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Gooding, Mel

Overview
Works: 403 works in 886 publications in 6 languages and 9,783 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Architectural drawings  Portraits  Catalogs  Popular works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, Creator, Redactor, wat, win, Contributor, wst
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mel Gooding
Abstract art by Mel Gooding( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Abstraction' in its many forms has been a dominant presence in art for the best part of a century. Yet despite being the subject of countless exhibitions and a central focus of critical debate and of art historical investigation, abstract art continues to perplex many viewers." "In a new approach to the subject, Mel Gooding rejects the widely accepted notion that the story of abstraction can be traced as a succession of stylistic trends each set within its own art historical context. He offers instead readings of specific works by artists as diverse as Kasimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Naum Gabo, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning and Lucio Fontana, treating them as exemplary of particular tendencies within the overlapping histories of abstraction. In doing so, he defines distinctions between types of abstract art that may seem similar and discovers underlying correspondences between those that may seem different."--Jacket
Artists, land, nature by Mel Gooding( Book )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past four decades, an increasingly important trend in contemporary art has established itself that of artists who have embraced the context and inspiration offered by nature, though in a spirit distinctly different from traditional landscape painting. Artists, Land, Nature showcases the work of five important contemporary artists who work in the landscape and make use of the materials and processes of nature in their art. Their methods favor observation, collecting, and forms of manipulation that are more reflective than assertive, resulting in beautiful, sometimes ephemeral, work." "Chris Drury, herman de vries, Nikolaus Lang, Richard Long, and Giuseppe Penone do not belong to a particular school, but they are united by their empathy for nature and their decision to work outside the urban contexts of much modernist art. Interviews with the artists, conducted by William Furlong, reveal both widely differing motivation in their approaches to their work and striking similarities in their underlying concerns, and, sometimes, in their working methods. The introductory essay by Mel Gooding places these artists in both historical and contemporary contexts, as well as discussing other artists, including Roger Ackling, Sjoerd Buisman, Susan Derges, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Hutchinson, and David Nash."--Jacket
Public--art--space : a decade of Public Art Commissions Agency, 1987-1997 by Mel Gooding( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally thought of as a way to satisfy the ego of heads of businesses or public sector organisations, works of art seen in public spaces are now enjoying mounting popularity as younger artists see their creation as an opportunity to make a mark
Patrick Heron by Mel Gooding( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features Patrick Heron, born in 1920, and one of the leading artists of his generation and a key figure in abstract art. He was associated with the St Ives group, and has been obsessed by colour and light in a long succession of paintings reviewed here
Speaking of art : four decades of art in conversation by William Furlong( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra recoge cuatro décadas de entrevistas a las más importantes figuras del mundo del arte contemporáneo, editadas en casetes por la revista Audio Arts
ABZ by Mel Gooding( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ABZ more alphabets and other signs is a wonder book of complete alphabets, applied typography, and delightful emblems and logos culled from avant-garde modernist periodicals and other curious sources. Most of this rare and beautiful material is reproduced here for the first time since its original publication. Capricious and unpredictable, ABZ is an idiosyncratic reference and inspiration for lovers of eccentric graphic and type design."--Jacket
Alphabets & other signs by Julian Rothenstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce McLean by Mel Gooding( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske kunstner Bruce McLean f.1946
F.E. McWilliam : sculpture, 1932-1989 by Mel Gooding( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Alsop : buildings and projects by Mel Gooding( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National and University Library, Ljubljana : Jože Plečnik by Mel Gooding( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where Plecnik spent the latter part of his life, is the backdrop for some of his most ambitious schemes. Of these, the most monumental is the National and University Library
Gillian Ayres by Mel Gooding( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blind photographer( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind photographer "cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a child's rattle on a darkened floor, but the mind's eye is sharply focused. How do blind or partially sighted people capture such extraordinary images, of the kind inside this book? These ... photographs suggest a deeper truth: that blindness is itself a kind of seeing, and that those who can see are often blind to the strangeness and beauty of the world around them"--Page 4 of cover
City of objects : designs on Berlin : William Alsop, Bruce McLean, Jan Störmer by Will Alsop( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentation of an entry in the Potsdamer Platz/Leipziger Platz competition
The playful eye by Julian Rothenstein( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These original, antique illustrations, garnered from exquisite European and Asian art and ephemera of centuries past, are a virtual feast of games and visual tricks. Full color
A book of surrealist games : including the little surrealist dictionary by Alastair Brotchie( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This delightful collection allows everyone to enjoy firsthand the provocative methods used by artists and poets of the Surrealist school to break through conventional thought and behavior to a deeper truth. Invented and played by such artists as André Breton, René Magritte, and Max Ernst, these games still produce results ranging from the hilarious to the mysterious and profound. -- from back cover
Mary Fedden by Mel Gooding( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this book traces Fedden's development from neo-Romantic beginnings in the 1940s, through to her discovery of the principal elements of her own mature style in the early 1970s. The second part concentrates on her later work, and describes her approach to still life painting, with its emphasis upon the presentation of a particular repertoire of subjects, its distinctive 'staging' of objects, its brilliantly effective uses of decorative colour and
Painter as critic : Patrick Heron, selected writings by Patrick Heron( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists by Gautier Deblonde( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Shrigley by David Shrigley( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop artist David Shrigley's work is immediate, sometimes rude, and very funny. His darkly brilliant, addictively hilarious scrawls from the subconscious have already made him a star in the UK, with a growing legion of fans around the globe. The Book of Shrigley is the most extensive and the first widely available showcase of his edgy but accessible off-kilter vision. Here are bad-tempered pets, strange attractions, work, S-E-X, knitting, wrestling, and a host of other everyday activities, dangers, and amusements laid bare in Shrigley's urgently illustrated panels and wickedly mischievous punch lines
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Abstract art
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Artists, land, naturePublic--art--space : a decade of Public Art Commissions Agency, 1987-1997Patrick HeronSpeaking of art : four decades of art in conversationABZAlphabets & other signsWilliam Alsop : buildings and projectsNational and University Library, Ljubljana : Jože Plečnik
Alternative Names
Gooding, Mel Professor

구딩, 멜 1941-

Languages
English (215)

Spanish (4)

French (3)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)