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Tate Modern (Gallery)

Works: 392 works in 1,227 publications in 5 languages and 40,524 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Catalogs  History  Interviews  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, his, Organizer of meeting, Contributor
Classifications: ND259.K33, 759.972
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tate Modern (Gallery)
Matisse Picasso by Réunion des musées nationaux (France)( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition (a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reunion des musees nationaux/Musee Picasso, and the Musee national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology
Surrealism : desire unbound by Jennifer Mundy( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Lichtenstein : a retrospective by James Rondeau( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) are widely known, reproduced, copied, and even parodied. However, the true diversity and complexity of his oeuvre is little understood, and the full scope of his career is largely absent from the existing literature. Presenting over 130 paintings and sculptures, as well as over thirty seldom- or never-before-seen drawings and collages, this book examines all periods in Lichtenstein's career, going well beyond his brushstrokes and the classic Pop romance and war cartoon paintings that made him famous.Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective features exciting new scholarship by an international team of distinguished curators, critics, and art historians. Essays by Yve-Alain Bois, Chrissie Iles, and Stephen Little, among others, give special consideration to Lichtenstein's historical influences, from Picasso and Cubism through Surrealism, Futurism, and British Pop. Contributions by James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff evaluate the artist's abstract work and late nudes. Complemented by photographs of the artist and his seminal exhibitions, the essays examine the various styles and subjects featured in paintings created throughout his lifetime. The inclusion of a complete chronology of Lichtenstein's life and work--compiled by Clare Bell of the Lichtenstein Foundation--makes this retrospective the most authoritative publication on the artist since his death in 1997"--
Gauguin : maker of myth by Stephen Eisenman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of the French painter's work, along with commentaries about important themes, his life, and the use of storytelling in his work
Arshile Gorky : a retrospective by Arshile Gorky( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky was one of the central figures in American art's shift toward abstraction during the first half of the twentieth century. Accompanying the first major retrospective of his work in almost thirty years, this book traces the evolution of Gorky's arresting visual style. Nearly two hundred paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from all phases of his career--an number of them never before published or exhibited--are beautifully reproduced, including a large figurative painting from 1927 known previously only through its preparatory studies. Throughout the volume, some of Gorky's best-known and most powerful paintings are paired with related pieces and meticulous preliminary studies, shedding new light on his artistic process. Illustrated essays incorporating recently discovered biographical information and photographs examine his experience of the Armenian Genocide, his collaboration with the Works Progress Administration, and his explorations of abstraction and Surrealism, providing important reassessments of his life and career. Admired by many of his contemporaries and hugely influential for subsequent generations of artists, Gorky created a complex and deeply moving body of work that encompasses styles ranging from Impressionism to Cubism, Surrealism, and the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism
Albers and Moholy-Nagy : from the Bauhaus to the new world by Josef Albers( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully illustrated book highlights the contrasts and correspondences in the lives and work of two of Modernism's greatest innovators, Josef Albers (1888-1976) and László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1947). Beginning in the 1930s, Albers and Moholy-Nagy each developed a rigorously abstract language that condensed art to its visual fundamentals: line, color, texture, light, and form. This language experienced a creative explosion during their Bauhaus years, when both artists moved freely between media and disciplines. Essays by leading scholars follow the artists' separate paths through to their emigration to the United States, where each continued to push tirelessly the conventions of artistic practice--Albers at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and then at Yale University, and Moholy-Nagy in Chicago at the New Bauhaus School and the Institute of Design. As highly influential teachers, Albers and Moholy-Nagy became important catalysts for the transmission of Modernist ideas from Europe to America
Donald Judd by Donald Judd( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning as a critic and painter, Donald Judd moved into three dimensions in the early 1960s, with box-like structures arranged on the gallery floor or mounted on the wall. Initially constructed by hand, his sculptures were later industrially manufactured in such materials as galvanised iron, steel, Plexiglas and plywood. His use of brightly hued lacquers, vibrant colours and polished metals ran counter to the public's understanding of what 'minimalist' sculpture should look like." "The authors explore the conflicts between previous critical interpretations of Judd and his own philosophical, political and moral understanding of his work. They also examine the importance of colour and new man-made materials in Judd's work. The inclusion of a section on Judd's own permanent installations at the remote town of Marfa, Texas, a full chronology and a major essay by the artist on his own use of colour, completes a comprehensive survey of this compelling artist."--Jacket
Joseph Beuys : actions, vitrines, environments by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Beuys (1921-86) - the German sculptor and performance artist - became one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic presence, extraordinary life, and unconventional artistic style (incorporating ritualized movement and sound, and materials such as fat, felt, earth, honey, blood, and even dead animals) gained him international fame and notoriety from the 1960s through the 1980s. Beuys's innovative influence is particularly felt in the field of sculpture, whose definition he expanded to encompass performance art, vitrine cases, and site-specific environments." "With a comprehensive chronology of Beuys's activities as an artist and activist, this book is essential for those interested in the life, work, and legacy of one of the art world's most intriguing figures."--Jacket
Sigmar Polke : history of everything : paintings and drawings, 1998-2003 by Sigmar Polke( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hopper by Edward Hopper( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elation of sunlight/ Sheena Wagstaff -- Rothko's Hopper: a strange wholeness/ David Anfam -- Hopper's melancholic gaze/ Margaret Iversen -- Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper/ Peter Wollen -- Hopper's look/ Brian O'Doherty
Cy Twombly : cycles and seasons by Cy Twombly( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cy Twombly (b.1928) is one of the leading figures from the generation of American artists that also included Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Unlike them, he left America early in his career to live and work in Italy where he drew inspiration from European literature and classical culture. He swiftly built an international reputation with his uniquely expressive abstract paintings, works on paper and sculpture." "Accompanying a major, touring retrospective spanning over fifty years of Twombly's work, this book provides a long-needed critical overview of his career, focusing on his paintings, drawings and sculpture. There is also a rare and wide-ranging interview with the artist and a newly commissioned text by the artist Tacita Dean, as well as an illustrated chronology and extensive bibliography." "Combining the latest scholarship with numerous colour illustrations, this will be the most thorough examination of the life and work of this artist for years to come."--Jacket
Exposed : voyeurism, surveillance, and the camera since 1870 by Sandra S Phillips( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing that voyeurism has inspired photographers since the inception of the medium, this text reveals the myriad ways in which artists have probed its fascinations, dangers & cultural significance. Imagery, ranging from the 1870s to the present day, presents a shocking, illuminating & witty perspctive on the iconic & taboo
Jeff Wall by Craig Burnett( Book )

25 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book accompanies a major retrospective exhibition. Featuring Wall's best-known works, the large-scale carefullly staged scenes presented as illuminated light-boxes, as well as black-and-white photographs, the book includes an essay by Sheena Wagstaff. In it she examines the impact of art history and cinema on Wall's practice, revealing how he combines documentary techniques with meticulous staging and digital collage to realise his vision
Frida by Jonah Winter( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I never painted my dreams, I painted my own reality."--Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Her tragic and dramatic personal life has been the subject of numerous biographies and a major film starring Salma Hayek. In recent years, public interest in Kahlo's life has threatened to eclipse serious consideration of her artistic achievement. This beautifully produced book, which accompanies a major exhibition, presents an enlightening retrospective of her work, refocusing attention on the artistic qualities that have made her paintings some of the most iconic images of the last 100 years. Presenting major works alongside the lesser-known, and incorporating paintings, drawings, and photographs, the volume offers a thoroughly researched, accessible overview of Kahlo's career, with essays by leading critics and an extensive illustrated glossary that explores key recurring elements in her paintings
The EY exhibition : Paul Klee : making visible by Paul Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the twentieth century. He combined the machine aesthetic of modernism with lyrical, organic elements, arriving at a visual language entirely his own. Although he moved freely between media and from figuration to abstraction, Klee's works remain instantly recognisable, often characterised by a playfulness and wit that can sharpen to biting satire on occasion. This book surveys Klee's entire career, particularly his role as recordkeeper of his work and the way this influenced the way his work was then exhibited. Featuring his best-known paintings reproduced in their full colourful complexity, the book focuses on Klee's major exhibitions during his lifetime. placing his output in the context of the period in which he lived, revealing an anxious artist who, despite his quirky lyricism, was troubled by the challenges of the modern world
Yayoi Kusama by Jo Applin( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan's most famous living artists. Her originality, innovation and sheer drive to make art have propelled her through a career that has spanned six decades, encompassing painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, collage, film and video, performance, installation and even product design. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s Kusama lived in New York, and was at the forefront of many artistic innovations in the city, becoming close with artists such as Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell and Claes Oldenburg, and influencing many others along the way. It was in these years that Kusama was dubbed "the Polka Dot Princess," for her obsessive use of polka dots in installations and happenings. Returning to Japan in her forties, she rebuilt her career, waiting years for the international recognition that she has recently achieved. Now in her ninth decade, Kusama's imagination remains fertile and productive, as she continues to devise dazzling installations and relentlessly hand-paints her ongoing series of minutely detailed figurative fantasy paintings. Accompanying the first major retrospective exhibition of the artist's work in the U.S., this volume features a wealth of works from all periods in Kusama's career, as well as essays by various international curators and critics, discussing Kusama's years in New York, her career after her return to Japan, her installation works and the psychoanalytic import of her art. Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Japan, in 1929. She left Japan for New York at the age of 28, following a correspondence with Georgia O'Keeffe, and was soon participating in the city's 1960s wave of happenings and avant-garde activities. In 1973, Kusama returned to Japan and began writing surrealistic novels and poetry. On November 12, 2008, Christies New York sold a work by her for $5.1 million, a record for a living female artist."--Publisher's website
Ai Weiwei : sunflower seeds by Weiwei Ai( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Beijing in 1957, Ai Weiwei is one of the most influential artists at work today and has exhibited widely in Asia, Europe and North America. He is the first artist living and working in the Asia-Pacific region to be commissioned as part of the Unilever Series to create an artwork for the vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Ai Weiwei has said "Liberty is about the right to question everything". His works in a wide range of media are characterized by social and political engagement and a constantly enquiring mind. Whether as an artist, curator, critic, designer or architect, he has played a key part in contemporary Chinese art and culture of the past two decades, not least through his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron in designing the 'Bird's Nest' stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Published to accompany Ai Weiwei's first major large-scale commission in Britain, this book will provide important insights into the creative processes of one of the most exciting and dynamic contemporary artists
Tate Modern : the handbook by Simon Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book celebrates the opening of Tate Modern, London, and introduces readers to the building, the collection, and the new approach to modern and contemporary art. The gallery presents the twentieth century through the reinterpretation of four classic themes: the nude, landscape, still-life, and history painting. Their re-emergence in modern art as the body, the environment, the everyday, and society, is discussed in four introductory texts and through selected writings. The second half of the book is an A to Z of one hundred key artists in the Tate's international modern collection that are introduced by a team of eleven art historians."--Page 4 de la couverture
Tate Modern : the handbook by Tate Modern (Gallery)( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing readers to the architecture of the art gallery Tate Modern, this book examines the part Tate Modern plays in British and global cultural life. It includes entries on over 120 artists and explanations of key terms in art and museology, and provides an introduction to the business of displaying contemporary art
People a musical celebration by Robert Creeley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segment one of this program examines the unidealized human form with Lucian Freud's nude Standing by the Rags, Arman's mixed-media sculpture Condition of Women I, and John Coplans' nude Frieze No. 2, 4 Panels. Segment two grapples with physical abuse and racial and sexual stereotyping through Nan Goldin's Nan One Month after Being Battered, Sonia Boyce's From Tarzan to Rambo Etc., and Sarah Lucas' Self-Portrait with Knickers and Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs. Segment three seeks to understand issues of identity and to discern the roots of cruelty with Louise Bourgeois' Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) and Annette Messager's The Pikes
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English (221)

German (12)

French (7)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Surrealism : desire unboundGauguin : maker of mythArshile Gorky : a retrospectiveAlbers and Moholy-Nagy : from the Bauhaus to the new worldDonald JuddJoseph Beuys : actions, vitrines, environmentsSigmar Polke : history of everything : paintings and drawings, 1998-2003Edward Hopper