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Jones, Caroline A.

Works: 70 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 5,088 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., wat, Adapter, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: N6535.S3, 709.794607473
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Caroline A Jones
Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters such as Nathan Oliveira, Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner in the move away from abstraction and toward figurative subject matter. When artists such as Bruce McGaw, Manuel Neri, and Joan Brown emerged as a second generation of figurative artists, the momentum grew for a powerful new development in American painting. The achievement of Bay Area Figurative painters and sculptors has become directly relevant to current debates regarding abstraction and representation, as well as to discourses on modernism and postmodernism. Indeed, the historical phenomenon of the movement is an important case study in the evolution of modernism in America, serving as an early example of rupture in the formalist "mainstream." Bay Area Figurative Art 1950-1965 was written to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Based on extensive archival research and interviews, it is the first study of the movement as a whole and is the broadest and most accurate account of the careers and interactions of ten Bay Area artists who worked in this new style
Picturing science, producing art by Peter Galison( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally renowned contributors go beyond both science wars and culture wars by exploring substantive links between systems of visual representation and knowledge in science and art. Contributors include Svetlana Alpers, Jonathan Crary, Arnold Davidson, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and Simon Schaffer
Machine in the studio : constructing the postwar American artist by Caroline A Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive interviews with artists and their assistants as well as close readings of artworks, Jones explains that much of the major work of the 1960s was compelling precisely because it was "mainstream"--Central to the visual and economic culture of its time
Sensorium : embodied experience, technology, and contemporary art by Caroline A Jones( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between the body and electronic technology, extensively theorized through the 1980s and 1990s, has reached a new technosensual comfort zone in the early twenty-first century. In Sensorium, contemporary artists and writers explore the implications of the techno-human interface. Ten artists, chosen by an international team of curators, offer their own edgy investigations of embodied technology and the technologized body. These range from Matthieu Briand's experiment in "controlled schizophrenia" and Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller's uneasy psychological soundscapes to Bruce Nauman's uncanny night visions and François Roche's destabilized architecture. The art in Sensorium--which accompanies an exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center--captures the aesthetic attitude of this hybrid moment, when modernist segmentation of the senses is giving way to dramatic multisensory mixes or transpositions. Artwork by each artist appears with an analytical essay by a curator, all of it prefaced by an anchoring essay on "The Mediated Sensorium" by Caroline Jones. In the second half of Sensorium, scholars, scientists, and writers contribute entries to an "Abecedarius of the New Sensorium." These short, playful pieces include Bruno Latour on "Air," Barbara Maria Stafford on "Hedonics," Michel Foucault (from a little-known 1966 radio lecture) on the "Utopian Body," Donna Haraway on "Compoundings," and Neal Stephenson on the "Viral." Sensorium is both forensic and diagnostic, viewing the culture of the technologized body from the inside, by means of contemporary artists' provocations, and from a distance, in essays that situate it historically and intellectually
Eyesight alone : Clement Greenberg's modernism and the bureaucratization of the senses by Caroline A Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even a decade after his death, Clement Greenberg remains controversial. One of the most influential art writers of the twentieth century, Greenberg propelled Abstract Expressionist painting-in particular the monumental work of Jackson Pollock-to a leading position in an international postwar art world. On radio and in print, Greenberg was the voice of "the new American painting," and a central figure in the postwar cultural history of the United States. Caroline Jones's magisterial study widens Greenberg's fundamental tenet of "opticality"--The idea that modernist art is apprehended through "eyesight alone"-to a broader arena, examining how the critic's emphasis on the specular resonated with a society increasingly invested in positivist approaches to the world. Greenberg's modernist discourse, Jones argues, developed in relation to the rationalized procedures that gained wide currency in the United States at midcentury, in fields ranging from the sense-data protocols theorized by scientific philosophy to the development of cultural forms, such as hi-fi, that targeted specific senses, one by one. Greenberg's attempt to isolate and celebrate the visual was one manifestation of a large-scale segmentation-or bureaucratization-of the body's senses. Working through these historical developments, Jones brings Greenberg's theories into contemporary philosophical debates about agency and subjectivity.--Publisher description
Modern art at Harvard : the formation of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century collections of the Harvard University Art Museums by Caroline A Jones( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global work of art : world's fairs, biennials, and the aesthetics of experience by Caroline A Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global biennials have proliferated in the contemporary art world, but artists' engagement with large-scale international exhibitions has a much longer history that has influenced the present in important ways. Going back to the earliest world's fairs in the nineteenth century, this book argues that "globalism" was incubated in a century of international art contests, and today constitutes an important tactic for practicing artists. As world's fairs brought millions of attendees into contact with foreign cultures, products, and processes, artworks became juxtaposed in a "theater of nations," which challenged artists and critics to think outside their local academies for the first time. From Gustave Courbet's rebel pavilion near the official art exhibit at the 1855 French World's Fair to curator Beryl Madra's choice of London-based Cypriot Hussein Chalayan for the off-site Turkish pavilion at the 2006 Venice Biennale, artists have used these exhibitions to reflect on contemporary art, speak to their own governments back home, and challenge the wider geopolitical realm changing art and art history along the way. Ultimately, Caroline A. Jones argues, the modern appetite for experience and event structures, which were cultivated around the art at these earlier expositions, have now come to constitute contemporary art itself, producing encounters that transform the public and force us to reflect critically on the global condition
Painting machines : industrial image and process in contemporary art : exhibition and catalogue by Caroline A Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience : culture, cognition, and the common sense( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience offers a reading experience like no other. A heat-sensitive cover by Olafur Eliasson reveals words, colors, and a drawing when touched by human hands. Endpapers designed by Carsten Holler are printed in ink containing carefully calibrated quantities of the synthesized human pheromones estratetraenol and androstadienone, evoking the suggestibility of human desire. The margins and edges of the book are designed by Tauba Auerbach in complementary colors that create a dynamically shifting effect when the book is shifted or closed. When the book is opened, bookmarks cascade from the center, emerging from spider web prints by Tomas Saraceno. Experience produces experience while bringing the concept itself into relief as an object of contemplation. The sensory experience of the book as a physical object resonates with the intellectual experience of the book as a container of ideas. Experience convenes a conversation with artists, musicians, philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and neuroscientists, each of whom explores aspects of sensorial and cultural realms of experience. The texts include new essays written for this volume and classic texts by such figures as William James and Michel Foucault -- Provided by the publisher
Manuel Neri : plasters by Caroline A Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arcades : contemporary art and Walter Benjamin by Jens Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arcades Project (1927-40), the monumental unfinished work of cultural criticism by Walter Benjamin, is the German philosopher's effort to comprehend urban modernity through the 19th-century Parisian shopping arcade. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin combines artworks with archival materials and poetic interventions to form an original, multifaceted response to this collagelike cultural text. Jens Hoffmann astutely pairs works by thirty-six well-known and emerging artists, including Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, and Cindy Sherman, with the thirty-six "Convolutes," or themes, in Benjamin's text. Bound into the main volume is a graphic novelette, from the imagination of Vito Manolo Roma, of Benjamin's dream the night before he committed suicide while fleeing the Nazis. Scholarly essays by Hoffmann and Caroline A. Jones, texts selected by the poet Kenneth Goldsmith, reproductions of Benjamin's handwritten notes, and a list of the main Paris arcades discussed by him round out this extraordinary publication
Hans Haacke 1967 by Hans Haacke( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounding the subject : video trajectories : selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anicka Yi : 6,070,430K of digital spit by Anicka Yi( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist Anicka Yi's work involves scent, tactility and perishability as a means to reconfigure the epistemological and sensorial terms of a predominantly visual art world. At MIT, Yi has explored MIT's cutting-edge research in designing materials with unique biological properties. Yi is not only interested in materials research, but also in what collaboration between individuals and disciplines might mean in relation to friendship. Drawing upon philosopical and critical writings, Yi explores the political and ethical ramifications of these interactions."
Olafur Eliasson : contact by Ólafur Elíasson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has received global acclaim for his works, which harness the power of light and colour to striking effect. Renowned for his large-scale installations - which often extend beyond museum walls or encompass the viewer - the artist renders contemporary art accessible. This book opens with a virtual visit through Eliasson's artwork
Olafur Eliasson : contact by Ólafur Elíasson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliasson est reconnu pour les expérimentations qu'il mène avec la lumière, la couleur et l'espace, et pour ses installations à grande échelle, qui vont souvent au-delà des murs du musée pour investir l'espace public, et qui provoquent chez le spectateur une expérience unique. Dans l'exposition "Contact", il poursuit son travail sur la lumière - ou plutôt sur l'obscurité et l'ombre -, l'espace et le temps au sein d'une installation qui représente une expérience totale pour le visiteur. Cet ouvrage contient une série de vues d'installations qui sont comme une visite virtuelle de l'exposition, ainsi qu'un aperçu du travail préparatoire effectué par l'artiste dans son sudio berlinois, des esquisses et des dessins inédits
Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Csikszenmihalyi( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Ciskszentmihályi : skin control( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esthétique des systèmes by Jack Burnham( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1968, Jack Burnham propose d'utiliser le terme ± systèmes » pour définir les pratiques artistiques de ces années-là, qui semblent dépasser le statut traditionnel de l'œuvre comme objet. Dans deux essais célèbres, parus dans la revue Artforum (System Esthetics, 1968 ; Real Time Systems, 1969), dont nous publions ici la première traduction française, Burnham dessine le profil d'une ± esthétique des systèmes » : comme une perspective relationnelle qui relie des éléments hétérogènes, des dispositifs technologiques mais aussi des organismes vivants. 0L'artiste Hans Haacke adopte le même terme pour décrire ses œuvres des années 1960, dans lesquelles il expose des phénomènes physiques et naturels. Mobilisant un intense débat à son époque, la ± pensée des systèmes » est loin d'avoir perdu son actualité : sous des formes et des noms différents, elle imprègne le monde de l'art actuel.0
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Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965
Picturing science, producing artMachine in the studio : constructing the postwar American artistSensorium : embodied experience, technology, and contemporary artEyesight alone : Clement Greenberg's modernism and the bureaucratization of the sensesModern art at Harvard : the formation of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century collections of the Harvard University Art MuseumsPainting machines : industrial image and process in contemporary art : exhibition and catalogueBay Area figurative art, 1950-1965Chris CsikszenmihalyiChris Ciskszentmihályi : skin control
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Jones, Caroline A. 1954-...

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