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Wilkin, Karen 1940-

Works: 268 works in 556 publications in 4 languages and 15,458 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Other, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: NX512.G67, 700.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Wilkin
Stuart Davis by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Smith by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Edward Gorey by Clifford Ross ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the artist and his work, including his illustrations for T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and the animated credits for the Mystery! series on public television
Ascending peculiarity : Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey : interviews by Edward Gorey ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culled from dozens of interviews, this portrait of the famous artist showcases Gorey's ideas about French symbolist poetry, soap operas, George Balanchine, ballet, and Victorian snuff photography, among other topics
Frankenthaler : works on paper, 1949-1984 by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giorgio Morandi by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Giorgio Morandi's lifelong pursuit of his poetic vision in still-life and landscape paintings as well as engravings and etchings has given him a deeply revered position in the history of modern art." "This volume presents the work of this private and enigmatic twentieth-century Bolognese artist. Influenced by the work of Giotto, as well as Cezanne, the metaphysical painters, and the cubists, Morandi's work defies any label. His still-lifes and landscapes are serene groupings of muted objects, yet Morandi provokes a tension between them which speaks of spacial relationships, negative space, and nuances of light and color." "The text traces Morandi's many influences, discussing the atmosphere of Bologna which affected the artist's work, and analyzing the myth which has formed around his life and personality."--BOOK JACKET
Georges Braque by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
works never before reproduced--bring a welcome new clarity to Braque's art and art making
Clement Greenberg : a critic's collection by Portland Art Museum (Or.) ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caro by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The drawings of Stuart Davis : the amazing continuity by Stuart Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenneth Noland by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Color as field : American painting, 1950-1975 by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Color Field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is based on radiant, uninflected hues. Exemplified by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, among others, these stunningly beautiful and impressively scaled paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of postwar American abstract art. Color as Field offers a long-overdue reevaluation of this important aspect of American abstract painting." "The authors examine how Color Field painting rejects the gestural, layers, and hyperemotional approach typical of Willem de Kooning and his followers, yet at the same time develops and expands ideas about all-overness and the primacy of color posited by the work of other members of the Abstract Expressionist generation, such as Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko." "From the fresh historical standpoint of the twenty-first century, this reassessment ranges across the artists' individual approaches and their commonalities and poses the reconsideration of the legacy of Color Field painting."--BOOK JACKET
American vanguards : Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, and their circle, 1927-1942 by William C Agee ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Hofmann : a retrospective by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Also included are contributions by Helen Frankenthaler and Sir Anthony Caro, and a little-known appreciation of Hofmann by Tennessee Williams."--BOOK JACKET
Elegant enigmas : the art of Edward Gorey by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The delightful tales and theatrical drawings of Edward Gorey (American, 1925-2000) reflect a special kind of genius for what is left unwritten and unseen. In Gorey's vaguely Victorian world of well-tended gardens and opulent estates, smoke-belching factories and fog-shrouded streets, nothing seems certain or quite as it should be. Chaos lurks just beneath life's tidy surface, occasionally erupting in surprising events with unexpected, often horrific consequences. But when tragedy befalls Gorey's quirky cast of characters-hapless waifs, dusty dowagers, scheming tycoons, and unhinged maidens-somehow we can't keep from laughing. Far from casting us into the abyss, Gorey reminds us to contemplate mortality with a smile. In Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, more than 175 reproductions include samples from Gorey's books, illustrations produced for other writers, theatrical sets and costume designs, and a wealth of individual pieces, many never before published. Sketches, typewritten manuscripts, doodles, and musings join the generous selection of finished works. Published on the occasion of the first retrospective of Edward Gorey's work, at the Brandywine River Museum, Elegant Enigmas is a tribute to a master artist and writer, who with murderously dry humor created a body of work singular in its brilliance and charm
Jack Bush by Jack Bush ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Witkin by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This illustrated monograph explores the career of one of the most original and influential sculptors now working in the modernist tradition. His early work, as part of London's "New Generation," used unexpected materials in sculptures that married form and color in unprecedented ways. They are distinguished by their inventive polychromy and sleek industrial materials (fiberglass, plexiglass, glass, and aluminum tubing along with wood) as well as by their repetitive, curvilinear profiles and bold thrusts into space. Once in the U.S., Witkin continued to explore abstract volume and color in steel. His generously scaled constructions, equally notable for their structural audacity and emotional range, established him as a legitimate heir to the tradition of David Smith
Bruno Fonseca : the secret life of painting by Alan Jenkins ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This account of Bruno Fonseca's life, unorthodox training, and startlingly diverse paintings, drawings, and sculpture illuminates his own remarkable work and at the same time invites us to consider what it means to be and to become an artist." "Told from three very different perspectives, the book's narratives offer welcome glimpses into the mysteries of how and why an artist creates."--BOOK JACKET
Modern painting in Canada : major movements in twentieth century Canadian art by Terry Fenton ( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Caro : interior and exterior by Karen Wilkin ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the early 1980s, Anthony Caro, first acclaimed for his linear, open steel constructions, has been preoccupied with a conception of sculpture as enclosed space and as metaphor for enclosed space. For the first time, Karen Wilkin examines the sculptor's fascination with questions about interior and exterior, volume and mass that verge on the architectural." "Work emerging from Caro's studio over the last two decades has emphasised density and containment. Wilkin reveals the evolution of this approach from its seeds in his early figurative sculptures of the 1950s, through his internationally celebrated steel works of the 1960s and 1970s, to his recent large-scale sculptures. These culminate in Caro's Chapel of Light, Bourbourg, Pas-de-Calais, where he was commissioned to bring a damaged 13th-century apse back to contemporary life. Caro treated the entire choir as a mixed-media sculptural volume, animated by his additions of wooden towers, reliefs and an enormous baptismal font." "Karen Wilkin draws on her vast knowledge of Caro's work, based on 30 years of experiencing his sculptures directly, visiting the studio and holding conversations with the artist. She reaches out to new audiences for his work while at the same time offering new insights and interpretations to the specialist."--BOOK JACKET
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ウィルキン, カレン
English (147)
Spanish (7)
French (3)
Japanese (1)