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Drathen, Doris von

Overview
Works: 214 works in 427 publications in 5 languages and 3,153 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Art criticism 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Interviewer, wst
Classifications: N6888.H67, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Doris von Drathen
Rebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first publication devoted to a previously largely overlooked group of works by the internationally acclaimed artist Rebecca Horn - her rich and diverse graphic oeuvre. The drawings completed by Rebecca Horn since the sixties include preliminary studies for sculptures, works produced in conjunction with her sculptures and installations, and entirely autonomous pieces. Many of these diagrams, scores, technical designs, and evidently spontaneous drawings are enriched with collaged objects, printed words, and lines of poetry
Rebecca Horn : Bodylandscapes : drawings, sculptures, installations 1964-2004 by Rebecca Horn( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pat Steir : paintings by Pat Steir( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pictorial universe of Pat Steir is usually divided into different styles, epochs and categories. In this monograph, for the first time, art historian Doris von Drathen traces a logical line of thought that runs through the whole oeuvre, from the artist's earliest works to her most recent; although richly diverse, the paintings are all linked by an underlying investigation into the illusion of reality and its perception - a philosophical inquiry that perpetually asks: What do you see, and what do you think you see? Every painting is an exploration that questions the nature of what it is: a painting. In this way, over the past 40 years, Pat Steir has built up an essential body of work with a far-reaching contemporary influence - one that might best be described as "a school for seeing.""--Jacket
Pat Steir : installations by Doris von Drathen( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few years ago, The New York Times's Ken Johnson wrote of a series of Pat Steir paintings that "Beauty and Intellect join forces" in them, and that "what saves them from being just pretty pictures is the way they weave together several strands of meaning into a more complex conceptual fabric." Over the decades Steir has been carrying on just the sort of A-list painting career that pulls in accolades like that, putting up installations of her paintings in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. This monograph contains complete biographical and bibliographical information, an essay and an extensive interview between Doris von Drathen and Steir."--Jacket
Vortex of silence : proposition for an art criticism beyond aesthetic categories by Doris von Drathen( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Doris von Drathen, aesthetic categories are inadequate for engaging the freedom of contemporary art." "This internationally esteemed art historian and critic uses an unconventional approach to break the strictures of existing systems and ask a simple question : if art represents one of our most precious means of seeing and understanding the world, then why do we accept formal and normative commentaries that abolish what is quintessential - the image itself and its emotional impact? In her monographic essays, Doris von Drathen has developed a new methodology that embraces the gaze of the beholder, examining an individual artist's practice as an intrinsic universe and respecting the art object as an entity of otherness."--BOOK JACKET
The colonies of bees undermining the moles' subversive effort through time : concert for Buchenwald : part 1, Tram Depot : part 2, Schloss Ettersburg by Rebecca Horn( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, acclaimed German multimedia artist Rebecca Horn created 'Concert for Buchenwald', a large-scale, two-part installation in Weimar, Germany commemorating the horrors of genocide and emigration. This darkly intense work evokes both the shoah and the mass murders in former Yugoslavia. The first part of the installation is set in an abandoned train depot. Its walls are lined with glass panes behind whose shiny surfaces you can make out layer upon layer of ashes. Running alongside one of the wells, railroad tracks are blocked up by densely entangled heaps of various stringed instruments, reminiscent of the piles of corpses that were discovered in Buchenwald. The second part is installed in Schloss Ettersburg, an 18th century palatial residence. Here, the humming sound of panicked bees is audible from hives suspended from the ceiling of an opulent ballroom suggesting memories of expulsion and escape. The book's essays explore various aspects and interpretations of Horn's installation; the artist's own notes trace the origins of the installation's prominent metaphors"--Publisher's description
Rebecca Horn : Cosmic Maps by Rebecca Horn( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German-born artist Rebecca Horn has, since the early 1970s, been engaged in a diverse and prolific practice. Her process-oriented performances, films, sculptures, installations, drawings and photographs are, literally or metaphorically, extensions of the body--and often serve as mechanical replacements for it. Referencing mythical, historical, literary and spiritual imagery, Horn invokes these bodily concerns with such objects as violins, ladders, pianos, feather fans, metronomes and drawing machines. She is best known for works like "Pencil Mask" (1972), which looks like an instrument of torture, but which actually transforms the wearer's head into an instrument for drawing; and "Unicorn" (1970), a performance in which the artist transforms herself, by means of a prosthetic horn, into an awkward version of the mythical creature. This exceptionally printed volume contains a concentrated collection of Horn's drawings and includes an essay by German art historian Doris von Drathen
Rebecca Horn : Fata Morgana by Rebecca Horn( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book that shows the inner truth of the fata morgana works: they are nothing less than the light of consciousness that for one instance magnifies a tiny aspect of our life."--BOOK JACKET
Ford Beckman : abstract and pop paintings, 1985-1996 by Ford Beckman( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Horn by Rebecca Horn( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra presenta un recorrido por la producción arística de Horn: trabajando simultáneamente con diferentes medios -dibujo, escultura, instalaciones, cinética, fotografía, performance, acción, vídeo, cine, texto-, construye aparatos y estructuras que hacen posible la experiencia corporal que constituye el tema central de sus performances, transforma películas y vídeos en medios de comunicación independientes por medio de los cuales enlaza acción y objeto para formar una nueva unidad artística, cuyo hilo conductor estriba en la diferencia entre el mundo exterior y el mundo interior
Joan Miró : Zeichnungen und Skulpturen, 1945-1983 : Werke aus der Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona by Joan Miró( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lillian Birnbaum : transition by Lillian Birnbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felice Varini : place by place by Felice Varini( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y.Z. Kami : endless prayers by Y. Z Kami( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emerging Persian-born figurative painter Y.Z. Kami's canvases feature flat, matte portraits resembling Byzantine frescos or Egyptian Fayum portraits. Included here are such works from the past decade, along with abstracted collages, made from poetry and prayer texts, inspired by the whirling motions of Sufi dervishes."--BOOK JACKET
Rui Chafes by Doris von Drathen( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwenn Thomas by Gwenn Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting space : Fabienne Verdier by Doris von Drathen( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second English-language monograph on French artist Fabienne Verdier (born 1962), Painting Space approaches her epic, calligraphic and heavily gestural abstract paintings as a type of sculpture, comparing her pictorial universe to the serene effects and industrial surfaces of Joseph Beuys and Richard Serra
Dominik Lejman : painting with timecode by Dominik Lejman( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Cabrita Reis : il silenzio in ascolto = giving heed to silence by Cabrita Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes Steidl : nero d'inferno by Doris von Drathen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rebecca Horn : drawings, sculptures, installations, films 1964-2006
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Rebecca Horn : Bodylandscapes : drawings, sculptures, installations 1964-2004Pat Steir : paintingsPat Steir : installationsVortex of silence : proposition for an art criticism beyond aesthetic categoriesThe colonies of bees undermining the moles' subversive effort through time : concert for Buchenwald : part 1, Tram Depot : part 2, Schloss EttersburgRebecca Horn : Cosmic MapsRebecca Horn : Fata MorganaLillian Birnbaum : transition
Alternative Names
Von Drathen, Doris

Von Drathen, Doris 1950-

Languages
English (76)

German (25)

Italian (5)

Spanish (1)

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