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Riley, Charles A. II

Works: 77 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 9,096 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: N6537.M3962, 760.092
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Most widely held works about Charles A Riley
Most widely held works by Charles A Riley
Color codes : modern theories of color in philosophy, painting and architecture, literature, music, and psychology by Charles A Riley( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color is an endlessly fascinating and controversial topic. "The first thing to realize about the study of color in our time is its uncanny ability to evade all attempts to systematically codify it," writes Charles A. Riley in this series of interconnected essays on the uses and meanings of color. Color Codes draws heavily on interviews with many of today's leading artists - Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Peter Halley, Lukas Foss, A.S. Byatt, and others - as well as seminal texts by a wide range of thinkers including Wittgenstein, Derrida, Barthes, Schoenberg, Kandinsky, Albers, Joyce, Pynchon, and Jung. Although Riley finds remarkable parallels among the theories and techniques of various disciplines, his emphasis is on the individual nature of the color sense. This resistance to a unified color theory gives the current aesthetic debate tremendous energy. "Because it is largely an unknown force, color remains one of the most vital sources of new styles and ideas, ready to be tapped by creative minds in the coming decades." In the studios of artists and composers, and in the recent writings of philosophers, psychologists, poets, and novelists, evidence of this emerging power is abundant. Creators, critics, and lay readers will find Color Codes accessible and stimulating
The saints of modern art : the ascetic ideal in contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature, and philosophy by Charles A Riley( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This suite of brief and lively essays, based largely on interviews and studio visits, explores what Charles A. Riley II calls "one of the most vital (and misunderstood) creative forces in modern art, architecture, music, dance, literature, and philosophy: the pursuit of perfection." Riley examines many contemporary figures who exemplify the ascetic impulse in their work and life. These artists examined through the lens of asceticism, serve as focal points in Riley's consideration of cultural issues such as the role of spirituality in contemporary art, the interaction of Western and Asian traditions, and the relationship between the artists' lives and work
The art of Peter Max by Charles A Riley( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers the artist's paintings, drawings, graphics, etchings, and posters to illustrate his life and career
Disability and the media : prescriptions for change by Charles A Riley( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past decade, the mass media discovered disability. Yet depictions of disability have remained largely unchanged since the 1920s: Focusing almost exclusively on the medical aspect of injury or illness, the disability profile leads inevitably to an inspiring moment of "overcoming." According to Riley, this cliche plays well with a general audience, but such narratives, driven by prejudice and pity, are deeply offensive to persons with disabilities. Equally important, misguided coverage has adverse effects on crucial aspects of public policy, such as employment, social services, and health care." "Riley's inside investigation illuminates the extent of the problem while pinpointing how writers, editors, directors, producers, filmmakers, advertisers and the executives who give their marching orders go wrong, or occasionally get it right. Through a close analysis of the technical means of representation, in conjunction with the commentary of leading voices in the disability community, Riley guides future coverage to a more fair and accurate way of putting the disability story on screen or paper."--Jacket
High-access home : design and decoration for barrier-free living by Charles A Riley( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In High-Access Home, attractive rooms and cutting-edge products are presented in homes from all over country - from mansions to more affordable housing. Everyone benefits from conveniently positioned sinks, level entrances, grab bars in the shower, and adjustable kitchen counters - just some of the improvements shown in these state-of-the-art living quarters."
Disability and business : best practices and strategies for inclusion by Charles A Riley( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to explain disability culture to the full spectrum of industry and across all departments; and it is the first to provide corporate leaders with a master strategy for making disability a productive and profitable aspect of their business plans. Riley's central premise - that the two sides are already capable of helping one another but have not recognized how to make this happen - speaks directly to the needs of each community and proposes a practical agenda that will directly benefit both."--Jacket
Ben Schonzeit paintings by Charles A Riley( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stunning in their initial impact, resonant in the stories they relate, Ben Schonzeit's big, vibrant canvases leap from the pages of this lavish volume, offering one moment of delight after another. Renowned as a gifted draftsman and colorist, Schonzeit has built a rich vocabulary of images from an international career spanning nearly four decades. From the sculptural three-dimensionality of his gorgeous still-lifes of flowers to witty parodies of artists such as Degas and Corot and cinematic explorations of his own dream world, Schonzeit creates paintings of breathtaking clarity and stillness."--Jacket
The Jazz Age in France by Charles A Riley( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panorama of the arts scene in Jazz Age France draws on letters, diaries, journals, photo albums, and private archives, in a visual exploration that includes unpublished paintings by Picasso and Léger, previously unknown works by e. e. cummings and John Dos Passos, and more
Small business, big politics : what entrepreneurs need to know to use their growing political power by Charles A Riley( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts in the world economy : public policy and private philanthropy for a global cultural community by Arts in the World Economy( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografie : p. 158-161 Contributors assess the contemporary economic challenge of cultural policy from the perspective of giving as well as receiving support. They raise a wealth of new ideas on funding, planning, censorship, evaluative criteria for grants, educational tourism, and the role of the community from the grassroots to global levels
Free as gods : how the Jazz Age reinvented modernism by Charles A Riley( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among many art, music and literature lovers, particularly devotees of modernism, the expatriate community in France during the Jazz Age represents a remarkable convergence of genius in one place and period -- one of the most glorious in history. Drawn by the presence of such avant-garde figures as Joyce and Picasso, artists and writers fled the Prohibition in the United States and revolution in Russia to head for the free-wheeling scene in Paris, where they made contact with rivals, collaborators, and a sophisticated audience of collectors and patrons. The outpouring of boundary-pushing novels, paintings, ballets, music, and design was so profuse that it belies the brevity of the era (1918-1929). Drawing on unpublished albums, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts, Charles A. Riley offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. He illuminates social interconnections and artistic collaborations among the most famous --Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Gershwin, Archibald Motley Jr., and Langston Hughes, and women such as Gertrude Stein and Nancy Cunard
Aristocracy and the modern imagination by Charles A Riley( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism generally signifies the efforts of late 19th century European painters, writers, musicians and philosophers who consciously broke with tradition. This is an examination of what that meant for those aristocrats who were also modernists
Arthur Carter : sculptures, drawings, paintings by Arthur Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph provides the first comprehensive view of Arthur Carter's artwork to be presented and analyzed within the context of his broad and colorful career. Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Carter was a highly successful investment banker and business pioneer before turning to newspaper and magazine publishing in 1981. After founding and serving as publisher of The Litchfield Times and The New York Observer, and in between acquiring and serving as publisher of The Nation magazine, he began making art." "Charles A. Riley and Peter W. Kaplan illuminate the many facets of Carter's intellectual makeup and provide a rich framework for understanding his life and work. Riley, a respected arts journalist, curator, and professor, has examined the artist's diverse interests, and traced his artistic influences and development. Kaplan, a distinguished journalist who has known the artist for many years, has written a warm and insightful portrait of a brilliant friend." "At the heart of this book is Carter's work. Organized to highlight visual and conceptual connections, his stunning sculptures, paintings, and drawings reflect a love of geometry and music, and a respect for the underlying order of things. Inspired by the modernist artists Carter admires most - Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder, and David Smith, among others - his sculptures are noteworthy for their economic means, precision, and lyricism. Carter's paintings and drawings, often studies for his sculptures, reveal more of his thought process as well as another layer in his vision." "Arthur Carter's work is widely collected. It has been exhibited at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries in New York, the Tennessee State Museum, the Galerie Piltzer in Paris, and most recently at New York University's Grey Art Gallery. His sculptures may be seen in public spaces throughout New York and Connecticut."--Jacket
Sacred sister by Bettina WitteVeen( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs that comprise this book were made over a period of eight years and in many areas throughout the world, including Southeast locations such as the jungles of Bali, Burma and Vietnam. This series of photographs embraces themes from Greek mythology (the Three Fates, Amazons, Hecate and Medusa) and Buddhism (the cult of Tara). Specifications for a suite of pavilions for the exhibition designed by Robert Wilson are included. Charles A. Riley discusses the mythological and allegorical meanings of the photographs in an essay written in collaboration with the artist
Preserving the built heritage : tools for implementation by Charles A Riley( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with fewer public financial resources, governments around the world look for ways to lighten their curatorial burdens by exploring new options for preserving their artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage. Traditional preservation approaches are inadequate, particularly in the emerging democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. Informed by a seminar of world leaders on the topic, M.I.T. scholars J. Mark Schuster and John de Monchaux, joined by seven other preservation scholars and practitioners, explore the tools of government action: direct governmental involvement, regulation of preservation efforts, redefinition of property rights, provision of incentives, and the creation and dissemination of information. They then go on to consider conflicts of public and private interests and innovative forms of curatorial partnerships. The perspectives are international and broad-ranging, from economists, lawyers, architects, city planners, public policy analysts, and preservation administrators
Arthur Carter : studies for construction by Charles A Riley( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Carter's metal sculpture is a form of drawing in space, and so it is not surprising that analytical, exploratory drawing is the foundation of his practice as an artist. Arthur Carter: Studies for Construction reproduces more than 200 of his drawings, which reveal the attention to interval and rhythm of the trained classical musician that he is. Carter, who has spent much of his life in the upper reaches of finance and journalism, is an artist whose sense of reality is deeply grounded in the lyrical abstractions of geometry: "Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses," he says, "can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life." Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley offers a compelling portrait of Carter's mind and hand at work"--
Art at Lincoln Center : the public art and List print and poster collections by Charles A Riley( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barrierefreies Wohnen : Designideen für mehr Wohnqualität by Charles A Riley( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Carter : sculptures, drawings, and paintings by Charles A Riley( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Ernst Prey : lightscapes : April 6 through May 5, 2001 by Barbara Ernst Prey( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The saints of modern art : the ascetic ideal in contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature, and philosophy
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Riley, Charles 1958-

Riley, Charles A.

Riley, Charles A. 1958-

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The saints of modern art : the ascetic ideal in contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature, and philosophyThe art of Peter MaxDisability and the media : prescriptions for changeHigh-access home : design and decoration for barrier-free livingDisability and business : best practices and strategies for inclusionBen Schonzeit paintingsThe Jazz Age in FranceSmall business, big politics : what entrepreneurs need to know to use their growing political power