WorldCat Identities

Gordon, Robert 1946-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 5,548 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Art  Interviews  Blues (Music)  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of dialog, Editor, Other, Director
Classifications: ND553.M7, 759.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Gordon
Monet by Robert Gordon( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and French and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the works of Monet from a new perspective, and traces the changes in his style as brought about by the changes and problems in his personal life
Degas by Robert Gordon( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sumptuous, monumental new study of the painter, the authors chronicle Degas' relatively privileged life and analyse his mysterious character, quoting from his own notes and the letters and diaries of his contemporaries. The 324 super illustrations, 121 in colour, include over 60 previously unpublished--pastels, drawings, paintings, monotypes--assembling works rarely, if ever, seen together before. Edgar Degas' oeuvre is gloriously and comprehensively celebrated in this superb book
The last flowers of Manet by Robert Gordon( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Andrew Forge's essay pays moving tribute to the artist's legacy; Robert Gordon's selections from Manet's intimate letters and from contemporary documents (all impeccably translated by the poet Richard Howard) add poignance to the reader's experience of the last works of one of the most innovative painters of the nineteenth century, whom many consider to be the first modern artist."--Inside jacket
Deborah Butterfield by Robert Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deborah Butterfield transforms pieces of scrap metal and found wood into majestic, life-size horse sculptures that are, as art historian Wayne L. Roosa has written, "like ancient, noble archaeological remains, skeletal and grand." Her sculptures also may be the first works to explore the interior lives of horses - a long overdue answer to centuries of martial and monumental equine art." "This volume presents a retrospective look at this important American artist. At the core of the book are color photographs of the sculptures, installed in galleries, in the artist's studios, and at Walla Walla Foundry. An insightful essay by novelist and horsewoman Jane Smiley sensitively captures the depth of Butterfield's passion for horses both living and sculpted. John Yau, poet and art critic, adds a formal analysis of the artist's work. In a selection of poems, the late poet Vicki Hearne, a close friend of Butterfield's, translates this world of horse-human dialogue. Robert Gordon has followed the artist's career for a quarter century and brings unique insight and vision to her body of work."--Jacket
Monet by Robert Gordon( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study and reevaluation of Monet's work, with more than 400 illustrations and 125 color plates. Traces Monet's life and work from his early years at Le Havre and Paris to his final days at home among his gardens at Giverny. Forge writes of Monet's family, his friendships, his relations with the professional art world; and, he travels to the sites of Monet's exploratory campaigns--on the Normandy coast, at Bordighera, Belle-Ile, Antibes--to see what Monet saw and to share with the reader the struggles that Monet faced, his anguish, and his joy
The language of the body : drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French artist Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823) is best known as a painter of mythological and allegorical subjects that impressed his younger contemporaries Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix. Fully as deserving of attention is a series of exquisite chalk studies - known as academies - that he made throughout his career. These drawings of male and female nudes - many of which have never before been published - are the focus of this beautiful and unique book. In his text, John Elderfield first discusses Prud'hon's life and work, examining the complexities and contradictions of his career and his singular place in the art of his time, including his role in the creation of the modern female nude. Then he considers the drawings themselves. Following the text are fifty-seven of Prud'hon's finest drawings - reproduced in full color - carefully selected and arranged by Robert Gordon to unfold in a visual display of gesture and form. The book concludes with the author's notes and a selected bibliography
Monet at Giverny by Claire Joyes( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas by Robert Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monet the gardener by Robert Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now readers can enjoy the fruits of Monet's labors at Giverny and learn how they came to be. In this richly illustrated and revelatory volume, rare photographs are juxtaposed with reproductions of the artist's paintings, demonstrating his masterful application of color and design both on the canvas and in the garden
The last flower paintings of Manet by Robert Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Butterfield by Robert Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new paperback edition of Deborah Butterfield showcases the full oeuvre of this great American sculptor, updated with new images of the artist's latest work and information on her many gallery shows and museum exhibitions. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, this elegant and lyrical volume presents the most comprehensive retrospective look at this important American artist. Butterfield transforms selected pieces of scrap iron and found wood into majestic, life-size horse sculptures that are, as art historian Wayne L. Roosa has written, "like ancient, noble archaeological remains, skeletal and grand." The book includes insightful essays by the noted author and horsewoman Jane Smiley, poet and art critic John Yau, and a selection of poems by poet Vicki Hearne. Author Robert Gordon followed the artist's career for a quarter century and brings unique insight to her body of work."--Publisher's description
Degas by Robert Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monet by Robert Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas by Robert Gordon( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dernières fleurs de Manet by Robert Gordon( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents the blues : the road to Memphis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce's homage to Memphis features original performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Little Milton, Rosco Gordon and Ike Turner, as well as historical footage of Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas and others
Monet by Robert Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jardin secret by David Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in French and Catalan and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addicted to love by Robert Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two jilted lovers join forces to exact revenge on their former lovers
La poésie du corps : dessins de Pierre-Paul Prud'hon by John Elderfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon doit sa renommée aux thèmes mythologiques et allégoriques de ses tableaux qui ont influencé certains de ses contemporains plus jeunes, comme Géricault et Eugène Delacroix. Cet ouvrage rassemble 114 dessins de nus masculins et féminins et retrace la vie et l'oeuvre de cet artiste en analysant les contradictions de sa carrière. Pub. à l'occasion d'une exposition au Grand Palais
 
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The last flowers of ManetDeborah ButterfieldMonetThe language of the body : drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'honDegasMonet the gardenerThe last flower paintings of ManetDeborah Butterfield
Alternative Names
Gordon, R.

Gordon, Robert Stephen.

Languages
English (96)

French (16)

German (1)

Catalan (1)