WorldCat Identities

Semff, Michael

Works: 222 works in 718 publications in 4 languages and 5,262 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  History  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Contributor, zxx, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director, Honoree, Adapter, Redactor, pan, wat, Curator, wst
Classifications: N6888.P56, 759.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Semff
Sigmar Polke : works on paper 1963-1974 by Margit Rowell( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigmar Polke's thirty-five-year career, during which he has produced a vast range of work in all mediums, has earned him a reputation as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Born in 1941, he began his creative output around 1963 in Dusseldorf during a time of enormous social, cultural, and artistic changes in Germany and elsewhere. Few of his works demonstrate more vividly his imagination, sardonic wit, and subversive approach than the drawings, watercolors, and gouaches produced during the 1960s and early 1970s. Embedded in these images are incisive and parodic commentaries on consumer society, the postwar political scene in Germany, and classic artistic conventions." "This book is published to accompany the first American museum exhibition of Polke's drawings from this period, shown at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1999. More than 300 works are illustrated, virtually all of them in color. They include small sketches in ballpoint and felt-tipped pen, larger sheets in watercolor and gouache, and still others stamped with a dot screen process."--Jacket
Hans Bellmer by Hans Bellmer( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fascinación surrealista por muñecas y máquinas semejantes al hombre resulta patente en la obra de Bellmer, contrario al ideal ario del nazismo, como expresan sus muñecas distorsionadas de cera, madera, lino, escayola y goma. La muestra presenta dibujos, litografías y fotografías que reflejan las obsesiones eróticas del artista, fuertemente influido por las teorías freudianas, e investigan las teorías psicoanalíticas sobre la histeria y la transferencia, revelando una exploración peculiar de la relación entre cuerpo y lenguaje ("... el cuerpo es comparable a una frase que te invita a desarticularla...")
Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawings, 1948-2010 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

19 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting on paper : Josef Albers in America by Josef Albers( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents a wealth of in part unknown colored works on paper by Josef Albers (1888-1976), documented for the first time. It was not until the German-born artist emigrated to the U.S. that he emerged as a prominent artist and influential teacher. Beginning in about 1940, Albers allowed himself to be inspired by Mexico's pre-Columbian architecture, sculpture and textile art, which led to a liberation of his aesthetic sensibilities and to unconventional, radiant pitches of color, the likes of which modern painting in Europe had never seen before. In ca. 1950, he discovered the square, in his eyes the ideal form for color. He was both a resolute painter as well as a color philosopher. Each of the works on paper presented here arouses a sensuous fascination for the phenomenality of color
Brice Marden : work books, 1964-1995 by Brice Marden( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Artschwager : Zeichnungen 1960-2002 = drawings 1960-2002 by Richard Artschwager( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dürer to de Kooning : 100 master drawings from Munich by Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich houses one of the finest and most famous collections of drawings and prints in Germany, with holdings of around 400,000 works ranging from the fifteenth century to modernity. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, 100 Master Drawings from Munich comprises lush full-color illustrations of over one hundred of the museum's works of art. Demonstrating the impressive depth and breadth of works owned by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, the works in this volume range from rough preparatory sketches to meticulously executed studies and encompass a variety of media, including silverpoint, chalk, ink, and aquarelle. Among the many extraordinary pieces are Old Dutch and German prints, nineteenth-century German drawings, and works by Dürer and Rembrandt. But equally not to be missed are the many compelling works of contemporary graphic art for which the museum is best known
Al Taylor : drawings = Zeichnungen by Al Taylor( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.P.P., Pier Paolo Pasolini : Pier Paolo Pasolini and death by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

*Weitere Angaben Sonstiges: Pier Paolo Pasolini ist einer der herausragenden und schillerndsten Protagonisten des intellektuellen Europa in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als Autor von Gedichten in der Sprache seiner friaulischen Heimat, von Romanen und theoretischen Aufsätzen, als Regisseur Aufsehen erregender Filme, aber auch als Zeichner und Maler richtete sich sein Blick in erster Linie auf zeitlose, archaische Themen: das Schicksal des Menschen, das bäuerliche Leben, die Religion, die Sexualität, den Tod. Dabei bewegte er sich stets ausserhalb jeder Normalität, fand Bilder von aussergewöhnlicher Klarheit und Schärfe und wurde dabei zum grössten Provokateur der italienischen Gesellschaft. Anlässlich seines 30. Todestages gibt der Band anhand seiner Schriften, Filme, Zeichnungen und Malerei Einblick in Pasolinis Wertvorstellungen und Ideale. Einen der Ausgangspunkte bildet die These, dass Pasolinis Kunstverständnis und seine Weltsicht schon früh die Idee eines gewaltsamen Todes in sich trugen, den er schliesslich bewusst gesucht haben könnte, um durch ihn die Einheit von Leben und Werk herzustellen
Philip Guston : prints : catalogue raisonné by Philip Guston( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der hochwertige Bildband zeigt erstmals das gesamte druckgrafische Werk Philip Gustons, eines der bedeutendsten amerikanischen Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als er sich zu Beginn der Sechzigerjahre dem Medium der Lithografie zuwandte, galt er als einer der maßgeblichen Protagonisten des Abstrakten Expressionismus in Amerika. Schon zu dieser Zeit kündigte sich in seinem Werk jener Wandel an, der zu den späteren gegenstandsbezogenen Arbeiten führen sollte, die im letzten Jahrzehnt seines Schaffens dominierten. Einfache Dinge des Alltags, die Uhren, die Schuhe und Bücher, die Zigaretten und Aschenbecher und gelegentlich seine geliebten Sandwiches und Kirschen - all diese Dinge aus der Welt des Privaten erweckt Guston im weichen Duktus der Lithokreide zu einzigartigem Leben. 00Exhibition: Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in der Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany (26.03. - 28.06.2015)
Terry Winters : prints 1999-2014 by Terry Winters( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exquisite, elegant volume includes every print made by the highly regarded American artist Terry Winters over the past fifteen years. Terry Winters’ prints explore an enormous range of themes, from botany and biology to math and information technology. He has worked in nearly every mode of printmaking, including etching, screen-printing, lithography, and wood engraving. Frequently organized in serial groupings, Winters’ prints display free floating cellular structures or clusters of spirals, knots, grids, and networks. His forcefully made works are rich in ambiguity and allusion. This book features fifty beautiful reproductions, accompanied by insightful texts and comparative paintings and drawings. The complete catalog of Winters’ prints made between 1999 and 2014 is also included here, along with an essay by novelist and critic Francine Prose.00Exhibition: Pinakothek der Moderne, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany; 17.12.2014 - 5.3.2015
Per Kirkeby : Bronze, Kaltnadel, Holz by Per Kirkeby( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstilling af skulpturer og litografier af Per Kirkeby
Willi Baumeister : Zeichnungen by Willi Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Baselitz : Druckgraphik 1964-1983 : aus der Sammlung Herzog Franz von Bayern by Georg Baselitz( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Taylor, prints : catalogue raisonné by Al Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Guibal, 1725-1784, Zeichnungen : Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, 18. März bis 21. Mai 1989 by Nicolas Guibal( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : drawings for poets by Philip Guston( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Bishop : Malerei auf Papier = paintings on paper by James Bishop( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Bildhandbuch / Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München : [erschienen als begleitende Katalogpublikation zur Eröffnungsausstellung der Pinakothek der Moderne] = A visual handbook by Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sigmar Polke : works on paper 1963-1974
Alternative Names
Michael Semff deutscher Kunsthistoriker

Michael Semff Duits kunsthistoricus

Michael Semff German art historian

Hans BellmerPainting on paper : Josef Albers in AmericaRichard Artschwager : Zeichnungen 1960-2002 = drawings 1960-2002Al Taylor : drawings = ZeichnungenP.P.P., Pier Paolo Pasolini : Pier Paolo Pasolini and deathAl Taylor, prints : catalogue raisonnéJames Bishop : Malerei auf Papier = paintings on paper