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Yau, John 1950-

Works: 766 works in 1,342 publications in 4 languages and 21,485 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Internet videos  Documentary films  Essays  Illustrated works  Art  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Interviewer, wst, Signer, Author of introduction, win, 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 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Paschke by Neal David Benezra( Book )

7 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 568 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 545 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 389 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 374 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 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into an artist whose work has beguiled viewers for nearly forty years
Lee Krasner : living colour by Lee Krasner( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph accompanies the first European retrospective of the work of Lee Krasner (1908-1984). One of the original abstract expressionists, Krasner's importance has for too long been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. In fact, his death in 1956 marked her renaissance as an artist. Over the course of more than five decades, Krasner continually scrutinized and reinvented her practice, giving her work formidable energy and impact. Her accomplishments began to be recognized toward the end of her life and in 1984 she became one of the few women artists to be given a solo exhibition at MoMA. As Krasner quipped about her belated recognition: "I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a little too independent". This volume features an outstanding selection of her most important paintings, collages and drawings, contextualized by photography from the post-war period, an illustrated chronology, and includes an unpublished interview with her biographer Gail Levin. Tracing her evolution as an artist--from her earliest self-portraits to the acclaimed 'little image' series, from her 1950s collages to epic painterly canvases--this book offers a vivid impression of one of the most tenacious women artists of the 20th century, whose work and life feels more relevant than ever today
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 344 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 337 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
Forbidden entries by John Yau( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Moses (b. 1928) is widely considered to be one of the central figures in the rich and complex history of postwar West Coast art. Like Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis, his work has been greatly influenced by the brilliant light of Southern California. Modernism and European and American abstract art are also echoed in Moses's work, and the vitality of his diverse oeuvre radiates throughout this first major retrospective of his paintings and drawings. Although he attended art school, Ed Moses is an autodidact who has labored to overcome his inability, as he put it, "to draw three dimensionally." And drawing has been central to his work, the spine from which all of his art extends. From his egg tempera paintings in the early 1950s to the "ror shock" paintings and drawings of the early 1990s, he has found ways to investigate the relationship between spontaneity (the legacy of abstract expressionism) and control and balance (inherited from Mondrian and the Russian constructivists). Moving decisively from abstraction to figuration, and from monochrome to tonality and color, Moses, like de Kooning and Pollock, has consistently turned away from the predictable and has sought new ground. In his bold exploration of forms and methods, Ed Moses has avoided the label of a particular tradition and, instead, continues to reinvent himself. --
Jackie Winsor by Dean Sobel( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 274 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 )

7 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides an overview over the last three decades of Pat Steir's work, from early conceptual works of the 70s like Looking for the Mountain and Or, to the circles of light of her wave paintings in the 80s and the free-flowing and dripping paint that create Steir's waterfalls, night skies and windswept waters of the 90s." "Generous color reproductions allow an insight into the work of a painter occupied with questions of time, movement, the very predicament of the act of painting, and the inherent qualities of her medium."
Sugimoto : architecture by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Yau, John

جون ياو

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