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Yau, John 1950-

Works: 637 works in 1,171 publications in 4 languages and 19,331 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Art  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Signer, Author of introduction, Editor, wat, Illustrator, zxx
Classifications: PS3575.A9, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Yau
Ed Paschke by Neal David Benezra( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Butterfield by Robert Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 580 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 533 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 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmaker Christopher Felver extols the work of Donald Judd and Tony Cragg to two unique documentaries which highlight the impassioned work of two imperious sculptors that define the dynamic nature and beauty of three dimensional art
Jane Freilicher : paintings by Jane Freilicher( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into an artist whose work has beguiled viewers for nearly forty years
In the realm of appearances : the art of Andy Warhol by John Yau( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 333 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""--BOOK JACKET
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 333 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
Ed Moses : a retrospective of the paintings and drawings, 1951-1996 by Ed Moses( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Winsor by Dean Sobel( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugimoto : architecture by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzling water, dazzling light by Pat Steir( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and German and held by 253 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
The passionate spectator : essays on art and poetry by John Yau( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 237 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 210 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
Further adventures in monochrome by John Yau( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yau tweaks and twists language to express a painful comic vision in which sensual vividness combines with fierce despair."--Booklist John Yau engages art criticism, social theory, and syntactical dexterity to confront the problems of aging, meaning, and identity. Insisting that "True poets and artists know where language ends, which is why they go there," Yau presses against the limits of language, creating poems that are at once cryptic, playful, and insightful. Included in its entirety is his groundbreaking serial poem, "Genghis Chan: Private Eye," and a new series invoking the monochromatic painter Yves Klein. From "Exhibits": Can you name which country uses selective amnesia to determine its foreign policy' . Money has become a vast dirty sea rolling over the land. . Money has become a UFO because it is the only thing that lacks controversy. . Money rhymes with algae. . Do you swear to tell the whole truth filled with nothing but reasonable lies' . Signing up for Free Membership works best in a failing economy. . In case of emergency, please vacuum the premises. . I used to be thorough, now I am just comprehensive ... John Yau is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and criticism. He is the arts editor of The Brooklyn Rail and teaches art criticism at Mason Gross School of the Arts and Rutgers University. He lives in the Garment District neighborhood in New York City
Forbidden entries by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edificio sayonara by John Yau( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradiso diaspora by John Yau( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the anagram of its title suggests, the poems, prose, lyrics, and memoir in Paradiso Diaspora focus on an inescapable duality. It is the duality of living in both painted gardens and in the shadows of historic events that sweep one along. John Yau explores the language of telling, of biography, auto and otherwise, of landscapes that are simultaneously imaginary and real, of ways to enter and leave "the kingdom of poetry." This is a book of displacements and unpredictable associations, of "last confessions" and "coming attractions," at once haunted and haunting. Book jacket."--Jacket
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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

English (150)

German (9)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

Deborah ButterfieldA thing among things : the art of Jasper JohnsRoger BrownThe United States of Jasper JohnsIn the realm of appearances : the art of Andy WarholWhat's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospectEd Moses : a retrospective of the paintings and drawings, 1951-1996Jackie Winsor