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Welling, James

Works: 115 works in 217 publications in 6 languages and 2,302 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Editor, Artist, Illustrator, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, wat, Interviewer, Creator
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
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Most widely held works by James Welling
James Welling : photographs, 1974-1999 by Sarah Rogers-Lafferty( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugely influential among contemporary art photographers, James Welling has created beautiful and uncompromising photographs for more than 35 years. Operating in the hybrid ground between painting, sculpture and traditional photography, Welling is first and foremost a photographic practitioner enthralled with the possibilities of the medium. James Welling: Monograph provides the most thorough presentation of the artist's work to date. Since the mid-1970s, Welling's work has explored realism and transparency, abstraction and representation, optics and description, personal and cultural memory, and the material and chemical nature of photography. To date, the artist has been the subject of numerous catalogues addressing his more than 25 bodies of work. Yet no previous book has attempted to link these works and examine the primary threads that run through them all. Sumptuously produced, this volume presents a large selection of recent series, from 2000 through to the present, interspersed with important early and iconic works made in the preceding decades. James Crump, Chief Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum contributes an extensive introductory essay. Also included are text contributions by Mark Godfrey and Thomas Seelig, plus an interview with Eva Respini, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA
Diary/Landscape by James Welling( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than thirty-five years, James Welling has explored the material and conceptual possibilities of photography. Diary/Landscape--the first mature body of work by this important contemporary artist--set the framework for his subsequent investigations of abstraction and his fascination with nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England. In July 1977, Welling began photographing a two-volume travel diary kept by his great-grandmother Elizabeth C. Dixon, as well as landscapes in southern Connecticut. In one closely cropped image, lines of tight cursive share the page with a single ivy leaf preserved in the diary. In another snowy image, a stand of leafless trees occludes the gleaming Long Island sound. In subject and form, Welling emulated the great American modernists Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Walker Evans--a bold move for an artist associated with radical postmodernism. At the same time, Welling's close-ups of handwriting push to the fore the postmodernist themes of copying and reproduction. A beautiful and moving meditation on family, history, memory, and place, Diary/Landscape reintroduced history and private emotion as subjects in high art, while also helping to usher in the centrality of photography and theoretical questions about originality that mark the epochal Pictures Generation. The book is published to accompany the first-ever complete exhibition of this series of pivotal photographs, now owned by the Art Institute of Chicago
One : minimalism and the photograph( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photography is omnipresent; everyone is photographing everything. How do artists and writers reconcile this voracious urge to photograph with a photographic aesthetic and methodology that has tended to value 'less is more'? 'One' pairs artists and writers to think about this question. Eight photographers--Marco Breuer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, Trevor Paglen, Alison Rossiter, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb and James Welling--were asked to submit an image on the theme of minimalism. Eight writers--David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D'Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman and Laura Steward--were enlisted to respond to those submissions, each paired with a specific image. The results offer a probing assessment of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's maxim: 'Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.'"
Things beyond resemblance : James Welling photographs by James Welling( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a conceptual artist who is deeply interested in the genesis of representation, Welling began this series of photographs as an examination of Andrew Wyeth's influence on his own work, from Welling's earliest watercolors in the 1960s through his recent photographs. Shot on location in Pennsylvania and Maine - in the same areas where Wyeth painted throughout his life - this major series includes photographs from 2010 through 2014. In addition to including never-before-seen works from the completed Wyeth series, the book explores the mechanisms of influence of one artist upon another - even across media-ranging from subconscious borrowings to more direct appropriations
Artists on Andy Warhol( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists on Andy Warhol' is the third installment in a series culled from Dia's 'Artists on Artists' lectures, focused on the work of artist Andy Warhol (1928-87). This small-format paperback book delves into Warhol's oft-quoted phrase: "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it." 'Artists on Andy Warhol' breaks down this iconic phrase to investigate Warhol's relationship with art, culture, language and race with essays that examine the significance of halftones and shadows and look to sources such as Ralph Ellison and Jacques Lacan. Together Robert Buck, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Kara Walker and James Welling search beyond the surface of Warhol's work, persona and legacy to better understand the invisible artist
Like color in pictures : February 16-April 15, 2007, Aspen Art Museum by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and shows examples of different uses of color in art
Light sources : photographs 1977-2005 by James Welling( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes : conversation with Peter Downsbrough by Peter Downsbrough( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promesse du Bonheur by Michael Fried( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Fried (born 1939) is as much a poet as he is a critic. His experiences among artworks and art-world luminaries have resulted in a canonized body of criticism, but they have also provided the raw material for many of the poems in his newest collection, 'Promesse du Bonheur'. Fried?s passion, lyricism and humor--lauded by authors such as Allen Grossman and J.M. Coetzee--are on display as he explores great minds and great works of art that have moved him. Along the way, Fried reveals himself to the reader: he is at once a student, unsure of himself, a young man, ambitious and in love, a committed champion of artists and a poet, transmuting the world around him. The book combines the 80 poems, a mix of lyric and prose poems, with 33 photographs--most of them made, all of them chosen by renowned American photographer James Welling
Lay Flat 02 : meta( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling - New Abstractions : DG-Bank-Förderpreis Fotografie 1999 ; [26. September 1999 bis 2. Januar 2000, Sprengel Museum Hannover] by James Welling( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : photographs 1977-90 by James Welling( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in German and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling, monograph by James Welling( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Très influent parmi les photographes d'art contemporain, James Welling a créé de magnifiques photos et intransigeante depuis plus de 35 ans. Présent dans le sol hybride entre la peinture, la sculpture et la photographie traditionnelle, Welling est d'abord et avant tout un praticien photographique captivé par les possibilités du médium. James Welling: Monographie fournit la présentation plus approfondie de l'ouvre de l'artiste à ce jour. Depuis le milieu des années 1970, le travail de Welling a exploré réalisme et de transparence, l'abstraction et la représentation, de l'optique et de la description, de la mémoire personnelle et culturelle, et le matériau et la nature chimique de la photographie. À ce jour, l'artiste a fait l'objet de nombreux catalogues s'adressant à ses plus de 25 organes de travail. Pourtant, aucun livre précédent a tenté de relier ces travaux et d'examiner les fils primaires qui les traversent tous. Somptueusement produit, ce volume présente une large sélection de séries récentes, de 2000 jusqu'à aujourd'hui, entrecoupées de travaux importants au début et emblématiques réalisés dans les décennies précédentes. James Crump, conservateur en chef du Musée d'art de Cincinnati contribue un vaste essai introductif. Sont également inclus les contributions de texte par Mark Godfrey et Thomas Seelig, plus une entrevue avec Eva Respini, conservateur adjoint au département de la photographie au MoMA
James Welling : Metamorphosis by James Welling( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph, designed by Joseph Logan in close collaboration with the artist, presents a selection of works from the early 1970s to today, demonstrating the artist's conceptual foundations. Welling's series are dialogues between image and matter, process and result, representation and abstraction. This volume includes, amongst other series, selections from 'Diary/Landscape,' in which Welling matched the writing of his ancestors' letters with Connecticut winter landscapes; 'Glass House' a meditation on Philip Johnson's 1949 residence, shot using colored filters; examples from his 'Degrade s,' pure color photograms created in the darkroom as well as selections from his recent 'Wyeth' and 'Choreograph' track his early interest in painting and dance. The illustrations are accompanied by an extensive interview with the artist and critical essays that discuss Welling's work in connection with American painting, post-modernism, and authorship, and the artist's eloquently emotional photographic language. 0Exhibition: S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (28.01. - 16.04.2017) / Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria (05.05. - 16.07.2017)
The super-8 trilogy : 1978-1981 by Ericka Beckman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1978 and 1981, Ericka Beckman created a landmark suite of experimental films. Known as "The Super-8 Trilogy," these films are among the most iconic and original works of the "Pictures Generation"--Container
James Welling : Kunstmuseum Luzern, 7.2.-22.3.1998 by James Welling( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : the mind on fire by James Welling( Book )

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

"A seminal figure in the 'Pictures Generation'--a group of artists working in 1980s New York--James Welling is best known for his pioneering use of photography and for engaging questions about art and the nature of representation. This book focuses on a particularly fecund period in Welling's life, charting the works, influences, and shifting ideas he has been pursuing ever since. Chronologically arranged, it features works from the 1970s and 1980s interspersed with never-before-published watercolors, collages, notes, production stills, music, and other ephemera that provide insights into the working process of one of America's most innovative and significant photographers"--Provided by publisher
James Welling : Wolfsburg : Architekturfotografie, Stadtentwicklung, Industriefotografie, Automobilproduktion : [Austellung], Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg by James Welling( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : abstract by James Welling( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glass House by James Welling( Book )

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

Over the course of three years, from 2006 to 2009, James Welling (born 1951) photographed the Glass House, the architectural landmark estate that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1949. Welling's photos offer a decided departure from the familiar views of the house and grounds: using digital cameras set on a tripod and holding a variety of filters in front of the lens, he created tinted veils and distortions that transformed the image at the moment of exposure, endowing it with powerful swells of glowing color. As Welling described it in an interview with Artforum, the use of filters enabled his project to become "a laboratory for ideas about transparency, reflectivity and color." The 45 images presented here, which invite the viewer to draw associations between the camera's lens and the glass surfaces of the house itself, oscillate before our very eyes between photographic abstraction--a recurrent preoccupation for Welling--and depictions of architecture. With this body of work, Welling has located a wholly new approach to, and blend of, both genres
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James Welling : photographs, 1974-1999
Light sources : photographs 1977-2005Notes : conversation with Peter DownsbroughThe super-8 trilogy : 1978-1981Glass HouseGlass HouseJames Welling : flowers
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English (69)

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French (5)

Japanese (3)

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