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Bürgi, Bernhard

Works: 276 works in 815 publications in 5 languages and 5,612 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, wst, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Adapter, Redactor, Curator, Collector, Director, wac, zxx
Classifications: TR647, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bernhard Bürgi
De Kooning : paintings, 1960-1980, kunstmuseum basel by Willem De Kooning( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Willem de Kooning is celebrated in the United States as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and a leading Abstract Expressionist. In Europe, however, the artist has yet to be fully recognized, particularly with regards to his work of the 1960s and 1970s, when he retreated from urban life to live and work on Long Island. This segment of de Kooning's oeuvre bears the imprint of a fundamental experience of the landscape, for it was in these Long Island works that he developed a new style of figuration, characterized by a transformed sense of color and energetic gesture. This period of vigorous, pioneering creativity is illuminated for the first time in this volume, which features a concentrated selection of large-format paintings. In images and essays by Klaus Kertess, Harold Rosenberg, and others, the book illustrates how de Kooning's paintings--although recognizable as landscapes--grew abstract under the influence of his intense experience of nature
Andy Warhol : the early sixties : paintings and drawings, 1961-1964 by Andy Warhol( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: After a successful career in advertising design, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) change course to pursue a career in art. His concerns, however, did not change, remaining centered on the world of consumerism and mass production. This publication illuminates Warhol's early years as a painter and producer of drawings, from 1961 to 1964. During this period, Warhol gradually replaced his somewhat individualized visual language with purely media-derived (and therefore collective) subject matter, and developed the mechanical painting process of silkscreening on canvas for which he became so well known. This fascinating process--in essence the gestation of Pop art--is examined here through several series, such as the Campbell's soup can paintings and the Dollar Bills, the star series of Elvis and Liz, the Death and Disaster pictures and the Flowers series from 1964. By concentrating on Warhol's early years, this publication makes it possible to comprehend the scope of his impact
Andreas Gursky by Andreas Gursky( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Famed worldwide for his epically proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information--which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The extreme detail of Gursky's final image--achieved by digital restructuring--produces a vertiginous effect on the viewer, as it oscillates between total representation and total abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times. This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula 1 races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here."--Publisher description
Richard Prince : paintings, photographs by Richard Prince( Book )

20 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ray : sculpture 1997-2014 by Charles Ray( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner : mountain life : the early years in Davos 1917-1926 by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German-born Expressionist artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) first came to Davos in 1917 on a rest cure. His body and mind devastated by the war, mountain life promised recovery and proved extremely fruitful artistically. If at first Kirchner met his new environment with the same nervous brushstrokes and perspectivist escalations found in his Berlin street scenes, his inner turmoil soon subsided, producing calmer and stronger bands of pigment and later an exalted experience of nature. New imagery resulted as well, going beyond Kirchner's primary focus on landscapes to include interiors and a series of self-portraits and figure paintings of rural neighbors. With its selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs and tapestry from European and American private collections, this monograph shows how Kirchner, after Segantini and Hodler, became the third great painter of the Alps. Life in the Mountainsfinishes with works from the years 1925-26, when Kirchner returned to Germany, leaving his union with the natural life behind
Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Dan Flavin by Simon Baier( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Barnett Newman (1905-1970) and Dan Flavin (1933-1996) belong to very different generations, but they have in common a rigorously ascetic approach to abstraction. Their intellectual, spiritual and social visions also differ significantly, but each experimented with more representational forms in their younger days, before arriving at a distinctive abstract modality from which they did not deviate for the rest of their careers. Working within the respective contexts of Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, Mondrian, Newman and Flavin combined abstract color and concrete form, forging instantly recognizable, stripped-down vocabularies that radically expanded (and simplified) the language of abstraction. This volume considers the sympathies between these three modernist pioneers, juxtaposing well-known masterpieces with seldom-seen works by each of the artists."--Publisher description
Painting on the move : Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Kunsthalle Basel by Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel)( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beckmann : the landscapes by Max Beckmann( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beckmann is one of the titans of modernism, although he considered himself the last Old Master. This publication examines the artist's landscape paintings, which are less characterized by allegorical layers of meaning than his works in other genres. Their splendid painterly qualities are immediately perceptible. The starting point for these landscapes was a potent experience of nature. Frequently, personal objects appear in the foreground like remnants of still lifes, making the viewer aware of the artist's presence. But the paintings are also realistic representations of places the artist visited, and Beckmann referred to photographs or postcards of these sites as part of his creative process. Further inspirations came from art itself: flashes of Beckmann's immense knowledge of art history can be seen in his citations of other works. Thus, his landscapes can be regarded as a kind of summary of his understanding of the world
Rot, gelb, blau : die Primärfarben in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts by Kunstmuseum St. Gallen( Book )

21 editions published in 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture on the move : 1946-2016 by Simon Baier( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture on the Move focuses on sculptural art between the end of World War II and the present. The grand special exhibition on occasion of the inauguration of the enlarged Kunstmuseum Basel will map the medium's extraordinarily dynamic evolution: the classical idea and form of sculpture grows more flexible and abstract as some artists integrate the trivial stuff of everyday life into their art or blur its spatial and conceptual boundaries, even as others return to the figurative tradition in an effort to set the genre on a new solid foundation. Selected works from the collections of the Kunstmuseum Basel and eminent pieces on loan from international museums and private collections will be brought together for a dense and exceptionally rich dialogue of positions in sculpture
Arte povera : the great awakening( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term "Arte Povera" was introduced by the influential critic and curator Germano Celant in 1967, to describe a new art that expressed the economic and cultural turbulence of the late 1960s in Italy. This art became identified with the use of "poor" materials such as soil, glass, wood and wax, but in fact its products ranged from paintings and sculptures to photographs and performances. Artists such as Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Pino Pascali, and Michelangelo Pistoletti were the stars of this new movement, and their innovations have made for a lasting legacy among subsequent generations exploring raw materials, the possibilities of the gallery space and everyday detritus. The Sammlung Goetz possesses one of the most comprehensive collections of Arte Povera, presented in this publication for the first time alongside archival photographs and documents." --Publisher description
Markus Raetz, Arbeiten 1962 bis 1986 : Kunsthaus Zürich, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Moderna Museet Stockholm by Markus Rätz( Book )

26 editions published in 1986 in German and Germanic and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfgang Tillmans by Wolfgang Tillmans( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstmuseum Basel, new building( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2016, the Kunstmuseum Basel is opening its new building, increasing its exhibition space by approximately two thirds. Designed by the architectural office Christ & Gantenbein, the building is completely in the service of art-solitary in its outward appearance, it is nevertheless closely linked to the Kunstmuseum, both in formal terms as well as by means of an underground connecting tract. This publication introduces the building in all of its facets for the first time. In extensive texts, the director of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, and the architect Emanuel Christ describe the concept as well as the content-related and artistic aspects of this new building; Mechtild Widrich looks at it in the general context of museum architecture. Layout drawings and numerous illustrations complete the overview
Helmut Federle : 6 juni-9 augusti 1992, Kunsthalle Zürich : 22 augusti-11 oktober 1992, Moderna museet, Stockholm : 15 februari-18 april 1993, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel by Helmut M Federle( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denkraum Museum : über die Rezeption von Architektur und Kunst by Bernhard Bürgi( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstmuseum Basel, Neubau( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
De Kooning : paintings, 1960-1980, kunstmuseum basel
Andy Warhol : the early sixties : paintings and drawings, 1961-1964Andreas GurskyRichard Prince : paintings, photographsErnst Ludwig Kirchner : mountain life : the early years in Davos 1917-1926Max Beckmann : the landscapesWolfgang Tillmans
Alternative Names
Bürgi, Bernard Mendes

Bürgi, Bernhard

Bürgi, Bernhard, 1953-

Bürgi Bernhard Mendes

Bürgi, Bernhard Mendes 1953-

Mendes Bürgi, Bernhard.

Mendes Bürgi, Bernhard 1953-