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Ratcliff, Carter

Works: 510 works in 1,010 publications in 3 languages and 18,434 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Juvenile works  Interviews  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, zxx, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, wst
Classifications: ND237.O5, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Carter Ratcliff
Most widely held works by Carter Ratcliff
John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable portraits for which John Singer Sargent is most famous are only one aspect of a career that included landscapes, watercolors, figure subjects, and murals. Even within portraiture, his style ranged from bold experiments to studied formality. And the subjects of his paintings were as varied as his styles, including the leaders of fashionable society, rural laborers, city streets, remote mountains, and the front lines of World War I. This book surveys and evaluates the extraordinary range of Sargent's work, and reproduces 155 of his paintings in color. It accompanies a spectacular international exhibition - the first major retrospective of the artist's career since the memorial exhibitions that followed his death." "Richard Ormond presents a biographical sketch and, in a second essay, reviews Sargent's development as an artist. Mary Crowford Volk explores his thirty-year involvement with painting murals - in particular the works at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that Sargent regarded as his greatest achievement."--Jacket
Andy Warhol by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief biography of Andy Warhol and discusses his works and their influence on the art world
The fate of a gesture : Jackson Pollock and postwar American art by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from twenty years of experience as an art critic in New York, Carter Ratcliff maps the Manhattan art world from Fifty-seventh Street to SoHo, revisiting the world of studios, galleries, and artists' bars where those personalities met and clashed. He follows the story of postwar American art from the late 1940s through the triumph of Abstract Expressionism and the sudden explosion of Pop Art, all the way to the boom of the 1980s, which brought stardom to an array of young artists. Over it all looms the monumental and tragic figure of Jackson Pollock, the measure of all who have felt compelled to challenge him
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz was an independent figure during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and Pop when he first emerged--and remains a unique, though highly influential figure. Alex Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour. Alongside these unmistakably 'Katzian' female portraits are portraits of men, group portraits, landscapes and interiors rendered in painting, drawing, collage and metal cut-outs. All attest to the artist's attention to detail, economy of means and consummate technique
Pat Steir paintings by Pat Steir( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botero by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia O'Keeffe by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text present the life and works of the famous American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe
Out of the box : the reinvention of art, 1965-1975 by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Grooms by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komar & Melamid by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Longo by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

20 editions published in 1985 in German and English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Brainard : a retrospective by Constance Lewallen( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & George : the Singing sculpture by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Publishers Weekly In their paintings, sculptures, photo-pieces and performances, the British duo Gilbert & George have proven themselves witty, subversive social commentators. This oversize, profusely illustrated album documents The Singing Sculpture , a performance piece in which Gilbert & George--impeccably dressed, their faces and hands splotched with metallic paint--stand on a table and impersonate automatons who repetitively croon a Depression-era music-hall song about two London tramps. The duo baffled and entranced New York City gallery-goers with this "living sculpture" in 1971 and again in 1991. Art historian Rosenblum interprets the piece as a commentary on homelessness, poverty and the mechanization of popular entertainment. Ratcliff, contributing editor of Art in America , provocatively presents Gilbert & George as didactic artists who celebrate the world and who attempt to awaken each member of their audiences to his or her true individuality. This is the first title from a new publisher, and it's a stunner. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc."--Amazon
New York School Painters & Poets : Neon in Daylight by Jenni Quilter( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charts the collaborative milieu of New York City poets and artists in the mid-twentieth century. this unprecedented volume comprehensively reproduces rare ephemera, collecting and reprinting collaborations, paintings, drawings, poetry, letters, art reviews, photographs, dialogues, manifestos, and memories. ... Jenni Quilter offers a chronological survey of this milieu."--Jacket flap
Aldo Rossi : drawings and paintings by Morris Adjmi( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldo Rossi (Milan, 1931-97) is one of the architects who combines a serious contribution to architectural theory as well as a large number of built projects. This book presents, with illustrations, close to 60 projects chronologically ordered, including a catalogue of Rossiis buildings and a biographical profile
Castillo, drawings, New York 1980-1983 by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Polk Smith : American painter by Leon Polk Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown rope by Peter Hutchinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Peter Hutchinson has been working with land art since the 1960s, he has yet to receive his proper due. His work isn't found in galleries and he doesn't practice the kind of sensationalism that is typical of the art world. He is a refreshingly modest artist, and his delicate, fleeting work is extraordinarily beautiful, remarkably intelligent, and endlessly charming. It is our hope that Thrown Rope will place Hutchinson where he belongs: in the canon of modern art alongside Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson. Hutchinson's works are ephemeral and evanescent, produced out in the open, where they are subject to the whims of nature. Much of it is the product of his "thrown rope" method--literally throwing ropes over an expanse of land, then placing lime or planting flowers along the lines determined by the ropes. The result is a snakelike garden or swerving lines of bleached land. Hutchinson has even thrown ropes underwater, planting flowers at the bottom of a lake or stringing oranges or onions beneath the water's surface. Such projects are just a slice of Hutchinson's many conceptual pieces. The photographs within Thrown Rope are all that exists to document Hutchinson's career. Reproduced here along with Hutchinson's own handwritten notes, they provide an inspirational look at one of the most under appreciated artists of our time."--Publisher's website
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The fate of a gesture : Jackson Pollock and postwar American art
Alternative Names
Carter Ratcliff American art critic

ラトクリフ, カーター

English (179)

German (27)

Spanish (3)

Andy WarholThe fate of a gesture : Jackson Pollock and postwar American artAlex KatzGeorgia O'KeeffeOut of the box : the reinvention of art, 1965-1975Joe Brainard : a retrospectiveAldo Rossi : drawings and paintingsThrown rope