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Carrier, David 1944-

Works: 281 works in 512 publications in 5 languages and 12,552 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Conductor, Interviewer, Speaker, wat, Creator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: N7476, 707.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Carrier
Most widely held works by David Carrier
Principles of art history writing by David Carrier( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quan shu zuo zhe tong guo yi shu shi he yi shu shi xue shi zhi jian de ping xing lei bi,Qu fen le"yi shu shi"he"yi shu xie zuo"liang zhong gai nian;Zuo zhe kao cha le yi shu xie zuo wen ti de bian hua he yi shu shi yan jiu de jin bu zhi jian de guan xi deng nei rong
Museum skepticism : a history of the display of art in public galleries by David Carrier( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent art historian looks at the birth of the art museum and contemplates its future as a public institution
The aesthetics of comics by David Carrier( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosopher David Carrier looks at popular American, European, and Japanese comic strips to identify and solve the aesthetic problems posed by comic strips and to explain the relationship of this artistic genre to other forms of visual art. He traces the use of speech and thought balloons, an identifying feature of comic strips, to early Renaissance art, and claims that the speech balloon defines comics as neither a purely visual nor a strictly verbal art form, but as something radically new. Comics, he claims, are essentially a composite art that, when successful, seamlessly combine verbal and visual elements." "Finally, Carrier relates comics to art history. Carrier's analysis of comics shows why this slight-seeming form of art is worthy of philosophical study, and proves that a better understanding of comics will help us better understand the history of visual art."--Jacket
Artwriting by David Carrier( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Scully by David Carrier( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean Scully is one of today's best-loved abstract painters. Over more than thirty years, he has produced a vibrant and compelling body of work that is widely collected and internationally exhibited. His familiar signature style of lines or bands of color, alluding to architectural elements such as portals, windows and walls, is one of the most instantly recognizable in contemporary painting." "This book is the first fully illustrated monograph to present an account of the artist's entire life and career to date, from his childhood in 1950s London, via New York and Barcelona, to the present day in Munich. Lavish reproductions of his major works illustrate the text, while photographs taken by Scully on his travels show some of the forms that inspire them. Photographs of Scully at work in his studio demonstrate stage by stage how he creates his pictures, from blank canvas to finished work." "Eminent art historian and critic David Carrier traces the development of Scully's oeuvre and assesses its significance. Drawing on his many conversations with Scully, Carrier provides unique insights into the artist's working methods and the motivation for his art. A concise chronology, exhibition history and select bibliography, as well as an interview with the artist, complete a volume which should be found on all contemporary art bookshelves."--Jacket
Truth and falsehood in visual images by Mark W Roskill( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poussin's paintings : a study in art-historical methodology by David Carrier( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing the methodologies of the new art history as well as some tools provided by poststructuralism historiography, and analytic philosophy, Poussin's Paintings offers a novel approach to the art of Poussin. David Carrier begins with a comprehensive analysis of Poussin's self-portraits, which provides the starting point for a critical discussion of the traditional strategies of Poussin scholarship and for an evaluation of the status of this artist. Carrier shows that Poussin can be properly understood only by seeing how his visual and political culture differs from others. Carrier examines the traditional approaches of Poussin scholars, noting the limitations of their views and showing how they not only shape our image of the artist but also restrict our ability to properly grasp his concerns. Carrier also considers the important conceptual claims of connoisseurs and reveals how their work invokes an implicit theory of Poussin's development. Carrier then focuses on a group of paintings concerned with erotic themes, demonstrating the inadequacy of traditional accounts of these pictures. He extends his analysis to a discussion of Poussin's landscapes, which have a different and more important place in his development than the older accounts claim. Carrier places Poussin within the artistic and political culture of seventeenth-century Rome. He asserts that artists of the time were concerned with the problem of belatedness and that Poussin attempted to return to the tradition of the High Renaissance, reworking images from that tradition in response to his own visual culture. Carrier argues that Poussin's art is thus best understood as a response to the setting for baroque art, and he relates Poussin's work to the later tradition of French history painting
High art : Charles Baudelaire and the origins of modernist painting by David Carrier( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was also an extremely influential art critic. High Art relates the philosophical issues posed by Baudelaire's art writing to the theory and practice of modernist and postmodernist painting. Baudelaire wrote in an age of transition, David Carrier argues, an era divided by the Revolution of 1848, the historical break that played for him a role now taken within modernism by the political revolts of 1968. Moving from the grand tradition of Delacroix to the images of modern life made by Constantin Guys, this movement from "high" to "low," from the unified world of correspondances to the fragmented images of contemporary city life, motivates Baudelaire's equivalent to the post-1968 turn away from formalist art criticism. Viewed from the perspective of the 1990s, Carrier argues, the issues raised by Baudelaire's criticism and creative writing provide a way of understanding the situation of art writing in our own time
Wild art by David Carrier( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Art is an incredibly brash and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitschy, quirky, or funky for the formal art world. From pimped cars, graffiti, flash mobs, and burlesque acts, to extreme body art, ice sculpture, light shows, and carnivals, the works featured here are variously moving, funny, or shocking - and guaranteed to elicit a reaction. Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have studied alternative and underground art cultures for years. Here, they've compiled the ultimate collection of creative works that celebrate the beauty and art in anything and everything, challenging the reader's perception of what is and what isn't art
The aesthete in the city : the philosophy and practice of American abstract painting in the 1980s by David Carrier( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Aesthete in the City, David Carrier offers a personal view on the artistic activity of the 1980's. He begins with a theoretical perspective on the relationship beween two very different forms of artwriting: art criticism and art history writing. Carrier surveys the developments within theory during the 1980s, focusing on constructive critical analysis of the work of Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, T.J. Clark, and Jacques Derrida
A world art history and its objects by David Carrier( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written or if it is even possible to do so. Examines the political and moral issues raised by the consideration of a multicultural art history"--Provided by publisher
Writing about visual art by David Carrier( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh insight into how written descriptions of painting and sculpture affect the experience of art. Readers will learn how their reading can determine the way they see painting and sculpture, how interpretations of art transform meaning and significance, and how much-discussed work becomes difficult to see afresh."--Jacket
Rosalind Krauss and American philosophical art criticism : from formalism to beyond postmodernism by David Carrier( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind Krauss is, without visible rival, the most influential American art writer since Clement Greenberg. Together with her colleagues at ^IOctober^R, the journal she co-founded, she has played a key role in the introduction of French theory into the American art world. In the 1960s, though first a follower of Greenberg, she was inspired by her readings of French structuralist and post-structuralist materials, revolted against her mentor's formalism, and developed a succession of radically original styles of art history writing. Offering a complete survey of her career and work, ^IRosalind Krauss and American Philosophical Art Criticism: From Formalism to Beyond Postmodernism^R comprises the first book-length study of its subject.''Written in the lucid style of analytic philosophy, this accessible commentary offers a consideration of her arguments as well as discussions of alternative positions. Tracing Krauss's development in this way provides the best method of understanding the changing styles of American art criticism from the 1960s through the present, and thus provides an invaluable source of historical and aesthetic knowledge for artists and art scholars alike
England and its aesthetes : biography and taste by John Ruskin( Book )

17 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust/Warhol : analytical philosophy of art by David Carrier( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proust/Warhol: Analytical Philosophy of Art employs three key intellectual tools: the aesthetic theory of Arthur Danto, the account of Proust by Joshua Landy, and the analysis of the art of living by Alexander Nehamas. Proust/Warhol concludes with a discussion of an issue of particular importance for Warhol, the relationship between art and fashion."--Jacket
Steve Joy : uncreated light : paintings, 1980-2007 by Steve Joy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danto and his critics : art history, historiography and After the end of art( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garner Tullis and the art of collaboration by David Carrier( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Rabinowitch by Josée Bélisle( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Scully by John Caldwell( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Museum skepticism : a history of the display of art in public galleries
Alternative Names
Carrier, David Stewart 1944-

David Carrier Americanphilosopher and art historian


English (188)

French (3)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

The aesthetics of comicsArtwritingSean ScullyPoussin's paintings : a study in art-historical methodologyHigh art : Charles Baudelaire and the origins of modernist paintingThe aesthete in the city : the philosophy and practice of American abstract painting in the 1980sA world art history and its objectsWriting about visual art