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Moorhouse, Paul

Works: 119 works in 410 publications in 6 languages and 6,618 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Creator, Contributor, wst, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: NB497.C35, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Moorhouse
Pop art portraits by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

29 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pop Art Portraits is the first publication to explore the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Conceived as a visual dialogue between American and British Pop, it brings together key works by major Pop artists working on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. The book examines the shared preoccupation of these artists with depicting the famous, using images taken from popular culture - advertising, pop music, the cinema, magazines and newspapers. And it shows how Pop Art shattered the conventions of portraiture, creating a new genre of fantasy portraits. Pop Art elevated portraiture to a new, pre-eminent position. Blurring the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, it focused on the individual, creating an art with genuine popular appeal." "Curator and author Paul Moorhouse explores Pop Art's complex and enormously creative engagement with portraiture from the early 1950s to its heyday and maturity in the 1960s. He shows how British and American Pop were closely linked, and also how they differed in terms of context, character and their treatment of imagery. The focus on Marilyn Monroe by artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Pauline Boty, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Indiana and Claes Oldenburg underscores one of the book's principal themes: the way in which Pop Art portraits transformed familiar images to create works of art of technical virtuosity, striking originality and enduring fascination."--Jacket
Bridget Riley by Bridget Riley( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bridget Riley is one of Britain's most celebrated artists, and her career has been distinguished by a series of remarkable innovations. She first attracted critical attention with the dazzling black-and-white paintings she began to make in 1961. Her participation in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965 and her triumph at the Venice Biennale in 1968 - when she became the first living British painter to win the International Prize for painting - established her as an artist of the first rank." "Bridget Riley surveys the artist's entire career and includes key examples of all phases of her work. It offers the opportunity both to review many early, celebrated paintings and to see these afresh in the context of recent works in which light, colour, movement and space are drawn into fresh and unexpected relationships. Numerous preparatory working studies are reproduced to illuminate the artist's complex and fascinating working processes." "Essays from Paul Moorhouse, Richard Shiff and Robert Kudielka provide an overview of her art and career, along with new insights into the relation of Riley's work to theories of aesthetics and perception."--Jacket
Dali by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the art and life of Salvador Dali
Gerhard Richter portraits : painting appearances by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

27 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ausstellungsband aus der Hand des englischen Kunstwissenschaftlers P. Moorhouse befasst sich mit dem Genre des Porträts im Werk von G. Richter und hebt dessen unkonventionelle Herangehensweise hervor
Anthony Caro by Anthony Caro( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Caro is widely regarded as Britain's greatest living sculptor and has enjoyed an international reputations since the early 1960s. Although best known for his work in steel, Caro has also worked in bronze, wood, lead, ceramics and paper, on both large and intimate scales. In 1960 he began making purely abstract sculptures constructed and welded in steel, comprising beams, girders and other elements painted in bright colours. The exhibition of these works at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1963 caused a sensation and heralded a revolution in sculpture. Within a short period conventional ideas about materials, method, surface, scale, form and space were overturned by his radical reworking of all these elements."--Jacket
Leon Kossoff by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

21 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Kossoff is one of the most important British artists of the post-war period. Among the main preoccupations of his art has been the changing face of London's urban landscape: his earliest subjects documented London's passage from wartime destruction to regeneration. The range of Kossoff's subjects has since extended to swimming pools, railways, and street scenes in paintings that evoke everyday urban existence. Kossoff's other main concern has been the human figure, and his portraits and studies are intense, yet also intimate, evocations of human presence
Cindy Sherman by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book introduces the key achievements of Sherman's career."
Anthony Caro : sculpture towards architecture by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Virtue : London paintings by John Virtue( Book )

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

Richard Long : a moving world by Richard Long( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to offer a clear and insightful commentary on Richard Long's practice and motivations in the light of the works exhibited at Tate St Ives. The exhibition features new work specially created for the gallery
Anthony Caro : presence by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book surveys Caro's free-standing, floor-based, constructed, abstract sculptures from 1960 to the present. The unifying theme of these works is that they answer Caro's imperative 'to make something that was as important in a room as a person'. The author explores the idea of presence in Caro's sculpture, focusing on the way that in order to invest sculpture with an independent existence and self-contained reality, it was necessary for Caro to purge it of figurative references. As a result, Caro has created sculptures that are 'in the world' but not 'of the world': they have their own individual character, but they exist at a remove, purely for the purpose of contemplation and employing a language of abstract, expressive shape." "Paul Moorhouse's text surveys the development of this central and defining strand of Caro's work, following its successive phases with a focus on distinct themes, including: the idea of presence, the break with 'pretence' and figuration, expression without description, the connection with the human body, the relationship with painting and music, the articulation of space, the connectedness of parts, the denial of mass and the illusion of weightlessness, the idea of place as presence, balance and extension, containment, the use of found material, and, more recently, the admission of semi-figural, allusive elements." "The book outlines the scope and significance of Caro's achievement in liberating and extending the language of sculpture in the late 20th and early 21st century, and in establishing new realities for sculpture for generations to come."--Jaquette
Michael Andrews by Michael Andrews( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Andrews became celebrated in the early 1960s for his paintings recording the bohemian world. Published to accompany a retrospective, this book is a survey of Andrews' career and includes interviews and photographs of him at work
Giacometti : pure presence by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his death at the age of sixty-four in 1966, Alberto Giacometti has become recognised internationally as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century and sales of his sculptures now achieve record-breaking prices. Belonging to no particular artistic movement, he developed through cubist and surrealist phases and later attained a mature, individual idiom whose preoccupation with the depiction of a human presence in an enveloping space may be seen in relation to contemporary existentialist concerns with defining the place and purpose of man in a godless universe. Taking its title from Jean-Paul Sartre, who described Giacometti’s endeavour to give ‘sensible expression’ to ‘pure presence’, the book explores the artist’s work in relation to existentialist ideas. Spanning painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, Giacometti’s oeuvre ranges from idiosyncratic surrealist objects to intensely observed images of the human figure, with images of particular individuals at the centre. This book, like the exhibition it accompanies, looks at the various phases of the artist’s career and explores in detail his depiction of his main sitters, including his mother; Diego his brother; his wife Annette; Jean Genet the playwright; Caroline, a prostitute; and his friends Yanaihara and Lotar. Fonte:
The Queen : art & images by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Hundreds of painted and photographic images exist of Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her reign, she has inspired photographers and painters not only to embrace tradition but also to extend the genre of royal portraiture. To coincide with her Diamond Jubilee, this book presents portraits and images by artists including Dorothy Wilding, Cecil Beaton, Pietro Annigoni, Gerhard Richter, Patrick Lichfield, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Annie Leibovitz, that collectively chart the changing portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, and the different ways in which her image has been appropriated and manipulated by artists as well as the mass-media. Over the last sixty years, the Queen's image has provided a fruitful and evocative area for investigation by a range of contemporary artists. Author Paul Moorhouse explores the complex evolution of these representations. Beginning with formal royal portraits, he probes the dialogue between traditional portraiture and a progressive informality in the mass-media. The author shows how this interaction has produced a new iconography that has profoundly extended the idea of the royal portrait and influenced the modern perception of monarchy. The author demonstrates that the broad range of artworks illustrated in the book provide a fascinating lens through which her reign may be viewed, evoking a wider artistic, social and historical context. The result is an inspirational book that sheds new light on the changing face of royal portraiture
Frank Auerbach : London building sites 1952-1962 by Frank Auerbach( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Caro by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Norwegian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The abstract constructions that Anthony Caro began to make in 1960 heralded a revolution in sculpture. Abandoning conventional methods and materials, Caro bolted and welded together pieces of scrap steel, and then painted them in bright colours. No longer confined on a plinth, as if occupying an imaginary space, Caro's work stood directly on the ground. These developments were highly influential, overturning ideas regarding the subject, materials, appearance and potential of sculpture. Here [author] provides an accessbile introduction to a career spanning over fifty years, in which Caro has continued to innovate."--Back cover
Bridget Riley : the stripe paintings 1961-2014 by David Zwirner (Gallery)( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the major exhibition at David Zwirner in London, this fully illustrated catalogue offers intimate explorations of paintings and works on paper produced by the legendary British artist over the past 50 years, focusing specifically on her recurrent use of the stripe motif. Riley has devoted her practice to actively engaging viewers through elementary shapes such as lines, circles, curves and squares, creating visual experiences that at times trigger optical sensations of vibration and movement. The London show, her most extensive presentation in the city since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain, explored the stunning visual variety she has managed to achieve working exclusively with stripes, manipulating the surfaces of her vibrant canvases through subtle changes in hue, weight, rhythm and density. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the publication's beautifully produced color plates offer a selection of the iconic works, including Riley's first stripe works in color from the 1960s, a series of vertical compositions from the 1980s that demonstrate her so-called "Egyptian" palette, and an array of her modestly scaled studies, executed with gouache on graph paper and rarely before seen. A range of texts about Riley's original and enduring practice grounds and contextualizes the images, including new scholarship by art historian Richard Shiff, texts on both the artist's wall paintings and newest body of work by Paul Moorhouse, Twentieth-Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and a 1978 interview with Robert Kudielka, her longtime confidant and foremost critic. Additionally, the book features little-seen archival imagery of Riley at work over the years; documentation of her recent commissions for St. Mary's Hospital in West London; and installation views of the London exhibition itself
Albert Irvin : life to painting by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Katz : Gerhard Richter at work by Benjamin Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a career spanning almost sixty years, Gerhard Richter is among the most prominent painters of the twentieth and twenty-first century, well-known for his monumental abstract and photo-realistic works. But beyond the many instantly recognizable paintings, relatively little is still known about how Richter works, his artistic processes and philosophy. For this book, Belgian photographer Benjamin Katz--a fifty-year veteran of the art world himself--had the opportunity to capture on film the notoriously camera-shy artist at work. Armed with a pair of compact Leicas, he photographed and hand-developed eighty extraordinary black-and-white portraits of Richter painting, sketching, and mulling over his work. A keen observer, Katz shoots his subjects candidly and without the use of flash. Because of this, his photographs reflect genuine moments in the lives of their subjects, often with an almost palpable sense of humor, melancholy, or love. In addition to Richter, Katz has photographed Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, Martin Kippenberger, and Georg Baselitz, among many other legends of the contemporary art world, exhibiting his photographs in some of the world's biggest institutions. Katz's striking photographs of Richter will be equally well-received for the insight they offer into his celebrated career."--Publisher description
Howard Hodgkin : absent friends by Howard Hodgkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hodgkin's art can be seen as providing memorials for people, many of whom are friends, whose absence is countered by the corresponding physical presence of particular paintings. Descriptive elements visible in his earlier portraits from the 1950s are subsumed within paintings that have, over the course of more than fifty years, become more psychologically charged, but no less connected with evoking specific individuals in particular situations. This book, like the exhibition it accompanies, surveys the development of Hodgkin's portraiture from its beginnings in 1949 to the present, including new paintings. Peter Blake, Stephen Buckley, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Philip King, R.B. Kitaj and Richard Smith are among the many leading artists portrayed, so that the British art world emerges as the wider subject of Hodgkin's art. The book also contains a fully illustrated chronology and commentaries on individual work. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (23.03.-18.06.2017)
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