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Govan, Michael

Works: 74 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 5,755 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Architectural drawings  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Curator, wpr, wat, Author of introduction, zxx, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: N6537.F55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Govan
Dan Flavin : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 801 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 Thomas Krens( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Turrell : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 646 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 )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 433 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 381 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 291 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 )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 256 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 217 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 195 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 186 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 )

11 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"--
James Turrell by James Turrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 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
Mondrian e De Stijl : l'ideale moderno by Piet Mondrian( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Corse : a survey in light by Kim Conaty( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 105 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
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
Blurred lines : inside the art world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 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
Studio : the studio is the world is the studio : works by Norbert Tadeusz by Nana Bahlmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), to accompany an exhibition from June 7th September 27th, 2015. The exhibition STUDIO examines some of the various readings of the artist's studio through the work of Norbert Tadeusz (1940-2011), a German artist who frequently made the studio his subject, while at the same time introducing the basic themes and stylistic characteristics of Tadeusz's oeuvre. Though he is represented in major museum collections and exhibited widely in Germany and internationally in his lifetime, Tadeusz is not well known in the United States. Born in 1940, he grew up in the industrial town of Dortmund (where he started his career as an apprentice window dresser) before relocating to Düsseldorf, the hub of the West German art world, in 1961. He studied for five years with the eponymous Joseph Beuys, with whom he had a stormy friendship, later becoming a respected professor in his own right by teaching at a number of renowned art academies, including Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Berlin, and Braunschweig. A contemporary of internationally recognized artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Blinky Palermo, Georg Baselitz, and Jörg Immendorff, Tadeusz was associated with the so-called Neo-Expressionist (or New Wild) German figurative painting of the 1980s, though he always resisted categorization. ESMoA is a new art laboratory in El Segundo, California, run by?artlab21 Foundation±. Artlab21 foundation is a non profit Public Benefit Corporation 501(c)(3). The specific purpose of artlab21 foundation is the promotion of education though art and appreciation of art
Eleven museums, eleven directors : conversations on art & leadership by Michael E Shapiro( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This surveys the state and future of museums by uncovering the career trajectories, mentors, inspirations, and goals of some of the field's most innovative change agents. With more than 60 museum directors expected to retire in the next decade, this compilation of interviews is a timely portrait of how museums are evolving, and the leadership and other rleated skills needed to sustain and grow today's most beloved art institutions. High Museum of Art Director Emeritus Michael E. Shapiro converses with current and former museum directors spannign the country, whose leadership has made a lasting impression on the field
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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 (131)

Italian (11)

German (8)