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Yau, John 1950-

Works: 740 works in 1,270 publications in 4 languages and 20,382 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Internet videos  Interviews  Documentary films  Art  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, Signer, Author of introduction, win, wst, Interviewer, wat, Illustrator, zxx
Classifications: PS3575.A9, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Yau
An anthology of fetish fiction( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Paschke by Neal David Benezra( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Butterfield by Robert Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deborah Butterfield transforms pieces of scrap metal and found wood into majestic, life-size horse sculptures that are, as art historian Wayne L. Roosa has written, "like ancient, noble archaeological remains, skeletal and grand." Her sculptures also may be the first works to explore the interior lives of horses - a long overdue answer to centuries of martial and monumental equine art." "This volume presents a retrospective look at this important American artist. At the core of the book are color photographs of the sculptures, installed in galleries, in the artist's studios, and at Walla Walla Foundry. An insightful essay by novelist and horsewoman Jane Smiley sensitively captures the depth of Butterfield's passion for horses both living and sculpted. John Yau, poet and art critic, adds a formal analysis of the artist's work. In a selection of poems, the late poet Vicki Hearne, a close friend of Butterfield's, translates this world of horse-human dialogue. Robert Gordon has followed the artist's career for a quarter century and brings unique insight and vision to her body of work."--Jacket
A thing among things : the art of Jasper Johns by John Yau( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author focuses his attention on how the artist's pioneering paintings relate to life as it is lived and on what they tell us about what it means to be mortal and alive in time. He clears a path through the tangle of narrowly self-reflexive interpretations that have plagued so much critical writing on Johns's work during the past half century, providing a fresh approach and opening our eyes to Johns's accomplishment in revealing ways.--P. 2 of dust jacket
A.R. Penck by John Yau( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den tyske maler og hans figurative kunst
Roger Brown by Roger Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist and critic, Donald Judd was the embodiment of considerable duality - at once a man of intellectual rigor and a multidisciplinary conceptualist who deftly moved toward a new minimalism. In 1971, he relocated from New York to the prairies of Presidio County in southern Texas, 20 miles from the Mexican border. It is here, in Marfa, Texas, that Chris Felver interviews Judd, providing insights into his process, his materials - aluminum, brass, Plexiglas, and concrete - and the freedom he sought to achieve from institutions trying to define what art is. A rare visit with an exceptional talent and a compelling destination for art aficionados
Jane Freilicher : paintings by Jane Freilicher( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States of Jasper Johns by John Yau( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into an artist whose work has beguiled viewers for nearly forty years
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective, which features 88 works from the 1960s to the present, is the first full-scale look at Wiley's long career and explores important themes and ideas expressed in his work
In the realm of appearances : the art of Andy Warhol by John Yau( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time he died in 1987, Andy Warhol's notoriety extended far beyond the rarified confines of the New York art world, beyond the fifteen minutes of fame he predicted for everyone's future, and into the vast realm of pop-culture. Warhol's public image was no less fascinating or controversial than his portraits of Campbell's soup cans, Brillo boxes, and movie stars. And the powerful mythology that surrounds both the man and his art continues to excite curiosity and demand attention." "Some critics have called Warhol an authentic visionary while others have branded him a charlatan. In this unique series of prose meditations, poet and art critic John Yau examines the artist's identity in the inseparable context of his work, bringing fresh insight both to "the surface" and what may in fact be "behind it"." "Yau balances the polarized opinions about Warhol by considering the general state of affairs in twentieth century visual art and placing him in the context of such artistic influences and compatriots as Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and composer John Cage. He also explores Warhol's creative energy in terms of cultural stereotypes and psychological factors such as voyeurism, vindictiveness, fear of intimacy and need for acceptance." "What emerges from these meditations is a clear-eyed portrait of the myriad forces, both internal and external, that shaped the most highly acclaimed postwar artist in America. Yau pinpoints and dissects the central irony of Andy Warhol's life and work: that "The artist who helped demystify art has, it seems, become an impenetrable mystery""--Jacket
Jackie Winsor by Dean Sobel( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden entries by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Moses : a retrospective of the paintings and drawings, 1951-1996 by Ed Moses( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiant silhouette : new & selected work, 1974-1988 by John Yau( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Yau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on June 5, 1950. ... He is a Contributing Editor to ARTS Magazine, Contemporanea, Cover, and Sulfur, and teaches in the Graduate Program at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His publications include Crossing Canal Street, Sometimes, Broken Off by the Music, and Corpse and Mirror, which was chosen by John Ashbery to appear in the National Poetry Series. ... --Black Sparrow PressDonated by Barbara Einzig. Signed by the author
Edificio sayonara by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate spectator : essays on art and poetry by John Yau( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzling water, dazzling light by Pat Steir( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essay by John Yau, who sees Steir as motivated by the "desire to integrate mind and body, thinking and doing, seeing and making," and an interview with Pat Steir by Barbara Weidle complement the paintings to form an informative presentation of Steir's work and career."--Jacket
Sugimoto : architecture by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They knew what they wanted : poems & collages by John Ashbery( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ashbery is known foremost as a poet, but he has been creating collages for nearly as long as he's been writing poetry. He began working in the medium when he was an undergraduate at Harvard, more than seventy years ago. Now, for the first time ever, this volume compiles a comprehensive selection of Ashbery's collage work, accompanied by a selection of collage-related poems. Like his poetry, Ashbery's collage work combines art historical and pop culture references, creating often humorous juxtapositions. Ashbery's approach to poetry and collage is quite similar and here, in an extensive interview with poet, critic, and longtime friend John Yau, Ashbery delves into his creative process and the parallels between creating in the two media. The subtitle 'They Knew What They Wanted' is taken from one of Ashbery's collage-poems, which is featured in this volume along with many others. With about seventy-five collages, exploring how Ashbery's visual art has evolved over the years, this book is a must-have for the many lovers of Ashbery's poetry, and for all those wishing to learn more about his creative output
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Ed Paschke
Ed PaschkeDeborah ButterfieldA thing among things : the art of Jasper JohnsRoger BrownThe United States of Jasper JohnsWhat's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospectIn the realm of appearances : the art of Andy WarholJackie Winsor
Alternative Names
John Yau American poet

John Yau Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

John Yau amerikanischer Dichter, Essayist, Prosaautor und Kunstkritiker

John Yau amerikansk poet och manusförfattare

John Yau amerikansk poet og manusforfattar

John Yau amerikansk poet og manusforfatter

John Yau amerikansk poet og manuskriptforfatter

John Yau poeta estadounidense

John Yau poeta estatunidenc

Yau, John

English (146)

German (2)

Chinese (1)

French (1)