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Cowper, Simon

Works: 34 works in 42 publications in 3 languages and 600 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Artists' books 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: TR647, 770
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Most widely held works by Simon Cowper
Frei Otto : thinking by modeling( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental architect and engineer Frei Otto's (1925-2015) innovative tent structures were modeled first and foremost on nature. Illustrated with over 250 black-and-white images and drawings from his archive, this oversized first monograph on his work accompanying the extensive exhibition at ZKM (2016) features for the first time a large number of his experimental models and drawings. In the 1950s, Frei Otto's tent structures left their mark on the horticultural shows of the new Bonn Republic; together with Behnisch & Partner he created the roof landscape for the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Otto's interdisciplinary mode of thinking harnessed architecture, technology, art, science, society and nature to civil engineering. Known for his lightweight tensile and membrane-based structures incorporating massive tent constructions like those by Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov and architect Antonio Gaudí, Otto perfected the construction of tents for both temporary and alternative housing. His interest in alternative materials for shelter originated with his internment as a POW after the war
Werkstatt für Photographie, 1976-1986 by Museum Folkwang Essen( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book about the history, influences, and impact of the 'Werkstatt für Photography'(Photography Workshop) founded by the Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt at the Volkshochschule Kreuzberg in 1976. In the midst of the Cold War, the Werkstatt initiated an artistic 'airlift' to the United States, a democratic field of experimentation beyond the pale of traditional vocational and political-institutional standards. Those same years witnessed the establishment of infrastructures in West Germany that paved the way for the emancipation of photography as an art form. These included 'documenta 6' (1977), the first photo galleries and photography journals, and a number of pathbreaking exhibitions. Berlin, Hanover, and Essen played important roles in that process. All in all, the picture of a medium in transition emerges, a medium that developed an autonomous form of artistic authorship in the field of documentary. This book presents the story of German photography in the 1970s and 1980s, its international ties, its protagonists, and its networks. Exhibition: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany (11.12.2016-19.03.2017) / C/O Berlin, Germany (10.12.2016-12.02.2017) / Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (09.12.2016-02.02.2017)
The whole world a Bauhaus( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explains in hitherto unknown depth the Bauhaus and its multi-faceted forms of expression, which extended far beyond the Constructivist language of the 1920s. Case studies from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Moscow, the USA and elsewhere show that the Bauhaus was not an exclusive undertaking of the modern age. Avant-gardes in many regions of the world examined the Bauhaus from their own point of view and integrated it into their discourses. In this way the Bauhaus became a global motor for new developments in society, culture and politics. --Publisher's website
Balthasar Burkhard by Balthasar Burkhard( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the many facets of photographer Balthasar Burkhard (1944-2010), showing his self-invention as an artist and tracing the trajectory of the medium of photography in the later half of the twentieth century. Burkhard's work combines a sensitive understanding of the body as sculpture and the photographic image as a canvas, making him one of the pioneers in translating photography as a monumental tableau into contemporary art. This comprehensive book coalesces Burkhard's early role as a chronicler of the contemporary art of his time, especially as the main photographer for Swiss curator Harald Szeemann, his conceptual redefinition of photography together with other artists, and finally his emancipation as a photo artist. It accompanies a major retrospective organized by Museum Folkwang in Essen, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz, the Museo d'arte della Svizzerra italiana in Lugano and the Balthasar Burkhard Estate in Bern. Exhibition: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (20.10.2017- 14.01.2018) / Fotomuseum Winterthur und Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland (11.02. - 21.04.2018) / Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (09.06. - 02.09.2018)
Himmel aus Beton = Skies of concrete by Gisela Erlacher( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a degree in psychology and studies in camera and cinematography at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Gisela Erlacher has turned to photography entirely. For more than twenty years, she has been working on contemporary architecture and on topics related to urban and suburban space. For her recent project Skies of Concrete she travelled to China, Britain, the Netherlands and to parts of her home country Austria. The images show bridges: elevated roads in cities, viaducts, entangled lanes of expressway intersections. Yet Erlacher's interest is neither on the function of bridges nor on their nature as symbols for communication or mobility. She directs her gaze at the spaces that the crossing of a transport route causes to open up as a specific area within the urban fabric or in the countryside. She focuses on absurd situations that can occur when existing structures are drastically changed by building a bridge or when dead spaces beneath bridges are functionalised in one form or another. This new book features some forty of Erlacher's striking photographs, complemented by essays on her work and the spaces she has captured in her images." -- OCLC
Cairo : open city : new testimonies from an ongoing revolution by Museum Folkwang Essen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What, you don't know Grapus? by Léo Favier( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grapus is a French graphic design collective founded in Paris by François Miehe, Pierre Bernard and Gérard Paris-Clavel immediately following the student protests of May 1968. The group saw life as a field for experimentation, putting the new political, social and cultural debates into graphic form for public discussion. At first Grapus designed posters for local chapters of the Communist Party; 20 years later, they designed the corporate identity for the Louvre in Paris. By the late 1980s, the collective's fruitful days were over. In its productive phase it had attracted many highly-committed graphic artists, and was honoured with the French Grand prix national des arts plastiques in 1990. Léo Favier set out in search of the colleagues and fellow campaigners of old. The 25 interviews in his book tell of the utopian working methods and heated disputes that formed the heart of this collective way of life
The appearance of that which cannot be seen by Armin Linke( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren fotografiert Armin Linke die Auswirkungen der Globalisierung, die umfassende Wandlung von Infrastrukturen und die Vernetzung der postindustriellen Gesellschaft durch digitale Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien. Seine Fotografien zeigen, dass die moderne Welt eine gigantische Datenwelt ist, deren materielle Infrastrukturen aus Rechenzentren, Datenhighways und Serverräumen weitgehend unsichtbar bleibt.0Für 'The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen' hat Armin Linke Wissenschaftlerinnen und Theoretikerinnen dazu eingeladen, sich mit seinem Bildarchiv auseinanderzusetzen. Ariella Azoulay, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Mark Wigley und Jan Zalasiewicz trafen ihre Auswahl an Bildern und öffneten so Linkes Fotografien für unterschiedliche Lesbarkeiten
Jenny Jenny : Tobias Zielony by Tobias Zielony( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le Vele di Scampia" is a futuristic housing estate in northern Naples and a Camorra battlefield. Conceived by Francesco di Salvo in the late seventies and widely recognized for their urbanistic, "Le Vele" (The Sails) were squatted by mafia families even before completion. Today the building complex is a symbol of the Camorra's power in the Naples region and a key centre of European drug trafficking. Matteo Garrone shot his movie "Gomorra" based on the novel by Roberto Saviano on the site in 2008. Tobias Zielony's film "Le Vele di Scampia" from 2009 originates in this very place. Seven thousand single images, shot at night with a digital single-lens reflex camera, are used to create nine minutes of animation film. The book "Vele" is based on this animation film with an selection of 287 single images.--Publisher
Traffic assistants ; Theseus und Kentaur by Frank Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leipzig photographer Frank Berger brings together two projects, "Traffic Assistants" (Shanghai 2008) and "Theseus and Kentaur" (Vienna 2007) in this handsome slipcased two-volume set accompanying a museum exhibition. Comprised of extensive series of photographic images taken in a single setting, both projects depict variations of mundane dramas in identical frames. Shot in high-resolution on reversal color slide film and exhibited as projections, the pictures do not capture a "unique moment,"; but (in exhibition) are presented in an endless loop of similar but layered images, a method that perhaps can be described as a gesture of insistence. Human figures become heroic subjects of contemplation in "Theseus and Kentaur", or Chaplinesque figures in "Traffic Assistants", in which police in Shanghai try to control local traffic. Whatever the subject, the insistent look of the photographer transforms each setting into a visual stage, in which the static scenery outlasts the cast of characters
Bahak : Die Last der Dinge = Burden of Things by Anja Bohnhof( Book )

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

Tiré du site Internet de Revolver: "Die bengalische Bezeichnung für Lastenträger lautet "Bahak". Keine Last scheint zu schwer und zu gross, als dass diese Männer nicht in der Lage wären, sie mit ihrer Muskelkraft durch die engen und überfüllten Strassen Kolkatas (Kalkutta) zu transportieren. Ob auf dem Kopf, an einem Joch über den Schultern, auf Zwei- und Dreirädern oder einer Laufrikscha - ob Möbel, Baumaterialien, Lebensmittel, Bücher, Heizkohle : Waren und Bedarfsgüter aller Art werden geschleppt, gezogen, gekarrt und auf manchmal abenteuerliche Weise von einem Ort zum anderen bugsiert. Die millimetergenau austarierten und kunstvoll aufgetürmten Lasten sind oftmals unglaublich schwer. Einmal in Bewegung wird jeder Stopp zu einem riskanten Manöver, die beladenen Gefährte anschliessend wieder in Fahrt zu bringen. Bahak, das bedeutet ein Leben als Tagelöhner am unteren Rand der Gesellschaft: Ausbeutung und harte Arbeit für geringe Entlohnung, ein täglicher und gefährlicher Kampf auf den Strassen Kolkatas, wenig Anerkennung für Kraftleistungen, die bis zur Masslosigkeit erschöpfen können. Dennoch sind sie unverzichtbar, um die gigantischen Warenströme einer Megametropole bewegen zu können, allein deren Strassen in der Regel zu voll, zu verstopft und zu schmal sind, um hierfür in ausreichender Weise Kraftfahrzeuge nutzen zu können. Am Rand dieser Strassen habe ich für ein paar Wochen ein improvisiertes Studio aufgebaut und einige Lastenträger gebeten, einen kurzen Moment anzuhalten, um sie einzeln und herausgelöst aus der stets in Bewegung befindlichen, geschäftigen Masse von Menschen zu portraitieren: Ausdruck eines bewundernden Staunens über die sichtbaren Kunstfertigkeiten, die das Bewegen von Dingen beinhalten kann. Die fotografische Arbeit "Bahak" lässt aber auch die Last der Dinge gewahr werden, die sie, jenseits ihres Gebrauchswertes und grundsätzlich, auch sein können - weit über die Stadtgrenzen Kolkatas hinaus."
Oh ... : Jakob Lena Knebl und die Mumok Sammlung by Jakob Lena Knebl( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist Jakob Lena Knebl (born in 1970 in Baden) has no interest in thinking in predefined categories, neither in her life nor in her art. Her new arrangement of the mumok collection of modernist and contemporary art is a free and creative selection combined with new own works. The artist has the courage to be eccentric. Knebl focuses on classical modernism and the 1970s, an epoch of utopias, visions for society, and sexual experiments. The first of the two exhibition levels is devoted to a large installation characteristic of Knebl's work, addressing constructs of identity, desire, and sensual experience. The artist herself also appears as an avatar in a digital, interactive installation in which artworks become protagonists. Visitors to this exhibition can follow the narrative and also shape it. The second level of the exhibition links scenarios of living like those known from trade fairs and furniture and design shows with works from the mumok collection--the fields of art, design, and fashion are continually shifting position. Moments of clarity alternate with uncertainty as to the function and arrangement of the objects presented. Designed by Jakob Lena Knebl. Curated by Barbara Rüdiger and Susanne Neuburger. Artists: Max Ackermann, Josef Albers, Getulio Alviani, John de Andrea, Nobuyoshi Araki, John Armleder, Hans (Jean) Arp, Carl Auböck, Ona B., Txomin Badiola, John Baldessari, Rudolf Bauer, Herbert Bayer, Rudolf Belling, Hans Bellmer, Raffael Benazzi, Anna-Sophie Berger, Camilla Birke, Albert Bitran, Fernando Botero, Louise Bourgeois, Chris Britz, Veronika Bromová, Kaucyila Brooke, Bruce Günter Brus, Tom Burr, Alexander Calder, Giuseppe Castellani, John Christoforou, William Nelson Copley, Toni Costa, Noël Dolla, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Robert Cumming, Plamen Dejanov, Verena Dengler, Walter Dexel, Evelyne Egerer, VALIE EXPORT, Julia Fuchs, Alberto Giacometti, Bruno Gironcoli, Domenico Gnoli, Julian Göthe, Nan Goldin, Antony Gormley, Johann Hauser, Rudolf Hausner, Haus-Rucker-Co., Swetlana Heger, Tamás Hencze, Matthias Herrmann, Kathi Hofer, Anna Jermolaewa, Thomas Jocher, Birgit Jürgenssen, Martha Jungwirth, J.T. Kalmar, Johanna Kandl, Anette Kelm, Herwig Kempinger, Clay Ketter, Wilfried Klanjsek-Bratke, Paul Klee, Jakob L, Jakob Lena Knebl, Vladimir Kopteff, Friedl Kubelka, František Kupka, Alicja Kwade, Maria Lassnig, Richard Lindner, Natalia LL, Adolf Loos, Ken Lum, René Magritte, Gottfried Mairwöger, Paul McCarthy, Piet Mondrian, Miquel Mont, Henry Moore, Markus Muntean, Allan McCollum, Ulrike Müller, Bruce Nauman, Kenneth Noland, Oswald Oberhuber, Albert Oehlen, Max Oppenheimer, Laurids Ortner, Manfred Ortner, Florentina Pakosta, Ed Paschke, Pablo Picasso, Klaus Pinter, Jackson Pollock, Franz Pomassl, Sigal Primor, Stephen Prina, Jean Prouvé, Adi Rosenblum, Justina Rüdiger, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Cagnaccio di San Pietro, August Sander, Miriam Schapiro, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Markus Schinwald, Oskar Schlemmer, Toni Schmale, Sabine Schwaighofer, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Kurt Schwitters, Philipp Schöpke, Antonio Scordia, Colin Self, Cindy Sherman, Sylvia Sleigh, Keith Sonnier, Ettore Spalletti, Anne Speier, Jean Spencer, Michaela Spiegel, Haim Steinbach, Petr Štembera, Thomas Stimm, Jessica Stockholder, Ingeborg Strobl, Studio for Pr, porsitional Cinema, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Heinz Tesar, Lajos Tihanyi, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Tobey, Victor Vasarely, Ben Vautier, Lawrence Weiner, August Walla, Todd Watts, James Welling, Franz West, Wiener Werkstätte, Markus Wilfling, Christopher Williams, Werner Würtinger, Günter Zamp Kelp, David Zeller, Gregor Zivic, Heimo Zobernig, Franz von Zülow"--Publisher's website
Triennale 2017 : Valais/Wallis : 26.08-22.10 by Triennale Valais/Wallis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Multiple languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Highway rest areas are usually art-free zones, but the 'Relais du Saint-Bernard' on the A9 is an exception. It has been selected by curators Simon Lamunière, Véronique Mauron and Julia Hountou as the prime location for the Triennale Valais/Wallis 2017. It's a paradoxical setting where nature, mobility, consumption and freedom come together in which the works of thirty international, Swiss and local artists will be created and installed. The exhibition at this extraordinary spot offers the chance to venture off well-trodden and clearly defined paths and glimpses what lies beyond the gleaming surfaces of the cultural business that has become increasingly trapped by rigid, habituated practices. Taking the form of a guidebook, this publication presents and explains the exhibited works in two volumes, one with images, one with texts. Furthermore, it includes a map of the location as well as a booklet on the Valais art institutions that are responsible for this remarkable art triennial."--
Jens Klein : Bewerberinnen/Bewerber by Jens Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negar Azimi, Darren Bader, Tess Edmonson, Peter Eleey, Bruce Hainley, Luca Lo Pinto, Jesse Willenbring, Andrew Norman Wilson, Dena Yago by Darren Bader( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idyl in an electronics factory by Maria Loboda( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Loboda has developed a new work for the Rotunda at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, a structure that is open to the public: Tout terriblement consists of two laurel hedges that project upward to the first floor, blocking passage through the space and turning it into a labyrinth. The hedges are set into concrete tubs, in which the artist has carved letters. Together they spell out ?Tout te**iblement,? a phrase popularized by Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition title Idyl in an Electronics Factory is a reference to a review with the same title that appeared in the US design magazine Interiors in 1963. The article critiqued a design by the pioneering landscape architect James C. Rose, who integrated into his practice a holistic approach using components that were both animate and inanimate, mutable and immutable00Exhibition: Rotunde in der Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (16.11.2018 - 03.02.2019)
Jens Klein - Sunset by Jens Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fotos in Sunset zeigen Orte, an denen Menschen versuchten, über die innerdeutsche Grenze zu fliehen. Sie stammen aus dem Archiv der BStU und wurden von Mitarbeitern der Staatssicherheit, der Polizei und Grenzsoldaten der NVA von 1961 bis 1989 fotografiert. Sie reichten von der Überwachung von Personen oder Orten, der Überprüfung von Grenzanlagen bis hin zur Dokumentation von geglückten oder misslungenen Grenzdurchbrüchen. Bei der Auswahl der Fotos stand nicht das Schicksal der Flüchtenden im Mittelpunkt, sondern ihre Fluchtrouten
Neue Meisterhäuser in Dessau, 1925-2014 : Debatten. Positionen. Kontexte( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei der Bombardierung von Dessau versanken im Frühjahr 1945 auch das Direktorenhaus und das Meisterhaus Moholy-Nagy in Schutt und Asche. Nachdem in den 1990er Jahren die Dessauer Meisterhaussiedlung – Inbegriff der Künstlerkolonie im 20. Jahrhundert – in ihren ursprünglichen Zustand zurückversetzt wurde, begann auch eine Debatte über den Wiederaufbau der beiden im Krieg zerstörten Häuser. 2010 wurde unter Beratung des englischen Stararchitekten David Chipperfield beschlossen, die Meisterhäuser Gropius und Moholy-Nagy nicht 1:1 wieder zu errichten, sondern mit zeitgenössischen Mitteln zu rekonstruieren. Und so sind sie nun in einer innovativen Reduktion und Abstraktion des jeweiligen Ursprungshauses nach Entwürfen des Berliner Büros Bruno-Fioretti-Marquez wiedererrichtet worden. Der Band beschreibt die wechselvolle Geschichte der Dessauer Meisterhaussiedlung und stellt die rekonstruierten Gebäude mit Fotografien von Armin Linke und Heidi Specker erstmals in Buchform vor
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Frei Otto : thinking by modeling
Werkstatt für Photographie, 1976-1986The whole world a BauhausBalthasar BurkhardHimmel aus Beton = Skies of concreteCairo : open city : new testimonies from an ongoing revolutionWhat, you don't know Grapus?The appearance of that which cannot be seenJenny Jenny : Tobias Zielony
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Cowper, S.