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Mapplethorpe, Robert

Works: 502 works in 1,259 publications in 13 languages and 22,319 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photobooks  Documentary films  Poetry  Biographies  Archives 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Collector, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: TR140.M347, B
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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 423 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 held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polaroids : Mapplethorpe by Sylvia Wolf( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 407 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 352 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 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Mapplethorpe : the photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 280 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"--Publisher's website
Warhol & Mapplethorpe : guise & dolls by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 214 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
The power of theatrical madness by Jan Fabre( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some women by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 115 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 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers new insights into Mapplethorpe's genius and his lasting impact on contemporary art. In honor of his work, seven extraordinary contemporary artists: David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, and Robert Wilson, each in turn reviewed Mapplethorpe's entire body of work over the course of seven years to select those that personally resonated. The result was the groundbreaking series of exhibitions documented in this book, which also features intensive interviews conducted by Richard Flood
Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf
Robert Mapplethorpe by Paul Tschinkel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary looks at the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe, a world renowned and controversial photographer, who died of AIDS in 1989. It explores his photography, his relationship to the downtown New York art world, and the gay S & M club scene prevalent in the eighties. His infamously explicit pictures of the gay, leather, New York Underground were considered groundbreaking and made him a cause celebre. Mapplethorpe's portraits, flowers, erotic subject matter and artistic presentation, elevated the photograph to serious art, worthy of exhibition in galleries and museums. In this documentary we see a 1983 interview with the youthful and mythic Robert Mapplethorpe. In his downtown loft, he talks about his ideas, inspiration, and his highly charged subject matter depicted in his work
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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady, Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Mapplethorpe by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altars by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Altars is the full-color companion volume to the definitive collection of his black-and-white prints, Mapplethorpe, published in 1992. Beginning with his early collages, Polaroids, and unpublished color prints, Altars follows Mapplethorpe's preoccupation with color and geometry through a wide range of subject matter, from intimate portraits of Patti Smith to sado-masochistic rituals. The book ends with the multiple-colored panels of his late, unique photographic pieces, elaboratly framed."--Jacket
Playing with the edge : the photographic achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe by Arthur C Danto( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductie tot het werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf (1947-1989)
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Polaroids : MapplethorpeSome womenFlowersBlack bookMapplethorpe x 7 : David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, Robert WilsonLady, Lisa LyonRobert MapplethorpeAltarsPlaying with the edge : the photographic achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe