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Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)

Works: 364 works in 917 publications in 3 languages and 26,426 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biographies  Art  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Organizer of meeting
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Most widely held works by Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)
Max Ernst : Dada and the dawn of surrealism by William A Camfield( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Michel Basquiat by Richard Marshall( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete survey of the work of JeanMichel Basquiat with more than 270 illustrations
Braque : the late works by John Golding( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Beuys : actions, vitrines, environments by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Beuys (1921-86) - the German sculptor and performance artist - became one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic presence, extraordinary life, and unconventional artistic style (incorporating ritualized movement and sound, and materials such as fat, felt, earth, honey, blood, and even dead animals) gained him international fame and notoriety from the 1960s through the 1980s. Beuys's innovative influence is particularly felt in the field of sculpture, whose definition he expanded to encompass performance art, vitrine cases, and site-specific environments." "With a comprehensive chronology of Beuys's activities as an artist and activist, this book is essential for those interested in the life, work, and legacy of one of the art world's most intriguing figures."--Jacket
Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was a highly experimental artist who continually challenged the conventions of her time. For Hesse, drawing played a unique role, providing the nexus between her works in all media. "Eva Hesse Drawing" is the first book to explore her drawing process, following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing. The book features important, recently rediscovered 'working drawings', providing an intimate look at Hesse's everyday practice and methodology. An accomplished draftswoman, Hesse began to develop her wandering, tentative line while studying at Yale University in the late 1950s. Her early 1960s works on paper engaged with visual vocabularies from geometry to biomorphic abstraction. In 1965, Hesse combined her tactile sensibility for materials with her stringlike line to achieve a breakthrough in her astonishing reliefs, bridging the space between two and three dimensions. Balancing the disembodiment of line with its intensified materialisation, Hesse went on to develop one of the most innovative oeuvres of the twentieth century, anticipating the hybridisation of media and crossing borderlines linking one impossible space to another
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on Rauschenberg's rarely seen Cardboards, along with related works from his Made in Tampa Clay, Cardbirds, Egyptian, and Venetian series
Kurt Schwitters : color and collage by Kurt Schwitters( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his extraordinary abstract collages, Kurt Schwitters is one of the most influential figures of the international avant-garde. This volume emphasizes the significance of colour and light in the artist's work, as well as delving into the relationship between collage and painting
Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938 by René Magritte( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, periodicals and early commercial work, it offers fresh insight into Magritte's identity as a revolutionary painter and surrealist artist. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, challenge the real world, and concluding in 1938 a historically and biographically significant moment just before the outbreak of World War II. The publication traces central strategies and themes from this seminal period, particularly those of displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the misnaming of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states. The publication also presents new conservation research on Magritte's materials and techniques, and an illustrated chronology outlining significant moments in the artist's life during this significant period, including travel, connections with other surrealist artists and writers, contributions to journals, and important exhibitions and reviews
Frank Stella 1958 by Harry Cooper( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: For Frank Stella, 1958 was a crucial year. After graduating from Princeton University, he moved to Manhattan and painted a series of monumental, colorful canvases that culminated in the first of his famous "black paintings." This fascinating book focuses on the thirty works he painted that year. The paintings reflect his transformation from a student experimenting with abstract expressionism to a highly original artist whose works changed the course of postwar art. Presenting the entire series of paintings in color for the first time (except lost works known only through black-and-white photographs), this handsome book details the course of Stella's career in 1958. The authors situate his work in relation to that of Carl Andre, with whom Stella shared studio space that year, and Jasper Johns. Their analysis draws on concepts of originality, repetition, assemblage, and optimality. Drawing on new archival findings, firsthand observations of the paintings, and interviews with Stella and members of his circle, this volume enriches our understanding of a fascinating and critical stage in the artist's development
Pop art : U.S./U.K. connections, 1956-1966 by David E Brauer( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pop Art: U.S./U.K. Connections, 1956-1966 looks only at artwork by American and British practitioners that is considered "pure" Pop. This definition of Pop rests on the adoption of preexisting or received images from mass media sources of advertising, television, and movies - images that convey the personalities, common objects, and scenery of vernacular culture. The techniques utilized, however, varied: the Americans generally used a more reductive method, arriving at a centralized iconic image, while the British preferred an episodic approach that generated an implied narrative. As the essays in this book make clear, Pop Art promoted no specific agenda beyond the investigation of the prevailing American environment."--Jacket
The Rothko Chapel paintings : origins, structure, meaning by Sheldon Nodelman( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de wisselwerking tussen schilderijen, plaats en licht, in de Rothko Chapel in Houston van de Amerikaanse artist (1903-1970)
Richard Serra, drawing : a retrospective by Bernice Rose( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together Richard Serra's drawn work, considering the artist's investigation of medium as an activity both independent from and linked to his pioneering sculptural practice
African art : from the Menil collection by Kristina Van Dyke( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bamana masks and headdresses, Lega ivories, Dogon sculpture, and Benue bronzes are among the many exquisite African artifacts found in the renowned Menil Collection. This stunning book - the first comprehensive catalogue on the de Menil's collection of African art - features 115 of the museum's finest pieces. Dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these works come from North Africa and the Sahel, Coastal West Africa, and Central and East Africa." "An essay by Kristina Van Dyke discusses the formation of the collection, which was inspired in part by its relationship to modernist works and by the de Menils' interest in human rights. This insightful text also explains how the couple's visionary spirit was influenced by African art, and it places the African pieces within the context of the whole of the de Menils' collection, in which works from ancient, Byzantine, medieval, modern, Oceanic, and Native American cultures speak to the universal struggle for human understanding. Entries for the selected objects, written by leading scholars in the field, are grouped into sections based on regions."--Jacket
Marlene Dumas : measuring your own grave by Marlene Dumas( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director's foreword / Jeremy Strick -- Acknowledgments / Cornelia Butler -- Marlene Dumas : Painter as Witness / Cornelia Butler -- Less Dead / Richard Shiff -- The Binding Factor : The Maternal Gaze of Marlene Dumas / Lisa Gabrielle Mark -- Victoria Falls (for MD) / Matthew Monahan -- Selected Exhibitions -- Selected Bibliography -- Checklist of the Exhibition
A modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museums by Marcia Brennan( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book showcases some of the fifty works that the de Menils acquired over the decades, including pieces by such major twentieth-century artists as Lee Bontecou, Christo, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol, as well as an important group of African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian works."--Jacket
Four icons in the Menil Collection by Tex.) Menil Collection (Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Menil Collection : a selection from the Paleolithic to the modern era by Tex.) Menil Collection (Houston( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u. a. Paul Klee
La Rime et la raison : les collections Ménil (Houston-New York) : Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 17 avril-30 juillet 1984 by Tex.) Menil Collection (Houston( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprinting the divine : Byzantine and Russian icons from the Menil Collection by Tex.) Menil Collection (Houston( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Menil's collection of Byzantine and related icons is widely regarded as one of the most important in the United States. Comprising more than sixty works, many acquired by Dominique de Menil in 1985 from the noted British collector Eric Bradley, the group spans twelve hundred years, from the sixth to the eighteenth centuries, and encompasses a number of distinct cultures, including Greek, Balkan, and Russian. In this volume, the first publication to survey this diverse collection, leading scholars explore the history and meaning of these remarkable works, and their continuing power to surprise and impress. Orthodox Christianity developed in the Near East during the Byzantine Empire, in time yielding eleven autocephalous communions of which the Greek, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, and Bulgarian Orthodox churches are the largest today. Each maintained the tradition of icon painting rooted in Byzantium but inflected it in distinctive ways. Transcending time and place through a delicate balance of tradition and innovation, these images of saintly or divine figures were designed to imprint their holy subjects on the human mind. Though largely dismissed as backward by Renaissance and Enlightenment Europeans, icons captured the imagination of early modernist painters, and contemporary audiences appreciate them as aesthetic objects."--Back cover
The Menil Collection : a selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era by Dominique de Menil( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Menil Collection: A selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era presents works of art from the extraordinary private collection of Dominique and John de Menil, which was assembled over the last forty years. This book, and the new museum built to house the collection in Houston, Texas, for the first time make available to the public the content of The Menil Collection. The nearly 250 works shown here in color reproductions are, of couse, only a fraction of the collection's 10,000 items that include painting, drawings, prints and photographs, rare books, sculpture, and precious objects."--Page 2 of cover
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English (172)

French (8)

Italian (4)

Jean-Michel BasquiatBraque : the late worksJoseph Beuys : actions, vitrines, environmentsEva Hesse drawingRobert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related piecesKurt Schwitters : color and collageFrank Stella 1958Pop art : U.S./U.K. connections, 1956-1966