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Govan, Michael

Works: 95 works in 236 publications in 3 languages and 6,003 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Architectural drawings  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Curator, wat, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: N6537.F55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Govan
Dan Flavin : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

22 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - the first retrospective publication of Flavin's art since 1969 - features the artist's most significant light works, beginning with a pivotal series of constructed boxes with attached incandescent or fluorescent lights, called icons, made from 1961 to 1963. These icons demonstrate the influence of painters such as Barnett Newman as well as object makers such as Marcel Duchamp. Works spanning Flavin's career are discussed in depth, including examples that integrate light with the surrounding space and show the particular characteristics of blended fluorescent light, large-scale installations, and constructed corridors. The book also features reproductions of Flavin's drawings, which reveal his thought processes, working methods, and the wider range of his interests." "Three critical essays offer overviews and new interpretations of Flavin's work, while an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history present scholarly data never before available. In addition, this book includes Flavin's seminal text "' ... in daylight or cool white.' an autobiographical sketch," originally published in Artforum in 1965, and two interviews with the artist - one from 1972 and the other from 1982." "With many new color reproductions, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective captures the artist's challenging contribution to twentieth-century art and will be the authoritative volume on Flavin for years to come."--Jacket
Refigured painting : the German image, 1960-88 by Refigured painting( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Turrell : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with a major retrospective, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell's incredibly diverse and exciting body of work--from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater. Whether he's projecting shapes on a flat wall or into the corner of a gallery space, James Turrell is perpetually asking us to "go inside and greet the light"--Evoking his Quaker upbringing. In fact, all of Turrell's work has been influenced by his life experiences with aviation, science, and psychology, and as a key player in Los Angeles's exploding art scene of the 1960s. Enhanced by thoughtful essays and an illuminating interview with the artist, this monograph explores every aspect of Turrell's career to date--from his early geometric light projections, prints, and drawings, through his installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, to recent two-dimensional experiments with holograms. It also features an in-depth look at Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape near Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and drawings. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savor in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr"--
Dan Flavin : the complete lights, 1961-1996 by Michael Govan( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume features a complete catalogue of more than 750 of the artist's light works. The first publication to present all of Flavin's lights together and the only book to document the artist's entire career, The Complete Lights features hundreds of color images, many reproduced from new photography. Each light is represented by a photograph and/or a graphic diagram as well as comprehensive information about its construction, exhibition history, and appearance in publications. In this way, The Complete Lights enables the reader to gain insights into the development of the work, the artist's working methods, and the wider range of his interests and serves as a resource for students, scholars, dealers, and collectors." "New scholarship and interpretation of Flavin's work also appears in the form of three critical essays by experts and an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history. In addition, this book includes Flavin's text, "' ... in daylight or cool white.' an autobiographical sketch," originally published in Artforum in 1965, and two interviews with the artist - one from 1972 and the other from 1982"--Jacket
Frank Gehry by Frank O Gehry( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arranged chronologically, this book follows the arc of Gehry's later career, during which he has focused mainly on public and cultural facilities. The book explores how Gehry has overcome technological setbacks and aesthetic backlash, never wavering from his vision. It examines his work in the context of the urban environment, showing how Gehry continually strives to make cities "less boring" and to create urban buildings that echo their surroundings. The buildings profiled here - including the Vitra International Furniture Manufacturing Facility and Design Museum in Switzerland, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the 8 Spruce Street Skyscraper (Beekman Tower) in New York, and the Fondation Louis Vuitton - are represented in dazzling colour photographs as well as preparatory drawing, plans and models. From his early years working within the L.A. Art Scene, to his Pritzker-winning stardom, to his current fascination with the application of computer-aided-design in such areas as cancer research, Frank Gehry, now in his ninth decade, continues to surprise and inspire the public. This informative, fascinating volume is a must-have for his ardent fans and anyone interested in architecture."--Publisher's description
Reversible destiny : Arakawa/Gins by Shūsaku Arakawa( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last three decades, Arakawa (Shusaku Arakawa, b. 1936) and Madeline Gins (b. 1941) have created a remarkable body of work that bridges disciplines and seeks to expand the definition of artistic practice. This volume, published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, features two important collaborations, The Mechanism of Meaning, 1963-73, 1996, and their "reversible destiny" architecture projects, begun in 1971
Dia:Beacon by Lynne Cooke( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso, Rivera : conversations across time by Juan Coronel Rivera( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explores the artistic dialogue between Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera that spanned most of their careers. The book showcases nearly 150 iconic paintings, sculptures, and prints by both artists, along with objects from their native ancient Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian worlds. It gives an overview of their early training in national academies; important archaeological discoveries that occurred during their formative years; and their friendly and adversarial relationship in Montparnasse. A series of essays accompanies the exquisitely reproduced works, allowing readers to understand how the work of each artist was informed by artworks from the past. Picasso drew upon Classical art to shape the foundations of 20th-century art, creating images that were at once deeply personal and universal. Meanwhile, Rivera traded the abstractions of European modernism for figuration and references to Mexico's Pre-Columbian civilization, focusing on public murals that emphasized his love of Mexico and his hopes for its future. Offering valuable insight into the trajectory of each artist, this book draws connections between two powerful figures who transformed modern art
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008 by Broad Contemporary Art Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillermo del Toro : at home with monsters : inside his films, notebooks, and collections by Britt Salvesen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion to a new exhibition on the visionary work and imagination of director Guillermo del Toro. The exhibition focuses on del Toro's creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively returns to in all his films, the journals in which he logs his ideas, and the vast and inspiring collection of art and pop culture ephemera that he has amassed at his private man cave, Bleak House. Filled with imagery from the exhibit, including favorite pieces of art that del Toro has chosen for the exhibit, and pertinent journal pages, the book will further delve further into the director's world through exclusive in-depth interviews and commentary from notable figures in the art world. An engrossing look into the mind of one of the great creative visionaries of our time
Impressionist and modern art : the A. Jerrold Perenchio collection by Michael Govan( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers an overview of the promised gift of A. Jerrold Perenchio, a renowned philanthropist and art collector, that will transform the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection of 19th and 20th-century European art. The collection of former Univision CEO A. Jerrold Perenchio is a treasure trove of masterpieces, including important works by Bonnard, Degas, Léger, Magritte, Manet, Monet, Picasso, and others. By donating this incredible collection to LACMA, Perenchio will singlehandedly transform the museum's collection of European art. Ranging from the 1870s through the 1930s, many of these nearly 50 pieces exemplify some of the most radical and inventive moments in the history of art. Included here are Degas's outstanding At the Café Concert: Song of the Dog; LACMA's first Manet, the portrait of M. Gauthier-Lathuille, fils; three exceptional paintings by Monet; a Post-Impressionist standout by Bonnard; a superb early Cubist drawing by Picasso; and Magritte's Dangerous Liaisons."
Robert Irwin, James Turrell : Villa Panza by Michael Govan( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of two central figures associated with West Coast contemporary art, Robert Irwin and James Turrell, is the subject of this breathtaking book that explores collaboration, artistic evolution, and themes of light, space, and perception. Robert Irwin and James Turrell, both originally from Los Angeles, are among the most recognized artists to have emerged in the 1960s. Irwin has worked in a variety of media, while Turrell's work is characterized by his engagement with pure light. One of the first champions of Irwin and Turrell's work was Giuseppe Panza, who commissioned installations for his 19th-century mansion in Northern Italy, now an art museum, part of FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano. Those installations are the focus of this book, the first to pair these two important artists. Opening with essays that examine the artists' seminal careers and trace their relationship to Panza, this volume examines both the original 1973 installations in the villa and recent works made specifically for the building's architecture. Irwin's new installation moves from inside to outside through a row of vertical openings and a series of semi-transparent planes, and Turrell's large Ganzfeld immerses viewers in radiant colored light. Through numerous illustrations and informative text, the book shows how both artists have extended and refined their earlier work using the latest technology"--
Mary Corse : a survey in light by Kim Conaty( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Corse's first solo museum survey is a long overdue examination of this singular artist's career. Initially trained as an abstract painter, Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley, CA) emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement. She shared with her contemporaries a deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both a subject and material of art. Yet while others largely migrated away from painting into sculptural and environmental projects, Corse approached the question of light through painting. This focused exhibition highlights critical moments of experimentation as Corse engaged with tropes of modernist painting, from the monochrome to the grid, while charting her own course through studies in quantum physics and complex investigations into a range of "painting" materials, from fluorescent light and Plexiglas to metallic flakes, glass microspheres, and clay. The survey will bring together for the first time Corse's key bodies of work-including her early shaped canvases, freestanding sculptures, and light encasements that she engineered in the mid-1960s, in her early twenties, as well as her breakthrough White Light Paintings, begun in 1968, and the Black Earth Series that she initiated after moving in 1970 from downtown Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon, where she lives and works today
James Turrell by James Turrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Turrell primarily works with light & space, & how they are perceived. This highly illustrated volume follows the creation of Turrell's installation 'Second Wind 2005', which opened in May 2009 at the NMAC Foundation, Montenmedio, Spain
Blurred lines : inside the art world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From artist studios to auction houses, gallery openings to international art fairs, this documentary takes an inside look at the glamorous, scandalous, outrageous world of contemporary art
Mondrian e De Stijl : l'ideale moderno by Jolanda Nigro Covre( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the skyscraper by Philip Nobel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engines of industry, expressions of ego or will, tall towers are nonetheless, when they pierce the shared skies, intensely public. We may ask of them artistic questions: what do we make of these things we make? What do these forms mean? But also, because architecture is forever tied to real life, we may ask of them questions of a political, economic and technological nature-as well as those, touching on the body and the mind and the soul, that we may simply call human. In this volume, Bruce Sterling describes four possible futures that might shape future towers, presenting a choose-your-own-adventure of potential futures for architecture, some of them terrifying in their nearness. We peer up at skyscrapers old and new, visit their highest floors, turn them this way and that to see them clearly through the psychology (Tom Vanderbilt) and physiology (Emily Badger) of living and working on high, and through the lens of policy in the low-rise counterexample of Washington, DC (Matthew Yglesias). Diana Lind tests the idea of tall against the more sprawling needs of those spatially mundane but transformative new economy industries that may well be the supertall clients of the future. Will Self looks back in literature, film and recent urban history to write forward toward a new understanding of the tower in the popular imagination
Extraordinary ideas - realized( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than fifty years, James Turrell (*1943, Los Angeles), one of the most prominent artists of our time, has devoted himself to the exploration of the (im)materiality and perception of light. Turrell succeeds like no other artist in making it possible to experience light as an artistic medium through the senses and the intellect alike. He himself describes his art as "perceptual art." In his large installations the artist floods accessible spaces with light, which spills out in soft seas of color or intensely glowing, luminous fogs, taking viewers to the limits of their perception. This book provides a comprehensive view of Turrell's oeuvre and unites works of art from various phases of his career from the 1960s onward. Exhibition: Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (09.06. - 28.10.2018)
Alex Prager : Silver Lake Drive by Alex Prager( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. She creates delicately staged compositions that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling, and unerringly memorable. Silver Lake Drive showcases Prager's boldest creations to date: from the early Polyester series, through her film collaborations with actor Bryce Dallas Howard, to the tour-de-force Face in the Crowd--shot on a Hollywood sound stage with more than 150 performers--and her 2016 commission for the Paris Opera, La Grande Sortie. In a deluxe hardcover package with a textured two-piece case and foil stamping, Silver Lake Drive is an essential collectible for Prager's fans and an illuminating introduction to her work for new audiences."--
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dan Flavin : a retrospective
Dan Flavin : the complete lights, 1961-1996Dia:BeaconThe Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008James Turrell
Alternative Names
거밴, 미쉘

고밴, 미카엘

English (121)

Italian (9)

German (8)