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Beardsley, John

Works: 90 works in 317 publications in 2 languages and 12,970 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Designs and plans  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6494.E27, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Beardsley
Earthworks and beyond : contemporary art in the landscape by John Beardsley( Book )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and German and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthworks-landscape rich with man made forms-prehistoric remains
The quilts of Gee's Bend by John Beardsley( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world
Black folk art in America, 1930-1980 by Jane Livingston( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalog of an exhibition of recent Afro-American folk art, with photographs of the artists, commentary, and photographs of their works
Hispanic art in the United States : thirty contemporary painters & sculptors by John Beardsley( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya Lin : systematic landscapes by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The renowned artist Maya Lin (b. 1959) came to prominence in 1981 with her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Generously illustrated and beautifully designed, Systematic Landscapes traces her continued fascination with geologic phenomena and topography, integrating natural contours and materials into evocative environmental artworks such as the character of a hill, under glass (2002) and 11 Minute Line (2004). Systematic Landscapes is of interest to newcomers to Maya Lin's work as well as to longtime enthusiasts of her unique artistic creations and stunning design work"--
The Andy Goldsworthy project by Molly Donovan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most substantial scholarly volume devoted to Andy Goldsworthy's work in twenty years and the first to underscore the permanent oeuvre of the artist. The book traces the development of Goldsworthy's project at the National Gallery of Art from conception to completion and situates the artist's sculpture and practice within an age-long tradition of structures. It features the only fully illustrated catalogue documenting Goldsworthy's commissioned installations- more than 120 works dating from 1984 to 2008 and spanning three continents. Combining thorough documentation, in-depth analysis, and contextual scholarship within a visually rich format, this book is a landmark publication on the artist. -- from Book Jacket
A landscape for modern sculpture : Storm King Art Center by John Beardsley( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great book featuring the Storm King Art Center outdoor public sculpture garden. 100 color and black and white illustrations of works of art, sculpture, installations, abstract works. Illustrated artists include Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, David Smith, di Suvero, Louis Nevelson, Trova, Bourgeois, Caro and other artists / sculptors. Includes notes / bibliography and brief biography of each artist."--Amazon
Probing the earth : contemporary land projects by John Beardsley( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens of revelation : environments by visionary artists by John Beardsley( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Beardsley tells the story of about twenty-five "visionary environments" and the fiercely independent individuals who have created them in the course of the last century. This lively international tour ranges from the soaring spires of Watts Towers in Los Angeles to the spirit-lifting Camel Yard and Owl House in New Bethesda, South Africa, to the junk-and-flower filled labyrinths of Howard Finster's Paradise Garden near Summerville, Georgia. While capturing the spirit of each individual's unique creation, Beardsley also situates the work in the larger contexts of traditional garden design, religious architecture, environmental sculpture, and folk art. He muses about the compulsion to create, the sense of place, and the visionary spirit that has inflamed these artists, quoting at length their own poignant and pungent commentary on what they have created and why
Pablo Picasso by John Beardsley( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of Picasso, discussing how and why his art looks the way it does and how it relates to the artist
A.G. Rizzoli : architect of magnificent visions by Jo Farb Hernandez( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will accompany a major traveling exhibition in the U.S., organized by the San Diego Museum of Art
Gee's Bend : the women and their quilts( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 350 color illustrations, 30 black-and-white illustrations, and charts, Gee's Bend to Rehoboth is being·released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art
Art in public places : a survey of community-sponsored projects supported by the National Endowment for the Arts by John Beardsley( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and landscape in Charleston and the low country : a project of Spoleto Festival USA by John Beardsley( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the legacy of an exhibition entitled "Human/Nature: Art and Landscape in Charleston and the Low Country," a special project of the twenty-first season of the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. Featuring twelve works in a variety of media by thirteen artists ... The diverse works of art were scattered around the city and the surrounding countryside."--Jacket
Ken Smith : landscape architect by Ken Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both a landscape designer and a public artist, Ken Smith produces designs that range in scale from small public installations to vast parks. He is known for inventive and imaginative gardens and landscapes, some of which use little or no natural plant material. His projects include public, commercial, and private work: urban parks, streetscapes, plazas, gardens, public art commissions, memorials, museums and institutions, urban development and multiuse projects, restoration of modern-era landscapes, waterfront planning and design, and residential projects." "Among Smith's best-known projects are the MoMA Roof Garden, consisting of white gravel, recycled black rubber, crushed glass, sculptural stones, and artificial boxwood plants in a camouflage pattern; the Elevated Acre, a one-acre urban plaza with a sloping topography of planted dunes and an elevated view of New York Harbor; and Orange County Great Park, California, a redevelopment of a Marine Corps air station to include a 2.5-mile canyon, 20-acre lake, cultural terrace, botanical gardens, great lawn, performing arts venue, veterans memorial, aircraft museum, sports park, nature preserve, and wildlife corridor."--Jacket
Designing wildlife habitats by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the revolution began : Lawrence and Anna Halprin and the reinvention of public space( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape body dwelling : Charles Simonds at Dumbarton Oaks by Charles Simonds( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simonds is well known for clay sculptures that document the wanderings of a fantastical civilization of Little People whose landscapes, architectures, and rituals have been imagined by the artist since the early 1970s. A wide range of his current sculptures-some architectural, some figural, and some evocative of landscape was installed in 2009 in various spaces at Dumbarton Oaks
Women, modernity, and landscape architecture by Sonja Duempelmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modernity was critically important to the formation and evolution of landscape architecture, yet its histories in the discipline are still being written. This book looks closely at the work and influences of some of the least studied figures of the era: established and less well-known female landscape architects who pursued modernist ideals in their designs. The women discussed in this volume belong to the pioneering first two generations of professional landscape architects and were outstanding in the field. They not only developed notable practices but some also became leaders in landscape architectural education as the first professors in the discipline, or prolific lecturers and authors ... The book is ideal reading for those studying landscape history, women's studies, and cultural geography"
Large parks by James Corner( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Large Parks examines an increasingly hard-to-define landscape type: the urban park. By viewing such landscapes through the lens of size, the essays contained here cut across conventional binary categories of classification - historic or contemporary, built or unbuilt, competition-sponsored or commissioned - and enable us to analyze landscapes not usually considered collectively. From a discussion of historic parks such as New York's Central Park and Paris's Bois de Boulogne, to intriguing new projects such as the Orange County Great Park in California, Large Parks highlights the intricacies that go into designing these massive and culturally significant works. By analyzing design, concept, construction, and technique, Large Parks gives designers concrete insight into the complicated task of designing a large park that is structured enough to give form, identity, and meaning to the site, but pliant enough to adapt to changing ecologies, demands, and uses. Editors Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves present writings by leading academics and practitioners, along with original graphics and photographs, foregrounding a set of preoccupations in landscape discourse that relate in complex ways, such as ecology, public space, process, place, site, and the city."--Jacket
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The quilts of Gee's Bend
Alternative Names
Beardsley, J.

Beardsley, John Michael.

John Beardsley

バーズレイ, ジョン

ビアズリー, ジョン

English (226)

German (1)

The quilts of Gee's BendMaya Lin : systematic landscapesThe Andy Goldsworthy projectA landscape for modern sculpture : Storm King Art CenterGardens of revelation : environments by visionary artistsPablo PicassoA.G. Rizzoli : architect of magnificent visionsGee's Bend : the women and their quilts