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Figuring Jasper Johns
Fred Orton
067430117X
December 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
The author begins this challenging monograph by probing Modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Johns's importance as the modern allegorical artist in the years after Abstract Expressionism. Yet, Figuring Jasper Johns is not an essay that presumes to offer an instant interpretation. Rather, Fred Orton self-consciously constructs a "Jasper Johns" whose work is introduced and explained in three chapters, each of which addresses a specific picture or sculpture like Flag, Painted Bronze (Savarin) and Untitled 1992. These in-depth studies situate individual works in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre.Fred Orton's purpose is to get to terms with – and find terms for – a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the...


Figuring Jasper Johns
Fred Orton
0674301188
Sept 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The author begins this challenging monograph by probing Modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Johns's importance as the modern allegorical artist in the years after Abstract Expressionism. Yet, Figuring Jasper Johns is not an essay that presumes to offer an instant interpretation. Rather, Fred Orton self-consciously constructs a "Jasper Johns" whose work is introduced and explained in three chapters, each of which addresses a specific picture or sculpture like Flag, Painted Bronze (Savarin) and Untitled 1992. These in-depth studies situate individual works in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre.Fred Orton's purpose is to get to terms with – and find terms for – a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the...


Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons
Stephanie Barron
0810906120
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Avid art collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have assembled a diverse collection of work from big names in contemporary art, as revealed by this book, published in conjunction with a Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition drawn from their collections. An interview with the Broads, disclosing their approach to collecting for both investment and edification, is followed by four contextual essays by prominent curators and academics, each punctuated by extensive sections of color plates. Since the Broads collected widely in the work of Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anselm Kiefer, and many others, the writers are able to outline several strains of recent art history without straying from the collection at hand. But the essays are incidental in...


Johns Cameo
Cameo Books
0810946831
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Jasper Johns
Kirk Varnedoe
0870703927
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
In any survey of the art of the second half of this century, Jasper Johns is a central figure. This comprehensive book is the most authoritative and complete book to date on this important North American artist. This lavish volume contains 483 illustrations, including 261 in full color and four foldouts. Johns's entire oeuvre is arranged in sections corresponding to each era of his career in all media--paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. With its scholarly essays, beautiful color plate reproductions, and extensive bibliography and chronology, this book is sure to become the definitive resource on Jasper Johns. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Jasper Johnsís art unites mastery, mystery, simplicity, and contradiction. His...


Jasper Johns
Richard Francis
0896594432
Oct 1984
Hardcover
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Jasper Johns
Mark Rosenthal
0939594552
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the leading proponents of the Pop Art movement, Jasper Johns culled his source material from popular culture with a preoccupation for the enigmatic character of everyday objects, language and numeric systems. This modest volume reviews the artist's broad career via his works on paper and plastic, surveying 30 objects spanning the years 1955-2001, charting his interests, techniques and aesthetic evolution. Edited by Diana Murphy.~Essay by Mark Rosenthal.~Foreword by Louisa Stude Sarofim. Paperback, 9 x 11.75 in./80 pgs / 30 color 8 BW0 duotone 0 ~ Item D20074


Figuring Jasper Johns
Fred Orton
0948462582
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The author begins this challenging monograph by probing Modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Johns's importance as the modern allegorical artist in the years after Abstract Expressionism. Yet, Figuring Jasper Johns is not an essay that presumes to offer an instant interpretation. Rather, Fred Orton self-consciously constructs a "Jasper Johns" whose work is introduced and explained in three chapters, each of which addresses a specific picture or sculpture like Flag, Painted Bronze (Savarin) and Untitled 1992. These in-depth studies situate individual works in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre.Fred Orton's purpose is to get to terms with – and find terms for – a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the...


Jasper, Johns
Richard Francis
1558592520
Sept 1984
Paperback
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Catenary
Jasper Johns
3865211623
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
After completing the installation of his 1996 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Jasper Johns retreated to his studio in Connecticut to wipe the slate clean, beginning a body of work that was a dramatic departure from anything he had made before. The first painting in this new series included a string hanging from upper right to lower left, generating a curve called a "catenary," and this curve became the compositional backbone of the entire series. Johns produced a total of 61 paintings, drawings, and prints based on the catenary theme. The work is saturated with autobiographical references, both transparent and opaque, while it simultaneously encourages multiple layers of meaning. Sensual surfaces, fragile constructions, and formal rigor meet allusions to key moments in the history of modern art...

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