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The Resource Bruce Nauman : the true artist, Peter Plagens

Bruce Nauman : the true artist, Peter Plagens

Label
Bruce Nauman : the true artist
Title
Bruce Nauman
Title remainder
the true artist
Statement of responsibility
Peter Plagens
Title variation
True artist
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Plagens, best known to the general public for his work as art critic at Newsweek, has known Nauman for over forty years, and in his own words describes this book as "about my trying to get at the real truth of Bruce Nauman's work."
Biographical or historical data
Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) is one of the most innovative, provocative and influential artists working today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, sound, video and installations--always questioning the role of the artist--have broken new ground and inspired innumerable artists' careers. Confronted with what to do in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Exploring Nauman's relationship to the place where he creates his strikingly original works, this book retraces back to the artist's youth in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his graduate work at the University of California, Davis, through to the present day. Nauman's continual search for new means and sources of expression have led him to experiment with a very wide variety of medium (photography, performance, sculpture, installations, video, neon sign, and sound) as well as to explore the relationship between words and images. Nauman's apotheosis as one of the world's most highly lauded artists came as he was ranked No. 1 in the world by Artfacts.net in 2006, and he was the sole US representative in the American Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
700.411.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6537.N38
LC item number
P53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Summary expansion
Plagens and Nauman first met in 1970 when their studios were a block apart in Pasadena, California, and they played basketball together every Sunday. Since then Plagens has pursued a real understanding of his friend's art and in this book presents it from his uniquely insightful perspective, including chronicling as it happened the creation of works in Nauman's studio in Galisteo, New Mexico, and the organization, installation and reception of his exhibitions
Label
Bruce Nauman : the true artist, Peter Plagens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes extensive quotations from the artist's interviews and writings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Schooling the school -- The true artist -- Negative space -- American abroad -- Nauman in New York -- The dancer from the dance and the L.A. retrospective -- Upping the ante, leaving town -- Video redux -- Political art -- Horses and other animals -- The late show -- Deft in Venice -- Nauman now -- Appendices
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780714849959
Lccn
2014498158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: gray paper panels over boards covered with reproduction of a color photograph of Bruce Nauman in his studio in Galisteo, New Mexico; back cover extends to fold over front cover, creating a sewn spine on left, and a folded spine on right; title printed in black and white; endpapers are vivid turquoise, chartreuse, pink, and green. Purchase, ASUCLA, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870638846
  • ucoclc870638846
Label
Bruce Nauman : the true artist, Peter Plagens
Publication
Note
Includes extensive quotations from the artist's interviews and writings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Schooling the school -- The true artist -- Negative space -- American abroad -- Nauman in New York -- The dancer from the dance and the L.A. retrospective -- Upping the ante, leaving town -- Video redux -- Political art -- Horses and other animals -- The late show -- Deft in Venice -- Nauman now -- Appendices
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780714849959
Lccn
2014498158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: gray paper panels over boards covered with reproduction of a color photograph of Bruce Nauman in his studio in Galisteo, New Mexico; back cover extends to fold over front cover, creating a sewn spine on left, and a folded spine on right; title printed in black and white; endpapers are vivid turquoise, chartreuse, pink, and green. Purchase, ASUCLA, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870638846
  • ucoclc870638846

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