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Books in the SRJC Libraries relevant to the work of artist Connie Goldman.

Beginning PostmodernismBeginning Postmodernism

"Postmodernism" has become the buzzword of contemporary society. Yet it remains baffling in its variety of definitions, contexts and associations. This book aims to offer clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects. It encourages readers to explore how the debates about postmodernism have emerged from basic philosophical and cultural ideas. With its emphasis firmly on "postmodernism in practice," the book contains exercises and questions designed to help readers understand and reflect upon a variety of positions in the following areas of contemporary culture: philosophy and cultural theory; architecture and concepts of space; visual art; sculpture and the design arts; popular culture and music; film, video and television culture; and the social sciences.

Doyle Library Call Number: NX456.5.P66 W66 1999


 

Sculpture TodaySculpture Today

This beautifully illustrated book is a comprehensive overview of developments in the world of sculpture during the past fifty years, and follows the successful, highly illustrated formula of Phaidon's best-selling volumes Art Today and Architecture Today. This authoritative yet accessible text explores the various subjects, materials and styles utilized by sculptors and offers a fascinating insight into this versatile and wide-ranging art form.

Doyle and Mahoney Libraries Call Number: NB198 .C65 2007

 


 

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern ArtInventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. This book celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. It covers a wide range of artistic production--including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, film, photography, sound poetry, atonal music and non-narrative dance--to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.

Doyle Library Call Number: N6494.A2 I58 2012

Minimalism Minimalism

The term, "Minimalism," was coined to describe the work of a group of American artists who developed a new kind of whole or serial geometric abstraction during the 1960s. This book documents the careers of the leading figures associated with Minimalism--Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Robert Morris--as well as the practices of artists who were associated with the movement, among them the sculptors, Larry Bell, Eva Hesse, John McCracken, Robert Smithson and Anne Truitt; and the painters, Jo Baer, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, David Novros, Robert Ryman and Frank Stella.

Doyle Library Call Number: N6494 .M5 M49 2000


 

Joseph Stella's SymbolismJoseph Stella's Symbolism

The art that Joseph Stella created throughout his career of four decades exhibits an extraordinary range of both subject and style, from the monumental industrial paintings of buildings and bridges that won him acclaim as America's foremost futurist painter to the mystical bird- and flower-filled compositions that reverberate with personal and symbolic meaning. Here are 35 of Stella's greatest works beautifully reproduced in color, showing the full diversity and expressive breadth of this great visionary painter.  The complex iconography of many of his works is examined in detail. Stella's need for self-expression was almost as verbal as it was visual, and the mysterious, enigmatic nature of Stella's symbols are further brought to light through his writings. The vivid, lyrical accounts of his artistic experience, written as prose poems, essays, and fragments of memories, have been translated from the Italian by the author and appear next to the color plates.

Mahoney Library Call Number: ND237.5.S74 J34 1994

 


 

Color and MeaningColor and Meaning

The phenomenon of color is examined in this book. The work is informed by the conviction that color is a contingent, historical occurrence whose meaning, like language, lies in the particular contexts in which it is experienced and interpreted. The author covers topics as diverse as the optical mixing techniques implicit in mosaic; medieval color-symbolism; the equipment of the manuscript illuminator's workshop, the color languages and color practices of Latin America at the time of the Spanish Conquest; the earliest history of the prism; and the color ideas of Goethe and Runge, Blake and Turner, Seurat and Matisse.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND1438 .G334 2000