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Mapplethorpe, Robert

Works: 472 works in 1,211 publications in 26 languages and 22,113 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photobooks  Poetry  Documentary films  Archives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Collector, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: TR140.M347, B
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Most widely held works about Robert Mapplethorpe
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Most widely held works by Robert Mapplethorpe
Black book by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and German and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 New York artists : a critical selection of painters and sculptors working in New York by Richard Marshall( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polaroids : Mapplethorpe by Sylvia Wolf( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critically praised for his finely modeled and classically composed photographs, Mapplethorpe remains intensely controversial and enormously popular. Revealing the themes that would inspire Mapplethorpe throughout his career, this book brings together almost three hundred images, many never published, from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation's archive and private collections, to provide a critical view of Mapplethorpe's formative years as an artist. Included is a selection of his colour Polaroids and objects incorporating his early instant photographs. Some images convey a disarming tenderness and vulnerability, while others a toughness and immediacy that would give way in later years to more classical form. The author traces the development of Mapplethorpe's use of instant photography during a period of five years, from 1970 to 1975, when the artist worked mainly in this medium. The images include self-portraits, figure studies, still lifes, portraits of lovers and friends such as Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff and Marianne Faithful and observations of everyday objects ..."--Publisher description
Robert Mapplethorpe : the archive by Frances Terpak( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication will provide an overview of the most extensive collection of primary material existing on Robert Mapplethorpe's entire practice, including the work he produced before turning to photography. This volume will focus on examples of etchings, drawings, collages, paintings, sculpture, commercial work, personal collections, as well as intimate dialogues among friends, colleagues, and business associates. In addition, the book will provide insight into Mapplethorpe's identity as a gay man and the ways his art pushed against the limits of censorship and conformity. This publication is intended to be a 'signal contribution to our understanding of one of the key figures in late-twentieth-century photography and cultural politics.'"--Publisher's description
Robert Mapplethorpe : the perfect moment by Janet Kardon( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Mapplethorpe : the photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is rich and complicated, triggering controversy, polarizing critics, and providing inspiration for many artists who followed him. One of the most influential figures of his time, today Mapplethorpe stands as an example to emerging photographers who continue to experiment with the boundaries of acceptability and concepts of the beautiful.Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs offers a timely and rewarding examination of his oeuvre and influence
Warhol & Mapplethorpe : guise & dolls( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) are well known for significant work in portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged gender roles and notions of femininity, masculinity, and androgyny. This exciting and original book is the first to consider the two artists together, examining the powerful portraits they created during the vibrant and tumultuous era bookended by the Stonewall riots and the AIDS crisis. Several important bodies of work are featured, including Warhol's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' series of drag queen portraits and Mapplethorpe's photographs of Patti Smith and of female body builder Lisa Lyon. These are explored alongside numerous other paintings, photographs, and films that demonstrate the artists' engagement with gender, identity, beauty, performance, and sexuality, including their own self-portraits and portraits of one another. Essays trace the convergences and divergences of Warhol and Mapplethorpe's work, and examine the historical context of the artists' projects as well as their lasting impact on contemporary art and queer culture. Firsthand accounts by the artists' collaborators and subjects reveal details into the making and exhibition of some of the works presented here. With an illustrated timeline highlighting key moments in the artists' careers, and more than 90 color plates of their arresting pictures, this book provides a fascinating study of two of the most compelling figures in 20th-century art
Photography as art( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When specialty cameras, trick photography, and digital manipulation are combined with creative genius, photography becomes and extremely versatile medium of expression and self-exploration. This program examines the history of photography, charting its evolution from a technical craft to a fine art. Works of Tim Macmillan, Catherine Opie, Suky Best, Alison Jackson, and Caroline Molloy are highlighted. Archival clips of Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Feininger, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Duane Michals, Richard Avedon, and Elsie Hill are included"--Container
A season in hell by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette suite de poèmes en prose choisis (1870-1872) décrit une quête de la vérité, de la réalité, la crise d'un jeune homme et d'une société, la crise du langage, de la culture et de la foi, la crise d'un siècle en somme
The power of theatrical madness by Jan Fabre( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some women by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwart-witte studiofoto's van Amerikaanse vrouwen en meisjes
Flowers by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleurenfoto's van (details van) snijbloemen
Black book by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Rebus of the Edinburgh police has a busy time. A deported child molester is back in town, a stabbing victim refuses to say who attacked him, and last but not least the gun he bought turns out to be a murder weapon
Mapplethorpe x 7 : David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, Robert Wilson by Richard Flood( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents photographs from a series of exhibitions presented by the Mapplethorpe Foundation between 2003 and 2009, each curated by an invited artist. Also includes brief interviews with each artist/curator
Robert Mapplethorpe by Paul Tschinkel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opens with actress Kathy Acker reading excerpts from A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud. Robert Mapplethorpe, his fiends and associates, and art critics discuss his photography. His work is hung in many major museums despite the issues of sex, violence and race it raises. All agree with him: "I captured something at a certain time about a certain place, New York, and that can't be captured anymore ... Things have changed." The program includes many of his black and white photographs, particularly those of the gay male community in New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf
A season in hell by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of earthly delights : photographs by Edward Weston and Robert Mapplethorpe by Edward Weston( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapplethorpe by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Mapplethorpe began taking photographs in 1970 with a Polaroid camera given to him by a friend. Nearly twenty years later, when Mapplethorpe died at the age of forty-two, he was considered one of the most important photographers of his time. His elegant and sometimes shocking nudes, the black-and-white portraits, flower still lifes, and images of sexual sadomasochism had been exhibited widely and were the subject of serious critical attention in Europe and America. A few months after his death, Mapplethorpe became the focus of an acrimonious debate over federal funding of the arts when an exhibition of his work was canceled by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, was subsequently acquitted of obscenity charges brought against him for presenting the same exhibition." "This is the definitive collection of Mapplethorpe's black-and-white photographs, drawing on the full range of his work, from the early Polaroids to the haunting self-portraits taken shortly before he died. It has been prepared in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, which was established by the artist to provide funds for AIDS research and photographic projects."--Jacket
Lady, Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Polaroids : MapplethorpeA season in hellSome womenFlowersBlack bookMapplethorpe x 7 : David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, Robert WilsonMapplethorpeLady, Lisa Lyon