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Elderfield, John

Works: 226 works in 903 publications in 4 languages and 26,132 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, win, Curator, Organizer of meeting, Adapter, Interviewer
Classifications: ND553.M37, 759.4
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Most widely held works by John Elderfield
Henri Matisse : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

36 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete overview of the art and career of Henri Matisse through an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
The "wild beasts" : Fauvism and its affinities by John Elderfield( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Richard Diebenkorn by Jane Livingston( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, which accompanies the Whitney Museum's 1997 Diebenkorn retrospective exhibition, the most comprehensive survey of his work ever held, Diebenkorn emerges as an artist who restored to late modernism the sense of the sublime that seemed to fade with each successive decade after World War II. In the 1940s and early 1950s, he forged an impressive abstract vocabulary - and then suddenly abandoned it in 1955 for a representational mode that encompassed still lifes, landscapes, figures, and interiors. Along with painters David Park and Elmer Bischoff, he established what has come to be known as the Bay Area Figurative School
The cut-outs of Henri Matisse by Henri Matisse( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 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 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnard by Sarah Whitfield( Book )

37 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kooning : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

24 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 908 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 )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 887 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 )

24 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenthaler by John Elderfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 812 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
The drawings of Henri Matisse by John Elderfield( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse : radical invention, 1913-1917 by Stephanie D'Alessandro( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 752 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 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hodgkin Paintings is the most complete study to date of one of the leading painters of the post-war generation. It is also the catalogue of the most important exhibition of Hodgkin's work in more than ten years, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and the Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf. Howard Hodgkin came to prominence in the 1970s and quickly earned a reputation as an original and inventive colorist whose paintings, based on his experiences and memories, straddle the boundary between representation and abstraction. This definitive book presents essays by three noted authors that examine various aspects of Hodgkin's art
ModernStarts : people, places, things by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an illustrated guide to the visual arts of the period 1880 through 1920 as represented in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art ... [ModernStarts is a] three-section exhibition ... As the name People, Places, and Things suggest, the first focuses on images of the human figure; the second ... particular parts of space, represented and real; and the third presents objects"--> str. 17-18
Modern painting and sculpture : 1880 to the present at the Museum of Modern Art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 627 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 )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 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 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European master paintings from Swiss collections : post-impressionism to World War II : [exhibition] by John Elderfield( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 (380)

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 paintingsModernStarts : people, places, things