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Vidler, Anthony

Works: 188 works in 639 publications in 4 languages and 13,098 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Archives  Pictorial works  Case studies  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, zxx, Other, Director, Speaker, Collector, wat, Creator
Classifications: NA1053.L4, 720.92
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Most widely held works by Anthony Vidler
Histories of the immediate present : inventing architectural modernism by Anthony Vidler( )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Vidler looks at the historical approaches of Emil Kaufmann, Colin Rowe, Reyner Banham, and Manfredo Tafuri, and the specific versions of modernism advanced by their historical narratives. Vidler shows that the modernism conceived by Kaufmann was like the late Enlightenment projects he revered, one of pure geometrical forms and elemental composition; that of Rowe saw manifest ambiguity and complexity in contemporary design; Banham's modernism took its cue from the aspirations of the futurists; and the "Renaissance modernism" of Tafuri found its source in the division between the technical experimentation of Brunelleschi and the cultural nostalgia of Alberti. Vidler's investigation demonstrates the inevitable collision between history and design that pervades all modern architectural discourse - and has given rise to some of the most interesting architectural experiments of the postwar period."--Jacket
Warped space : art, architecture, and anxiety in modern culture by Anthony Vidler( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces the emergence of a psychological idea of space from Pascal to Freud to the identification of agoraphobia and claustrophobia in the 19th- and 20th-century theories of spatial alienation/estrangement
Noah's ark : essays on architecture by Hubert Damisch( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Noah's Ark to Diller + Scofidio's ""Blur"" Building, a distinguished art historian maps new ways to think about architecture's origin and development
The architectural uncanny : essays in the modern unhomely by Anthony Vidler( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essays are at once historical - serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical - opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart. Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today's architecture - its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its "seeing walls" replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions - in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness. Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxes associated with the subject of domesticity. Anthony Vidler is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. His most recent book is Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux : architecture and social reform at the end of the Ancien Régime by Anthony Vidler( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Kelley by John C Welchman( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the iconoclastic artist's often outlandish work. Los Angeles-based sculptor, performance and installation artist Mike Kelley is one of the most important American artists to have emerged from the 1980s. Best known for his assemblage sculptures made from stuffed children's toys, often set upon the 'stage' of a homemade afghan, Kelley draws from popular culture as well as the modernist traditions of the found object and collage to comment on late twentieth-century American society. Familiar with his work from presentations at Documenta X (1997), and major solo museum exhibitions worldwide throughout the 1990s, Mike Kelley's audience is very broad, ranging from academics and teenage comic-book cultists to curators of the world's most prestigious museums
The writing of the walls : architectural theory in the late enlightenment by Anthony Vidler( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene of the crime by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene of the Crime surveys thirty-five years of West Coast art, investigating aesthetic practices that address the art object as a kind of evidence, a clue to absent meanings and prior actions. From seminal works by Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Barry Le Va, and Vija Celmins to recent works by artists such as Paul McCarthy, James Luna, Anthony Hernandez, and Sharon Lockhart, this art declares that it is about more than meets the eye and raises the suspicion that a significant segment of contemporary art demands a forensic reading
Architecture between spectacle and use by Clark Conference( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Casebere by Anthony Vidler( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the last 20 years, James Casebere has constructed increasingly complex small-scale architectural models that are carefully built and then subtly lit and photographed in the studio. These table-sized models are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms, empty of both extraneous detail and action. Casebere's disconcerting ''sites'' recall prisons, monasteries, tunnels, factories and other such spaces. Casebere has gained increasing international acclaim in recent years as the leading proponent of what has become known as ''constructed photography.'' This is the first publication to comprehensively survey Casebere's career in its entirety, and provides an important contextual and visual framework in which to posit his soaring international reputation. His oeuvre can be seen in the full scope of its development, from his early preoccupation with the genre of the Western and the suburban home, to his concern with institutional buildings, to his recent investigations into the relationships between social control and social structures."--Publisher's description
James Frazer Stirling : notes from the archive by Anthony Vidler( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British architect James Frazer Stirling (1924-1992) stimulated impassioned responses among both supporters and detractors, and he continues to be the subject of fierce debate. He earned international renown through such innovative--and frequently controversial--projects as the Leicester University Engineering Building (1959-63); the History Faculty building at Cambridge University (1964-67); the Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (1977-84); the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain (1984); and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University (1979-84). Stirling was also a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, where he trained and influenced many of the current leaders in the field. Fully illustrated with previously unpublished documents and new photography from the James Stirling/Michael Wilford Archive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, this book allows for a close examination of design drawings, photographs, and models spanning Stirling's entire career. These materials deepen our understanding of the influences, early formation, approach, and process of an architect whose work resists labeling. Filled with in-depth analytical and critical presentations of exemplary projects and their reception, the volume reveals Stirling to be a remarkably informed and consistent thinker and writer on architecture."--Publisher's website
The anxious city : English urbanism in the late twentieth century by Richard J Williams( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and provocative history of the development of the idea of the city in recent years. Key public spaces and buildings in England, Europe and the USA are discussed in relation to their socio-political context. The book argues that contemporary
Paul McCarthy by Paul McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony Gormley : blind light by Anthony Vidler( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Gormley is widely recognised as one of the most imaginative and original artists working in the UK today. This illustrated book accompanies the exhibition Anthony Gormley: Blind Light at The Hayward, the artist's first major showing in London in over 25 years." "Since the 1980s Gormley has focused consistently on the human figure, often using his own body as the starting point for works that explore our perception of space, architecture, and bodily presence." "Alongside specially commissioned photography of Gormley's major new projects, the book includes an original visual essay by the artist that elaborates his aesthetic preoccupations with images selected from his own photographic archive. Essays from leading writers and scholars Anthony Vidler, Susan Stewart and W.J.T. Mitchell provide a context in which to understand Gormley's new work, while an in-depth interview with The Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff and co-curator Jacky Klein reconsiders Gormley's place within contemporary culture and the history of art."--Jacket
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux : architecture and utopia in the era of the French Revolution by Anthony Vidler( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806) is the 'boldest and most extreme' (Nikolaus Pevsner) French revolutionary architect. Since the 1930s, his visionary but widely realized buildings have served as a source of inspiration for unusual designs. His famous tollgates are familiar to every cultured traveler to Paris
Follies : architecture for the late-twentieth-century landscape by B.J Archer( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, the Ohio State University : a building by Peter Eisenman( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anish Kapoor : whiteout by Anish Kapoor( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The immediacy of Anish Kapoor's sculpture is often said to evoke the sublime. His signature use of vibrant color and organic forms combine to dominate, astonish, and redefine the relationship between object and viewer, sculpture and space. In the new body of work presented here, Kapoor introduces a previously unexplored range of materials and surfaces, furthering his already complex dialogue between form and void, the corporeal and the infinite. Using mirror-like polished steel, or white surfaces so intensely pure that they virtually defy the gaze, the artist has created works that are visceral, yet also evoke a rich array of philosophical underpinnings and resonances."--Jacket
The little house : an architectural seduction by Jean-François de Bastide( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exemplary of an 18th-century literary genre that combined fictional narrative with didactic observations on art and architecture, The Little House tells the tale of a seduction in a maison de plaisance outside of Paris. The house itself - its architecture, gardens, artwork, and furnishings - is the central element of a story in which an impressionable woman mistakes good taste for good intentions, with unforseen results. The Little House, long an underground classic among architectural historians and theorists, has never before been published in English. Anthony Vidler's insightful preface and Rodolphe el-Khoury's informative introduction, notes, and careful translation make the novella more accessible to the contemporary reader."--BOOK JACKET
The architectural unconscious : James Casebere + Glen Seator by James Casebere( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Histories of the immediate present : inventing architectural modernism
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Anthony Vidler

Vidler, Anthony 1941-

Vidler, Antony 1941-

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Warped space : art, architecture, and anxiety in modern cultureThe architectural uncanny : essays in the modern unhomelyMike KelleyThe writing of the walls : architectural theory in the late enlightenmentScene of the crimeArchitecture between spectacle and useJames CasebereJames Frazer Stirling : notes from the archive