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Richard Diebenkorn
Gerald Nordland
0847823482
April 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Richard Diebenkorn is an expanded edition of Gerald Nordland's authoritative study of the painter, first published in 1987 and now reissued by Rizzoli, a leading publisher of fine-art books. Diebenkorn, who died in 1993, long ago entered the pantheon of great modernist artists. He was an early abstract expressionist, then went through a less successful stage of figural painting. Abruptly changing direction in the late 1960s, he rediscovered abstraction in an extraordinary series of grandly conceived paintings titled "Ocean Park," produced over a span of nearly 20 years. With strong vertical and diagonal constructions serving as structure for large areas of fresh, lyrical color, the elegant juxtapositions and satisfying geometry of "Ocean Park" make it his masterpiece; almost half this oversize book is devoted to the series....


Richard Diebenkorn: Figurative Works on Paper
Richard Diebenkorn
0811842185
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Collected here for the first time are rarely seen and largely unpublished figurative drawings and paintings on paper that represent a period of exploration and innovation for Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993). Perhaps the most renowned West Coast painter of the twentieth century, Diebenkorn alternated between the figurative and the abstract. These pieces, dating from roughly the mid-1950s to the late 1960s, not only display his facility with the human form but also how his famed Ocean Park paintings were influenced by these explorations. Published in conjunction with the John Berggruen Gallery, this revealing collection features 42 drawings, paintings, and gouaches. Beautifully reproduced on the page, Richard Diebenkorn: Figurative Works on Paper fills a key gap in the literature of this premier American artist. ...


Richard Diebenkorn: Figurative Works on Paper
Richard Diebenkorn
0811842193
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Collected here for the first time are rarely seen and largely unpublished figurative drawings and paintings on paper that represent a period of exploration and innovation for Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993). Perhaps the most renowned West Coast painter of the twentieth century, Diebenkorn alternated between the figurative and the abstract. These pieces, dating from roughly the mid-1950s to the late 1960s, not only display his facility with the human form but also how his famed Ocean Park paintings were influenced by these explorations. Published in conjunction with the John Berggruen Gallery, this revealing collection features 42 drawings, paintings, and gouaches. Beautifully reproduced on the page, Richard Diebenkorn: Figurative Works on Paper fills a key gap in the literature of this premier American artist. ...


Art of Richard Diebenkorn
Jane Livingston
0520212576
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
On the process of painting, American painter Richard Diebenkorn once wrote, "I want painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems ... the better." In part, he meant that the freest artistic expression was often the result of some sort of restraint. Much like Shakespeare writing within the rigorous poetic form of the sonnet, Diebenkorn found his format in the vertical, rectangular, human-size canvases that he used to paint his famed Ocean Park series, which occupied a large portion of his magnificent career and included many figurative works. This sequence consists of more than 100 paintings created primarily over the course of the 1970s. There is a tranquil, mystical quality to his works: geometric lines define fields of color evoking the tones, landscape, atmosphere, and quality of...


Art of Richard Diebenkorn
Jane Livingston
0520212584
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
On the process of painting, American painter Richard Diebenkorn once wrote, "I want painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems ... the better." In part, he meant that the freest artistic expression was often the result of some sort of restraint. Much like Shakespeare writing within the rigorous poetic form of the sonnet, Diebenkorn found his format in the vertical, rectangular, human-size canvases that he used to paint his famed Ocean Park series, which occupied a large portion of his magnificent career and included many figurative works. This sequence consists of more than 100 paintings created primarily over the course of the 1970s. There is a tranquil, mystical quality to his works: geometric lines define fields of color evoking the tones, landscape, atmosphere, and quality of...


I Could Tell You Stories
Patricia Hampl
0393047385
June 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this collection of essays, Patricia Hampl attempts to explain the lure of the memoir. It is today one of the most popular literary genres, but not long ago, readers would have been hard-pressed even to find memoir sections in their favorite bookstores. Hampl, who herself is a memoirist of note (A Romantic Education and Virgin Time) opens the book with some of her own memories. She recalls a bus trip during the Vietnam War era to visit her "draft resister" boyfriend in jail. When the bus stops along the way in a small town, she notices a large, middle-age woman passionately kissing a very handsome, much younger man, or is it the other way around? The woman boards the bus while the young man runs along outside, blowing her kisses. She takes the seat next to Hampl and says with a sigh, "I could tell you...


American Focus: The Anderson Graphic Arts Collection
Karin Breuer
0520227611
October 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The vast Anderson Collection comprises works selected between the late 1960s and the late 1990s by San Franciscans Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson with assistance from their daughter. Some of their art had been previously displayed at the headquarters of their company, the Saga Corporation, in Menlo Park, but the two shows for which these catalogs were produced will expose hundreds of pieces to a wider public, in the Bay Area and beyond. Breuer, curator of the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, presents a wide variety of graphic material screenprints, lithographs, aquatints, drypoints, woodcuts, etchings, monotype, and photogravures organized by decade. Breuer begins each section with a concise one-page overview of important artists and trends, encapsulating the explosive...


American Focus: The Anderson Graphic Arts Collection
Karin Breuer
0520227638
October 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The vast Anderson Collection comprises works selected between the late 1960s and the late 1990s by San Franciscans Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson with assistance from their daughter. Some of their art had been previously displayed at the headquarters of their company, the Saga Corporation, in Menlo Park, but the two shows for which these catalogs were produced will expose hundreds of pieces to a wider public, in the Bay Area and beyond. Breuer, curator of the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, presents a wide variety of graphic material screenprints, lithographs, aquatints, drypoints, woodcuts, etchings, monotype, and photogravures organized by decade. Breuer begins each section with a concise one-page overview of important artists and trends, encapsulating the explosive...


Bay Area Figurative Art: 1950-1965
Caroline A. Jones
0520068424
January 1990
Paperback
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David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner
"Bay Area Figurative Art could hardly hope for a better presenter and defender." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Bruce Nixon, Artweek
"Does a service to Bay Area art history." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Dennis Hopper: Paintings, Photographs, Films
Rudi Fuchs
9056621955
June 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
It may surprise many that the actor/director Dennis Hopper best known as the auteur of the 1969 counterculture anthem Easy Rider has since the 1950s been a dedicated and prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor. Hopper's identity has changed from greasy eminence to minence grise, and he has now acquired celebrity as an art-world icon. This book accompanies a retrospective held at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Included with the plentiful illustrations of the more than 100 artworks in the exhibition are an essay by critic Fuchs (contributor to monographs on Karel Appel, Peter Halley, and others) in which we get a full picture of the peripatetic lifestyle of the filmmaker-artist, and an interview by Stedelijk curator Sassen highlighting the palpable influence of Hopper's friends Richard...

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