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Bois, Yve-Alain

Works: 355 works in 1,038 publications in 7 languages and 16,289 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, zxx, Creator, wst, wat, Interviewer, Interviewee, Artist, pan, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Yve-Alain Bois
Art since 1900 : modernism, antimodernism, postmodernism by Hal Foster( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably the four most important and influential art historians of our time, Foster, Krauss, Bois and Buchloh have collectively transformed the study of modern art. Now, in this extraordinary book, they have come together to provide the most comprehensive critical history of art in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries ever published." "With a clear and factual year-by-year structure, the authors present more than one hundred easy-to-follow articles, each focusing on a crucial event--such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an important text, or the opening of a major exhibition--to tell the myriad stories of art from 1900 to the present. All the key turning-points and breakthroughs of modernism and postmodernism are explored in depth, as are the frequent antimodernist reactions that proposed alternative visions of art and the world."--Jacket
Matisse and Picasso by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Joachim Pissarro points out in the foreword of this volume, Matisse and Picasso's dense plot and rich narrative make this work read more like a suspense novel than a traditional art history treatise. Bois' thoroughly researched historical demonstration is supported by striking visual juxtapositions of works by the two artists brought together here for the first time, making this long-awaited study a major contribution to the history of twentieth-century art."--Jacket
Painting as model by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Informed by both structuralism and poststructuralism, these essays by art critic and historian Yve Alain Bois seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse. Warning against the uncritical adoption of theoretical fashions and equally against the a priori rejection of all theory, Bois argues that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem. The essays lucidly demonstrate the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts."--Amazon
Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944 by Piet Mondrian( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois's major essay on the artist's career focuses especially on the invention and development of Mondrian's neoplastic style. In examining the parallel evolution of the artist's theory and his art, Bois supports the painter's own rejection of any interpretation of his abstract work as either geometric or symbolic, and demonstrates that far from constituting a formal exercise, neoplasticism offered an entirely new articulation of painting and thought. Bois pays particular attention to the late work and to the ways in which the artist conceived it as a critique of his earlier achievements. Hans Janssen explores the relationship between theory and practice in Mondrian's neoplasticism. From the early landscapes and throughout the mature career, he sees a fundamental continuity in the role of the symbolic
Eva Hesse : sculpture by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the greatest American artists of the 1960s, continues to inspire and to endure in large part because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities. Her latex and fiberglass sculptures in particular have a resonance that transcends the boundaries of minimalist art in which she had her roots. Hesse's breakthrough solo exhibition - Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in New York in 1968 - was a turning point in postwar American art. "Eva Hesse: Sculpture" focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides a rare opportunity to look at Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in never-before-seen family diaries and photographs. Essays consider Hesse's art from a variety of angles: Elisabeth Sussman discusses the sculptures shown in the 1968 solo exhibition; Fred Wasserman delves into the Hesse family's life in Nazi Germany and in the German Jewish community in New York in the 1940s; Yve-Alain Bois examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s; and Mark Godfrey analyses the importance of Hesse's celebrated hanging sculptures of 1969-70. In addition to colour reproductions of the artist's sculpture, the book features a copiously illustrated chronology of the artist's life
Formless : a user's guide by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss convincingly introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on Rauschenberg's rarely seen Cardboards, along with related works from his Made in Tampa Clay, Cardbirds, Egyptian, and Venetian series
Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The early 1950s, when Robert Rauschenberg launched his career, was the heyday of the heroic gestural painting of Abstract Expressionism. Rauschenberg challenged this tradition, inventing new intermedia forms of art making that shaped the decades to come. Published in conjunction with the inaugural 21st-century retrospective of this defining figure, this book offers fresh perspectives on Rauschenberg's widely celebrated Combines (1954--64) and silkscreen paintings (1962--64). It also illuminates lesser-known periods within Rauschenberg's career, including his work of the early 1950s and that from the late 1960s onward, now compelling and prescient to contemporary eyes. Sixteen short essays by eminent scholars and emerging new writers focus on specific moments within Rauschenberg's career, examining his creative production across an extraordinary range of media. Integrating new scholarship, documentary imagery and archival materials, Robert Rauschenberg is the first comprehensive catalogue of the artist's career in 20 years, an important contribution to American cultural and intellectual history across disciplines and a necessary volume for anyone interested in art of the present day. Over the span of six decades, Robert Rauschenberg (1925--2008) worked in an astonishing range of mediums including painting, sculpture, prints, photography and performance, and became one of the most transformative figures in postwar American culture. Working alone and in collaboration with artists, dancers, musicians and writers, Rauschenberg produced a vast body of work that continues to resonate today."--
Richard Serra by Richard Serra( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

23 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly emerged as a major figure in the vanguard of so-called "Hard Edge" New York abstraction. Noted for their articulate, sharply contoured planes, unified perspective, and shifting balances between foreground and background, Kelly's works expanded the language of both figuration and abstraction, establishing him as one of the leading postwar American artists. Earlier in his career, Kelly had spent six years in France, from 1948 to 1954, a time that proved decisive to the evolution of his art. Sponsored by the G.I. Bill, the artist closely studied contemporary and historical art, architecture and culture in Paris and various regions of France, as well as meeting with several other European and American artists. These were all critical stimuli at a time when Kelly was developing his distinct mature style. Published in connection with an exhibition co-organized by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this scintillating volume presents the first complete and accurate portrait of this pivotal stage in Kelly's career, drawing on previously unpublished work and observations by the artist. Excerpts from interviews and correspondence, and a chronicle of the artist's activities are included. The essays address the creative and interpretive issues of Kelly's work in relation to modern abstraction, his use of the "chance" and the modular grid, and the role of his photographs in recording motifs in nature. This volume reproduces for the first time all Kelly's paintings and low-relief sculpture of the period, as well as a selection of his earlier paintings done in New Jersey and Boston. A number of his photographs, drawings, sketchbooks, and collages are also featured. Comparative illustrations include portraits of his artist friends, photographs of Paris, and works by Matisse, Picasso, and others. Ironically, Kelly sold only one painting during his years in Paris although he participated in several avant-garde exhibitions. Yet the achievements of this period are recognized today as Kelly's first important works and have clearly established his international reputation
Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

24 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some exceptions, of course; in particular, Yve-Alain Bois is an art historian who has worked consciously as a critic, even when writing about the art of the past. Essays like those in his book Painting as Model (MIT, 1990), especially the ones on Matisse, Polish Unism, or Barnett Newman, have been exemplary in showing how the historian’s empirical and methodological scrupulousness can be inseparable from the critic’s indispensable leap into interpretive speculation. Among currently productive artists, the ones with whom Bois seems to have the deepest affinity are Robert Ryman and Ellsworth Kelly. On the latter, Bois has previously written in the catalogue Ellsworth Kelly: The Years in France (Neues,1992) and in the catalogue for a 1994-95 exhibition of new work in London and New York. Now he examines Kelly’s French years again in his densely detailed introduction to the catalogue for an exhibition that began its tour at Harvard last year
Negotiating rapture : the power of art to transform lives by Richard Francis( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois, Wendy Doniger, Kenneth Frampton, Martin E. Marty, John Hallmark Neff, Annemarie Schimmel, and Helen Tworkov consider how rapture resonate's both in a cultural context and within the experience of a single human being. A "Travel Guide to Negotiating Rapture," written by Richard Francis and Sophia Shaw, explores how each artist in the exhibition has sought to define rapture and, by guiding the viewer/reader, initiates scrutiny of transformative
Geometric abstraction : Latin American art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection = Abstracción geométrica : arte Latinoamericano en la colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely praised for its fine collection of Latin American geometric abstract art, the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection of Caracas, Venezuela, contains the compelling work of such leading artists as Uruguayan Joaquín Torres-García, Brazilians Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Venezuelans Gego and Jésus Rafael Soto, and Argentinians Tomás Maldonado, Raúl Lozza, and Alfredo Hlito. This lavishly illustrated book presents sixty-five paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Cisneros Collection that was on exhibition at the Fogg Museum from March 3 to November 4, 2001
Endgame : reference and simulation in recent painting and sculpture : September 25-November 30, 1986( Book )

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

Gabriel Orozco( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refuse and refuge / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- The sleep of wakefulness: Gabriel Orozco / Jean Fisher -- Gabriel Orozco: the sculpture of everyday life / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Between work and world: Gabriel Orozco / Guy Brett -- The tempest / Molly Nesbit -- Lecture / Gabriel Orozco -- Interview / Gabriel Orozco and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Spirograph: the circular ruins of drawing / Briony Fer -- Cosmic reifications: Gabriel Orozco's photographs / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Crazy about Saturn: interview / Gabriel Orozco and Briony Fer -- The tree and the knight / Yve-Alain Bois
Susan Hiller by Susan Hiller( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Hiller was born in the United States in 1940, and studied and worked as an anthropologist before becoming an artist and settling in London in the early 1970s. Hiller's startlingly original works are inspired by overlooked and unnoticed aspects of our culture, including postcards, dreams, automatic writing and first-hand accounts of encounters with alien life and near-death experiences. She has described her work as 'paraconceptual', situated at a meeting point between conceptual art and the paranormal. The results of her explorations are displayed in media as varied as artist's books, video, projections, drawings and large-scale installations. Comprehensive and extensively illustrated, accompanying a major solo exhibition, this book surveys the breadth of Hiller's long and fruitful career to date. Including a new conversation with the artist and contributions by leading critics, as well as a selection of previously published texts, this is the most thorough investigation of Hiller's achievements yet published."--Publisher's website
Edward Ruscha : romance with liquids: paintings 1966-1969 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso harlequin, 1917-1937 by Pablo Picasso( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking study of Pablo Picasso, this book documents all Picasso's major works from 1917 to 1937, including La Suite Voillard from the National Gallery of Canada
Abstraction, gesture, ecriture : paintings from the Daros Collection by Daros Collection (Art)( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas by Charles Wylie( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the artistic achievements of artist Ellsworth Kelly, providing an overview of his career and relationship with the city of Dallas from his collection at the Dallas Museum of Art
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Art since 1900 : modernism, antimodernism, postmodernism
Matisse and PicassoPainting as modelPiet Mondrian, 1872-1944Eva Hesse : sculptureFormless : a user's guideRobert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related piecesEllsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955
Alternative Names
Bois, Yve-Alain.

Bois, Yve Alain 1952-

Bois, Yves-Alain

Bois Yves-Alain 1952-....

Yve-Alain Bois

Yve-Alain Bois Algerian art historian

Yve-Alain Bois algerischer Kunsthistoriker und Hochschullehrer

Yve-Alain Bois historiador del arte argelino

Yve-Alain Bois kunsthistoricus uit Algerije

Yve-Alain Bois storico dell'arte e critico d'arte algerino

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