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Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)

Works: 1,923 works in 3,018 publications in 1 language and 44,941 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Interviews  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Other, Editor, isb, Organizer of meeting, his, Copyright holder, Illuminator, Publishing director
Classifications: ND192.A25, 709.2
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The Spiritual in art : abstract painting 1890-1985 by Maurice Tuchman( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the use of geometric signs by the Nabis and other French artists and relates this to the development of abstraction. The author describes some of the sources of ideas about the symbolism of geometric signs, in particular the writings of Helena P. Blavatsky, and traces the impact of these on the Nabis, possibly through the stimulus of Gauguin whose paintings from his Brittany period encouraged a mystical conception of art in which sacred geometry figured as one component. He goes on to discuss in detail the paintings of Paul Serusier, Paul Ranson, Maurice Denis, Charles Filiger, Jean Delville, Frantisek Kupka and Mondrian
Cindy Sherman : retrospective by Cindy Sherman( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive catalogue traces the career of Cindy Sherman, examining her achievements as one of the leading American artists of our time. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism. Essayists Amada Cruz, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, and Amelia Jones offer keen insight and observations from several distinct vantage points, demonstrating that Sherman's work is a lens through which to view contemporary art and its ongoing concern with the profound issues of the structures of the self. More than 200 images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits, as well as photographs influenced by surrealist artists. Also included are intriguing excerpts from Sherman's notebooks, selections from her contact sheets, and numerous Polaroid studies, all of which shed light on the artist's process
Sol LeWitt : a retrospective by Sol LeWitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first retrospective of LeWitt's work in more than twenty years, fosters a deeper understanding of the artist's career and its significance to American art and thought." "Including essays by a number of curators and art historians, this volume charts the evolution of LeWitt's art from his work in Conceptualism during the early 1960s through his turn toward a more lyrical and sensual form of abstraction round 1980. With over 450 images, the book provides a visual survey of LeWitt's oeuvre from 1960 to the present, including wall drawings, three-dimensional structures, works on paper and photographs."--Jacket
Dan Flavin : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - the first retrospective publication of Flavin's art since 1969 - features the artist's most significant light works, beginning with a pivotal series of constructed boxes with attached incandescent or fluorescent lights, called icons, made from 1961 to 1963. These icons demonstrate the influence of painters such as Barnett Newman as well as object makers such as Marcel Duchamp. Works spanning Flavin's career are discussed in depth, including examples that integrate light with the surrounding space and show the particular characteristics of blended fluorescent light, large-scale installations, and constructed corridors. The book also features reproductions of Flavin's drawings, which reveal his thought processes, working methods, and the wider range of his interests." "Three critical essays offer overviews and new interpretations of Flavin's work, while an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history present scholarly data never before available. In addition, this book includes Flavin's seminal text "' ... in daylight or cool white.' an autobiographical sketch," originally published in Artforum in 1965, and two interviews with the artist - one from 1972 and the other from 1982." "With many new color reproductions, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective captures the artist's challenging contribution to twentieth-century art and will be the authoritative volume on Flavin for years to come."--Jacket
Art in Chicago, 1945-1995 by Jeff Abell( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant bodies of work in residence there. Among the artists profiled are Roger Brown, Harry Callahan, Ruth Duckworth, Jeanne Dunning, Leon Golub, Robert Heinecken, Richard Hunt, June Leaf, Kerry James Marshall, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Hirsch Perlman, Martin Puryear, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Miroslaw Rogala, Alejandro Romero, Kay Rosen, Hollis Sigler, Aaron Siskind, Nancy Spero, Tony Tasset, H.C. Westermann, Claire Zeisler
Hand-painted pop : American art in transition, 1955-62 by Donna M De Salvo( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important book revises our understanding of one of the key moments in American art: the beginnings of Pop art. A style celebrated for its use of mass-production, Pop art has conventionally been seen as constituting a complete break with the art movements that preceded it. Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62 reevaluates this perception by considering Pop art's complex, layered period of evolution, focusing on its crucial seven years of development. Accompanying eight essays by distinguished art historians are 235 illustrations tracing Pop art's earliest beginnings. Many of the works shown have rarely been seen; others are among the most famous icons of our time. Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62 places these works in the broader context of American culture. Among the topics covered are the formal links between New York School painting and early Pop art; the evolution of artists' choice of subject matter in the period; art education in the postwar era; the success and failure of the critical response to Pop; and gay iconography in the paintings of several Pop artists. This substantial revisionist history sheds considerable light on a central movement in art history." -- Publisher's description
Lee Bontecou : a retrospective by Lee Bontecou( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the leading figures in late twentieth-century art, Lee Bontecou (b. 1931) became widely known for her sculptures in welded steel and canvas, as well as epoxy and plastic, from the 1960s and 1970s. These powerful and original objects, which have been both critically acclaimed and actively collected, incorporate a variety of figurative, organic, and mechanistic references, suggesting states of transformation between the natural and the man-made, order and chaos, delicacy and ferocity." "This monograph presents reproductions of more than fifty sculptures and one hundred drawings, including her celebrated early works as well as later pieces that are little known and have never been publicly exhibited or published. Along with original essays by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Robert Storr, Mona Hadler, and Donna De Salvo, this volume also includes a reprint of Donald Judd's influential 1965 Arts Magazine article on Bontecou."--Jacket
Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy by Lynne Warren( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the work of contemporary sculptors who have been influenced by Alexander Calder, and includes essays on Calder, his practices, and legacy, as well as examples of his art
In the mind's eye : Dada and surrealism by Terry Ann R Neff( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz : Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena Abakanowicz is considered by many critics and artists alike to be the foremost artist working with fiber in the world today. That she is now considered a leading sculptor, as well, indicates how far she has come since her innovative, imposing woven "Abakans" of the 1960s led the way for a decade of experimentation by many artists with fiber as a medium for expression or as a medium for the making of art. Her work proved to have the strength to break with the venerable tradition of tapestry going back to the Middle Ages, and to transform radically our expectations of woven objects from being craft to fine art. The occasion of this first comprehensive retrospective of Magdalena Abakanowicz's work marks an important point in the career of the artist. -- From preface
Donald Sultan by Donald Sultan( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter paintings by Roald Nasgaard( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Schnabel : works on paper 1975-1988 by Julian Schnabel( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mies in America by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of one of the 20th century's greatest architects re-evaluates the entire body of work undertaken by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between his emigration to America in 1938 and his death in 1969. Based on considerable new research and bringing to light previously unstudied material - drawings and collages, photographs, project documents, letters, and extensive interviews with many of those who worked with Mies - this is the first study to make full and in-depth use of available archival material. Its nine essays, distinct in style of argumentation, focus, and ambition, constitute a new interpretation of a major figure in architectural history." "Mies in America offers readers a deeper immersion into Mies's thought than has been attempted before. Venturing a more complex response than the familiar reading of Mies as a grand master of modernism, these essays retrace the genesis of Mies's design in order to uncover his ambitions, investigate the implicit outlines of the Miesian city, follow the process of designing for America, and look at Mies as a touchstone for contemporary practice."--Jacket
Jeff Koons by Francesco Bonami( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1975, a young art student moved to Chicago, where he studied at The School of the Art Institute and worked as a studio assistant to his hero, painter Ed Paschke, for 1an hour. This books takes a fresh look at the career of Jeff Koons, now one of the world's most famous artists." "Koons collaborated extensively on this book, which accompanies his first solo museum exhibition in the United States in sixteen years and surveys nearly thirty years of his work, beginning with iconic sculptures from 1979 to new paintings completed in 2007."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Longo by Howard N Fox( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.C. Westermann by H. C Westermann( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, published on the occasion of a major exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is the first comprehensive study of Westermann's sculptures, which are examined closely in original and lively texts and more than two hundred illustrations. Encompassing the vast range of the artist's work, from his early constructions of the mid-1850s to his final sculptures of the early 1980s, this catalogue places Westermann's art in the context of his wartime service, his personal experiences, and the politics of his time. The resulting portrait reveals as never before the ideas behind Westermann's unique assemblages."--Jacket
Negotiating rapture : the power of art to transform lives by Richard Francis( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 483 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
Mark Bradford by Christopher Bedford( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Bradford is best known for dazzling, large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class-, race-, and gender-based economies that structure urban society in the United States. Gathering carefully chosen found and salvaged materials from the area surrounding his studio in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Bradford engages in an intricate artistic process that involves both creation and destruction. His complex, fractured works address pressing political issues and the media's influence on contemporary society while cataloguing cultural change and the artist's personal responses to societal conditions. The first major book on this leading American artist, Mark Bradford features essays by distinguished authors who investigate how Bradford straddles the line between social critique and formal innovation, playing the two against one another to produce works of seduction and analysis. Topics include Bradford's debt to abstract expressionism, his relationship to the largely unknown history of twentieth-century abstraction by African American artists, his work as a public artist, and his interest in midcentury European collage and decollage practices. --Book Jacket
Kerry James Marshall : mastry by Kerry James Marshall( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America's greatest living painters. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. Best known for large-scale interiors, landscapes, and portraits featuring powerful black figures, Marshall explores narratives of African American history from slave ships to the present and draws upon his deep knowledge of art history from the Renaissance to twentieth-century abstraction, as well as other sources such as the comic book and the muralist tradition. With luscious color and brushstrokes and highly detailed patterning, his direct and intimate scenes of black middle-class life conjure a wide range of emotions, resulting in powerful paintings that confront the position of African Americans throughout American history.0Richly illustrated, this monumental book features essays by noted curators as well as the artist, and more than 100 paintings from throughout the artist's career arranged thematically by subject: history painting; beauty, as expressed through the nude, portraiture, and self-portraiture; landscape; religion; and the politics of black nationalism. 0Exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (23.04-09.09.2016) / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (09.2016-01.2017) / Museum of Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA (spring 2017)
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The Spiritual in art : abstract painting 1890-1985
Cindy Sherman : retrospectiveSol LeWitt : a retrospectiveDan Flavin : a retrospectiveArt in Chicago, 1945-1995Lee Bontecou : a retrospectiveAlexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joyIn the mind's eye : Dada and surrealismMies in America
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