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Bracewell, Michael 1958-

Works: 268 works in 574 publications in 6 languages and 6,678 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Catalogs  Fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  History  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, zxx, Contributor, Editor, Other, wst, Author of introduction, wat, Curator, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: ML421.R68, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Bracewell
Most widely held works by Michael Bracewell
Sam Taylor-Wood by Sam Taylor-Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het fotografisch en filmisch werk van de Engelse kunstenares (1967- )
Re-make, re-model : becoming Roxy Music by Michael Bracewell( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine concepts of physical beauty : a novel by Michael Bracewell( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als drie vrouwen een passie ontwikkelen voor dezelfde jongeman zijn er ingrijpende complicaties
Bridget Riley : flashback by Bridget Riley( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridget Riley : paintings and related work by Bridget Riley( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bridget Riley: Arcadia" will mark the artist's long engagement with the National Gallery. Colin Wiggins explains with great clarity and enthusiasm how the fluid lines of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, together with their palette of ochres, salmon, greens and light blues translate into the abstracted shapes that appear in Riley's paintings. Marla Prather looks at how the techniques and methods of modern masters such as Cezanne, Seurat and Matisse also act as an important influence in her paintings. Exhibition: National Gallery, London (16.11.2010)
Anish Kapoor : flashback by Anish Kapoor( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hamilton : the late works by Christopher Riopelle( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine Hamilton's long relationship with the National Gallery and how he shaped his final artistic statement for it: a computer-generated image over-painted by hand depicting Poussin, Courbet and Titian contemplating a reclining female nude and reflecting on art, beauty and desire
England is mine : pop life in Albion from Wilde to Goldie by Michael Bracewell( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blistering, brilliant and utterly original explanation of the Englishness of English pop culture in the twentieth century. An ambitious mould-breaking book on Englishness which abandons the false distinction between 'high' and 'low' culture in favour of a borderless world where pop music and sculpture, literature and film, TV and painting are all accorded the same respect, and are part of the same vision. Here is the triumphant vindication of the alienated suburban dandy. A cast of thousands, a gallery of Britain's finest and lariest, including: the Pet Shop Boys, Evelyn Waugh, the Fall, T-Rex, Larkin, EM Forster, Powell & Pressburger, Pink Floyd, Dexy's, 2-Tone, the Jam, Virginia Woolf, The Carry On Films, The Slits, Bowie, Kate Bush, Fun Boy Three, Wyndham Lewis, The Human League, Rachel Whiteread, Buzzcocks, Graham Greene, Alan Bennett, Sillitoe, X-Ray Spex, Mark Almond, etc, etc
British rubbish by Tim Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of counterculture artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, whose art is a complex punk-rock take on modern consumer culture. Enormous neon signs, intricate silhouette portraits constructed of trash heaps, and a work titled Instant Gratification: British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster thrive on the thrills of illumination, love, language, shadows, garbage, and cash. British Rubbish showcases their work in all its splashy glory. Their art evokes both gaudy Vegas culture and down-and-dirty punk rock: a combination of cynical extravagance and a defiant, rebellious sensibility. Extravagant, irreverent, sometimes coarse, and always sharply clever, British Rubbish is both a paean to and sly denunciation of conspicuous consumption."--Publisher's website
John Stezaker by John Stezaker( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 120 illustrations, this monograph presents the first overview of John Stezaker's work on paper from the 1970s onwards, featuring his found images, collages, image fragments and a selection from 'The 3rd Person Archive'
The postcard art of Gilbert & George, 1972-1989 ; The urethra postcard art of Gilbert & George, 2009 by Gilbert & George( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect tense by Michael Bracewell( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The anonymous, middle-aged narrator of Perfect Tense is a man for whom the routine of office life - the uniform grey carpets, the endless buff envelopes, the coffee which smells of scorched rubber - has become both a refuge and a prison. Driven by the entropy of the office, out of step with the zeitgeist, he has begun to question his whole generation, and his own empty life in particular." "Recounting his day at the office - one particular day, which seems to mimic the coffee-mug slogan, 'Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life' - the narrator scrutinises the arcana of his environment like an urban anthropologist, looking for aesthetic or spiritual purpose and finding only print-outs and suspension files, spider plants and polystyrene cups." "As he sifts through his memoirs of sandwich shops and leaving parties, the legends of colleagues' affairs and the evolution of office decor, the narrator's journey through the world of work becomes a pilgrim's progress, and the office itself an allegorical universe."--Jacket
Richard Hamilton : modern moral matters by Richard Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hamilton has always been ahead of his time through use of material from popular culture and new technologies, often posing questions about how the media captures political events. This book brings together the famous 'protest' paintings as well as new political works that reveal the artist's incisive thinking
Gilbert & George : Jack Freak pictures, 2008 by Gilbert & George( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When surface was depth : death by cappuccino and other reflections on music and culture in the 1990's by Michael Bracewell( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through funny, engaging, and occasionally devastating essays about his experience in the thick of the music and art scene of the 1990's, Bracewell tackles a decade where Greed became disguised as "Attitude," where a "cozy, urban feelgood fable" replaced punk, and where the role of anxiety, so intrinsic to the culture and music of the 1980's, was swapped for a shallow "I feel your pain" sensibility."--Jacket
Glenn Brown : three exhibitions by Glenn Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alessandro Raho by Michael Bracewell( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the career of Alessandro Raho from the early 1990s to the present day, this monograph places Raho in the context of the period in which his career was established and has flourished
Avedon Warhol : February 9-April 23, 2016, Gagosian London by Richard Avedon( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-make, re-model : art, pop, fashion and the making of Roxy Music, 1953-1972 by Michael Bracewell( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title tells the story of the individuals and circumstances that would lead to the formation of Roxy Music - a group in which art, fashion and music would combine to create in the words of its inventor, Bryan Ferry, 'above all, a state of mind'
The nineties : when surface was depth by Michael Bracewell( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were the 1990s? For one thing, they were so drenched in irony that it's very hard to make them out. It's easier to see and say what they weren't than what they were. Michael Bracewell picks them up, wrings them out and puts down before us a fascinating portrait of this curiously complex decade." "Bracewell shows how key cultural icons moved through those years. He writes of those whose fame preceded the 1990s and survives them; of those whose fame roared and fell silent; and of those who by being in the decade but not of it seemed to help define it by default."--BOOK JACKET
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Sam Taylor-Wood
Re-make, re-model : becoming Roxy MusicBridget Riley : flashbackBridget Riley : paintings and related workAnish Kapoor : flashbackEngland is mine : pop life in Albion from Wilde to GoldieBritish rubbishJohn StezakerThe postcard art of Gilbert & George, 1972-1989 ; The urethra postcard art of Gilbert & George, 2009
Alternative Names
Michael Bracewell

Michael Bracewell English writer and novelist