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Shiff, Richard

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Works: 264 works in 704 publications in 7 languages and 18,119 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Terms and phrases  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, wst, zxx, Other, Collector, wat, Interviewer
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Most widely held works about Richard Shiff
 
Most widely held works by Richard Shiff
Critical terms for art history by Robert S Nelson( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consists of essays, each on a term (for example "gender", "representation", "avant-garde", "fetish", "gaze", "collecting/museums")
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather( Book )

17 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's greatest painters, Willem de Kooning is a masterful colourist whose huge canvases are charged with enormous energy. The publication of this beautiful book, which presents eighty of de Kooning's finest paintings and painted works on paper from the early 1940s to the 1980s, coincides with the artist's ninetieth birthday in the spring of 1994. Organized thematically and chronologically, the book focuses on de Kooning's most noteworthy and original painted achievements: portraits from the early 1940s; black-and-white abstractions from 1945 to 1949 that established de Kooning as a leader of the abstract expressionist movement; monumental cityscape paintings from 1949 and 1950; key selections from the notorious Woman series of 1945 to 1954; highway and pastoral landscape abstractions from 1954 to 1960; lush figures in landscapes from 1966 to 1973; landscapes from the 1970s; and later expressive and calligraphic "tableaux." Drawing on new archival sources, essays by David Sylvester, Richard Shiff, and Marla Prather reassess de Kooning's critical status, examine his complex and evocative painting techniques, place him in the context of other artists and art movements of his era, and discuss the fundamental impact of his art on subsequent generations. The book serves as the catalogue for a major retrospective of de Kooning's work that will be on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 8 May 1994 to 5 September 1994, the Metropolitan Museum in New York from 6 October 1994 to 8 January 1995, and the Tate Gallery in London from 15 February 1995 to 7 May 1995
Cézanne and the end of impressionism : a study of the theory, technique, and critical evaluation of modern art by Richard Shiff( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través del análisis de la recepción y las diferentes interpretaciones de la obra de Cézanne, de su técnica pictórica, y de la llamada "materialidad de Cézanne", el autor concibe el impresionismo del artista como expresión característica del arte moderno, entre cuyos valores la originalidad es objeto de especial atención, puesto que buscaba expresar una visión indepediente que produjera el efecto de haber sido guiada por sensaciones inmediatas antes que por procedimientos convencionales
Barnett Newman by Barnett Newman( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most enduringly influential Abstract Expressionists, Barnett Newman (1905-1970) took the genre to a startling new sphere. His tough, spare, emotive paintings were misunderstood and reviled by most critics when they first appeared in 1950 but came to command wide respect and even veneration by the end of the 1960s. Seemingly simple on first viewing, the paintings are in fact richly complicated and unexpectedly diverse. Newman aspired to breadth and nobility in his works, infusing them with deep meaning and producing a powerful physical presence through his mastery of expansive spatial effects and evocative color. While pursuing his personal quest, he managed to challenge, and profoundly change, the parameters of painting." "This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of Barnett Newman's work in three decades. Two essays by prominent scholars survey Newman's career from his founding role in the New York School in the 1940s to his key influence on both Minimalism and conceptual art in the 1960s. Discussed at length are such Newman masterpieces as Onement I (1948), the series Stations of the Cross (1958-66), and the monumental sculpture Broken Obelisk (1967). Featuring 180 color illustrations of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, the book also includes a comprehensive chronology of the artist's life based on new documentation, a selected exhibition history, and a selected bibliography."--Jacket
Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration by Terrie Sultan( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close--a man who describes himself as "an artist looking for trouble"--Has for three decades consistently but variously challenged the accepted boundaries of the printmaking tradition. Published to accompany a retrospective of his prints opening at Blaffer Gallery and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and several additional museums around the country, this is the first comprehensive survey of Close's revolutionary prints. Featuring exquisite reproductions of the prints together with essays on Close's career and in-depth interviews with the artist and his master printmakers, the volume blends words and images to give readers unique insight into the creative process. The text highlights the intensely collaborative nature of Close's project and looks into the challenges posed by the unprecedented huge scale he prefers. Close may labor on a single print for as long as two years, working out aesthetic problems that might involve the retrieval of a centuries-old European method on one day and the creation of an entirely new technique (such as applying sunscreen to block light) the next. "Prints have moved me in my unique work more than anything else has," Close says. "Prints change the way I think about things." From the artist's ambitious first mezzotint to his recent pulp-paper multiples, this book chronicles the genius of Chuck Close in the medium in which he has done his most exciting work. Taken together, these prints constitute a remarkable self-portrait of the creative drive, vision, and intellect of one of America's most important living artists
Barnett Newman : a catalogue raisonné by Richard Shiff( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue raisonne, compiled by independent scholar Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, includes a color reproduction of each of Newman's works, along with its provenance, its exhibition history, and its publication history. This information was gathered from a multitude of sources, including the documentation assembled by the artist's wife over a period of more than fifty years and now archived at The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York."--Jacket
Cy Twombly : cycles and seasons by Cy Twombly( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and Italian and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cy Twombly (b.1928) is one of the leading figures from the generation of American artists that also included Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Unlike them, he left America early in his career to live and work in Italy where he drew inspiration from European literature and classical culture. He swiftly built an international reputation with his uniquely expressive abstract paintings, works on paper and sculpture." "Accompanying a major, touring retrospective spanning over fifty years of Twombly's work, this book provides a long-needed critical overview of his career, focusing on his paintings, drawings and sculpture. There is also a rare and wide-ranging interview with the artist and a newly commissioned text by the artist Tacita Dean, as well as an illustrated chronology and extensive bibliography." "Combining the latest scholarship with numerous colour illustrations, this will be the most thorough examination of the life and work of this artist for years to come."--Jacket
Terry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004 by Richard Shiff( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the recent work of Terry Winters, whose diverse and creative output continues to challenge and surprise the art world. Terry Winters's work of the past decade weaves disparate strains of idea, object, and physical operations into the primary logic of his art. His art contains an astonishing array of forms and demonstrates the equally surprising breadth of his artistic language. This retrospective volume continues where the mid-career survey (1992) at the Whitney Museum concluded, presenting the past decade of Winters's innovative work in paintings, prints, drawings, and artists' books. Terry Winters presents the ways in which the artist creates sets and subsets of distinctive works that interact with bodies of previous and current work. Also included are images by the artist that have not previously been exhibited or published. Winters's work is frequently included in conversations and studies relating to the interplay of art and science, and his recent paintings, drawings, and prints reflect his engagement with scientific and computational systems of thought and presentations of information. For Winters, abstract art has become a vehicle not for "reproducing and inventing form but for harnessing forces." By utilizing expressive means, "data becomes pictorial and spatial." This superbly illustrated volume displays the full range of Winters's newest works and the complex relationships that link them to one another
Peter Doig by Peter Doig( Book )

25 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Doig's highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide to international acclaim. In each work, Doig seeks to create an atmosphere that will draw the viewer into an intense and beguiling perceptual experience. Derived from photographic sources or quasi-memories, to form grand and magical tableaux, his pictorial world has also been shaped by the different places he has lived in. Born in Scotland, he was raised in Canada and spent two decades in London, before moving to Trinidad, where he now lives and works." "Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive account of Doig's practice over two decades of extraordinary achievement. With an essay by Richard Shiff, an introduction by Tate curator Judith Nesbitt and an illuminating conversation between Doig and his friend, the artist Chris Ofili, this is a thorough and up-to-date survey of one of the most influential painters at work today"--Jacket
Robert Mangold by Robert Mangold( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Mangold (b.1937) created large, gently curving paintings that are among the most majestically beautiful abstract works of the last 40 years. This is the first comprehensive assessment of Mangold's contribution to painting, with essays by some of the world's most distinguished writers on contemporary art. This book shows his subtle colours and soft, hand-drawn geometries that set his creations apart from the sober austerity of minimalism. This is a uniquely designed book that reflects the singularity of Mangold's work, which is collected and exhibited internationally. - Publisher
Picasso black and white by Carmen Giménez( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picasso Black and White: Examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white leitmotif through paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. Picasso continued the tradition of engaging the color black that had been employed throughout a centuries-long history of Spanish painting by fellow artists José de Ribera, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Francisco de Goya. Moreover, he made highly effective use of isolated black, white, and gray hues in a nod to monochromatic grisaille painting and to drawing, line, and form. As this volume attests, the recurrent motif of black and white appears throughout Picasso's oeuvre, including his blue and rose periods, his investigations into Cubism and Surrealism, his interpretations of historical subject studies for his celebrated painting 'Guernica', World War II, and an homage to old masters, as well as the powerful paintings of his last years. Featuring reproductions of more than 150 works, this book examines the extraordinary complexity and power of these expressive artworks, which purge color in order to highlight their formal structure. Including essays by leading Picasso scholars, this book is a unique and coherent perspective on one of the world's most innovative and influential artists."
Between sense and De Kooning by Richard Shiff( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Order to me is to be ordered about', Willem de Kooning said. Between Sense and de Kooning is an exploration of how de Kooning both worked and thought concerning art, while respecting the artist's own ambiguities and his reluctance to embrace categorical distinctions between representation and abstraction. Richard Shiff acknowledges de Kooning's idea that art is not about concepts like progress or development, but is instead a sensory phenomenon
Camille Pissarro : impressions of city & country by Karen Levitov( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a wide selection of paintings from private collections, many rarely seen, this title reveals the genius of Camille Pissarro, an artist keenly focused on his natural surroundings and the lives of common folk
Doubt by Richard Shiff( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shiff embraces doubt as a critical tool and asks how particular theories of art have come to be." -- back cover
Gauguin and the origins of symbolism by Paul Gauguin( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the mid-1880s until his departure for Tahiti in 1891, Gauguin moved beyond Impressionism to become the leading figure of the Symbolist movement in painting. This departure from Impressionism led him to question the entire 'naturalist' tradition of European art from the Renaissance onwards. He sacrificed all of painting's descriptive devices in favour of line and flat colour. His path towards Symbolism can also be characterised as a 'primitive' quest, developed both in iconography and style. On the iconographic level, this tendency starts from the use of a number of pastoral themes representing scenes of rural life. This spiritual return was accompanied by a stylistic regression, a leap from naturalism towards archaic modes of representation. The volume follows this process through a series of encounters between Gauguin and his masters, his contemporaries and his pupils."--Jacket
Abstraction : paths to abstraction, 1867-1917 by Art Gallery of New South Wales( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the art of 5 decades, from 1867 to 1917, this book follows the broad and diverse ways that artists and their public learnt to see and to judge works of art abstractly. It argues that abstraction arose directly from a tradition of speculation about the nature of art and of aesthetic experience
Donald Judd : the multicolored works by Marianne Stockebrand( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important American artists of the 20th century, Donald Judd (1928-1994) pioneered the use of industrial materials and fabrication in serial forms to redefine the relationships between artist, art object, viewer, and space, and usher in the minimalist style. Focusing entirely on Judd's multicoloured works, this work features essays by leading scholars that illuminate this body of work and examine its relationship to his oeuvre as a whole
Monet : the early years by George T. M Shackelford( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegant volume is the first to be devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet (1840-1926). Bringing together the greatest paintings from his early career-including his first Salon-exhibited work, the Kimbell Art Museum's La Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide; Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) and The Magpie from the Musee d'Orsay; and The Green Wave and La Grenouillere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art-it features essays by distinguished scholars, focusing on the evolution of Monet's own distinctive mode of painting. Through the 1860s, the young painter absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, from the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. Artistic innovation and personal ambition shaped the work of the celebrated impressionist painter from the very start of his long and illustrious career
Peter Doig by Peter Doig( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive monograph on Turner Prize-nominated artist Peter Doig. In every generation of artists, there are a few-or perhaps just one-who propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. Peter Doig is such an artist. While stories of painting's demise in the early 1990s deemed painters and their work quaintly anachronistic, Doig-looking ahead as much as back for inspiration-forged a new painterly language: an ironic mix of Romanticism and post-impressionism to create haunting and sometimes dreamlike landscape vistas. In this lavish new volume devoted to his entire career-which includes paintings, drawings, and reference material, such as found photographs-art historians Richard Shiff and Catherine Lampert mine the artist's rich and varied work. Doig's landscapes have been inspired by the many places the artist has lived-England, Canada, Trinidad. So, too, does memory, or the idea of memory, inform much of his production. This handsome slipcased volume is designed in close collaboration with the artist, with Doig specially creating the cover and various elements of the interior. Every facet of the painter's singular vision is explored, from his earliest paintings of the early 1990s to the most recent series of works. Published in association with Michael Werner Gallery.-- Product Description
Edvard Munch : between the clock and the bed by Edvard Munch( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging book offers a fresh look at the exceptional works of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) by examining them in the light of his precarious mental state. Following a nervous breakdown in 1908, Munch underwent electroshock therapy, which prompted a marked change in his art work. The haunting Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed, finished one year before his death, represents a culmination of the themes of mortality, isolation, and anxiety that he explored repeatedly, and provides, in these pages, a perfect lens through which to view the artist's entire oeuvre. Informative essays consider Munch's position in the art world, his conception of self as a means of experimentation, and the psychological content of his paintings, while a previously unpublished foreword by the celebrated Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard offers a new perspective on Munch's life and work. Featuring over 40 masterworks from throughout the painter's career, and an illustrated chronology that traces the progression of his emotional state and its influence on the images he created, this is an intimate, provocative study of an enigmatic artist and his remarkable legacy
 
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Shiff, Richard

Shiff, Richard A.

Shiff, Richard Allen.

Shiff, Richard Allen 1943-

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Willem de Kooning : paintingsCézanne and the end of impressionism : a study of the theory, technique, and critical evaluation of modern artBarnett NewmanChuck Close prints : process and collaborationBarnett Newman : a catalogue raisonnéCy Twombly : cycles and seasonsTerry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004Peter Doig