extraordinary life, and unconventional artistic style (incorporating ritualized movement and sound, and materials such as fat, felt, earth, honey, blood, and even dead animals) gained him international fame and notoriety from the 1960s through the 1980s. Beuys's innovative influence is particularly felt in the field of sculpture, whose definition he expanded to encompass performance art, vitrine cases, and site-specific environments." "With a comprehensive chronology of Beuys's activities as an artist and activist, this book is essential for those interested in the life, work, and legacy of one of the art world's most intriguing figures."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Beuys, life and works by Götz Adriani( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In memoriam, Joseph Beuys : obituaries, essays, speeches by Joseph Beuys( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking is form : the drawings of Joseph Beuys by Ann Temkin( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Udstillingskatalog over den østrigske kunstner Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)
Joseph Beuys, mapping the legacy by Gene Ray( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys : Ölfarben : oilcolors : 1936-1965 by Franz Joseph van der Grinten( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The felt hat : Joseph Beuys, a life told by Lucrezia De Domizio Durini( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the beginning of the Sixties until his death, Joseph Beuys (Krefeld, Germany, 1921 - Dusseldorf, 1986) dominated the contemporary avant-garde art scene. After participating in the Fluxus group's first exhibitions, he channeled his efforts into performance and political, social, and ecological projects. He founded cultural movements such as the Union for the New Democracy and the Free International University. Many of his conceptual propositions are memorable through their slogans: "All Men are Artists", "Kunst = Kapital", "We are the Revolution", "Defense of Nature."" "A participant in the most prestigious international exhibitions, from Kassel's "Documenta" to the Venice Biennial, Beuys also has important retrospective in 1979 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The artist's works are exhibited in the world's major museums." "The anti-traditionalist ideas of Beuysian art aim to renew and improve the manner in which man lives. The German master's prophetic beliefs establish him as an emblematic figure as one of the forerunners in the post-war art world."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Beuys : early watercolors and drawings by Werner Schade( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys, transformer by Joseph Beuys( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In October of 1979, Joseph Beuys mounted one of the most vivid and exhilirating art exhibitions of the 20th Century, at the Solomon R. Guggenhiem Museum, in New York. Beuys led film director, John Halpern through a maze of artworks, as Beuys personally installed and narrated the most complete and intricate assembly of his works to date before Halpern's cameras."--DVD back cover
Rodin Beuys by Auguste Rodin( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Next to Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Auguste Rodin was among the sculptors that Joseph Beuys, up to his death in 1986, most highly prized. Beuys became aware of the great sculptor as early as 1950 when he read the monograph by Rainer Maria Rilke on Rodin's work, which provided him with crucial aesthetic impulses. Beuys' early drawings show thematic and conceptual connections to Rodin's watercolors and drawings. For instance, both artists refer back to ancient mythology, e.g., in their female figures, which they paint on paper in coats of glaze. But also the lines of tradition that Auguste Rodin passed on by way of Wilhelm Lehmbruck were taken up by Beuys, such as his interest in the artistic possibilities of the torso." "The complex relation to the work of Auguste Rodin can be followed in the book's comprehensive section showing works by Rodin, Lehmbruck and Beuys."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Beuys, Coyote by Caroline Tisdall( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys : Plakate = posters by Isabel Siben( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warhol, Beuys, Polke by Andy Warhol( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beuys, Klein, Rothko by Joseph Beuys( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exhibition of some works of Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein and Mark Rothko, held 5 June-3 July, 1987, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Was ist Kunst? : Werkstattgespräch mit Beuys by Volker Harlan( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys : Documenta, Arbeit by Joseph Beuys( Book )
10 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Beuys, die Aktionen : kommentiertes Werkverzeichnis mit fotografischen Dokumentationen by Uwe M Schneede( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Beuys, J.
Beuys, J. 1921-1986
Beuys, J. (Joseph)
Beuys, Josef 1921-1986
Beuys, Joseph
Beuys, Joseph 1921-1986
Beuys, Joseph Heinrich 1921-1986
Boĭs, Iosef
Boisu, Yōzefu 1921-1986
Bojs, Jozef
Bojs Jozef 1921-1986
Bojz, Jozef 1921-1986
Joseph Beuys
ボイス, ヨーゼフ
English (214)
German (102)
Spanish (7)
Italian (4)
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