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Vervoordt, Axel 1947-

Works: 61 works in 179 publications in 5 languages and 1,490 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Cookbooks  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Author, wat, Author of introduction, Curator, Conceptor, Publishing director, Creator, Collector, Other
Classifications: NK2055.Z9, 747
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Artempo : where time becomes art by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

24 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All our action occur in space. Life itsef evolves through time. Space and time and the cosmos have intrigued mankind since the dawn of civilization. They have captured like no other subject, and continue to do so, the imagination of artists, philosophers and scientists alike, and have promped responses such as Stonehenge, the Mayan calendar, and many modern work. To mention only a few: James Turell's admirable exporations of light and infinite space; Tatsuo Miyajima's fascination with space and time, which expresses humankind's need to link its existence to the vast expanse of the universe; Anish Kapoor's investigatons into metaphysical polarities like presence and absence, being and non-being, darkness and light. Their works, as well as the ones presented in Artempo, are a re-examination of the relationship between nature and the manmade world, a re-evaluation of our perceptions of reality of how we read the information, meaning and poetry in the physical world around us. [Fonte: quarta di copertina]
Mannerism and Modernism : the Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-finitum by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proportio by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Proportio' features specially commissioned artworks by contemporary artists, 20th century masterpieces, Old Master paintings, archaeological artefacts, as well as architectural models and a large library of historical books on proportions. All these works provide a lens to help us see what proportion can teach us about the essential design of the present and how we can use this knowledge to create a blueprint for the future. This exhibition is an opportunity to explore universal proportions and an invitation to reflect upon the interconnectedness of our universe. 'Proportio' includes newly commissioned installations by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovíc, Anish Kapoor, Massimo Bartolini, Rei Naito, Michaël Borremans, Ettore Spaletti, along with existing masterpieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Carl André and Sol Lewitt, as well as antiquities, Old Masters and antique architectural models
Norio Imai by Norio Imai( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRA : edge of becoming by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academia : qui es-tu? by Chapelle des Petits-Augustins( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academia: Qui es-tu, examines the dynamical process of artistic creation. The site of the Chapelle de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris serves as the venue to examine the interplay between inherited academic knowledge accumulated over centuries, education, and the subsequent transformation and transmission of that knowledge into a novel artistic creation; for short the cross-fertilization between art and knowledge
At home with May and Axel Vervoordt : recipes for every season by May Vervoordt( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May Vervoordt divulges her entertaining secrets and recipes. Striking the perfect balance between simplicity and refinement, her approach to hosting is unique because it can be adapted to suit every occasion, from family meals to large parties
Maekawa by Tsuyoshi Maekawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsuyoshi Maekawa (1936, Japan) is one of the few remaining members of the Gutai Art Association, Japan's most important avant-garde (1954-1972), which has been receiving a lot of international attention the last few years. This book is the first monograph about Maekawa. It brings together many historic images and documents of the Gutai period, found in the archives of the Ashiya City Museum of Art & History and contains an unpublished interview with Maekawa, held by Gutai expert Koichi Kawasaki, as well as an essay by Shoichi Hirai, chief curator at the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, placing the artist in an international artistic context
Intuition by Luc Derycke( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To coincide with the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation will present their sixth, and final, exhibition: 'Intuition'. Curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, Director of the Palazzo Fortuny, and co-curated by Dario Dalla Lana, Davide Daninos and Anne-Sophie Dusselier, the exhibition will explore how intuition has, in some form, shaped art across geographies, cultures and generations. It will bring together historic, modern and contemporary works related to the concept of intuition, dreams, telepathy, paranormal fantasy, meditation, creative power, hypnosis and inspiration. Exhibition: Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy (13.05. -26.11.2017)
Häuser des Lichts( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryuji Tanaka( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryuji Tanaka's (1927 - 2014, Japan) work is rooted in the Japanese tradition of nihon-ga, marked by flat spatial expressions lacking in physical depth, fixed motifs and natural pigments dissolved in animal glue applied to paper or silk. At the same time, his work also matches the ideologies of two avant-garde groups of postwar Japanese art: the Pan-real Art Association and Gutai. The first actively introduced Western avant-garde expressions within the Japanese tradition. This is especially visible in the surrealistic works of Tanaka. In a later stage, his works evolve towards abstraction, when Tanaka becomes part of Gutai. This publication comes out on the occasion of the exhibition Ryuji Tanaka, which runs from March 10th till April 30th of 2016 at the Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Room of wonder I : Axel Vervoordt by DIVA (Museum)( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DIVA will be inviting renowned designers and curators for a contemporary interpretation of the Wunderkammer, a chamber exhibiting a collection of art and curiosities, objects from every corner of the globe. The Wunderkammer stems from Antwerps illustrious past, for until the middle of the seventeenth century the city led the way in the production and distribution of art and luxury goods. Silverware, jewellery, precious stones and exotic curiosities like coconuts, shells and coral were highly sought-after. Axel Vervoordt, after his famous series of biennal exhibitions at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, will take the lead
Masatoshi Masanobu by Axel Vervoordt (Gallery)( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masatoshi Masanobu was born in 1911 in Suzuki City, the Prefecture of Kochi, Japan. He was a member of the Gutai movement, although his work is not as conspicuous as that of the other Gutai members, nor did he make any historic performances or paintings that stood at the forefront of the era. But in fact he was not any less radical than the rest of the group. Masanobu was a rather orthodox Japanese painter, who tried to make a living as an artist while supporting himself as an art teacher. His creative approach appears much more idiosyncratic to younger viewers than the artist could ever have imagined. The proof lies in his early abstract paintings. In his essay in this book the author Kaichi Kawasaki discusses Masanobu's works and his involvement with Gutai, which grew out of a meeting with Jiro Yoshihara after the war
Verhalen en reflecties by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronologisch overzicht van de ontwikkeling die de Vlaamse kunsthandelaar en -verzamelaar Axel Vervoordt (1947) doormaakte in zijn leven en werk
Inspiration Wabi by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axel Vervoordt : living with light by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the best seller Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, this volume of twenty new interiors expands on the Vervoordt vision for creating exceptional homes that combine natural elements, antiques, and fine art. The art of harmonious living is extolled in this volume through twenty bespoke interiors designed by the Axel Vervoordt company. Each room incorporates natural elements, light, water, metal, wood, blended with a modern aesthetic and punctuated with fine art. The Vervoordt concept of the home is revealed through a refined balance between art and nature to create timeless living spaces. The range of featured properties includes homes by the sea as well as in urban and rural locations, demonstrating a breadth of styles possible within the essential Vervoordt design principles. Photography by Laziz Hamani brings into focus both the unique design details and the carefully constructed interiors that fuse to create each striking setting. These exceptional residences are rich with inspirational ideas to incorporate into your own home so that you can celebrate your living space in the singular Vervoordt style
Axel Vervoordt : Wabi inspirations by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indretnings-guruen Axel Vervoordt har ladet sig inspirere af wabi, en japansk filosofi fra 1100-tallet om enkelthed og ydmyghed og afvisning af alt unødvendigt og kunstigt. Vervoordt illustrerer med fotos fra Japan, Korea og helt til Belgien de elementer som inspirerer ham: naturlige materialer og genstande mærket af tidens tand, som fremmaner essencen af wabi. Sammen med den japanske arkitekt Tatsuro Miki har Vervoordt anvendt wabi-pricipperne i en række interiører
In-finitum : Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, 06.06-15.11.2009( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and reflections by Axel Vervoordt( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Artempo : where time becomes art
In-finitumAcademia : qui es-tu?Axel Vervoordt : Wabi inspirationsIn-finitum : Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, 06.06-15.11.2009Axel Vervoordt : Wabi inspirationsAxel Vervoordt : the story of a styleWabi inspirations
Alternative Names
Axel Vervoordt Belgian designer

Axel Vervoordt kunsthandelaar

Vervoordt, Axel

English (112)

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French (8)

German (4)

Dutch (3)