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Elderfield, John

Works: 171 works in 711 publications in 4 languages and 23,305 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, win, Curator, Adapter, Interviewer
Classifications: ND553.M37, 709.24
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Elderfield
Henri Matisse : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

34 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete overview of the art and career of Henri Matisse through an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
The art of Richard Diebenkorn by Jane Livingston( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years later, in 1967, Diebenkorn moved back into abstraction, embarking on the renowned Ocean Park series of paintings and drawings that he continued to develop until the end of his life
The "wild beasts" : Fauvism and its affinities by John Elderfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cut-outs of Henri Matisse by Henri Matisse( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the art form developed by Matisse after an operation drained him of the strength to continue his oil painting, focusing on the elements of color and design that characterize his prints, paper cut-outs, and paper cut-out maquettes
Matisse in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, including remainder-interest and promised gifts by John Elderfield( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnard by Sarah Whitfield( Book )

37 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is among the most enigmatic of the great masters of twentieth-century painting. In this book, Sarah Whitfield and John Elderfield bring a new understanding to his deeply serious, complex paintings." "Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, and at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Bonnard features two important essays based on much fresh research. Sarah Whitfield, curator of the exhibition, discusses the legacy of the Symbolism of Bonnard's early years and the way in which his acceptance of nature's surrender to time finds expression in the grand elegiac paintings of the later period. John Elderfield, curator of the exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, writes about Bonnard's awareness of the complexities of visual perception, and how crucial an understanding of this is to fully comprehending his stature as a painter."--Jacket
Kurt Schwitters by John Elderfield( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kooning : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

24 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date
Morris Louis : the Museum of Modern Art, New York by John Elderfield( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Elderfield closely analyzes Louis's major series: the two groups of ... Veils of 1954 and 1958-59, the ... Unfurleds of 1960-61, and ... Stripes of 1961-62, as well a transitional pictures"--Page 4 of cover
The modern drawing : 100 works on paper from the Museum of Modern Art by John Elderfield( Book )

22 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenthaler by John Elderfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Johns : an allegory of painting, 1955-1965 by Jeffrey S Weiss( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of the works of American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking, Jasper Johns (b. 1930). In the late 1950's, Johns emerged as force in the American art scene. His richly worked paintings of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism toward a new emphasis on the concrete. Johns laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibition of works depicted in this book was held at the National Gallery in Washington, concentrating on the pivotal decade 1955-1965 when Johns produced his most famous works. Alongside the full color reproductions of Johns' works are analysis of various diverse aspects of these early years of his career that established him as one of the great figures in modern art and stimulated much in art created by others
Matisse : radical invention, 1913-1917 by Stephanie D'Alessandro( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the working method, experimental techniques, and compositional choices Matisse used in works created between 1913 and 1917. The works that Henri Matisse (1869-1954) executed between late 1913 and 1917 are among his most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic. Often sharply composed, heavily reworked, and dominated by the colors black and gray, these compositions are rigorously abstracted and purged of nearly all descriptive detail. Although they have typically been treated as unrelated to one another, as aberrations within the artist's oeuvre, or as singular responses to Cubism or World War I, this book reveals the deep connections among them
Howard Hodgkin paintings by Howard Hodgkin( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date catalogue raisonne of Hodgkin's oil paintings, the first to appear in print, completes the volume. It allows the reader to see the artist's historical development, the full range of his achievement, and the critical reaction to his work. A chronology and extensive bibliography are also included
Modern painting and sculpture : 1880 to the present at the Museum of Modern Art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern pioneers - Matisse - Picasso - Modernism - Art in Europe trough to World War I - Modernism between the two World Wars - Transatlantic modern - Art of the real - Pop Art - Minimalist painting and sculpture - Contemporary Art - Modern art since 1970
Martin Puryear by Martin Puryear( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 30 years, Martin Puryear has created a body of work that defies categorization, creating sculpture that looks at identity, culture & history. This book accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art that follows Puryear's development from his first solo show to works being presented for the first time
Contrasts of form : geometric abstract art, 1910-1980 : from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, including the Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of the body : drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French artist Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823) is best known as a painter of mythological and allegorical subjects that impressed his younger contemporaries Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix. Fully as deserving of attention is a series of exquisite chalk studies - known as academies - that he made throughout his career. These drawings of male and female nudes - many of which have never before been published - are the focus of this beautiful and unique book. In his text, John Elderfield first discusses Prud'hon's life and work, examining the complexities and contradictions of his career and his singular place in the art of his time, including his role in the creation of the modern female nude. Then he considers the drawings themselves. Following the text are fifty-seven of Prud'hon's finest drawings - reproduced in full color - carefully selected and arranged by Robert Gordon to unfold in a visual display of gesture and form. The book concludes with the author's notes and a selected bibliography
New work on paper 1 by John Elderfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of modern art : painting and sculpture from the Museum of Modern Art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering a congent overview of modern art since 1880, the works selected for this volume reflect the richness of the collection, which is distinguished by "masterworks" and less well-known yet equally pivotal examples of painting and sculptures. An anthology of texts drawn from the Museum's archives and publications accompanies the illustrations. These writings date from 1929 - an excerpt from the catalogue of the first loan exhibition, which featured the work of Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat - to 2002 - a test from the catalogue of a Gerhard Richter retrospective of that year. Spanning three quarters of a century, the explication of images reveals the fluctuating preferences and contingencies of history, while the diversity of voices range from the scholarly and art-historical to the poetic and personal. The result is a lively, diverse, and often surprising interpretation of a work of art."--Jacket
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Henri Matisse : a retrospective
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Elderfield, John

John Elderfield

John Elderfield American art historian and curator

John Elderfield Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

English (330)

German (12)

French (5)

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The art of Richard DiebenkornBonnardDe Kooning : a retrospectiveFrankenthalerJasper Johns : an allegory of painting, 1955-1965Matisse : radical invention, 1913-1917Howard Hodgkin paintingsModern painting and sculpture : 1880 to the present at the Museum of Modern Art